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*This webinar is worth 1 Leadership PDU until 5/16/2021, the information for claiming is at the end of the session. NOTE: when you enter the claim code, it populates to 8 hours, so just change to 1 hour.* 

Session Abstract
What would you do if you had one year to complete the largest project of your life? Where would you begin? What questions would you ask? What resources would you rely on? What processes and procedures would you want to use to ensure that your project was successful?

Now ask: What if you treated the next year of your life as a project?

A few years ago I was at the lowest point in my life: deep in debt, just out of a divorce, and a single dad. My business was failing – along with the economy – and I didn’t know how I’d ever recover from my self-created mess.

I needed something, anything, to back away from the edge and get my life moving in a new direction. I believed that all I had was project management. I held that assumption because I’d written five books on project management, delivered project management seminars for over a decade, and consulted for organizations across the globe.

So I asked: What if you treat the next year of your life as a project? It was a challenge to press on, an opportunity to learn and to grow, and a commitment to try just one more time.

I’m not a psychologist, a Zen guru, or some New Age zealot. I’m a man that’s learned and applied some universal truths to get what I want into and out of my life. If I can do it, you can too. Let me show you how.

In this hands-on course you will learn how you can treat your life as a project. You’ll create requirements, project plans, discover immediate actions to execute, identify the constraints that are anchoring your ambitions, and much, much more.

PDU Category (Technical, Strategic or Leadership): Leadership

Bio:
Joseph Phillips has more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant, educator, technology consultant, business owner, and technical writer. He has consulted as a project manager for a range of businesses, including startups, hospitals, architectural firms, and manufacturers.  Joseph is passionate about helping students pass the PMP certification exam.  He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on project management, PMP certification, IT project management, program management, writing, business analysis, technical writing, and related topics.  Joseph has written, co-authored, or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology, careers, project management, and goal setting for MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and AMA Press.

He holds the following certifications: PMP, PMI-ACP,  
CompTIA Project+ Professional, CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer+, Certified ITIL Foundations Professional, Professional Scrum Master I
 
Author of: 
PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, McGraw-Hill
CAPM/PMP All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill
PMI-ACP All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill
PMP Project Management Lab Book, McGraw-Hill
The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill
IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, McGraw-Hill
Project Management for Small Business, American Management Association
Software Project Management for Dummies, For Dummies Publisher
The Lifelong Project, Amazon CreateSpace
Vampire Management: Why Your Job Sucks,  Amazon CreateSpace
5/16/2019 1:00 PMLeadership; Project Management
This webinar is worth 1 Leadership PDU until 5162021 the information for claiming is at the end of the session NOTE when you enter the claim code it populates to 8 hours so just change to 1 hour 

Session Abstract
What would you do if you had one year to complete the largest project of your life Where would you begin What questions would you ask What resources would you rely on What processes and procedures would you want to use to ensure that your project was successful

Now ask What if you treated the next year of your life as a project

A few years ago I was at the lowest point in my life deep in debt just out of a divorce and a single dad My business was failing – along with the economy – and I didn’t know how I’d ever recover from my self-created mess

I needed something anything to back away from the edge and get my life moving in a new direction I believed that all I had was project management I held that assumption because I’d written five books on project management delivered project management seminars for over a decade and consulted for organizations across the globe

So I asked What if you treat the next year of your life as a project It was a challenge to press on an opportunity to learn and to grow and a commitment to try just one more time

I’m not a psychologist a Zen guru or some New Age zealot I’m a man that’s learned and applied some universal truths to get what I want into and out of my life If I can do it you can too Let me show you how

In this hands-on course you will learn how you can treat your life as a project You’ll create requirements project plans discover immediate actions to execute identify the constraints that are anchoring your ambitions and much much more

PDU Category Technical Strategic or Leadership Leadership

Bio
Joseph Phillips has more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant educator technology consultant business owner and technical writer He has consulted as a project manager for a range of businesses including startups hospitals architectural firms and manufacturers  Joseph is passionate about helping students pass the PMP certification exam  He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on project management PMP certification IT project management program management writing business analysis technical writing and related topics  Joseph has written co-authored or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology careers project management and goal setting for MacMillan McGraw-Hill Pearson Education and AMA Press

He holds the following certifications PMP PMI-ACP  
CompTIA Project Professional CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer Certified ITIL Foundations Professional Professional Scrum Master I
 
Author of 
PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide McGraw-Hill
CAPMPMP All-in-One Exam Guide McGraw-Hill
PMI-ACP All-in-One Exam Guide McGraw-Hill
PMP Project Management Lab Book McGraw-Hill
The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide McGraw-Hill
IT Project Management On Track from Start to Finish McGraw-Hill
Project Management for Small Business American Management Association
Software Project Management for Dummies For Dummies Publisher
The Lifelong Project Amazon CreateSpace
Vampire Management Why Your Job Sucks  Amazon CreateSpace
How to Treat Your Life as a Project with Joe Phillips - 1 Leadership PDU62 minutes
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*If you have a PMI certification, you can claim 1 Leadership PDU using information at end of session.*
 
In this hour long webinar, we'll discuss:
- Why employees quit, and how to calculate costs
- The programs to develop or update to retain your talent longer
-The 3 mistakes that leaders make when trying to keep talent

Speaker Bio:
Gabrielle Bosché is America's Millennial expert. The bestselling author of four books on her generation, Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen, Microsoft, The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior. Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies. A Millennial herself, Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more. Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace
 
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PDU Type: Online or Digital Media
Provider: Gabrielle Bosche
Description: see above
PDUs claimed: 1 under leadership triangle
4/2/2019 1:00 PMManagement; Leadership
If you have a PMI certification you can claim 1 Leadership PDU using information at end of session
 
In this hour long webinar well discuss
- Why employees quit and how to calculate costs
- The programs to develop or update to retain your talent longer
-The 3 mistakes that leaders make when trying to keep talent

Speaker Bio
Gabrielle Bosché is Americas Millennial expert The bestselling author of four books on her generation Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen Microsoft The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies A Millennial herself Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace
 
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PDU Type Online or Digital Media
Provider Gabrielle Bosche
Description see above
PDUs claimed 1 under leadership triangle
How To Keep Great Employees From Quitting with Gabrielle Bosche - 1 Leadership PDU 60 minutes
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*If you have a PMI certification, you can claim .5 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description until 3/22/2021.*

"The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others." - Erik Erikson

In part 1 and 2 of this series on personalities we learned the 5 factor model of personalities. And how to optimize for our own personalities. In this last section, Jeff Baird, certified personality coach, will share how to recognize personalities of others, and how to optimize for your interactions with them.

Information for Claiming PDU:
PDU Type: Online or Digital Media
Provider: Jeff Baird
Description: see above
PDUs claimed: 0.5 under leadership triangle
3/22/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management
If you have a PMI certification you can claim 5 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description until 3222021

The more you know yourself the more patience you have for what you see in others - Erik Erikson

In part 1 and 2 of this series on personalities we learned the 5 factor model of personalities And how to optimize for our own personalities In this last section Jeff Baird certified personality coach will share how to recognize personalities of others and how to optimize for your interactions with them

Information for Claiming PDU
PDU Type Online or Digital Media
Provider Jeff Baird
Description see above
PDUs claimed 05 under leadership triangle
Optimizing for success with differing personality types with Jeff Baird - 05 Leadership PDU32 minutes
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*If you have a PMI Certification, you can claim 0.5 Leadership PDU using the information at the bottom until 2/21/2021.*

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
–Bruce Lee

Are you a worrier? Do you like to do lists? Do you get energy from being around groups of people, or does it drain you? As we discovered in Part 1 of this series on personalities, we are the product of our genetics and our environment. In part 2 Jeff Baird, certified personality coach, will share ways to optimize for our own personality, as we're working with others.

