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Chapter Meeting


Important Note: If you are a PMI member from another chapter, please register as a non-chapter member for this event and self-report your PDU credit. 

Registration will be closed 3 hours before event starts. Meeting link will be sent out before start time to the email address entered at time of registration. 


We will open at 5:20 pm to give attendees a walkthrough of the tool, and networking sessions start at 5:30.

5:30 – 6:00 pm

Message from our Chapter President and Chapter updates.

6:00 – 7:00 pm

(1 PDU Leadership)

Brilliance of Resilience: Cultivating Mental Fitness with Positive Intelligence

The burnout crisis is real, and the numbers are staggering. 23% of employees are chronically burned out, and 47% more are headed in that direction (and those stats are prior to 2020!). The stresses of our personal and professional lives often overlap one other, causing the pressure to multiply. So how do you keep yourself healthy and moving forward when times are tough? Answer: Cultivate Mental Fitness to better navigate the stress, frustration, and unhappiness that we all experience as part of life. This open, honest, and funny program looks at how to recognize your internal “Saboteurs” (thoughts and habits that generate negative emotion).

Once you’re aware of the Saboteur behaviors, you become empowered to intentionally leverage your “Sage” mind skills such as empathy, curiosity, and innovation. Embracing the Sage give you increased mental flexibility and the ability to choose resilience and growth over burnout and frustration in the face of challenge. Reflection, discussion, and interactive storytelling are used to learn the tools and skills for creating psychologically safe spaces that support resilience in our teams and ourselves.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the relationship of challenge, resilience, and growth
  • Identify specific signs that Saboteurs are impacting thoughts and behavior
  • Learn pattern interrupts to break Saboteur habits and switch to Sage skills
  • Apply a story-based tool to intentionally discern benefits that have come from past challenges

Key Takeaway: It’s easy to get caught up in the negative impacts of the challenges we experience. Learning a tool to shift the relationship with challenging events empowers people to be happier and more effective both personally and professionally.



Jacy Imilkowski PMP, CPCC, ACC. CLL 

Jacy Imilkowski (just think “I-milk-cows-on-skis”), is a speaker and certified coach that helps high-empathy professionals beat the burnout that comes from overserving others while underserving themselves. A self-admitted communication nerd, Jacy specializes in the neuroscience of conversation and positive habit formation for business and personal growth.

Jacy has spent 20+ years as a team leader, speaker, trainer, and coach, including 10 years with a Fortune 50 healthcare account. She’s also an adjunct instructor on communication, coaching, and leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her career she’s developed and delivered hundreds of learning sessions to individuals and organizations, including:

  • Mayo Clinic Health Systems
  • Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College
  • University of WI Continuing Education
  • The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Division of Long-Term Care
  • Professional associations for healthcare, project management, talent development, and more

Jacy is a certified Project Management Professional®, Myers-Briggs® administrator, Co-Active® coach, and Laughter Leader. She’s also a Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Practitioner, Positive Intelligence® practitioner, and holds a Certificate of Patient Experience Leadership. She also gave her first TEDx Talk, “What’s Your Rhubarb Pie? How Trauma Impacts Choice” in August 2019.

Recognized as one of 2018's 40 Under 40 young professionals in Madison, WI, Jacy truly lives her values of building personal and professional communities. When not working she enjoys volunteering as a Speakers Academy Dean for the National Speakers Association-Wisconsin chapter and a foster home for Greyhound Pets of America. She loves her dog, and probably loves your dog too.




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Type of category: Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: May 25th, 2021

Hour: 17:30 to 19:00

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00