Agenda

Join us for the 2 June program, the second installment of our 2021 Virtual Experience Series, available on demand through 31 January 2022. We have supersized this event to include more content and more opportunities to learn and earn 20+ PDUs. This event features mainstage programming and 18 breakout sessions, with closed captioning available in English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. You can choose which sessions interest you and best benefit your professional development. 

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Tuesday, June 1

Wednesday, June 2

Collaborated Work Management in Distributed Organizations

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Session Topic: Building Your Business Acumen

Subtopics: Communications, Team Building

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

Sponsored by Wrike

This is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast. To self-report PDUs for this session, log into my.pmi.org and under any of your certifications click the Report PDUs button. 

To deliver quality outcomes and increase operational efficiency, project managers must make data-driven pivots, manage workflows, and communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Managing projects in today’s world with distributed organizations and inefficient collaboration tools add to the challenge. In this session, Wrike Services Principal, Lesley Hausmann, will discuss the future of the hybrid workforce and how the use of Collaborative Work Management solutions will be necessary to increase productivity, reduce administrative overhead, and further your strategic priorities. You'll learn how CWM will help you:

  • Connect strategy, planning, and execution
  • Simplify complex processes
  • Improve team collaboration
  • Achieve intended business outcomes

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to describe the benefits of utilizing Collaborative Work Management solutions.

Increasing Organizational Agility: Three Ways Project Portfolio Management Helps

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Session Topic: Mastering New Ways of Working

Subtopics: Organizational Agility, PMO, Strategic Planning,

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

KeyedInThis is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast. To self-report PDUs for this session, log into my.pmi.org and under any of your certifications click the Report PDUs button. 
 
For PMO leaders today, it is not enough to just plan and deliver projects. PMOs need to be strategic, adaptive, and responsive. But cultivating organizational agility isn’t just a mindset, it requires a fundamental change.  Join this session for a consultative approach to organizational agility and how your solutions need to support new ways of working. We’ll discuss how the PMO can be more strategic and deliver faster without increasing resources or workloads. 
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to discuss how a PMO can be more strategic and support new ways of working. 

5:00 am - 5:45 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

5:00 am - 5:45 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 301: Featured Session: Building a Better Future

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Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Innovation, Leadership Skills, Problem Solving,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa North America

Join tech entrepreneur Nora Bavey, as she talks with TIME Magazine’s 2020 Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao – a conversation on how they found their path to global innovation and what helped and challenged them along the way.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will describe the speakers’ perspectives on the importance of education and the challenges encountered in pursuing innovative paths.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

This session is available on demand until 1 August 2021.

6:00 am - 6:45 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

6:00 am - 6:45 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 302: The Pivotal Leader: How to Succeed in a Disruptive World

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Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Change Management, Decision Making, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Skills, Problem Solving, Resilience, Talent Management

Audience Level: Advanced

Duration: 45 minutes

Megatrends: COVID-19

Speaker(s) Region(s): Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

This session will relate the importance of pivotal leadership during and after a global pandemic, examining the habits needed to be an influential, effective and resilient leader. We will examine how pivotal leaders quickly assess a situation, sense what their people need and then respond. They work around a collective intelligent approach, pursuing a growth mindset in themselves and in their teams — gathering rapid actions, brainstorming ideas and quickly creating solutions. They design, focus and apply key results and mindsets to help them look ahead and navigate the current health crisis and future crises so that their business can adjust to any uncertainties during a disruption.  Pivoting is critical, for our safety and for the future.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify habits that will help them to become an influencer and effective leader; and
  • Demonstrate change resilience and self-confidence in dealing with uncertainty.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

6:00 am - 6:45 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

6:00 am - 6:45 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 303: Striving for Inclusivity? Agile Can Help!

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Session Topic: Hot Topics

Subtopics: Civil, Civic and Equality Movements, Methodologies (Agile, Hybrid, Kanban), Talent Management,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): South Asia

Agile is based on the following values that a member of the team uses to guide his/her decision-making: courage, focus, respect, openness, and commitment. Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is one of the stated values of all organizations these days. Leaders within the D&I movement realize that D&I is more than just cultivating a strong pipeline of diverse candidates. It is more about creating an inclusive workplace that not only brings in diverse talent but also knows how to create avenues for success. Can we leverage agile values to guide our decisions to build a more inclusive workplace? In this session, we will review anecdotes of how we can overcome our biases by leveraging agile values to enhance our ability to build an inclusive workplace.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe inclusivity (demographic, generational, remote) and its importance in a pandemic era; and
  • Relate one’s unconscious bias and how agile values can help.

