Upcoming Events

Oct
23
Tue
2018
PMI Rochester Event – What’s Going On Up There? The Neuroscience of Conversation for Project Managers @ Charter House - Edwards Hall
Oct 23 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Introduction/Description:

You know how sometimes you’re having a conversation with a stakeholder or team member, and all of a sudden you realize that they’re completely disconnected from you? Do you ever wonder why that happens and how to fix it? During a conversation, there’s a neurochemical cocktail that’s influencing (and being influenced by) you and the person you are talking to. These influences are unconscious, however, we can learn to recognize the signs of neurochemical impacts and use that information to achieve wildly successful conversations.

This session introduces Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ®), and other easy-to-use tools for engaging in effective, mindful conversation with clients, project teams, and stakeholders. Together we’ll explore different levels of conversation and their:

  • Intention and interaction dynamics
  • Strengths and pitfalls
  • Best situational use
  • Impacts on trust, influence, power, and success
  • Underlying neurochemistry affecting the brain
  • Skills needed to move to the next level up

About the Speaker:

Jacy Imilkowski

Jacy Imilkowski PMP, CPCC, ACC is an energetic speaker, born storyteller, and self-admitted communication nerd. She deftly weaves story, humor, and expertise to share tools and skills that engage participants’ hearts and minds. Her interactive presentations focus on real-world application, and participants leave every session with tools they can immediately apply in their everyday lives.

When not working Jacy is an avid speculative fiction and fantasy reader, food and flower gardener and enjoys spending time in nature with her partner and dogs.

Where:

Charter House

Edwards Hall

211 2nd Street NW

Rochester, MN 55901

Registration Details:

7:00am – Sign in, Networking

7:15am – Breakfast and President Announcements

7:30am – Ice Breaker, Break, Speaker Introduction

7:45am – Presentation

8:45am – Questions

Menu List:

TBD

PMI La Crosse Event – What’s Going On Up There? The Neuroscience of Conversation for Project Managers @ Lunda Center
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Introduction/Description:

You know how sometimes you’re having a conversation with a stakeholder or team member, and all of a sudden you realize that they’re completely disconnected from you? Do you ever wonder why that happens and how to fix it? During a conversation, there’s a neurochemical cocktail that’s influencing (and being influenced by) you and the person you are talking to. These influences are unconscious, however, we can learn to recognize the signs of neurochemical impacts and use that information to achieve wildly successful conversations.

This session introduces Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ®), and other easy-to-use tools for engaging in effective, mindful conversation with clients, project teams, and stakeholders. Together we’ll explore different levels of conversation and their:

  • Intention and interaction dynamics
  • Strengths and pitfalls
  • Best situational use
  • Impacts on trust, influence, power, and success
  • Underlying neurochemistry affecting the brain
  • Skills needed to move to the next level up

About the Speaker:

Jacy Imilkowski

Jacy Imilkowski PMP, CPCC, ACC is an energetic speaker, born storyteller, and self-admitted communication nerd. She deftly weaves story, humor, and expertise to share tools and skills that engage participants’ hearts and minds. Her interactive presentations focus on real-world application, and participants leave every session with tools they can immediately apply in their everyday lives.

When not working Jacy is an avid speculative fiction and fantasy reader, food and flower gardener and enjoys spending time in nature with her partner and dogs.

Where:

Lunda Center

319 7th Street North

La Crosse, WI 54601

 Registration Details:

11:00am – Sign in, Networking

11:15am – Lunch and President Announcements

11:45am – 1:00pm – Presentation

Menu List:

TBD

Nov
7
Wed
2018
PMI Rochester Event – I’m Not Sure that Word Means What You Think It Means: Talking to Business People About Agile @ Charter House - Northview Room
Nov 7 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Introduction/Description:

Agile, like any movement, has its own lexicon – a set of words that are used within the community and help define it.  Unfortunately, as the Agile movement has grown, these words have been distorted, changed and lost their original meaning.

During this session, these words and their original meaning will be examined from a business perspective.  Participants leave with the ability to accurately define and use these terms in way that engages the business in its search for value.

About the Speaker:

Mike Stuedemann, PMP, PMI-ACP, CST

Mike is Co-Founder & Principal Consultant at agilityIRL.  In this role, he is responsible for educating, coaching and consulting with his clients in Agile methods and working with all levels of an organization to help them produce products that people want to use.

He has presented on Agile at numerous industry events including PMI-Minnesota’s Professional Development Days, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of IIBA, and Agile Development West.

Prior to founding agilityIRL, Mike co-founded two other Agile consultancies.  Mike has also worked for Savigent Software as an Engagement Manager, Medtronic in a number of IT Leadership roles, Data Recognition Corporation as a Business Analyst and for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Staff Consultant.

He has undergraduate degrees in International Management and Japanese from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Mike lives in Andover, MN with his wife, Erin, and his sons, Joe, Ray and Will.  When not spending time with his family, Mike enjoys watching sports and reading.

Where:

Charter House

Northview Room

211 2nd Street NW

Rochester, MN 55901

Registration Details:

7:00am – Sign in, Networking

7:15am – Breakfast and President Announcements

7:30am – Ice Breaker, Break, Speaker Introduction

7:45am – Presentation

8:45am – Questions

Menu List:

TBD

PMI La Crosse Event – I’m Not Sure that Word Means What You Think It Means: Talking to Business People About Agile @ Lunda Center
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Introduction/Description:

Agile, like any movement, has its own lexicon – a set of words that are used within the community and help define it.  Unfortunately, as the Agile movement has grown, these words have been distorted, changed and lost their original meaning.

During this session, these words and their original meaning will be examined from a business perspective.  Participants leave with the ability to accurately define and use these terms in way that engages the business in its search for value.

Agile, like any movement, has its own lexicon – a set of words that are used within the community and help define it. Unfortunately, as the Agile movement has grown, these words have been distorted, changed and lost their original meaning.

During this session, these words and their original meaning will be examined from a business perspective. Participants leave with the ability to accurately define and use these terms in way that engages the business in its search for value.

About the Speaker:

Mike Stuedemann, PMP, PMI-ACP, CST

Mike is Co-Founder & Principal Consultant at agilityIRL. In this role, he is responsible for educating, coaching and consulting with his clients in Agile methods and working with all levels of an organization to help them produce products that people want to use.

He has presented on Agile at numerous industry events including PMI-Minnesota’s Professional Development Days, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of IIBA, and Agile Development West.

Prior to founding agilityIRL, Mike co-founded two other Agile consultancies. Mike has also worked for Savigent Software as an Engagement Manager, Medtronic in a number of IT Leadership roles, Data Recognition Corporation as a Business Analyst and for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Staff Consultant.

He has undergraduate degrees in International Management and Japanese from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Mike lives in Andover, MN with his wife, Erin, and his sons, Joe, Ray and Will. When not spending time with his family, Mike enjoys watching sports and reading.

Where:

Lunda Center

319 7th Street North

La Crosse, WI 54601

 Registration Details:

11:00am – Sign in, Networking

11:15am – Lunch and President Announcements

11:45am – 1:00pm – Presentation

Menu List:

TBD

Mar
8
Fri
2019
Project Conference – Be a Champion of Change @ Mayo Civic Center
Mar 8 all-day

Spread the word! The 2019 Project Conference will be held Friday, March 8th, 2019. Join your peers for a day of learning and networking as you build your skills. Mark your calendars for an exciting day packed with networking and educational sessions that relate directly to your position.