20th Annual - Project Management Professional Development Day Monday October 15, 2018 hosted by Creighton University

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Announcing....

The 20th ANNUAL 

2018 PROFESSIONAL

DEVELOPMENT DAY CONFERENCE

*** Note - once you start your registration, please do not walk away from your computer. There is a timeout on your login and if you do not finish your registration in one session, it causes duplicate records and the possibility for you to get charged twice.  Thank you for your diligence.


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October 15th, 2018 at the renowned

Creighton University - Heider College of Business 

Featuring……

  • 4 Nationally-Recognized Key Note Speakers
  • 10 Breakouts Session Choices
  • Free and available parking (Creighton University Students on break the week of 10/15)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Gifts and Prizes
  • All for a lower price than last year and 7.5  Professional Development Units
  • Also – we listened to your feedback and you will be seated at a table where you can eat, network and leave your belongings all day!

 

Karin-Hurt--David-Dye-PICMorning Keynotes: Karin Hurt and David Dye Keynote (Jointly presented)

Keynote Topic: Winning Well: Becoming a More Strategic Project Manager

Description:

What differentiates a GOOD project manager from a GREAT one? Two critical skills: strategic thinking and influence. In this strategic, highly interactive program you will learn and practice tools and techniques for becoming a more strategic project manager. We will start with 8 foundational leadership behaviors guaranteed to build your influence and impact, and then work with practical tools to help you take your strategic influence to the next level.

Foundational Principals:

  • Mind the MIT: (the Most Important Thing) that contributes to consistent, breakthrough results
  • Play the Gamedon’t game the score. Use data to drive, and not drown, your team
  • Own the UGLYeliminate the most common productivity killers
  • Ditch the Diaper Genie: correct poor performance without drama
  • Put People Before Projectsquickly build a more competent and confident work force
  • Rock Your Roleleverage your strengths to make a unique contribution to the organization
  • Channel Challengersbuild better relationships – up, down, and sideways
  • Trust the Trenches: know the people closest to your customer or product and what they have to say

Rob-Quillen--colorLuncheon Keynote: Rob Quillen

Keynote Topic:  Why Wait?

Description:

In a nutshell, Why Wait? is about how to change our lives by changing the lives of others. In a talk that follows the theme of his first book, “Why Wait?,” Quillen conveys the importance of making the dreams of others come true. While aboard a commercial flight bound for Newark, New Jersey, the night before the tragic events of 9/11, Rob Quillen had a remarkable and coincidental encounter with a stranger in the seat next to him. That man profoundly changed Quillen’s life and the lives of countless others, forever.

Some call it chance.  Some call it luck.  Is it coincidence or fate? Do you believe things happen for a reason? The rhetoric of life takes us all down a road paved with questions - options about which direction to take at the crossroads.  Whether its fate or luck, when life presents you with an opportunity, what are YOU going to do with it? Rob will share with you how a random meeting with a perfect stranger changed his life and how it will change yours.

The 3 Learning Objectives:

  • Challenge yourself to help other people
  • Make dreams come true
  • Listen to your calling 

 

BBProfilephoto150Afternoon Keynote: Brian Biro

Keynote Topic:  BREAK THROUGH!

Description: 

Every PMI Heartland event is aimed at helping members BREAKTHROUGH!  In a world of astonishingly accelerating technology and change it is crucial to challenge the status quo and find new and better ways to manage projects, build synergy, and BREAKTHROUGH to new levels of success and performance.  In this closing keynote Brian Biro will guide every participant to get off the sidelines and into the game as they learn and apply the most powerful breakthrough beliefs that create extraordinary results.  Everyone will emerge with these BREAKTHROUGH takeaways:

  •  Understanding and utilizing the immense impact of a "compelling why"
  •  Developing a definition of success that leads to constant improvement rather than fear of failure
  •  The immense importance of focusing on what you want rather than what you don't want

Buckle up for a keynote that will be more energized, participative, fun, and meaningful than you've ever attended.  Get ready to BREAKTHROUGH!

