Chapter Meeting - December 2013

10 Dec 2013 - 6:00pm

6:00 | Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:45 | Announcements, Introduction of Program
7:00 | Guest Speaker or Internal Program (1 PDU)
8:00 | Participants network and/or participate in SIGs
8:15 | PMO SIG, Quality SIG programs (1 PDU)

Humor That Works: A Project Manager's Guide to Using Humor

Effective Project Management is critical in the success of any project. But PM is given a bad rap—we’re often considered the boring baby-sitters that make sure projects actually finish. But PM doesn’t have to be that way. Humor can enhance your regular communications, increase the engagement of your resources, and improveyour ability to solve problems as they arise, all while making the project more fun.

This session will cover how to use humor to improve your project management skills and increase the success, and the fun, of your projects. The session attendees will learn:

Initiating: Why PMs Should Use Humor
Planning: The Humor MAP
Executing: Examples Humor PMs Can Use
Monitoring: Appropriate / Inappropriate Humor
Closing: How to Start Using Humor Today

Andrew Tarvin

Andrew Tarvin is an international project manager turned award-winning speaker and best-selling author. Through his company, Humor That Works, he teaches individuals and organizations how to use humor to be more effective, more productive and more awesome. Andrew has worked with more than 100 organizations including Procter & Gamble, GE, and IBM on topics including humor in the workplace, communicating confidently, and strategic disengagement.

He loves the color orange and is obsessed with milkshakes. For more, visit


Academy Leadership
Strategic Project Leadership


$20 for Westchester Chapter Members
$30 Non-Westchester Chapter Members.

Location (Address): 

The Royal Palace
77 Knollwood Rd
Greenburgh, NY
(in Greenburgh Shopping Plaza, next to Cinema 100.)
Phone: (914) 289-1988

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