PMI Global 2017 - Education sessions
The education sessions for this year's PMI Global conference (late October in Chicago) are broken into competency tracks. Going in (before reading session descriptions), my highest level of interest is in the first two tracks.
Analyzing and process improvement: Include adapative and agile project management methodologies, which are more significant based upon the increased integration of agile methods into PMBOK sixth edition. There are sessions comparing Agile with more traditional, PMBOK-based methodologies.
Communication and teamwork: Focusing on the soft skills that are so critical to project manager effectiveness and project success. There are a number of sessions focused on effectively leading remote/virtual teams.
Decision Making and Problem Solving; This track seems like a bit of a mix, but it includes Lessons Learned sessions on projects such as the 2016 Louisiana Flood.
Enhancing PM skills: General presentations, including development of PM skills, including agile, and advocating for project management ("When the Organization Thinks They’re Running Too Fast to use Project Management").
Influencing business strategy: There are at least sessions in this track on PMOs and on managing sponsors and stakeholders.