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06/05/2018 - Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
University Center at the College of the Canyons
Speaker: Carla Fair-Wright
Topic:  Overcoming Project Failure - Secrets To Mastering Success

Speaker Carla Fair-Wright

Carla Fair-Wright's presentation, "How to Recover from Mistakes - Secrets To Mastering Success" explains the top ten most common mistakes project managers make and how to avoid them.

According to a new study published in the Journal of Business and Psychology, leaders who make mistakes are seen as less competent, less desirable to work for and less effective than leaders who do not.

However, in a complex business world, mistakes are unavoidable. What separates the top project managers from everyone else is that they aren’t afraid to make mistakes and that they are resilient and know how to rebound from them.

This session will cover the top ten most common mistakes project managers make and how to avoid or overcome them. Using research and literature from sports psychology, such as James Loehr's "The Mental Game", you'll learn techniques from positive psychology and competitive sports that focus on how to quickly rebound from mistakes, and how to cultivate and use a strategic system for mitigating them. You will also learn how to manage your own reaction along with the loss of trust or damage to one’s reputation that can happen.


Speaker Bio

Carla Fair-Wright is an award-winning international speaker and author on the subject of project management. She has appeared on The Terri Craig Radio Show, PM Podcast, Business Makers Small Business Network Show and FOX 26 News. Her most recently conducted lectures on leadership were at the 2017 PMI-Sweden’s Passion For Projects conference in Malmö, 2016 PMI-EMEA Global conference in Barcelona, and the 2015 PMI-EMEA conference in London. Carla is the chapter author of two books, "Encyclopaedia of Energy Engineering and Technology" and "Case Studies and Applications of Web Based Energy Information and Control Systems." She is the managing principal of Optimal Consulting LLC, a small company that provides project management consulting services.


Cost for this Event:
$15 - PMI-LA Members and Non-Members
(Registration fee is to cover the cost of the meal)




Meeting Agenda:
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration and Networking
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM Light Meal
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Featured Speaker
7:30 PM - 7:45 PM Meeting Adjourned with Closing Statement


PDU Credit:
PMP's will receive 1 PDU in the Strategic & Business Management category.


University Center at College of the Canyons
Employee Training Institute
2nd Floor – Room #205
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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Postponement / Cancelation
This event may be canceled or postponed, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


Questions or Comments:
Contact North LA County Meeting Director


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