Developing Leadership Potential in Yourself and Others

Developing Leadership Potential in Yourself and Others


Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP

Serengeti Enterprises, LLC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Tower III Conference Facility
1710 SAIC Drive
Curie & Drew Conference Rooms McLean, , 22102

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program
  • Keynote Speaker: Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP

This Session is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.

Mastery of management techniques stands out in the title of “Project Manager”. Less obvious in the title, leadership skills distinguish excellent from average project management. The measure of effective leadership lies in the productivity of the entire project team – getting the results outlined in the project plan on time and on budget. Often individuals are put in charge of projects because they are “good workers” - achieving specific individual outcomes. Individual goals are tactical efforts. Leadership requires a more strategic view and the ability to co-ordinate the activities of others. The question becomes: how does one grow from being good a completing tasks to developing the skills to lead? During this one-hour presentation, we will first define a skill set for leadership – initiative, effective spoken and written communication, self-awareness, empathy, and the consistent ability to get results. Whether we identify these traits in ourselves or in our team members, we can recognize and grow leadership capabilities. Next, we will explore strategies to increase competence in the leadership skills as part of regular project work. Finally, the participants will record ‘next steps’ for themselves to put into action when they return to work.

Special Instructions: 

Guests may enter the parking area from Hwy 7, near the intersections of Westpark Drive or Greensboro Drive. Photo ID is required. SAIC Drive is a roundabout at the end of ‘Solutions Drive.’ Guest parking is free. Please enter at the front of the building at the large glass atrium.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP

Serengeti Enterprises, LLC

For 25 years, Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP transformed empty stages into vibrant environments for theater and dance performance. Now through Serengeti Enterprises, LLC, he assists organizations and individuals to achieve their highest potential through training, objective-based team-building, and coaching services. He has been on the faculty at Yale University, Dartmouth College, and Amherst College. Mr. Van Dyke recently managed a nation-wide training initiative for the USDA and provided project management training for a national grant program.  He presents several popular courses in the PMIWDC-NOVA Educational Alliance at the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and at PMIWDC functions.

About the Tyson's Corner Luncheons

PMIWDC holds free monthly luncheon meetings in Tyson's Corner, hosted by SAIC Corporation.

Bring your lunch, or visit the onsite cafeteria. PDU credits are be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs).

Membership in PMI is not required, but all guests should pre-register to attend. 

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