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Don’t miss the next PMI Chapter Meeting on February 15th, 2017 at 5:30 PM!

You’re Not Their Parent, Even If They’re Behaving Like Children: Leading and Developing Talent 


About the speaker:

Alana M. Hill, PMP

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Alana M. Hill, PMP is a passionate speaker, author, and consultant at 2Hill Consulting Services. Her experience as an engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in energy and learning technology provides real‐world insight into how people and teams can excel. Her international, cross-functional business expertise shapes her perspective of change leadership and seasons her presentations. Throughout her career, Alana has led diverse teams and delivered high-impact workshops all over the world.

She is an engaging and dynamic keynote speaker, appealing to audiences of various types and sizes. Alana makes a lasting impact at conferences, corporations, retreats, schools and churches, delivering high-energy, principle-based content. She changes hearts and minds, inspiring leaders to overcome adversity and build resilience. Alana helps individuals and organizations accomplish their goals by utilizing sharp analysis, strategic planning, and interpersonal skills development. She promotes personality assessments and conflict resolution techniques to improve team dynamics and performance. Alana provides her clients with a combination of critical thinking and compassionate leadership, which she labels “Leading Change the Ms. Engineer Way”. Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, small technology companies, churches, and non-profits. Her adaptability makes her an asset across the professional spectrum.

Before establishing her consultancy in 2006, Alana enjoyed a colorful career with Schlumberger advancing from a Field Engineer to a Program Manager. In her tenure with the oilfield services giant, she not only managed multiple technology implementations, she also learned to drive an 18-wheeler! Alana holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and has twenty years in leadership and talent development.


About the session:

Title:  You’re Not Their Parent, Even If They’re Behaving Like Children: Leading and Developing Talent 

Looking for ways to motivate even your most difficult team members? Dealing with people on your team can often seem like dealing with an unruly child.  Leaders need a clear understanding of personalities, behavior styles and conflict resolution. When equipped with the right tools, you can create a truly cohesive and collaborative environment.  And when it’s the responsibility of your team to innovate and create change, working well together can be even more challenging. In this humorous and thought-provoking session, Alana compares and contrasts getting the best out of children to leading your talented team of adults. This presentation features techniques for handling noncompliance on your team to ensure that deadlines and deliverables are met, while keeping team morale high.  Leading a team…the Ms. Engineer Way.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Correlate the actions of children to those of the adult members of your team
  • Recognize the 4 DISC personality styles and how they shape communication and conflict resolution
  • Implement the Firm But Fair approach to redirect uncooperative team members
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere with high morale AND high productivity

Registration closes at noon, Monday February 12th

February 15th, 2017, 5:30 PM, PMI-CIC Dinner Chapter Meeting 

5:15PM Registration Opens           

5:30PM PMI Chapter Meeting Welcome & Information                     

5:35PM Dinner                             

5:45PM - 6:35PM Speaker Intro & Topic                          

6:35PM PMI Prizes & Updates                                

6:45PM PMI Closing                                               


Members: $20
NON-Members: $30
Students: $10


Hilton Garden Inn -- Urbandale
8600 Northpark Dr
Johnston, IA 50131

Register now!