This presentation focuses on the
challenges of today’s project managers, the issues facing the profession
in the near future, and the specific skills a project manager must attain
to remain successful in the profession. Frank will address the need
for business skills, interpersonal skills, and continued development of new
skills and advanced project management knowledge. He will review the
gaps between project and executive management as well as provide suggestions
for closing those gaps. In addition, he will explain the importance
of balancing a person’s professional and personal life and will conclude
with a discussion about the importance of strong leadership skills and the
connection between leadership and the project manager. It will be a
highly interactive and informative session.
Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is a consultant,
trainer and motivational speaker with over 35 years of experience in Project
Management and Project Management training. He holds a Masters Certificate
in Commercial Project Management from George Washington University and is
the past chair of the PMI Education and Training Specific Interest Group and
a past president of the PMI NYC Chapter. He is a senior consultant and
trainer for the International Institute for Learning, Inc. and has been involved
in the development of several project management learning programs.
Frank has been a featured presenter
at Project Management Institute’s Annual Symposiums, Project World, PMI World
Congress, and many PMI Chapter professional development programs (including
ours). He has written numerous leadership and project management related
articles and is the co-author with Dr. Harold Kerzner for a three book series,
Value Driven Project Management, What Executives Need To Know About Project
Management and What Functional Managers Need To Know About Project Management,
published by The International Institute for Learning and John Wiley &
Sons. Frank was recognized as “PMI Person of the Year” in 2006.
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