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Build Trusting and Engaging Teams
April 13, 2021
 

Sponsored by PMI-NEW & PMI Madison/South Central Wisconsin

TeamworkTeams function best when the people on the team trust each other. When you trust each other, real work gets done.

Learn how to: get the right people on your team, lead them to trust early, and engage them sooner and more effectively. In this interactive session, we’ll go beyond traditional “ice-breakers” and have you prepped with tools for your toolkit you can start using immediately!

After attending this webinar you will be able to:

  • Use the 7 Rs of communicating in uncertain times
  • Employ the 3 Steps to Get to Trust Quickly
  • Learn the value of Reap, Deep, and Keep -- a model for high-performing teams

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Cost: $10.00

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:45 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Roger WolkoffRoger Wolkoff

Roger is a motivational speaker who helps you tap into your strengths and potential so you can get out of your way and get more done. He speaks about the power of connecting, gratitude, and appreciation. He delivers stories, ideas, and keys to unlock what’s already inside you. Roger has over 20 years of expert interpersonal communication and team-building experience.

His core messages center around trust, communication, and emotional intelligence. He helps leaders and high-performing teams communicate with clarity, conviction, and positive intent. He is an avid believer in Clifton’s Strength Finder and everything surrounding positivity. Roger is an expert in emotional intelligence, communication, and building positive relationships.

Roger lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Anne. He loves to travel, bike, and read science fiction. He is a big fan of baseball, pinball, and all things Tesla.

 

Speaker Website: https://www.rogerwolkoff.com/

 

 

Complaint Free Business - Complaining is costing your business money!
March 9, 2021

 

78% of employees report wasting 4.5 hours every week listening to coworkers complain. Not only that, 1 out of every 10 employees quit their job due to complaining coworkers. When businesses talk about employee retention, complaining plays a huge role. Complaining keeps employees focused on the problem instead of working towards solutions. It also has the potential to create a toxic work environment. I bet you can think of at least ONE coworker right now that is a chronic complainer who can find a problem with every solution!

Project Managers, their teams, and other stakeholders deal with hundreds of complaints on a daily basis — complaining coworkers, complaining customers, and don't forget family and friends too! Becoming complaint-free has been proven to make us all happier people! And happier people = happier, more productive employees. Everyone will leave inspired, mindful of their own complaints, and motivated to approach complaining customers and co-workers with new, simple, and effective strategies. To help keep everyone accountable, you will also be introduced to the 21 Day Complaint Free Challenge. This will last long after your conference is over and everyone will start to see changes in both their personal and professional lives!

Download the presentation here

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Logon/Arrival
6:45 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Networking Sessions Begin
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Wendy BabcockWendy Babcock

In 2006 Wendy left an abusive marriage and set out on a new journey to discover who she was. Along her path, she found her passion for speaking and teamed up with Will Bowen to help share his vision of A Complaint Free World. As the only active Certified Complaint Free Trainer in the world, Wendy loves to bring humor to everyday examples of complaining. She has since been appointed the Director of Certified Complaint Free Trainers.

 

Speaker Website: https://www.wendybabcock.com/

 

 
 

Vendor Management: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
February 9, 2021

 

Vendor ManagementVendors, whether they provide contractors, code, or construction material, make or break your project. It starts by creating a good relationship, contract, and statement of work. It requires constant communication, clarification, change orders, and follow-up. You need trust, but you also a good dose of pessimism—always confirming your vendors are on track.

This session covers:

  • How to set up a good relationship with a vendor with contracts and SOWs
  • Overcoming challenges that will inevitably arise
  • What happens when you don’t address issues promptly and have to go to court

We will explore international and domestic examples from dealing with staff augmentation to sub-component delivery. Come and learn how to make vendor management easier.

 Click here to see the presentation deck!

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Logon/Arrival
6:45 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Networking Sessions Begin
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Todd Williams

Todd Williams. A strong comprehensive strategic foundation coupled with operational excellence allows companies to build the capabilities to thrive. Todd Williams brings this foundation to your organization. His goal is to improve how companies implement their strategic plans. Utilizing nearly thirty years of experience, he helps companies turn their vision into value. By following the mantra “Strategy, People, Process, and then Technology,” he specializes in building success-focused, project-delivery cultures, rescuing projects, and helping organizations drive business value from their strategic plans. He has worked with all sizes of companies from start-ups to multi-billion enterprises in the US, Far East, and the Middle East with experience in manufacturing, sales, electronics, healthcare, and automotive. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer doing over 40 presentations, workshops, and custom classes a year throughout the United States, Canada, and the European Union. As an expert witness and the author of two books—Filling Execution Gaps: How Executives and Project Managers turn Strategy into Successful Projects (2017) and Rescue the Problem Project, A Complete Guide to Managing, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure (2010) he has helped set the standard for how organizations can run projects successfully.

