Mini PDD November 2021
11/09/2021
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The PMI Chapters from Milwaukee, Madison and Northeast Wisconsin are excited to announce our Virtual Mini Professional Development Day (PDD) on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The event theme is "Step Up Your Game...with PMI!".  Attendees can earn 4 PDUs for only $49.  ($39 for PMI members.)

Project managers, agile team leaders, business leaders and team members all need to keep their skills sharp to compete and be successful in their careers. Our mini-PDD will give you an opportunity to Step Up Your Game in the areas of Business Communication, Design Thinking, Social Intelligence and Resilience Through Change. Sessions will be recorded so you can watch/re-watch the presentations after the event.

Networking is a major component of PDD, as our event will bring together members from 3 Wisconsin chapters.  The virtual platform provides networking rooms where you can join and engage other attendees in conversations and questions about your challenges, suggestions, or perhaps a story.

Are you ready to learn new skills, expand your existing knowledge, and network with your PM peers? Are you ready to STEP UP YOUR GAME?  Don’t miss out on this exciting event, register today!

Continue reading to learn about the sessions, the speakers, and our chapters!

PLEASE REGISTER through the PMI chapter that you associate with.  Click the link below to be directed to the appropriate chapter website:

*PMI-Madison/South Central Wisconsin: Click on "Events" to register
*PMI-Milwaukee/Southeast Wisconsin: Click on "Events" to register
*PMI-NEW/Northeast Wisconsin: Click on "Events" to register

Individuals not associated with one of the above chapters can register through any of the chapters.

Note: Prior to the November mini-PDD registrants will receive an email from the InEvent system containing a personalized link into the conference.  Please watch for this.


Email “wi3pmipdd@gmail.com” if you have questions about the event or registration process.

Note: Presentations are the property of the PMI chapters and the presenters. Any distribution by electronic means or otherwise is strictly prohibited. Any reuse of presentation materials requires prior written consent of the PMI chapters, the presenter, or a legal representative thereof. By registering for this event, you are consenting for your voice and image to be recorded during the PDD presentation sessions.

Agenda
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Roger Wolkoff: Welcome to the Mini PDD
Roger Wolkoff: Welcome to the Mini PDD
Welcome attendees and overview the sessions for the day.

Use your personalized unique link to join this Kickoff Session by 12:00 noon.

Main Stage
Start
12:00 PM
End
12:15 PM
Speakers
Roger Wolkoff
Todd Hunt: Communication Bleeps and Blunders in Business
Todd Hunt: Communication Bleeps and Blunders in Business
A major challenge in project management today is communication. You said one thing; your sponsor, stakeholder or vendor heard something else. Nobody was wrong, but now everyone’s confused...and you have to deal with it! This informative and entertaining presentation shares funny, true examples from the business world to illustrate how we all miscommunicate (written, in person, email and voice mail)...and how we can improve.

Learning Objectives
1. Learn techniques for communicating clearly and precisely.
2. Master eight problem words that could cost you sponsors or stakeholders.
3. Gain fresh insight on voice mail to eliminate confusion and save time.

PMI Triangle: Leadership or Strategic

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Main Stage
Start
12:15 PM
End
1:15 PM
Speakers
Todd Hunt
Break 1
Break 1
Start
1:15 PM
End
1:25 PM
Ruth Pearce: Social Intelligence for Project Managers
Ruth Pearce: Social Intelligence for Project Managers
Project managers and their teams agree that communication and connecting stakeholders to the goals of a project are core to the role of project managers. Connection is a fundamental part of both aspects of our role. Connection is built on social intelligence – the way that we build and maintain relationships with others and elicit co-operation. This session explores social intelligence in project managers and provides tools for building social intelligence from the moment the session starts.

Learning Objectives
1. Explain what social intelligence is and how it differs from emotional intelligence
2. Explain the significance of social intelligence for PMs
3. Steps to build social intelligence
4. An action plan

PMI Triangle: Business and Strategic
Main Stage
Start
1:25 PM
End
2:25 PM
Speakers
Ruth Pearce
Break 2
Break 2
Start
2:25 PM
End
2:35 PM
Ryan Knoblauch: The Marriage of Agile & Design Thinking
Ryan Knoblauch: The Marriage of Agile & Design Thinking

When we seek to solve a problem or improve a process rarely is our instinct to look outside for inspiration - but design thinking encourages just that.  Come learn how stepping away from agile actually helped me unlock true agility, using inspiration and tools from design thinking.  Starting with understanding the complementary nature of these approaches to problem solving, attendees will be provided a starting set of tangible tools to try and help your team and project be more agile in their approach to customer satisfaction.  These provide fresh thinking and twists on traditional tools, inspired by marrying agile and design thinking.  Attendees will also walk away with a beginning introduction to design thinking.

