Brazos Valley meeting: Taming the Elephant in the Room

    April 16, 2012
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Texas A&M Campus

    College Station, TX
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    Quarterly Meeting of the PMI Houston - Brazos Valley Venue

    The next Brazos Valley venue meeting will be held at the General Services Center on April 16, 2012 at 6:00pm, so join now and take your Project Management career to the next level

    This meeting is free to attend.

    Address: Room 101C, 750 Agronomy Road, College Station, TX 77843

     

    Venue and Parking Links

    http://gscomplex.tamu.edu/

    http://aggiemap.tamu.edu/?Bldg=1800

    http://transport.tamu.edu/parking/visitor.aspx?GSC

     

    Taming the “Elephant” in the Room

    Abstract:

    We’ve all been there; a great idea gets presented and wham, the very questions you thought you had the answers to or hoped that no one would bring up, get asked. The conversation turns into a no-win scenario that leads to endless questions and discussions that go nowhere.  Buy-in is slowed or halted.  The water cooler is where the real meeting now takes place.

    Every group has legitimate concerns that cannot be ignored or brushed aside. In this session you will learn and apply a proven strategy to address issues and concerns powerfully and effectively; to harness the elephant of resistance in the room and move your ideas to action.

     After the session, participants will be able to:

    Learn a proven methodology for addressing “elephant” issues

    1. Apply straight talk to current situations
    2. Identify the source of the resistance
    3. Learn ways to invite the questioner to be part of the answer and gain buy-in

     Speaker:

    Kevin Cullen is the President of Leadera Consulting Group which specializes in the training and development of business leaders worldwide. Kevin’s expertise and commitment to the development of leadership skills within an organization has allowed business leaders to define and seize growth opportunities, rapidly improve performance, and attain specific measurable business results within their organizations. Kevin has over 25 years of experience providing business consulting, training and development to individuals and Fortune 500 companies. He has trained and worked with leaders in every level of an organization to design, deliver and implement change initiatives to produce exceptional business results. Prior to this Kevin delivered transformational courses and seminars in the public sector.

     

    For more information about this event please contact:

    Don R. Gilman, P.E., PMP

    Project Manager

    Project Management Office - IT Risk Management

    Network & Information Security - TAMU IT

     

    Ofc 979.862.6421
    dgilman@tamu.edu

     

    Professional Development Units (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:

    1. Go to the PDU entry site and log in with your credentials
    2. On left navigation bar click on "Report professional development units (PDUs)" (3rd link)
    3. For PDU Catgy select "Cat 3: Registered Education Provider program/PMI Component Event"
    4. For Activity Type select "Report a Component 1-2 PDU Event" and click on "Next"
    5. On Component Search page enter C012 (CZero12) as Component ID and click on Search
    6. On Search Results page click on the C012 link
    7. Enter meeting date as "Activity date completed" and the presentation title as "Activity title"
    8. On PDU quantities page enter 1 as "PDUs claimed"
    9. On Confirmation page click on the check box agreeing the claim is accurate. Submit

    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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