Information for Claiming PDU:
PDU Type: Online or Digital Media
Provider: Jeff Baird
Description: see above
PDUs claimed: 0.5 under leadership triangle
2/22/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Management; Leadership
If you have a PMI Certification you can claim 05 Leadership PDU using the information at the bottom until 2212021

“Always be yourself express yourself have faith in yourself do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it”
–Bruce Lee

Are you a worrier Do you like to do lists Do you get energy from being around groups of people or does it drain you As we discovered in Part 1 of this series on personalities we are the product of our genetics and our environment In part 2 Jeff Baird certified personality coach will share ways to optimize for our own personality as were working with others

Information for Claiming PDU
PDU Type Online or Digital Media
Provider Jeff Baird
Description see above
PDUs claimed 05 under leadership triangle
Optimizing for success with your own personality with Jeff Baird - 05 Leadership PDU32 minutes
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*This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 2/15/2021!*

Discover the 7 Steps of Intrinsic Motivation
What would it mean to your stakeholders, project, and career if you could consistently get 40% more productivity and commitment from your team members? Do you think that it’s possible? Studies by Dr. Robert Hartman have shown that workers (team members,
clients, stakeholders, etc.) withhold, on average, 40% of their capacity. He also discovered how to release that 40% latent reserve through “intrinsic validation”.

If you could release that 40% latent reserve…
• How much more successful would your projects be if your team members gave you 40% more than they are currently?
• Do you think your quality and performance would increase?
• Would your team’s communication and cooperation be enhanced?

In this presentation, you will learn why extrinsic motivation may not work in the 21st century and how you can use the principles of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to lead
better.

You will discover:
• The 3 Dimensions of Value
• How value generation is the key to all success
• 7 Steps to Intrinsically Motivating people
• The important truth to getting 40% more

About Traci Duez:
Traci earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Case
Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She entered the master's program in athletic coaching at The Ohio State University. She has coached basketball at the high school and collegiate levels. She was also a project manager for 17 years and directed over 100 consultants for an IT consulting firm.

Traci has spoken to more than 23,000 people over the past 9 years including over 70 PMI chapters including 4 PMI Global Congresses.

Today she applies her background in science and
coaching to help Project Managers and executives
measurably improve their thinking and leaderships skills
using the breakthrough science of neuro-axiology.

You'll learn more about her and neuro-axiology during this presentation as well as how to immediately apply your new knowledge to your career and your life.
2/15/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Management; Leadership; Project Management; Business Analysis
This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 2152021

Discover the 7 Steps of Intrinsic Motivation
What would it mean to your stakeholders project and career if you could consistently get 40 more productivity and commitment from your team members Do you think that it’s possible Studies by Dr Robert Hartman have shown that workers team members
clients stakeholders etc withhold on average 40 of their capacity He also discovered how to release that 40 latent reserve through “intrinsic validation”

If you could release that 40 latent reserve…
• How much more successful would your projects be if your team members gave you 40 more than they are currently
• Do you think your quality and performance would increase
• Would your team’s communication and cooperation be enhanced

In this presentation you will learn why extrinsic motivation may not work in the 21st century and how you can use the principles of RESPECT to lead
better

You will discover
• The 3 Dimensions of Value
• How value generation is the key to all success
• 7 Steps to Intrinsically Motivating people
• The important truth to getting 40 more

About Traci Duez
Traci earned a bachelors degree in chemistry from Case
Western Reserve University in Cleveland OH She entered the masters program in athletic coaching at The Ohio State University She has coached basketball at the high school and collegiate levels She was also a project manager for 17 years and directed over 100 consultants for an IT consulting firm

Traci has spoken to more than 23000 people over the past 9 years including over 70 PMI chapters including 4 PMI Global Congresses

Today she applies her background in science and
coaching to help Project Managers and executives
measurably improve their thinking and leaderships skills
using the breakthrough science of neuro-axiology

Youll learn more about her and neuro-axiology during this presentation as well as how to immediately apply your new knowledge to your career and your life
Getting Forty Percent More Cooperation and Productivity with Traci Duez - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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*If you have a PMI certification, you can claim 0.5 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description.*

Researchers at TalentSmart conducted a study with over a million people and found that those in the upper echelon of performance at work also tend to be highly self-aware (90% of them, in fact). By gaining a better sense of yourself and your personality, you increase your self-awareness and emotional intelligence. This in turn helps you find jobs, get promotions and improve your performance.

Jeff Baird, certified coach in the Big 5 Personalities (probably worth a google) & certified body language trainer will share the science of personalities and how we can leverage that knowledge in our careers.

Information for Claiming PDU:
PDU Type: Online or Digital Media
Provider: Jeff Baird
Description: see above
PDUs claimed: 0.5 under leadership triangle
1/25/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Management; Project Management; Leadership
If you have a PMI certification you can claim 05 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description

Researchers at TalentSmart conducted a study with over a million people and found that those in the upper echelon of performance at work also tend to be highly self-aware 90 of them in fact By gaining a better sense of yourself and your personality you increase your self-awareness and emotional intelligence This in turn helps you find jobs get promotions and improve your performance

Jeff Baird certified coach in the Big 5 Personalities probably worth a google  certified body language trainer will share the science of personalities and how we can leverage that knowledge in our careers

Information for Claiming PDU
PDU Type Online or Digital Media
Provider Jeff Baird
Description see above
PDUs claimed 05 under leadership triangle
Personality Science and what it means for your career with Jeff Baird - 05 Leadership PDU32 minutes
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The confidence gap is real. Research shows that compared with men, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they’ll do worse on tests, and they generally underestimate their abilities. Success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence. So, how can women take control, increase professional confidence and Stop Settling? And how can you, as leaders, impart these lessons to your own employees?

Speaker Bio:
Leslie Vickrey, CEO and Founder of ClearEdge Marketing, and Co-Founder of ARA (Attract, Retain and Advance women in tech), will share data from a women in tech survey that reveals the number one piece of advice for women revolves around being confident, along with real-world examples of her own experiences as well as those she’s mentored over the years.
Leslie will also interview special guest Dana Shaw-Arimoto, Executive and Leadership Team Coach, Advisor, Speaker, Author & CEO and Founder of Phoenix5 and the Stop Settling® movement, to share how the Stop Settling movement was born of a perfect storm of convergence and what you can do to help you and your employees achieve the success they desire.


Resources:
1. If you haven’t seen Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk around Power Posing and body language as it relates to confidence, we encourage you to watch it in advance of the webinar: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.

2. You can also take Dana’s 5-minute Stop Settling quiz (optional!) to determine where you are making unconscious decisions and/or trade-offs in life. https://phoenix5th.com/stop-settling 

3. When Women Are Chronically Unhappy at Work and How to Fix it - https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/322976

4. To request a copy of Dana's book and receive 50% off, simply send an email to Dana via answers@phoenix5th.com and put in the subject line: Stop Settling - Apex Webinar

5. Interested in learning more about ARA (www.aramentors.com) or having Leslie speak at your company? Reach Leslie at lvickrey@clearedgemarketing.com or https://www.clearedgemarketing.com/leslie-vickrey-speaking-opportunities/.

