September Presentation: Leveraging the Power of Conflict

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Synopsis: Leveraging the Power of Conflict
Project Managers spend between 15 and 25% of their time managing conflicts. Leveraging the power of conflict is a critical skill for Project Managers. Conflict by itself is neither good nor bad. How the Project Managers deals with these opposing ideas or interests can determine the success of the project and the relationships of the team members.
After completing this session, you will:
* Understand how conflict can have either a positive or negative impact on peak organizational effectiveness depending upon how it is managed.
* Develop a deeper understanding of your hot buttons and natural response to conflict and stress.
* Learn five conflict management strategies and when each should be used.
* Learn the seven best principles for conflict leadership.
* Demonstrate conflict resolution skills

Meeting Details:
The Brazos Valley Project Managers (BVPM) group is a venue of PMI Houston. Our meetings are free & open to everyone and cover a wide range of topics such as leadership, communications, and organization techniques; beneficial across all industries. You do not need to be a member or a project manager.
Pizza, refreshments, and networking begin at 5:30PM.
The presentation will begin at 6:00PM

Speaker Bio:
Ken Smith is a distinguished graduate from the United States Military Academy class of 1996, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He left the Army as a Major after 12 years as an Infantry officer, including two combat tours. Ken earned the Bronze Star Medal during his service in Iraq and is a Ranger School graduate. He holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.
Ken lives his passion transforming good managers into inspirational leaders. He merges theoretical knowledge with real world experiences to deliver a unique leadership development experience. He is especially skilled at developing introverts and technical individuals after spending 9 years leading engineering teams in the oil and gas industry.
Academy Leadership, a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, is a veteran owned leadership development team that works with leaders who experience frustration with aspects of their team’s performance. This could be communication challenges, low motivation, or lack of accountability or difficulty resolving conflict. We develop leaders who deliver results.