The "Five W's" and One "H" of Business Leadership Conversations

The "Five W's" and One "H" of Business Leadership Conversations


Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP

Founder and Trainer
Corner Office Coach, LCC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Greensboro Station Conference Center, Curie and Drew Conference Rooms
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA, 22102

Agenda and Cost:

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

About the Presentation

We learn in school that all situations may be analyzed by focusing on: who, what, when, where, how and why. In today’s pressure driven performance climate, we seem to have forgotten these time-tested communication rules and focus efforts on the first three. Sometimes the boss simplifies the “rules” by asking: “who will do what by when? This is especially true when resources are scarce and schedules tight.

This session will demonstrate how to use a leadership conversational framework that applies the communication principles we learned from our teachers. The principles will be organized into a framework that connects people’s “inner work” with the “outer world” for business success. Learning the leadership conversation framework will enable you to manage in “good” as well as “difficult” times. It will give you a career advantage. At the conclusion of this session you will:

  • Understand the leadership conversations framework that includes the “Five W’s” and One “H,”
  • Apply the framework in this session using a sample template that will motivate project team performance, and
  • Be useful for you to develop your project leadership conversation style.
Special Instructions: 


In Tysons Corner, entries into parking from Hwy 7, near intersections of Westpark Drive or Greensboro Drive. Photo ID is required.

Conference center can be directly and quickly accessed from the Metro's (Silver Line) Greensboro Station stop. Covered garage parking will NOT be validated as before, but parking is free in the above ground parking lot next to the building marked as 'Event Parking.'

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.

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints

About the Speaker

Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP

Corner Office Coach, LCC
Founder and Trainer

Resource Speaker:  Paul Schmitz, PhD, PMP has managed projects and consulted extensively on “troubled projects.” Overtime, his lessons learned reflect common understandings of how to get things done.  His experiences demonstrate a belief that a PhD and PMP are the tickets to lifelong learning.

Paul is the founder of ‘Corner Office Coach.’  He typically works with the “C” level executives to strengthen the business and the executive’s life as well as mentoring to advance to “C” level.  He works primarily with mid-size to global corporations. He has extensive experience with all levels of government, legislative branches as well as the Office of Secretary of Defense.

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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