12/4/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership
The confidence gap is real Research shows that compared with men women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions they predict they’ll do worse on tests and they generally underestimate their abilities Success it turns out correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence So how can women take control increase professional confidence and Stop Settling And how can you as leaders impart these lessons to your own employees

Speaker Bio
Leslie Vickrey CEO and Founder of ClearEdge Marketing and Co-Founder of ARA Attract Retain and Advance women in tech will share data from a women in tech survey that reveals the number one piece of advice for women revolves around being confident along with real-world examples of her own experiences as well as those she’s mentored over the years
Leslie will also interview special guest Dana Shaw-Arimoto Executive and Leadership Team Coach Advisor Speaker Author  CEO and Founder of Phoenix5 and the Stop Settling® movement to share how the Stop Settling movement was born of a perfect storm of convergence and what you can do to help you and your employees achieve the success they desire


Resources
1 If you haven’t seen Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk around Power Posing and body language as it relates to confidence we encourage you to watch it in advance of the webinar httpswwwtedcomtalksamy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are

2 You can also take Dana’s 5-minute Stop Settling quiz optional to determine where you are making unconscious decisions andor trade-offs in life httpsphoenix5thcomstop-settling

3 When Women Are Chronically Unhappy at Work and How to Fix it - httpswwwentrepreneurcomarticle322976

4 To request a copy of Danas book and receive 50 off simply send an email to Dana via answers@phoenix5thcom and put in the subject line Stop Settling - Apex Webinar

5 Interested in learning more about ARA wwwaramentorscom or having Leslie speak at your company Reach Leslie at lvickrey@clearedgemarketingcom or httpswwwclearedgemarketingcomleslie-vickrey-speaking-opportunities

The Confidence Gap How Women Can Stop Settling Build Career Confidence  Get More Out of Life with Leslie Vickrey65 minutes
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**This session will be worth 1 Strategic PDU (Category B, self-report) until 11/29/2020!**

Many organizations are faced with project execution and experience high cost overruns and challenges to deliver the anticipated value. In working with many clients and reading study after study a root cause points to requirement issues. It could be missing requirements, too many requirements, conflicting requirements, or multiple interpretations of the same requirement.

In the end this challenge and struggle relates to how organizations are making and communicating decisions before, during and after projects. Decisions need to be made with the right information available at the right time.

In this session, Kupe will be discussing Decision Making. One of your main responsibilities is to help others make better decisions, and to make decisions yourself. If decisions are not made during a project nothing can get accomplished. Easier said than done right? Making a decision, especially when there isn’t consensus can be interesting to say the least. However, there are tools that can be used to help facilitate decision making – tools that will lead you and the team to the right decision. After this session, you will look at your role in a whole new light.

Session Objectives
• The Importance of Decision Making to increase the success of projects
• When you need to make decisions and the tools to help make them
• How you help others make decisions

Bio:
As the founder of KupeTalks, Kupe’s main objective is to help you connect, collaborate, and be ready for the future. For the past 20 years, Kupe has been helping organizations achieve business value with an improvisational advantage.

Kupe is an author, keynote speaker, coach and a trained improv actor. Some think Broccoli & Cheetos is an odd combination, but you will be delighted with Kupe’s combination of laughter and learning. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone! So, drop what you’re doing and connect with him on LinkedIn now. Why are you still reading this…connect with Kupe?!
11/29/2018 1:00 PMManagement; Leadership; Project Management; Business Analysis
This session will be worth 1 Strategic PDU Category B self-report until 11292020

Many organizations are faced with project execution and experience high cost overruns and challenges to deliver the anticipated value In working with many clients and reading study after study a root cause points to requirement issues It could be missing requirements too many requirements conflicting requirements or multiple interpretations of the same requirement

In the end this challenge and struggle relates to how organizations are making and communicating decisions before during and after projects Decisions need to be made with the right information available at the right time

In this session Kupe will be discussing Decision Making One of your main responsibilities is to help others make better decisions and to make decisions yourself If decisions are not made during a project nothing can get accomplished Easier said than done right Making a decision especially when there isn’t consensus can be interesting to say the least However there are tools that can be used to help facilitate decision making – tools that will lead you and the team to the right decision After this session you will look at your role in a whole new light

Session Objectives
• The Importance of Decision Making to increase the success of projects
• When you need to make decisions and the tools to help make them
• How you help others make decisions

Bio
As the founder of KupeTalks Kupe’s main objective is to help you connect collaborate and be ready for the future For the past 20 years Kupe has been helping organizations achieve business value with an improvisational advantage

Kupe is an author keynote speaker coach and a trained improv actor Some think Broccoli  Cheetos is an odd combination but you will be delighted with Kupe’s combination of laughter and learning Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone So drop what you’re doing and connect with him on LinkedIn now Why are you still reading this…connect with Kupe
Decision Making Addressing the Question of Value with Kupe Kupersmith - 1 Strategic PDU 55 minutes
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**This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 11/8/2020!**

Subtitle: Learn the 7 steps to creating your purpose & getting more out of your life and career!

Abstract: In working with executive clients, many will say, “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” or “I just haven’t found my purpose.” In today’s world, many people are ending their workday feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and unfulfilled. Some are just biding their time waiting for the weekend or looking even further down the road to retirement. Even people who like their jobs often feel as though something is missing.

In this presentation, you will learn the top 7 reasons why you haven’t found your purpose. You will also walk through the 7 steps to resolving this problem and learn how to create a life that is fulfilling to you and adds value to your world.

PDU: Leadership

Our presenter is…
• A former high school and collegiate basketball coach
• She is a chemist by degree which makes her a little nerdy and has 15 years of experience in IT that makes her a little geeky
• Her career has included positions as a chemist, medical technologist, laboratory automation specialist, computer validation consultant, project manager, and director for an IT consulting firm
• She has spoken to over 23,000 project managers, business owners, and executives over the last 9 years
• Her picture has twice graced the cover of the Project Management Institute’s trade magazine, PMI Today
• She is one of the few women who umpire Little League Baseball and you may catch her on the field at the Little League World Series soon
• Today she owns her own business and is passionate about inspiring audiences to think better and get unstuck so they can achieve more of what they want in their life
• Not too bad for a girl who was afraid of public speaking until 2006
You’re in for a real treat… an inspiring and actionable presentation from the Thought Coach, Traci Duez (pronounced Do’ Ez)!

