May 2018 Lunch N Learn

May 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Building; Life of Pi Room
2700 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM (1 hour, 1 Leadership PDU

Location: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Building; Life of Pi Meeting Room
2700 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78681
Logistics: Check in at the front desk. The officer should have the list with your name on it for verification.

PMI Austin Chapter is always looking for new local charities to host our Lunch & Learn sessions. If you know of any charities to highlight, please email our Lunch & Learn Committee Chair, Renee Adair, at

Registration:  $15 (Price includes lunch and your PDU credit) 
Lunch will be provided. Online registration and payment only; no payments will be accepted at the event. 

Presentation Title: Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret; Anger is never without a reason but seldom a good one; Sometimes I get to a point of frustration then I become just silent. Does any of this resonate with you or your project stakeholders? Have you been in a place when team members are unapproachable? Then come to learn about what could possibly cause this and the tools to empower yourself to respond in a way that will yield the right results—neither confrontation nor surrender—a dialogue.

 About the Speaker: Subba Venkiteswaran

Subba VenkiteswaranSubba (pronounced Shoo’ b?) Venkiteswaran comes from New Delhi, India. She completed her Masters in Physics and worked in India for five years in the IT industry before coming to the United States for a job. Subba began leading software implementation projects in 1997. She has worked as Project / Program/ Portfolio Manager in multiple industries.

Subba is a lifelong learner and is also eager to share what she has learned. Personally, she enjoys seeking new adventures and stepping out of the comfort zone a little at a time, just to make sure life continues to be interesting. Subba is PMP and ITIL certified. Currently serves as a Senior Project Manager with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). She is married with two daughters and a Maligator.

The topic Crucial Conversation Tools is very dear to her. She has used it in her life and enjoyed amazing results. She hopes you will enjoy the topic and can use it in your day to day life

About the Charity: International Association for Human Values

IAHVInternational Association for Human Values (IAHV) was founded in 1997 to coordinate sustainable development projects, nurture human values and coordinate conflict resolution in association with The Art of Living. In India, Africa and South America, the two partner organizations’ volunteers are spearheading sustainable growth in rural communities, and have already reached out to 40,212 villages.

At home, here in the US, we have introduced programs such as:

  1. Prison Smart (,
  2. YES for schools (
  3. TLEX corporate programs (

 Under the guidance of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, these programs are bringing a notable transformation in the world across. Visit our website at

 About the Food: Corner Bakery Cafe

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






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