CULTURE TRACK

    Ashleigh Clark
    Chief Optimization Officer, Process Alchemist

    Four Ways to Ensure Employer/Employee Success in a Remote Work Environment

    I’ve been a remote project manager since 2016. I’ve seen team members and leadership struggle with successfully delivering projects in a remote work environment. It really doesn’t have to be so difficult. I’ve built tons of successful relationships and networks while being fully remote. Let me show you what’s important using both sides of the story! We live in a remote world now.  In the last few years, people have been working from home more than ever before.  So, how do we make this sustainable and effective?  How do we minimize the impacts of the perceived drawbacks of remote work?  Well, it’s all about building trust and effective relationships on both sides.  We’ll explore how remote employees can set themselves up for success by being present, proactive, and accountable while also setting boundaries both at home and with work.  We’ll also look at ideas employers can follow to enable their employees and companies to flourish while everyone is remote related to training, understanding, trust, and respect.  Remote work is the future but it takes effort on both sides to make it effective.  Let’s talk about how!

    Nate Regier
    CEO, Next Element

    Courage, Culture and Communication

    Engr. Mark Burnett
    Project Manager & Author of The Ambidextrous Project Manager™

    Resilience in Project Management: Navigating Challenges and Overcoming Adversity

    Introduction to Resilience:

    • Define resilience in the context of project management.
    • Explore the importance of resilience in navigating challenges and overcoming adversity.
    • Set the stage for the discussion on building resilience in project management.
    • Reinforce the importance of resilience in project management.
    • Empower attendees to apply resilience-building strategies in their own projects.

    Amanda Frye
    COO & Head of Operations, Talentcrowd

    Kind Transparency – Say What You Mean Without Being a Jerk

    Welcome to Kind Transparency: Leading with Authenticity. In this interview, we delve into the crucial aspects of leadership, influence, and stakeholder engagement. Join us as we explore practical strategies for fostering genuine connections, inspiring others, and navigating complex organizational dynamics with authenticity. Get ready to enhance your leadership skills and create positive impact with Kind Transparency as your guide.

    Dr. Beverly Kaye
    Founder and CEO, Beverly Kaye and Associates

    Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay

    Many managers are uncomfortable hearing or using the word “love” in the workplace. But, given the employee “defections” of the last year, maybe it’s time they got over it. Both research and experience dedicate that if employees don’t feel valued, appreciated – dare I say “loved”? – they will eventually leave.

    Managers have always struggled to keep their best employees, but that challenge has become particularly intense during The Great Resignation. Perhaps because employees now expect what they previously only hope for – meaningful work, supportive bosses, regular resignation, and a chance to learn and grow. So, how can today’s managers meet these expectations? By following some simple advice that has been around for more than 20 years.

    Scott Mautz
    Speaker, Trainer, and Author of “The Mentally Strong Leader: Build the Habits to Productively Regulate Your Emotions, Thoughts, and Behaviors”

    How to Become Mentally Stronger

    Mental strength is the ability to productively regulate your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, even in adversity. It’s how you manage internally, so you can lead better externally. In today’s increasingly chaotic, distraction-laden work world, building the habits that increase your mental strength is how you train your brain for achievement. (It’s why mental strength is THE leadership superpower of our times). In this session, learn how to become mentally stronger by building the 6 core mental muscles that equate to mental strength (fortitude, confidence, boldness, decision-making, goal-focus, and messaging)

    Erik K. Rueter
    Founder, Human-Centered Success LLC

    Using Human-Centered Design to Enable Team Engagement

    The presentation is meticulously crafted to empower team leaders and members by deepening their understanding of key principles in psychological safety, Positive Intelligence™, neuroscience, and leadership. Its core aim is to equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills required to foster an environment of engagement and inclusion within their teams. By incorporating interactive, hands-on activities based on human-centered design (HCD), the presentation facilitates the application of these concepts in real-world settings. Participants will gain valuable insights into creating a collaborative and inclusive team culture, emphasizing the importance of open communication, mutual respect, and creative collaboration.

    This initiative focuses on enhancing team dynamics and performance, guiding attendees through the process of implementing strategies that promote psychological safety and leverage neuroscience insights for better team functioning. The integration of Positive Intelligence™ principles further enriches the learning experience, offering innovative approaches to leadership that can transform team interactions and outcomes.

    Participants will leave with a comprehensive toolkit for building high-functioning, diverse teams that excel in creativity and collaboration. The ultimate objective is to lead participants towards fostering team environments that are not only more successful in achieving their goals but also more fulfilling for each team member. Through this presentation, attendees will be empowered to create lasting changes in their teams, leading to enhanced collaboration, increased engagement, and superior performance.

    Karin Hurt
    Author and International Keynote Speake

    Navigating Workplace Conflict: How to Have More Influence, Less Drama and Better Collaboration

    Conflict is hard. You weren’t born knowing the perfect words to say when you’re angry, dealing with a difficult stakeholder, or when someone calls your game-changing idea “stupid.” This practical program incorporates findings from our expansive World Workplace Conflict and Collaboration research. You’ll leave with the courage, confidence, and competence to navigate even the trickiest conflict scenarios and build better, lasting collaboration.

    David Dye
    Author and International Keynote Speaker

    Navigating Workplace Conflict: How to Have More Influence, Less Drama and Better Collaboration

    Conflict is hard. You weren’t born knowing the perfect words to say when you’re angry, dealing with a difficult stakeholder, or when someone calls your game-changing idea “stupid.” This practical program incorporates findings from our expansive World Workplace Conflict and Collaboration research. You’ll leave with the courage, confidence, and competence to navigate even the trickiest conflict scenarios and build better, lasting collaboration.

    Dawn Mahan
    CEO, PMOtraining.com

    Meet the Players in Projectland: Decide the Right Project Roles & Get People on Board

    Because people will make or break your success on a project, it’s worth investing the time to get the people part right. And just like any game, you need to know the roles and rules to win.
    In this lively discussion with author and editor, we’ll explore the following topics in the book, “Meet the Players in Projectland®: Decide the Right Project Roles & Get People On Board”:
    • Do most projects really fail? Why?
    • How does understanding the players in Projectland help us succeed
    • What is Projectland and why is it different from business-as-usual?
    • What are the roles you’re likely to encounter in Projectland?
    • Do you know who your stakeholders are and what to do about them?
    • Can you really get the right people in the right roles and focused on the win?
    Through clever animal avatars and colorful stories, you’ll gain practical insights about the players you’ll face. Plus, by magnifying your people power, you will exponentially improve your ability to navigate the tricky terrain of Projectland® with confidence.
    Plus, get behind-the-scenes insights from the publisher and author.
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    Amireh Amirmazaheri
    Managing Director and Owner, PMO Solutions

    AI Governance and gaurdrails

    AI governance ensures fair, legal, and goal-aligned AI use in companies. It encompasses ethical use, compliance, risk management, data security, and performance monitoring.
    Guardrails prevent misuse and maintain trust by addressing biases, ensuring accountability, safeguarding against attacks, and providing transparency.

    The PMO aligns AI with strategic goals, allocates resources, manages projects, communicates effectively, adheres to regulations, monitors progress, and facilitates adaptation to AI technologies.
    Implementing such frameworks is crucial for preventing discrimination, complying with laws, mitigating risks, maintaining trust, and aligning AI initiatives.

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