Conscious Leadership Myths About Leadership & Project Management Professionals

Conscious Leadership Using Your Subconscious Mind

Lynne Franklin

You want to be a more successful and effective project leader. But things are going on inside your brain—and the brains of your clients and colleagues—that can shoot you in the foot. This program will help you become more conscious of and overcome these possible limitations:

  • Discover the process people’s brains go through before saying “yes”
  • Practice reading people’s body language to read their minds
  • Explore practical “neuroscience by numbers” tips:
  1. How to get your conscious and subconscious minds working together to reach your goals
  2. How much information to present so people can understand your ideas
  3. How to engage people in your in-person and virtual meetings

3 Questions for Laszlo Gonc

Laszlo Gonc

The Seven Voices in Your Head

Bill Guertin

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Pillars of Leadership in the Technology Profession

Jolanta Pomiotlo

  • What is the framework of your leadership?
  • The impact of your leadership can be enhanced – Jolanta shares the pillars of the leadership that can strengthen your personal leadership

The Case for Curiosity

Ebony Nicole Brown

  • One of the tools for your leadership might not be one you expect – your curiosity
  • Here’s how – here’s why

Using Your Voice as a Leadership Tool

Anar Umurzakova, PMP

  • The power of voices – long a strong communication tool in so many fields – even in the highest of leadership coaching
  • Use these tools to develop your leadership presence

The Power of Uncertainty

Sherrin Ingram, JD

  • The types of uncertainty are not getting simpler or lower – what does this mean to your leadership?
  • Sherrin’s counsel is valued by CEO’s and full leadership teams – and will be invaluable to you

Why Branding and Marketing Matter in the Project Economy

Aidan Crawford

  • Project management is a profession where the gig economy could almost be said to have been born – but what does that mean to you?
  • Learn specific steps and suggestions for how you can craft the tone and message of your brand as the project management profession continues to execute and drive organizational progress.

3 Questions for Maria Matarelli

Maria Matarelli

Reflections on Leadership in Project Management

John Quigley

  • John’s guidance has driven positive and productive change for teams as well as organizations.   
  • Hear his framework for assessing potential as well as the one thing he feels leaders should do better.

Leading Through Change Management

Gina Abudi

In this session, Gina Abudi, President of Abudi Consulting Group, will share how a large complex program for a medical device company was successful deploying a combination of program management, change management, and communication strategies to enable a global organization to achieve massive change through all locations.

Participants attending this session will learn best practices to apply a combination of program management, change management, and communication strategies to address challenges in driving cultural change as well as to engage employees worldwide in participating to achieve organization goals.

What to Do When Your Biggest Challenge is Your Most Important Stakeholder

Andy Kaufman

  • Stakeholders – can’t live without them and sometimes it seems like we can’t always comfortably live with them – what to do?
  • Practical and specific scenarios and suggestions for next steps

3 Questions for Kylie Denk

Kylie Denk

The Business of Project Management

Oliver Lehmann, MSc, ACE, PMP

  1. Leadership is changing from acting inside well-defined corporate walls to connective leadership that extends these walls.
  2. Leadership is not a collection of skills, behaviors, etc. Leadership is an assignment by followers.
  3. Leadership can be beneficial. It can also be toxic.

3 Questions for Jennifer Tharp

Jennifer Tharp

How Your Body Displays Your Leadership – or Lack Thereof

Agnieszka Maria Gasperini, PMP, ACP, PMO -CP

  • Understand the impact of an ever-present tool that would elevate the power of your leadership presence
  • Hear an expert on the way that your body and your intent can work in concert and convey the power of your leadership

Cultivate Career Agility, Don’t Fight It

Marti Konstant, MBA

The world of work is not evolving. Rather, today’s workplace exists in a state of creative destruction and constant reinvention. This ongoing transformation demands a new outlook for employers and workers alike.
Corporate leadership, middle management, indeed all types of contributors must learn to adapt to this accelerated current of change or find themselves unemployed and unemployable.

Applying an agile mindset to the modern workplace has the potential to deliver a range of benefits, to employers and to workers themselves.

Career agility and leadership agility encourage collaboration with peers and workers who seek out training and mentoring to bridge project-based knowledge and skills gaps.

When organizations cultivate agility thinkers within their organization, leaders are more likely to respond to market changes and to foster an environment of learning and growth.


  • Introduction to the Career Agility Model
  • How to cultivate career agility for individual and workplace needs
  • Three case studies of people who have applied agile principles to their career
  • Steps to roll out and sustain agility in your organization

Crossing Oceans and Crossing Cultures, A Leadership Journey

Andrew Neuman, PMP

  • Every time you get a new team you are dealing with a new culture. Every time you work with a new client you create a new project culture.
  • How about when you move to cultural change that has many levels from language to social structure to organizational norms? Learn from someone who has crossed oceans and crossed cultures.

What’s In It For Them?

Steve Warnek, PMP, CSM, WGA

  • When you have dealt with organizations ranging from production crews to IT teams to volunteer organizations you need to understand motivation. Steve does.
  • Join him as he revisits, reconsiders and sometimes reinforces motivation in today’s world.

Why This, Why Now?

Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski

  • There are times when you decide to go for the big, hairy, audacious challenge
  • Why, though, do this now? Why time it as I did? a brief discussion of the commitment to growing leadership potential in the professionals in the project management community – in technical organizations.

The Fallacy of First Impressions, Elaine Law and Ken Grady  Discuss the Issue of ‘Image’

Elaine Law, PMP, PMI-ACP

  • First impressions – people are constantly told how important they are.  And they are important! What do you do if you need to craft a different first impression – what steps can you take?
  • Learn how Elaine went from impressions that were faulty to impressions that were fully emblematic of her leadership capacity.

What We Can Learn from Game Theory and Working Genius Personality Model to Have High Performing Project Teams

Bobby Taruc, PMP®, CSM, CSPO

The top down leadership inherent in SDLC and Predictive or commonly known as Waterfall project management framework does not lend well to today’s work culture, norms, generational expectations, project and product complexities organizations and teams are trying to solve.  Game Theory has strong application to what high performing project teams can be; it lends well to an agile team. Teams that perform to their fullest potential need to be in an infinite game mindset.

The Table Group’s research on personality types is a new breakthrough in learning more about human behavior. Leaders must know their team members to properly assign project team roles appropriate to their gifts and applied appropriately. 

I believe these two concepts form a model on how high performing project teams can be organized, run, managed, and celebrated. 


On the Front Porch Leadership

Shanita Akintonde, MBA, M.Ed., DTM

  • The power of leadership comes in many different guises – one is the more familiar and personal and yet just as, if not more, powerful than you might think.
  • Learn from a top educator, a seasoned speaker, and one I am proud to call a friend who is a force of nature.

When Project Managers Receive More Respect – It’s Strategy

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

  • The champion of project managers makes the case for expanding our perspectives, and enlarging the profession.  What Antonio sees as our key steps to do more than survive – to thrive in the project economy.