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*This session will be worth 1 Leadership PDU (self-report) until 8/20/2021!*

Are you in a long-term relationship?  Recent statistics suggest approximately 14 to 15 million people in the U.S. considered themselves in a long- distance relationship.  In 2016, a report released on global virtual teams suggested that the virtual team model is ubiquitous; approximately 45% of virtual team members never meet in person. Not only has the virtual team model grown in popularity, it has expanded is boundaries- more than half virtual teams include members from other nations.    
How we manage our long-term relationships matter.  In this session, we will explore tips and techniques on how to strengthen our virtual teams to produce better results.  Topics will include
• How to communicate clearly and produce results
• How to employ patterns of reasoning to promote collaboration
• What to think about when preparing presentations to virtual team members
• How to leverage silence for success

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.
9/25/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project Management
This session will be worth 1 Leadership PDU self-report until 8202021

Are you in a long-term relationship  Recent statistics suggest approximately 14 to 15 million people in the US considered themselves in a long- distance relationship  In 2016 a report released on global virtual teams suggested that the virtual team model is ubiquitous; approximately 45 of virtual team members never meet in person Not only has the virtual team model grown in popularity it has expanded is boundaries- more than half virtual teams include members from other nations    
How we manage our long-term relationships matter  In this session we will explore tips and techniques on how to strengthen our virtual teams to produce better results  Topics will include
• How to communicate clearly and produce results
• How to employ patterns of reasoning to promote collaboration
• What to think about when preparing presentations to virtual team members
• How to leverage silence for success

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
Keeping the Long-Distance Relationship Alive  Tips and Techniques to Managing Virtual Teams with Lisa DiTullio - 1 Leadership PDU62 minutes
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*This webinar will be worth 1 Strategic PDU until 8/15/2021!*

The future is here. Amazon and others are leading the way. What’s the secret? There is no secret. It is easy to see. Great companies align with emerging trends, take risks, fail fast and learn. They build internal cultures and teams that can work with new complexities and dynamic change by making high quality decisions at the speed of business.

Next generation business competencies are necessary skills for all individuals that help leaders make faster, better decisions. They help to make complex situations, ‘solutionable’ and ‘actionable’. You need the skills to help organizations find new areas of research, ways to prototype and test ideas, and quickly validate, so that the enterprise has momentum for innovation and value creation. You also need soft skills and leadership skills to build high commitment and trust in cooperative and co-creative teams. This is the future.

Kupe will present a model, developed in partnership with Curtis Michelson, that outlines the NextGen business competencies. Come prepared to think about the future and learn how you can be ready.

Expected Outcomes
• Understand why new competencies are needed.
• Learn about the capabilities and competencies that you and your team must possess
• Discuss where these skills can take you

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?!
8/15/2019 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Leadership; Project Management
This webinar will be worth 1 Strategic PDU until 8152021

The future is here Amazon and others are leading the way What’s the secret There is no secret It is easy to see Great companies align with emerging trends take risks fail fast and learn They build internal cultures and teams that can work with new complexities and dynamic change by making high quality decisions at the speed of business

Next generation business competencies are necessary skills for all individuals that help leaders make faster better decisions They help to make complex situations ‘solutionable’ and ‘actionable’ You need the skills to help organizations find new areas of research ways to prototype and test ideas and quickly validate so that the enterprise has momentum for innovation and value creation You also need soft skills and leadership skills to build high commitment and trust in cooperative and co-creative teams This is the future

Kupe will present a model developed in partnership with Curtis Michelson that outlines the NextGen business competencies Come prepared to think about the future and learn how you can be ready

Expected Outcomes
• Understand why new competencies are needed
• Learn about the capabilities and competencies that you and your team must possess
• Discuss where these skills can take you

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
NextGen Business Competencies Keys to Being Ready for the Future with Kupe Kupersmith – 1 Strategic PDU63 minutes
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*This webinar will be worth 1 Technical PDU until 6/13/2021, using PMI Code: 11005N26SQ!*

Stealing from ITIL, Agile, SCRUM and Critical Chain might sound like something wholly inappropriate, but the reality is that we should be looking at the project management approaches we don’t use and strive to find the components that might work in our reality.  Carl Pritchard takes you through some of the highlights of the day-to-day practices of these other approaches and identifies some common sense components that can make your management more effective.

