Event Calendar

Friday, October 21, 2022

Influence and Persuasion – (Included in LiFT 1 Series)

Start Date: 10/21/2022 12:00 PM CDT
End Date: 10/21/2022 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: MCAKC Knowledge Center

10955 Lowell Ave, Suite 1050
Overland Park, KS  United States  66210

Event Website: https://www.mcakc.org/liftprojectmanagement

Organization Name: MCAKC

Jacki Conn
Email: jconn@mcakc.org
Phone: 913-948-9200

This session is 3 of 10 in the LiFT Level 1 - Project Management Series. Use the button below to register for this series. To register only for this seminar, click the registration button above.

Influence and Persuasion

Lunch is served at 11:30 am
Class begins at Noon

Section 1: The 4 Lenses

Every individual has a unique spectrum of personality traits that impact the way he or she communicates. In this section, you will complete a personality assessment, The Four Lenses, that will help you identify and understand your temperament and communication style. You will learn how to communicate with empathic listening, rather than judging others for flawed behaviors. You will learn to value diversity and appreciate unique perspectives gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and a greater social awareness and acceptance of others.

Section 2: Conflict Resolution

Conflict is inevitable. We've all had conflicts with others and will likely have more in the future. In this section, you'll learn how to manage work place conflict more confidently. Participants will discover how difficult situations can be turned around into opportunities. You will explore and practice a conflict resolution process to handle workplace conflict more successfully. By the end of this section, you will be able to follow an effective process of resolving conflict. Be more confident in handling interpersonal and common workplace conflicts. Discover your preferred style of resolving conflict and become aware of other styles. Follow a step-by-step process of successfully mediating conflict between two parties.

Section 3: Accountability
At every level of every organization, projects begin, tasks are assigned, efforts are made, and deadlines are met---or missed. Directions are given but employees don’t understand them. Deliverables are promised but not delivered. Agreements are misunderstood or never made. It’s not anyone’s fault---it’s just part of how people fail to communicate in a specific and clear manner about the tasks they assign or accept. In this section, you will learn the task and process problems that commonly occur in the workplace. Learn how to accept responsibility, empower yourself to complete tasks and be willing to be held accountable for their results. Learn a set of practical skills to improve your ability to define tasks and move them forward. At the end of this section you will be able to facilitate discussions around practical methods to improve accountability and results in your organization.

Target Audience: Project Managers with 0 to 2 years of experience, support staff or anyone interested in moving into a project management role or in obtaining fundamental estimating skills.

CEUs: 0.4

$100 Signatory Members
$100 Signatory Non-Members
$150 Associate Members

Alex Willis,  former Florida Gator and Tampa Bay Buccaneer wide receiver, has dedicated his career to working with organizations to improve their leadership culture. A nationally recognized expert on leadership development and keynote speaker, Alex has motivated thousands to pursue greatness in their professional and personal lives. His flagship company, Leadership Surge, values people over process and focuses on a holistic, strengths-based approach to leadership. Alex embraces fun and encourages interaction through innovative programs such as ‘1st and 5’ to help leaders exceed expectations and improve profitability company-wide.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for all MCAKC events must be received prior to the event by email to jconn@mcakc.org or by phone at 913-948-9200. 

“No Shows” will be assessed a $100 per seminar fee.