Speaker

Spencer Horn, M.S., CTPC, CSP

Time: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

PMI Talent Triangle: Power Skills (1 PDU)

MORNING KEYNOTE

Lead With Impact!

Begin to be the leader your teams deserve

Description

Lead With Impact! is about helping you match your good intentions to your actual impact so you can begin to be the leader your teams deserve. There is often a gap between your good intentions and your impact. We will discuss why that happens and how you can close this gap. Then you can create the conditions of psychological safety needed to help your team members engage and perform at a higher level. It will help you solve challenges you face every day. You will achieve your goals more successfully. The Neuroscience of Effective Leadership has less to do with skill, education, and intelligence, and more to do with the ability to think clearly under pressure, manage and motivate people effectively, and to change your approach as necessary. It is dependent on your emotional intelligence! This topic provides you with the skills to recognize how emotions drive behaviors, the difficulty in managing your emotions, and the emotions of those around you. Gain tools to manage interpretation of information and review appropriate levels of reaction. As a leader, you will become more aware of your unconscious behaviors and learn to effectively manage your emotions to make conscious decisions for better outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how Emotional Intelligence impacts your leadership effectiveness.

  • Recognize the cycle of how emotions drive behaviors and build habits.

  • Gain tools to build awareness of how you behave in moments of tension and the impact of that behavior on achieving our goals.

Biography

Spencer Horn is an engaging corporate speaker, high performance team whisperer, executive leadership savant, conflict advocate, and an accountability evangelist. He is currently the President of Altium Leadership and has been speaking and presenting at international conferences and corporate events since 2009. He consistently receives top ratings and favorite speaker reviews by attendees and organizers.

Corporations, Companies, and Businesses internationally look to Spencer as an enthusiastic, insightful source for counsel and advice on developing productive and focused corporate cultures. Spencer is able to draw upon his 26 years of executive experience to reenergize seasoned and emerging professionals and increase organizational effectiveness. He inspires change, to develop: a powerful culture, effective communication, high performing teams and engagement.

He is a co-author of the "Speakers on Life" anthology "The Power of the Platform" along with Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Brian Tracy and more.

SPEAKER

CAROL BOWSER

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

PMI Talent Triangle: Power Skills (1 PDU)

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

What No One Told You About Workplace Communication, but Everyone Expects You to Know.

Description

Successful communication at work involves more than making an effort to be a better listener. Success depends on the other person being able to hear and understand what you are trying to get across -without being loud or rude. However, the most common barrier to successful communication at work is a difference in styles of communication.

This program is interactive using small group chats, breakout rooms, interactive exercises, and self-assessment questions.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the 3 prevalent communication styles and how those styles can cause conflict
  • Discover your own preferred communication style
  • Articulate how to manage your stress response during difficult conversations
  • Leverage your communication style for success at work
  • Learn tactics and language to respond without getting sucked into someone else's drama

Biography

In Process.

Speaker

To Be Announced

Time: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

PMI Talent Triangle: Ways of Working (1 PDU)

Presentations Round 1: Track 1 – Ways of Working

Brainstorming - Tools and Techniques for Idea Development

Description

Brainstorming is a commonly used method to generate ideas. There are tools and techniques that businesses use to drive improvement and new product introduction (NPI) initiatives. In this session, we look at a variety of brainstorming techniques that can add value to the idea development process. The speaker will address what is really meant by brainstorming and the deliverables expected from the perspectives of:

  • Senior management
  • Functional managers
  • Project managers
  • Session facilitators

This session will also touch on the various methods of delivery for brainstorming, including the use of social media and the advent of tools such as chat rooms. The session itself is intended as an introduction to the philosophy and approach to running effective ideagenerating workshops and may require some additional follow-up work from participants in applying the tools and techniques demonstrated.

Learning Objectives

You will gain a better understanding of various types of brainstorming techniques and how they apply to businesses with the following benefits:

  • Clear understanding of different types of brainstorming tools
  • How to get the most out of the various techniques
  • Determining the differences between the various tools offered
  • The key attributes of a brainstorming process

Biography

In Process.

Speaker

Lee Lambert

Time: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

PMI Talent Triangle: Power Skills (1 PDU)

Presentations Round 1: Track 2 – Power Skills

Value Add Leadership: If you don't know where you're going any road will get you there!

