October Reston Book Club Meeting
Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth by Richard Boyatzisby
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CACI 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190
Free meeting for Chapter members.
Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.
Purchase the book through Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Helping-People-Change-Coaching-Compassion/dp/1633... Current price is $26.00 for the hardback edition on Amazon.
An E-book version is fine if you can find one. It may also be available from your local library.
About the Book Club Meeting
The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on Helping People Change will take place on Wednesday, October 30 2019. We will meet in the first floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.
About the Book
Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth by Richard Boyatzis (2019)
Helping People Change provides examples of how successful coaches tap into individuals' visions and dreams and how to use that energy to sustain efforts to change. The coaching method is presented as as a contrast to problem-centered approaches that drive those on the receiving end on to the defensive which makes them less open to new ideas. The authors provide examples of how a positive coaching mode they call coaching with compassion opens people up to thinking creatively and helps them to learn and grow in sustainable ways.
4 PDUs for Certified PMs
About the Book Club
The Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Any PMIWDC member can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.
Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.
Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.Sociological
Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needsTeam Building
Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.
Hard SkillsResource Problem Solving
"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraintsTools
Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)
Industry / SectorI.T.
Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies
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.