11/8/2018 1:00 PMLeadership; Management; Project Management
This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 1182020

Subtitle Learn the 7 steps to creating your purpose  getting more out of your life and career

Abstract In working with executive clients many will say “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” or “I just haven’t found my purpose” In today’s world many people are ending their workday feeling exhausted overwhelmed and unfulfilled Some are just biding their time waiting for the weekend or looking even further down the road to retirement Even people who like their jobs often feel as though something is missing

In this presentation you will learn the top 7 reasons why you haven’t found your purpose You will also walk through the 7 steps to resolving this problem and learn how to create a life that is fulfilling to you and adds value to your world

PDU Leadership

Our presenter is…
• A former high school and collegiate basketball coach
• She is a chemist by degree which makes her a little nerdy and has 15 years of experience in IT that makes her a little geeky
• Her career has included positions as a chemist medical technologist laboratory automation specialist computer validation consultant project manager and director for an IT consulting firm
• She has spoken to over 23000 project managers business owners and executives over the last 9 years
• Her picture has twice graced the cover of the Project Management Institute’s trade magazine PMI Today
• She is one of the few women who umpire Little League Baseball and you may catch her on the field at the Little League World Series soon
• Today she owns her own business and is passionate about inspiring audiences to think better and get unstuck so they can achieve more of what they want in their life
• Not too bad for a girl who was afraid of public speaking until 2006
You’re in for a real treat… an inspiring and actionable presentation from the Thought Coach Traci Duez pronounced Do’ Ez

Are you still trying to find your purpose Here’s a better option with Traci Duez - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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Abstract: How confident are you that your training is sticking? Studies show that most adult learning falls flat for one big reason: engagement. In this dynamic session, discover the 7 secrets to creating a dynamic training program guaranteed to stick. Find out how to ensure habits are formed after your training and practical ways to measure growth. Brian Bosché will reveal what training America's top brands has taught him about trends and what big training and development trends you can expect to see with the next generation.

Bio:
Brian Bosché is the CEO of The Millennial Solution. He is a bestselling author and regularly speaks at conferences around the world on Employee Retention, Finding Your Purpose At Work, and Leading a Multi-Generational team. Brian is a former national journalist and expert in storytelling. Brian is also a former founder and corproate executive who led an international training company serving clients on every continent except Antarctica.
10/18/2018 1:00 PMLeadership; Management
Abstract How confident are you that your training is sticking Studies show that most adult learning falls flat for one big reason engagement In this dynamic session discover the 7 secrets to creating a dynamic training program guaranteed to stick Find out how to ensure habits are formed after your training and practical ways to measure growth Brian Bosché will reveal what training Americas top brands has taught him about trends and what big training and development trends you can expect to see with the next generation

Bio
Brian Bosché is the CEO of The Millennial Solution He is a bestselling author and regularly speaks at conferences around the world on Employee Retention Finding Your Purpose At Work and Leading a Multi-Generational team Brian is a former national journalist and expert in storytelling Brian is also a former founder and corproate executive who led an international training company serving clients on every continent except Antarctica
7 Secrets to a Successful Training Program66 minutes
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*Talk will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 10/10/2020!*

Session Abstract:
This session will focus on the required wide range of skills required to lead successful change initiatives. You will learn integrated ideas to immediately improve your ability to address the challenges that leading change of any type or scale.  Business & organizational agility, to include agile development transformations, can present unforeseen issues to can stall or kill your vision and goals. 

This program will show you ways to leverage new skills to become more successful in achieving your goals and reducing stress.

Objectives:
1.       Learn the framework that leads to successful change that sticks.
2.       Understand the keys to organizing and executing your plans.
3.       Understand intelligent change management for results, satisfaction and growth.
4.       Practice these techniques to collaborate, obtain feedback and improve.

Join Kevin for this session of practical learning and some laughs along the way.

Bring your team, spouse, neighbor or work colleague, because the new leadership model is a team sport.

Leave with a new source for courageous leadership and REAL practices that improve the process of working together with real people. 

Biography

Kevin D. Martin, PMP, PMI-ACP brings nearly four decades of leadership and project/program/portfolio experience in Information Technology, Call Center Operations and Project Management disciplines.  Actively involved in the vision & growth of this global award winning Alamo PMI chapter, his focus is building and leading high performing teams to achieve business value and sustainable success.  His talents have benefited numerous Fortune 200 companies in the Oil and Gas, Banking, and Financial Services industries, in addition to various sports, volunteer and community service organizations.

Kevin is a graduate of St. Mary’s University – Bachelor of Applied Sciences and a holds a Master of Business Administration M.B.A.- Finance from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas.  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Darden Executive Education Program and the Leadership Development Program (LDP) at The Center for Creative Leadership. 

Mr. Martin is a member of the faculty at the University of Texas – San Antonio, with a focus on project management and agile business practices to develop future leaders for delivering organizational and business value through innovation and continuous learning.

As a leadership thought leader and international speaker in high demand, he enjoys the variety and challenges at every scale of complexity and business development.  You can connect with him on social media, facilitating teams, through mentoring or discussing timely topics over food and drink with other friends and colleagues.

A long-time resident of San Antonio, Kevin is a voracious business & leadership reader and leader in community and civic organizations. He is a devoted husband to his wife of 38 years - Cheryl, and they are blessed with three adult children, Jennifer, Matthew and Allison, all of them are leaders in their own chosen professions.
10/10/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project Management
Talk will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 10102020

Session Abstract
This session will focus on the required wide range of skills required to lead successful change initiatives You will learn integrated ideas to immediately improve your ability to address the challenges that leading change of any type or scale  Business  organizational agility to include agile development transformations can present unforeseen issues to can stall or kill your vision and goals 

This program will show you ways to leverage new skills to become more successful in achieving your goals and reducing stress

Objectives
1       Learn the framework that leads to successful change that sticks
2       Understand the keys to organizing and executing your plans
3       Understand intelligent change management for results satisfaction and growth
4       Practice these techniques to collaborate obtain feedback and improve

Join Kevin for this session of practical learning and some laughs along the way

Bring your team spouse neighbor or work colleague because the new leadership model is a team sport

Leave with a new source for courageous leadership and REAL practices that improve the process of working together with real people 

Biography

Kevin D Martin PMP PMI-ACP brings nearly four decades of leadership and projectprogramportfolio experience in Information Technology Call Center Operations and Project Management disciplines  Actively involved in the vision  growth of this global award winning Alamo PMI chapter his focus is building and leading high performing teams to achieve business value and sustainable success  His talents have benefited numerous Fortune 200 companies in the Oil and Gas Banking and Financial Services industries in addition to various sports volunteer and community service organizations

Kevin is a graduate of St Mary’s University – Bachelor of Applied Sciences and a holds a Master of Business Administration MBA- Finance from St Marys University San Antonio Texas  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Darden Executive Education Program and the Leadership Development Program LDP at The Center for Creative Leadership 

Mr Martin is a member of the faculty at the University of Texas – San Antonio with a focus on project management and agile business practices to develop future leaders for delivering organizational and business value through innovation and continuous learning

As a leadership thought leader and international speaker in high demand he enjoys the variety and challenges at every scale of complexity and business development  You can connect with him on social media facilitating teams through mentoring or discussing timely topics over food and drink with other friends and colleagues

A long-time resident of San Antonio Kevin is a voracious business  leadership reader and leader in community and civic organizations He is a devoted husband to his wife of 38 years - Cheryl and they are blessed with three adult children Jennifer Matthew and Allison all of them are leaders in their own chosen professions
Courageous Leadership with Kevin Martin - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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*This session will be worth 1 Technical PDU until 9/5/2020! Go to https://ccrs.pmi.org, then "REPORT PDUS" --> "Education” --> Course or Training, https://ccrs.pmi.org/claim/new/Class --> Course name or ID = MEETMGCP1*

Abstract:
Meetings can be the bane or blessing of any project environment. From the opening seconds, they're an opportunity for success or failure. In this dynamic workshop, Carl hammers through the critical ways to encourage positive participation and to get those around you to actually look forward to attending!

This one-hour workshop drives home the powerful message of how to effectively turn mundane project meetings into something special. Carl walks through some of the critical success factors for running meetings with points that people will remember and with the efficiency to get the job done.

