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PMI-RSS February 2021 Chapter Meeting with Marianne Bell


How to motivate your team during times of change with Marianne Bell, MBA, PMP.

Presentation Abstract:  As project managers and leaders, we know the most effective way to create the change required to realize an organization’s strategy is through projects yet according to a 2019 international survey of 1,636 executives sponsored by the PMI’s Brightline Initiative, only 1 out of 5 organizations achieve 80% or more of their strategic intent.

In their free online course on how to turn ideas into results, Brightline suggests the cause of this gap between the design and delivery of strategy is not a problem with how we execute the projects but with human behaviour. They say, in order to deliver stellar results, people need to be hyper-aligned and laser-focused on their highest-impact actions that will drive the organization’s most important outcomes. This is easier said than done, especially during these times of change to a digital workplace where people are feeling disconnected and dis-engaged from the projects they are working on, according to a recent Harvard Business Review Article.*

In this presentation, Marianne will talk about how a personal development plan using the Maxwell DISC behavioural report can be an effective way to increase the probability of:

  • retaining dis-engaged team members,
  • building an inclusive team environment and
  • achieving strategic intent.

* https://hbr.org/2020/10/put-employees-at-the-center-of-your-post-pandemic-digital-strategy

Speaker Biography – About Marianne Bell

2021-02-Marianne-Bell.pngMarianne Bell is a certified project management professional and John Maxwell personal development coach, trainer and speaker that has spent the majority of her career helping business leaders in the public and private sector achieve their strategic goals through technology enabled business process improvements or transformation initiatives. 

She is currently helping the University of Saskatchewan grow to be the university the world needs by leading the development and execution of the institution’s 5-year technology plan. Marianne is also a volunteer Director, Social Media for the PMI North Saskatchewan Chapter and a business advisor and project success coach to female entrepreneurs and STEM professionals starting a business.




Presentation: PMI-RSS-2021-02-18-Chapter-Meeting-Motivating-Your-Team-During-Times-of-Change-With-Poll-Results.pdf

Rolling Deck: RSS_FEB_18_Slideshow_.pptx

Sample DISC Report: 2021-02-Maxwell-DISC-SampleReport_NextGenPM.pdf

Personal Development Plan: 2021-02-Personal-Development-Plan.pdf

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Type of category: Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: 18 February 2021

Hour: 12:00 to 13:00

# of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members and Guests: Free

Students: Free


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