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.
6/13/2019 1:00 PMProject Management
This webinar will be worth 1 Technical PDU until 6132021 using PMI Code 11005N26SQ

Stealing from ITIL Agile SCRUM and Critical Chain might sound like something wholly inappropriate but the reality is that we should be looking at the project management approaches we don’t use and strive to find the components that might work in our reality  Carl Pritchard takes you through some of the highlights of the day-to-day practices of these other approaches and identifies some common sense components that can make your management more effective

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
Project Theft  Stealing the Best Ideas from other Practices with Carl Pritchard - 1 Technical PDU60 minutes
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*This session will be worth 2 PDUs for IIBA, Scrum.org and PMI certifications (Leadership category for PMI), one for completing the worksheet and exercise and one for attending the webinar, until 5/30/2021! The information for claiming the PDU is at the enf of the presentation.*

Maximizing Your Office Influence
The ability to influence others is the workplace is key to the success of IT professionals from the CIO to the newest college intern. CIOs must work at equal footing with other C-suite executives, Project Managers must motivate and direct their dotted line resources, and individual contributors must often influence others to get the resources and information needed to complete their tasks.

This webinar is ideal for IT executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Software Testers, Technical Leads and all others required to give direction and/or influence others without the specific organizational authority to do so.


Special Bonus:
The speaker, Eric Bloom, has identified 67 personal attributes that effect your ability to influence others within the workplace. Please take this survey, to help determine how they affect your ability to influence others. As a thank you, you’ll receive a ten-page instruction guide on how to enhance your office influence!  The summarized survey results will be presented as part of the webinar.

The survey link:
http://www.MMTrainingTechnologies.com/MMTT_ITMLI_Survey.php?UID=3488

FREE PDU! The combination of completing the survey and the downloaded worksheet takes approximately one hour.  Not only will it help your career, it can also be submitted for one leadership-related PDU to the association of your choice.


Bio:
Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, TEDx speaker, #1 Amazon bestselling author, former nationally syndicated columnist, contributing writer to CIO.com, technologist, and a research advisor for International Data Corporation (IDC).   Prior to his current role, Eric was a senior IT executive at various firms such as Fidelity Investments, Monster.com and Independence Investments.

He is a recognized thought leader, speaker and trainer on interpersonal communication in the workplace and the author of instructional materials on influence, negotiation, organizational change, conflict resolution, leadership, managing virtual teams and other related workplace employee interactions.

Eric is also the Past President of National Speakers Association New England, Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), and the author of various books, including:
• Office Influence: Get What You Want from The Mailroom to the Boardroom
• Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency (#1 Amazon bestseller)
• The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity
• Your IT Career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand
• Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers

Contact him at eric@ ITMLInstitute.org, follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom, or visit www.ITMLInstitute.org.
5/30/2019 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project Management
This session will be worth 2 PDUs for IIBA Scrumorg and PMI certifications Leadership category for PMI one for completing the worksheet and exercise and one for attending the webinar until 5302021 The information for claiming the PDU is at the enf of the presentation

Maximizing Your Office Influence
The ability to influence others is the workplace is key to the success of IT professionals from the CIO to the newest college intern CIOs must work at equal footing with other C-suite executives Project Managers must motivate and direct their dotted line resources and individual contributors must often influence others to get the resources and information needed to complete their tasks

This webinar is ideal for IT executives Project Managers Business Analysts Software Testers Technical Leads and all others required to give direction andor influence others without the specific organizational authority to do so


Special Bonus
The speaker Eric Bloom has identified 67 personal attributes that effect your ability to influence others within the workplace Please take this survey to help determine how they affect your ability to influence others As a thank you you’ll receive a ten-page instruction guide on how to enhance your office influence  The summarized survey results will be presented as part of the webinar

The survey link
httpwwwMMTrainingTechnologiescomMMTT_ITMLI_SurveyphpUID=3488

FREE PDU The combination of completing the survey and the downloaded worksheet takes approximately one hour  Not only will it help your career it can also be submitted for one leadership-related PDU to the association of your choice


Bio
Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute TEDx speaker 1 Amazon bestselling author former nationally syndicated columnist contributing writer to CIOcom technologist and a research advisor for International Data Corporation IDC   Prior to his current role Eric was a senior IT executive at various firms such as Fidelity Investments Monstercom and Independence Investments

He is a recognized thought leader speaker and trainer on interpersonal communication in the workplace and the author of instructional materials on influence negotiation organizational change conflict resolution leadership managing virtual teams and other related workplace employee interactions

