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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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The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded

by Michael D. Watkins

The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition



Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success.



In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions—no matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today’s increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs.



By walking you through every aspect of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them. You’ll learn how to secure critical early wins, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you assimilate key lessons and apply them to your own situation.



Whether you’re starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide.

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:



Strategy & Business



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: June 5th, 2021

Hour: 8:00AM to 10:00AM

Number of PDUs: 2

Price

Members: Free

Non members: Free

Location

La Madeline (Grapevine)