Neighboring Event: PMI Hudson Valley PDD

Hudson Valley Chapter Professional Development Day
31 Mar 2023 - 9:00am

The Project Coach: Create Learning Environments and Empower Team Members
- In-person event with Lisa DiTullio - Limited to 25 registrants

PMI Westchester Chapter members can attend this Hudson Valley Chapter PDD at the discounted Chapter Member price (the same price PMI-HVC Chapter members receive)! To receive the discount, use the Coupon Code below at time of registration. Early Bird registration, with another $15 discount, ends Friday, 10 Mar 2023!

Business coaching has evolved from fad to fundamental. Adopting coaching techniques into your everyday interactions creates learning environments and empowers team members to develop new skills and competencies so everyone can keep up and adapt in constantly changing environments—exactly what is needed in our world of rapid change and unrelenting challenge.

Successful coaching is based on asking rather than telling, by challenging rather than giving directions, and by holding a person accountable for results. Join this training to acquire simple coaching techniques to get the best out of your team while getting stuff done.

What You Will Learn

After completing this 7-PDU training session, you will be able to describe what coaching is and what it is not, and compare the differences between coaching and mentoring; identify the skills that managers need to be effective workplace coaches; and explain how to structure a coaching session with team members to enhance their development and performance.

The day's agenda:

  • Performance Relies on Environment
    • Examine diverse cultural attributes and identify the pros and cons to each
    • Examine and assess cultural preferences
    • Consider what type of coaching technique best aligns to different corporate cultures
  • Collaborative Leadership
    • Connect others
    • Select diversity
    • Start at the top
    • How to say no
  • Feedback: How to Give It, How to Receive It
    • Feed forward model
    • How to transition from feedback to coaching
  • Coaching: How to Start
  • The GROW Model
  • Coaches Listen. Really Listen
    • The Listening Challenge to build listening skills
    • The Alien Challenge to develop inquiry skills
  • Practice Sessions - Real opportunities
  • Debrief
    • The Plan
    • The Record
    • The Follow-up
    • Coaching Versus Mentoring
      • The differences
      • The benefits


Photo of Lisa DiTullioLisa DiTullio is VP, Program & Portfolio Management at Foundation Medicine, a world-leading molecular insights company and is the founder of Your Project Office, a training and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling healthcare organizations to improve decision-making, instill accountability, and enhance communications.

Lisa is the author of multiple project management books, articles, and blogs. She is a recognized international speaker in her field and is known for her storytelling to impart messages that are both impactful and practical.

Lisa is a past member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the past chair of the Women’s Business Connection. She is the founder of Leadership in Action, a program designed to create a sense of empowerment for high-school girls.

Lisa currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Cohasset Maritime Institute and is an avid (and sometimes competitive) open-water rower.



PMI Westchester and PMI-HVC Members: $175
Non-Members: $190
($15 Early Bird discount if you register by Friday, 10 Mar 2023)

To obtain the Chapter member discount, PMIW members should use the discount code "HVCPDD2023" in the Coupon area of the payment section (Payment Information) when registering.

Register here:


Red Pepper Diner
441 Fishkill Avenue
Beacon NY 12508