PDUs: Technical (CAPM/PMP/PgMP): 0.25; Technical (PMI-ACP/DASM/DASSM/DAC/DAVSC): 0.25; Leadership (all credentials): 0.50

Read Priya's blog

6:00 am - 6:45 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

6:00 am - 6:45 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 304: From Organizational Agility to Business Agility: A Real Experience of Digital Transformation

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Session Topic: Mastering New Ways of Working

Subtopics: Organizational Agility, Transformation,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

This session focuses on a real experience of a digital transformation at a global robotic company that started from the people. Transformation requires different steps, from the mindset to a detailed tailoring of the new way of work. This transformation required the engagement of all the departments and being promoted by the team’s members. At the end of the journey, the new way of working was applied in five countries with great success, increasing their order acquisition by five times and with great team satisfaction. We will examine how business agility promoted from the team brought value to the company by using an innovative culture respecting the guidelines but focusing on value creation based on a unified culture.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the benefit of an agile transformation; and
  • Explain how to realize a transformation in a global complex environment.

PDUs: Technical (CAPM/PMP/PgMP): 0.25; Technical (PMI-ACP/DASM/DASSM/DAC/DAVSC): 0.25; Strategic Business Management (all credentials): 0.50

6:45 am - 7:30 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

6:45 am - 7:30 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 305: The Tightrope of Change

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Session Topic: Building Your Business Acumen

Subtopics: Change Management, Organizational Agility, Team Building, Transformation,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

This session is framed around all the facets that need to be considered for people to adopt new ways of working, without falling into the abyss of failure along the way. Topics such as resistance to change and the emotional side of change as well as the importance that leaders play in being active and visible in their behaviors will be covered. Sponsors are often disappointed that their project doesn't deliver the full ROI — especially on programs where people have to buy-in to working differently. There can be many reasons why a project under-delivers against its objectives, but a common one is that the people side of change is left to the last moment or forgotten altogether.  Contrary to what often happens, it is not enough to run a few training sessions and send out a couple of emails and hope that the changes will land.  We will present the “8 Golden Rules of Change” and share practical tools and tips that project managers can use to motivate the people impacted by their project to be part of a success story.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Utilize the 8 Golden Rules of Change to create an effective people change plan; and
  • Persuade and influence sponsors to invest in the people side of change.

PDUs: Technical (CAPM/PMP/PgMP): 0.25; Technical (PMI-ACP/DASM/DASSM/DAC/DAVSC): 0.25; Leadership (all credentials): 0.25; Strategic Business Management (all credentials): 0.25

Read Katie's blog.

6:45 am - 7:30 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

6:45 am - 7:30 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 306: Create Psychological Safety in Your Project Teams

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Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Skills, Team Building,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Megatrends: COVID-19

Speaker(s) Region(s): Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

In this session, we will examine the meaning of psychological safety and its importance in organizations, especially during a pandemic. The major components of psychological safety in project teams are a sense of belonging, vulnerability, trust and respect, and constructive conflicts. We will take a look at inspiring leaders and companies who have created psychologically safe teams, as well as share a personal story of creating psychological safety at work. This includes reviewing seven key questions to determine to what extent your team is psychologically safe, the importance of “mistakes”/learning opportunities in creating psychologically safe project teams, different types of mistakes, and the right approaches for each mistake type.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the level of psychological safety in their project team; and
  • Describe inspiring leaders who have created psychologically safe teams.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

6:45 am - 7:30 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

6:45 am - 7:30 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 307: Driving Innovation through Diversity

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Session Topic: Building Your Business Acumen

Subtopics: Change Management, Civil, Civic and Equality Movements, Innovation, Organizational Agility, Transformation,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Megatrends: Civil, Civic and Equality Movements

Speaker(s) Region(s): Asia Pacific Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