 

Pricing:

Through October 12, 2018

  • PMI Heartland Member $300 & 7.5 PDUs
  • Non-member $350

October 15, 2017 - Walk-ins Welcome 

  • PMI Heartland Member $375 & 7.5 PDUs
  • Non-member $395

Morning Break-Out Presentation Options

Morning Breakout Sessions Options (Choose one)

1.5 PDUs

All breakout sessions are located on the third floor

Strategic & Business Management PDUs

Leadership PDUs

Technical PDUs

Karin-Hurt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karin Hurt

Topic: Strategic Story Telling for Project Managers

 

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Brian Biro

Topic: Breakthrough Leadership

 

 

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Matt Kirilov

Topic: Is SAFe a Safe Bet for Your Organization?

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Van Deeb

Topic: Goal Setting Creating a Flight Path for Success

 

 

David-Dye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Dye

Topic: Leading the ART of the Tough Conversation

 

 

 

Morning Breakout Descriptions:

 

Karen Hurt: Strategic Story Telling for Project Managers

As a project manager, you know that communication requires more than readouts and PowerPoint decks. The real art of communication comes down to how you can influence key stakeholders and engage your project team.

In this session, you will work with the powerful S.T.O.R.I.E.S. technique for communicating with impact. You will use strategic storytelling to hone communication skills, reinforce key messages, and enhance trust and transparency. Participants are given quick guidelines for developing their strategic stories, and then have an opportunity to work on them and practice with a group.

Highlights include:

  • One technique that connects you to your audience
  • Help your audience believe in themselves
  • How find the stories that bring your message alive

 

Brian Biro: Breakthrough Leadership

Breakthroughs are not just possible - they're plannable!

Ultimately, no matter what industry you’re involved in, you are in the BREAKTHROUGH business! 

Every day you seek to breakthrough with customers to generate loyalty, satisfaction, and relationship.  The key to lasting success in business is breaking through with your own team members so they eagerly embrace personal responsibility, committed purpose, and leadership. They must see themselves as breakthrough leaders!  And especially in times of challenge, they must focus persistently on what they CAN do rather than wasting time and energy on the things they don’t control. 

This one-of-a-kind presentation ignites the energy and true leadership potential in every participant. 

Breakthrough Leadership is full spectrum leadership that teaches every participant how to shape the future, energize the team, build effective relationships, drive results, and model personal excellence, integrity, and accountability.  In this vibrant, engaging presentation, you’ll gain new appreciation for your impact on others and how you can make a genuine difference! 

The session creates a fresh, new, and exciting vision of leadership that includes these three dynamic takeaways:

  • Igniting “E” Power in your team—the #1 key to igniting others and self
  • How to shape the future by controlling the controllable called your vision
  • The critical importance of becoming a master of questions

 

Matt Kirilov: Is Scaled Agile Framework a Safe Bet for Your Organization

The Scaled Agile Framework (abbreviated as SAFe), is a set of organization and workflow patterns intended to guide enterprises in scaling lean and agile practices. SAFe is one of a growing number of frameworks that seek to address the problems encountered when scaling beyond a single team.

SAFe promotes alignment, collaboration, and delivery across large numbers of agile teams. It was developed by and for practitioners, by leveraging three primary bodies of knowledge: agile software development, lean product development, and systems thinking.

The primary reference for the scaled agile framework was originally the development of a big picture view of how work flowed from product management (or other stakeholders), through governance, program, and development teams, out to customers. With the collaboration of others in the agile community, this was progressively refined and then first formally described in a 2007 book. The framework continues to be developed and shared publicly; with an academy and an accreditation scheme supporting those who seek to implement, support, or train others in the adoption of SAFe.

  1. Identify if an organization is an early, late, or none adopter of the Agile philosophy and its frameworks and answer the question if one is ready to scale. 
  2. Find out why team emotional safety is not just a buzzword, but a prerequisite for high performance. 
  3. Examine SAFe and think about which scaling framework is right for you.

Van Deeb: Goal Setting Creating a Flight Path for Success

The well-known statement, if you fail to plan you are really planning to fail, is the core message to the audience in this presentation. Did you know over 97% of people in business do not have a written plan for their goals? It is true that people spend more time planning their child’s wedding or summer vacation than they do on their own career. This presentation will help you create goals for yourself at a pace that is customized to fit you and not a one size fits all. You will learn how to set goals that are attainable, hold yourself accountable and increase your personal productivity. Van will use his experiences of setting written goals to help you accomplish whatever your objectives are. Van calls this his FUNdamental course of how to increase market share by just making some simple adjustments in your daily schedule.