Speaker Bio:
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation. As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today.
9/5/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project Management; Business Analysis
This session will be worth 1 Technical PDU until 952020 Go to httpsccrspmiorg then REPORT PDUS -- Education” -- Course or Training httpsccrspmiorgclaimnewClass -- Course name or ID = MEETMGCP1

Abstract
Meetings can be the bane or blessing of any project environment From the opening seconds theyre an opportunity for success or failure In this dynamic workshop Carl hammers through the critical ways to encourage positive participation and to get those around you to actually look forward to attending

This one-hour workshop drives home the powerful message of how to effectively turn mundane project meetings into something special Carl walks through some of the critical success factors for running meetings with points that people will remember and with the efficiency to get the job done

Speaker Bio
Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates He is recognized lecturer author researcher and instructor As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation As an author and researcher he has published articles on project management language advances in risk management and on the challenges of training on the Internet His work as an instructor has taken him around the world training with some of the leading international training organizations as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute® He is the US Correspondent for the UK project management journal Project Manager Today
Making Meeting Magic with Carl Pritchard - 1 Technical PDU60 minutes
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***This session is worth 1 Leadership PDU/CDU until 7/11/2020!  When claiming, type in 'The League of Analysts Inc' for Provider and 'Fail Fast – Fail Safe with Bob the BA' in the “Activity” box.***

Why is it we value people who don’t fail when research has shown you need to fail to maximize your learning to become significantly better when trying it again? Let’s face it, you didn’t just start walking without falling a few times first. In a corporate environment how can you fail in order to learn? This presentation will cover modern approaches that will set help you set yourself up to learn and develop your expertise more quickly, by failing – safely. You will learn techniques that can be used by business analysts and project managers that allow you to fail safely, and learn significantly deeper insights about your project solution and organization.

In business we are told from the very first day on the job that failure is bad. It’s as if not failing is more important than succeeding. We go to great lengths to avoid failure. We put ourselves into a make believe world where no mistakes can be made and we overwork ourselves to the point of exhaustion all in the name of 'not failing'. Deluded in the belief that failure isn’t an option, we are at a loss on how to handle failure. What can we do?

We learn more from the failures in our lives than we do in succeeding. If we can build a culture of failing fast and safe, not only will we have great project success, we will cause less long-term disruption, impacts to our stakeholders, and costly rework. Let’s build a strategy together on how to help your organization fail in a safe way and how to learn quickly from the failure to innovate new solutions and approaches for your projects.

Speaker Bio:
Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker, author, mentor, coach and Business Analysis thought leader. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn & work differently so you can become the best version of yourself. Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training, consulting and mentoring services. Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques, an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster. Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter.
7/11/2018 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Project Management; LeadershipBusiness Analysis, Communication, Project Management
This session is worth 1 Leadership PDUCDU until 7112020  When claiming type in The League of Analysts Inc for Provider and Fail Fast – Fail Safe with Bob the BA in the “Activity” box

Why is it we value people who don’t fail when research has shown you need to fail to maximize your learning to become significantly better when trying it again Let’s face it you didn’t just start walking without falling a few times first In a corporate environment how can you fail in order to learn This presentation will cover modern approaches that will set help you set yourself up to learn and develop your expertise more quickly by failing – safely You will learn techniques that can be used by business analysts and project managers that allow you to fail safely and learn significantly deeper insights about your project solution and organization

In business we are told from the very first day on the job that failure is bad It’s as if not failing is more important than succeeding We go to great lengths to avoid failure We put ourselves into a make believe world where no mistakes can be made and we overwork ourselves to the point of exhaustion all in the name of not failing Deluded in the belief that failure isn’t an option we are at a loss on how to handle failure What can we do

We learn more from the failures in our lives than we do in succeeding If we can build a culture of failing fast and safe not only will we have great project success we will cause less long-term disruption impacts to our stakeholders and costly rework Let’s build a strategy together on how to help your organization fail in a safe way and how to learn quickly from the failure to innovate new solutions and approaches for your projects

Speaker Bio
Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker author mentor coach and Business Analysis thought leader Bob is passionate about helping you think learn  work differently so you can become the best version of yourself Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training consulting and mentoring services Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence assessing and managing BA maturity quality and competency Bob has presented numerous keynote workshops seminars conferences and training sessions across North America Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter
Fail Fast - Fail Safe with Bob the BA 1 Leadership PDU  CDU 62 minutes
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“If you want something done ask a busy person to do it.” That’s a favorite chestnut when it comes to time management. As project managers, we are busy people: constant demands from stakeholders, team and client meetings, reports to create, and analysis of what’s happening in the project. Project managers know that it’s all about getting things done; there’s no value in reports, meetings, and emails if they don’t create results.
In this presentation, Joseph Phillips will share some proven time management techniques to get more done in less time. We’ll explore some tools that you can take back and apply immediately to your work. Invest one hour in this session, utilize the tools, and then reap the rewards.

Schedule your time now to attend this fantastic presentation.

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Joseph Phillips has more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant, educator, technology consultant, business owner, and technical writer. He has consulted as a project manager for a range of businesses, including Berkeley National Laboratories, State Farm Insurance, Indiana University Hospitals, Mercedes-Benz, Chase Bank, and many others.  Joseph is passionate about helping students pass the PMP certification exam.  He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on project management, PMP certification, IT project management, program management, writing, business analysis, technical writing, and related topics.  Joseph has written, co-authored, or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology, careers, project management, and goal setting for MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and AMA Press.
Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), CompTIA Project+ Professional, CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer+, Certified ITIL Foundations Professional
Author of multiple books, including:  PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, McGraw-Hill, CAPM/PMP All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill, PMP Project Management Lab Book, McGraw-Hill, The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill, IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, McGraw-Hill, Project Management for Small Business, American Management Association, Software Project Management for Dummies, For Dummies Publisher, The Lifelong Project, Amazon CreateSpace, Vampire Management: Why Your Job Sucks, Amazon CreateSpace

***This session will be worth 1 technical PDU until 5/9/2020!***
5/9/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Project ManagementCommunication, Leadership, Project Management
“If you want something done ask a busy person to do it” That’s a favorite chestnut when it comes to time management As project managers we are busy people constant demands from stakeholders team and client meetings reports to create and analysis of what’s happening in the project Project managers know that it’s all about getting things done; there’s no value in reports meetings and emails if they don’t create results
In this presentation Joseph Phillips will share some proven time management techniques to get more done in less time We’ll explore some tools that you can take back and apply immediately to your work Invest one hour in this session utilize the tools and then reap the rewards

Schedule your time now to attend this fantastic presentation

BIO
Joseph Phillips has more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant educator technology consultant business owner and technical writer He has consulted as a project manager for a range of businesses including Berkeley National Laboratories State Farm Insurance Indiana University Hospitals Mercedes-Benz Chase Bank and many others  Joseph is passionate about helping students pass the PMP certification exam  He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on project management PMP certification IT project management program management writing business analysis technical writing and related topics  Joseph has written co-authored or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology careers project management and goal setting for MacMillan McGraw-Hill Pearson Education and AMA Press
Certifications Project Management Professional PMP PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP CompTIA Project Professional CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer Certified ITIL Foundations Professional
Author of multiple books including  PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide McGraw-Hill CAPMPMP All-in-One Exam Guide McGraw-Hill PMP Project Management Lab Book McGraw-Hill The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide McGraw-Hill IT Project Management On Track from Start to Finish McGraw-Hill Project Management for Small Business American Management Association Software Project Management for Dummies For Dummies Publisher The Lifelong Project Amazon CreateSpace Vampire Management Why Your Job Sucks Amazon CreateSpace

This session will be worth 1 technical PDU until 592020
Time Management Strategies with Joe Phillips - 1 Technical PDU60 minutes
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*You can claim 1 Leadership PDU until 5/2/2020. Info is at bottom of description.*

There are 5 generations in the workplace today. Do you know what motivates them? In this training, you will get access to America’s top Millennial experts sharing the science behind what motivates each generation and how to get the most out of your team—no matter their age!

