Natural Project Management

Natural Project Management

Interpreting Team Dynamics through Nature


Joanne Aaronson, PMP

Life Transformations, LLC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
11920 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Networking
12:00 pm: Program

PMIWDC Members $25
Non-Members: $25
*Lunch will be served 

Are you a Tiger, Camel, or a Cat on your project team? Diversity is a critical component of every project, particularly as a new team comes together and learns to co-exist prior to performing. Just what happens when a new project is conceived and the team is selected, initiated, and members don’t get along?  There’s a natural flow that every newly formed group, including a project team, moves through before it actually begins to perform. 

This luncheon presentation ties the underlying concepts of the group dynamics model to some important lessons gleaned from the natural world of animals as a framework for successful team achievement. Don’t miss this informative yet entertaining session.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Joanne Aaronson, PMP

Life Transformations, LLC

Joanne Aaronson, PMP is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant and coach with her company Life Transformations, LLC. She uses a unique blend of real world corporate experience with creativity and intuitive development training to facilitate empowerment in the individual to achieve their true potential. As a frequent speaker for PMI and other organizations such as AT&T, BT, Concert, Lockheed Martin, etc., her innovative workshops and presentations have been extremely well-received with evaluations being “exceptional”, “one of the best we’ve had”, and “more than expected”. 

Combined with over 20 years of project/program management experience in both the public and private sectors, Joanne has used her techniques to successfully bring in projects on time and within budget both nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of several industry awards for excellence in project management. 

Besides being a Project Management Professional (PMP), Joanne holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Denver and has completed graduate work in Technology Management from the University of Maryland. In addition, she’s received certifications in intuitive development from the Institute for Intuitive Studies (EIIS) in Virginia Beach.

About the Reston Local Community

Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.

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