At PMI, we seek to empower changemakers of all trades through project management. During this session you will hear from rising leaders in the tech industry who are at the forefront of driving change within their organizations. Using real-life examples, this session will discuss the key factors of successful projects and the importance that diversity, equity and inclusion have on driving innovation from within an organization.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe key factors of success that impacted the speakers’ projects; and
  • Explain the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in driving innovation within an organization.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

8:00 am - 9:00 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

8:00 am - 9:00 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 308: Taming Bias: Using Wicked Problem Solving to Make Better Decisions and Align Teams

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Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Cultural Awareness, Decision Making, Problem Solving,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 60 minutes

Megatrends: Civil, Civic and Equality Movements

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

Cognitive bias profoundly shapes the ways we perceive, think, and make decisions. They are mental shortcuts which have evolved through countless generations and provide dramatic benefits and substantial drawbacks. Bias is active in all parts of life – personal, professional, and social. And they are particularly insidious in Wicked Problems.
 
Taming bias is a vital skill in today's knowledge work. But it's hard and requires a process, self-awareness, and a willingness to examine how we work as teams and individuals. If we don’t have tools to address bias, we dramatically increase our vulnerability to risk. But if we learn the language of bias and apply the principles of ‘plays’ in addressing them, we become more effective in our work.
 
In this session, we will be:

  • Demonstrating how a vast range of biases affect life and work
  • Illustrating the mechanisms of key biases and their impact on perception and decision-making
  • Presenting a simple three-step approach to identify, untangle, and tame bias
  • Equipping participants with downloadable tools to deal with bias in practical ways
  • Having fun showing the insidiousness of bias and ways to elevate collective thinking.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss how bias is active in our personal, professional and social lives and how it impacts decision making; and
  • Utilize tools to deal with bias in practical ways.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 1.0

9:30 am - 10:15 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

9:30 am - 10:15 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 309: Seven Mindsets of Modern Leadership to Become a Successful Disruptor

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Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Leadership Skills, Resilience, Team Building,

Audience Level: Advanced

Duration: 45 minutes

Megatrends: Shifting Globalization Dynamics

Speaker(s) Region(s): Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

Whether you are a leader or change agent, “who you are” is a potent factor in the overall success of any change or transformation. Leadership is more than just top-down power; as we engage in digital transformations, we recognize the imperative of dispersed leadership. Modern leadership is about being a role model others are willing to follow. It is not about what you have done, but about “who you are.” It’s about mindset.
 
In this session, we will take you on a journey into what it looks like to be a modern leader or disruptor - someone others are willing to follow.  You will learn what to observe in yourself and how to recognize qualities and maturity in others and — more importantly — gain access to some of the techniques you can use to adopt mindsets that accelerate digital change and transformation. 
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe their own modern leadership profile and maturity level; and
  • Utilize an approach to shift mindsets, increase resilience and generate an appetite for innovation.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

9:30 am - 10:15 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

9:30 am - 10:15 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 310: The Transformation of Fear to Confidence

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Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Confidence, Leadership Skills, Strategic Planning, Team Building,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Megatrends: COVID-19

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

The global pandemic has changed how the world operates. The advancement of technology has spotlighted the opportunity of reducing human capital. This development explores greater reliability and profit margins. This venture has put at risk the significance of human interactions. Workforces have been affected by this and fear a substantial loss of jobs. Combatting this panic must be handled with strategic engagements which exercise the necessity for human capital. This session will provide the tools to lead you and your team from realization to achievement — the transformation of fear to confidence.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify areas of focus for building strong team-inspired environments; and
  • Implement measures that result in forming an impactful, motivated and productive team.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

9:30 am - 10:15 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

9:30 am - 10:15 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 311: Challenges, Opportunities and the Journey of Innovation: Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Session Topic: Hot Topics

Subtopics: Innovation, Sustainable Development Goals

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This session will offer an introduction to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the challenges and opportunities they present. The session will also discuss innovation and its importance in delivering Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, as well as give a brief overview of the UN Global Compact’s Young SDG Innovators Program.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the challenges and opportunities presented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals; and
  • Discuss the benefits of the Young SDG Innovators Program.

