PMI Northeast Wisconsin Chapter

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PMI-NEW February Monthly Event


Recent studies in cognitive neuroscience have reinforced the understanding that culture is an invisible lens, influencing all of our choices, attitudes, behaviors, and assumptions. Meanwhile, diversity can either be seen as a great benefit to creativity and strength to be nurtured, or a minefield to be avoided. Join us for our February Monthly event as we hear from Dr. Cooper Wakefield on the topic of culture awareness and it's impact on our world and our work.



This presentation demonstrates the following:
•  A lack of cultural self-awareness is normal but precarious
•  A lack of cultural awareness inhibits communication processes
•  Cultural training can increase self-cultural and other-cultural awareness
•  Cultural awareness can lead to significant benefits in interpersonal and workplace relationships
•  The IDI, a tool for assessing and improving an individual's or organization's cultural competence, provides functional data to increase cultural competence

Learning Objectives:
• Awareness of the consequences of culture in today’s world
• How our brain hides cultural concepts from us
• How we can increase cultural awareness to improve communication

We hope to see you there!

Cost: $25.00 for onsite  $15.00 for webcast

 Onsite Registration     Webcast Registration

Date: February 11, 2020


Badger State Brewing
990 Tony Canadeo Run
Green Bay, WI 54304

Onsite Dinner Schedule:

5:30 PM -Arrival/Networking/Orientation
6:00 PM -Dinner
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing

Webcast Schedule:

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

PDUs: 1.0


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More about Cooper Wakefield
Dr. Wakefield is a skilled facilitator and trainer, with a passion for developing intercultural competence. For more than twenty years, he has lived, researched and taught intercultural communication. He recognizes each audience and person and adapts his teaching to meet unique needs. Cooper connects with audiences through metaphor, story, film, games, and surprise to engage, disarm, and inspire. He is adept at explaining abstract principles with relatable examples, to promote integration of concepts. He has trained and debriefed hundreds of people using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), coaching their evolution of intercultural awareness and competence.
Cooper currently teaches at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He obtained his doctoral degree in intercultural communication from the University of Kansas. He formerly taught at the University of Kansas, Shanghai International Studies University, and the University of Illinois. Cooper lived, studied, and taught in Asia for ten years, where he learned Mandarin Chinese.
Dr. Wakefield lives with his wife and two children in Oshkosh, WI. Besides being in the classroom, he is happiest convincing his family to help in his garden.

Get Connected! A PMI-NEW Networking Event

APanelPMI-NEW is holding a Networking Event on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at The Appleton Beer Factory. The Networking Event will run from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The table talk will begin at 7:00 pm. 

Connect with your peers and leaders! Share your professional experiences and advice, find a mentor, make new friends or connect with your tribe. The evening will be full of networking opportunities and engaging table topics facilitated by our chapter leaders. Vote for your top five table topics on our website!

Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Cost: $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members.

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Date: January 14, 2019


Appleton Beer Factory
603 W College Ave
Appleton, WI 54914


6:00 PM -Arrival/Networking
7:00 PM -Table discussions begin
8:00 PM -Closing

PDUs: 1.0

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The Fallacy of Multitasking: Improving Personal & Professional Productivity

APanelIn this fast-moving society, it has become a trend to constantly juggle between multiple tasks. The fact that technology allows for quick communication makes multitasking so easy that we at times don’t even realize we are multitasking. It has become almost second nature for us. Attend our November Chapter Event to understand how multitasking impacts both our personal and professional lives.

Join us this November as we learn about how multitasking impacts both our personal and professional lives from our own chapter members, Kate Milani and Nila Vaishnav.


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Business Intelligence for Project Managers


As businesses become more data-driven, they generally want to use their data for faster decision-making and business process improvement. Modern data analysis and business intelligence (BI) involve integrating data from disparate sources, and harnessing it for analysis & decision making usually with the aid of an enterprise data warehouse (EDW). An EDW is the foundation for BI needed to support timely reports and supply various analytics applications with trusted, integrated data.

Join us this October as we learn about EDW from guest speaker Rakesh Kaushika, a local professor with hands-on experience using EDW and putting data to work. 


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Headshot-JPGRegistration is open for the 2019 PMI-Northeastern Wisconsin Annual Chapter Meeting at the Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Timber Rattlers!

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In our society, where we are inundated by non-sensical rules that go unquestioned, we are driven to stay stuck in crazy! Join Cheri Neal as she challenges our limiting beliefs and offers a new paradigm that allows you to design the life you wouldn’t even give yourself permission to dream of. Her entertaining presentation is filled with real-world experience and strategy for creating the kind of life that is measurably better than what you’ve ever imagined. Through a guided exercise, you will reflect on your own self-leadership, as well as the 'rules' that hold us back from living optimal lives. Through her entertaining stories, Cheri will lead us through her clever, 4-step process for fulfilling whatever you wish for and show us how outcomes-focused thinking can help you achieve the life you want. the tools to move from crazy to crazy good!

In addition to Cheri's presentation, PMI-NEW Chapter President, Patrick Liebmann, will present a recap of the previous year and a preview of the 2019-2020 event schedule. We will also recognize our hard-working volunteers and celebrate our 2018-2019 accomplishments. You won't want to miss this!

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Journey to Agile: A Panel Discussion

APanelMany organizations are moving toward Agile methods and mindsets to allow teams to increase the speed in which they can deliver client needs. While the potential rewards are great, the transition to Agile can be plagued with obstacles if not effectively managed.

At our April chapter meeting, a 3-member panel from local companies will answer questions and share information about their company’s transition from traditional projects to adaptive customer-centered Agile processes. Our panel members represent Kimberly-Clark, Genex Cooperative, and Skyline Technologies. And our session will be moderated by a member of the PMI-NEW chapter from Thrivent Financial.

Attendees will learn about the approaches taken at these companies to launch Agile within their organizations, how the organizations structured their “Agile offices”, and the challenges and greatest successes experienced by these organizations. We will take questions from the meeting attendees, time permitting.

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sfowlerShari Fowler on Change Management 

Feel free to contact Shari Fowler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have follow-up questions regarding her Change Management presentation or would like more information about any of the slides/content that was shared.

You are investing a lot of financial and political capital in your project or strategic initiative. If its success depends heavily on people changing the way they work, think or behave, then you need effective change management to get the results you want. Simply launching a new technology, product or strategy does not ensure that people will adopt and utilize it quickly and effectively.

Even smart, seasoned leaders struggle with how to lead their people to change the way they work and smoothly integrate strategic initiatives into daily operations. Research shows that about 80% of projects fail, even with perfectly executed project management delivering on time and on budget. That happens largely because leaders do not equip their people for change. Maven combines the science of research-based methodologies and the art of influence with road-tested experience to equip your people and maximize your ROI.

This presentation explains organizational change management, its necessity and its value. It provides an introduction to popular change management methodologies, and guidance on how to assess whether or not OCM is necessary for a project's success. The presentation also explains the ideal work alignment and collaboration model between a change manager and a project manager, and how to select a qualified change manager.
Register now to join us for the PMI-NEW March monthly meeting at Liberty Hall.

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