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Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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319 7th Street North 
La Crosse, WI 54601
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PMI La Crosse - Rochester Chapter 
 PMI La Crosse - Rochester Chapter presents

What's Going On Up There? The Neuroscience of Conversation for Project Managers


October 23rd, 2018 - La Crosse, WI

Virtual Team Management: Creating a Culture of Success with Those You Can’t See

Session Description: 

You know how sometimes you’re having a conversation with a stakeholder or team member, and all of a sudden you realize that they’re completely disconnected from you? Do you ever wonder why that happens and how to fix it? During a conversation, there’s a neurochemical cocktail that’s influencing (and being influenced by) you and the person you are talking to. These influences are unconscious, however, we can learn to recognize the signs of neurochemical impacts and use that information to achieve wildly successful conversations.

This session introduces Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ®), and other easy-to-use tools for engaging in effective, mindful conversation with clients, project teams, and stakeholders. Together we’ll explore different levels of conversation and their:

• Intention and interaction dynamics
• Strengths and pitfalls
• Best situational use
• Impacts on trust, influence, power, and success
• Underlying neurochemistry affecting the brain
• Skills needed to move to the next level up

es us razy or gets on our last nerve? It can be so hard to do. This month, learn to maintain your power when in conflict and get to a solution that works for every

About the Speaker:

Tacy Imilkowski

Jacy Imilkowski PMP, CPCC, ACC is an energetic speaker, born storyteller, and self-admitted communication nerd. She deftly weaves story, humor, and expertise to share tools and skills that engage participants’ hearts and minds. Her interactive presentations focus on real-world application, and participants leave every session with tools they can immediately apply in their everyday lives.

When not working Jacy is an avid speculative fiction and fantasy reader, food and flower gardener and enjoys spending time in nature with her partner and dogs.

o get along with a person who drives us crazy or gets on our last nerve? It can be so hard to do. This month, learn to maintain your power when in conflict and get to a solution that works for everyone.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:00 a.m. - Sign In, Network
  • 11:15 a.m. - Lunch and President Announcements
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Presentation

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Dress Code:

The PMI La Crosse - Rochester Chapter does not have a policy for dress code and trusts its attendees to dress appropriately.  Business casual dress is certainly acceptable attire at events and workshops.

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