Eric is also the Past President of National Speakers Association New England Certified Professional Speaker CSP and the author of various books including
• Office Influence Get What You Want from The Mailroom to the Boardroom
• Productivity Driven Success Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency 1 Amazon bestseller
• The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs Growth and Productivity
• Your IT Career Get Noticed Get Promoted and Build Your Professional Brand
• Manager Mechanics Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers

Contact him at eric@ ITMLInstituteorg follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom or visit wwwITMLInstituteorg
Maximizing Your Office Influence with Eric Bloom - 2 Leadership PDU credits60 minutes
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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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*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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**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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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 webinar will be worth 1 PDU until 7/9/2020, which you can self-report as a Category B using the Leadership category!***

Companies want to be competitive. Yet, most companies are cutting back on innovation and creativity, focusing on cost cutting, people cutting and project cutting. This program is designed to provoke thought about the extent to which creativity supports project and business success. Participants learn how to tap into a team’s collective power of innovation to improve morale, reduce project risks and turn limited resources into renewable energy – all enhancing project outcomes. 

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.


6/7/2018 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Project Management; Leadership; ManagementBusiness Analysis, Communication, Project Management
This webinar will be worth 1 PDU until 792020 which you can self-report as a Category B using the Leadership category

Companies want to be competitive Yet most companies are cutting back on innovation and creativity focusing on cost cutting people cutting and project cutting This program is designed to provoke thought about the extent to which creativity supports project and business success Participants learn how to tap into a team’s collective power of innovation to improve morale reduce project risks and turn limited resources into renewable energy – all enhancing project outcomes 

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


Creative Forces Inspired Solutions for Project Success with Lisa DiTullio - 1 Leadership PDU 60 minutes
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***This session will be worth 1 technical PDU until 5/9/2020. Course Identifier: TIME0507; PDU Claim Code: 4082PXGQO1; Title: Managing Time for Project Managers.***

“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


5/9/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Project ManagementCommunication, Leadership, Project Management
This session will be worth 1 technical PDU until 592020 Course Identifier TIME0507; PDU Claim Code 4082PXGQO1; Title Managing Time for Project Managers

“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


Time Management Strategies with Joe Phillips - 1 Technical PDU60 minutes
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This power-packed 60 minutes will include ten 5-minute training "packets", each covering one of the 10 practices that need to be in place to truly excel as project managers. In his engaging, storytelling way, Carl Pritchard comes back to Apex Systems with this "best of" presentation, highlighting the do's and don'ts of everything from WBS to tickler files and contract management. You will walk out this guidance with how to create better customer expectations, how to ensure others in a meeting verbalize their agreement, and how to avoid a contract "train wreck" with your next vendor.

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.

***This webinar is worth 1 Leadership PDU for anyone with a certification from PMI until 1/10/2020!***
1/10/2018 1:00 PMCommunication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementCommunication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
Abstract
This power-packed 60 minutes will include ten 5-minute training packets each covering one of the 10 practices that need to be in place to truly excel as project managers In his engaging storytelling way Carl Pritchard comes back to Apex Systems with this best of presentation highlighting the dos and donts of everything from WBS to tickler files and contract management You will walk out this guidance with how to create better customer expectations how to ensure others in a meeting verbalize their agreement and how to avoid a contract train wreck with your next vendor

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

This webinar is worth 1 Leadership PDU for anyone with a certification from PMI until 1102020
10 Essential PM Fundamentals in 60 Minutes with Carl Pritchard - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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Session Abstract:
In risk, it's not just about the tools. It's about how you deploy them. It's about how you bring others into the risk conversation. And it's about how you affirm that you know what you're doing and where you're taking your project. In this session, Carl will drive home the power of clarity and metaphors in taking the risk management story to the next level, and he’ll talk about the importance of language, and how to craft risk terminology that's meaningful for you, your management and your team. Carl will share how a single clear rule can avoid cataclysmic events and how poorly structured rewards can create more risks than they cure.

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.

1/12/2017 1:00 PMProject ManagementProject Management
Session Abstract
In risk its not just about the tools Its about how you deploy them Its about how you bring others into the risk conversation And its about how you affirm that you know what youre doing and where youre taking your project In this session Carl will drive home the power of clarity and metaphors in taking the risk management story to the next level and he’ll talk about the importance of language and how to craft risk terminology thats meaningful for you your management and your team Carl will share how a single clear rule can avoid cataclysmic events and how poorly structured rewards can create more risks than they cure

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

4 Cs of Risk Management with Carl Pritchard57 minutes