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PMI-RSSC May Chapter Virtual Meeting with Mark Mullaly

Power Skills

Engaging With Emotional Intelligence: Strategies for Leading Well

You know the challenge. You need to get a change approved by your sponsor. You need support and commitment from a key stakeholder. You need a team member to go above and beyond to hit a critical deadline. You need a client to accept a significant change in approach.

Every one of those conversations can be challenging and scary. Communicating difficult information in awkward situations is never fun. There are strategies to make them not only manageable, though, but that let you push the needle of success consistently in your direction.

Emotional intelligence is about not just recognizing where others are at, but also taking a realistic assessment of yourself: where you are at, how you are feeling and what it will take to bring your best self to the conversation.

This presentation explores the emotional intelligence skills at the core of leading effectively in any situation. You'll learn what it takes to know yourself, recognize the situation of others and figure out strategies to connect effectively. You will build strategies you can apply to make difficult situations easier, and challenging conversations successful.

For everyone that has ever felt one conversation away from a career-limiting move, this is a presentation that will help build strategies to consistently lead well.


Bio: Mark Mullaly, PhD, PMP

Mark Mullaly is a senior management consultant with more than 30 years of experience experience support strategy development and project management in a range of industries, including information technology, communications, utilities, oil & gas, engineering, construction, finance, insurance, the arts and research & development. Mark Mullaly has provided strategic and project management services to a number of leading companies, government departments and not-for-profit organizations throughout Canada. He has led comprehensive organizational development, process implementation, software development and change management projects focussed on the creation of effective project organizations. He is one of the foremost experts in organizational project management in North America, and authored one of the first project management maturity models, which has been used to assess and evaluate more than 650 organizations from around the world.

Mark is a widely respected facilitator, and has supported numerous strategic planning, business planning and organizational development processes in organizations in the public and private sector. His ability to effectively integrate strategy definition with a comprehensive understanding of project definition and delivery have enabled clients to produce practical strategic plans that are grounded in reality and deliver meaningful, relevant and valued results.

Mark Mullaly was  a sessional instructor with the University of Alberta School of Business for more than a decade, delivering courses in project management to undergraduate (MIS 424) and graduate students (MIS 624). He was lead instructor and program developer of the advanced project management certificate programs offered by the University of Alberta School of Business Executive Education program. Mark has been active in research for a number of years, conducting both corporate benchmarking studies and academic research. Together with Dr. Janice Thomas of Athabasca University, Mark was co-principal investigator of the research project ‘Investigating the Value of Project Management’, a four-year, $2.5 million research study investigating the value of project management to organizations. Sponsored in part by the Project Management Institute, this study involved more than 48 researchers around the world, and was a comprehensive, mixed-methods study that consisted of 65 case study organizations in 18 countries on 5 continents.

Mark has been writing a monthly column for projectmanagement.com, the leading project management portal, since 2001, and also delivers a highly-rated and widely-attended monthly webinar series. Mark is also a columnist for Municipal World magazine.

Mark has a PhD in strategy and decision making (with a foray into psychology for good measure) from Bond University in Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama & Theatre Arts from the University of Waterloo. His career and work is an on-going synthesis of the worlds of creativity and business to deliver solutions that resonate broadly.


Price: No cost for Members or Guests

Talent Triangle: 1.0 Leadership PDU


11:45 am - 12:00 pm Meeting starts - check your Zoom Connection (reminder to upgrade to the latest version of Zoom)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Speaker Presentation

Event Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting - Meeting links/Details in event confirmation

Please reach out to the VP Programs at vp-programs@pmisouthsask.orgif you have any questions regarding this event.

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Type of category: Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: 12 May 2022

Hour: 12:00 to 13:00

# of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members and Guests: Free


Virtual Meeting