PDUs: Strategic Business Management (all credentials): 0.75

10:15 am - 10:45 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

10:15 am - 10:45 am [GMT+01:00] London

Session 312: Conversation Continues - Building a Better Future

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Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Innovation, Leadership Skills, Problem Solving,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 30 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa North America

Nora Bavey and Gitanjali Rao are back continuing their conversation on the importance of education and opportunity, giving back, and how they evolve their mission and brands as it expands and gains attention and success.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will describe the speakers’ perspectives on the importance of education and the challenges encountered in pursuing innovative paths and gaining success.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.50

This session is available on demand until 1 August 2021.

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 313: Featured Session: Building a Better Future Recap

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Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Innovation, Leadership Skills, Problem Solving,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa North America

Join us for the inspiring recapitulated conversation with tech entrepreneur Nora Bavey, as she talks with TIME Magazine’s 2020 Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao – a conversation on the path to global innovation, challenges faced along the way, and the importance of education and giving back.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will describe the speakers’ perspectives on the importance of education and the challenges encountered in pursuing innovative paths.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

This session is available on demand until 1 August 2021.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 314: Book Club Conversation: Porter Braswell, “Let Them See You: The Guide for Leveraging Your Diversity at Work”

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Session Topic: Hot Topics

Subtopics: Civil, Civic and Equality Movements, Cultural Awareness,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 30 minutes

Megatrends: Civil, Civic and Equality Movements

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America North America

Back by popular demand, PMI Book Club features journalist Vaishali Jain in conversation with Porter Braswell, author of Let Them See You: The Guide for Leveraging Your Diversity at Work. In his book, Porter chronicles how the majority-culture workplace evolved and why it’s a business imperative to have a more diverse workforce.


LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to describe why it is imperative for businesses to have a more diverse workforce.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.50

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 315: Ten Critical Flaws That Kill Project Management Progress

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Session Topic: Building Your Business Acumen

Subtopics: Problem Solving, Strategic Planning,

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

When you're leading a company that isn't performing as well as it should — or leading a project that's not progressing as well as it should — there is tremendous pressure to find out why and fix what's wrong. If you go searching in the obvious or familiar places for the root cause, you likely won't find the answers you need. That's because the critical flaws hampering your company's performance and your project's progress lie just beneath the surface of where you're looking. What makes these flaws so hard to detect is that most people don't even know they're there, let alone how deep they run.
 
In this session, you will learn how to recognize and begin to treat ten critical flaws that kill project management progress and company performance. In doing so, you will greatly improve your effectiveness and success — both as a project manager and as a business leader.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe ten critical flaws that hurt company performance and progress of projects; and
  • Utilize strategies to address the ten critical flaws and improve project effectiveness.

PDUs: Strategic Business Management (all credentials): 0.75

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 316: Ethics and Gender Diversity in Projects: Why They Matter Especially During a Crisis

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Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Civil, Civic and Equality Movements, Cultural Awareness, Leadership Skills,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Megatrends: Civil, Civic and Equality Movements

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

As organizations see more value delivery through projects, ethics and gender diversity are playing a significant role. The events of 2020 have increased burnout as the boundaries between work and home have blurred and companies risk losing women in leadership. They also presented an opportunity to see the impacts of ethics and need for gender diversity in the workplace. With greater representation comes improved outcomes as gender disparities promote unequal opportunities. Also, during a crisis, ethical leadership is needed to help build a business culture for survival.
 
Though the values of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct clearly promote equality, a gender gap still exists within the project management profession. This session will explore how both ethics and gender diversity jointly is a social responsibility and how it presents a significant opportunity to build a flexible and empathetic workplace. Also, it will highlight how project professionals can hone their power skills and rise together to increase workplace diversity. Results of research studies on gender equality initiatives and gender workplace dynamics will be shared.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how ethics and gender diversity enhance the value delivery through projects; and
  • Recognize how ethics and gender diversity is a social responsibility and provides an opportunity to organize the future.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 317: Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a Project Manager

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Session Topic: Hot Topics

Subtopics: Strategic Planning, Sustainable Development Goals,

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 minutes

Megatrends: Climate Crisis

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This session will offer an overview of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the perspective of project management as well as the work of the UN Global Compact. The UN Global Compact’s SDG Action Manager – a tool to help provide all types of businesses with an opportunity to learn about, manage, and directly improve their sustainability performance – will also be introduced.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) from a project management perspective; and
  • Describe how the SDG Action Manager tool can improve the sustainability performance of all types of businesses.