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Introduction to the PMBOK® Guide - Seventh Edition
PMI-NEW December Monthly Event

 

Didn't get a chance to join us for this event?  Check out the link to the recorded session here! https://youtu.be/QexwgKSwLm8

1.0 Technical PDU - PDU Claim Code: C281J4A7I7 for self-reporting. If you attended the live event, we will report your PDU if you included your PMI number.

 

 

PMBOK-7th-EditionFor years, the PMBOK® Guide has been the go-to resource for helping practitioners use best practices to deliver value on the job. With the next edition in development now, we invite you to join us for an overview of the draft content planned for the seventh edition which is planned to be released in early 2021.

 

We will discuss:

  • How the development team is working to make sure the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition remains relevant
  • The changes in structure and where to find information
  • The intent to ensure the next edition helps you get the job done and deliver value no matter the type of delivery approach (predictive, adaptive, or hybrid)

 

 

 

 

 

Cost: FREE

 Webcast Registration 

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:40 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

 

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Steve Blais

Dr. Marvin Nelson. Marvin is known for his passionate pursuit of operational excellence and strategic growth. He is currently a product specialist for PMI standards. In his time with PMI, Marvin has led strategic initiatives exploring and operationalizing new focus areas of practice related to project, program, and portfolio management. Marvin has been on staff with PMI since 2013. Prior to joining PMI, Marvin served as SVP, Strategic Initiatives at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers. Marvin holds a BA in organizational management, an MBA from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA, and DBA from Wilmington University.

 

 

 

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Speed Networking
January 12, 2021

 

NetworkingLast year’s PMI-NEW Networking Event was a huge success. So we are doing it again! PMI-NEW is holding a virtual “Speed Networking” event on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The activities will start at 6:45pm and end at 8:00pm. Breakout networking sessions will begin at 7:00pm.

Speed Networking is designed to breakout attendees into smaller groups multiple times during the event to share their thoughts and discuss topics presented for each breakout session. Attendees can share wisdom and experiences, as well as ask questions of the others in their breakout session. The topics will be varied, from lessons learned and new tools & techniques to continuing education and the value of certifications. Each breakout session will be a random mix of different participants. Something for everyone!

Feel free to enjoy a beverage of choice (optional) while you participate in this fun and interactive session!

 

Cost: FREE

 Registration 

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Logon/Arrival
6:45 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Networking Sessions Begin
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

 Registration 

 
 

Digital Transformation in Organizations
PMI-NEW November Monthly Event

Digital Transformation

Many organizations throughout the world are undergoing what is being called a "digital transformation". Many are being forced to take this rather disruptive step because of circumstances that exist in the workplace today. As project managers, faced with an Agile Transformation as well as a Digital Transformation, perhaps at the same time, how are we going to deal with all the ramifications of transformation and still have successful projects? What are the basic elements of a digital transformation, and what are the primary challenges and obstacles to overcome to achieve success? This webinar will look at Digital Transformation from project managers' perspective.

 

 Learning Objectives:

  • Technologies of digital transformation
  • The driving forces behind digital transformation 
  • What's different about a digital transformation project
  • Some practices to follow to increase the chances of a digital transformation project success

 

View/Download the presentation here

 

Cost: FREE

 Webcast Registration

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:40 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

 

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Steve Blais

Steve Blais, PMP, PMI-PBA, is an author, consultant, teacher and coach who has over 50 years’ experience in Information Technologies working as a programmer, project manager, business analyst, system analyst, general manager, and quality assurance analyst (AKA tester). He has also been in an executive position for several start-up companies. He has consulted on digital transformation efforts in Singapore, Dubai, and the US. He is a regular contributor to Business Analysis Times. Modern Analyst, and other publications, He has presented the keynote addresses at business analyst conferences (2019), PMI PacRim Conference in Tokyo (2012), PMI South America in Sao Paolo (2011), IPMA European Conference (2013) and other conferences around the world. He is the author of Business Analysis: Best Practices for Success (John Wiley, 2011) and co-author of Business Analysis for Practitioners: a Practice Guide (PMI, 2014) and a member of the core team for the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge, V3 (IIBA, 2015). His new book on the future of business analysis will be coming out next year.

 

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Panel Discussion: Project Approval Processes 
PMI-NEW October Monthly Event

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Formal approval processes enable an organization to make conscious decisions about the projects that will be executed and to allocate an appropriate level of funding to complete the work. Every company follows a different process and uses a different governance model to oversee the process.

 

At our October chapter meeting, a 3-member panel from local companies will answer questions and share information about their company’s project approval processes, and our session will be moderated by a member of our PMI-NEW chapter who will share perspectives from their experience.

 

 This presentation will demonstrate the following:

●processes and governance bodies utilized to review, approve and monitor projects within these organizations
●criteria applied to the project approval process
●benefits and challenges experienced

We will take questions from the meeting attendees, time permitting.

