PMI-MC Member Appreciation Training Symposium
June 21st, 2017 at the Marriott Gaithersburg


 

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:20 AM - 3:20 PM (check-in onsite by 7:15 am)
Location:  Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center (free parking)
9751 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Education Credit: 7 PDUs (3 Strategy, 2 Leadership, 2 Technical)
Cost:
 FREE for PMI-MC Chapter members only; $150 for non-members
Materials: Please bring a pen/pencil. Some worksheets/handouts will be provided for interactive exercises.
Added Bonus: See session description below for additional free items provided by the speakers for those who attend their sessions.  
Note: Refreshments and Lunch not provided (local dining within walking distance http://www.riowashingtonian.com/; map: http://www.riowashingtonian.com/stores)   

Agenda
6:30-7:15 am Onsite table check-in (confirm registration and attendance)
7:15 am Welcome/Intro
​7:20-9:35 am Speaker 1: Lee Lambert, “Project Management - Just Another Job??”
​9:35-9:45 am Break (10 minutes) 
9:45 am-12:00 pm Speaker 2: Shelley Row, “Go with Your Gut: Effective Decision-Making in an Over-Thinking World”
12:00-1:00 pm LUNCH (1 hour)
1:00​-​3:15​ pm Speaker 3: Arnold Sanow, “Get Along Better with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere ... Build Rapport, Relationships and Connect”
3:15 pm-3:20 pm Closing Remarks​

Sold out within a week (registration closed). For questions, contact
vpeducation@pmimontgomerycountymd.org.

 


Session 1
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
JUST ANOTHER JOB??
featuring Lee Lambert


Are you passionate about PM?  Do you find yourself looking forward to getting to your job every day?  Does the boss have to remind you that it is time to go home? During vacation does your mind frequently wander to thoughts of how to overcome challenges on your project(s)?  Do you have fun at work each day?
If the answer to these questions is NO project management may simply be a JOB to you.  You KNOW it is just a job when the first thing you think of when you awake each day is: “How many sick days do I have left?”
Join Lee R. Lambert and learn how to morph your JOB into a satisfying and successful CAREER!  The power of project management is sublime.  The importance of the Project Manager’s role all too often goes unrecognized!  The PM is the “Git R Dun” person.  The PM is the conductor of a diverse orchestra of individual contributors whose role is to work together to make beautiful “music”.  The PM has fingers on the pulse of the project and understands how the health of the project impacts the organization’s ability to achieve its strategic objectives.  The information that lives in the project management process is the thread that holds everything together and enables meaningful and productive decisions to be made at all levels!  The project manager owns the information-using it to achieve results rests squarely on the PM’s shoulders.  It’s a big JOB.  Can you handle it?
You will leave this presentation understanding just how important you are and how the personal and professional contributions you make are vital.  You will begin to see how satisfying it can be to execute the role of PM as it was intended to be.  You will find yourself enjoying your work and looking forward to the next opportunity to “Git R Dun”!  The conversion from JOB to Career will have begun!

Lee R. Lambert, PMP, PMI Fellow                                                                                 CEO Lambert Consulting Group
Lee R. Lambert has logged 50+ years of project management experience and is considered one of the world’s thought leaders on project management methods and how they can be utilized to create and sustain value added Leadership and Collaboration capabilities.   He is one of only 70 in the world to receive the honor of PMI Fellow. He is a Past President of the Central Ohio PMI and was one of the Founders of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.  His book, Project Management-The CommonSense Approach, is a best seller in the field.
As VP of Staff and Organizational Development for the Project Management Division of Battelle Memorial Institute (the largest contract research organization in the world) he was responsible for creating and implementing a Leadership Development program focused on improved performance for project managers and supporting functional/line managers.
During his decades of platform training Mr. Lambert has provided learning opportunities to more than 50,000 professionals in 23 countries.  He is regularly called upon to provide Keynote presentations on Leadership, Communications and other Project Management topics.  Before his years at Battelle, Mr. Lambert was a project management evangelist at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and General Electric.


 

Session 2
Go with Your Gut:
Effective Decision-Making in an Over-Thinking World
featuring Shelley Row


At Session 2: If you attend and signup for Shelley’s newsletter, you will get her free video series on “Avoiding the Leadership Pitfalls of Over-thinking”. Shelley will have her book “Think Less Live More: Lessons from a Recovering Over -Thinker” for sale afterwards. 
Is valuable time wasted searching for just one more piece of information? Do you ever hear, “This is taking w-a-y too long?”
You face tough decisions every day as projects and programs become more complex and clients become more demanding. Think about it…whether strategy, staffing, projects, programs, customers or clients, your ability to make effective decisions determines your organization’s success and your professional achievement. Shelley’s interviews with 77 executives combined with neuroscience and her own executive and engineering experience show that the most effective decision-making comes from the skilled balance of cognition and intuition. Today, research in brain science transforms intuition from woo-woo into practical. Learn to stop over-thinking it; manage knee-jerk reactions and enable aha-moments.  Plus, as an added benefit, sign up for Shelley’s five-part video series on overcoming the pitfalls of over-thinking.  Find out more about Shelley’s work at www.shelleyrow.com.  Shelley’s book, Think Less Live More: Lessons from a Recovering Over-Thinker, is available through Amazon.

