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2020 January ATS -- 4 PDUs

2020 January ATS -- 4 PDUs

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Presentation Title and Goals

Presentation Title:

Changing Risk Leadership: Avoiding Hidden Project Pitfalls and Improving Performance

Goals (By the end of the presentation, the attendees will be able to understand):

  • The concepts of the psychology of risk safety and risk transparency
  • Strategies and techniques for having open and constructive discussions of risks
  • Strategies and techniques for fostering ownership, integrity and commitment from the project team and handling projects in crisis from lack of adequate an safe, open risk discussions

Presentation Topics:

  • Psychology safety and risk transparency
  • Creating open and constructive discussions of risks
  • Fostering ownership, integrity and commitment from the project team

Practice Exercises:

  • Discuss hidden risks and the barriers to reporting these risks
  • Determine the best strategies to have open discussion of risks for a set of scenarios


Kevin Gates, PMP, CSM

Kevin W. Gates, PMP, CSM, is a project manager and educator with more than 25 years’ project management experience. Over his career he has been brought on to correct projects that are in crisis. He has developed strategies and techniques to create risk transparency and foster ownership, integrity and commitment from project teams.

Mr. Gates has worked on projects for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United States Agency for International Development, Esri, United States Navy, United States Air Force and United Illuminating. He has worked on projects in the fields of healthcare, housing, urban development, software development and IT infrastructure.

Mr. Gates is founder of PM Mastery, a training and consulting firm. His interest includes psychology safety, risk leadership and managing projects in crisis.

There are 4 PDUs for this event

PDU Category: Leadership


Vanguard University 
Smith  building (#15), Room 101
55 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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PMI-OC Members $45 pre-registered, $60 by check or cash at the door
Non-Members $50 pre-registered, $60 by check or cash at the door.

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Event Properties

Event Date 01-11-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 01-11-2020 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-14-2019 10:00 am
Cut off date 01-10-2020 12:00 pm
Individual Price See Cost Above
Location Vanguard University Smith 101
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