Region 2 Meeting - 2019 (Winnipeg)

PMI Manitoba - Spring 2019 Region 2 Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) and Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) 

 

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The Annual PMI Manitoba Fall Seminar will happen on November 14th - 15th at the Radisson Hotel Downtown Winnipeg.

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Seminar Schedule

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Speakers:

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John Shulman   

 John Shulman is a Harvard Law graduate and internationally recognized negotiation expert, who has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies, as well as with the United Nations, numerous governments, and the Harvard Program on Negotiation Middle East Peace Project. Mr. Shulman utilizes global best practice, interest-based negotiation methodologies and online gaming tools to enhance change management capabilities in large organizations.

Watch a message from John Shulman: https://youtu.be/T0fEnqTvl5A

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 John Kennedy

John Kennedy spent 25 years as a consultant C-Level Process and Project Management. In 2007 he was contracted by the US Marines to develop a program to reduce casualties and improve Warfighting capabilities in combat. The successful program applied best practice processes and project management methodologies to the brain using neuroplasticity as the medium to significantly improve focus and mental agility.

Thousands of people have benefitted from Combat Brain Training including Marines, Snipers, Navy SEAL’s and pilots in the military as well as PM’s and executives, students and athletes at all levels including pros in the civilian sector, and people struggling with brain issues ranging from TBI and PTSD to depression and dementia.

 Watch a special message from John Kennedy: https://youtu.be/DUIZaqn6wsY

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Steve Foran

Steve Foran began exploring the relationship between gratitude and philanthropic giving while completing his Masters. Since then, Steve has been writing and conducting practice-based gratitude research and teaching the habits of gratefulness... close to fifteen years now. What has emerged is our science-based program, Gratitude At Work. It's a simple, yet innovative approach to thriving leadership and business growth.

Steve founded Gratitude at Work in 2007 and started hosting conversations in my community which have since grown into work with leaders across Canada and into the United States, shifting cultures, helping leaders and their teams bring more gratitude to work each day.

Don’t blame me for being an electrical engineer. You’ll love the attention to detail and be surprised by my thoughtful approach to all working relationships. I like working with people who want to spend more time thriving and less time surviving.

I’m a son, brother, husband, father and newly minted grandfather. My kids poke fun at my gratitude work (air quotes) and my nationally recognized video blog. In 2017, I was awarded the highest earned designation in professional speaking (CSPTM). I recently created STATUSGROTM to give everyone easy on-line access to the secrets of gratitude and thriving leadership. I’m a lifelong resident of Halifax and trying to do my part to make my community a better place to live.

Video from the speaker: https://youtu.be/vQA5NdzB8II

Topics:

 

Day One - Morning

John Shulman, Keynote, Morning:  Influencing sponsors and key stakeholders to find common ground and achieve key objectives

In this keynote address, speaker John Shulman will share proven techniques for influencing even the most stubborn project sponsors and key stakeholders. The keynote address will include techniques for managing conflict, addressing stakeholder interests, and dealing with the toughest people challenges:

  • Leaders who are ego-driven and sure they are “right”
  • Stakeholders who are convinced they can (or should) resist change
  • Stakeholders with conflicting priorities
  • Saying “no” without damaging relationships

Speaker John Shulman has participated on teams dealing with difficult organizational (and global) challenges. He will share relevant lessons he has learned in his experience working on numerous corporate change initiatives, as well as with the United Nations, national governments, and the Harvard Program on Negotiation Middle East Peace Project

Level: This session is suitable for all audience levels (Beginner, Intermediate and Expert)

Talent Triangle:  Leadership

John Shulman, Day 1, Track 1, Morning:   Using gamification and interest-based negotiation to influence stakeholders and enhance change management capabilities

 In this half-day session, you will learn how to use online scenario-based games and interest-based negotiation methodologies to engage stakeholders, build key skills, and enhance your organization’s change management capabilities. The session will focus on typical change management challenges, including:

  • Targeting your communications to stakeholder interests
  • Mitigating risks from stakeholder resistance to change
  • Persuading change sponsors to consider adjustments
  • Holding people accountable for commitments

The session will introduce innovative, engaging online games that challenge learners to become more aware of how their own behavior influences the decisions of others. Participants will receive free access to the learning games during and for 1 year after the session.

Level: All

Talent Triangle:  Leadership

John Kennedy, Day 1, Track 2, Morning: Mental Agility Training (Part 1)

There are many programs designed to help you learn how organizations have implemented Agile methodologies and the results. This is NOT one of those!

 “Skills exercised by your training are valuable to all Warfighters and are increasingly critical for coping with complexity on today's battlefields. The Marine Corps boasts a long legacy of encouraging mental agilities of our Marines. We encourage our Marines to "Think Fast"; "Improvise, Adapt and Overcome"; etc. After going through your training I am convinced that it can increase our fitness for Warfighting through improved cognition.” - Marine Major Paul Bischoff, Battalion Intel Officer and instructor at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.