Learning Objectives:
1.
Introduce to a starting set of tangible tools
2.
Learn to be more agile in the approach to customer satisfaction
3.
Prompt fresh thinking and twists on traditional tools and be inspired by marrying agile and design thinking

Main Stage
Start
2:35 PM
End
3:35 PM
Speakers
Ryan Knoblauch
Break 3
Break 3
Start
3:35 PM
End
3:45 PM
Scott Carbonara: Engaging Through Change - How Perspective Drives Resilience
Scott Carbonara: Engaging Through Change - How Perspective Drives Resilience
Even in normal times, leaders may struggle to keep themselves and others engaged. But since 2020, we need resilience more than ever. Organizations have been operating without a clear picture of the future—while some are serving as the heroes amidst the crisis. While we are far from the early days of the pandemic, it’s easy to experience burnout and fatigue when we still don’t have all the answers for tomorrow—and may still be haunted by the past. Perhaps today more than ever before, leaders need to operate under a growth mindset—facing the reality of the situation, while applying the hope of tomorrow. Learn key lessons found in positive psychology—and even history—about how to continuously engage in times of change, and even crisis. How can you re-engage yourself—and then others—to thrive regardless of any uncertainty around the corner?

Learning Objectives
1. Recognize the difference between a fixed and growth mindset;
2. Apply the Stockdale Paradox to remain pragmatic and hope-filled;
3. Apply simple strategies to gain personal resilience and engagement; and
4. Spread engagement to employees, clients, and beyond.
PMI Triangle:  Leadership

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Main Stage
Start
3:45 PM
End
4:45 PM
Speakers
Scott Carbonara
Roger Wolkoff: Wrap-up & Closing Remarks
Roger Wolkoff: Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

Summarize our learnings and award door prizes!

Main Stage
Start
4:45 PM
End
5:00 PM
Speakers
Roger Wolkoff
Speakers

Todd Hunt

Speaker @ Todd Hunt Speaker

Funnier than a business speaker; more informative than a comedian, Todd Hunt speaks to organizations that want to add fun to their events and send members back to work smiling—with tips to improve communication and success.
As an executive at Ogilvy & Mather, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, he learned the inner workings of communication. Additional positions with an insurance administrator, retailer and his own marketing company enabled him to validate his communication concepts. 
Todd’s keynotes have inspired audiences at seven PMI events (Hampton Roads, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Mid-America, Southwest Virginia, Dominican Republic), Resource Planning Summit, Wisconsin Society of Association Executives, Wisconsin Global Business Travel Association, American Payroll Association, Prudential Financial, Fujitsu, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Illinois Association of Realtors and other conferences.

Ryan Knoblauch

Product Owner @ PNC

Ryan is an experienced agile practitioner within a variety of industries including consulting, legal technology, intelligence, and financial services.  Currently a Product Owner at PNC Bank, Ryan also has experience as an Agile Coach and Scrum Master.  In all roles he helps individuals and teams make connections and evaluating their given scenario from a different lens.   

If provided the opportunity to escape the hills and rivers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ryan would prefer to be on a smooth natural lake and driving a boat.  He also enjoys challenging himself with finish carpentry projects - and applying agile principles to those projects!

Ruth Pearce

Speaker @ Project Motivator

Ruth Pearce is CEO of Project Motivator (ALLE LLC) offering project leadership services and training and coaching for project managers. She is a Certified Coach Trainer. With 25 years of project and program management experience in financial services, state government and non-profits, working with teams across the globe, her focus is developing skills in human factors enabling leaders to build empowered and engaged teams that deliver. Using character strengths and positive psychology, she helps project leaders and their teams feel better about work. They find their purpose. She is the author of Be A Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths Based Project Management.
Ruth speaks about social intelligence, character strengths and mindfulness to audiences online and in person and has reached over 16000 people worldwide to date. She has spoken at three live global PMI events as well as many PMI Chapter meetings. She also contributes to PMWorld360, Forbes magazine, and the project management platform ProjectManagement.com. She has been a guest on numerous podcasts and was interviewed by Dr Ryan Niemiec, Director of Education for the VIA Institute on Character.
Her motto is Be hopeful; Be strong; Be brave; Be Curious
Ruth’s signature strengths are Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence, Bravery, Curiosity, Fairness and Gratitude.

Scott Carbonara

Speaker @ Spiritus Communications

Scott Carbonara is an award-winning international keynote speaker, author, and consultant who is passionate about engaging a company’s greatest asset: its people. Scott is known as “The Leadership Therapist” for his diverse background–from serving as an award-winning crisis counselor to executive chief-of-staff of a multi-billion-dollar company—where he creatively transformed a customer service culture, leading a team in reducing attrition from 38% to an unprecedented 6.5%. As a consultant, Scott guides organizations through technology and leadership changes, M&A activities, culture initiatives, and more. Scott has spoken for such esteemed groups as SAS, Wal-Mart, AT&T Global, and the federal government—with rave reviews for his high energy and practical takeaways. Scott breathes life into topics including employee engagement, change management, communication, self-care/wellness/mental health in the workplace, customer service, and more.

Roger Wolkoff

Speaker @ Roger Wolkoff

Your MC, Roger Wolkoff, knows that it's all about the experience for you.  He brings the energy, connects themes and ideas brought to light during your event, and bring the fun to create an energizing experience for you! You're investing in yourself by being present at this mini-PDD, so let's have a fantastic time!

Roger lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Anne. He loves to travel, bike, and read science fiction. He is a big fan of baseball, pinball, and all things Tesla.

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