David Dye: Leading the ART of the Tough Conversation  

Do you have a tough conversation you need to have, but are avoiding at all costs?  Have you ever regretted not having the tough conversation, as you watched someone you truly care about repeat a pattern that severely impacted your business?  Is your project team speaking with the candor they need to address problems and make the best decisions?

Mastering the art of the tough conversation is the key to moving forward and on past difficult moments. David shares the Winning Well model of tough conversations during this invigorating workshop program.

Highlights include:

  • Understanding the conversation you must have with yourself
  • Tools to solve 90% of your tough conversations before they happen
  • Why some traditional management feedback methods do more harm than good
  • How to ‘Ditch the Diaper Genie’ and have the conversations you need to have
  • The I.N.S.P.I.R.E. method of delivering tough feedback

Afternoon Break-Out Presentation Options

Afternoon Breakout Sessions Options (Choose one)

1.5 PDUs

All breakout sessions are located on the third floor

Strategic & Business Management PDUs

Leadership PDUs

Technical PDUs

Karin-Hurt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karin Hurt

Topic: Own the Ugly: A Strategic Approach to Better Projects

 

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Brian Biro

Topic: Building People!

 

 

Gautham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gautham Pallapa

Topic: How to Optimize your Rituals, and Increase Productivity & Accountability

 

Ann-Gillespie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Gillespee

Topic: Listening for Understanding

 

 

 

David-Dye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Dye

Topic: Leading through time of Ambiguity & Change with Improv Comedy

 

 

Afternoon Breakout Descriptions:

Karen Hurt: Own the Ugly – A Strategic Approach to Better Projects

Strategic leadership requires you to take responsibility for mistakes, recognize your vulnerabilities as a team and make the strategic changes that will take your team’s performance to the next level. In this highly interactive session we will work with the Own the U.G.L.Y. model to strategically examine opportunities and vulnerabilities to take your projects to the next level. Highlights include:

  • Ways to identify unexplored opportunities that are hiding in plain sight.
  • How to facilitate healthy discussions about what holds back your team
  • Participants will identify and explore specific opportunities that will help their teams to transform.

Brian Biro: Building People!

The ultimate secrets to building a culture of optimism!

How do you build trust, momentum, energy, and passion into every member of your team, whether you’re the long-time leader or the rawest rookie?  And when the workday is done, how do you bring that same enthusiasm to your loved ones?  Most importantly, how do you build these qualities within yourself? 

In Building People! Brian Biro, America’s Breakthrough Coach guides you to exciting and fresh new approaches in using recognition, acknowledgement, and appreciation to build others. 

Through wonderful stories and engaging activities, you’ll discover the most crucial keys to building trust and to helping everyone around you feel important and significant.  You’ll learn the most surprising secret to elevate engagement and build leaders. 

Along the way, you will never experience a presentation with greater energy than Building People! By the conclusion of the presentation you will be fired up to lift and ignite all those around you, whether your teammates and colleagues in your professional life or your loved ones at home.

Three Powerful Takeaways from Building People:

  • The most important key to building trust and loyalty
  • The enormous impact of valuing differences
  • An unforgettable formula for delivering uplifting recognition and appreciation

Gautham Pallapa: How to Optimize your Rituals, and Increase Productivity & Accountability

In this session, we will look at the common rituals that Agile teams participate in, and learn how to increase productivity, throughput, and accountability in these rituals. We will also run a couple of exercises on quick backlog prioritization techniques, formulating experiments, and release planning.

You will learn:

  • How to gamify your meetings and get more throughput out of them
  • Quick prioritization techniques for refining the backlog with product owners and stakeholders
  • Running continuous experiments, optimizing demos and retros

 

Ann Gillespee: Listening for Understanding

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”  – Robert McCloskey

Listening is a skill that we can all benefit from improving, but how often do you consciously practice this skill? As Stephen Covey stated, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

This means to learn to actively listen to your customers, clients, and team members.

