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)
This important presentation will bring you to contemplate the concept of Conscious Project Management. First exploring mindfulness in business, you’re brought to consider a different operating model for yourself at work.
Citing the unique positioning of the Project Manager in the organization, we are strategically placed to impact the culture of our teams. And acknowledging the key service that Project Managers provide – providing the organization with new capabilities and efficiencies – we are strategically placed to spearhead a culture of improvement.
We look at mindfulness and meditation in business with an aim to exploring adapting the techniques to our own work-life. The evening completes with a discussion of the topic and getting feedback on next steps.
“This may initially sound a bit too touchy-feely to business leaders and [human resource managers] trained to focus on commercial realities and the bottom line. However, leading economist, Robert Reich suggested recently that we’re moving into a completely new economy. In this age of networked intelligence, every aspect of business as we know it is being disrupted by technology and the participation economy. Customers are demanding that organizations contribute to a greater good and do more than just make money. Young employees today want to work for more than just a paycheck; they want their work to matter.” Noted Martyn Newman, Enviableworkplace.com, November 27, 2014.
Dorothy Cunha is a career Project Leader and fellow PMI member at the Westchester chapter. With over 30 years in the financial industry, she brings her mind, heart and experience together to lead a project. Her authenticity and zest inspires team and stakeholders to be fully engaged in developing positive contributions. She uses honesty, respect and confidentiality as the basis for relationships with her colleagues.
Dorothy has been a PMP for 10 years. She has an MBA from NYU, a certificate in “Organizational Behavior” from the William Alanson White Institute. She has been on the board of a number of non-profit organizations: Heart of the Healer Foundation, Interspiritual Dialogue Group, Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
She is an authorized teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, a shamanic practice from Peru.
The Royal Palace
77 Knollwood Rd
(in the Greenburgh Shopping Plaza, next to Cinema 100)