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Thursday, March 19, 2020
8:30am – 10:30am

Scheller College of Business, 800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

$45.00 per person (group rates available for 10 or more)
$40.00 for PMI members – use <PMI> Registration code
FULL TIME Students – No Charge – use <student> code

We are really excited to be hosting the third edition of ProjectTalks in Atlanta and especially excited to be partnering with Georgia Tech. These are TedTalk-like sessions from local and international experts. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with others from different industries and project structures while hearing innovative ideas affecting your project environment today. Tell your colleagues, share with your local project teams… and don’t forget those PDUs.
See you there!
David Barrett, Director, ProjectTalks

4 Speakers – 20 Minutes Each
Delivering Unique, Cutting-Edge Ideas and Thoughts

 This event awards 2 PDU’s: Leadership/Strategy  

Program-at-a-Glance 

Doors open at 7:30am – Registration and Networking and very light refreshments
8:20am – Start
8:30am – first speaker
10:20am – close
10:30am – all done
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Project and Program Communications: Correcting the Three Most Common Misunderstandings
Eric S. Norman, PMP, CSM, PgMP, PMI Fellow

Manage Change Before Change Manages You
LaShanya Aikerson, Aikerson Consulting Group, Inc.

Fireside Chat – My PMI Journey and My Key Tools for Every Project
Megan Gamble, Get Level Consulting with Kashif Choudry, Client Partner at Aspirent and PMI Atlanta Chair 

Step Up Project Managers!  What Else Have You Got?
David Barrett, President, Solutions Network Ltd.

Program Details

Project and Program Communications: Correcting the Three Most Common Misunderstandings
Eric S. Norman, PMP, CSM, PgMP, PMI Fellow
Experienced and novice project/program managers agree, communications is a critically important part of our work. Many of us can also describe situations where key project and program communications have been misconstrued, misinterpreted or ignored, resulting in significant impact to the initiatives we’ve led. This session examines the three most common misunderstandings about communications and focuses on concepts for addressing both the medium and the message to improve not only what we say, but how we say it.

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Manage Change Before Change Manages You
LaShanya Aikerson, Aikerson Consulting Group, Inc.
As a Project Manager you are often responsible for the success of a new initiative. Unfortunately, you may not have been trained on how to account for the people side of navigating change. In reality people don’t always do what you want them to do. They may even do the exact opposite. In this presentation you will learn why people respond to change the way they do, and how to get them to do what is needed for your project.

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Fireside Chat – My PMI Journey and My Key Tools for Every Project
Megan Gamble, Get Level Consulting
with Kashif Choudry, Client Partner at Aspirent and PMI Atlanta Chair
Megan Gamble won a scholarship from PMIef in 2015 and leveraged that opportunity to earn her PMP designation and recently to launch her own consulting business.  Join Kashif Choudry, Chair of PMI Atlanta, as he interviews Megan and digs into her journey with the PMI, her professional journey and most importantly, as she reveals the top 3 tools that she uses on every project.

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Step Up Project Managers!  What Else Have You Got?
David Barrett, President, Solutions Network Ltd.
It is not 1995 anymore!  Nor it is 2010.  Our customers and stakeholders are looking for more from us there days.  And we need to offer more if we want to get that next gig and even, in some cases, to keep our jobs.  It is time to lay to rest the tick box project manager and welcome the new breed of PMs who will be running our projects tomorrow.  Are you in?

Speaker Details

 LaShanya Aikerson
As the CEO of Aikerson   Consulting Group, Inc.,   LaShanya Aikerson works with   corporate and government   organizations to turn managers i   into leaders. LaShanya began her   career over 30 years ago, in Chicago, as an electrical engineer for a major telecommunications company. Because she was good technically, she got promoted to become a supervisor. Unfortunately, her engineering education did not empower her with the tools to be a leader over people. This experience inspired her to learn what separates the best from the rest. She is a certified speaker, trainer, coach, and consultant.

 

Eric S. Norman
Mr. Norman is a skilled management consultant and leader with extensive business process design experience. He specializes in the advancement of project and program management – mentoring, consulting and leading project, program and business process improvement efforts across a broad array of industries.

 

 

Megan Gamble, Get Level Consulting 
Megan is the Principal of Get Level Consulting, LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia offering strategic business and operation management, leadership, talent development, and training and facilitation. Under her practice, she also mentors’ women professionals that are seeking to become eligible for project management certification by providing tools and resources to help them P.i.M.P their PMP (Prepare. Improve. Master. Plan). When Megan is not operating her practice, she is hosting women meetup groups in the metro Atlanta area, volunteering with PMI Atlanta chapter, operating her family business with her Husband, In A Flash, an interactive photo booth company.

 

 

David Barrett, Solutions Network Ltd., ProjectTalks
David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 5 books and education advisor.   He specializes in helping people and organizations Manage the Uncertainty by creating healthy projects and strategies. 
David’s career includes the creation and directing of a conference business, training company, software development firm, speaker bureau, and most recently, ProjectTalks. 

ProjectTalks is owned and operated by Solutions Network Ltd.