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PW&WCBA
EAST
The Premier
Conference Brand
for Advancing
Collaboration
through Practice
MARCH 23–24, 2015
THE GRAND FLORIDIAN
ORLANDO, FL
ACCELERATING DEVELOPMENT AT
THE RATE OF CHANGE
In-depth Sessions with Clear & Actionable Takeaways Focused On:
• How to Win at the Game of Office Politics
• Optimizing Presentation Impact &
Stage Presence
• Practical Tools & Tactics to Enhance Delivery
& Change Management
• Strengthening Your Soft Skills &
Win at the Game of Office Politics,
Jo Miller, CEO, WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP
COACHING, INC.
Strategic Leadership
• Leveraging Visual Thinking in Project Management
• The True Value of an Agile Process for You &
Your Organization
• Simplifying Project Management
• Creative Problem Solving
Participating Companies
Agenda
Redefining a City, Kim Schaefer,
Director of Communications,
DOWNTOWN PROJECT
PW&WCBA EAST delivers 24PDU/CDUs
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We’re happy to announce
we’re bringing PW&WCBA to
the East Coast in March 2015!
Meet Your Conference Chairs
In response to overwhelming demand, we’re thrilled to bring
PW&WCBA to the East Coast! Featuring the very best case
studies and in-depth skill building sessions, plus debuting NEW
unique content, this event will dramatically accelerate your
development.
More than ever before, PW&WCBA 2015 is focused on practicality
and tangibility, through visionary speakers and focus areas that
matter to you and your role, helping to accelerate future success.
Chuck Millhollan,
Vice President of Process
Improvement & Execution,
FARM CREDIT
MID-AMERICA
The 2015 EAST PROGRAM is designed with courses for all training
levels, a robust agenda, and most importantly tangible lessons
which you can begin implementing the day you return to your
office, making you even more valuable to your organization.
Re-examine how to identify opportunities and track their success.
Understand what it means to be an effective leader in a virtual
and multicultural world.
Explore the future role of project managers and business analysts
within the corporation.
The 2015 PW&WCBA Experience includes:
• More Interactive Sessions Focused on Collaboration & Networking
• Larger Offering of Workshops Targeted to YOUR Specific Needs
Romina Kunstadter,
Conference Producer,
Marketing & Business Strategy
Division, IIR
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William Greenwald,
Executive Coach,
Founder & Chief
Neuroleaderologist,
WINDSOR LEADERSHIP
GROUP, LLC.
Chuck is the Vice President of Process
Improvement & Execution for Farm Credit
Mid-America. He has over 25 years of
experience in personnel management,
quality management, and project, program
& portfolio management. Past positions
include Director of Program Management
for Churchill Downs Incorporated and
Manager of the Applications Engineering
Project Management Office for Humana
Inc. You can find additional information
about Chuck via his online business card at
www.millhollan.net.
William J. Greenwald is founder and
Chief Neuroleaderologist at the Windsor
Leadership Group, a global executive
development and leadership-coaching firm
specializing in the neuropsychology of
team and human behavior. William helps
organizations and senior leaders leverage
neuroscience to catalyze optimal levels
of leadership effectiveness, while building
high performance leadership teams and
service cultures.
William received his graduate training in
clinical psychology at Harvard University
and also holds two graduate degrees from
the University of Pennsylvania (yes, he’s a
certified “academia” nut). He is a frequent
lecturer at many universities, including
Wharton Business School (where he also
serves as an Executive Coach).
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NAVIGATING THE PROGRAM
MONDAY • MARCH 23, 2015
7:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:00 OFFICIAL WELCOME FROM CONFERENCE CHAIRS
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution,
FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
William Greenwald, Executive Coach, Founder & Chief Neuroleaderologist,
WINDSOR LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC.
8:30 Keynote: Change is Tough; The Alternative is Tougher.
