May Evening Event - The Re-working of “Work”- Novel & Adaptive Thinking

May 24, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Wells Fargo Learning and Event Center (Across from Concord Bart - free parking at the station after 3 PM)
1755 Grant Avenue
Concord, CA 94520


The Re-working of “Work”- Novel & Adaptive Thinking


Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think about work, what constitutes work, and the skills we will need to be productive contributors in the future, and project managers will be greatly affected.

We are on the cusp of a major transformation in our relationships with our tools. Over the next decade, new smart machines will enter offices, factories, and homes in numbers we have never seen before. They will become integral to production, teaching, combat, medicine, security, and virtually every domain of our lives.

As these machines replace humans in some tasks and augment them in others, their largest impact may be less obvious: their very presence among us will force us to confront important questions. What are humans uniquely good at? What is our comparative advantage? And what is our place alongside these machines? We will have to rethink the content of our work and our work processes in response.

The Institute for the Future has prepared a report on the future work skills needed to do this, one of which is Novel and Adaptive Thinking. Everyone can be a Novel and Adaptive Thinker. It takes mindfulness and practice and awareness of the natural gifts and deficits of the human brain. Join me for this Master Class in unlocking the secrets to this all-important future work skill for project managers, Novel, and Adaptive Thinking.


1.5 PDUs (Technical)

Event Agenda:
5:30PM – 06:00PM          Registration
6:00PM – 6:45PM            Networking, Appetizers
6:45PM – 7:00PM            Chapter Announcements
7:00PM – 8:30PM            Featured Speaker
8:30PM                           Adjorn












Cecilio Mills 

Cecilio Mills, PMP, ACP, LSSP, LEED GA,  is CEO of PMI-SFBAC, one of ten faculty members from across the globe teaching future work skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution,  Assistant Boxing Trainer at Pacific Ring Sports, and the founder of Creative Adaptive Thinking, a Project Management Solutions Design firm focusing on organizational capacity building. Including consulting for PMO development and Project Delivery, he has conducted certification training sessions for Agile, PMP, and Six Sigma for over 1,200 Project Managers throughout the US.

He’s also a former collegiate baseball player, Speech and Debate champion, has authored an Asset Management and Business Process Patent, became a Golden Gloves Champion in 2011, and in 2012 became a National Tournament - Regional Champion participating in the USA Boxing Olympic Trials. His education includes a BS in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. See Cecilio’s LinkedIn profile for more on his professional accomplishments.

Cecilio works with Soulciety Non-Profit Organization to fight against poverty and provide access to technology for youth. Each year, he does mission work taking books, computers, hygiene supplies, and shoes to help impoverished youth around the globe. His support for non-profits has spread to introducing and implementing project management practices to local communities, schools, and community-based organizations. He is proud to serve PMI SFBAC and the community of project managers everywhere and is excited to introduce to chapter members part of a master class learning how to develop proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based.


Cancellation and No-Show Policy:

If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend, please send an email to and cancel your ticket as early as possible.  All cancellations are subject to a minimum $15.00 fee if done at least 5 days before the event.  Cancellations after May 19, 2018, are subject to a full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses.




$45.00 PMI Member
$30.00 Earlybird rate before May 17

$60.00 Guest, Non-PMI member
$45.00 Earlybird rate before May 17