This targeted neuroplasticity training program was initially developed for the military to improve performance in combat by physically changing your brain to eliminate wasted thinking and focus only on what’s important. The result is faster mental processing, improved focus and memory and accelerated learning. It is the only program of its kind vetted and approved by US Special Operations and it will help you in your work and personal lives as well. We will use proprietary exercises which are yours to keep after the workshop to continue to use on your own. By the end of the workshop you will be more mentally agile!

Audience: All

Talent Triangle:  Leadership

Steve Foran, Day 1, Track 3, Morning -Thriving Leadership – Thriving Team

Science has been confirming what most people intuitively have known for a ling time, that a grateful frame of mind is the foundation for Thriving Leadership and a Thriving Team. In this keynote we introduce a framework so you understand your status on the Surviving-to-Thriving spectrum and we identify the critical barrier that keeps far too many leaders stuck struggling with not having enough to create and maintain a positive work environment and a thriving team.

We introduce the Laws of Grateful Leadership and the 4 Happiness Habits in order that Project Management Professionals at all levels, are better able to lead positive, effective, thriving teams

As a catalyst for long-term results, we also include a customized starter journal and a highly rated, easy-to-complete on-line follow up program for all conference attendees (the latter is available to their teams).

Thriving Leadership - Thriving Team is an ideal program to open the conference as it generates “heart coherence”, an optimal state that reflects alignment between our heart, mind, body and emotions. “Heart coherence” produces ideal conditions for engaged learning as attendee’s cognitive, emotional and physiological systems are aligned and function as a whole. It literally sets the stage for relaxed, alert and happy attendees.

Audience – All

Talent Triangle - Leadership

Day One, Afternoon

John Shulman, Day 1, Track 1, Afternoon:  Leading and supporting sustainable change when stakeholder priorities conflict

 In this half-day session, you will learn how to identify and address areas of alignment and potential divergence based on how an initiative will likely impact stakeholder interests. The session will focus on key change management challenges, including:

  • Differing perspectives on change based on stakeholder roles
  • Mitigating risks from stakeholder resistance to change
  • Finding creative solutions where stakeholder priorities conflict
  • Understanding when and how to communicate expectations and set boundaries

The session will introduce innovative, engaging online games that challenge learners to become more aware of how their own behavior influences the decisions of others. Participants will receive free access to the learning games during and for 1 year after the session.

Audience: All

Talent Triangle:  Leadership

John Kennedy, Day 1, Track 2, Afternoon, Mental Agility (Part 2)

The second workshop will build on the first and extend the mental agility training to teams. Additional exercises to improve team communication, collaborative problem solving and leadership from front and behind will be included. These exercises are also your to keep to continue to improve these skills on your own.

Note:  Mental Agility Part 1 is a pre-Requisite for this seminar

Audience: All

Talent Triangle:  Leadership

Steve Foran, Day 1, Track 3, Afternoon – 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership

In this session you learn how to use the 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership to create and maintain positive, effective, thriving project teams. We’ll roll up our sleeves and develop a short list of tangible action items that participants can take back to their project team to create immediate improvements in team effectiveness. To further increase the likelihood that participants take action, we close the session by asking everyone to share at least one action commitment they will undertake to improve team effectiveness.

Audience:  All

Talent Triangle: Leadership

 

Day Two, Morning

John Kennedy, Keynote, Day 2, Morning:  Leading into Combat – The role of the PM

Project Managers face many of the same situations as Marines in combat (though hopefully no one is shooting at you!). You have to succeed despite impossible deadlines, changing resources, demanding bosses and often had to enter unknown environments with poor intel. The Marine motto is “Improvise, adapt and overcome” – the same skills you need to succeed! Learn key fundamentals of the Marine Corps Leadership Development program and how you can apply them to improve your own leadership style.

 Audience:  All

Talent Triangle:  Leadership

John Shulman, Day 2, Track 1, Morning:  Improving active listening skills and speaking to stakeholder interests to obtain buy-in and drive business results  

In this half-day session, you will learn techniques for developing and improving key skills for communicating with and managing stakeholders. The session will focus on skills you can use every day to obtain stakeholder buy-in and drive business results, including:

  • Listening actively and asking questions that reveal stakeholders’ underlying interests and motivations
  • Speaking to stakeholder interests in ways stakeholders are guaranteed to “hear”
  • Translating business objectives and stakeholder interests into easily understood project plans
  • Communicating across cultures

The session will introduce innovative, engaging online games that challenge learners to become more aware of how their own behavior influences the decisions of others. Participants will receive free access to the learning games during and for 1 year after the session.

Audience:  All

Talent Triangle:  Leadership

John Kennedy, Day 2, Track 2, Morning:    Mental Agility Training (Part 1)

There are many programs designed to help you learn how organizations have implemented Agile methodologies and the results. This is NOT one of those!

 “Skills exercised by your training are valuable to all Warfighters and are increasingly critical for coping with complexity on today's battlefields. The Marine Corps boasts a long legacy of encouraging mental agilities of our Marines. We encourage our Marines to "Think Fast"; "Improvise, Adapt and Overcome”; etc. After going through your training I am convinced that it can increase our fitness for Warfighting through improved cognition.” - Marine Major Paul Bischoff, Battalion Intel Officer and instructor at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.

