PM Insights - Fremont - Resolving Wicked Problems through Polarity Thinking

Resolving Wicked Problems through Polarity Thinking   


When:    August 2,  2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where:   Alameda County Social Services Building located at 39155 Liberty St., Fremont, CA 94538. - Millennium Room (A120) 


Last date for On-line Registration: 7/28/2017


You know that diverse ideas and perspectives can be a source for innovative growth. But how can you ensure they can be efficiently integrated with a sense of shared purpose? In this workshop, you will explore conscious leadership skills of honoring all views and leveraging opposite perspectives and preferences. You will learn how to focus the power of essential opposite leadership qualities to enhance the creativity and performance of your team.



Specific lessons to be learned – 3 to 4 bullets

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Know the difference between a problem to solve and a polarity to leverage
  • Recognize how opposite perspectives and preferences can build up or tear down your team.
  • Identify the upsides of individual and team preferences and skills and the downsides of an over-emphasized preference in yourself, your team and/or the organization.
  • Map a leadership polarity for a leader, a team or the overall organization.


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About the Speaker:





Anna McGrath



Organizations are filled with diverse people and perspectives, which through authenticity and collaboration create meaningful products and services for all or .… nightmares. Anna McGrath founded WonderWorks Consulting in 2003 to share simple transformational practices to ensure the former and move beyond the later.

Her focus is on supporting organizations to embody conscious leadership skills and effectively distribute decision-making throughout the organization using various self-organizing systems and practices including Holacracy.

WonderWorks clients include; Wikia, Method, Waste Farmers, Bay Area Regional Energy Network, Colman Knight Advisory Group.

She is a popular speaker at conferences as she brings authenticity, humor and love to all her endeavors.




PM Insights - Fremont is an excellent opportunity for members and non-members to network with peers and stay on top of our ever-changing Silicon Valley career environment and the skills needed to survive. The event is a combination of networking, career environment scanning, and a topical presentation on a career management related subject. For Project Management Professionals (PMP) the event offers educational credit toward maintaining your certification credential.


Meeting Leader:  Holger Kist

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PDU Info:  1.5 - Category A  PDU claiming instructions

Program Agenda:

6:00 PM - Sign In and Networking
6:30 PM - Featured Speaker
7:45-8:00 - Q&A and Raffle
8:00 PM - Meeting Adjourn

Food:  Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


On-line Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10 
Non Members: $20 


At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first come, first served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non Members: $30 

(Only Check or Cash accepted; Make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")


Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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