• 10:20 - 11:20

    The Transformative Influence of AI on Project Management

    In this presentation, we explore the profound impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on project management and its potential for transforming the way projects are executed. By leveraging AI-powered tools and techniques, project managers can enhance decision-making, streamline processes, and optimize resource allocation. We delve into the key areas where AI is revolutionizing project management, such as risk assessment, scheduling, and team collaboration. By projecting the future of AI in project management, we uncover the immense opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for professionals in this field.

    Speakers:

    Amber McMillan

  • 10:20 - 11:20

    Managing Difficult Conversations

    Have you ever hesitated when faced with a disagreement or the need to confront someone about an uncomfortable situation? Whether it’s at home or work, most of us want to avoid difficult conversations for fear of how people will react. Since ignoring disagreements doesn’t make them go away, being able to deal with difficult conversations effectively is an essential skill in maintaining good relationships and succeeding in life. We want to help remove the fear factor from difficult conversations by sharing tools to help turn that tough talk into a constructive dialogue to keep your relationships intact and your career on track.

    Speakers:

    Nan Gesche

  • 10:20 - 11:20

    What Project Professionals Should Know About Strategic Development

    How Leadership "Knuckleheads" Come Up With Strategy. Project Management professionals are constantly implementing projects that have "high strategic value." But what does that mean, and how does company leadership come up with strategy in the first place? In this presentation, we'll talk about what considerations company leadership "knuckleheads" utilize to develop strategies and how you, as project professionals, play a vital role in their realization.

    Speakers:

    Eric Bloom

  • 11:30 - 12:30

    Executive Panel

  • 1:30 - 2:30

    Change Begets Challenge

    No one should ever say it’s easy… but it should be worth it. If it’s not, why change? Truth is, in today’s overly competitive and complex business world, change is no longer something to be tolerated, but rather something to be sought after, planned for, and actively pursued. To be clear, change should have a purpose; a value to be delivered, and not something that is done for the sake of doing it. Often times though, the challenge for a lot of people is not to accept the importance of change; it’s to be an active participant, and more importantly, accepting that the change will influence them, and their status quo, directly. Change, by its nature must be challenging, in order to offer any true value.

    Speakers:

    Panayiotis Melas

  • 1:30 - 2:30

    How to Build Your Project Management Influence

    Influence! We hear a good bit on this term and see lots of LinkedIn posts on it! But, HOW do we use influence in our Project, Program, Change, PMO careers? Jennie Fowler will share some experiences of her career of building 8 PMO’s and how influence is identified – and – maximized.

    Speakers:

    Jenny Fowler

  • 1:30 - 2:30

    Brainstorming Techniques That Get Great Results

    Ever heard someone say "Let's do a brainstorming session on . . . " and you thought oh no, not another one of these? Even worse, have you ever scheduled a brainstorming meeting and people said that about you? Your brainstorming meetings can be fun, productive, innovative and worthwhile using various less-known concepts and techniques. This session explains how.

    Speakers:

    Eric Bloom

  • 2:40 - 3:40

    Empowering Changemakers

    They say that change has never come at us this fast, and it will never be this slow again. But intentional change in an organizational context requires capable changemakers, and those changemakers need to be equipped and empowered.

    Speakers:

    Sinikka Waugh

  • 2:40 - 3:40

    Stakeholders—The Key to Project Success

    Effective stakeholder engagement is key to project and career success. Despite overwhelming evidence, this crucial domain is often neglected. In this webinar, Alan Zucker shares the best practices he developed over his career and shares with his students and coaching clients for identifying, assessing, understanding, and engaging our stakeholders.

    Speakers:

    Alan Zucker

  • 2:40 - 3:40

    Agile Portfolio Management: Transforming Business Strategies into Client-Centric Outcomes

    Drawing from real-world industry expertise gained from implementing the Agile Portfolio Management approach in a leading financial institution, this webinar will take you on a journey from fundamental terminology to hands-on, step-by-step implementation techniques. Explore how Agile methodologies can reshape your business strategies, delivering client-centric outcomes that drive success. Don't miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insights into Agile Portfolio Management, a transformative approach that can revolutionize your organization's strategic initiatives.

    Speakers:

    Aina Alive

  • 3:50 - 4:50

    Group Discussions