This program will help you learn to manage and improve your listening skills by:

  • Evaluating your listening habits
  • Minimizing distractions
  • Practicing key active listening techniques

 

David Dye: Leading Through Times of Ambuguity and Change with Improve Comedy  

There isn’t just more change - the rate of change is accelerating. Your success requires you to lead your project team through constant change, ambiguity, and shifting environments. The good news is that you and your colleagues are more innovative and adaptable than you know. In this lab you’ll experience the same tools used by Improv Comics to cultivate their creativity and in-the-moment-humor. David shares these same tools with executive teams, boards of directors, and leaders around the world. You’ll laugh, have fun, and walk away with tools you can use to lead through times of ambiguity and change as well as release the innovation in your project team. Highlights include:

  • The leadership antidote to uncertainty
  • The #1 mindset to thrive in times of change and ambiguity
  • How to tap into the innovation and creativity you already have
  • The one leadership question that helps create transformational change

 

Text Box: 20TH ANNUAL  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
OBTAIN AN EDGE, EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE, 
ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS, INCREASE YOUR MOTIVATION
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY – HEIDER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
602 N. 20th | Omaha, NE

 
   

 

 

 

Agenda:

7: 15 AM

Registrations Opens – Check in on 2nd floor to receive your credentials

Continental Breakfast & Ballroom seating available on the 4th floor

7:15 AM – 4:45 PM

Sponsor Tables Open All Day – Located right outside the ballroom

Visit every sponsor; receive a stamp in your passport.    All attendees must receive stamps from all sponsors in order to be eligible for the prize drawing.  During the last break, (4:15 PM) stop by the table sponsored by PMI Heartland Membership, show your complete/stamped passport to receive an entry into the prize drawing.

8:00 AM

Opening Announcements – Mr. Rod Hill, President -  PMI Heartland Chapter

8:10 AM

Creighton University Announcement – Jeremy Fisher

8:15 – 9:45 AM

Keynote speakers:  Karin Hurt and David Dye (Jointly Presented)

Topic:  Winning Well: Becoming a More Strategic Project Manager

1.5 Leadership PDUs

Ballroom – 4th floor

9:45 – 10:00 AM

BREAK

Visit every sponsor, receive a stamp in your passport. Attendees who receive stamps from all sponsors are eligible for the prize drawings.

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Morning Breakout Sessions Options (Choose one)

1.5 PDUs

All breakout sessions are located on the third floor

Strategic & Business Management PDUs

Leadership PDUs

Technical PDUs

Karin Hurt

Topic: Strategic Story Telling for Project Managers

 

Room 3023, 3023A & 3023B

Brian Biro

Topic: Breakthrough Leadership

 

 

Room 3047

Matt Kirilov

Topic: Is SAFe a Safe Bet for Your Organization?

 

 

Room 3029

Van Deeb

Topic: Goal Setting Creating a Flight Path for Success

 

Room 3048

David Dye

Topic: Leading the ART of the Tough Conversation

 

 

Room 3028, 3028A -3028C

11:30 AM

LUNCH Service Begins

Please proceed to the 4th floor for lunch buffet & ballroom seating. Please select your food items and find your seats quickly.  Keynote begins at 1:45 PM Sharp.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Luncheon Keynote: Rob Quillen

Topic:  Why Wait?

 

1.5 Leadership PDUs

Ballroom 4th floor

1:00 – 1:15 PM

Break

Visit every sponsor, receive a stamp in your passport. Attendees who receive stamps from all sponsors are eligible for the prize drawings.

1:15 -  2:45 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions Options (Choose one)

1.5 PDUs

All breakout sessions are located on the third floor

Strategic & Business Management PDUs

Leadership PDUs

Technical PDUs

Karin Hurt

Topic: Own the Ugly: A Strategic Approach to Better Projects

 

Room 3028, 3028A-3028C

Brian Biro

Topic: Building People!

 

 

 

Room 3023, 3023A & 3023B

Gautham Pallapa

Topic: How to Optimize your Rituals, and Increase Productivity & Accountability

Room 3047

Ann Gillaspee

Topic: Lisenting for Understanding

 

 

 

Room 3029 & 3029A

David Dye

Topic: Leading through time of Ambiguity & Change with Improv Comedy

 

Room 3048

2:45 – 3:00 PM

BREAK

LAST CHANCE FOR SPONSOR STAMPS!

Drop by the table sponsored by PMI Heartland Membership, show your completed/stamped passport to receive an entry into the prize drawing.

Bonus: Increase your odds of winning….Turn in a completed survey and receive a second drawing slip.

3:00 – 4:30 PM

 

Keynote speaker: Brian Biro

Topic:  BREAKTHROUGH!

 

1.5 Leadership PDUs

Ballroom 4th floor

4:30– 4:45 PM

Closing Announcements- Rod J. Hill, President

 

We value our Sponsors

Prize Drawings- Rod Hill & Kristine Braun   Ballroom 4th Floor

 

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