Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership



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About the Presentation

Servant Leadership is focused on serving your team, rather than your team serving you. Out of serving one's team, a desire to lead is manifest. Servant Leadership is radically different than when the leader is leading first. When the focus is on leading first, it is very easy to use your power, your title (role in the hierarchy), or the fact that you were put in charge, as the basis of your actions. When we employ servant leadership, we support our team as a whole, and its individual members, in their growth and development. We ensure that their highest needs are being met through our support and service. This may seem foreign; however consider those leaders you admire the most. What do they provide to you and your organization?

Join us to engage in transforming our conversations about leadership and initiate dialogue with our colleagues and leaders on how leaders support us well. What can we do to enhance leadership support, so we can be more effective team members and leaders ourselves?

Let’s concentrate on what we can do as project mangers, to be more effective leaders for our teams and how others can lead more effectively. Rather than focusing on what doesn’t work, let’s consider what does work and engage in conversations about effective leadership, not just with our team, but with those who lead us. As leaders it is valuable for us to know what works well for our team members and equally valuable to share with our leaders (and our team) what works well for us.

Event Location

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

Agenda and Cost:
Chapter Members: $35
Non-members: $45
Walkins: $50

New for 2016! Registration to the Chapter Talks Event now includes your PM Tools Registration!

5:00 PM - Registration Opens
5:30 PM - PM Tools
6:00 PM - Networking Reception & Cash Bar
6:00 PM - New Member Meet & Greet
6:45 PM - PM Talks
7:45 PM - Presentation Concludes, Stay for Continued Networking!
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
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Presentation Slides: Servant Leadership

About the Speakers


Susan Parente is a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, professor, and mentor who leads large complex IT software implementation projects, and the establishment of Enterprise PMOs. She has 20+ years of experience leading software and business development projects in the private and public sectors, including a decade of experience implementing IT projects for the US Department of Defense, and other federal government agencies.

Mrs. Parente has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in NY and a MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University in DC. She has numerous project management, Agile, risk management, and IT Security certifications, including: PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, PSM I, CISSP, RESILIA, CRISC and ITIL certified, and she is a CMMI and ISO 9001 Practitioner.

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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