PMI-MC Spring Member Appreciation Training Symposium

Date/Time: Friday, June 7th , 2018, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (check-in onsite by 8:55 am)
Location:   Montgomery College Germantown Campus – 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown MD 20876
(Parking Lot 4 closest; other lots available). Click here for Directions & Campus Map (free event parking in white line spaces; printable event parking permit will be provided to registrants)
Parking Permit sent to all registered attendees via e-mail
Education Credit: 7 PDUs (Talent Triangle Breakdown: 3.0 Technical Project Management, 2.0 Leadership, 2.0 Strategic and Business Management)

Mr. Carl Pritchard presents "Communicating UP!"
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Training Synopsis: All too often, we establish communications styles and processes that seem to be "one size fits all". Nothing could be further from the truth. In dealing with management, steering committees and other critical project stakeholders, while the messages must be consistent, the approaches we use, the data sets we share, and the styles we deploy need to be adaptive in terms of the audiences and stakeholders addressed. In this hands-on day, you'll get the opportunity to learn how to distill your message down to its core elements, create a common vision, and engage an audience quickly and effectively.
The course will touch briefly on the fundamentals of communications, moving quickly into the notions of creating community, expending communications capital, and establishing the crucial 30-second "elevator speech" moment. World Renowned Project Risk Management expert Mr. Carl Pritchard will share 10 tactics to create a higher level of audience engagement and the criticality of closing the deal. He'll also highlight five ways to commit suicide by PowerPoint and graphics strategies that keep the message clean and clear.

Cost: FREE for PMI-MC Chapter members only; $150 for non-members
Materials: Please bring note taking materials 
Note: Breakfast & Lunch will not be provided  

8:00 AM: Volunteer Call to action - Setup
8:30 AM: Registration open (bring your own coffee/drink)
9:00 AM: Welcome (Charlie Geis, Chapter President; Arun Kumar, VP Education; Steve Greenfield, Montgomery College Dean of Business, Information Technology and Safety)
9:15-11:30 AM: AM Training Session - Carl Pritchard
11:30 AM: PMI-MC Education Announcements & Raffle
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM: Lunch (See below guidance)
1:00-3:15 PM: PM Training Session - Carl Pritchard
3:15 PM: Break
3:30 PM: PM Training Session Wrap-Up - Carl Pritchard
5:00 PM: Chapter closing announcements



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