April 2019 Lunch N Learn

April 16, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Refugees Services of Texas
500 East St. Johns Ave, Ste. 1.280
Austin, TX 78752

When:   Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM (1 hour, 1 Leadership PDU)
Location: Refugees Services of Texas, 500 East St. Johns Ave. Suite 1.280, Austin, TX 78752
Lunch will be in the Georgian Acres Room in the main section of the office building.

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 LunchNLearn@pmiaustin.org

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: The Enemy of Leadership

Ego is the enemy of great leadership. When we’re a victim of our own need to be seen as great, we end up being led into making decisions that may be detrimental to ourselves, our people, and our organization. Leadership is about people, and people change every day. If we believe we’ve found the universal key to leading people, we’ve just lost it. If we let our ego determine what we see, what we hear, and what we believe, we’ve let our past success damage our future success. This interactive program discusses practices for developing leadership as a gift.

About the Speaker: Shawn Utterback

Shawn UtterbackShawn Utterback is the Founder Chief Experience Officer of the Play Storming Group (www.play-storming.com) and General Manager of ComedySportz Austin. His passion and energy for igniting cultural change through the experience of play becomes immediately apparent when working with him. Shawn has shared his passion through designing and delivering programs for technology companies, advertising agencies, non-profits, government, and education. As a professional speaker, adjunct professor and facilitator, Shawn designs fun, challenging and engaging experiences and tools that help individuals and organizations communicate, collaborate and deal with change.


About the Charity: Refugee Services of Texas

Refugee Services of TexasMission Statement. Guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced peoples and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities.

We Work Across Texas. Founded in 1978, Refugee Services of Texas (RST) is a social-service agency dedicated to providing assistance to refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group - as well as to the communities that welcome them. RST provides services to hundreds of refugees, asylees, survivors of human trafficking, and related vulnerable populations from over 30 different countries of origin each year. Originating in Dallas, RST now has service centers in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston.

About the Food

PMI provides food from local restaurants prior to each event. In the past, we have had food from Freebirds and the Corner Bakery. If you have a special request for dietary needs, please e-mail the lunchNlearn@pmiaustin.org. We will do our best to accommodate the need, but not all requests will be possible with the given vendor. 



$15.00 Guest Ticket

$15.00 Member Ticket