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Book Club (South)



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 New Rational Manager

by Charles Higgins Kepner (Author), Benjamin B. Tregoe  (Author)

One of the best-selling business books of all time, The New Rational Manager, describes Kepner-Tregoe critical thinking processes for effective leadership and issue-resolution management that have been pressure tested across the world for over 50 years. 



Whether you’re troubleshooting a major IT system outage, solving a manufacturing equipment problem, deciding to expand the capacity of a distribution center or considering hiring a new employee, Rational Process will allow you to “cut through the clutter” of business complexity and address the most serious challenges confronting your organization. This common language and process are essential for effective, efficient collaboration across teams, functions, and geographies.



Are you looking for an edge to advance your career? The same principles found in The New Rational Manager that were leveraged by NASA to return Apollo XIII safely to earth have also been used by C-Suite executives, managers, and engineers to increase quality, improve efficiency, and lower costs in almost all industries and business functions. The New Rational Manager has the business cases to prove it and the steps for you to make it happen.

Location:



la Madeleine French Bakery & Café

4626 SW 820

Fort Worth, 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:



Leadership



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: July 17th, 2021

Hour: 8:30AM to 10:30AM

Number of PDUs: 2

Price

Members: Free

Non members: Free

Location

La Madeline (SW Fort Worth)

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