You know how to manage your project, but can you lead your team?

You know how to manage your project, but can you lead your team?

Tips to get your team to work with you and for the project.


Liana Underwood, PMP

Project Manager

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Il Fornaio
11990 Market Street, Suite 106
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Networking 12:00 pm: Program PMIWDC Members $25 Non-Members: $25 *Lunch will be served

As Project Managers we manage our projects, work with budgets, schedules and client requirements but how much effort is put into building a common purpose and clear understanding of goals/objectives, fostering communication, growth and good relations among the project team members? This session will focus on tools to keep the project team healthy, which contributes toward a more efficient and effective team. Ultimately this makes for better project performance and results. Some of the topics touched on will be:

  • Developing staff
  • Communication mentoring
  • Working with varying personality styles
  • What you can do to deal with conflict among team members
  • Why it’s important to be the buffer between your team and the client
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Liana Underwood, PMP

Project Manager

Liana has the privilege of working with a dynamic and inspiring team for Esri in their Professional Services Division. She has been working in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for over 14 years and successfully manages multimillion dollar projects to include work for the Federal Government, State, Local, and commercial enterprise. Her current projects focus on implementing GIS projects in the cloud and she has been lucky enough to work with a team of talented GIS subject matter experts for all areas of GIS project management. 

Ms. Underwood has been a PMP since 2010 and has her Master’s Degree in Management from Marymount University. She loves to run in her spare time and looks forward to her next half and full marathons.

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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