Chapter Meeting: Communication for Project Leaders

13 Nov 2018 - 6:00pm
PDU Category: 
The Royal Palace

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 | Communities of Practice programs (1 PDU)
            (PMO, Quality, and Career & Personal Development CoP's)

Communication for Project Leaders


  • Pre-registration is now available! Pre-registration gives us a better idea of how many will be attending, and gives you a lower fee! Pre-register here!
  • We have a new Community of Practice session after the presentation, the Career & Personal Development CoP, to join our long-standing Quality and PMO CoP's! (Following the PMI's nomenclature, our Special Interest Groups are now using the name Communities of Practice!)

We manage tasks and activities, and those activities must be performed by people, who must be led. It is not enough to simply be a Project Manager. We must become Project Leaders. Much of this transformation comes from the use of our attitude.

Do the Q&A sessions from your briefings to executive management take as long as the briefing presentation?  Do your project meetings start late, run late, and little seems to get accomplished?  Too many times, your team members are sitting in meetings instead of being productive getting work done. 

Are your team members not reading your entire e-mails causing them to miss critical updates and action items?  How many times have you received that blank stare from team members who didn’t know they had a task assigned because they didn’t read the whole e-mail?  Or perhaps they actually did the task, but it wasn’t what you asked for and a full day has been wasted.

Project Managers communicate with project teams each and every day, yet much of that communications is ineffective.  Instructions and action items are often unclear or simply not transmitted in a way that promotes transfer of critical information.  If any of this happens on your projects, then this session will provide relief.

Heath Suddleson

Heath Suddleson has more than 25 years managing projects in the design and construction industry where he has led teams in managing billions of dollars worth of projects. In these roles, Heath has served as the Contractor, the Architect/Engineer, and even represented the Owner.

He learned some of his most profound lessons by serving in volunteer leadership roles in organizations such as the American Legion, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and Toastmasters International. In his work with Toastmasters International, Heath served roles from local clubs through many levels in the organization, even having served from 2009-2011 on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors. Most recently, Heath worked in a corporate role for one of the world’s largest Engineering and Construction Companies developing and conducting training programs to help the next generation of Project Managers become more successful in their roles.

His bestselling book, The Attitude Check: Lessons In Leadership has become a practical field guide for leaders to harness their attitudes to increase productivity and reduce turnover in the work place. Some organizations have incorporated his book into their standard training programs. He has been featured in many publications on the topic of how to engage teams, including Engineering News Record, CFO Magazine, Bloomberg Business, and Fast Company. Heath has presented to audiences all over the world who have included Bechtel Corporation, AECOM, Skanska, The Project Management Institute, The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and the Construction Specifications Institute.


Members (Pre-registered on-line): $20
Members (Not pre-registered): $25
Non-Members (Pre-registered on-line) $30
Non-Members (Not pre-registered): $35

Pre-registration closes 11:59 p.m. Sunday night (11 Nov 2018). The pre-registration fee is non-refundable.

Location (Address): 

The Royal Palace
77 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY 10607