September 2018 Monthly Meeting

September 27, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Country Club of Lansing
2200 Moores River Drive
Lansing, MI 48911

"Personality and Your Project"

2 PDUs (1.5 Leadership, 0.5 Strategic and Business Management)

As a PM have you ever wondered why you get some of the responses you get from different people? Why it is that you get different results from presenting the exact same information in the same manner to two different people? It seems that people are “wired” differently. everyone has preferred methods of communicating. Some want you, as the PM, to just get to the point, preferably in a bulleted list. Others want you to provide background and details on how you came to the conclusions you did. Understanding the different personality profiles in your projects and adjusting your communication to best meet and approach these individuals can help you achieve success as a project manager. So how do you get started? What are some rules of thumb to approaching this in a way that does not come off as manipulative to your stakeholders? Come explore personality profiling and how knowing personality traits can help you to quickly and efficiently communicate to your stakeholders in a manner that will benefit your projects.

Speaker - Allan DeKoninck
Allan DeKoninck has over 40 years of IT development, leadership, and project management experience. This experience spans both the private and public sectors. As a project manager he has led project teams of local staff, consultants and off-shore personnel using co-located as well as virtual teams. In 2005, Allan earned his Master’s in Science and Administration with a Leadership emphasis from Central Michigan University. He has 25 years of experience training adults in information technology, programming, systems analysis, and project management at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. For more than 10 years Allan has led Project Management Offices at the State of Michigan, helping to establish project and program governance, best practices and a variety of metrics showing value and aiding in executive management decision making. He played a central role in the adoption of a consistent reporting and planning tools at the State of Michigan. He serves as a member of the Baker College IT Advisory Board. He credits much of his Project Management and life philosophy to lessons learned raising his family of 7 children and 5 grandchildren with his wife of 34 years Susan.

5:30 Networking / Networking
6:00 Dinner Served
6:30 Chapter Updates
7:00 Speaker Presentation
8:30 End

REGISTRATION NOTE: Online registration will close at noon on the day prior to the meeting. Please register in advance to secure your seat.

There is a "speaker only" option for those interested in the speaker presentation (dinner not included). Please arrive by 6:30 pm for announcements. 

Dinner Options will be available at the venue. All dinner entrees include a house salad, rolls, and a non-alcoholic beverage (coffee, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade or soft drinks).

New this year! Complimentary social media photographs for members. New member recognition.

Parking is free in club lot near main entrance. 

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ALL CANCELLATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A 10% ADMINISTRATIVE FEE WITH A $5 MINIMUM FEE. Cancellations for the Monthly Meeting MUST be received no later than one week prior to the meeting. 
** Refunds are not available after this cancellation date and time. Attendee substitutions will be gladly accepted. Please contact for additional information or to submit a cancellation/substitution. 
**Event-specific cancellation policies for events such as Lunch and Learn, workshops and PDD supersede these general cancellation policy terms. Please refer to the event page for cancellation terms and conditions.
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When you join PMI and add the Michigan Capital Area Chapter to your membership, you are eligible to receive a significant discount (usually 15%) off chapter events and activities.    


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$40.00 Member Ticket - Dinner and Speaker Presentation

$45.00 Non Member Ticket - Dinner and Speaker Presentation

$20.00 Member Ticket - Speaker Presentation Only (No Dinner)

$25.00 Non Member Ticket - Speaker Presentation Only (No Dinner)