Description

Leadership is like a FREE lunch.  If it is fresh and has all of the best ingredients you will be thankful and hope for more FREE lunches in your future.  If it isn’t you will still eat it and take the risk of getting sick from your FREE lunch. Project  Leadership is much the same.  Do it right and everybody wins.  Do it wrong and the project may fail.

This presentation will examine the fundamentals of Servant Leadership and illustrate why this concept has often been the difference between project success and miserable failure.  Servant Leadership is about letting go.  Trusting your resources to make good decisions and execute the work each resource has been assigned.

Lee became a project manager five decades ago when his engineering supervisor saw something in him and suggested, “Lee, you should get into project management.  A good project manager doesn’t DO work, he/she gets work done through others”!  Well, he was right.   Truth be known, I haven’t worked a day since the 60s and have delivered dozens of projects ahead of schedule and under budget.  I did not “do” any of the work on these projects, but I learned the secret to Servant Leadership and the power it brings to those project managers who develop this special skill.

This presentation will expose some of the self improvement “instruments” that have been developed to help project managers develop these powerful Servant Leadership capabilities.  Lee will use “real world” examples from his career to confirm the power of the process that enabled him to take on multiple projects with a consistent high level of on-time productivity and never miss a beat.  He will show how the Tuckman Model, Situational Leadership Model and the Strength Deployment Inventory (to name a few) made his success possible.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this presentation a person should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of Servant Leadership
  • Identify their personal leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Conduct a personal self-assessment of leadership characteristics
  • Apply the concepts for individual contributors on the project team

Biography

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. Lee 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.

At 37 years old Lee was named VP of Staff and Organizational Development for one of the world’s largest contract research organizations where 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 as VP, Mr. Lambert was a project management evangelist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and General Electric.

Speaker

To Be Announced

Time: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

PMI Talent Triangle: Business Acumen (1 PDU)

Presentations Round 1: Track 3 – Business Acumen

Emotional Intelligence in a Digital World

Description

As our lives become increasingly digital, we’re getting more adept at skimming and sampling huge volumes of information… while doing something else at the same time. We live in a state of continuous partial attention, with unlimited amounts of data always at our fingertips. But as we train our brains to switch tasks and scan, we’re rapidly losing our ability to concentrate, contemplate, and truly connect with others. Research shows that trust, empathy, and attunement are critical components of high-performing teams. So how do we build these values and skills (which are central to Emotional Intelligence) when so many of our relationships are mediated by screens and devices?

Learning Objectives

After this one-hour session, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize how our use of technology contributes to cognitive overload
  • Articulate what research suggests about how information addiction may lead to structural and functional changes in regions of the brain
  • Identify physiological changes they can make to improve focus and attention
  • Outline a three-pronged approach for building Emotional Intelligence
  • List concrete ways to mitigate “virtual distance” on teams

Biography

In Process.

SPEAKER

To Be Announced

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PMI Talent Triangle: Ways of Working (1 PDU)

Presentations Round 2: Track 1 – Ways of Working

Exploring the “3rd Alternative” in Negotiation

Description

In development.

Learning Objectives

After this one-hour session, learners will be able to:

  • In development.

Biography

In development.

SPEAKERS

Janina Oestreich Rachelle Jennings

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PMI Talent Triangle: Power Skills (1 PDU)

Presentations Round 2: Track 2 – Power Skills

Integrating multiple disciplines for better outcomes

Description

In development.

Learning Objectives

This one-hour session will teach you:

  • How Lean and CM principles work together for more robust problem solving
  • About some templates that will help you guide staff to utilize multiple disciplines
  • How to utilize these tools in a virtual environment

Biography

Janina Oestreich is the Planning and Performance Manager for Washington’s Division of Child Support.

She provides consultation in the use of tools and techniques to improve processes and report outcomes.

She has 25+ years of experience in project management and leadership roles working with both State

and Federal programs. Janina is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Prosci change practitioner.

She has developed and managed a Lean Green Belt Certification Program since 2016.

