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Virtual Professional Development Workshop: Moving to Mastery

Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

Join us for our upcoming Advantage Program event, in partnership with PMI Oklahoma City, for Virtual Professional Development Workshop: Moving to Mastery. Two back-to-back presentations are featured in this event are Managing Change as a Project Manager, with Jacqueline Dennis, and Emotional Intelligence in a Digital World, with Roy Brewer.

Both presentations are hosted on Zoom.

Managing Change as a Project Manager

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

This one-hour webinar will provide you with a quick overview of the key elements of organizational and people change management.

Change happens – and as project managers, we are considered the change agents. Project managers need to understand it and manage it as an integral part of their projects. Without appropriate change management, projects may produce the specified product, service, or result within the constraints of cost, schedule, and quality – but not the expected business results. The true success of a project is not only measured at the end of the project, but also at the end of its life cycle when the business case can be validated. This webinar will provide you with a quick overview of some of the key elements of organizational and people change management.

Benefits:

  • Understanding change management will provide you with the following benefits:
  • Knowing when and to what degree to include change management in your project
  • The ability to communicate its urgency and need – and have sponsors include it in the project budget
  • Finding and assigning competent change management experts on your projects
  • Creating an environment that will be more receptive to the coming change
  • Ensuring impactful communication strategies are in place that address all areas at risk
  • The recognition as the project manager with the reputation of being able to draw deep business results

What You Will Learn:

In this one-hour webinar, you will learn to:
  • Assess the size and impact of change
  • Understand the phases of change
  • Identify the six risk factors of change
  • Earn the commitment of change sponsor
  • Identify the model for communication for effective change
This talk is presented by Jacqueline Dennis. She is a Project Management Professional with experience that encompasses technical, instructional, and soft science skill sets. Her technical experience spans across multiple industries, i.e., education, software, technology, and telecommunications, which includes research and development, as well as managing projects, programs in an Information Technology (IT) project portfolio for a state government authority.

Emotional Intelligence in a Digital World

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

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?

What You Will Learn:

In this one-hour webinar, you will learn 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

This talk is presented by Roy Brewer. Roy is a Project, Program and Portfolio Management senior trainer and consultant with over thirty years of practical performance and extensive successful management experience. His project management, information technology, business analysis, organizational development, and strong leadership experiences highlight these skills obtained working with a variety of industries on complex projects. Roy has also outstanding communication, leadership, and presentation skills.

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