Shelley Row, P.E., MBA Leadership Decision-Making Expert … and Recovering Over-Thinker
A professional engineer and former executive, Shelley Row, P.E., is a leadership decision-making expert…and recovering over-thinker. She works with executives and organizations to make insightful decisions using their infotuition® - the intersection of business pragmatics, gut feel and neuroscience.  She is an author, speaker and consultant. Learn more at www.shelleyrow.com.    50 words

A professional engineer and former executive, Shelley Row, P.E. is a leadership decision-making expert…and recovering over-thinker. Today, she speaks and writes on infotuition® - the intersection of business pragmatics and gut feel. Shelley's work combines results from interviews with 77 executives, and neuroscience to bring this powerful skill to you.  She is the author of Think Less, Live More. Lessons from a Recovering Over-Thinker. Learn more at www.shelleyrow.com and follow her on Twitter @ShelleyRow.   75 words

A professional engineer and former executive, Shelley Row, P.E. is a leadership decision-making expert…and recovering over-thinker. Today, she speaks and writes on infotuition® - the intersection of business pragmatics and gut feel. Shelley's work combines her executive experience, results from interviews with 77 executives, and neuroscience to bring this powerful skill to you.  Her work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, HuffPost Business and Smartblog on Leadership. She studied with the NeuroLeadership Institute and is the author of Think Less, Live More. Lessons from a Recovering Over-Thinker. Learn more at www.shelleyrow.com and follow her on Twitter @ShelleyRow.   98 words

A professional engineer and former senior executive, Shelley Row, P.E. is a leadership decision-making expert…and a recovering over-thinker. Today, she speaks and writes on infotuition® - the intersection of business pragmatics and gut feel. Making decisions in today's complex, uncertain environment requires both cognition and intuition and just the right balance between thinking and feeling.   Shelley's work combines her executive experience, results from personal interviews with 77 leaders, and neuroscience to bring this powerful skill to you.  Her work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, HuffPost Business and Smartblog on Leadership. She studied with the NeuroLeadership Institute, is certified with the International Coach Federation and Business DNA Behavior Assessment, and is the incoming President of the National Speakers Association Washington, DC chapter. She is the author of four books including her latest, Think Less, Live More. Lessons from a Recovering Over-Thinker. Learn more about Shelley’s work at www.shelleyrow.com and follow her on Twitter @ShelleyRow.


 

Session 3
Get Along Better with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere…
Build Rapport, Relationships and Connect
featuring Arnold Sanow


At Session 3: Autographed copies of Arnold’s book, “Get Along with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere” will be available for purchase. He will also have his “Get Along” memory card decks for sale as well as his book, “Present with Power, Punch and Pizzazz”. Plus …. All participants who sign up for Arnold’s Free 2 minute tips ezine will also get a FREE PDF electronic copy of his “Get Along” book.  You must attend to receive this offer.
Theodore Roosevelt stated, “The single most important ingredient in the formula for success both personally and professionally is knowing how to get along and connect with others.”
Creating enduring connections with others is a life-long endeavor. Good relationships are vital to our well-being and make a big difference in our effectiveness with customers, co-workers, family and friends. Arnold Sanow, co-author of “Get Along with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere … 8 keys to creating enduring connections with customers, co-workers – even kids” will share tips tools and solutions to build instant rapport, relationships and connect with customers, employees, co-workers and stakeholders
Good interpersonal skills and building positive connections with both colleagues and customers are the foundation for everything we do. In fact, according to a study by Harvard and Stanford University only 15% of your success in life in reference to building trust, influencing others, ensuring cooperation and getting more done will be due to your technical skills and 85% will depend on your communication, emotional intelligence, people skills and your ability to get along.
No matter how well people get along, even a slight improvement in communication, understanding others and people skills can greatly enhance productivity, effectiveness, client relationships and contribute to a positive work environment.

Furthermore, in this economy everyone is doing more with less --- Fact is that there will always be more to do than can be done by one person ---- And in fast pace world ---- working relationships and communication suffer and the “niceties” get lost.
A cooperative spirit cultivates a culture that brings out the best in people and performance, keeping everyone, energized and productive.  When we work well together, everything works better at work, and that carries into contacts with customers, co-workers, family and friends.
Specifically, you will learn:

  • How to SOFTEN your image to make yourself more approachable, likeable and trustworthy

  • Communication crushers that destroy relationships

  • 3 keys to building enduring relationships

  • What is empathy and how to express it.

  • How to eliminate misunderstandings that derail relationships

  • The #1 way to immediately boost your likeability quotient

  • 6 ways to get everyone singing your praises

  • 10 top acts of rudeness and how to avoid them

  • And More …

Arnold Sanow, MBA, CSP, the author of "Get Along with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere ... 8 keys to creating enduring connections with customers, co-workers - even kids", "Present with Power, Punch and Pizzazz" and five other books has delivered over 2,500 keynotes,workshops and facilitations to over 500 different types of companies, associations and governmental organizations.

He was recently named by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of the top 5 “best bang for the buck” speakers in the USA. In addition, he is an executive coach to leaders, a frequent commentator in the media (ABC world morning news, CBS evening news, USA Today, Wall Street Journal) and is a former adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Arnold emphasizes getting along, interpersonal relationships and communication because of the fact that 90% of the problems he has seen in working with companies and organizations is the result of communication breakdowns such as miscommunication, mistrust, misunderstanding or misinformation. His keynotes, workshops and training sessions focus on creating a more positive, productive and profitable organization.
For more information on Arnold go to www.arnoldsanow.comspeaker@arnoldsanow.com

Sold out within a week (registration closed). For questions, contact
vpeducation@pmimontgomerycountymd.org.


Resources

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