Upcoming Events

Oct
16
Wed
2019
La Crosse October Event: Shifting to Innovation Centered Project Management @ The Charmant Hotel, Serenada Room
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Introduction/Description:

Project managers face two competing imperatives, 1) to be as fast and efficient as possible, and 2) to improve what you do and how you do it. The first one is about being on budget, on time and on target. The second one is about doing that better than you did it last time, perhaps radically better. In other words, innovating the products you develop and the processes you use to do that.

You will learn a simple intuitive framework—a mindset—for thinking about your work, that enables that innovation. A “switch” that will make you and your team more adaptive, resilient and resourceful, as you enhance rather than compromise your efficiency.

You will:

  • Learn to recognize patterns of thinking and behavior that promote innovation, as well as the patterns that undermine it
  • Learn how to shift your mindset to become a more effective innovator and optimize the way you and your team think about the challenges you face
  • Gain actionable research-based insights into how to maximize the value you create
  • Discover strategies you can apply throughout your professional and personal life, to handle any challenge more effectively

This approach has been demonstrated to radically improve the probability of achieving exceptional business outcomes.

About the Speaker:

Dennis Stauffer is a former Emmy award winning journalist and business editor, who has spent more than a decade studying what distinguishes successful innovators and entrepreneurs. He has done work under a grant from the National Science Foundation, authored two books, and was named one of the top 10 innovation bloggers in the world. His work recently culminated in the publication of a series of scientific papers on innovation, innovativeness and entrepreneurship in the International Journal of Innovation Science. Information on his work and the technology he has developed can be found at InnovatorMindset.com

Where:

The Charmant Hotel, Serenada Room

101 State Street

La Crosse, WI 54601

Registration Details:

11:00am – Sign in, Networking
11:30am – Lunch and President Announcements
11:45pm – Speaker Introduction and Presentation
12:45pm – Q&A

Menu List:

Build your own sandwich: turkey, chicken, smoked ham; white or wheat bread, Colby or Swiss cheese; lettuce, tomato, onion; field greens with sherry vinaigrette, potato salad.

Rochester October Event: Shifting to Innovation Centered Project Management @ Charter House, Edwards Hall
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Introduction/Description:

Project managers face two competing imperatives, 1) to be as fast and efficient as possible, and 2) to improve what you do and how you do it. The first one is about being on budget, on time and on target. The second one is about doing that better than you did it last time, perhaps radically better. In other words, innovating the products you develop and the processes you use to do that.

You will learn a simple intuitive framework—a mindset—for thinking about your work, that enables that innovation. A “switch” that will make you and your team more adaptive, resilient and resourceful, as you enhance rather than compromise your efficiency.

You will:

  • Learn to recognize patterns of thinking and behavior that promote innovation, as well as the patterns that undermine it
  • Learn how to shift your mindset to become a more effective innovator and optimize the way you and your team think about the challenges you face
  • Gain actionable research-based insights into how to maximize the value you create
  • Discover strategies you can apply throughout your professional and personal life, to handle any challenge more effectively

This approach has been demonstrated to radically improve the probability of achieving exceptional business outcomes.

About the Speaker:

Dennis Stauffer is a former Emmy award winning journalist and business editor, who has spent more than a decade studying what distinguishes successful innovators and entrepreneurs. He has done work under a grant from the National Science Foundation, authored two books, and was named one of the top 10 innovation bloggers in the world. His work recently culminated in the publication of a series of scientific papers on innovation, innovativeness and entrepreneurship in the International Journal of Innovation Science. Information on his work and the technology he has developed can be found at InnovatorMindset.com

Where:

Charter House, Edwards Hall
211 2nd St NW
Rochester, MN  55901

Registration Details:

5:00 pm – Sign in, Networking
5:30 pm – Dinner and President Announcements
5:45 pm – Speaker Introduction and Presentation
6:45 pm – Q&A

Menu List:

TBD

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Rochester November Event: Flip the Switch–The Case for Story Mapping @ Charter House, Northview Rom
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Introduction/Description:

Project Managers and Business Analysts can both relate to challenges in defining the scope of an initiative, especially when taking a new idea to execution.  How do you get to the core of what the sponsor is trying to achieve?  How do you quickly ramp up team members and find creative solutions to achieve that vision?  Story Mapping has become a favorite technique to use early in project planning.  Story Mapping helps teams quickly identify and agree on project scope, uncover assumptions and level set information, identify creative solutions, and build up a collaborative working environment all in one fell swoop.  This session will provide an introduction to the basics of Story Mapping, provide a perspective of the facilitator role, strengths and weaknesses of the technique, and real world experience and examples.

About the Speaker:

Aimee Roberts is a Sr. Business Analyst in the Global Business Solutions (GBS) Project Management Office (PMO) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Over the past 18 years Aimee has served project teams as they work to implement new products or make improvements to existing products and systems.  Aimee earned and has maintained her Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification through the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) since 2013.

Where:

Charter House, Northview Room
211 2nd St NW
Rochester, MN  55901

Registration Details:

5:00 pm – Sign in, Networking
5:30 pm – Dinner and President Announcements
5:45 pm – Speaker Introduction and Presentation
6:45 pm – Q&A

Menu List:

TBD

Nov
14
Thu
2019
La Crosse November Event: Flip the Switch–The Case for Story Mapping @ Viterbo Fine Arts Center, Hospitality Suite
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Introduction/Description:

Project Managers and Business Analysts can both relate to challenges in defining the scope of an initiative, especially when taking a new idea to execution.  How do you get to the core of what the sponsor is trying to achieve?  How do you quickly ramp up team members and find creative solutions to achieve that vision?  Story Mapping has become a favorite technique to use early in project planning.  Story Mapping helps teams quickly identify and agree on project scope, uncover assumptions and level set information, identify creative solutions, and build up a collaborative working environment all in one fell swoop.

About the Speaker:

Aimee Roberts is a Sr. Business Analyst in the Global Business Solutions (GBS) Project Management Office (PMO) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Over the past 18 years Aimee has served project teams as they work to implement new products or make improvements to existing products and systems.  Aimee earned and has maintained her Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification through the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) since 2013.

Where:

Viterbo Fine Arts Center
Hospitality Suite
929 Jackson Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

 Agenda
11:00am – Sign in, Networking
11:30am – Lunch and President Announcements
11:45pm – Speaker Introduction and Presentation
12:45pm – Q&A

Menu List:

TBD