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January 2015: Bridging the Age Gap: Creating a High-Performing, Multigenerational Team
Now, more than ever, generational differences are very distinct. How we get along with one another and work together can be hindered or helped by how well we understand and respond to those differences in perspective, values, and motivation. The current workforce includes Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. The distinctions between the generations their cultures, their expectations, and their styles have never been so sharp or diverse. So how do you create a high-performing, multigenerational team? Attend this workshop to find out!
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Presenter Bio:Carrie Mitchell has more than a decade of experience leading transformational, high-risk and challenged projects in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She has been called the “Nanny McPhee of Project Management” due to her ability to turn struggling, frustrated groups of people into high-performing teams. As a result, she has spent most of the last eight years reforming good projects with bad reputations.
Carrie has managed a wide variety of IT and business efforts, including a multi-year human resources enhancement program, two business intelligence implementations, platform replacements and several emergency management and business continuity projects, including the launch of Minnesota’s first virtual emergency operations center.
December 2014: Leveraging Employee Engagement to Improve Project Success
Dr. Brandon Sullivan is the Director of Leadership and Talent Development (formerly Organizational Effectiveness) and leads the University’s employee engagement strategy. Before joining the University, Dr. Sullivan led employee engagement at Target Corporation and worked extensively within the corporation on leadership development and talent management.
November 2014: Integrating a Vendor Into Your Projects
Heather Noble, U of M Senior OIT Project Initiation Consultant,
Jennifer Amys, CEO & Fredrick Blocton, President of UpNet,
Reynaldo Lyles, President of YFI Technologies, and
Dharani Ramamoorthy, CEO of Xylo Technologies.
Light refreshments provided.
October 2014: Working with Minnesota Nice in your Projects
If you attended the program you noticed the presenters taking notes regarding strategies for working with Minnesota Nice. Those notes have been complied and are listed below:
Thanks again to Corey Bonnema and Jerilyn Veldof for taking the extra time to document this for the group.
"A great source of new ideas"
"PCMC has 'de-mystified' much of the project/change management world"
"Extremely helpful in building my skills"
"A great way to connect with experienced project managers"
"At every meeting... I've made a contact that has benefited my work"
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