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Book Club (North)



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.



And, earn PDUs!

Current Book:

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Building Team Power: How to Unleash the Collaborative Genius of Teams for Increased Engagement, Productivity, and Results

After 30 years at Xerox and in the course of his consulting work, Tom Kayser discovered a major shift in how people work. The old school of rigid “command-and-control” management no longer gets results. To stay productive and competitive in today’s world, the key word is “collaboration.” By studying and isolating what makes teams succeed in the workplace, Kayser has developed a system of proven team-building techniques that anyone can apply to his or her own group situations. His step-by-step program shows you how to:

  • Solve problems faster, smarter, and better
  • Delegate work more effectively and efficiently
  • Manage conflicts and interpersonal issues
  • Build mutual trust among your people
  • Make wiser decisions at every level

Building Team Power is filled with clear examples and powerful exercises to help you put theory into practice. You’ll discover seven proven strategies for improving your team, key brainstorming techniques for group meetings, analytic tools for problem solving, and a six-step collaborative model for all occasions. You’ll learn how to capture your market, reduce costs, and improve quality by unleashing the untapped, collaborative genius of your people and your teams. You’ll find out how to do things right the first time, every time, adding value to your products and services while being more agile and responsive than your competitors. Plus, you’ll read a fascinating case study of one company dealing with budget cuts in today’s tough economy. This is how you unlock the collaborative power of the people around you.

Location:



la Madeleine French Bakery & Café

900 Highway 114

Grapevine, TX



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.

Talent Triangle:



Technical



Questions:



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

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Information

Type of category: Book Club

Type of activity:

Date: May 1st, 2021

Hour: 8:00AM to 10:00AM

Number of PDUs: 2

Price

Members: Free

Non members: Free

Location

La Madeline (Grapevine)