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Value is a central element to projects, programs and portfolios, but few organizations know how to consistently deliver value, especially in today’s VUCA context where transient competitive advantage is essential. This session will address how to set a value index and use it to prioritize business initiatives, not only on their alignment to objectives, but also on their achievability, or overall risk using value as a ratio between benefits realization (alignment) and risk optimization (achievability).
Virtual Experience Series 2020: 12 November | The Art of Empathy: Cultivating More Effective Communication
Empathy is the most underrated (yet most powerful) skill needed in the workplace today. Understanding and sharing the feelings of others requires more than just voicing your thoughts and opinions, it also involves active listening skills for you to provide the appropriate level of support needed. Join us for an empathy mapping session to help find the right balance of cognitive, emotional, and compassionate empathy you can use to develop stronger bonds in the workplace.
Virtual Experience Series 2020: 20 October | Applying Artificial Intelligence Tools to Project Management
Artificial intelligence (AI) tools for project management are now available, and we need to understand how to apply them to the project processes to get the greatest value. This is a practical session that explains machine learning capability in simple terms and then provides several examples of how they can be applied to projects. Implementing these tools requires knowledge about the technology as well as a good strategy.
Is the project management role at your company perceived as an administrative function, limited to project reporting and monitoring? Would you like to shift the view of your role as project manager to that of an enabler of your organization’s vision and strategy? The project management role can be the key to strategy realization, but there are three critical areas a project manager must master to be perceived as a strategic enabler. Through shared experiences from the University of Rochester Medical Center's IT Strategy & Innovation department, you will begin thinking about how to make your own strategic mindset shift.
Virtual Experience Series 2020: 20 October | Stop Getting in the Way! Coach Stakeholders to Help, Not Hurt, Projects
Whether it's sponsors "blessing and abdicating," end users "resisting," or project team members not following through with their accountabilities, as a project manager you grapple with challenging stakeholder behaviors every day. Join us to learn the positive intent behind seemingly difficult behaviors and what you as a project manager can do to turn them around to have a constructive impact, build relationships, and get results for your projects.
Virtual Experience Series 2020: 20 October | The Project Manager's Volunteer Journey: A Roadmap to Value
Project management practitioners and students know the mechanisms that drive change. As a professional who cares about giving back to your community, you can add value with a few simple steps. The path involves being willing to help others, acknowledging your strengths and skills, exploring opportunities for service, and deciding to volunteer. Come discover how easy and powerful this can be, learn what non-profits look for, and create your personal roadmap to start your own volunteer journey.
Virtual Experience Series 2020: 25 August | Can't We All Just Get Along? Getting Past the Methodology Wars
In this entertaining and insightful session, project management pioneers Laura Barnard and Jesse Fewell will sift past the buzzwords and project jargon to highlight the philosophical differences many approaches have and how our mindsets influence our perspective while acting out situations we've all experienced. At times hilarious, and other times reflective, this performance will then reveal how our quirks and stereotypes as project leaders hide deeper truths we collectively fear.
Being invited to pitch an idea to senior executives can be both a blessing and a curse. On the upside, it provides an opportunity to showcase expertise before individuals with influence and strategic decision making within an organization. On the downside, a poor presentation can cast a negative shadow over the perception of someone's capability. This session will demonstrate how to design and deliver information more effectively at the senior level and enhance preparedness for leadership.
Virtual Experience Series 2020: 25 August | Raise Your Emotional Awareness to Build a Collaborative Tomorrow
How well we understand our emotions, ourselves, and adapt to other's emotional needs determines our ability to build and manage productive relationships necessary for successful leadership. This session will focus on the importance of emotions to become more mindful by applying simple techniques that can be mastered in days. Emotional intelligence techniques will be shared to improve your leadership qualities for fostering a mindful collaboration culture that promotes productivity and creativity.