On Fire Leadership

On Fire Leadership

Communication and Conflict Nuggets for Project Managers


Dave Gerber

Synergy Development and Training

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Curie and Drew Conference Room (Executive Conference Facility, Towers I,II,III)
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA, 22102

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Program

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

About the Presentation

In this one hour, fun, motivating presentation Dave Gerber, President of Synergy Development & Training and host of upcoming the Project Management Leadership conference will offer participants communication and conflict management nuggets that can be utilized immediately upon session conclusion. PM’s will walk away with a few new tools and skills that are a must when dealing with the inevitable conflict that will impact professional (and personal) life, project success and the project’s financial bottom line. In this short amount of time the content provided will increase people’s ability to collaborate at a higher level when meeting the various demands of the PM role.

Special Instructions: 


In Tysons Corner, entries into parking from Hwy 7, near 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. Easiest to enter at front of building (large glass atrium) - no badge required.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Presentation Archive: 
Presentation Slides: On Fire Leadership

About the Speaker

Dave Gerber

Synergy Development and Training

Dave has owned his private practice, Synergy Development and Training, for over ten years and  has traveled the country to work with thousands of leaders, project managers, specialists and their teams in organizations such as NASA, SAIC, PMI, EPA, ManTech, Dominion Power, BAE Systems, Government agencies, the Intelligence communities and many, many more.  He has authored three books on conflict and leadership with a recent project release of a chapter written in a book with Ken Blanchard and Deepak Chopra.  Dave is the Leadership Program Director for AKMI.  He has been an adjunct professor, interviewed for television/radio and has varied personal experiences that have been turned into best practices and support for clients of all kinds, from all backgrounds.

For over 15 years Dave has been working with senior leaders to design, customize and “roll out” professional development coaching, training, consulting, facilitation, mediation, negotiation and other valuable efforts that produce immediate ROI for actual participants, as well as informal and formally connected stakeholders.  He has been brought in pro-actively to design large programs, workshops, single and multi-day trainings, motivational keynote speaking engagements and small programs which themselves leave audiences with great impact…or after a negative action has happened in the workplace.  From his original sand film, his humor, to his instantly engaging style and ability to connect with people, he simplifies the more sophisticated concepts and helps to create eye-opening distinctions that lead to better decision making and action…Dave is great to work with!

Dave also has an impressive formal, educational background which includes a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College in Sociology, a Master’s   in Education from Saint Joseph’s University, and ten post-graduate certificates from Georgetown University, George Mason’s Northern Virginia Mediation Services, Notre Dame and Villanova in subjects such as senior executive leadership, leadership coaching, conflict, negotiations and more.  He is qualified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP), The Leadership Circle Profile (TLCP), the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI), Reversal Theory, PMAI and the Klein Group Indicator.  

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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