Servant Leadership is focused on serving your team, rather than your team serving you. Out of serving one's team, a desire to lead is manifest. Servant Leadership is radically different than when the leader is leading first. When the focus is on leading first, it is very easy to use your power, your title (role in the hierarchy), or the fact that you were put in charge, as the basis of your actions.
About the Speaker
Susan Parente, PMP-ACP, CISSP, PMI-RMP, ITIL, MSEM
Susan Parente is a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, and mentor who leads large complex IT software implementation projects, and the establishment of Enterprise PMOs. She has 13+ years experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the DoD. Ms. Parente is also an Associate Professor at Post University in CT. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in NY and has a MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University in DC. She is also PMP, CISSP, PMI-RMP and ITIL certified, and is a CMMI and ISO 9001 Practitioner.
Ms. Parente is Principal Consultant at S3 Technologies, LLC. Her company’s focuses on revitalizing projects through the use of risk management. S3 Technologies does this by teaming with clients, stakeholders and vendors and using risk management to deliver project successes. Ms. Parente trains and mentors project managers in the area of project and risk management. She has developed a methodology which she uses to implement risk management programs for both small and large clients and is currently completing her manuscript for a book on implementing risk management.