Conversations with Leaders - Leadership Development & Performance Improvement US Census Bureau - Department of Commerce

Conversations with Leaders - Leadership Development & Performance Improvement US Census Bureau - Department of Commerce

featuring

Laura K. Furgione, PMP

Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning, Innovation and Collaboration
U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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$40.00

About the Presentation

Conversations with Leaders - Leadership Development & Performance Improvement US Census Bureau - Department of Commerce

If you have ever wanted to have a chat about leadership with one of the US Census Bureau’s senior executives, please join us for this exciting LDPI series!

In this town hall style session, Laura will share with you her leadership experience, including:

  • Her definition of leadership
  • The defining moments of her career
  • Advice and tips on how to manage work-life balance

Ms. Laura Furgione leads the Census Bureau Office of Strategic Planning, Innovation and Collaboration. This allows her to work across the Census Bureau to further develop and mature the organization's capacity to innovate and implement new ways of providing the nation with critical demographic and economic information. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Alaska-Southeast, and is a certified Project Management Professional.

You do not want to miss this great opportunity! We hope to see you there!

Photo from September's Monthly Chapter Event

September Monthly Chapter Event, Programs Team and Speakers

Event Location

Le Méridien
1121 19th St N
Arlington, VA, 22209

Agenda and Cost:

Cost
Chapter Members: $35
Non-members: $40

Please note that this will be a 1 PDU event with an increased focus on networking.

Agenda
5:00PM - Registration Opens & Networking Begins
5:00 PM - PMIWDC Members Only Book Club Meeting
6:00 PM - PM Talks
7:15 PM - Presentation Concludes

Parking
Parking garage located 1 block from Le Méridien at 19th Street and N Kent Street, look for the "Blue Parking Sign"
Parking is $5 after 5:00 PM
After parking, take the elevator up to the top floor of the parking garage and follow signs for Le Méridien

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Leadership

About the Speakers

Laura K. Furgione, PMP

U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce
Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning, Innovation and Collaboration

Ms. Laura K. Furgione leads the Census Bureau Office of Strategic Planning, Innovation and Collaboration. This allows her to work across the Census Bureau to further develop and mature the organization's capacity to innovate and implement new ways of providing the nation with critical demographic and economic information.

Furgione had a distinguished career at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 1993 to 2016. She served as the NOAA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and the Deputy Director of the National Weather Service (NWS) from 2010 to 2016. In this role, she was responsible for the day-to-day civilian weather operations for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas. In 2013 she was designated to serve as Permanent Representative (PR) of the US to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). As the US PR, she was charged by the Department of State to maintain the US formal representation to the WMO. Through the WMO’s 191 Member States and Territories, she enabled international cooperation and leadership essential for the development of weather, climate, hydrology, and related geophysical sciences. This contributes to the protection of life and property against natural disasters, safeguards the environment, and enhances the economic and social well-being of all sectors of society in areas such as food security, water resources, and transport.

In 2008 to 2010, she served as Assistant Administrator for the NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration. In this role, she was responsible for corporate management to coordinate the many lines of service of the $5 billion agency dedicated to understanding and predicting changes in the Earth's environment and conserving and managing coastal and marine resources. She was responsible for annual planning, strategic planning, performance evaluation, program integration through matrix management, and policy integration including compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Furgione served fifteen years of her career in Alaska. From 2004 to 2008 she was the Director of NOAA's NWS Alaska Region. As Regional Director, Furgione was responsible for all operational and scientific climatological, meteorological, hydrological, volcanic ash and tsunami warning programs for the state of Alaska and its surrounding waters. Other positions Furgione has held within the NWS include meteorological intern at the Kodiak, Alaska, Weather Service Office; intern at the Fairbanks, Alaska, Weather Forecast Office (WFO); aviation meteorologist at the Alaska Aviation Weather Unit; warning coordination meteorologist at WFO Morehead City, North Carolina; Meteorologist-in-Charge of WFO Juneau, Alaska; and Alaska Deputy Regional Director.

Furgione holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Alaska-Southeast, and is a certified Project Management Professional.

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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