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution,
FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
9:30 Keynote: Redefining a City
Kim Schaefer, Director of Communications, DOWNTOWN PROJECT
10:15 Morning Networking Break
10:45 Workshop: Win at the Game of Office Politics
Jo Miller, CEO, WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC.
10:45 Workshop: Part I: Introduction to the Cynefin Framework
Russell M. Field, Business Process Analyst, THE BOEING COMPANY
12:45 Working Lunch Round Table Topics
1:45 Case Study: What the Hell is Agile Anyway? How do Project Managers
and Business Analysts Fit into the Agile World?
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution,
FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
1:45 Workshop: Story to Stage: The Art Behind the Science of Presentation Excellence
William Greenwald, Executive Coach, Founder & Chief Neuroleaderologist,
WINDSOR LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC.
2:30 Case Study: Complex Projects: Our Gated Marathon to Save Lives
Todd Campbell, PMP, Project Manager, National Public Cord Blood Bank,
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
3:15 Case Study: Debugging the Myths of Agile — The True Value of an
Agile Process for you and your Workplace
Bryan Winsko, Agile Project Manager, PMI
4:00 Afternoon Networking Break
4:30 Lessons Learned & Current Challenges
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution,
FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
William Greenwald, Executive Coach, Founder & Chief Neuroleaderologist,
WINDSOR LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC.
5:30 Cocktails & Networking
TUESDAY • MARCH 24, 2015
7:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:00 Welcome from Conference Chairs
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution,
FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
William Greenwald, Executive Coach, Founder & Chief Neuroleaderologist,
WINDSOR LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC.
8:15 Keynote: Become a Person of Influence
Jo Miller, CEO, WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC.
9:45 Morning Networking Break
10:15 Keynote: Session Soon to Be Announced
Check Back Soon for Additional Details
11:00 Keynote: Session Soon to Be Announced
Check Back Soon for Additional Details
11:00 Workshop: Part II: Exploring the Cynefin Framework & Complex Systems
Russell M. Field, Business Process Analyst, THE BOEING COMPANY
1:00 Working Lunch Round Table Topics
2:00 Workshop: Project Management: Simplify Don’t Control
Lou Russell, CEO, Learning Facilitator, RUSSELL MARTIN & ASSOCIATES
2:00 The Goldilocks Solution: Getting it Just Right
Jan Asbjornsen, SCPM, Program Manager, Law & Corporate Affairs,
STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY
2:30 Case Study: Leveraging Visual Thinking in Project Management
Paul R. Williams, Vice President, Operations & Technology PMO Lead, ASSOCIATED BANK, N.A.
3:15 Case Study: Creative Problem Solving via Internal Incubators
Lori Heino-Royer, CPA, Director Business Innovation and Project Management Office,
DAIMELR TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
4:00 Afternoon Networking Break
4:30 Speed Mentoring & Official Close
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution,
FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
William Greenwald, Executive Coach, Founder & Chief Neuroleaderologist,
WINDSOR LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC.
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5:30 Close of Conference
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Day 1
Monday, March 23, 2015
7:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:00 Official Welcome from Conference Chairs
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution, FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
William Greenwald, Executive Coach, Founder & Chief Neuroleaderologist, WINDSOR LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC.
8:30 Keynote: Change is Tough; The Alternative is Tougher. A Case Study on Organization-Wide
Change Management Emphasizing Practical Approaches and Lessons Learned
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution, FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
This multifaceted Farm Credit Mid-America case study incorporates strategic portfolio management, the practical application of
Lean concepts in a service organization, a complex program impacting every employee in one of the largest associations in the
Farm Credit System, and a multi-year change management initiative on the organization’s Journey to 2020. Special attention
is given to the practical tools and tactics the Farm Credit Mid-America teams have used to enhance delivery and change
management.
