Managing Motivation: Leadership Lessons from an AT Thru-Hike
Mr. J. Kendall Lott
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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Leadership, management, and motivation are not just metaphors, but things that the physicality of an endurance hike can inform…and it comes with beautiful trail pictures. 9 lessons from the trail remind us of how to self-manage and manage teams, all learned from the physicality of the trail. These lessons lead to a realization of a simple technique to manage personal motivation to take on challenges.
Participants will learn a technique for managing motivation that empowers success, as well as be reminded of 9 steps that have application directly to the management of projects to help us be better managers and leaders.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA, 22182
Chapter Members: $45
Late Registration (1 week before event and at the door)
Chapter Members: $50
5:00 PM - Registration Opens
5:00 PM - PMIWDC Book Club Meeting
5:15 PM - Networking & Cash Bar (goes until 7:00 pm)
5:30 PM - PM Industry Insights (goes until 6:20 pm)
7:00 PM - Dinner & Cash Bar
7:30 PM - Guest Speaker
8:30 PM - Adjourn
In keeping with PMIWDC’s mission, High Impact Community Leaders, we will be collecting Non-Perishable Food Donations for Martha’s Table, a local food bank, during this event. See here for additional information on acceptable donation items.
Bring a minimum of 5 pounds(~ 6 regular cans) and get a raffle ticket!
About the Speakers
Mr. J. Kendall Lott
With over 20 years of experience in the federal government and as a consultant, Kendall Lott is the CEO/President of M Powered Strategies, Inc, a change management consulting firm in Washington DC that supports organizations in public service. His professional background includes government service as a Presidential Management Fellow and as a career civil servant at the Departments of Agriculture and Justice, as well as service as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Micronesia). His government consulting career has taken him for extensive tours in Jordan, India and Malaysia. His professional interests and experiences are in economic analysis of projects, business process reengineering and design, organizational change management, program design, and coaching.
A certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), he has served as a volunteer with Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) for over a decade, and was an active member of the board for 8 years. His volunteer roles include executive management, as he has been the COO and CEO of PMIWDC, the Executive Director of the Project Management Day of Service, the Chairman of the Board of the PM4Change non-profit organization, and the host and producer of the PM Point of View® podcast. He has won volunteer leadership awards with PMI at the regional and nation level. In 2017, he completed a thru-hike of the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail.
Kendall is a Gallup certified StrengthFinders ® coach, and holds a Master of International Relations from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.
With over 20 years of experience in the federal government and as a consultant, Kendall Lott is the CEO/President of M Powered Strategies, Inc, a change management consulting firm in Washington DC that supports organizations within the U.S. Government. His professional background includes government service at the Departments of Agriculture and Justice, as well as service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Federated States of Micronesia.
A certified Project Management Professional, and a Gallup certified StrengthsFinder Coach, he has served as a volunteer with Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) for over a decade, and was an active member of the board for 8 years. His volunteer roles include executive management as he has been the COO and CEO of PMIWDC, and the Executive Director of the Project Management Day of Service. Most recently, he has been the creator and host of the PM Point of View Podcast®.
Mr. Lott holds a Master of International Affairs from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.
About the Monthly Dinner Meetings
The PMIWDC Monthly Dinner Meetings are held at the Sheraton Tysons (8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182), typically on the second Tuesday of each month (subject to change due to holidays and venue/speaker availability). Members and non-members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington, DC area has to offer.
The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will present specific learning points focusing on building a talent triangle of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each Monthly Chapter Event certified PMPs can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).