PDUs: Strategic Business Management (all credentials): 0.75

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 318: The Need for a Vision, Strategy, and Resources to Support Organizational Transformation

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Session Topic: Mastering New Ways of Working

Subtopics: Organizational Agility, Transformation,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America North America North America

Transformation refers to an organization achieving a sustainable quantum-leap improvement in performance while transforming the mindsets of employees and thus the culture of the organization. In this plenary, we will share how leaders successfully bring transformation to their organizations.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to describe how leaders have been able to successfully bring transformation to their organizations.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.25; Strategic Business Management (all credentials): 0.50

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 319: What Is Your Problem? Identifying the Problem Behind the Problem

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Session Topic: Building Your Business Acumen

Subtopics: Change Management, Communications, Problem Solving,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

Has your team ever solved a project challenge only to have it surface again? This session will demonstrate the power of framing challenges as creative questions. Why? Because the problem that gets identified is the problem that gets solved. Participants will experience the creative questions that help reveal the "real" problem - you know, the problem behind the problem!
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the real problems inhibiting project success; and
  • Be able to address complex and ambiguous project challenges.

PDUs: Technical (CAPM/PMP/PgMP): 0.25; Technical (PMI-ACP/DASM/DASSM/DAC/DAVSC): 0.25; Leadership (all credentials): 0.50

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 320: Minority Effect: Amplify Your Uniqueness

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Session Topic: Hot Topics

Subtopics: Civil, Civic and Equality Movements, Cultural Awareness, Emotional Intelligence,

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 minutes

Megatrends: Civil, Civic and Equality Movements

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

What does the word "minority" mean to you? Visible, invisible, health condition, physical impairment, questioning status quo, standing up for self or others... our subjective definitions are endless. What it means to you may be very different from what it means to someone else. We all have our own biases and filters that we apply to the world before us, which are shaped by the life that we've lived but haven't yet put behind us.
 
Do you consider yourself to be a minority? Have you considered this to be good, bad or ugly? Our greatest career building assets come from what we may have thought of as our drawbacks or adversities in the past. We owe it to ourselves, and to our peers, to get out of our own way to uncover the potential that lies in our unique selves. Apply this valuable knowledge as an "advantage" to fill gaps in places that you never knew existed!
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Appraise their adversities and share their unique perspectives with the world; and
  • Leverage their adversities as assets wherever they may find themselves.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 321: Travel the World with Project Management Skills

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Session Topic: Building Your Business Acumen

Subtopics: Decision Making, Personal Development, Problem Solving, Professional Development,

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

In this session, we will share personal experiences of fulfilling a dream to travel around the world while also discovering how one can go anywhere and do anything with project management skills.  These skills and methodologies can be applied to not only our daily lives but can also help us achieve our personal goals. Find out how you can use these skills in your own career or life journey. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how project management skills can be used in our daily lives; and
  • Identify ways they can use project management skills to achieve personal goals.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 322: Do You Know That Your Feedback Can Be Worth a Million Dollars?

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Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Communications, Personal Development, Professional Development, Team Building,

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

Have you ever pondered a question regarding how valuable your feedback is? In today's growing global marketplace, there is an increasing need to grow and improve, both personally and organizationally, and your feedback greatly helps to make it happen. In this session, we'll start with understanding the drive and motivation behind feedback. Then, we'll share some tips on giving valuable feedback and leveraging the power of feedback to support your personal, project team’s and organization's success.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the motivation to progress or move forward, utilizing feedback; and
  • Create the space to give and receive feedback in conversation and action.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.75

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm [GMT+01:00] London

Session 323: Effective Virtual Project Kickoffs

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PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Mastering New Ways of Working

Subtopics: Leadership Skills, Methodologies (Agile, Hybrid, Kanban), Organizational Agility,

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 minutes

Megatrends: COVID-19

Speaker(s) Region(s):