Seminar Series - Neal Whitten, PMP - "Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects Seminar"

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Event Date
Start At : Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 4:00am
End At : Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 12:30pm

Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects Seminar


Neal Whitten, PMP

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Individual Registration

PDUs: Attending this program earns 7 PDUs.

Location and Cost


8:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - Seminar Begins
4:30 PM - Seminar Ends


Crowne Plaza Hotel
1960 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, Virginia 22102
Phone: (703) 893-2100


(Fee includes seminar, materials, breakfast, lunch and a copy of the book, Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for
Successful Projects. )

$325.00 - Member Registration
$350.00 - Nonmember Registration
$375.00 - On-Site Registration (if space is available -- preregistration is strongly reccomended)

About the Presentation

Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects

Popular speaker and best-selling PM author Neal Whitten takes leadership and project management to a personal level by revealing leading-edge best practices that make all the difference between leading consistently successful projects and playing the victim with troubled projects. If you came to Neal and asked, "I only have one day of my life for our paths to cross. What can you tell me from all you have learned from a 35+ year career that will make my projects and career more successful and rewarding?" This workshop is the one day that Neal would share with you. Successful projects — and careers — don't just happen, they are made to happen.

Focusing mostly on leadership and soft skills, this thought-provoking seminar reveals choices to make and behaviors to adopt that are invaluable in helping you become a successful project manager and leader. The workshop is based largely on Neal's best-selling book, Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects. Learn to think for yourself, re-energize your initiative and drive, and take control of your destiny. It's not about the ability of those around you to lead; it's about your ability to lead, despite what is happening around you.

Topics include:

Leadership styles • being too soft • managing priorities • fostering interpersonal communications • boldness • escalations • integrity • accountability • professional behavior and recognizing professional immaturity • dealing with criticism • how to make long-term project commitments • running an effective meeting • duties of the effective project manager • the need to fail • dealing with difficult people • and so much more.

No theories here! This stuff works! Come prepared to rethink what constitutes effective leadership and project management. You won't want to miss this!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify best practices that will cause your behavior, decisions, and actions to become more deliberate, effortless, and natural as you lead.
  • Identify personal attributes — leadership and soft skills — that contribute to your success and the success of your project.
  • Recognize how to boost your confidence in taking charge and making things happen.
  • Create a culture that fosters the success of your project.
  • Identify ideas that promote the advancement of project management/organizational concepts.

About the Speaker

Neal Whitten, PMP

Neal Whitten, PMP, is a popular speaker, trainer, consultant, mentor, and best-selling PM author in the areas of leadership, project management and employee development. He has written over 80 articles for professional magazines and is the author of six books.

With over 35 years of front-line leadership and project management experience, Neal has developed and instructed dozens of workshops and presented to many thousands of people from across hundreds of companies, institutions and public organizations. Neal served 23 years with IBM, including ten years in management. He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a contributing editor—now over ten years—of PMI's PM Network magazine.


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