What is the most important ingredient for success and achievement in today’s workplace?
To compete in the marketplace today, companies and leaders must change their approach to getting projects done. The old model has changed and the matrix environment is the new way to do business. A matrix can be far more complex, with multiple bosses, cross functional team members, competing goals, and accountability without control. Successful leaders must not only have project management skills but the right interpersonal communication skills.
As a leader and project manager, you are asked to lead with less resources, faster deadlines and increased productivity demands. Many projects have challenges and fail because of miscommunication among team members, unclear roles and responsibilities, and ineffective leadership models applied to a matrix environment.
According to an article in Harvard Business Review, “In matrix organizations, leaders suddenly find themselves having to master the challenges of managing cross-divisional teams over whom they have little formal authority. Not surprisingly, the skills required to effectively navigate the matrix are different than those needed to succeed in the old, hierarchical organizational model. Leaders who lack these skills often find these roles frustrating or draining”. Some of the main challenges facing leaders in a Matrix environment consist of ambiguity, loyalty, authority, gaining support and trust.**
Quazar Consulting provide D.N.A Solutions™ (Do New Action) which outlines an action oriented strategy for success. We teach action steps and provide new tools directly related to managing people in a project environment. In all businesses, people are the bottom line - developing and maintaining relationships will not only increase the effectiveness of your project, the productivity of your team, and increase employee engagement but reduce stress.
Leading Matrix Teams – An experiential workshop designed to expand your knowledge and skills in managing teams effectively in a matrix environment. We will examine models of exemplary leadership, communication patterns in teams, building blocks for effective teams and how all these elements the success of your projects.
**Harvard Business Review Article “Managing Effectively in a Matrix” by Ruth Malloy, 8/10/12
Attendants will :
• Understand and apply leadership models and styles to your business projects
• Identify your leadership style and assess your leadership strengths
• Examine communication patterns and determine ‘best communication strategies’ for project teams
• Learn the building blocks of ef\fective project teams
• Discover and understand what is needed to be successful in the new model
• Develop a plan for managing matrix teams and tackling team challenges
• Get the D.N.A (Do New Actions) for leading teams in a matrix environment
PDUs Earned: 7
ABOUT TRACY AND KAREN:
Tracy Wiseman, CEO of Quazar Consulting, is a former Bank of America executive with more than 15 years of experience as a Project Manager, Operations Manager and Learning and Leadership development leader. Tracy draws on her wide range of experience in conceptualizing and implementing leadership training, and program development. She is known for her expertise in leadership, diversity, change solutions, and organizational development. Trained in process improvement and a certified Green Belt, DFSS ad LEAN consultant, Tracy understands processes as well as people and the role they play in the success of your company. Tracy is a speaker, trainer, program developer, process improvement consultant and coach. She has a talent of looking for innovative solutions to the core issues facing companies today. She has trained thousands of people and developed a wide array of programs. As a project manager, she understands and has firsthand experience with challenges leaders face today.
Tracy has lived, worked, and traveled all over the world. As a lifelong student of the Human Potential movement, she has great insight into people and processes. Passionate about teaching, Tracy inspires and motivates individuals to embrace change and understand themselves and others to successfully meet the challenge of today's business climate. As a 20-year Toastmaster, she loves to speak and coach people to inspire and empower them to make real change in their lives. Continuous process improvement is imperative in project management. Providing an understanding of the process and tools available to your members as well as the human capital solutions is imperative to their success.
Karen Haley Allen, M.A. Founder of HALEY ALLEN ASSOCIATES - focused on organizational change, leadership coaching, and talent management. Karen coaches leaders on change; facilitates team building retreats; and leads groups through a change series - Managing Thru Turbulent Times, Navigating the Rapids of Change” and “Exercising the Habit Muscle.”
Karen Haley Allen has 18+ years’ experience in organizational change, strategic leadership, coaching, and performance consulting. She is experienced in designing, developing and facilitating all aspects of learning and talent management programs.
Karen holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Human Resources from the University of San Francisco. She was a Lead Faculty member in the School of Business, Education and Leadership at Dominican University of California. While at Dominican, she taught classes including Strategies for Leading Change, Out of Box Thinking, and The Soul in Business. Karen now teaches in the Leadership and Management and Human Resources Certificate Programs at UC Berkeley. Her unique combination of business acumen and academic experience includes an emphasis in cultural diversity and international business. Karen has extensive experience designing, facilitating and implementing leadership and management development training, team building and performance based programs. She has blended global and business cultures together within organizations, across divisions and departmental lines of business.
Karen’s values include integrity, humility, courage, humor and a passion for excellence in whatever she pursues. She is a results-oriented professional with much to offer a growing and changing organization.
Cancellation and No-Show policy
If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and cancel as early as possible. All cancellations are subject to a fee if done at least 5 days before the event. Cancellations after August 18 , 2014 are subject to the full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses.
When & Where
PMI - SFBAC - Professional Development
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