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Spring Professional Development Day




8:30 am – 5:00 pm

(5 Leadership; 2 Technical PDUs)

Leadership Skills for Project Managers Seminar

According to PMI Pulse of the Profession 2020 - Leaders must be sure to take a strategic approach to incorporating newer approaches, not just rush to grab onto the next shiny object. They must also prioritize developing a culture that values project management by supporting their talent in the pursuit of certification and nurturing them as build their skillsets - especially leadership and people skills - to meet the project demands of tomorrow.

Leadership Skills for Project Managers Seminar provides participants with leadership skills to successfully navigate all the challenges in a demanding project environment, including information on team building, communication, human behavior and leadership. Facilitator, Dr. James T. Brown will share the most important leadership tactics to ensure:

· Good Requirements

· Effective Risk Management

· Practical project schedule

After completion of this seminar, attendees will be able to:

· Identify the traits of successful leaders and emulate the characteristics of successful leaders

· Build a strong team

· Recognize the importance of being an observer and learner of human behavior

· Understand the importance of relationship building to achieving project success

· Conduct effective meetings

· Engage team members to resolve issues

· Establish processes to communicate effectively

· Create escalation strategies to facilitate resolution of complex problems

· Tactfully deal with stakeholders on sensitive issues

· Lead a project to successful completion


Dr. James Brown, a nationally recognized author and project management authority, provides practical application experience that produces immediate positive results from his project management and leadership training courses. He knows successful project management and quality improvements cannot be achieved with tools and methods alone. Human dynamics play a significant role. The application of leadership, judgment and teamwork skills are required and are all interwoven throughout the training experience in all courses. 

Dr. Brown has spoken to audiences from Anchorage Alaska to Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers Association. Less than 10% of professional speakers worldwide have the Certified Speaking Professional designation. It is the highest earned designation in the speaking industry. Participants say his use of stories and humor bring critical truths to light, in an entertaining way that leaves them motivated to take action. He provides brilliant bluntness on real world, common sense practices for project management and leadership. An IBM executive stated after Dr. Brown’s keynote speech “If we all took the time to step back and remember what Dr. Brown taught us, we would be unstoppable in the marketplace.”



Registration Closes: Friday, April 24th at 10:00pm CST


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Type of activity: Leadership Meeting

Date: April 28th, 2020

Hour: 8:30 to 5:00

Number of PDUs: 7.0


Members: $275.00

Non members: $325.00


Marriott La Frontera

2600 La Frontera Blvd

Austin, TX, 78681

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