Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy

Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy


Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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A study at Carnegie indicated shown that 15% of financial and career success can be attributed to technical competence, while 85% is due to good interpersonal skills. We all are different. Some of us are thinkers, others are doers, some are passive, and still others are aggressive. Most people come to work with pretty good intentions, but we get on each other's nerves just by being ourselves. At this event we will have a lot of fun discussing how our interpersonal skills can be enhanced at both work & home in four areas: 1. We’ll identify three areas of potential conflict and strategies for addressing them. 2. We’ll better understand the gift of greater self-awareness, along with ways to enhance connections with other team members for betterment of the whole. 3. We’ll see how Blind Spots can be revealed and addressed. 4. We’ll enhance our understanding of the somewhat predictable (and humorous) reactions of other people to stress, pressure and conflict.

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
5:00 PM - PMIWDC Members Only Book Club Meeting
5:30 PM - PM Tools
5:30 - Networking Reception & Cash Bar
6:15 - New Member Meet & Greet
7:00 - Dinner & Cash Bar
7:45 - Guest Speaker
9:00 - Adjourn
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.

Mentor to the pro athletes of NBA Washington Bullets/Wizards for 19 years ('79-'98). Accomplished author. Internationally sought-after conference speaker and workshop facilitator. Serial entrepreneur. Professional counselor. Success coach to executives. Award-winning film maker. Behavioral analyst. Organizational culture change specialist. Rosetta Stone history expert. Corporate trainer. Recipient of numerous awards, citations and honors. Motivational consultant and mentor to pro athletes. Multiculturally astute, with travels to 50+ countries. Critical Incident Debriefing coach. Philanthropist. Magazine publisher. Photographer. Award-winning film maker. Passionate about dynamic, fun-filled excellence. Experiences an on-going love/hate relationship with technology. Devoted husband and father. Off-key singer and extremely bad dancer. A life motivated by curiosity. No Bull. No Hype. 

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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