Leadership Challenge in a Pandemic - April 28, 2021
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Via Zoom
Credit: 2 Leadership PDUs
Registration fee: Complimentary
Speaker: Bill Blackburn, Academy Leadership Facilitator, US Navy Commander (retired)
To be effective, Project Managers need to lead through influence, not authority. That is not easy under the best of conditions. 2020 and the COVID 19 pandemic threw us all into a crisis and a world of uncertainty! No one knows when it will end. No one knows what the world will look like then. And no one knows the personal impact/hardships we may have to endure personally for ourselves and/or our families. How do you lead under those circumstances???
This practical, action-oriented presentation/discussion will concentrate on three areas of focus any leader can bring to their day-to-day routines that will better enable them to keep their team(s) engaged, motivated and less stressed.
We will look at how Clear Expectations, Communication and Empathy can enable you and your team to deal more effectively with uncertainty, stress and delivering your desired results.
Upon completion, attendee will be able to:
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Networking
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Speaker Presentation and Q&A
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Breakout Boxes
What organizations do you admire? Fear? What makes them special? Companies like Amazon, UPS, Netflix, and Spotify differentiate themselves with “lean and mean” IT solution delivery. They typically do not use a canned agile method or framework. Rather, they have figured out ways of working to streamline their business, take advantage of market opportunities, and adapt quicker than their competitors. This is what real business agility means. In this talk, Mark Lines, co-creator of Disciplined Agile shows how the DA toolkit can accelerate your value delivery and free you from “methods prison” while doing so.
PDU's: 1.5 Technical
Mark Lines is Vice President, Disciplined Agile at the Project Management Institute (PMI) . He is co-creator of the Disciplined Agile toolkit with Scott W. Ambler and co-author of several books on Disciplined Agile (DA). Mark has over 25 years of experience helping organizations around the world to be successful with project delivery using Agile, Lean, Traditional, and Hybrid approaches. He has a record of successfully transforming entire organizations to business agility so that they can rapidly and continuously deliver value to their customers and other stakeholders. Mark is a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences worldwide. You can follow him on Twitter via @mark_lines
Key Learning Objectives:
For PMI NEO Members, register using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kc--vqj8pE9CmjTO8yl1wRLtsCetpQkZp
For non-members, register here: https://pmicvc.org/calendar?eventId=7402
You cannot manage a project to success; you must lead a project to success. Over the past 40 years, as project management tools and methodologies have evolved into a proscriptive “discipline,” we have become overly focused on project administration, training and certifying project managers in their ability to report on the easily quantifiable metrics of schedule and cost. Projects are not about things; projects are about people. This presentation describes the critical responsibilities of the project manager in leading the team through vision, motivation, communication, action, focus and tenacity, i.e., leadership. The key question is: how do you acquire/develop project leaders?
Earn 1.5 PDU in Business and Strategic Management
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
PMINEO has a Women in Project Management Book Club and all are welcome! The next book we will be reading is The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman on May 12h via Zoom.
About The Book:
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People
Dramatically improve workplace relationships simply by learning your coworkers’ language of appreciation.
PDUs Available: Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of leadership – we estimate up to six hours of reading, which converts to up to 6 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.
Join your colleagues via Zoom for several enlightening hours of learning at our annual Professional Development Day. We have arranged for engaging guest speakers to present a variety of topics, giving you up to 5 PDUs! You can register for all presentations or just the evening session. We are also offering a virtual social hour for some professional networking. (You’ll have to provide your own drinks and snacks – we will provide the trivia!)
Joint event with PMI Central Virginia Chapter (PMICVC)
1. Identify and apply Design Thinking techniques for improving benefits realization and project success
2. Describe the benefits of incorporating design methodologies on projects for organizational understanding and buy-in
3. Illustrate multiple design-thinking tools that could benefit current or future projects
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
11/4/21 International Project Management Day (save the date)