9:30 Keynote: Redefining a City
Kim Schaefer, Director of Communications, DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Las Vegas is a city that evokes a very specific public perception. By helping to revitalize a
Downtown neighborhood that has been in a state of decline for many years, Downtown
Project is helping to redefine the image of the city itself. Rather than a place where what
“happens here stays here,” the company is working to create an environment of
entrepreneurship, learning, collaboration, innovation, and creativity that it hopes will inspire
communities around the world. By investing in tech startups, owner-operated small
businesses, arts, education, and real estate development, Downtown Project is helping to
change the future of Downtown Las Vegas.
10:15 Morning Networking Break
A lot of
great
networking
and
beneficial
topics for
anybody
that deals
with
projects
regardless
of their
role.
— Mary Ann Bender
ALLSTATE
COLLABORATE & EXPLORE: At PW&WCBA, your experience
extends beyond the two-day event. PW&WCBA is a community whose goal
is cohesiveness — mass collaboration and sharing of the smartest, most
accomplished thought leaders across industries. We encourage you to
participate in the discussions, debates and story sharing happening every
minute on our online forum.
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MARCH 23–24, 2015 • THE GRAND FLORIDIAN • ORLANDO, FL
Twitter: @Project_World
Blog: pwwcbablog.iirusa.com
Facebook: ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts
LinkedIn: ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts
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Day 1
Monday, March 23, 2015
10:45–12:45 We Have Two Sessions Running Concurrently, Choose the One that Best Fits Your Needs
Workshop: Win at the Game of Office Politics
Workshop: Part I: Introduction to the Cynefin Framework
Jo Miller, CEO, WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC.
Russell M. Field, Business Process Analyst, THE BOEING COMPANY
It is possible to navigate office politics without becoming a political animal.
*This material involves four hours delivered in two sessions of two hours each on
separate days.
As careers author Erin Burt has noted, “…avoiding (office) politics altogether can be
deadly for your career. Every workplace has an intricate system of power, and you
can — and should — work it ethically to your best advantage.”
In this workshop, discover the unwritten “rules of the game” at work, and how to
navigate them with effectively. Learn the dynamics of power in your organization.
Create a powerful workplace network — and access hidden resources and opportunities.
This interactive, highly practical workshop includes:
• Why office politics can be the #1 “career killer”
• The difference between organizational awareness and office politics
• The Shadow Organization Map: A tool for understanding the hidden dynamics in your
organization
Break (10 minutes)
• How to identify the unwritten, unspoken “Rules of the Game”
• Four ways to generation quick wins.
Day one will introduce the Cynefin framework as a tool for making sense of
the complex world around us. Participants will learn some reasons that “best
practices” don’t always work, how complex environments can be recognized, and
how we can use those insights to better assess and assign tasks.
OR
Topics Include:
• “Best Intentions Gone Awry: Why Best Practices Fail”
“Best practices” don’t always work as intended, and sometimes they don’t work at all.
But the reasons are often more about our environments.
In this presentation, we examine the nature and evolution of best practices, with the
backdrop of a real-life story taken from the Harvard Business Review. We explore
three types of natural systems, which influence our daily lives and actually limit the
success of “best practices”. The session concludes with lessons learned on “’best
practices’ for best practices”.
• “Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Cynefin We All Go: The Cynefin Framework in Work
Characterization and Assignment”
This presentation explores how task types, environment, and entrained thinking
can make our work and its management incredibly difficult or significantly clearer.
We’ll look at how different combinations of task and environment can affect work
assignment, some concepts on cognitive diversity in work groups, and thoughts on
leveraging Cynefin concepts in matching work and people.
12:45 Working Lunch Round Table Topics
SHOWCASE YOUR EXPERTISE!
For more information on all sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please
contact Jon Saxe, Senior Business Development Manager at [email protected]
or 646.895.7467.
For more information about becoming a strategic media partner, contact our
Marketing Manager, Kacey Anderson at [email protected] or 646.895.7317.
If you are interested in speaking on the 2015 program please contact the
PW&WCBA Conference Producer, Romina Kunstadter at
[email protected] or 646.895.7453.
