We are excited to be hosting our 1st VIRTUAL PMI SWVA Fall Symposium!
When? Friday, October 23, 2020
Where? From the comfort of your home or office via ZOOM
This year we are happy to present the symposium free of charge to our members and non-members. We encourage those who are not currently a member to join in lieu of the registration fee.
Opening Keynote: Todd Hunt COMMUNICATION BLEEPS AND BLUNDERS IN BUSINESS
Todd Hunt looks like a pleasant, buttoned-up corporate type. But when he opens his mouth, audiences reel with laughter. His stories and examples, delivered with the sly wit of a seasoned comedian, stick with you long after his program.
As an executive at Ogilvy & Mather, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, Todd learned the “inner workings” of communication. Additional jobs with an insurance administrator, direct marketing company and ad department of a major retailer confirmed what he had suspected all along — we all mess up communicating!
Then he started his own successful marketing agency in Chicago. Working with trade associations, retailers, non-profits and financial companies, Todd sold insurance, credit accounts, trade shows, seminars, theater tickets, memberships and other products and services to consumer and business audiences. One day he discovered that people were hungry to hear his funny stories about sales, customer service, leadership and change, which he gathered during his business career. Now a professional speaker, he inspires hundreds of groups each year to improve communication and success.
Tips, tricks and ticklers from Todd. Emailed to you free every two weeks, with fun communication gems and other day-brighteners.
Closing Keynote: J. Kendall Lott MIND THE GAP: MOTIVATION, YOU, AND YOUR ORGANIZATION
Kendall Lott is the CEO/President of M Powered Strategies, Inc, a change management consulting firm in Washington, DC that supports organizations within the U.S. Government. His professional background includes government service at the Departments of Agriculture and Justice, as well as service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. A certified Project Management Professional, he has served as a volunteer with Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) for over a decade, as an active member of the board for 8 years. His volunteer roles include executive management as he has been the COO and CEO of PMIWDC, and the Executive Director of the
Project Management Day of Service. His leadership recognition includes the PMI Region 5 2011 Top Performer Award PMIWDC and PMI International’s Large Chapter Leader of the Year Award in 2014. Mr. Lott holds a Master of Pacific International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.
This podcast series gives you brief and insightful conversations with PM practitioners in a variety of disciplines. Host Kendall Lott draws on his experience as a PM, as CEO of M Powered Strategies and as former CEO of PMIWDC to explore how project managers create value in surprising places.