October 19 & 20, 2022

Virtual Event via Zoom Meeting

Knowledge to Action

Apply the better practice strategies to deliver next-level outcomes on every project during this 2-day intensive virtual summit.
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Classroom to Real World

Apply the in-training techniques that best fit the needs of your real-world projects.
Practical Approach

This summit is designed to provide the skills in a practical approach. 
For Your Career

Attend this event ready to learn and connect and gain insights on best practices to serve and support your next big project.

Who this summit is for:

👉🏿 Which of the following do you relate to?
  • Recently earned a credential (i.e. CAPM, PMP, CSM, PSM, SAFe, ABC, BBD, EPMD...)
  • Looking for the perfect PM job
  • Working as a PM, but feeling overwhelmed
  • Seasoned PM, but you want a refresher
  • Ready to advance your skills from a paper PMP to an on-the-job PMP by putting the skills into practice


Hi, I’m a Project Manager...

Round table panel discussion of project managers sharing their experiences as PMs in various industries.
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Documenting The Process

Let’s use the information you’ve learned throughout the day and learn best practices to document them so your projects are on "rinse and repeat."

Work Your Plan

Small group, hands-on work session where you develop a complete project plan and Gantt chart.

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Experts In the Hot Seat

Our host is an open book! Crystal has been in your shoes and is ready to spill the beans, all you have to do is ask.  And she's brought some friends along to share the hot seat!

WBS for Project Success

Learn how to create and use a WBS to communicate deliverables, responsibilities, and project scope to your team.
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The Challenge Council

If you are currently managing a project and have a burning question you’d like help on, this is the session to attend!  Let us help you brainstorm and come up with a solution.


Agile Expert Panel

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Gain inside information on the different roles in agile and discover the challenges and tips from experienced agile project managers.

Negotiation Skills

Learn the strategies you need to negotiate everything from your salary to the work conditions you need to thrive as a PM.

User Stories and Backlog Development 

Learn how to craft a good user story and understand backlog development and why it’s important to a successful agile project.

Retrospective Mixer

This interactive exercise will allow participants to practice a variety of retrospective exercises to reflect on the event.

Agile Estimating

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The power of story points teaches your team to focus on value instead of time by rewarding them based on the problems they solve.

Escape The Room

An escape room is not just any team-building activity. It is a high-pressure, deadline-driven setting that mimics an office environment.  Are you game?
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The Six-Figure PM Masterclass

This VIP session is geared towards individuals who:
  • Possess the courage and fortitude to establish and maintain healthy, realistic boundaries with self and others
  • Desire to work efficiently and effectively not just hard
  • View success based on their terms not what is trendy or popular
  • Understand that they are the CEO of their career journey

Scheduled for Tuesday, October 18 @ 7pm ET

Masterclass Presenter: Ashaki Sorrell, PMP, CSM, CSSBB

VIP ticket holders gain access (limited tickets available)

Meet Your Host

Crystal Richards, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM

Supporting public and private sector clients for 20+ years in healthcare management and project management has been an exciting challenge. Through it all, I have experienced the highs of success and the lows of stress and overwhelm.

My focus is to help overwhelmed teams improve their project management skills (traditional and agile) so they can lead projects with clarity, courage, and confidence.
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Meet our speakers

All of our panelists are highly qualified professionals, widely acknowledged in their field.

Ashaki Sorrell

I'll see you at the Six-Figure PM Masterclass on October 18th.

Laurin Stamps

I'll see you for the Experts In The Hot Seat Discussion on October 19th.

Jammal Dorsey

I'll see you for the Experts In The Hot Seat Discussion on October  19th and the Agile Experts Panel on October 20th.

Ordonna Sargeant

I'll see you for the Agile Experts Panel on October 20th.

Tareka Wheeler

I'll see you for the Hi, I'm a Project Manager Panel Discussion on October 19th.

Trinesha Longley

I'll see you for the Hi, I'm a Project Manager Panel Discussion on October 19th.

Megan Young Gamble

I'll see you for the Hi, I'm a Project Manager Panel Discussion on October 19th.

Amber Chandler

I'll see you for the Hi, I'm a Project Manager Panel Discussion on October 19th.

Ruth Pearce

I'll see you for the Experts In The Hot Seat Discussion on October 19th.

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Summit Replays

Replays and content available for a limited time.


When is the summit being held?

The Indoor Recess Summit will be held on Wednesday October 19th and Thursday, October 20th, 2022.

The masterclass will be held on the evening of Tuesday, October 18th from 7pm to 8:30pm ET

What time does the event start and end?  And are there breaks?

Virtual doors open at 8am ET for a virtual ice breaker and networking.

  • October 19th:  8:30am ET until 5:30pm ET.

  • October 20th: 8:30am ET until 4:30pm ET

  • October 18th: The VIP masterclass will start at 7pm ET.

    Breaks are built into the schedule, including a lunch break.

What is the cost of the event?

Prices range from $97 - $247.

Can I register for one day rather than two days?

Unfortunately, that option is not available.  

What if I'm in between jobs and I don't see this fitting into my budget?

Translation: "I don't see the value for where I am right now."

Friend, there is soooo much value in you being at the playground during the Indoor Recess Summit:

👉🏿 Being in between jobs is the ideal time to make this investment in yourself--great talking points for that next interview, (i.e., "during my time job searching, I made sure to upskill and attend meaningful events that would make me more marketable for future jobs..." Boom💥

👉🏿 The people who will attend may very well be a connection to your next job

👉🏿 Connection to people who are already doing the work--how cool is that?!

You may very well reap the benefits 10x over by attending the Indoor Recess Summit.

And leaders! Not sure this fits into the budget or the schedule? Check out this McKinsey & Company article on how current trends are accelerating the need to enhance the skills of your employees >>> To emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, companies should start reskilling their workforces now

Do I need to have a PMP certification to attend the event?

While this event is geared towards advanced learners, having a PMP certification (or any certification for that matter) is not required.  Credential holders get the added benefit of applying the contact hours towards their certifications.

What if I would like to attend but have a scheduling conflict?

The sessions will be recorded. General Plus and VIP All-Access event tickets gain access to replays for 6 months to watch at your leisure.

Please note: breakout sessions will not be recorded.

Does the event provide continuing education credits towards professional certifications, such as the PMP?


By attending the summit, you can earn between a minimum of 16 contact hours  up to 18.5 contact hours.

Will the event be a Zoom Meeting or Zoom Webinar?

Since the event will incorporate break-out sessions, the event will be broadcasted using the Zoom Meeting application. 

As such, this Zoom Meeting feature allows audio and any materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded and shared. Please be aware that by participating in this activity, you consent to your voice, likeness, and any materials you provide, being recorded for use and dissemination, without payment of any compensation for such use, in any language, format, or media now known or later devised, and you release MindsparQ® from any and all claims, liability, or damages arising from any such use. MindsparQ® will proceed in reliance upon such consent and release. If you do not consent to the foregoing, please do not attend the event.

Will replays be available?

General Plus and VIP All-Access event tickets gain access to replays for 6 months.

Please note: breakout sessions will not be recorded.

What is the refund policy?

The deadline to receive a refund for your registration is 3 business days before the event.

Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event.

Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail to info@themindsparq.com, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.

All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder.

Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number.

Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

If the event sponsor (that would be me, Crystal) cancels the event, registrants will be offered a full refund.
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