Discover:
•The Science Behind Millennial Motivation: Why They Quit And What Makes Them Stay
•The 3 “Musts” You Must Have To Retain The Next Generation ( Hint: It’s Not Money!)
•Your Checklist For Millennial Retention: Strategies That Cost You Nothing Including Feedback Best Practices, Questions To Get Them Reengaged, And How To Quickly Measure Millennial Loyalty
•What Millennials Really Want: Why We Need To Move Away From “Careers” And Toward Experience

**Every Attendee Receives A Millennial Management Checklist
Speaker Bios:
Brian Bosché is the #1 Millennial intrapreneuship expert. He is a featured keynote speaker, Bestselling Author and sought after success coach to thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide. In the last year alone, Brian has spent over 1,000 hours speaking and training business leaders, authors, and successful entrepreneurs on how to take extreme ownership to get explosive results. Brian is the Cofounder & CEO of 60-Day Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer at The Millennial Solution, America's Millennial experts.

Gabrielle Bosché is America's Millennial expert. The bestselling author of four books on her generation, Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen, Microsoft, The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior. Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies. A Millennial herself, Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more. Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace

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5/2/2018 1:00 PMLeadership; ManagementLeadership, Management
You can claim 1 Leadership PDU until 522020 Info is at bottom of description

There are 5 generations in the workplace today Do you know what motivates them In this training you will get access to America’s top Millennial experts sharing the science behind what motivates each generation and how to get the most out of your team—no matter their age

Discover
•The Science Behind Millennial Motivation Why They Quit And What Makes Them Stay
•The 3 “Musts” You Must Have To Retain The Next Generation  Hint It’s Not Money
•Your Checklist For Millennial Retention Strategies That Cost You Nothing Including Feedback Best Practices Questions To Get Them Reengaged And How To Quickly Measure Millennial Loyalty
•What Millennials Really Want Why We Need To Move Away From “Careers” And Toward Experience

Every Attendee Receives A Millennial Management Checklist
Speaker Bios
Brian Bosché is the 1 Millennial intrapreneuship expert He is a featured keynote speaker Bestselling Author and sought after success coach to thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide In the last year alone Brian has spent over 1000 hours speaking and training business leaders authors and successful entrepreneurs on how to take extreme ownership to get explosive results Brian is the Cofounder  CEO of 60-Day Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer at The Millennial Solution Americas Millennial experts

Gabrielle Bosché is Americas Millennial expert The bestselling author of four books on her generation Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen Microsoft The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies A Millennial herself Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace

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Motivating and Retaining Top Millennial Talent with Brian Bosche - 1 Leadership PDU62 minutes
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*You can claim 1 Leadership PDU for this session until 2/21/2020 using info at bottom of description.*

Why can’t we just get along? Each generation brings their own management preference, work styles and desire for work-life balance. Master the exact strategies to managing and leading the next generation.

 Discover: 
•The 5 Myths Keeping Leaders From Engaging Millennials
•Anticipating Trends In The Future With Gen Z
•Developing Your Plan To Engage Millennials And Metrics For Success
•Executive Best Practices: What Working With America’s Top Company Proves About Millennial Retention
•Overcoming Communication Barriers Across Generations
•Why Managing Millennials Is Different Plus Strategies For Millennial Managers

Speaker Bios:
Brian Bosché is the #1 Millennial intrapreneuship expert. He is a featured keynote speaker, Bestselling Author and sought after success coach to thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide. In the last year alone, Brian has spent over 1,000 hours speaking and training business leaders, authors, and successful entrepreneurs on how to take extreme ownership to get explosive results. Brian is the Cofounder & CEO of 60-Day Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer at The Millennial Solution, America's Millennial experts.

Gabrielle Bosché is America's Millennial expert. The bestselling author of four books on her generation, Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen, Microsoft, The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior. Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies. A Millennial herself, Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more. Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace.

Information for Claiming PDU:
PDU Type: Online or Digital Media
Provider: Gabrielle Bosche
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PDUs claimed: 1 under leadership triangle

2/21/2018 1:00 PMLeadership; ManagementLeadership, Management
You can claim 1 Leadership PDU for this session until 2212020 using info at bottom of description

Why can’t we just get along Each generation brings their own management preference work styles and desire for work-life balance Master the exact strategies to managing and leading the next generation

 Discover 
•The 5 Myths Keeping Leaders From Engaging Millennials
•Anticipating Trends In The Future With Gen Z
•Developing Your Plan To Engage Millennials And Metrics For Success
•Executive Best Practices What Working With America’s Top Company Proves About Millennial Retention
•Overcoming Communication Barriers Across Generations
•Why Managing Millennials Is Different Plus Strategies For Millennial Managers

Speaker Bios
Brian Bosché is the 1 Millennial intrapreneuship expert He is a featured keynote speaker Bestselling Author and sought after success coach to thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide In the last year alone Brian has spent over 1000 hours speaking and training business leaders authors and successful entrepreneurs on how to take extreme ownership to get explosive results Brian is the Cofounder  CEO of 60-Day Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer at The Millennial Solution Americas Millennial experts

Gabrielle Bosché is Americas Millennial expert The bestselling author of four books on her generation Gabrielle has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen Microsoft The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies A Millennial herself Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace

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Provider Gabrielle Bosche
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Millennial Management Success Strategies - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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15 Actions to Build Your Self-Confidence
Almost everyone suffers from low self-confidence at some time; while many people struggle with self-confidence issues regularly. Low self-confidence will hold you back from achieving your potential. It can cause you to miss out on many opportunities and leave you with a less happy, satisfying and fulfilling life. The good news? Self-confidence can be learned, practiced and become a core part of who you choose to be. Neal will show you how and presents 15 actions that can build your self-confidence. Mastering self-confidence can change the rest of your life.

Speaker Bio:

Neal Whitten is a popular speaker, trainer, consultant, mentor and best-selling author in the areas of leadership and soft skills, project management and employee development. He has over 35 years of front-line leadership, project management and human resource experience.

 In his 23 years at IBM, Neal held both project leader and management positions. He managed the development of numerous software products, including operating systems, business and telecommunications applications, and special-purpose programs and tools. For three years, he also managed and was responsible for providing independent assessments on dozens of projects for an Assurance group. Neal is president of The Neal Whitten Group, created shortly after leaving IBM in 1993.

