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Concurrent Sessions: There is a 5 Minute Transition Period Between Sessions
Half Day Workshop
The ability to craft and deliver a memorable (dare I say, inspirational) presentation while holding mastery of the stage is a powerful, priceless skill. In this fun, highly engaging, and high-impact workshop,William will take Explorers on a guided journey…a journey that will explore the new frontiers of Neurostoryology and presentation excellence. For those Explorers who yearn for adventure and risk (think Shackleton Story, gulp!),detours will be taken to allow Explorers the opportunity to experientially discover the art of improv, humor, and “Story” through the lens of Hollywood.
Between morning workshops
This session looks at the concept of Change Management as both a strategic and tactical endeavor. A brief use case will be shared that will serve as the basis of an in depth discussion of why a single approach or methodology can be insufficient.
People + Processes + Technology is a traditional approach to launching new initiatives and projects to remain competitive and/or increase financial success. Learn how to get more engagement from coworkers, management, project teams, and other stakeholders by using proven techniques and practical examples in response to 5 key personal preferences. Understand the 5 key personal preferences for appreciation and how to recognize them. Determine how to effectively apply situational judgment in response to appreciation preferences. Distinguish between recognition and authentic appreciation. Discern between instances of appreciation done right and instances that required do-overs. Use the lessons from this session to improve the level of engagement from your stakeholders and make you a more effective leader.
Born from the recession, continued due to great success, hear the story of Daimler Truck North America’s Road to Leadership (R2L) program; an example of portfolio management that involves initiating, planning and executing a portfolio of strategic projects that are re-evaluated every three years. R2L facilitates redefining strategic projects that bring value to all stakeholders and help maintain industry leadership. The process and requirements of executing strategic initiatives while balancing the cultural and business challenges of working within a global organization are vast and complex. Learn how DTNA found the balance between compliance and innovation, global and national cultures, as well as external market factors impacting the speed of change. Learn how DTNA navigated the cultural influences(Germany and North America), maintained its identity and continues its drive toward market leadership. Balancing sometimes rigid project management principles and compliance with the need to be innovative in execution and delivery, DTNA’s project management office has created its own path.