n Engaging in the tough conversations
that are too often avoided; and
n Creating rituals that build resilience
to stay “on purpose,” thrive under
pressure and fail forward faster.
The next day and a half of LIM
featured education sessions,
networking and social opportunities.
Session tracks included academic,
association governance, marketing and
communications, volunteer engagement,
membership, professional development,
technology, financial management,
PMI updates, and tools and resources.
First-time LIM attendees were pointed
to certain sessions such as “Volunteer
Engagement at PMI: Tips and Tools to
Build a Successful Volunteer Program.”
One type of session format was called
“Lightning Talks.” These involved quick
talks by different chapter leaders aimed
at sharing information in a compelling
but not overwhelming way.
When not in sessions, attendees could
take advantage of Leader’s Edge, a
place to talk with PMI staff about tools
and resources including academic
programs, celebration of service, chapter
development, ethics, marketing, PMI
Educational Foundation, and volunteer
programs and services. PMI Chair
Randy Black was available during one
break to meet with leaders and answer
The LIM wrapped up with a closing
keynote speech by Andrew Grant, the
CEO of Tirian International Consultancy
and author of a book on creativity. His
talk aimed for attendees to answer the
question “Are you an innovation leader?”
Another question he addressed was how
leaders can deal with the complexities
and challenges of constant change. The
session aimed to show how leaders can
manage the dynamic tension between
the need for exploration and the need
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Keynote speaker Margie Warrell.
Taking an ethics quiz in the Leader’s Edge area.