PMIWDC Member's Only June Book Club Meeting

PMIWDC Member's Only June Book Club Meeting

Leadership: Stories, Lessons and Uncommon Sense - Special Event Book Discussion with the author Ron Taylor

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott - Networking Room
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Open book discussion
Free meeting for Chapter members.
Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book (e-book okay) to the meeting is required.

Although the book is available on Amazon, it can take as long as two weeks to be delivered.  Since Ron lives in this area, you can have the book delivered more quickly by contacting him at:
OR -- if you'll be at the May Fairview Park Dinner meeting, visit the PMIWDC Book Store to take advantage of the opportunity to go home with it that night!  The book will be available for you to browse and buy at the PMIWDC Book Store table.

About the Book Club Meeting

The PMIWDC Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on Leadership: Stories, Lessons and Uncommon Sense will take place on June 11, 2013 - the same evening as the Chapter dinner meeting - and will be at the same time as PM Tools. We will be meeting in the Networking Room from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.

About the Book

Leadership: Stories, Lessons and Uncommon Sense by Ron Taylor
(current price is around $19.95 for the book plus shipping on Amazon. You can contact Ron directly at to get the book more quickly)

Author Ron Taylor will be joining the discussion of his book at the June meeting - a first for the PMIWDC Book Club.  Ron’s book contains stories that illustrate leadership in all areas:  business, government, parenting, sports ...  We’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, add comments and learn from Ron how leadership is evolving, particularly for project managers.

Ron Taylor is an internationally-known project manager, lecturer, author, and consultant, and is the principal and founder of the Ron Taylor Group. He is the Past President of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Project Management Institute, the largest PMI Chapter in the world, with over 9,000 members. During Ron's tenure as President, the Chapter was named PMI Chapter of the Year and Ron became the only person in the 32-year history of the Chapter to be named PMI s Leader of the Year. Ron is currently a contributing author with PMForum and Adjunct Professor of Management in the Executive MBA program at George Mason University. He is co author of 77 Deadly Sins of Project Management and author of Nurturing Trust.
Special Instructions: 

PDU's Available:
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate six to ten hours of reading, which converts to 6-10 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Category C: Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Monthly Book Club

The Monthly Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Anyone can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.

Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.

Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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