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January - Virtual Chapter Event


Business people are faced with lots of data and have to make lots of decisions; and there are plenty of options and opinions about those decisions. If someone does not support your "project" or your "strategy" it is because they have a different perspective that is based on their experiences and priorities. Their lack of support for your idea is not politically based; it's because *you* do not understand their perspective.  It is up to you to listen better and try to appreciate an alternative view. Hopefully the other person or department will try to appreciate your good idea too. 

The major points to be covered include:

  • Its Win-Win, not Win-Lose
  • “Walking a Mile in their Shoes” – understating the other perspective
  • Building relationships to eliminate conflict
  • Hints for when things get messy

This presentation will discuss how to take out (or at least reduce) politics in your project, program or portfolio, leaning on effective, pro-active approaches by altering your view of “politics” and improving your understanding of other perspectives. 

Join Joe Perzel, as he presents There are No Politics in Project Management – Strategy”. 


Joe Perzel has been leading projects of all sizes and managing staffs since 1982 in both a corporate and vendor capacity.  He has a background in multiple industries including healthcare, insurance, finance, government, non-profit, K12 and higher education, audit and compliance, manufacturing and agri-business.  Presently Joe is Partner JPerzel Inc. as well as Program Manager at Surescripts LLC.  He has also held leadership positions at Cargill, MN Workers Compensation Insurers Agency, Thomson Reuters and International Multifoods.

Joe has been presenting since 2002 on topics ranging from project management, leadership, strategy, negotiations/sales, career management and entrepreneurship.  Most recently he has been the keynote for PMI N.E. WI and PMI Central Arkansas, as well as endnote speaker for Manitoba PMI and Rochester CTC Leadership conference.  He has delivered dinners presentation or workshops for PMI International, PMI (Atlanta, Delaware Valley, Dallas, Heartland, Manitoba, MileHigh, Minnesota, Silver Springs), ASQ MN, IIBA, MN State Symposium, St Cloud State University, the University of St Thomas and a host of private and public enterprises locally and nationally. 


His presentation and workshops range from topics for beginners through intermediate and advance attendees.

We look forward to seeing you at our virtual event on January 20th


Event Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Location: Online (link to be emailed to attendees prior to the event)


  • 12:00 pm    Speaker presentation
  • 1:00 pm      End of session


  • $10 + GST Pre-Registered PMI Manitoba Members
  • $15 + GST Pre-Registered Non-Members

Event Info:  

  • Registration closes Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 at 12:00 pm 
  • Event attendance is worth one (1) Technical Project Management Professional Development Unit (PDU) 
  • No refunds. Substitutions permitted providing the substitute is eligible for the same price.

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Type of category: Monthly Meetings

Type of activity: Technical

Date: January 20th, 2021

Hour: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: $10.00

Non members and Guests: $15.00