Project YOU:  Managing Your Career as a Project Professional

    Each workshop will last approximately an hour and a half, allowing participants to attend breakout sessions. Each workshop is first-come, first-served regarding attendance.

     


     Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Track: Charting Your Course

    Triangle: Strategy

    Location: Room 201

    Implementing a Successful Job Search in the Digital Age
    Welcome to the digital age: the era of electronic resumes, LinkedIn, and online job boards. There’s software to scan LinkedIn for likely candidates and to vet every resume that’s submitted. How can you possibly stand out when everyone is put through the same tiresome process? The good news is, when you understand the system, you can make it work for you – instead of against you. Discover how to revolutionize your resume and leverage your professional brand to stand out on LinkedIn to maximize your candidacy for future prospects.
     

    Erin Urban LSSBB, CPDC

    Erin Urban LSSBB, CPDC – is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, certified career growth and leadership development coach with a decade of mentoring and coaching successful professional transformations. Erin has an extensive background in leading individual, cultural and organizational change initiatives. She is an experienced trainer, speaker, and author. Erin serves on the Board of the Houston Lean Six Sigma Professionals (HLSSP), as well as an active member of various professional organizations including PMI (Project Management Institute), ASQ (American Society of Quality), NSA (National Speakers Association) and ICF (International Coach Federation).


    Monday, June 3, 2019 - 2:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

    Track: 

    Triangle: Strategic

    Location: Ballroom

    The Strategic Mindset - For Your Organization, Your Career and Your Life

    Strategic planning is now a part of the PMI’s Talent Triangle - now identified as a critical component to our current and future roles.   However, reading and hearing is one thing but how many of us are in a position to practice strategic planning and execution?  ALL OF US. 

    This session will show us how strategic planning is key to our success at work but, as well, to our careers and our lives.   We will learn how to create a solid plan for any of the three legs and we will leave with the start to our own Professional Strategic Plans.

    Key Outcomes:

    • Education on strategic planning and execution
    • Inspiration on applying this important knowledge and skill to all here legs of our own lives
    • Key takeaways to encourage us to think about applying all of this to our jobs, our careers, and our lives.
     

    David Barrett

    David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 5 books and education advisor. 

    He specializes in helping people and organizations Manage the Uncertainty by creating healthy projects and strategies.

    David’s career includes the creation and directing of conference business, training company, software development firm, speaker bureau, and most recently a TED-style event series for project professionals across North America.

    And most importantly for all of us, he is one of us. He has been a member of the PMI since 1995.


    Track: Sharpening Your Edge

    Triangle: Leadership

    Location: Room 201

    Building Trust and Credibility Through Your Personal Leadership Philosophy
    Project teams want their leaders to act according to a clear set of principles and to be consistent in their actions. Consistency and predictability create two important elements that are the foundation of any successful relationship between the leader and the team: Trust and Credibility. Successful project managers (leaders) take the time to write their Leadership Philosophy and communicate it by living it passionately every day.
     

    Kenneth Smith

    Ken Smith is a distinguished graduate from the United States Military Academy class of 1996, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He left the Army as a Major after 12 years as an Infantry officer, including two combat tours. His assignments included the 82nd Airborne and 25th Infantry Divisions. Ken earned the Bronze Star Medal during his service in Iraq and is a Ranger School graduate. He holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Ken lives his passion transforming good managers into inspirational leaders. He merges 

    theoretical knowledge with real-world experiences to deliver a unique leadership development experience. He is especially skilled at developing introverts and technical individuals after spending 9 years leading engineering teams in the oil and gas industry. Academy Leadership, a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, is a veteran-owned leadership development team that works with the heads of organizations who experience frustration with aspects of their leadership team’s performance. This could be communication challenges, low motivation, or lack of accountability or difficulty resolving conflict. We develop leaders who deliver results.


    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Track: 

    Triangle: Leadership

    Location: Room 201

    Essential Communication Skills for All Project Managers

    Managers and leaders at all levels of our organizations need to be great communicators. In fact, poor communication skills are one of the top factors that can hold you back from a senior promotion within your organization.

    Project managers and project leaders need to be great communicators. Stakeholders, customers, team members, senior management teams, sponsors and more all require a special and unique touch and approach to the way we communicate with them.

    This workshop will allow us to fine-tune our communication skills in all areas of our professional and even personal lives.

    We will look at best practices within:

    • Presenting
    • Selling and influencing
    • Writing
    • Storytelling
    • Connecting with People
    • Listening skills
    • And more


    As well, we will revisit some of the tools that we should all be using on a regular basis to communicate within our project environments (just as a reminder as to how important they are):

    • the communications plan
    • the stakeholder analysis
    • the team charter
     

    David Barrett

    David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 5 books and education advisor. 

    He specializes in helping people and organizations Manage the Uncertainty by creating healthy projects and strategies.

    David’s career includes the creation and directing of conference business, training company, software development firm, speaker bureau, and most recently a TED-style event series for project professionals across North America.

    And most importantly for all of us, he is one of us. He has been a member of the PMI since 1995.


    Track: 

    Triangle: Leadership

    Location: Ballroom

    A Deeper Dive Into the 5 Components of Extraordinary Teams

    During this workshop, Lee will take a deeper dive into the concepts presented during his keynote on the same subject, 5 Components of Extraordinary Teams.

    Specifically, he will share best practices for:

    • Encouraging team members to make personal sacrifices to achieve broader organizational goals
    • Creating a culture that encourages open, honest, and respectful communication
    • Leveraging times of adversity and uncertainty to build stronger relationships

     

    This interactive workshop will be the perfect time to ask questions on how to apply the 5 Components to your organization.

     

    Lee Rubin

    Lee Rubin is an emerging voice. His unique ability to understand and articulate winning principles with tremendous clarity and practical application makes him a highly sought after speaker and teacher. Lee is a frequent speaker and panelist at corporations and professional association conferences throughout the country.

    Professionally, Lee has been a Human Resources professional with Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries for nearly 15 years. 

    He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications, with a minor in Business from Penn State University. Rubin received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Nittany Lions under the leadership of legendary coach, Joe Paterno.

    Lee not only emerged as a three-year starting free safety, but he also became a captain of the team. His academic and athletic success has provided a tremendous opportunity to understand and communicate winning strategies and principles.

    Lee was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Central New Jersey. Lee and his lovely wife, Carmen, have been blessed with two beautiful daughters.