Professional Development Meeting – 2024 January

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Presentation:

Decoding Leadership Presence

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get promoted this year, our speaker’s advice just might be able to help!

Leadership Presence is a set of skills that demonstrate a person’s readiness to be promoted. In this presentation Leadership Presence is discussed by focusing on the six important skills to help people perform more effectively.

This presentation explains ways you need to demonstrate each skill which will increase your credibility and visibility.

Presentation covers: •    Difference between Manager and Leader•    What Employees Want from their Organizations•    Leadership Presence Skills•    Assertive Communication and Listening•    Emotional Intelligence and Influence•    Delivering Results with the Team•    Managing-up•    Strategic Thinking •    Stakeholders•    Action Steps

Speaker:
Valerie Pelan, MBA, PCC, President of Integrated Focus, provides high-quality and customized coaching for her clients to ensure they achieve their goals and increase their confidence. Her coaching enables clients to improve their leadership capabilities, make better decisions, and demonstrate a positive approach to organizational dynamics. She works best with clients who want a Coach who understands the complexity of corporate team management and how to collaborate across an organization to achieve business results.Her clients like her business background and leadership experience and the way she challenged herself to gain strategic expertise to ensure she had career options. Key highlights of her career include leading cross-functional product teams, executive briefings on market research results, and headquarters lead on regulatory activities for Fortune 100 corporations. Her background includes stints in senior roles at Hewlett Packard and AT&T.

 


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 25th January 2024
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2023 October – Canceled

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Tutorial:

Performing On-Site Facilities Audit

Speaker:
Ray Santos


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 26th October 2023
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting

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Professional Development Meeting – 2023 September

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Presentation Topic1:

“Sensitivity Analysis using Data Tables” in Microsoft Excel
w/ hands-on exercise

(Participants should bring their laptops)

 

Presentation Topic2:

“Waterfall Charts” in Microsoft Excel

 

Speaker:
Kannan Ramanathan, PhD, Clinical Professor, Operations Management – Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 28th September 2023
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Location:

University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas. 75080
Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology (ATC) Building
Room# 2.101

Parking:
All visitors will need to obtain a parking permit to park in GREEN-outlined parking areas.
Parking is also available in Parking Structure #1.
If you have more questions about parking, please contact 972.883.7777 or visit https://map.utdallas.edu/ for additional information.

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Professional Development Meeting – 2023 August

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Presentation:

Continuous Improvement

An overview of how we can boost efficiencies in manufacturing processes, cycle counts etc. based real world examples.

Tutorial:

Systemic Problem-Solving Approach 

Speaker:
John Ballis
, CEO, and Founder at “Lean Your Way”, John uses Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Kata and Kanban with Training, Coaching, & Assessments with his clients.

John provides Hands-on experience in executive leadership, operational excellence management, continuous improvement, and change management. He is an operational strategist and transformational leader that consistently delivers high performance results in deadline-driven environments. He brings expertise in assessing corporate culture, navigating organizational dynamics, and translating corporate strategies into tangible results for sustainable change. John is regarded for the ability to expertly drive processes and successfully motivate cross-functional teams. He has a comprehensive Lean Supply Chain and Project Management background coupled with a track record of exceeding expectations locally and internationally. He has been highly successful taking organizations (union and non-union represented) to the next level of operational excellence. John has held Vice President and Operationally Excellence Director titles at a variety of organizations and has authored multiple articles and books on continuous improvement.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 24th August 2023
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2023 July

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Presentation:

How Connected Technology is Leading to Higher Quality Spaces in the Built Environment

In this session, we will explore the integration of connected technology in optimizing indoor air quality, comfort, and overall environmental quality in buildings. Discover the practical applications of HVAC, lighting, IoT, data analytics, and sensors in real-time monitoring, predictive analytics, and automation systems. Gain valuable insights into the significant impact of connected technology on quality management, energy efficiency, and occupant well-being. Through case studies and practical examples, learn how connected technology is reshaping the way we create healthier, more comfortable, and higher quality spaces in the built environment.

Speaker:
Tim Vogel, VP Connected Solutions at KMC Controls, leads initiatives around cloud-connected products, solutions, and partners. His primary responsibility is KMC’s cloud-native platform KMC Commander. Working in building automation and industrial IoT since 2016, he manages channel partners across OT and IT segments, OEM partnerships in energy and solar, large-scale accounts, cybersecurity products, and third-party partnerships with many leaders in PropTech. Tim is passionate about helping others grow and be more successful through technology and collaborative relationships. For buildings, this means disrupting old models, innovating, and building a team that loves what they do.

Tutorial:

The Agile Toolbox – Preparing your Team for Success

Speaker:
Zac Jarrad, MBA, CQIA, CQPA, SSGB, SSBB, CMQ/OE, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI, PBA – President of Jarrad Consulting; Section Chair ASQ Kansas City Section. Mr. Jarrad consults with businesses, nonprofits, and K-12 groups including Project management, Agile Project Management, Gamification, Team Building Activities, and Working Across Different Generations. He has presented at several ASQ local, reginal, and national conferences.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 27th July 2023
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2023 May

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Presentation:

What is ChatGPT and how will it impact project management?

Never take meeting notes or write a meeting summary again. Can this be true? Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in the movies for years, and AI has become mainstream in the last few years.

Advancement in AI is making natural language processing a reality. Android, Apple, and Microsoft have been using voice commands for simple requests. Tools today can transcribe meeting notes and dynamically translate the captioning to another language in real time.

The next generation of AI is creating content. “GPT-3, or the third generation Generative Pre-trained Transformer., is a neural network machine learning model trained using internet data to generate any type of text.” ChatGPT and InstructGPT, from OpenAI, use a technique “Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback” (RLHF) to make their models safer by minimizing toxic or error prone outputs.

Here is a sample input “How will ChatGPT impact project management and future projects?” This is a sample returned “ChatGPT and other language generation models like it have the potential to greatly impact project management in the future.”  Enjoy this look at the present and near future and advance your skills along the way.

Speaker:
Lawrence Reid, CBAP, CSM, DTM, PMP, is a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) specialist with over twenty years of experience in business analysis, project management, implementation, customization, and integration for companies in the aerospace, financial services, manufacturing, and medical industries.

Lawrence earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Texas, Arlington, and certificate of Financial Planning from Southern Methodist University. Lawrence obtained the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) designations. He is a member of the Dallas and the Fort Worth PMI Chapters and a recent presenter at the UTD Project Management Symposium.

Tutorial:

It’s a Process: DMAIC Helps Manage Diabetes

Speaker:
John Jennings,
III, CSSBB, CQE, CRE, CQA, CSQE, CBA, CMQ, is a highly qualified quality management leader and quality engineering professional. He has served in quality leadership roles with companies such as Bowhead Manufacturing Technology, Vertex Business Services, and L3 Communications. John has a Masters of Science in Engineering Science, Electronic Manufacturing from UT Dallas.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 25th May 2023
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Location:
University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas. 75080
Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM)
Room# 11.305

Parking:
No Parking Permit is required to park in GREEN parking spaces only.

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Professional Development Meeting – 2023 April

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Presentation:

Governance for the Future: Foundation for Success

Speaker:
Don Springer, Chairman – The Colton Group, UTD – Jindal School of Management – Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance.

Tutorial:

Designing an Audit Friendly Quality Management System

Speaker:
John Jennings


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 27th April 2023
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting

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