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2017 PMO Conference – Closing Keynote – Jez Rose

Jez Rose is a behaviourist, broadcaster, speaker and Beverly Hills Awards-winning author. He works globally with organisations to help them ‘flip the switch’, to achieve extraordinary results with simple changes to how they think. Jez demonstrates brain tricks and behaviour fixes to achieve extraordinary results, inspiring everyone to find the gap between stimulus and response and be the best they can be. An energising and inspiring end to the PMO Conference.
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Active Listening – LAB Profiles

Whilst doing research for this and other blogs I came across a book by Shelle Rose Charvet , entitled “Words that Change Minds”. It is a very comprehensive book on the subject of language and provides further food for thought on how we listen with our brains. Set out below is an extract of a few of the items I think are most relevant to a PMO setting. But I would encourage you to get the book and review it in full to gain the greatest benefit. By way of introduction, the book is all about “LAB Profiles” – related to language and behaviour. And to do it justice the following is a direct quote from the book.
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Emerging from Lockdown with PMO Flashmob

In this session, we turned once again to the more personal side of the effects of the lockdown and we were really pleased to have Sharon De Mascia join us. Sharon is the author of a book I love - Project Psychology - so I naturally thought of her when looking for someone to talk to us about the effects of lockdown on the workplace and people.
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How to Build Trust

We took a look at some of the TED talks that might be useful for people working in PMO. How to Build Trust is a session from back in 2018 from Frances Frei which looks at the components of trust and talks a lot about the wobbles along the way to gaining trust. As ever with TED talks, they're short and engaging and help us plug some of the more behavioural gaps in our knowledge. It's these kind of areas that help us to become a more rounded professional and enable us to work successfully with others.
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Centre of Excellence; Delivering Value or Being Seen as an Overhead? – Henny Portman

In this session Henny Portman will take you with him to get an understanding of the role of a CoE, the functions a CoE can perform e.g. standards and methods, internal consultancy, organisational learning and knowledge management, and people and skills. Theory will be combined with his own experiences, resulting in best and good practises. He will show you an overview of more than 50 different standards and methods and how to cope with that from a CoE perspective. Takeaways: Understanding the CoE concept Good & best practices for CoE’s Get insights in the PM(O) standards wood and don’t get lost The Video
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ People Power – Increasing the Effectiveness of Your PMO Through People – Donnie MacNicol

The session will describe a powerful and easily applied approach to increasing the effectiveness of your PMO, all in 50 minutes Learn how to quickly and easily identify people's communication style and how this can be used to build more effective relationships Maximise your own value and that of your team members by playing to your strengths and working more effectively as a team Increase the adoption of PMO processes by better understanding the motivations of those who must use them
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PMO Conference 2018 \\ Developing PMO Servant Leaders – Richard Hendrickse

The increasing exposure of agile methodologies has raised the subject of servant leadership (706,000 hits on Google!). However, the level of understanding of servant leadership remains low and needs to be raised if the PMO are going to gain real value from it. Gain that understanding and the link between servant leadership and the developing role of the PMO.
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