How to Create Your Own Alpha Team

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Event Date
Start At : Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 11:30am
End At : Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 1:00pm

How to Create Your Own Alpha Team


Ron Taylor
Principal, The Ron Taylor Group

Free Program - No Cost to Attend

Location and Date

Thursday, April 28, 2011 

11:30 am: Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program

3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA 22042

Costs and Attendance Requirements

There is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

The Noblis cafeteria, on the same floor, will be open andavailable for you to purchase lunch and bring into the auditorium.

The event will be held at Noblis – Directions to the meeting can be found here at

Note forNon-US Citizens:

For security reasons, attendees who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents (resident card holders) must register at least 5 days in advance of the event and must provide a valid passport upon entry to the facility.

Non-US citizens are welcome to attend, but must request an escort on the registration form.

Please contact Richard Swerdlow with any questions regarding this event.

About the Program

How to Create Your Own Alpha Team

Regardless of your position in the organization, you are a member of a team.  Your reputation and your career trajectory are often determined not so much by what you do, but by how well your team performs.  Learning to create a high-performing team is one of the best ways to move your organization forward and to enhance your own leadership skills.  Best of all, you can apply these skills not only in the workplace, but in other areas of your life.

This presentation focuses on steps you can take right now to greatly improve your ability to create a high-performing team and increase both your individual and organizational success.  Ron Taylor used these steps to lead the largest Chapter in the Project Management Institute, the PMI Washington DC Chapter, to an unparalleled record of success.  During Ron’s term as President and CEO of PMIWDC (2007 and 2008) the Chapter won more awards than any other Chapter in the world, including PMI Chapter of theYear, and Ron was named 2008 PMI Leader of the Year.

About the Speaker

Ron Taylor

Ron Taylor is an internationally-known project manager, lecturer, author, and consultant, and is the principal and founder of the Ron Taylor Group. He is the Past President of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Project Management Institute, the largest PMI Chapter in the world, with over 9,000 members.  During Ron’s tenure as President, the Chapter was named PMI Chapter of the Year and Ron became the only person in the 32-year history of the Chapter to be named PMI’s Leader of the Year.  Ron is currently a contributing author with PMForum and Adjunct Professor of Management at George Mason University.  He is co – author of “77 Deadly Sins of Project Management.”  His latest book on leadership is scheduled for release in March 2011.

Ron began his career as a member of the faculty of the University of Kentucky, where he was nominated Teacher of the Year.  After moving to the U.S. Census Bureau, he managed several multimillion-dollar projects and led the Bureau's Project Management Board of Directors.  He has been a featured speaker at several conferences and symposia and for a wide variety of groups, including The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the CIA, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, the Center for Advanced Studies in Munich, the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech and the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

Ron has an MBA from the University of Kentucky and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute.

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