Our Speakers 2018
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1/16/2018 - Chapter Meeting Keynote
Decoding bias: recognize - change - act
This presentation puts a spotlight on the recent trends to address bias in the workplace and how companies leverage neuroscience to mitigate it. Participants will explore types of bias and how it is processed in the brain. Participants will build a simple, personalized mitigation strategy that will proactively establish a plan to address a bias when it occurs and enable thoughtful decision making.
1/16/2018 - Chapter Meeting Education
Organizational Forgetting: Why Planning for Forgetting is Important to Adoption
PM and L&D professionals often think about training and adoption of new materials through the acquisition of new knowledge. One of the biggest barriers to adoption is the historical and tribal knowledge in companies that keep bad habits alive and slows adoption of new tools and processes. Intentional forgetting is a component of successful implementations and a key component to managing change.
2/20/2017 - Chapter Meeting Keynote
Conflict Courage: Leading to Resolution
If you are like most leaders you experience aversion to the messiness of interpersonal conflict. This presentation will boost your confidence and provide skills so you can wade in and successfully manage disputes. You’ll learn how people become entangled and how you can help them become productive and collegial.
2/20/2018 - Chapter Meeting Education
Organizational Change Management
All projects are establishing a level of organizational change to occur; it is inevitable. Millennials celebrate it while other generations despise it. However, at the end of the day, a strategic change management process will assist any organization to adapt to changing client, vendor, employee and community expectations...
2/21/2018 - Workshop
The Psychology, Art and Science of Gathering Business Requirements
Project management methodologies work “on paper” and “in theory,” unfortunately, they generally fail once people are added to the mix. The focus on the psychology, art, and science of gathering business requirements is the major contributor to project success where success is defined as being on time, within scope, and at or below budget.
3/20/2018 - Chapter Meeting Keynote and Education
Keynote: Project Everest: Essential Steps for Successful Projects
Education: Age of Agile: Embracing an Agile Mentality
Alan’s dynamic presentation focuses on developing leaders and strengthening project teams by reinforcing the professional development and project management skills that are essential for success in any project. It highlights the processes, tools and project stages that are involved in planning and executing difficult projects by using the challenge of Everest as an example of such a project.
3/23/2018 - Workshop
Project Everest: Agile Strategies in Leadership and Time Management
Throughout this interactive workshop, participants will explore various elements of agility and related agile methodologies in leadership and time management from a unique perspective that encourages innovative thinking and application of project management techniques. It is built around a world record that Alan Mallory and three members of his immediate family set on Mount Everest in 2008 and is based on a hybrid approach to agile which combines agile practices with traditional waterfall methodologies.