Event Information

2020 February 5th Chapter Dinner Meeting


February 05, 2020 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Marriott Newport News | 740 Town Center Dr.
Newport News, VA 23606

Presentation: How to set and achieve effective goals!

Our presentor John W. Mullins will lead us in a conversation around setting and acheiving effective goals!  He will focus on:
  • the process of creating SMARTer goals how to achieve them
  • share strategies on staying focused on the goal and not the plan
  • share the 5 most common mistakes when setting goals.

Speaker Bio

John W. Mullins is a proven leader and is passionate about coaching leaders. As a professional coach, John uses his knowledge and experience to encourage, empower, and equip leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs to maximize their potential. John began studying leadership early in his career, which launched him on a path where he now coaches, speaks and trains leaders on how to better engage and equip their workforce.

Whether it’s coaching a client one on one or training a team, he helps them understand their beliefs and values so they can identify what’s holding them back. This allows them to move through barriers, become more successful, and have less stress as they create and deploy an authentic growth plan and develop better team synergy.

John began his leadership journey by enlisting in the United States Coast Guard. It was in the USCG where John started studying leadership and began to understand how leadership always starts with self-first. Having now served over 20 years, John still serves in the Coast Guard Reserves as an intel officer. John holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a focus in Coaching and Mentoring from Regent University.  

John currently lives in Virginia Beach, VA where he launched his own Leadership coaching and mentoring company, JWM-Coaching, LLC in 2018. John previously worked in Washington D.C. with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration in their Office of Strategic planning and workforce development where he created leadership development strategies and facilitated team-building workshops and offsites to improve the growth of the agency’s senior and emerging leader development programs.

Parking & Meeting Room Location

Use the parking garage off Pearl Way or Complimentary parking is located off Town Center Drive.  The meeting will be located in the conference area of the Marriott.  


Marriott Newport News Meeting Rooms


Join us for an evening of learning, networking and socializing on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020.  Register before January 31st at 5:00 PM to avoid a $10 late registration fee.

Event check-in and the cash bar opens at 5:30 PM with time to network with colleagues and learn about one another in our regional professional organization.

Dinner Service

A plated dinner will begin between 6:15 and 6:30 PM with some brief chapter business and introductions. Menu: entree, starch and vegetable, salad, bread and dessert.  Coffee, tea and water.

Please Note: Vegetarian and special meals due to dietary restrictions will be available upon request by noting your preference in the Special Instructions and Comments block when registering.  These special meals cannot be guaranteed if member or guest does not register at least one week prior to the meeting.

Registration & Refunds

Registration will close February 3rd.  Late registration begins after 5:00 p.m., the Friday before the event.  

*** Due to contracts with hotels and conference centers and the requirement to provide advanced notice on the number of attendees so they can order the correct amount of food, once you have registered, there will be no refunds. ***

PDUs & Reporting 

Members can self-report via http://ccrs.pmi.org.  Please use PDU Claim Code: C124X0Y299 to record your attendance.


We look forward to seeing you there!



$30.00 Member Registration
$40.00 after 5:00 pm January 31

$40.00 Non-Member Registration
$50.00 after 5:00 pm January 31