 Neal is the author of several books, including:
1.The Gift of Wisdom: Lessons for a Lifetime (The Neal Whitten Group)
2.Neal Whitten’s Let’s Talk! More No-Nonsense Advice for Project Success (Management Concepts)
3.Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects (Management Concepts)
4.The EnterPrize Organization: Organizing Software Projects for Accountability and Success (Project Management Institute)
5.Managing Software Development Projects: Formula for Success, Second Edition (John Wiley & Sons)
6.Becoming an Indispensable Employee in a Disposable World (Prentice Hall)

Neal is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences, seminars, workshops, and special events. He has developed and instructed dozens of unique leadership, project management and personal development classes, and presented to many thousands of people from across hundreds of companies, institutions and public organizations. He has written over 100 articles for professional magazines and had been a contributing editor of PMI’s PM Network® magazine for over 15 years.

***This session will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 11/15/2019 for anyone with a PMI certification!***
11/15/2017 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementCommunication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
15 Actions to Build Your Self-Confidence
Almost everyone suffers from low self-confidence at some time; while many people struggle with self-confidence issues regularly Low self-confidence will hold you back from achieving your potential It can cause you to miss out on many opportunities and leave you with a less happy satisfying and fulfilling life The good news Self-confidence can be learned practiced and become a core part of who you choose to be Neal will show you how and presents 15 actions that can build your self-confidence Mastering self-confidence can change the rest of your life

Speaker Bio

Neal Whitten is a popular speaker trainer consultant mentor and best-selling author in the areas of leadership and soft skills project management and employee development He has over 35 years of front-line leadership project management and human resource experience

 In his 23 years at IBM Neal held both project leader and management positions He managed the development of numerous software products including operating systems business and telecommunications applications and special-purpose programs and tools For three years he also managed and was responsible for providing independent assessments on dozens of projects for an Assurance group Neal is president of The Neal Whitten Group created shortly after leaving IBM in 1993

 Neal is the author of several books including
1The Gift of Wisdom Lessons for a Lifetime The Neal Whitten Group
2Neal Whitten’s Let’s Talk More No-Nonsense Advice for Project Success Management Concepts
3Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects Management Concepts
4The EnterPrize Organization Organizing Software Projects for Accountability and Success Project Management Institute
5Managing Software Development Projects Formula for Success Second Edition John Wiley  Sons
6Becoming an Indispensable Employee in a Disposable World Prentice Hall

Neal is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences seminars workshops and special events He has developed and instructed dozens of unique leadership project management and personal development classes and presented to many thousands of people from across hundreds of companies institutions and public organizations He has written over 100 articles for professional magazines and had been a contributing editor of PMI’s PM Network® magazine for over 15 years

This session will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 11152019 for anyone with a PMI certification
15 Actions to Build Your Self-Confidence with Neal Whitten - 1 Leadership PDU53 minutes
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*If you have a PMI certification, you can claim .5 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description!* 

How Managers Can Build Rapport and Influence with Team Members with Jeff Baird
Former FBI Special Agent Jack Schafer was given tasks such as getting information from foreign spies or convincing foreign diplomats to turn against their country and work for the United States. He was able to build a relationship of trust with these individuals, by following the pattern all humans go through in developing trust and friendship.

Certified body language trainer, Jeff Baird will share some of these science backed strategies to help you build trust, while still maintaining respect and influence with those that report to you. You'll be able to boost productivity throughout the whole team, as you develop these skills by creating a better working relationship.

Bio:
Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer, goal hacker, hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer. He's also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like. Just checking to see if you're still reading. Jeff's approach is science backed, applicable & fun. He'll help you take control of your nonverbal communication, 'read' others' body language and finally nail those stretch goals. He's ready to help you break through your career (or life) plateaus.
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PDU Type: Online or Digital Media
Provider: Jeff Baird
Title: How Managers Can Build Rapport and Influence with Team Members
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PDUs claimed: 0.5 under leadership triangle

10/26/2017 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management
If you have a PMI certification you can claim 5 Leadership PDU using information at bottom of description 

How Managers Can Build Rapport and Influence with Team Members with Jeff Baird
Former FBI Special Agent Jack Schafer was given tasks such as getting information from foreign spies or convincing foreign diplomats to turn against their country and work for the United States He was able to build a relationship of trust with these individuals by following the pattern all humans go through in developing trust and friendship

Certified body language trainer Jeff Baird will share some of these science backed strategies to help you build trust while still maintaining respect and influence with those that report to you Youll be able to boost productivity throughout the whole team as you develop these skills by creating a better working relationship

Bio
Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer goal hacker hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer Hes also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like Just checking to see if youre still reading Jeffs approach is science backed applicable  fun Hell help you take control of your nonverbal communication read others body language and finally nail those stretch goals Hes ready to help you break through your career or life plateaus
Information for Claiming PDU
PDU Type Online or Digital Media
Provider Jeff Baird
Title How Managers Can Build Rapport and Influence with Team Members
Description see above
PDUs claimed 05 under leadership triangle

How Managers Can Build Rapport and Influence with Team Members with Jeff Baird - 5 Leadership PDU  30 minutes
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Managers run into various roadblocks when trying to identify, engage, screen and attract quality candidates to join their teams.  It’s frustrating when it takes a considerable amount of time to identify strong candidates, and even more frustrating to then lose them during the process.

In this session, we’ll cover:
- Top 10 reasons we’ve seen clients lose good candidates
- Formula for a quality hiring process
- Primary motivators of technical candidates
- Key components for a quality job description
- Recommended exercises to improve process
10/4/2017 11:00 AMManagement
Managers run into various roadblocks when trying to identify engage screen and attract quality candidates to join their teams  It’s frustrating when it takes a considerable amount of time to identify strong candidates and even more frustrating to then lose them during the process

In this session we’ll cover
- Top 10 reasons we’ve seen clients lose good candidates
- Formula for a quality hiring process
- Primary motivators of technical candidates
- Key components for a quality job description
- Recommended exercises to improve process
Shaping Your Hiring Process to Attract Top Talent Hiring  Job Description  Interviewing Tips for Managers 50 minutes
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Primarily we think of interviews as evaluations for if a candidate is a good fit for who we're trying to hire. But in such a hot market for IT professionals, we as hiring managers also have to put our best foot forward to attract the right talent. The impression we leave the candidate with, for better or worse, reflects on us, the position and the company.

Professor Stephen Ceci understood the importance of impressions in his classes and decided to do an experiment. He taught 2 classes exactly the same material, but used positive power body language in one of them. He hoped that at the end of the semester when he was evaluated that the students would rate him as more knowledgeable and accessible in the power body language class. When he got his results at the end of the semester, good body language did help him score better in those 2 categories. But he also scored better in ALL categories. Even the text book was rated better, even though it was only used for homework and never in lectures. There is a powerful halo effect for good or for bad, affecting how individuals see everything associated with us.

Jeff Baird, certified body language trainer will share nonverbal ninja tips on how hiring managers can represent themselves to attract good talent.

