I Inspire: Telling Your Inspirational Story
Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
Noblis Reston Headquarters
2002 Edmund Halley Drive
Reston, VA, 20191
About the Program
Each of us has our own, undiscovered inspirational story. We may not recognize our own accomplishments. We may not have articulated our achievements into a personal narrative. Or, we may be uncomfortable talking about ourselves.
In reality, we all have achieved great things. We have overcome challenges or difficulties. We have demonstrated integrity, courage, and bravery. We have succeeded beyond our expectations. We simply have not expressed or shared them.
We can use our personal stories to build our own confidence and acknowledge our value and contribution. Through our stories we can share our values and beliefs. We can impart our experience and wisdom. We can also motivate and inspire others.
Storytelling figure prominently in all societies. Stories also create and foster corporate cultures. As project managers, we can use our stories to build, develop, and motivate our teams. Teams with high emotional intelligence are 40% more likely to deliver successful projects.
In “I Inspire,” Mr. Zucker motivates participants to find their voice and develop their own personal narrative; he:
• Describes the arc of the inspirational story,
• Outlines the elements of a good story, and
• Guides participants through the initial steps of finding and telling their own inspirational story.
Doors will open at 11:30am for informal networking. The presentation will begin promptly at Noon and will last about an hour. There will be informal networking following the presentation through 1:15pm. You are welcomed to bring your lunch to the presentation.
The presentation will be held at Noblis' Reston headquarters at 2002 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191. For any questions about the venue, contact King Chau (email@example.com) or Bill Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About the Speaker
Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP
Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He led a project office with over 170 project managers and has delivered large, strategic initiatives.
In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to share his passion for and experience with project management. Project Management Essentials provides advisory consulting and training to clients across the United States. Clients include Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the American Petroleum Institute, and several PMI Chapters.
Alan is a keynote speaker and thought leader. He is regularly featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership. He an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is a senior instructor with several national, professional development organizations.
Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from the Disciplined Agile Consortium, Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile.
About the Sunrise Valley Luncheons
The Sunrise Valley Luncheon Series (formerly the Fairview Park Luncheon Series) is held at Noblis. Noblis has recently relocated its headquarters office to Reston, VA at 2002 Edmund Halley Drive. There is no charge for these events and the event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch to the event if they wish! Networking begins at 11:30am and the presentation runs from 12:00noon - 1:00pm. Non-Noblis visitors are required to show a picture ID to gain entrance to the facility. Please contact Bill Morris (email@example.com) or King Chau (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding this event.