Managing Motivation: Leadership Lessons from an AT Thru-Hike
Mr. J. Kendall Lott
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business- Shenandoah University
600 Millwood Avenue, Halpin-Harrison Hall – Stimpson Auditorium
Winchester, VA, 22604
Registration is complimentary.
Leadership, management, and motivation are not just metaphors, but things that the physicality of an endurance hike can inform…and it comes with beautiful trail pictures. 9 lessons from the trail remind us of how to self-manage and manage teams, all learned from the physicality of the trail. These lessons lead to a realization of a simple technique to manage personal motivation to take on challenges.
Participants will learn a technique for managing motivation that empowers success, as well as be reminded of 9 steps that have application directly to the management of projects to help us be better managers and leaders.
Soft SkillsNegotiation / Conflict
Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.
Hard SkillsResource Problem Solving
"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints
About the Speaker
Mr. J. Kendall Lott
With over 25 years of experience in the federal government and as a consultant, Kendall Lott is the CEO/President of M Powered Strategies, Inc, a change management consulting firm in Washington DC that supports organizations in public service. His professional background includes government service as a Presidential Management Fellow and as a career civil servant at the Departments of Agriculture and Justice, as well as service as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Micronesia). His government consulting career has included extensive tours in Jordan, India and Malaysia. His professional interests and experiences are in economic analysis of projects, business process reengineering and design, organizational change management, program design, facilitation and coaching.
A certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), he served as a volunteer with Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) for over a decade, and was an active member of the board for 8 years. His volunteer roles include executive management, as he has been the COO and CEO of PMIWDC, the Executive Director of the Project Management Day of Service, the Chairman of the Board of the PM4Change non-profit organization, and the host and producer of the PM Point of View® podcast. He has won volunteer leadership awards with PMI at the regional and nation level. In 2017, he completed a thru-hike of the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail. Kendall is a Gallup certified StrengthFinders® coach, and a Myers Briggs Type Indicator coach.
He holds a Master of International Relations from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.
About the Shenandoah Valley Community
Announcing a New Local Community!
The DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute is pleased to host a new quarterly meeting in Winchester, VA. Membership in PMI and/or the DC Chapter is not required, however PDUs will be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs). The presentations delivered are educational and informative to those with an interest in the field of project management. Each event will present specific learning points, 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.
Pre-registration is recommended.