16Oct2012
April 21, 2009 Westin Governor Morris, Morristown
Understanding Thought Processing for More Effective Project Management
PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-21042009
Program Title: "Understanding Thought Processing for More Effective Project Management" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: NJ/PMI Chapter
Traci Duez, Certified Coach and Consultant

Discover the magic of Axiology (study of human value) and how you can improve your project management and leadership skills.  In life and in business, great leaders are not hard to spot.  They are those who have the ability to seize their potential as well as release the potential in those around them.  They bring individuals together to form a cohesive team and align diverse talents and energies in pursuit of a common goal.  They inspire people to give their all to group initiatives, not because they have to, but because they want to.

In this presentation you will discover:
• How your Brain Works and how you can make it work better for you.
• How to identify the thoughts that are supporting you and those that are sabotaging your success.
• How Axiology and the 3 Classes of Value affect your productivity, poise, passion and peace of mind as well as your project(s).
• A New Way of looking at the thinking and choices that affect you, your team and your stakeholders.
• How Axiology can improve your leadership abilities, your critical thinking and your productivity by helping you THINK clearly all the time.

Ms. Duez is currently the owner of Break Free Consulting.  Prior to starting her own company, Ms. Duez had 17 years of project management experience.  Her projects ranged from starting up a consumer products testing laboratory to managing a global twenty-six site Y2K upgrade of a large pharmaceutical company.  Traci was director of services for an IT consulting firm responsible for over one hundred consultants while working closely with the PMO to achieve a CMM Level 3 rating.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) and is a certified coach.
Today, Ms. Duez is a thought-improvement expert who provides education, coaching and workshops to project managers, business owners, executives and their teams.  She uses a mathematically-based tool to measure your thought processes and customizes a practicum to improve your strengths while overcoming the thoughts that may be interfering with your success.  Her approach is NOT touchy-feely, hyped-up and motivational.  It is a practical, results-focused, scientific, principle-based process of growth and development.

Traci's handout can be downloaded.

Networking Program:  The Financial Implications of Losing Your Job – What You Can Do About It 

Helen Hogan, a dynamic speaker and Financial Advisor will share some important information on how to cope with financial challenges after losing your job.  If you are between jobs or are concerned that you might be soon, come and hear Helen's advice on how to protect your family and your dreams when you lose your job.  What you can cut out, what you should not cut, budgets, insurance and other financial aspects will be covered.  Bring your questions! 

Helen's handout can be downloaded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Updated: 20May09