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MARCH 23–24, 2015 • THE GRAND FLORIDIAN • ORLANDO, FL
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Day 1
Monday, March 23, 2015
1:45–3:45 We Have Two Sessions Running Concurrently, Choose the One that Best Fits Your Needs
Workshop: Story to Stage: The Art Behind the Science
of Presentation Excellence
1:45 Case Study: What the Hell is Agile Anyway? How do Project Managers
William Greenwald, Executive Coach, Founder & Chief
Neuroleaderologist, WINDSOR LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC.
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution,
FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
The ability to construct a great story while holding mastery of the
stage is a powerful, priceless skill for leaders to leverage for
a LIFETIME. In this fun, highly engaging, and high-impact
workshop, leaders are immersed in various evidenced-based
and empirically defined leading practice models required to
reach the pinnacle of oratory mastery (for use at home and
at work). Leaders will learn the fundamental principles and best
practices of presentation “design and delivery” from numerous
pioneers in the field and from current day “TEDx” superstars.
Further, leaders will personally explore the art of improv and “Story”
through the lens of Hollywood, including writing the outline for their
own movie script by leveraging authentic Hollywood-style templates
used in Hollywood for million-dollar pitches and screenplays (of
course, these pitch and story templates can be leveraged when
“presenting” to secure funding or resources for your next big idea).
Lastly, leaders will be exposed to the secrets of body language (CIA
style) and explore ways to leverage this new learning to optimize
presentation impact and stage presence.
and Business Analysts Fit into the Agile World?
We fear what we do not fully understand, and we tend to fill in the gaps with inaccurate
assumptions in the absence of information. This presentation addresses the myths that agile
methodologies do not need project management and agile teams do not need business analysis.
Being flexible and responding to evolving user needs and priorities is not new; any savvy,
experienced project manager or business analyst can describe the importance of focusing
delivery on value as seen in the eyes of the beholder. Hmmm…smells like agile!
OR
2:30 Case Study: Complex Projects: Our Gated Marathon to Save Lives
Todd Campbell, PMP, Project Manager, National Public Cord Blood Bank,
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
When the project team at Canadian Blood Services set out to establish a national, public cord
blood bank, they knew it would be a long, complex project involving many stakeholders. And, as
the marathon progressed, it became clear that any challenge could be overcome, even a mountain.
Learn how the project team collaborated with stakeholders and managed change/expectations,
using the phase-gate project model, and yes, even climbed a mountain. The key motivation for
building a national, public cord blood bank is to provide stem cell transplant opportunities for
both Canadian and international patients, to help save more lives.
3:15 Case Study: Debugging the Myths of Agile — The True Value of an Agile
Process for you and your Workplace
Bryan Winsko, Agile Project Manager, PMI
Have you ever heard someone say that “We have to move to an agile process so that we
can deliver faster to production”? Can this really be done and does Agile really help you get
to production quicker. The answer is both yes and no, and for some situations and some
organizations, an Agile methodology may make things worse. In this session we will talk about
real life examples that “I experienced, that I was there for…..not something I read or I heard about”
where an Agile methodology truly made a positive difference as well as some examples where it
was a mistake to move to an Agile methodology. We will talk about the common threads for both
the successes and failures as well as what paths could have been taken to avoid those mistakes.
We will also talk about the “Three Factors” that need to be considered on whether or not you
should or should not implement an Agile methodology completely or implementing a hybrid
Agile solution.
4:00 Afternoon Networking Break
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Day 1
Monday, March 23, 2015
4:30 Lessons Learned & Current Challenges
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution, FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
William Greenwald, Executive Coach, Founder & Chief Neuroleaderologist, WINDSOR LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC.
Details on this Session Coming Soon
5:30 Cocktails & Conversation
6:30 Close of Conference Day One
Day 2
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
7:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:00 Welcome from Conference Chairs
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution, FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
William Greenwald, Executive Coach, Founder & Chief Neuroleaderologist, WINDSOR LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC.
