Societal transformations over the past few years grew new industries and possibilities for how work can be. In parallel, with accelerating climate change, companies are facing challenges including meeting sustainability targets through innovation. To invent solutions to solve these challenges, we all must take on the onus to act within our control. Project managers, and company leaders in general, are uniquely positioned to not only solve technical but also social challenges that hinder us from attaining a sustainable future.
Successful leaders in organizations understand that innovating is achieved through both technical and social innovations. For instance, many organizations aspire to retain top talent to maximize innovation, yet have blind-spots that lead to increased turn-over which adds cost, delays timelines, and decreases moral. Successful leaders do not struggle with turnover because they attract and amplify diverse talent. This presentation discusses vital skills for any leader who wishes to leverage the coupled power of technical and social innovation in their organization.
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About the Instructor:
Jill Pestana is a scientist, YouTuber, and sustainability advocate. She currently works as Director of Technical Program Management at Electric Goddess, and energy storage consulting firm specializing in battery pack design and testing. Jill earned her BS in physics with a minor in music, and MS in materials science and engineering. She has been researching energy technology for 12 years at organizations including NASA, Boeing, and Enevate, and is an inventor of 13 patents. In 2020, she founded The STEM Thrive Guides, which provides resources on navigating inappropriate behavior in the workplace. Jill is an international speaker who has been invited to speak on topics related to energy technology, sustainability, human rights, and leadership.
Meeting Leader: Krishna Gundlapalli
6:00 PM - Sign-In and Networking
6:15 PM - Featured Speaker
8:00 PM - Meeting Adjourn
Strategic: 2.0 PDU
PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5.00
Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring an appropriate ID card to the event).
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.
|Event End Date||05-04-2022|
|Registration Start Date||04-06-2022|
|Cut off date||05-03-2022|