Flex Your Leadership Style

Flex Your Leadership Style


Susan Morris, M.Ed, CPCC, ACC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Program

Flex Your Leadership Style offers two tools to evaluate your project team’s leadership style needs. Based upon extensive academic research into what makes an outstanding team leader, you will learn about the Tuckman’s stages of team development and Situational Leadership by combining the power of both tools to analyze your team’s leadership needs of how hands-off or hands-on you are to get your team to maintain high performance. Join Susan Morris, a frequent PMI chapter speaker and expert on how adults learn best, for an interactive and memorable learning event.

Corporate Registrations and Sponsorships: 
Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:
Corporate table for 10: $550
Chapter Members: $45
Non-members: $55
Walkins: $60
5:00 PM - Registration Opens
5:30 PM - PM Tools
5:30 - Networking Reception & Cash Bar
6:15 - New Member Meet & Greet (Read More)
7:00 - Dinner & Cash Bar
7:45 - Guest Speaker
9:00 - Adjourn
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

About the Speakers

Susan Morris, M.Ed, CPCC, ACC

Susan Morris has over 30 years experience as a business coach, organizational consultant and instructional designer specializing in the professional development needs of executives, managers and individual contributors.

Susan is a dynamic speaker who engages her audience with interactive activities, energy and humor. She brings to life essential business and interpersonal skills, and leaves participants with practical ideas and tips to help their work lives and careers. She speaks on managing and leading cross-functional, global project teams in turbulent times, career planning, building career networks and client retention strategies.

Susan has spoken for professional organizations, conferences and universities, such as: chapters of the Project Management Institute, American Society of Training & Development, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Healthcare Business Women’s Association, Association of Women in Science, Materials Research Society, New York Academy of Science, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Rutgers University, Temple University, University of British Columbia and St. Joseph’s University.

Susan is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute and accredited by the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She has coached individuals at all levels of the organization and has helped both new and experienced project team leaders.

Susan has also been a kick-off speaker for women employee resource groups for companies in the pharmaceutical life sciences industries such as Novartis, Merck, Visticon, Covance, Abbvie and Sanofi-Aventis.

Susan is the author of a series of mini-books, Leadership Essentials for Women Scientists. She has written articles on management and leadership challenges and solutions for AAAS Science and AAPS Careers Magazine. Susan holds a Masters in Education from Temple University and a Bachelors degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University.

About the Monthly Dinner Meetings

The PMIWDC Monthly Dinner Meetings are held at the Sheraton Tysons (8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182), typically on the second Tuesday of each month (subject to change due to holidays and venue/speaker availability). Members and non-members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington, DC area has to offer.

The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will present specific learning points focusing on building a talent triangle of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each Monthly Chapter Event certified PMPs can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).


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