8:15
Keynote: Become a Person of Influence
Jo Miller, CEO, WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC.
Those who break through into senior leadership positions get there by mastering the art of influence.
Explore ways to gain a voice and a seat at the table in your company. Understand the mechanisms of
power within your organization and identify six sources of influence you may not be fully utilizing.
In this session, explore ways to gain buy-in for ideas, enhance your credibility, and make a larger impact in
business, through understanding the mechanisms of power and influence.
This interactive, highly practical workshop includes:
• Why influencing skills are critical for emerging leaders
• The critical success factor for becoming a person of influence and projecting leadership presence
• The characteristics of great influencers
• In-depth exploration of six facets of influence for emerging to take greater advantage of
• Self-assessment of influencing strengths, weaknesses, and areas for development.
9:45 Morning Networking Break
Had very
practical
sessions,
events that
encouraged
networking.
Many ideas
brought up
to help solve
problems
in our own
organizations.
— Jennifer Walton, Visa
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MARCH 23–24, 2015 • THE GRAND FLORIDIAN • ORLANDO, FL
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Day 2
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
10:15 Keynote: Session Soon to be Announced
Check Back Soon for Additional Details
11:00–1:00 We Have Two Sessions Running Concurrently, Choose the One that Best Fits Your Needs
Workshop: EQ for Improved Decision Making
Workshop: Part II: Exploring the Cynefin Framework & Complex Systems
Lou Russell, CEO, Learning Facilitator, RUSSELL MARTIN
& ASSOCIATES
Russell M. Field, Business Process Analyst, THE BOEING COMPANY
As stress increases through multitasking, each of us faces the same
question: How do I keep my energy from being sucked up by others?
Stress degrades the emotional state creating rework which increases
stress, and the cycle spins out of control. In this session, you’ll learn
what happens to your brain when you are stressed, how to identify
triggers to prevent shutdown, and ways to eliminate the rework
created by working when your brain is shut-down. Leveraging the
Behavioral Intelligence assessment prior to the session, you will receive
data specific to your own emotional awareness and regulation, and learn
ways to manage your emotions to more productive results.
Day two continues exploring the Cynefin framework and complex systems as they relate to
precedence networks and project management. The session will then look at cognitive bias and how
it can derail meetings and decision-making in the project environment.
OR
Topics Include:
“Gang Aft Agley: Protecting Our Best-Laid Plans (and other networks)”
This presentation provides a means of mapping network entities to the domains of the Cynefin
Framework to provide a deeper insight on the interdependence of network segments and
potential impacts on the network as a whole. In this session we explore concepts of complexity, a
method for identifying and mapping complexity within a network, and key strategies for dealing
with that deeper insight. While this approach can be applied to a range of network types, we focus
here on its application to project networks.
Ultimately, the goal of this presentation is to provide a more robust and/or resilient network control
approach and increased potential for meeting schedule commitments and affordability targets.
“Right Answer, Wrong Question: How Cognitive Bias Derails Meetings and Affects Our Decisions”
Are we thinking like a caveman when considering important issues? We perceive, analyze, and make
decisions every minute of every day. Most of them don’t have earth-shaking consequences, but
some can.
This presentation looks at how some common cognitive biases can have uncommon effects on
how we assess situations and draw conclusions, with a particular look at how they can influence
the conduct and outcome of the typical “business meeting” — a major forum for communication
and decision-making. A very minor tweak in how we look at things can have a tremendous impact
on our business for decades to come; see what can happen, and some steps we can take to
mitigate those risks.
