PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

PM Insight Sunnyvale - Navigating Hard Conversations

PM Insight Sunnyvale - Navigating Hard Conversations

Last Date for On-line Registration is 5/07

 PM Insights Sunnyvale 

Navigating Hard Conversations  

When:   Wed May 9th 2018, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Where:  Sunnyvale Community Center Ballroom - 550 E. Remington Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94085


We all encounter the challenge of needing to face difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether it be talking through disagreements, delivering tough feedback, or asking for a promotion or raise, it’s essential that we learn to navigate hard conversations in order to be more effective and impactful in our work. In this 90-minute program Laura will help illuminate key areas of typical conflict and provide practical steps to make having hard conversations easier.


➢       Learn the typical reasons we avoid having hard conversations

➢       Identify your unique conflict norms and style

➢       Gain insight and tools to better navigate challenging conversations

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About the Presenter:









Laura Gates, Founder, Gates Group LLC, brings nearly 25 years as a thought leader, consultant and executive coach in the field of leadership and organizational change. She created The Purpose Initiative methodology and facilitates teams to improve collaboration and alignment. Clients include Silicon Valley giants and start-ups, Shell Oil, Visa, NASA, LinkedIn, the Navy, AT+T, M+T Bank, Capital One, LexisNexis, Mahindra BT, and Quaker Chemical China. An ICF PCC Certified coach, certified in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered system and speaker at events globally, Laura is passionate about helping organizations and leaders overcome self-limiting obstacles to harness innovation and creativity. Her work with teams in conflict was recently featured in the First Rxound Capital Review.

Meeting Leader: Kuntal Thakore, PMP, CSM

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Program Agenda:

5:30 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:15 PM - Featured Speaker

8:30 PM - Meeting Adjourn

Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate ID card to the event)

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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Event Properties

Event Date 05-09-2018
Event End Date 05-09-2018
Registration Start Date 04-22-2018
Cut off date 05-07-2018
Individual Price Login for member discount.
Location Sunnyvale Community Center, Ballroom
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