Last year’s Panel Discussion proved very popular and we expect this Panel Discussion to
be as well! Hope to see you there!

 

Cost: $15.00 

 Webcast Registration

Date: October 13, 2020

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:40 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

 

More about our panel:

Kell Lisa picLisa Kell has been the PMO Manager at AriensCo for the past year. In this role, she's responsible for building out the Portfolio, Project & Change Management Processes. Lisa draws on many years of experience building out PMOs as well as managing IT, Merge/Acquisition, and Strategic Development programs in the distribution and manufacturing industries. Throughout her career, she's worked in small, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 corporations in varying levels of Project Management Maturity. She built a PMO from scratch at a mid-sized organization, developing a Corporate Prioritization and Project Management Practice. She also worked in a Fortune 500 company as a Portfolio Manager in the IT PMO, moving to the Strategic Program Development to determine the feasibility of new strategies and build Playbooks for national deployments. Lisa believes that continuous feedback loops provide insight into future improvements.

 

Bishop Sherry pic

Sherry Bishop is the Senior Project Manager for the U.S. Oil division of U.S. Venture with over 20 years of experience in leading IT development teams at Kimberly Clark and Silver Star Brands, and over 10 years implementing Agile practices at Silver Star Brands and U.S. Venture. She is currently responsible for directing the agile process within the U.S. Oil division and is the U.S. Oil liaison for corporate-wide projects. At U.S. Venture, she is an original member of the Enterprise Project Management team responsible for implementing corporate project management practices. She is a project/scrum manager and Business Analyst mentor, agile coach, and recently co-founded the newly formed Agile Community of Practice within the organization.

 

 

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 Pat Sinnott has over 20 years of experience as a project, program and portfolio manager working in multiple industries, currently in Insurance with Northwinds Technology in Stevens Point. Pat assisted executive management to reduce a project portfolio of over 600 projects to a system that is more manageable and visual, implementing a project intake and approval process to do the right projects at the right time. Pat also developed a prioritization process to align and weigh individual projects in relation to organizational strategic objectives and is currently working with Lean analysts to improve the project intake process, understand the communication channels throughout the process, understand feature request definitions and levels, and understand the roadmap at the corporate level and how it connects with other prioritization avenues.

 

  

Moderator:

Mary Abraham

 Mary Abraham, Portfolio Leader (Retired), has 35 years of experience in system development and project and portfolio management. Through her years at Thrivent Financial she prepared for the approval of dozens of projects through multiple project approval processes, as well as facilitated the project approval process and meetings. In her Portfolio Leader role, Mary worked with multiple project managers and project teams to assure their project approval requests were thorough and accurate. Mary has a BBA in Management Computer Systems from UW-Whitewater, and is a founding member of the PMI-NEW chapter. Mary looks forward to moderating this panel.

  

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Influence without Positional Power (Authority)
PMI-NEW September Monthly Event

Influencer

Influence is a critical leadership skill required to achieve organizational objectives and successfully execute projects. Influencing without positional power can be challenging. This interactive session will provide tools and techniques to improve your influencing skills to increase the success of your projects and initiatives.

 In this session you will:

●Locate the “soft spots” in your organization to determine where to influence for greatest impact
●Understand the multidimensional aspects of the positions in your organization
●Align initiatives/projects to organizational strategy
●Finding your stakeholder sponsor through intrinsic motivation

 *All meeting registrants receive a free office-in-a-box*

PMI-NEW Annual Meeting 2020.pdf

Influence without Authority - Handout.pdf

 

 

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Cost: $15.00

 Webcast Registration 

Date: September 8, 2020

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:40 PM -Annual Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

 

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Dr. Lorinda Lewis

Dr. Lorinda Lewis is a scholar-practitioner, established in a wide variety of disciplines and areas of business. She has a passion for leading and developing others. She has accumulated her perspective through an unusual career trajectory that includes her experiences as a retired Air Force logistician, a continuous improvement and P&L executive of a Fortune 500 company, an adjunct professor at universities, and as a pro bono continuous improvement coach for Collective Impact Initiatives with not-for-profit agencies. She is a prominent public speaker and published academician who can translate complex ideas into relatable stories to inspire audiences of all levels. As a public speaker, she is in high demand internationally at academic and industry conferences as well as corporate leadership events. As an ICF & CCA certified executive coach, she facilitates classes, events and offers one-on-one professional development training and mentoring in public and private workshops. She is certificated to administer the Kirton Adaption-Innovation (KAI) Inventory, illuminating cognitive problem-solving styles. She is a licensed facilitator of Celemi Business Simulation Workshops, improving team member engagement and business acumen. As an adjunct faculty member at universities, she teaches business and leadership courses including organization development, lean, change management, coaching and mentoring for business, marketing, and global business strategy.


Lorinda has earned a Ph.D. in Business from Northcentral University and a DBA in Quality Systems from American Meridian University.

 

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