1:00
Working Lunch Round Table Topics
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MARCH 23–24, 2015 • THE GRAND FLORIDIAN • ORLANDO, FL
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Day 2
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
2:00–4:00 We Have Two Tracks Running Concurrently, Choose the One that Best Fits Your Needs
Workshop: Project Management:
Simplify Don’t Control
2:00 Case Study: The Goldilocks Solution: Getting it Just Right
Jan Asbjornsen, SCPM, Program Manager, Law & Corporate Affairs,
STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY
Lou Russell, CEO, Learning Facilitator,
RUSSELL MARTIN & ASSOCIATES
Years ago when people were dedicated to
one project and email did not exist, there was
time for work break down (WBS) structures,
loading factors, critical paths, and complicated
project plans. Today, projects are Flashmobs: people
come together for 1 hour meetings to make very
little progress then disappear to the next ineffective
meeting. Given the multitasking, matrixed chaos of
work, how can we leverage a simpler set of tools to
collaborate and communicate? How can we abandon
the concept of control and instead focus on getting
bad news earlier? Bring a project — in this session
you will actually complete a Project Charter.
OR
What does Goldilocks have in common with a project management professional? How about addressing a
situation in a manner that is just right: not too much or too little. Whether you are managing projects, programs,
or a PMO; how do you determine what the right size is for methodologies, tools, etc.? Leave this presentation
with a pragmatic checklist of things to consider to when resolving this dilemma. Jan will share her learnings from
20+ years in portfolio, project, program, and PMO development and management in a variety of departments;
marketing to IT, from a 2 person PMO to a 45+ person PMO.
2:45 Case Study: Leveraging Visual Thinking in Project Management
Paul R. Williams, Leader of Project Management, PAI
FACT: 75% of the brain’s neuroreceptors are devoted to processing visual information. That’s 60 times more than
are devoted to hearing! Project Managers and Business Analysts alike are accountable for understanding, and
helping others understand, all aspects of a project. When planning, designing and communicating said project,
sometimes words alone aren’t able to provide a clear picture. That’s where visual thinking and reporting tools can
help! This presentation provides attendees with additional tools for their management toolbox with respect to
creative problem solving, task planning and reporting project-based metrics and results.
3:30 Case Study: Creative Problem Solving via Internal Incubators at Daimler Trucks
Lori Heino-Royer, CPA, Director Business Innovation and Project Management Office,
DAIMELR TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
Successful project management requires using your influence to creatively solve corporate problems. High-tech
incubators can be successfully adapted in organizations to yield results to everyday issues. Leveraging employees
allows you to build better relationships and tap into their vast detailed knowledge of your corporation. This
presentation shares the journey of creating structure, leading the process and the results obtained from an internal
incubator implemented at Daimler Trucks.
Session will explore:
• How to Structure an internal incubator
• Why it can work in your organization — ideas are everywhere
• Breaking Down the Silos
4:15
Afternoon Break
4:30 Speed Mentoring & Official Close
Chuck Millhollan, Vice President of Process Improvement & Execution, FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA
William Greenwald, Executive Coach, Founder & Chief Neuroleaderologist, WINDSOR LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC.
Additional Details Coming Soon
5:30 Close of Conference
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MARCH 23–24, 2015 • THE GRAND FLORIDIAN • ORLANDO, FL
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MEET THE SPEAKERS
Jo Miller, CEO, WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC.
Paul R. Williams, Leader of Project Management, PAI
A leading authority on career advancement and leadership, Jo Miller is
a sought-after, dynamic, and engaging speaker, delivering more than
60 speaking presentations — often return engagements — annually to
audiences of up to 1,200. She has traveled widely in Europe, North
America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East to deliver keynotes and
teach workshops for leadership conferences, professional associations,
and Fortune 1000 corporate employee groups.
Paul R. Williams is the Leader of Project Management for Plan
Administrators, Inc (PAi), and in that role is responsible for the
leadership of the project portfolio management function at PAi
including oversight and execution of the portfolio-based strategic
project roadmap. Paul Williams has over twenty years of project,
program & portfolio management leadership experience in information
technology, innovation management and strategic business initiatives
and is a frequent speaker on project management topics.
