Wednesday, February 17, 2016

First & Goal: Building a Winning Team to Score a “Touchdown 

Creating an interdisciplinary team with the right mix of skills is essential to the successful execution of a project. In order to lead a project team towards a common "goal", the project manager must understand their role as team "coach" and how to best foster collaboration by utilizing the strengths of the "players" on the field.

This interactive presentation will provide insight and instruction on the importance of understanding how team roles can improve team performance and overall project success.

  Robin Berenson

Presenter: Robin Berenson


Dr. Robin Berenson has over 15 years of experience in online learning in higher education with particular emphasis in curriculum/course development, accreditation, faculty mentoring, building virtual communities, Competency Based Education (CBE), and student success and retention. She is the Associate Dean for Business at Excelsior College and has served as a Dean, Program Chair, Professor, instructional designer and adjunct instructor for various online and traditional institutions.


Prior to her higher education experience, Robin held executive leadership positions in Health Care, consulting, and Human Resources. She has helped several start-ups align their processes and people to achieve their goals. Her research explored emotional intelligence as a predictor of success in online learning and she has presented/published on topics including Competency Based Education (CBE), faculty mentoring, student success, leadership, team building, and Emotional Intelligence.


Robin holds an Ed.D in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University of Sarasota, a M.S. in Human Resource Development and Management from Towson University, B.A. in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is a Certified Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC).


For details please contact: 

Carol Fitzgerald - VP, Programs , Tim Sorrentino - 2nd VP, Programs


Kimberly Thomas - Program Director for Chapter Meetings


Dinner includes  Caesar Salad, Rolls, Coffee, & Dessert (Old fashioned chocolate layer cake)

and Choice of Entree

CHICKEN : Florentine

FISH: New England Scrod, encrusted with panko lemon herb panko crumbs, chardonnay butter sauce

BEEF: Braised Angus Short Rib, house made mashed potatoes

VEGETARIAN : Tortellini Florentine (no sausage) – tossed with tomato and baby leaf spinach in a light cream sauce


 Please join us on Wednesday, February 17 2016 at The Desmond Hotel off of Albany Shaker Road, in Colonie (see directions).

Attitude adjustment will begin at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the program starting promptly at 7:00pm and adjourning by 8:00pm.

Pricing change for 2015-2016.  To ensure an accurate number of dinners, we have created an early bird discount for those paying in advance. $30.00 for Early Bird, PMI members;  $40.00 for Early Bird, nonmembers; and $20 for Early Bird students. To receive the early bird discount, please pay in advance. Those who do not register by noon on the Monday for the dinner and choose to pay at the door will not get the early bird discount and will be charged the $10 late fee - $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $40 for students.

The early bird deadline for online registration is 12:00 noon on Monday before the dinner (cancellations after 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full meeting registration fee). Please note that registrations after the early bird deadline of 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full price as indicated above. Walk-ins on the day of the event are on a first come, first served basis with limited availability and will be charged the full price plus a $10 late fee.

David P. Bieg, PMI-PBA

Speaker's Presentation File Link: February 2016 Meeting

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