2023 September Book Club Meeting - 1 PDU - VIRTUAL

Power Skills


"The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace"

Author:  Gary Chapman & Paul White

September 21, 2023

Presentation Description

Description of Topic/Presentation:

Back when we were young, we read all sorts of books for leisure, such as “Lord of the Rings”, “Harry Potter”, “A Wrinkle in Time”, etc. There was no requirement except that it was a good and entertaining read! However, things have changed now as adults – we also look for books that help us grow.  Especially, since we are also project managers (or aspiring project managers), we look for relevant books to help us become better project managers, better members of a team, and better leaders.  Let’s make the learning easier and have the material stick by taking part in the PMI-OC Book Club!

At this meeting, we will discuss the current book “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” by Paul White and Gary Chapman.  We will explore the content and its themes and discuss possible actionable takeaways for our own projects.

“The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace delves into the profound impact that personalized appreciation can have on employee morale and engagement. Drs. Gary Chapman and Paul White reveal the five languages of appreciation, enabling you to authentically express your gratitude in ways that truly resonate with your co-workers and staff.”

Click here to learn more about the PMI-OC Book Club!

Learning Objectives from the Book:

  1. Learn about the general “5 Languages” communication framework
  2. Learn about how to adapt the "5 Languages" framework to our projects.
  3. Learn how to discover the appropriate language to use when communicating with teammates and project stakeholders.

Learning Objectives from the Meeting:

  1. Gain a new perspective from reading the book.
  2. Discuss the book with others.
  3. Gain more perspective through intergrating the perspectives of others.

A link for additional information on this topic:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F7NYY9P


This session will be delivered via online webinar. The link will be sent to all registered attendees before the book club meeting begins. 


5:50 p.m. - Early Login/Networking

6:00 p.m. - Event Start

6:00 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. - Book Club Introduction

6:05 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. - Initial Book Rating

6:10 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. - Book Discussion

6:55 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Post-discussion Book Rating

7:00 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. - Book Takeaways Request & Next Book Selection

7:05 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. - Announcements & Upcoming Events

7:10 p.m. - Event Concluded and Adjourned



In Advance Now Until Registration Cutoff
(8/1/2023 – 9/19/2023)

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Registration Deadline : Must register by September 19, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m.

PDUs: 1.0 - Power Skills


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Type of category: Special Events

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: September 21st, 2023

Hour: 5:50PM to 7:10PM

Registration close date: September 19th, 2023 at 11:59PM

# of PDUs: 1


Double click me!Members: Free

Non-members and Guests: $10.00