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11Dec/17

PMI Rochester Event – What Happens When You’re Real: Authentic Communication and Trust

Introduction/Description:

Communication is about accountability, responsibility, and transparency. When you are clear, consistent and confident with others, remarkable things happen. You connect, engage, and are more likely to trust. Excellent communication means being present, owning your messages and active listening. Building trust and trusting relationships require courage, vulnerability, and risk. Find out what it’s like to bring your authentic self to everything you do!

About the Speaker:

Roger Wolkoff

Roger Wolkoff, with more than 25 years of corporate experience, has

  • Led many successful teams
  • Driven change — from downsizing to industry-changing initiatives
  • Encountered a wide variety of communication styles (and learning more every day!)
  • Been immersed in many cultures — from the blasé to the super-progressive

He has lived it — the good, the bad, and the exciting. He’s gone through many change initiatives and come out the other side and lived to tell about it!

Roger’s work experience includes project manager, business analyst, training manager, competitive marketing manager, software and programming trainer, tech support lead, network administrator, application developer, editor, and textbook sales representative.

He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester, NY, and his M.B.A from Edgewood College in Madison, WI. Roger received his Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin — Madison.

He is an author of several print and online articles and is the author of a forthcoming book.

Where:

Charter House

Northview

211 2nd Street NW

Rochester, MN 55901

Registration Details:

11:00am – Sign in, Network

11:15am – Lunch and President Announcements

11:45am – 1:00pm Presentation

 

Menu List:

TBD

11Dec/17

PMI La Crosse Event – What Happens When You’re Real: Authentic Communication and Trust

Introduction/Description:

Communication is about accountability, responsibility, and transparency. When you are clear, consistent and confident with others, remarkable things happen. You connect, engage, and are more likely to trust. Excellent communication means being present, owning your messages and active listening. Building trust and trusting relationships require courage, vulnerability, and risk. Find out what it’s like to bring your authentic self to everything you do!

About the Speaker:

Roger Wolkoff

Roger Wolkoff, with more than 25 years of corporate experience, has

  • Led many successful teams
  • Driven change — from downsizing to industry-changing initiatives
  • Encountered a wide variety of communication styles (and learning more every day!)
  • Been immersed in many cultures — from the blasé to the super-progressive

He has lived it — the good, the bad, and the exciting. He’s gone through many change initiatives and come out the other side and lived to tell about it!

Roger’s work experience includes project manager, business analyst, training manager, competitive marketing manager, software and programming trainer, tech support lead, network administrator, application developer, editor, and textbook sales representative.

He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester, NY, and his M.B.A from Edgewood College in Madison, WI. Roger received his Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin — Madison.

He is an author of several print and online articles and is the author of a forthcoming book.

Where:

Lunda Center

319 7th Street North

La Crosse, WI 54601

 

Registration Details:

5:30pm – Sign in, Network

5:45pm – Dinner and President Announcements

6:15pm – 7:30pm Presentation

 

Menu List:

TBD

08Nov/17

Save the Date: La Crosse Mix, Mingle, and Network

La Crosse Event – Sloopy’s Alma Mater (Mix, Mingle, and Network)

Assortment of appetizers will be provided throughout the networking happy hour. The attendees will be responsible for their beverages.  Join us for games and networking!

08Nov/17

Save the Date: Rochester Mix, Mingle, and Network

Rochester Event – The Tap House (Mix, Mingle, and Network)

Assortment of appetizers will be provided throughout the networking happy hour. The attendees will be responsible for their beverages.  Join us for games and networking!

07Nov/17

Save the Date: La Crosse’s Mix, Mingle, and Network Holiday Social

Join the La Crosse/Rochester PMI Chapter for our annual holiday social in La Crosse, WI. The evening will include plenty of networking opportunities with other local Project Management professionals.  In addition we will have games, prizes and FUN!  We look forward to you joining us for a great evening of networking!

Menu:

The La Crosse/Rochester will provide an assortment of appetizers during the networking happy hour. All attendees are responsible for beverages.

24Oct/17

PMI Rochester Event – High Speed Integration – How Whirlpool Acquired and Integrated Maytag in Seven Months

Introduction/Description:

Have you ever heard anything bad in the news about Whirlpool’s acquisition of Maytag? This was a well-run merger that left little to chance. The leadership team coalesced around key priorities, inspired the organization, and worked through meticulous detail to drive success. Learn how you can repeat this performance regardless of the change you are implementing, drive greater value and increase your own leadership success.

About the Speaker:

Steve Salisbury is a global change leadership expert for some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises. He sets the change in motion by creating transformational capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability to institutionalize the entire transformation. In an industry where projects continue to underperform, Steve holds a remarkable 85% success rate.

Where:

Charter House

Northview

211 2nd Street NW

Rochester, MN 55901

Registration Details:

11:00am – Sign in, Network

11:15am – Lunch and President Announcements

11:45am – 1:00pm Presentation

 

Menu List:

TBD

24Oct/17

PMI La Crosse Event – High Speed Integration – How Whirlpool Acquired and Integrated Maytag in Seven Months

Introduction/Description:

Have you ever heard anything bad in the news about Whirlpool’s acquisition of Maytag? This was a well-run merger that left little to chance. The leadership team coalesced around key priorities, inspired the organization, and worked through meticulous detail to drive success. Learn how you can repeat this performance regardless of the change you are implementing, drive greater value and increase your own leadership success.

