Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

(NYS Forum and PMI UNY Chapter are co-sponsoring this event)

Presented by: Tim Jaques, PMP

  1. Would you like people to leave your meetings energized and focused? 
  2. Would you like to communicate key messages and concepts in visual form?
  3. Would you like your teams to operate at a higher level of performance? 
  4. Do you enjoy endless questions in written form?   

If you answered YES to #1, #2, and #3 and NO or MAYBE or PLEASE STOP NOW to #4, then drop everything and join us on March 20, 2013.

Project managers spend a lot of time communicating and leading teams - we drive change, we create new solutions, and we instill confidence in our stakeholders. Using visual facilitative techniques immediately brings your team to a higher level of focus and discourse. Join us on March 20, 2013 for a fast, focused session that will lift your game as a facilitator and team leader. Visual facilitation is an important tool that anyone can access, no matter your level of artistic ability. Visual facilitation helps teams understand critical concepts and and relationships. 

Attendees will learn:

  • Graphical facilitation techniques for common meeting scenarios. 
  • Tools to unlock creativity and engage participants. 
  • 3-5 canned graphics that you can put to use quickly. 
  • Techniques for showing key relationships: volume, velocity, frequency, scale, parts/whole, and preference. 
  • The incredible impact of infographics and data visualizations and how they are changing our view of the world.  
In this hands-on presentation, Tim will engage the audience in a range of visual facilitation techniques that anyone can deploy using nothing more than a whiteboard or easel and paper and markers. You will not need art skills and any level of facilitation skills are welcome.

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Tim Jaques Bio:

Tim Jaques co-founded Line of Sight in 2005, and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2009. A long time management consultant, his career began with a serendipitous meeting to discuss a business plan he had written for a local small business. That conversation inspired Tim to align his career with his passion for helping businesses succeed. He has led government and commercial organizations through a wide array of business transformations. As CEO of Line of Sight, he is responsible for the growth and smooth operation of a fast growing professional services company.

Mr. Jaques has architected major change initiatives for a broad range of organizations. He led the creation and development of cutting edge new data review processes on behalf of the U.S. Census Bureau for the 2000 and 2010 censuses. These processes combined state level demographic data with cutting edge geographic information systems to identify errors in data collection quality. Mr. Jaques architected a top-to-bottom organizational transformation for a large IT business unit, comprising more than 250 employees over a wide geographic area. Throughout all of his efforts, Mr. Jaques brings a highly creative approach, leveraging the talents and strengths of the client team to deliver relevant, engaging results.

A master facilitator, Mr. Jaques has led dozens of teams through strategic planning, process development, and executive decision-making initiatives. He brings a strategic mindset to these engagements, developing simple, stepwise solutions to complex, often divisive issues. His engagements often spur innovative new directions for teams and organizations. Mr. Jaques has authored numerous strategic plans for commercial and governmental organizations. Recently, he developed the Strategic Planning Collaborative, a highly interactive five-part course for executives to develop practical strategic plans, while sharing best practices.

Mr. Jaques has written extensively on project management, organizational change, and the planning-execution cycle.  He co-authored “Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government,” published in early 2010. This book, nominated for the Project Management Institute’s Book of the Year, delivered the first-ever view of project management across the Federal Government, presenting the processes, methods, tools, and case studies across the Federal Government agencies. Mr. Jaques has co-authored numerous chapters for textbooks, and authored dozens of papers and articles. Mr. Jaques is currently working on a new book that addresses how individuals and organizations cope with change. This new book will examine change through some of the latest research on human motivation.

Line of Sight (www.line-of-sight.com) helps organizations define better goals, create more efficient processes, and implement great projects. 

For more information on programs and/or speaking opportunities contact Jo Ann Clute, PMP.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 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.

Dinner is $25.00 for PMI members, $35.00 for non-members, and $15 for students: includes salad, rolls, entrée, coffee, & dessert.

Chicken Marsala - Boneless breast of chicken sauteed with mushrooms finished with
marsala demi glaze

Broiled Scrod Concasse - Filet of New England scrod oven baked and topped with tomato
concasse 

Penne Mediterranean - Imported penne pasta tossed with seasonal garden vegetables,
kalamata olives, artichokes and roasted red peppers in an herb garlic olive oil

The deadline for online registration is 4:00 pm on Friday, March 15th(cancellations after 4:00 pm on Monday, March 18th will be charged the full meeting registration fee - $25 for members, $35 for non-members, and $15 for students). Please note that the registrations after the cancellation deadline of 4:00 pm onMonday, March 18th and Walk-ins on the day of the event will be charged an extra late fee of $10.

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