This targeted neuroplasticity training program was initially developed for the military to improve performance in combat by physically changing your brain to eliminate wasted thinking and focus only on what’s important. The result is faster mental processing, improved focus and memory and accelerated learning. It is the only program of its kind vetted and approved by US Special Operations and it will help you in your work and personal lives as well. We will use proprietary exercises which are yours to keep after the workshop to continue to use on your own. By the end of the workshop you will be more mentally agile!

Audience:  All

Triangle:  Leadership

Steve Foran, Day 2, Track 3, Morning - Influence without Power

This session is geared to up and coming project management professionals who want to be more effective in influencing others in the absence of having the direct authority to do so. We’ll cover how leaders gain power to influence, how to prioritize the various stakeholders they wish to influence and how to develop more trust… the gold standard of leadership influence. We’ll complete exercises where participants apply the ideas from the session to their current real world challenges, so come with a scenario you’d like to influence.

Audience: Beginner

Talent Triangle: Leadership

 

 Day 2, Afternoon

John Shulman, Day 2, Track 1,  Using assertive communication techniques to handle difficult conversations, people and situations

In this half-day session, you will learn how to be appropriately assertive in a variety of challenging situations. The session will focus on how to use assertive communication techniques to manage conflict and keep teams on track, including:

  • When a difficult person refuses to collaborate or fulfill commitments
  • When team members feel others are not being held accountable for failing to keep commitments
  • When people engage in passive-aggressive or even outright aggressive behavior
  • When a project sponsor refuses to adjust expectations or deliverables based on new information

The session will introduce innovative, engaging online games that challenge learners to become more aware of how their own behavior influences the decisions of others. Participants will receive free access to the learning games during and for 1 year after the session.

Audience:  All

Talent Triangle: Leadership

 John Kennedy, Day 2, Track 2, Afternoon:    Mental Agility Training (Part 2)

 

The second workshop will build on the first and extend the mental agility training to teams. Additional exercises to improve team communication, collaborative problem solving and leadership from front and behind will be included. These exercises are also your to keep to continue to improve these skills on your own.

Note: Mental Agility Training (Part 1) is a pre-requisite for this workshop.

Audience: All

Talent Triangle:  Leadership

 

Steve Foran, Day 2, Track 3, Afternoon – 4 Happiness Habits

The elusive search for happiness is within everyone’s grasp. While most people know happiness is an inside job, there’s a huge gap in understanding how to actually achieve greater happiness. In this program you learn the 4 Happiness Habits… we’ll complete some exercises to practice these 4 foundational habits, which will take between 4-8 minutes per day and put you on the fast track to greater happiness as a Thriving Leader. We’ll also cover 6 Gratitude Hacks that make the 4 Habits even more effective. We even include ongoing support to help solidify and keep the habits alive.

Audience: All

Talent Triangle: Leadership

  

Fees

Member Registration Fees (1/2 Day)**

  $295.00

Member Registration Fees (1 Day)

  $490.00

Member Registration Fees (2 Days)

  $980.00

Non-Member Registration Fees (1/2 Day)**

  $368.75

Non-Member Registration Fees (1 Day)

  $612.50

Non-Member Registration Fees (2 Days)   

  $1,225.00

Member Networking Event (Day 1 4:00- 7:00)

$25

Non-Member Networking Event (Day 1 4:00- 7:00)

$30

 *plus GST and applicable taxes

** Registration of morning 1/2 day gives you breakfast, Keynote and morning session.

    Registration for afternoon 1/2 day gives you lunch and afternoon session.

 

Registration & Fee Information

  • All registration is online. Payment may be made by credit card or cheque. You will receive a confirmation and receipt accordingly. Note: Once you confirm your registration online with a receipt you are considered registered.
  • For non-online payments, Registration fees must be received by PMI Manitoba no later than 1 week prior to the event otherwise we cannot guarantee your seat. If you have any questions on where to send the payments, please contact conference@pmimanitoba.org
  • To qualify for GST exemption, the company/organization you work for must be GST exempt and the company must be paying (i.e. Company cheque or company credit card - No personal credit card(s).
  • No refunds accepted. Substitutions/special circustances may be considered but not guaranteed.
  • In an effort to save paper, we will not be offering copies of the speakers' material.
  • Registration closes November 10 2018 at mid-night. 

 

PDUs

This event gives you a total of 14 PDUs

 

Sponsors

Organizations interested in sponsoring the event should contact prodevelopment@pmimanitoba.org

 

If you are booking 10 or more people to attend the conference, you qualify for a discounted registration cost. Please email your request to prodevelopment@pmimanitoba.org

 

 

Event Properties

Event Date 04-25-2019 7:30 am
Event End Date 04-27-2019 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-31-2018
Cut off date 04-17-2019
Location ​Hotel Fort Garry, LaVerendrye Room

Agendas

Thursday, April 25

Strategic Advisory Group (SAG)

SAG (Presidents) followed by the Region 2 reception

Friday, April 26

Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM)

Saturday, April 27

Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM)

Half Day

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