PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2016 June Workshop

One Day Workshop

by Heath Suddleson, PSP
of Project Leadership Academy

Monday - 06 Jun 2016 or
Tuesday - 07 Jun 2016

at SHI International Corp. - Somerset, NJ

Earn 8 PDUs

Trainer Bio


The Project Management Institute (PMI) has recognized a gap in understanding between Project Managers and overall company level or program level interdependencies. As a result, PMI now requires a minimum of 8 Professional Development Units (PDU) or 8 Contact Hours to be focused on Strategic Planning and / or Business Development. The PMBA provides 8 contact hours to satisfy both the Strategic Planning element and Business Administration element. At the completion of this course, attendees will be better able to lead teams in Strategic Planning efforts, have a positive impact on the profitability of the company, and thus demonstrate more value to the company as an employee.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a Strategic Plan
  • Contract a Strategic Plan and an Implementation Plan
  • Select the appropriate tools for Strategic Planning
  • Identify threats and opportunities during all stages of a project
  • Translate execution strategies to individual accountability
  • Reduce hidden costs to projects such as cost of working capital
  • Implement Program or Company level purchasing plans
  • Mitigate claims and litigation
  • Satisfy clients to ensure future projects
  • Position the company for higher fees on future projects
  • Leverage your project performance into job security
  • Make yourself priceless to your company



Working for some great leaders, and some horrible managers, has helped Heath realize some of the subtle nuances in attitude that can make the difference in turning a manager into a leader.  Having had the opportunity to be a manager and a leader himself, Heath had the opportunity to not only become a student of leadership, but a practitioner as well

Heath Suddleson has more than 25 years managing projects in the design and construction industry where he has led teams in managing billions of dollars worth of projects.  In these roles, Heath has served as the Contractor, the Architect / Engineer, and even represented the Owner.

He learned some of his most profound lessons by serving in volunteer leadership roles in organizations such as the American Legion, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and Toastmasters International.  In his work with Toastmasters International, Heath served roles from local clubs through many levels in the organization, even having served from 2009-2011 on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors.

Most recently, Heath worked in a corporate role for one of the world’s largest Engineering and Construction Companies developing and conducting training programs to help the next generation of Project Managers become more successful in their roles.

His bestselling book, The Attitude Check: Lessons In Leadership has become a practical field guide for leaders to harness their attitudes to increase productivity and reduce turnover in the work place.  Some organizations have incorporated his book into their standard training programs.  He has been featured in many publications on the topic of how to engage teams, including Engineering News Record and CFO Magazine.  Heath has presented to audiences all over the world who have included Bechtel Corporation, AECOM, Skanska, The Project Management Institute, The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and the Construction Specifications Institute.


Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00
Start: 8:30
Working Lunch: ~12:00
End: 4:30 (8 PDUs)


SHI International Corporation
290 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

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