August 2017 Lunch & Learn

August 16, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Any Baby Can
6207 Sheridan Ave,
Austin, TX 78723

PMI Austin’s initiative of teaming up with local charities to host our Lunch and Learns is going well. If you know of any new charities to highlight, please email our Lunch and Learn Committee Chair, Heather Summers at

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Time: noon – 1:00 pm (1 hour, 1 Leadership PDU)

Location: Any Baby Can, 6207 Sheridan Ave, Austin, TX 78723

PARKING: Any Baby Can is located in the UFCU building so please follow the signs regarding parking.

Registration* $15 (Price includes lunch and your pdu credit) Lunch will be provided. Online payment only, no payments will be accepted at the event.

Learning from Failure

Our lives require us to make decisions and take action at an unprecedented rate. We do our best, but often find difficulties in translating our intentions into reality or fail at achieving our expectations.

What if we could increase our ability to bounce back from situations of failure? Can we mature our emotions so as to process failure more freely? Can we fundamentally learn from failure, and come back stronger to achieve our goals?

This presentation will challenge you to do just that. In this session, you'll learn about:

  •          Failure and learning and how they relate
  •          The (neuroscience behind) process of learning
  •          Applying the SCARF model to connect with and influence others
  •          The drama triangle: 3 unfavorable roles we often use when processing situations
  •          How to use cognitive reappraisal to improve your ability to connect and learn
  •          Leading change using these constructs: failure, insights, patterns, lessons, and commitments
  •          A simple process to make transformation happen, step-by-step

About The Speaker: Andre Piazza 

Andre Piazza, PMP, a five-year member of PMI Austin, is a Senior Product Manager of Consumer and Enterprise Services Marketing at Dell. Andre has shown himself as a product leader with a strong global footprint and exceptional cross-functional leadership, who has enabled multi-million new revenue streams across multi-billion portfolios in high-tech (services, wireless, cloud, consumer, enterprise, networking, storage).

In the dynamic high-tech market—where the gates to customers or decision-makers are narrower than ever—Andre has facilitated disruption and made powerful ideas happen by confidently leading marketing, sales, and development teams through the finish line. He believes in building intelligent products, creating memorable customer experiences, and translating these perceptions into user loyalty, increased profits, and lasting relationships.


About The Charity: Any Baby Can

Any Baby Can is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower families so children in Central Texas can succeed. We strengthen them and their families through education, therapy and family support services. Our services are provided through home-visitation programs, community classes and support groups.

At Any Baby Can, we believe that every child deserves a strong family, and it’s the foundation of everything we do.


About The Food: Corner Bakery Cafe

Food is being provided by Corner Bakery Cafe in the Arboretum, 9761 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759, 512.777.4250. Learn more at: