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PMI-CIC January Chapter Meeting: What Did Our Brains Just Say? The Neuroscience of Expert PM Conversations with Jacy Imilkowski!

Monthly Chapter Meeting

The January PMI-CIC Chapter Meeting Dinner will take place on Thursday, January 16th beginning at 5pm with networking, speaker opens at 6pm. Please join us at Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston, IA 50131.

Register HERE.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Jacy Imilkowski

Jacy Imilkowski (just think “I-milk-cows-on-skis”), PMP, CPCC, ACC, CLL is an energetic speaker, born storyteller, and self-admitted communication nerd. Specialized in resilience and the neuroscience of conversation, Jacy combines emotional intelligence and brain science to create new perspectives on how emotion impacts all parties in our business relationships.

Jacy has spent 20+ years as a team leader, speaker, trainer, and coach, including 10 years with a Fortune 50 healthcare account. She’s also an adjunct instructor on communication and leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Madison Area Technical College. During that time she’s developed and delivered hundreds of learning sessions to individuals and organizations, including:

  • Mayo Clinic Health Systems
  • Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College
  • Marshfield Clinic Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Mead & Hunt engineering and architecture
  • The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Division of Long-Term Care
  • Professional associations for healthcare, project management, talent development, and more

Jacy holds a Certificate of Patient Experience Leadership from the Beryl Institute. She is a certified Project Management Professional®, Myers-Briggs® administrator, Co-Active® coach, Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Practitioner, and Certified Laughter Leader®. She also gave her first TEDx Talk, “What’s Your Rhubarb Pie? How Trauma Impacts Choice” in August 2019.

Recognized as one of 2018's 40 Under 40 young professionals in Madison, WI, Jacy truly lives her values of building personal and professional communities. When not working she enjoys volunteering as a Speakers Academy Dean for the National Speakers Association-Wisconsin chapter and a foster home for Greyhound Pets of America. She loves her dog, and probably loves your dog too. 

ABOUT THE SESSION: What Did Our Brains Just Say? The Neuroscience of Expert PM Conversations

Have you ever said something to someone that unintentionally upset, or even offended them? Even with the best intentions, our words sometimes have unintended impacts. How do you recover from the disconnection and rebuild trust when that happens? This session provides one solution to that problem: Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ®). C-IQ is a neuroscience framework for recovering from unintentional impacts and building trust in communication. During a conversation, there’s a neurochemical cocktail that’s influencing all parties involved. These influences are unconscious; however, we can learn to recognize the signs of neurochemical impacts. That knowledge is key to building relationships with intention and having effective conversations with teams, leaders, and stakeholders.

  • Identify the impact of different neurochemicals on communication and trust
  • Learn to differentiate three levels of conversation and how to switch between them
  • Apply three neuroscience strategies to restore positive relationships following a disconnection
  • Overcome blind spots that negatively impact trust

5:00 Registration and networking

5:30 Announcements

6:00 Speaker presentation

7:00 Giveaways followed by networking

8:00 End of program

The PMI Triangle component: Technical

Deadline to register is Monday, November 13th by noon.

The registration fee for Members is $20, Non-Members $30, and Students $10.



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