May Chapter Meeting: Enhancing Your Own Personal Wellbeing

May 15, 2019
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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145 W 45th Street
New York City, NY 10036

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Abstract: The profession of project management can be stressful and to perform at their very best (and increase the chances of project success) a project manager must ensure that they are looking after their own wellbeing. This presentation will give attendees practical skills and exercises they can use to increase their levels of wellbeing and authentic happiness.


Description: A good project manager is told that they need to have perfect ratio of technical (or hard) skills and non-technical (or soft) skills. The soft skills are typically described as communication, leadership, stakeholder management, decision making, conflict resolution etc. The common element of that all these soft skills is that they are all outward facing. Wellbeing takes the opposite approach and requires a project manager to show the ultimate soft skill and look inward instead to make sure their levels of wellbeing are sufficient and being looked after. By looking after your own wellbeing, you can ensure you perform all the outward facing skills, whether they are technical or soft skills, to the best of your ability.  This presentation will show you practical tools for using your signature strengths to enhance your level of wellbeing so that you are prepared for all the challenges of your professional and personal life. It will draw on the science of positive psychology and cover topics of positivity, resilience, grit and authentic happiness.


Speaker: Sean Whitaker is recognized internationally as an expert in the profession of project management.

He specializes in partnering with organizations and individuals to assess, and improve, their level of portfolio, program and project management capability and competency. He has worked with some of the world’s leading IT, mining, energy production, space exploration, construction, telecommunications, research, and primary production organizations to improve their level of project management proficiency.

In 2016, he was recognized as one of the top 123 Global Influencers of the profession of project management.

He is also a recognized leader in the development and delivery of project management training from introductory level up to PMP credential level using the latest adult education techniques.

Sean also provides business, leadership and career coaching for people looking for change in their life. He is a big fan of proven techniques for personal and professional change and development, especially positive psychology.

All of his consulting advice and experience is based upon a broad project management background. He has successfully managed complex construction, IT, infrastructure and telecommunication projects.


Leadership: 1.0
Note: PDUs for this event will be auto-reported to PMI 
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Meeting Details


5:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Networking and Dinner

6:00 PM to 6:15 PM - Chapter Business

6:15 PM to 7:00 PM - Presentation

7:00 PM to 7:15 PM - Q&A

7:15 PM to 9:00 PM - Optional Networking

Venue Details
Dress Code: Business Casual
Picture ID: All participants may be required to show a 
picture ID to security personnel for admittance to the
Refund Policy
Registration fees, less a non-refundable $5 processing 
charge, are refundable if cancellation is received by
the deadline Sunday, May 12 @ 11:30 pm

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$25.00 Member Ticket
$30.00 after 05:00 pm May 7
$15.00 Earlybird rate before May 3

$35.00 Non-Member Ticket
$40.00 after 05:00 pm May 7
$25.00 Earlybird rate before May 3