Kim Schaefer, Director of Communications, DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Russell M. Field, Business Process Analyst, THE BOEING COMPANY
Kim Schaefer is Director of Communications for Downtown Project.
Her work encompasses a wide variety of communications needs for
the organization including the creation of content for
downtownproject.com, branding, media relations, social media, and
community outreach. She represents Downtown Project as a regular
speaker to conferences and organizations across the country.
Additionally, she has been featured on Bloomberg News, National
Geographic’s Brain Games, and the ABC daytime talk show The Chew.
Lou Russell, CEO, Learning Facilitator, RUSSELL MARTIN
& ASSOCIATES
Russell M. Field is a Business Process Analyst for Boeing Commercial
Airplanes who has lectured and consulted internationally. He is a
former Continuous Quality Improvement leader/facilitator, Statistical
Process Control analyst, and instructor on integrating ERP/MRP
systems with Lean Manufacturing techniques.
Jan Asbjornsen, Program Manager, Law & Corporate Affairs,
STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY
Lou Russell is the CEO/Queen of RMA, an executive consultant,
speaker and author whose passion is to grow companies by growing
their people. Through speaking, training, and writing, Lou draws on 30
years of helping organizations achieve their full potential. She inspires
improvement in leadership, project management, and individual
learning. Lou’s upbeat style, humorous stories with on-the-ground
experience will give you enthusiasm and tools to improve the bottom
line. You will be moving, laughing, participating, inspired and
challenged. Most importantly to Lou, you will learn.
Todd Campbell, PMP, Project Manager, National Public Cord
Blood Bank, CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
odd provides project leadership in establishing and operating
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Canadian Blood Services’ National Public Cord Blood Bank. He has
been with Canadian Blood Services for 10 years, having responsibilities
in interactive solutions for transfusable products, as well as change
leadership for organ registries.
Jan is a Stanford Certified Project Manager who is currently a
Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs program manager responsible for
the project office. Previously, she co-created and managed the IT PMO
for a decade, including responsibility for: portfolio management,
project methodology, systems and tools, training, as well as managing
teams of contract project managers and project administrators.
Previously, she spent 18 years in wireless bringing quality and project
and portfolio management principles and methodologies to
marketing, call centers, and IT. She has coached teams in the Czech
Republic, England, Australia, and China.
Lori Heino-Royer, CPA, Director Business Innovation and Project
Management Office, DAIMELR TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
rior to joining Canadian Blood Services he spent several years in
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private sector and self-employed roles in the areas of interactive
solutions, marketing and communications. Todd holds a bachelor’s
degree in mass communication from Carleton University, and is a
registered project management professional with the PMI.
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MARCH 23–24, 2015 • THE GRAND FLORIDIAN • ORLANDO, FL
Lori is an impressive mix of a project manager and operations
manager, with a finance background that morphed into innovation
throughout her career. After starting her career as a Certified Public
Accountant, she recognized that she was more interested in the
process involved with delivering financial results than the accounting
of those results. In the tactical realm, she manages creativity,
processes, collaboration, timelines, budgets and the teams involved,
and on the strategic side, she assesses situations determines the weak
points and develops solutions.
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888.670.8200 or
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[email protected]
include code M2719
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Package Option Pricing:
Register by December 19th
& Save $500
Register by January 23rd &
Save $400
Register by February 20th
& Save $300
Register by March 20th &
Save $200
Standard & Onsite Rate
Days 1 & 2
$1,995
$2,095
$2,195
$2,295
$2,495
Tiered pricing is valid through expiration date. New pricing takes effect at specific dates indicated. All fees must be paid in full by expiration date or your price will increase to the next level tier.
DATE & VENUE
YOUR REGISTRATION INCLUDES
•Morning coffee and afternoon lunch
•Full conference presentations in electronic
format & speaker handouts*
•A copy of the Executive Summary distributed
via email after the event
•Opportunity to meet 1-on-1 with speakers
NOTE: We do try our best to secure all of
the presentations from our speakers for you.
