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The Art of Fogging: How to Address Conflict and Safely Move On
Presented by Lisa DiTullio
Conflict among teams is probably the quickest and most direct way to disrupt team harmony. And yet, many of us prefer to avoid conflict rather than confront it and move on. When teams acknowledge they will face conflict, find simple ways to deal with conflict, and move on, they are likely to take conflict in stride rather than be derailed by it.
The art of Fogging is a simple practice which enables team members to address conflict head-on, preventing the situation from escalating into something destructive that causes long-term damage to relationships and teamwork.
Creating a Strategic Mindset
Presented by David Barrett
Today’s organizations want their people to be strategic minded – to be able to jump out of the weeds every once in a while and think about where they are going and how they are going to get there. Sounds easy, but it isn’t. This session helps us understand the why, how and what’s in it for me.
Project Management Consultant | Trainer | Coach | Author | Speaker
Project Chalk Talk
Lisa is the principal of Project Chalk Talk, a company dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling health care organizations to improve decision-making, instill accountability, and enhance communications. She has over 25 years’ experience in establishing PMO and Portfolio Management models. Lisa’s experience spans healthcare delivery, payer, pharma, biotech, diagnostic and medical device arenas. Lisa is the author of several books. She is a regular contributor to industry blogs and various podcasts. She is a PMI® PMTraining™ instructor, a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning, and a contributor to ProjectBites. She is a recognized international speaker in her field and is known for her storytelling to impart messages that are impactful and practical.
As past VP, Portfolio & Program Management of Foundation Medicine, Lisa built the PMO from the ground up to ensure the ‘right’ projects were selected, and they were delivered successfully. As past director of the PMO at Boston-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Lisa was a core member of the turnaround team for an organization that went from being placed in state-supervised receivership in 1999 to being the “Number One Health Plan in America” in US News & World Report many years in a row.
Lisa is a past board member to the Cohasset Maritime Institute, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the AthenaPowerLink® Governing Body. She is the co-founder of Leadership in Action, a program designed to introduce high school students to career and leadership opportunities. In her free time, Lisa is a loyal dog-walker, avid runner, and sometimes-competitive ocean rower.
Speaker, Education Advisor, Author
David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author and education advisor.
David’s career includes the creation and directing of a project management conference business: ProjectWorld and Project Summit, a training company, a software development firm, a speaker bureau, and project management portal called ProjectTimes.com and most recently, a TED-style event series for project professionals across North America.
He is currently the National Program Director for the Centres of Excellence in Project Management and Business Analysis with the Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University and the founder of the Masters Certificate in Project Management.
He is the author, co-author or ‘compiler’ of 7 books including: ‘The Power of The Plan’, two version of ‘The Keys to Our Success’, ‘Leadership Perspectives’ and ‘7 Elements of Strategy Execution’.