Leveraging Your Project Team’s Strengths

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Event Date
Start At : Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 12:00pm
End At : Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 1:00pm

Leveraging Your Project Team’s Strengths


Michael R. Van Dyke

Date and Agenda:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

11:30am - Networking
12:00 through 1:00pm - Presentation

1 PDU Credit for Certified PMPs

Location and Cost

Free Program - No Cost to Attend

This luncheon is free and open to the public.

Advance registration is required to attend.

RTKL Associates Inc.
2101 L Street NW
Suite 200
Washington DC, 20037

About the Speaker

Michael R. Van Dyke

After 25 years as a project manager for theater, music, and dance productions, Michael R. Van Dyke established and is President of Serengeti Enterprises, Inc. His company provides training, and workforce development services to business teams and individuals. He is a certified coach (NCC) through the Newfield Network and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He has been on the faculty at Yale University, Dartmouth College, and Amherst College. In addition to customized training, Mr. Van Dyke offers open enrollment seminars through the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and has presented several popular courses in the PMIWDC-NOVA educational alliance. Mr. Van Dyke received a master’s degree from Yale University and was recognized with the Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Workforce Trainer/Instructor.

About the Program

Leveraging Your Project Team’s Strengths

An effective team is one that knows the strengths and weakness of its individual members and then uses that knowledge to accomplish a goal.  When you are looking to increase productivity, where do you focus your efforts to improve – on the strengths or the weaknesses?  According to a recent Gallup poll, the vast majority of project managers focus on improving the weaknesses – and they are looking in the wrong place!  As human beings, we have certain skills at which we excel because of talent, interest, and practice.  It takes all three for those skills to be a strength.  Practice will never give us the talent or the interest.  In this presentation, we will examine the myth of the “well-rounded” individual, practice identifying strengths (our own and those of our team members), and explore strategies for harnessing the team members’ individual strengths to drive success and productivity.   

About the Washington Circle Luncheons

PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at 2101 L St NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.

Formerly known as the McPherson Square luncheons, this program series is made possible by the generous support of RTKL Associates, a full-service planning, architecture and creative services organization based in Washington Circle.

Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required for all programs


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