Occasionally, distribution of presentation materials
is prohibited by the speaker or their respective
company. Thank you for understanding.
REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS ARE
AVAILABLE IF
•You are a Government, Not-for-Profit or
Academic Professional, you quality for a 30%
discount off the standard and onsite rate
March 23–24 • Disney’s Grand
Floridian Resort & Spa
March 23–24, 2015
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8451
Main Number (407) 824-3000
Reservations: (407) 934-7639
HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Reservations will be open by
January 5th, 2015.
To book your hotel stay, contact the hotel
directly by calling the reservation department
at (407) 934-7639 and asking for the
“Project World” rate. The negotiated rate will
be available until February, 28th 2015 or until
sold out. The discounted room rate is
$259 + tax per night.
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•Your company is sponsoring, you qualify for a
25% discount off the standard & onsite rate
•Your company is speaking, you qualify for a
20% discount off the standard & onsite rate
•If you are a PMI or IIBA member, you qualify for
a 20% discount off the standard & onsite rate
NOTE: No two discounts can be combined. Please
note that early registration discounts may be a
better value than some of the discount opportunities
here, so please register today.
PAYMENTS
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the program
may change & IIR reserves the right to alter
the venue and/or speakers. Payments may be
made by check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover,
Diners Club or American Express. Please
make all checks payable to the “Institute for
International Research, Inc.” and write the
name of the delegate(s) on the face of the
check, as well as our reference code: M2720.
If payment has not been received prior to
registration the morning of the conference, a
credit card hold will be required.
ATTEND IN A GROUP & SAVE,
PLUS GET GROUP PERKS!
CANCELLATION POLICY
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30% on the standard rate
Group of 8–10
25% on the standard rate
Group of 5–7
20% on the standard rate
Group of 3–4
15% on the standard rate
Group of 2
Groups of 11+ Contact Kacey Anderson
at [email protected] for customized
group pricing.
NOTE: All registrations must take place at the same
time for discount structures to apply. For information
on custom group packages and standard group
discounts, call Kacey Anderson at 646.895.7317.
AUXILIARY AID
Any disable individual desiring auxiliary aid
for this conference should notify IIR at least
3 weeks prior to the conference in writing, by
faxing 212.661.6045.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR
Casual & comfortable attire is suggested.
We recommend bringing a sweater, as the
conference room may be cool.
INCORRECT MAILING INFORMATION
If you are receiving multiple mailings, have
updated information, or would like to be
removed from our database, please contact
our database department at 646.895.7417.
MARCH 23–24, 2015 • THE GRAND FLORIDIAN • ORLANDO, FL
If you need to make any changes or have any
questions, please feel free to contact us via
email at [email protected] Cancellations
must be in writing and must be received by
IIR prior to 10 business days before the start
of the event (February 9, 2015). Upon receipt
of a timely cancellation notice, IIR will issue
a credit voucher for the full amount of your
payment, which may be applied towards
registration fees at any future IIR event
held within 6 months after issuance (the
“Expiration Date”). All credit vouchers shall
automatically expire on the Expiration Date
and shall thereupon become void. In lieu of
issuance of a credit voucher, at your request,
IIR will issue a refund less a $795 processing
fee per registration. Registrants are advised
that no credit vouchers or refunds will be
issued for cancellations received less than
ten business days prior to start of the event,
including cancellations due to weather or
other causes beyond the Registrant’s control.
IIR therefore recommends that registrants
allow for unexpected delays in making travel
plans. Substitutions are welcome at any time.
If for any reason IIR decides to cancel this
conference, IIR accepts no responsibility for
covering airfare, hotel or other costs incurred
by registrants, including delegates, sponsors,
speakers and guests.
REUSE. RECYCLE. REFER A COLLEAGUE.
If you’ve already received a mailing, please
pass this along to someone else who might
be interested in attending. Together let’s keep
the earth clean and the network growing.
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