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Procept Associates and its Practical Management Instruction (PMI) and TidalShift subsidiaries have a history of giving back to the management profession stretching back to PMI's founding in 1965.  Below are a number of videos that Procept has made available free of charge to the public to further the development of management skills around the world.

 

Everything I Learned About Leadership is from Volunteering
by Peter Monkhouse

How do you become a good leader? PMI has recognized leadership as one of the three dimensions of the project management talent triangle, and PMI’s research is showing leadership skills are important for project success. Certainly, there are tools and techniques that you can learn in classes that help develop your leadership skills but nothing beats being able to practice the skills. In this session, Peter will share his thoughts, based on over 25 years of volunteering, on key leadership skills that you can develop through volunteering and how you can transfer these skills to your professional career.

Setting the Ground Work: Working in and Leading a Virtual Team
by Claire Sookman

Virtual teams are no longer individuals living in remote areas. Virtual teams can be those in the building next door or even the office across the hallway. Making and managing the transition from traditional models of organizational operations to a virtual environment requires a strong foundation of trust, communication, and camaraderie: all capabilities this session will teach you. Participants in this workshop will learn how to communicate effectively within a virtual team setting and build a cohesive team that best facilitates communication and collaboration among virtual team members.

Planning Your Data-Driven Success Using a Capability Lens
by Mark Peco

Companies continue to increase their dependency on data and analytics for safely managing infrastructure, providing customer service, pursuing new growth opportunities, generating shareholder value, and maintaining regulatory compliance. New advances in data storage platforms, novel data sources, analytic algorithms, visualization techniques and open source software are causing challenges for companies to understand how everything fits together to create meaningful business results. A capability-based reference model can help organizations understand how to harness new and evolving analytic concepts in a manner that helps them enhance their business performance and achieve desired results. This video introduces a capability framework that describes the building blocks needed to successfully execute a data-driven strategy that aligns new analytic opportunities with key areas of business impact.

Join Procept's Mark Peco in this 45-minute video where you will learn:

  • To identify and categorize areas of business impact used for defining success
  • To describe business, analytic, data and organizational capabilities
  • How these capability areas are related and why understanding their dependencies is important
  • How capability maps are useful for developing a program plan

Mindfulness: A Key Factor in Leadership Development
by Prem Selver

The growing demand for corporate cost-cutting and restructuring is creating considerable stress and disengagement in both employees and leaders. This is the time to better understand how meditation can be not only an instrument for stress reduction but also a powerful tool for emotional and mental resilience and employee motivation.

While sharing values that motivate, having a sense of purpose, acting with integrity, authenticity, and emotional awareness are important in leadership, how can these be taught? The answer: by looking at the latest research on meditation and its role in leadership, you will be shown how meditation changes the leader to be more effective. The Leader who meditates will be a better motivator, resulting in increased productivity and employee engagement, and lower turnover. Other benefits include creating a positive work culture, promoting positive relationships, and building foundations of leadership success such as positive values, integrity, and trust.

Learn how mediation will improve your leadership success in this one-hour webinar by Procept Associate Prem Selver. You will be provided with some simple techniques to increase brain activity, reduce anxiety, and aid insomnia. Learn how to use meditation to create power for true leadership.

Speaking from personal experience as a leader and 16 years of practicing meditation, Selver will share how to be an effective leader in stressful work environments. Let what you learn change your life.

The Benefits of Mindfulness
by Beth Wallace

Mindfulness expert Beth Wallace discusses how this hot industry trend is making a big impact in the workplace.

Mindfulness at Work
by Beth Wallace & David Donaldson

David Donaldson of TidalShift talks with Beth Wallace, of the Mindful Project, about this trend of 'mindfulness' that is popping up in the mainstream and what exactly it's all about.

Exercising Influence: Building Relationships & Getting Results
by Gregg Brown

Influence enables you to build the relationships you need to get results inside or outside the formal power structure.  To be successful, you need to be skillful and flexible in the way you influence others. This webinar provides an overview of strategies for influencing others without straying into the realm of manipulation.

Coaching vs. Managing
by David Donaldson

This first of a 5 webinar series will introduce the concept of coaching, identifying the differences and similarities of managing and coaching. Over the course of the 5 webinars we will explore in greater depth the concepts and tools of coaching and how we can apply this to our work as Project Managers.
PDU Code: 1051Q556B4

Coaching Skills, Models, and Techniques
by Barb Rosen-Schreiber & David Donaldson

Special guest Barb Rosen-Schreiber joins this second instalment of a 5 part webinar series in which we introduce the tools, process and techniques required for being an effective coach.

Over the course of the 5 webinars we will explore in greater depth the concepts and tools of coaching and how we can apply this to our work as Project Managers.

PDU Code: 1051FBTU4O

Thanks for the Feedback: Providing Effective Performance Reviews Using the OSCAR Model
by David Donaldson

Giving (and getting) feedback can be very uncomfortable, at times to the point where we will avoid it at all costs.  In this 3rd session in a series of 5, we will look at how providing feedback using a coach approach can be extremely impactful.  

In this webinar we discuss how to provide relevant and "call to action" feedback using the OSCAR model, giving PMs tools they can use to have those difficult conversations.

PDU Code: 1051U3Z2L8

It's a New Year and Everything is Changing!
by David Donaldson

In this fourth session we will explore a coaching approach to accepting and working through change. How is this applied in a project management environment where we help people adapt to, adopt and sustain the new way of operating.

PDU Code: 1051RY4GBR

Coaching Up and Down
by David Donaldson

In this fifth and last webinar in this series, we look at real-life scenarios of how to work with and influence a difficult Sponsor, Key Stakeholder and Team Member and how using a coaching approach can turn that troubled project into a triumph.

PDU code: 1051LHIRGF

Coaching Excellence - Creating a Coaching Culture in Your Organization
by Kirk Fox

More and more studies are coming to the same conclusion: traditional performance management processes in organizations are NOT delivering better performance results, and in particular, not engaging and motivating employees. Recent research in neuroscience, and the results from applying a coach approach to managing people in organizations, has shown to:

• Better engage employees in their work and their role.
• Increase employee accountability and responsibility for their results.
• Build the capability of employees to deliver improved results.
• Create more positive, constructive behaviours.

Followership - The Other Half of Leadership
by David Donaldson

One of the characteristics of great leaders is they build great teams; you cannot build a great team without great followers. It is said that great leaders lead by example so it holds true that to develop great followers you must demonstrate great followership skills. In this interactive webinar, David will discuss how by focusing on people, leaders develop great followers by stepping out of the way and allowing people to take the lead in a given situation.

PDU Code: 105134KFG3

Managing Team Conflict
by Siobhan Brown

Working  with  so-called  difficult  employees  can  be  one  of  a  manager’s  biggest  headaches.  People  oftentimes  come across  as  difficult  because  they  handle  conflict  differently  than  we  do.  In  fact,  other’s  approaches  to  conflict  can  often seem  counterproductive,  confusing,  or  even  bizarre.

In this short video, TidalShift instructor Siobhan Brown presents one of the modules from our 1-day conflict management course.