Building Future Teams

Building Future Teams


Peter Baverso

Senior Partner
Ventivia LLC

Zikiria Chaudhary

Chief Agilist

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Date
Event Location

Leidos at Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Dr
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

PMIWDC Members & Non-Members: $15; Lunch will be served; The only special dietary restriction Reston Luncheon can support are vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free and no pork.

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call us at 703-683-4804 or email us at and include the name of the event.

Too often we are thrown into arbitrary teams and told to just “make it work” without regard for our innate abilities. Many times, this results in a lack of cohesion and we start to view our team members as either heroes or villains. We become so accustomed to this way of working that we do not realize how this environment zaps our powers and limits our collective potential for greatness.

There is a better way to experience “work that works” by energizing the “purpose-built” teams of tomorrow using the neuroscience of teams. During this hands-on session you will discover a new window into thinking, behavior, collaboration, and action to unlock the cognitive diversity of team members and achieve peak performance in an ever-changing marketplace.

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

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.


Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

About the Speaker

Peter Baverso

Ventivia LLC
Senior Partner

Peter Baverso is an experienced thought leader, active in the lean performance community since 1996.
Peter leads Ventivia LLC; is President of the Potomac Chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement; served as the human performance lead for the US Marine Corps Systems Command and as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Phoenix, John Sperling School of Management; and is Board Member of the Innovation and Organizational Change Management Institute.

Peter helps teams and organizations to become smarter, faster, better, healthier, and happier through agility building practices that drive innovation and foster an inclusive culture of success. He is the author of the eX5 Strategic Innovation Framework, Human Performance Architecture Framework, and Agility from the Heart Coaching Program.

He says of his work: “I’m constantly inspired by the power of a committed group of people to help organizations transcend habitual patterns enabling a new future to emerge.”

Zikiria Chaudhary

Chief Agilist

Zikiria Chaudhary is an Agilist with experience connecting stakeholders to deliver value and empower organizations. He develops innovative products by working with organizations from ideation to delivery. His client work has focused on product management, program/change management, strategic analysis, and training. This work has culminated in a modified mapping technique resulting in rapid prototype, design, and development of products. Zikiria’s clients span the Financial Services, SaaS, Consumer Products, Government, Education, and International Development industries. Currently, he serves as President and Chief Agilist of CITAZ LLC, where ideas become reality. He also serves on the board of the International Society of Performance Improvement - Potomac Chapter as Director of the Innovation Institute.

About the Reston Local Community

Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.

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