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2013 Symposium

 nealwhitten logoNo-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects

Popular speaker and best-selling PM author Neal Whitten takes leadership and project management to a personal level by revealing leading-edge best practices that make all the difference between leading consistently successful projects and playing the victim with troubled projects.



This seminar is for project managers/leaders, program managers, project sponsors, resource managers, functional managers, senior managers and executives, and anyone and everyone who aspires to be a more effective leader. Moreover, this seminar will benefit all members of a project or organization in helping them become more productive, valuable contributors to their companies.

 Neal has collected practices from among his favorite and most effective—many learned too slowly and painfully. Adopting one can benefit your project; adopting many can benefit your career.

 It’s not about the ability of those around you to lead; it’s about your ability to lead, despite that which is happening around you. Come prepared to rethink what constitutes effective leadership and project management.

This workshop is based on Neal’s best-selling book: Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects.


 Learn to think for yourself, re-energize your initiative and drive, and take control of your destiny.




  • Leadership styles
  • Integrity
  • Managing priorities
  • Are you too soft?
  • How to make long-term project commitments
  • Duties of the effective project manager
  • Accountability
  • Turning criticism into an asset
  • The need to fail
  • Fostering interpersonal communications
  • Boldness
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • What good is a mentor
  • Is your professional behavior respected?
  • Recognizing and dealing with professional immaturity
  • Escalate is not a dirty word
  • How to run an effective meeting
  • Three critical actions that are overlooked on most projects
  •  …and many more specific leadership tips for promoting project success


Earn 8 PDUs - Onlu $22 per PDU!

Date:              Friday April 5, 2013
Time:             7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:       Doubletree Hotel, 1117 Williston Rd., South Burlington
Members:                      $175.00
Non-Members:              $225.00

Groups of 7 or more will get a per-person rate of $175.00

Seniors: A discount of 15% is available to participants age 60 and older.

Registration Deadline: March 27, 2013

40% Rebate Available for Some

A 40% rebate is available for attendees employed in manufacturing, health care, telecommunications, information technology, or environmental engineering companies. This rebate is provided by the VT Training Program within the VT Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development. For eligibility questions contact


Event sponsored in part by:

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 Desai Management Consulting  PIEmatrix  University of Vermont

Our Sponsors

We wish to thank each of the Chapter sponsors for their continued support of the organization and their recognition of the importance of project management in the Champlain Valley area. To learn how your organization can become a Chapter sponsor, please contact us.

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