About the Speaker:

Steve Salisbury is a global change leadership expert for some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises. He sets the change in motion by creating transformational capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability to institutionalize the entire transformation. In an industry where projects continue to underperform, Steve holds a remarkable 85% success rate.

Where:

Lunda Center

319 7th Street North

La Crosse, WI 54601

 

Registration Details:

5:30pm – Sign in, Network

5:45pm – Dinner and President Announcements

6:15pm – 7:30pm Presentation

 

Menu List:

TBD

03Oct/17

PMI La Crosse Event – Culture: The Key to Organizational Agility

Introduction/Description:

In the language of sociotechnical organization design, every organization is a composite of the technical system by which it does its work, and the social system by which it governs the conduct of its work. In other words, every organization is the product of its processes and its culture. The degree of an organization’s agility, then, is the product of the agility of its processes and the agility of its culture. In fact, experience teaches us that it is the organization’s culture that is the key to its agility. Yet, while designing and maintaining agile processes is an engineering discipline that is well understood, designing and maintaining an agile culture is a leadership discipline that is not well understood.

This presentation will introduce field-tested models to better understand:

  • What an organizational culture is.
  • How it fits into the organizational ecosystem, diagnose its current state and design a desired state.
  • The forces that, by design or by default, influence the reinforcement of its current state or its movement toward some future state.

About the Speaker:

Jim is Co-Founder & Principal Consultant at agilityIRL where he educates, coaches and consults to motivated leaders at all levels in matters of organizational leadership and leading cultural change in order to achieve organizational agility.

Based on his experience creating 9 new organizations, renovating 4 under-performing ones, and re-designing 2 that were not well positioned for the future, Jim shares the pragmatic lessons he has learned for leading cultural change on local, national and international teams. He has also curated those lessons in his book, Windward Leadership: Taking Your Organization into the Prevailing Winds on Political Seas.

An accomplished leader in real life, Jim has previously held positions ranging from VP of IT, then a VP in Product Development, at a global, $5 billion business unit of a Fortune 250 medical device manufacturer; to COO of a small, second stage, biopolymer engineering firm; to “chief digital officer” at a privately held aircraft manufacturer; to the startup of several “boutique” consulting firms. He has also served on several boards for non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Where:

People’s Food Coop Community Room

315 5th Street South

La Crosse, WI 54601

 

Registration Details:

11:00am – Sign in, Network

11:15am – Lunch and President Announcements

11:45am– 1:00pm Presentation

 

Menu List:

TBD

03Oct/17

PMI Rochester Event – Virtual Team Management: Creating a Culture of Success with Those You Can’t See

Introduction/Description:

Managing project teams is a challenge. Managing teams across geographical locations, time zones and globally can be difficult for even the best managers.  Factor in cultural differences and country-specific lingo, and it’s a miracle some projects are ever successful.  In his 10 years managing virtual teams, Jason has learned how to create a culture of success with and amongst stakeholders and project team members.  He will share his tips and lessons learned, some of them the hard way, including sponsor and stakeholder management, building a cohesive team, developing “right-sized” processes, and effectively communicating with those you can’t see.

About the Speaker:

Jason Orloske has been in project, program and portfolio management for over 17 years in the Healthcare, Retail, and Legal & Regulatory sectors. Jason is currently the Manager of Project Management at Aldevron, a Biologics manufacturer headquartered in Fargo, ND. Before that, Jason worked as a Program Portfolio Manager for WEX in Portland, ME, leading the delivery of global strategic initiatives. Jason has his PMP, Masters of Project Management (MPM), and Scrum certified. He has presented at a number of PMI-MN events, written articles for the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) and is an avid blogger.

Where:

Charter House

Northview

211 2nd Street NW

Rochester, MN 55901

Registration Details:

5:15pm – Sign in, Network

5:15pm – Dinner and President Announcements

5:45pm– 7:00pm Presentation

 

Menu List:

TBD

08Aug/17

PMI La Crosse Event – CONFLICT: Making It Easier

Introduction/Description:

How do get along with a person who drives us crazy or gets on our last nerve? It can be so hard to do. This month, learn to maintain your power when in conflict and get to a solution that works for everyone.

About the Speaker:

Jeannette Grace, owner of Expressive! Communication Consulting & Training, is a communication consultant and training and development expert who has been helping organizations and their employees exceed expectations since 1995. She specializes in removing communication roadblocks for her clients so they can enjoy the benefits of satisfied customers, engaged employees, and strong teams. Jeannette’s work spans corporate training, teaching college level business courses, keynote speaking, professional coaching, and training in business organizations, higher education, and government entities.

 

Where:

Lunda Center – Western Technical College Campus

319 7th St. N.

La Crosse, WI 54601

 

Registration Details:

11:00am – Sign in, Network

11:15am – Lunch and President Announcements

11:45am– 1:00pm Presentation

 

Menu List:

TBD