Van Do PMI-OC Dinner Meeting December 2023

The Orange County chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI-OC) hosted a dynamic presentation on “Strategic Deployment with a Portfolio Overview” on December 12th, 2023 in Irvine, California. The engaging keynote was delivered by Van Do, a Planning and Business Strategy Manager at TRC Companies, Inc. with extensive experience in the energy sector.

Do kicked off her talk by providing an introduction to energy, differentiating between energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewables. She then got the audience involved through an interactive “Sustainability BINGO” networking activity where attendees found shared sustainability-related activities. 

Drawing upon her vast expertise, Do shared valuable insights and best practices for successfully launching nationwide energy programs. Her tips emphasized setting up the team for success, skillfully managing stakeholders, and ensuring a smooth transition between launch and program teams.

“Bring your best to the table. Don’t hide expert resources from your clients,” Do advised. “Help your company shine by bringing in experts who have expertise in the areas most important to the client.”

Looking ahead, Do explored the future landscape of energy, including upcoming legislation, funding opportunities, and innovative technologies shaping the industry. Her forward-looking perspective provided an inspiring vision for project managers working in energy and sustainability.

With her depth of knowledge, engaging presentation style, and real-world success stories, Do delivered a rich learning experience for PMI-OC members and guests. Attendees gained practical strategies for effective program deployment combined with a renewed passion for harnessing the power of energy in socially and environmentally responsible ways.

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