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    Downtown meeting: Is Teamwork a Strategic Advantage for Your Project Management Team?

    March 29, 2012
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Main Houston Public Library Branch - Concourse Level Meeting Room
    500 McKinney Street
    Houston, TX 77002
     Directions

    If you will be attending this meeting, please register online. We are keeping attendance records online for PMI auditing purposes. Thanks!

    Presentation Title

    Is Teamwork a Strategic Advantage for Your Project Management Team? 

     

    Description of Session

    The session will focus on how a team can more consistently deliver on business objectives, make better business decisions and gain an advantage from working together effectively.   The topic is pretty cutting edge since it focuses on teamwork as a competency – not an individual competency but a shared competency as a team.  Attendees of this session can expect to learn the following:

    1. Common myths about teamwork
    2. The key teamwork competencies that can drive a team to achieve a strategic advantage
    3. Teamwork behaviors and processes that can differentiate the value that the team delivers
    4. Next steps – to make teamwork an advantage

     

    SpeakerMike Goodfriend

    Michael R. Goodfriend is President and Founder of Goodfriend & Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm.  Goodfriend & Associates, founded in 1989, helps leaders and leadership teams create a strategic advantage.

    The firm serves clients in diverse industries – oil and gas, manufacturing, healthcare, industrial distribution, multi-chain restaurants, information technology and professional service firms.  He has worked with major projects for green field chemical plants, refineries, cogeneration facilities, and software implementation teams.  Prior to founding Goodfriend & Associates, Inc., Mike was an audit manager and human resources manager for Price Waterhouse during the period 1980 - 1989. 

    Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.  He currently chairs the Birkman Method User Group in Houston.  He also has been a youth baseball coach and has driven player/family team fundraising efforts to raise money for the First Colony Dream League – a baseball league for kids with physical and mental disabilities. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Texas and the Houston CPA Society. 


     

    Location:

    Main Houston Public Library Branch
    Concourse Level Meeting Room
    500 McKinney Street
    Houston, Texas 77002

    Underground parking is accessible from Lamar Street. Houston Public Library underground parking tickets will be validated when brought to meeting room.

    For more detailed directions, please link to http://www.houstonlibrary.org/central-library

    Agenda:

    5:00 - 5:30 pm Networking
    5:30 - 6:30 pm Program 

    PDUs:

    There are no specific PDU codes for events that award up to 2 PDUs. This meeting awards 1 PDU. Below is the procedure for getting credit for this event towards your PMP/PgMP recertification:

    • Log in using your PMI.org Username and Password
    • Select Report PDU
    • Select PDU category CAT A: Registered Education Provider/PMI Component Event
    • At Activity Type click Report a 1-2 PDU Event
    • Click Next
    • Enter Provider Number: C012
    • Click Search
    • Click on C012
    • Answer the questions about the chapter meeting
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    • Enter the total number of PDUs you earned by attending the chapter meeting.
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    • Review the data you've entered and if correct, click the box indicating "I agree this claim is accurate"
    • Click Submit
    • Print a copy for your records

    Note: If attended both, pre-meeting and dinner presentations, please submit a claim for 2 PDUs. Enter "PMI Houston Monthly Meeting" as the Activity Title.

     

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