The Only Team Role Model You’ll Ever Need

The Only Team Role Model You’ll Ever Need


Janet Cook

Maryland Global University

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Date
Event Location

Fair Lakes I, Lower Level Conference Center
12500 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA, 22033

About the Program

--You will appreciate yourself and others, in a unique and new way
--You will resolve even your toughest team problems, in a new way
--You will learn the S.M.A.R.T. way to make your team love you (no kidding!)

Too good to believe? I have a special offer for the doubters among you. Come and find out!

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.


Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

About the Speaker

Janet Cook

Maryland Global University

Janet Cook brings over two decades of management and research experience in medical, scientific, educational and professional development arenas. She analyzed research in diverse areas including distance learning, instructional technology, OSHA noise exposure standards, second language learning by adults and the neuroscience of creativity. She has managed public sector projects for over 15 years, focusing especially on team development, and has authored and co-authored numerous technical reports.

As past-VP of Membership on the Project Management Institute Silver Spring Chapter Board of Directors, she co-trained the first cohort of PMP aspirants, and helped increase 2-year Chapter growth by 30%. She has presented to PMI, INCoSE, IEEE and ASQ Chapters on process improvement using creativity. Her community volunteer work includes 2 years of teaching yoga at Isaiah House in Washington, DC and at Walter Reed Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. For the past two years, she has coached dozens of participant job-seekers attending on Belbin Team Roles, to define and describe their professional accomplishments and fine-tune the direction of their job search. She just started a new job training PMP exam preparation and team roles for Maryland Global University.

In addition to her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Janet has MA degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology from San Diego State University, and a BA in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds certificates in Project Management from University of Maryland University College, and in Mediation from the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bowie State University. She holds expert level certification in Belbin Team Roles.

Janet and her husband of 24 years, Peter, live in Silver Spring. They adopted a son, Daniel, from Vietnam, who’s now 16 years old. She meditates daily.

About the Fair Lakes Luncheons

PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.

PMI Membership is not required, nor is preregistration. This forum provides local education, networking and the opportunity for certified program managers to earn continuing education credits (PDUs).

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