2024 IMPACT Summit

    Knowing where you want to go while staying flexible and able to pivot when needed is the concept behind strategic agility. Strategic agility embodies the fusion of steadfast direction with dynamic responsiveness to emergent market dynamics. While organizations must forge a comprehensive strategy grounded in purpose, vision, and objectives, they must equally embrace the inevitability of flux and disruption.

    Strategic agility denotes more than mere survival; it signifies the capability to thrive amidst uncertainty and disruption, consistently enhancing performance. Navigating through perpetual change demands transformative strategies and visionary leadership, enabling organizations to not only adapt but also drive positive change and redefine industry benchmarks.

    Addressing formidable challenges frequently necessitates substantial transformations that endure, eschewing a return to antiquated practices. Thus, organizations must instigate enduring changes that not only address present issues but also anticipate and mitigate future challenges. Vital to this endeavor is ensuring that all modifications are sustainable in the long term and do not divert back to old ways of working, adapting as new insights emerge necessitating further pivots.

    In the realm of business, change is not merely a constant but a cornerstone of progress. Thus, organizations must cultivate a culture of adaptability and resilience to navigate the ever-shifting terrain with confidence.

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    When it comes to delivering innovation and growth, why do we focus so much on methodologies? This session explores how PMOs can create biomes with the perfect conditions to enable growth and innovation, Find out how to create aligned ecosystems and supportive, collaborative environments, Understand how the PMO should partner with the organization to design ecosystems where strategic initiatives can truly thrive.

    More sessions are being added each week until the summit in September!

    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.

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    With over 25 years of management and leadership experience, Annmarie Curley will guide you through the cutting-edge intersection of neuroscience and leadership with a focus on communications and engagement to elevate your leadership approach and boost your team's performance.

    Discover how leveraging the body's intelligence system can unlock unprecedented levels of communication, cohesion, and innovation within your teams. This session is designed for leaders eager to embrace the future of leadership by integrating the principles of neuroleadership into their management strategies.

    Join us to learn how to effectively engage your project teams, sponsors and stakeholders, navigate the complexities of human behavior, and lead with empathy and insight in the modern workplace.

    In today's rapidly evolving project management landscape, the traditional tools and techniques often fall short in addressing the complex dynamics of team leadership and stakeholder communication. This session introduces a groundbreaking approach by integrating the principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) into the fabric of project management. Our journey will begin with an exploration of the NLP Model of Communication, offering a profound understanding of how our perceptions shape our reality and, consequently, our project outcomes.

    Attendees will be equipped with insights into the foundational aspects of NLP, focusing on how to harness the power of language to foster a deeper connection with their teams, inspire unparalleled motivation, and navigate through challenges with agility and grace. A key highlight of the session will be the concept of "Perception is Projection," illustrating how project managers can transform their communication strategies to resonate more effectively with their audience, thereby enhancing leadership presence and project success.

    Welcome to Simplexity!

    In a world often overwhelmed by complexity and ambiguity, we crave clarity, simplicity, and practical solutions. It's with this spirit in mind that we present to you our "Simplicity Manifesto." This manifesto isn't merely a collection of ideas; it's a call to action, a personal compass for navigating the intricate maze of complexity that often permeates both our personal and professional lives.

    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)

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    In today's fast-paced and constantly changing business environment, Project Management Offices (PMOs) face unique challenges in ensuring the successful delivery of projects. The age of disruption, characterized by rapid technological advancements, shifting market demands, and evolving customer expectations, requires PMOs to be agile and strategic in their approach to talent and contractor acquisition and resource allocation. This session will provide PMOs with practical insights and strategies to identify the right people to deliver projects effectively in this dynamic landscape while avoiding overallocation.

    Talk Outcomes:
    1. Enhanced Talent Acquisition Strategies: PMOs will gain actionable strategies to improve their talent acquisition processes, ensuring they can attract the right candidates with the necessary skills and mindset to thrive in disruptive environments.
    2. Pitfalls to Avoid: Participants will understand the benefits of finding right-fit contractors and team members and how to ensure they are prepared for and have the skills for the project.
    3. Increased Agility and Adaptability: PMOs will learn how to identify and cultivate team members who are not only technically proficient but also adaptable and resilient, essential traits for navigating uncertainty and change.
    4. Commitment to Continuous Learning: A successful, sustainable PMO integrates training and upskilling into its practice, frameworks and governance structures.

    By the end of this talk, PMO leaders will be better prepared to face the challenges of disruption head-on, with a robust strategy for finding and nurturing the right teams to ensure project success.

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    This presentation positions the Project Management Office (PMO) as a dynamic and proactive force in organizational success. It highlights the PMO's pivotal role in knowledge management, emphasizing the importance of leveraging knowledge as a critical asset for competitive advantage. Additionally, the presentation underscores the significance of stakeholder engagement, pointing to the collaborative nature of effective project management. By framing the PMO as an "impact engine," it conveys a sense of transformation and strategic importance, suggesting that the PMO not only manages but also drives substantial value and impact within the organization.

    More sessions are being added each week until the summit in September!

    Many projects fail due to unforeseen risks. This presentation will review the project's operating environment and the risks to which it may be subjected. The best time to avoid some risks is when stating the scope and selecting the project strategy. We will present risk management as a closed-loop control system and the need to adapt to risks identified and emerging events. For our control system to be effective, it will require metrics and monitoring, which can be challenging. We will help you rise up to meet that challenge.

    Program success starts with knowing what Done looks like in units of measure meaningful to the Decision Makers. This starts with a Capabilities Based Plan describing what capabilities are needed to accomplish the Mission or fulfill the Strategy. The Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance of those capabilities. Only then are the technical and operational requirements elicited and with those the planning and scheduling of the project can take place.

    More sessions are being added each week until the summit in September!

    More sessions are being added each week until the summit in September!

    More sessions are being added each week until the summit in September!

    More sessions are being added each week until the summit in September!

    More sessions are being added each week until the summit in September!

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