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Book Club (Combined North/South - Virtual)

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Overview:

There are many ways to improve your professional knowledge and skills. One way is to increase your knowledge by reading current and relevant project management books. We've created book clubs that are designed to be small discussion groups led by a facilitator.



It's an informal group meeting for a Saturday morning breakfast and discussion. One person serves as the facilitator to guide and promote discussion. It is an excellent way to meet other chapter members and open a dialogue regarding trends and challenges experienced by those in project management roles.

Current Book:

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
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In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?



His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.



Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

Talent Triangle Alignment:

Leadership

Facilitator:

TBD

Location:

Virtual - Zoom meeting



Cost:

There is no cost to attend this event. Attendees will be responsible for acquiring the book and for covering their food/beverage costs at the restaurant.



Agenda:

Gather at this location, and order your breakfast and coffee. Look for the group in a designated area of the restaurant.

The facilitator will open the session and handle the meeting logistics. Using a book discussion outline, the group will discuss the selected book and upon completion will rate the book. This information is then uploaded to the chapter website.

Other book club business includes:

  • Select future books by popular vote (see webpage for details)
  • Select the meeting facilitator for the next book (volunteer requested)
  • Request a volunteer to write a review for the current book to be posted on the chapter website

Want to learn more? See the Book Club webpage.



PDUs:

You can earn PDUs by simply reading the book. Under the new CCRS guidelines, reading is its own category ("Education - Read"). You can earn up to four (4) PDUs for reading the book selection. You will also earn two (2) "Informal Learning" PDUs for attending the meeting. One volunteer will earn an additional "Giving Back - Volunteering" PDU for writing a book review or (2) PDUs for facilitating the meeting. The alignment to the Talent Triangle will vary based on the book selection. Please note that "Giving Back" PDUs has a maximum allowed per certification cycle.

Please note: Category limitations may apply



Questions:

If you have questions, please send an e-mail to the book club manager.

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Information

Type of activity: Book Club

Date: August 15th, 2020

Hour: 8:00AM to 10:00AM

Number of PDUs: 2.0

Price

Members: Free

Non members: Free

Location

Virtual - Zoom Meeting