Rachelle Jennings is a Management Analyst 5 for Washington’s Division of Child Support. She provides Lean process improvement consultation supporting the Division’s continuous improvement efforts. She has been practicing Lean since 2012 and currently helps manage DCS’s Green Belt Certification program. Rachelle is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Prosci certified change practitioner.

SPEAKER

To Be Announced

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PMI Talent Triangle: Business Acumen (1 PDU)

Presentations Round 2: Track 3 – Business Acumen

Emerging trends in PMO Governance

Description

This presentation discusses emerging trends in PMO governance and addresses three domains: the Portfolio Management Office, Program Management Office and Project Management Office. Benefits - After attending this webinar, participants will improve their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of PMO governance and what it takes to ensure that PMO governance is successful.

Learning Objectives

This one-hour session will address:

  • Sponsorship for PMO governance
  • The role of the project team in PMO governance
  • The function of the steering committee
  • Organizational culture and the PMO
  • Launching the PMO
  • Re-branding the PMO
  • Terminating PMO governance.

Biography

In development.

SPEAKER

Betty Lochner

Time: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

PMI Talent Triangle: Ways of Working (1 PDU)

Presentations Round 3: Track 1 – Ways of Working

Workplace Communications: Tips & Tools for Better Relationships at Work

Description

Learning new skills, habits, and methods to help become a more confident and effective communicator at work. Learn your strengths and gaps, listening skills, challenging conversations, and putting skills into action.

Learning Objectives

Effective Communication Objectives include:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Active Listening
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Communicating with Confidence and Clarity

Biography

Communication coach, HR and small business consultant, and proud host of an annual women’s summit. I’ll help you develop practical communication skills to power your performance in your role as an employee, supervisor, and colleague.

An author and expert in corporate communication, human resources (nationally certified SPHR, certified Performance Coach and Master of Education in Counseling). Goal is to inspire confidence and empower individuals to become more skilled and confident communicators and business leaders.

I’m a wife to a musician, mom to two exceptional adult children, and a proud Nana of five grandbabies, with one more on the way.

SPEAKER

Mei Lin, PMP, ACP, PBA

Time: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

PMI Talent Triangle: Power Skills (1 PDU)

Presentations Round 3: Track 2 – Power Skills

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Description

In development.

Learning Objectives

After this one-hour session, learners will be able to:

  • In development.

Biography

By day, Mei connects Project teams to deliver value. By heart, she fuels positivity and kindness to inspire leaders to do more and serve.

Mei Lin is an innovative, growth-oriented, and multilingual Program Leader with green thumbs at home. Mei is a continuous improvement enthusiast and a lifelong learner. Mei was born and raised in Taiwan, where she received dual bachelor's degrees in Law and Social Work from National Taipei University. In 2008 emigrated to the United States and attended Texas A&M University-Commerce and earned an MBA. As a project manager and President of the Dallas Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Mei is a servant leader who builds collaborative teams while focusing on delivering value for organizations.

Mei builds empowered and collaborative teams that focus on delivering on-time, on-budget, and value for the organization. The worst nightmare is to have a project manager who only focuses on the triple constraints (time, budget, and scope) but disregards the overall value.

She strives to understand the needs of the business and team members first, then to be understood. Learning how to listen is a fun journey for everyone. If you are looking for a person with a high spiritual quotient, you have found her.

Author of “Mommy is a Project Manager”.

SPEAKER

Jessica Mobbs

Time: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

PMI Talent Triangle: Business Acumen (1 PDU)

Presentations Round 3: Track 3 – Business Acumen

Mentorship

Description

In development.

Learning Objectives

This one-hour session will help attendees:

  • learn how to Lead and support continuous improvement projects to further strategic initiatives and eliminate waste in processes through effective mentoring
  • learn how to Plan, develop, and administer training programs (including Leadership Development and Mentorship Programs)

Biography

Jessica Mobbs is a passionate, values-based leader who loves problem solving and finding creative solutions. I see organizations from a systems perspective, and I believe in empowering people at all levels of an organization to make positive changes in the work they do every day.

Her experience includes:

  • 13 years - teaching, training, and facilitating a variety of subjects to various audiences.
  • 6 years - leading process improvement projects of varying complexity and scale.
  • 6 years - managing change and organizational development efforts.
  • 5 years - executing risk management functions.