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February Dinner Meeting

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TitleFebruary Dinner Meeting
TopicRestoring Enthusiasm on Your Team - How to influence higher energy from project team members
WhenFebruary 28th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With IT Project Success-rates hovering around 50% (PMI) and Employee Engagement stuck at around 40% or lower worldwide (Gallup), something isn’t working for FTEs who once felt energized about their role at the company. This low energy is a negative force on many Project Teams and makes revealing and resolving project risk difficult. Dean’s presentation will focus on an easily-implemented strategy for having FTEs and all project team members, feel greater loyalty and commitment to the PM and the project.

What employees and their employers want are fundamentally compatible but are not integrated into the thinking on either side.  Employers want the higher productivity and reduced staff-turnover that are the mark of firms with higher engaged staff; and employees want to be understood and recognized by their leaders and, be shown how to prepare for career advancement.

Bringing these two sets of motivators together can be achieved by encouraging staff to see their personal strengths in clear terms, probably for the first time.  Having their PM or leader describe how much those strengths are appreciated, and how they can guide career growth, may be the missing link in integrating the thinking on both sides.  Recognizing these strengths gives the employer or PM a connection with their staff that has been missing, until now.

Employee are positively affected when understand their inherent strengths, can share them with senior people, and when they understand how their strengths contribute to moving their projects toward success.

Non-Member Cost$50
Member Cost$40
Student Cost$35
Speaker NameDean A Scovell & Richard Casavant
Speaker Description

Dean A Scovell - Dean has practiced all disciplines in IT including PM, Program Manager and Leader, for 37 years. He is a musician and is used to finding relevant patterns in music and in IT processes. He now provides coaching and consulting to firms who've decided that "doing nothing" is no longer an adequate response to the effects of poorly motivated staff and low Employee Engagement scores. He is a certified Gallup Strengths Coach and shares his experience with companies in Calgary. Dean's mission is the Quest for Joy.

Richard Casavant - Richard is an Organizational Development consultant providing his clients with insights and process enhancements to implement change in organizations. He is a dual citizen of US and Canada and makes his home in Calgary where he focuses on empowering team members to believe in themselves and each other, using ‘hope as a strategy.’. Richard is an author and certified professional speaker, helping North American companies create positive company cultures for over 20 years.


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