PMI New Hampshire Chapter

PMI-NH President's Choice July Chapter meeting: The Impact of Diversity on Project Management

PMI-NH President's Choice July Chapter meeting: The Impact of Diversity on Project Management

PMI-NH President's Choice July Chapter meeting: The Impact of Diversity on Project Management

July 20, 2022 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Please join us for our In person President's Choice Meeting at  Murphy's Taproom and Carriage House Bedford, NH 


James McKim

James McKim, PMP, ITIL 

The Impact of Diversity on Project Management


Category of the PMI talent triangle: Leadership



Organizations today are faced with ever-evolving, ever more demanding and diverse customers.  And Project Managers are tasked with driving efforts that meet those evolving needs. How can you help your organization keep up with and even gain get ahead of those changing needs? 

Studies from leading research firms such as the Harvard Business Review, Kforce, Boston Consulting Group, McKenzie, and Clear Company as well as notable figures such as Dianne Crampton of the United Nations recognized TIGERS series to former Soviet Leader Mikael Gorbachov to Producer Director Noman Lear point to one real answer to this question – diversity in your employees.  But what does that mean for Project Managers? This session will explore that question and others.



At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • describe what diversity truly is and why it is so important;

  • understand why we fail to engage the people who could make our projects successful;

  • identify ways to help your projects and organization perform better by leveraging diversity.



James T. McKim is Founder and Managing Partner of Organizational Ignition, a management consulting firm. He is a sought-after consultant, facilitator, speaker, and author of the bestselling book The Diversity Factor: Igniting Superior Organizational Performance. Over his 35+ year career, he has helped small and large organizations, for-profit and non-profit, spark efficiency and growth through the aligning of people, process, and technology. 

Mr. McKim is known nationally for his current focus on organizational and individual performance through diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). He is recognized by industry watchers such as Atd, Brandon Hall, Bersin Associates, Axelos, and PMI for his dedication to creating win-win situations between organizations and their employees. In addition to founding two companies, he has held or worked with senior leadership roles at organizations such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Fidelity, Dartmouth Hitchcock, and the Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education in defining and executing strategic plans with an eye toward organizational performance. 

Believing strongly in giving back to the community, Mr. McKim has facilitated startup and growth of statewide organizations such as the Economic Vitality New Hampshire and the Software Association of New Hampshire. He serves, currently on several Boards playing leading roles as Chair of the NH PBS Finance Committee, Chair of the Episcopal Church’s National Executive Council Committee Anti-Racism, and President of the Manchester NAACP. 

Mr. McKim lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire with his wife Nancy where he is an avid tennis player, cross-country skier, and digs singing vocals in the jazz band The Episcocats. 


Contact Info






Murphy's Taproom and Carriage House

393 State Rte 101, Bedford, NH 03110


Cost: Member $20, Non-Member $25

PDUs: 2

Event Properties

Event Date 07-20-2022 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-20-2022 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-14-2022
Cut off date 07-20-2022
Individual Price Non-Member
Fixed group price $25.00
No. of Leadership PDUs 2
Location Murphy's Taproom & Carriage House
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Monthly Food Drive for NH Food Bank

Bring an item to donate to the NH Food BANK to the Chapter Meeting.

Due to COVID-19 the New Hampshire Food Bank is requesting cash donations only.  Please click the image below to make a donation.

New Hampshire Food Bank requests non-perishable shelf stable foods. ie

  • Canned Soups
  • Pastas
  • Cereals
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Other non-perishable items - Cash or check made payable to NH Food Bank

If you are interested in volunteering collecting, delivering, and/or sorting, contact Communications.

Since February the Chapter collects donations at  each Chapter Meeting and drops them off at the NH Food Bank. The items are then distributed throughout the New Hampshire area.  Thank you for supporting this activity.

Professional Photographer

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