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Bio:
Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer, goal hacker, hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer. He's also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like. Just checking to see if you're still reading. Jeff's approach is science backed, applicable & fun. He'll help you take control of your nonverbal communication, 'read' others' body language and finally nail those stretch goals. He's ready to help you break through your career (or life) plateaus.
5/25/2017 1:00 PMLeadership; Management
Primarily we think of interviews as evaluations for if a candidate is a good fit for who were trying to hire But in such a hot market for IT professionals we as hiring managers also have to put our best foot forward to attract the right talent The impression we leave the candidate with for better or worse reflects on us the position and the company

Professor Stephen Ceci understood the importance of impressions in his classes and decided to do an experiment He taught 2 classes exactly the same material but used positive power body language in one of them He hoped that at the end of the semester when he was evaluated that the students would rate him as more knowledgeable and accessible in the power body language class When he got his results at the end of the semester good body language did help him score better in those 2 categories But he also scored better in ALL categories Even the text book was rated better even though it was only used for homework and never in lectures There is a powerful halo effect for good or for bad affecting how individuals see everything associated with us

Jeff Baird certified body language trainer will share nonverbal ninja tips on how hiring managers can represent themselves to attract good talent

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Bio
Jeff Baird is a certified body language trainer goal hacker hiring manager and the anti-boring corporate trainer Hes also worked in IT and Business intelligence for nearly 20 years and is a Chris Hemsworth look-a-like Just checking to see if youre still reading Jeffs approach is science backed applicable  fun Hell help you take control of your nonverbal communication read others body language and finally nail those stretch goals Hes ready to help you break through your career or life plateaus
Win Over Top Talent with these Nonverbal Hacks with Jeff Baird Hiring  Interview Tips for Managers 30 minutes
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Abstract: The Project Coach: How to Stretch and Develop Others While Getting Work Done
Business coaching as evolved from fad to fundamental. Having the ability to “coach and develop others” is a necessary skill for all project managers. Bus with so much to do and so little guidance, how do project managers successfully stretch and develop others while getting the work done? Successful coaching is based on asking rather than telling, on challenging rather than giving directions and by holding a person accountable for results. This session provides a useful framework on how to get the best out of your team while getting stuff done.

Speaker Bio:
Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office, a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling organizations to improve decision-making, instill accountability, and enhance communications. Her group offers training programs and advisory services supporting project/business management and team-building activities, as well as project office support services to organizations through an outsourced partnership.

Lisa is the editor of ProjectBestPractices, a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld, a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs, a contributor to PM Network and a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning. She is also the author of Simple Solutions: How “Enterprise Project Management” Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Journey from Near Collapse to #1 (iUniverse) and Project Team Dynamics: Enhancing Performance, Improving Results (Management Concepts) which was recently translated by The Publishing House of Electronics Industry in Beijing, China. Her third book, “The Government Manager’s Guide to Leading Teams” was just released. She is a recognized international speaker in her field.
4/19/2017 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementCommunication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
Abstract The Project Coach How to Stretch and Develop Others While Getting Work Done
Business coaching as evolved from fad to fundamental Having the ability to “coach and develop others” is a necessary skill for all project managers Bus with so much to do and so little guidance how do project managers successfully stretch and develop others while getting the work done Successful coaching is based on asking rather than telling on challenging rather than giving directions and by holding a person accountable for results This session provides a useful framework on how to get the best out of your team while getting stuff done

Speaker Bio
Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling organizations to improve decision-making instill accountability and enhance communications Her group offers training programs and advisory services supporting projectbusiness management and team-building activities as well as project office support services to organizations through an outsourced partnership

Lisa is the editor of ProjectBestPractices a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs a contributor to PM Network and a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning She is also the author of Simple Solutions How “Enterprise Project Management” Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Journey from Near Collapse to 1 iUniverse and Project Team Dynamics Enhancing Performance Improving Results Management Concepts which was recently translated by The Publishing House of Electronics Industry in Beijing China Her third book “The Government Manager’s Guide to Leading Teams” was just released She is a recognized international speaker in her field
The Project Coach - How to Stretch and Develop Others while Getting Work Done with Lisa DiTullio60 minutes
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Session Abstract:
Is it time to elevate your presentation skills? Do you want to educate, inspire and engage your audience? Join Michael Weiss, the Vice President of Marketing at Creative Circle, one of Apex's sister companies and one of the largest digital recruiting agencies, as he highlights some techniques for delivering strong, effective presentations that participants will enjoy and be energized by! Michael will also provide best practices for incorporating story telling into meetings.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." – Maya Angelou

Key Takeaways
• Learning to identify and accept your speaking style
• The importance of presentation preparation and rehearsal
• Understanding the importance of body language and eye contact
• Learning the art of storytelling
• Understanding the difference between a solo & ensemble presentations
• How to use PowerPoint effectively and not as a distraction

About Michael Weiss:
Michael has taken a bit of an unorthodox path to get to this point. Yet, storytelling has always been the backbone to whatever he chooses to do. After graduating from Boston University in 1991, he moved to Los Angeles with the dreams of being a rock star. While entertaining crowds all over the US, he took a job as a story editor and script analyst with Hollywood notables such as Quincy Jones, Jerry Bruckheimer, Arnold Kopelson and Propaganda Films. He then moved on to get his Masters in Counseling Psychology to help others tell their stories. From there he taught Life skills at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica - again focusing on helping students find their own personal stories and focus on what it meant to be a young adult. In 1997 Michael was the cofounder of imagistic - a digital agency - and was CEO for 14 years. It was during this tenure that Michael cut his teeth on digital marketing and worked with clients such as the ACLU, Hollywood.com, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Sir Speedy, Technicolor, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Disney, Capitol Records, California Pizza Kitchen, GE, Kellogg’s, Estee Lauder, Bank of America and UCLA.

In 2011 Michael decided it was time to go out on his own and refocus his career on storytelling. This included becoming a seasoned TEDx Talker, a Presentation Specialist and a focus on Content Marketing.

Currently Michael is the VP of Marketing at Creative Circle – the largest creative staffing agency in North America.
12/8/2016 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Leadership; Management; Project Management
Session Abstract
Is it time to elevate your presentation skills Do you want to educate inspire and engage your audience Join Michael Weiss the Vice President of Marketing at Creative Circle one of Apexs sister companies and one of the largest digital recruiting agencies as he highlights some techniques for delivering strong effective presentations that participants will enjoy and be energized by Michael will also provide best practices for incorporating story telling into meetings

Ive learned that people will forget what you said people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelou

Key Takeaways
• Learning to identify and accept your speaking style
• The importance of presentation preparation and rehearsal
• Understanding the importance of body language and eye contact
• Learning the art of storytelling
• Understanding the difference between a solo  ensemble presentations
• How to use PowerPoint effectively and not as a distraction

About Michael Weiss
Michael has taken a bit of an unorthodox path to get to this point Yet storytelling has always been the backbone to whatever he chooses to do After graduating from Boston University in 1991 he moved to Los Angeles with the dreams of being a rock star While entertaining crowds all over the US he took a job as a story editor and script analyst with Hollywood notables such as Quincy Jones Jerry Bruckheimer Arnold Kopelson and Propaganda Films He then moved on to get his Masters in Counseling Psychology to help others tell their stories From there he taught Life skills at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica - again focusing on helping students find their own personal stories and focus on what it meant to be a young adult In 1997 Michael was the cofounder of imagistic - a digital agency - and was CEO for 14 years It was during this tenure that Michael cut his teeth on digital marketing and worked with clients such as the ACLU Hollywoodcom The Southern Poverty Law Center Sir Speedy Technicolor The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Disney Capitol Records California Pizza Kitchen GE Kellogg’s Estee Lauder Bank of America and UCLA

In 2011 Michael decided it was time to go out on his own and refocus his career on storytelling This included becoming a seasoned TEDx Talker a Presentation Specialist and a focus on Content Marketing

Currently Michael is the VP of Marketing at Creative Circle – the largest creative staffing agency in North America
Delivering Effective Presentations with Michael Weiss64 minutes