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When managing millennials do the old rules still apply? (Think servant leader for starters.) What exactly is the science behind effective techniques for team motivation? Need some handy tips for conflict resolution or negotiation? Something you might want to try: approaching change management by first assessing what is actually good in the present state. These topics and more are covered in the second of our three episodes from the University of Maryland's 2019 Project Management Symposium. 

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About the Speakers


Ryan Anderson currently serves as the Vice President and principal in charge of the Christman Company’s DC Metro Office. Prior to joining Christman, Ryan was a Captain in the US Army Corps of Engineers where he served for 7 years. Ryan has a BS in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a MS in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He is also licensed Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional.

 Johanna Quintero is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SmartVine Inc., an innovative marketing and consulting company that helps companies and organizations to grow in a smart way. Prior to founding SmartVine, Johanna was a Vice President of Business Development with Wexler Consulting and a founder of IAM3 Consulting. She has a BS in Business Administration with a specialization in financial analysis from San Buenaventura University in Colombia, as well as training in neuro-leadership, neuro-management, and neuro-marketing.

Dr. Julie DeSot, PMP, PMI-ACP, is a Professional Development and Project Management coach, instructor, and consultant, with over 20 years experience. Dr. DeSot has been a project manager supporting the General Services Administration (GSA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), US Marine Corps, and US Navy, as well as many public organizations. She holds dual Master’s Degrees from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in Business Administration and Project Management; and received her Doctorate in Management in 2010.

John Forsythe is a managing director in the Federal Organizational Transformation service line of Deloitte Consulting LLP. Specializing in helping client leaders affect broad organizational change across boundaries and chains of command, John has more than 25 years of business management experience, including 17 years in Federal Government consulting.

Joseph (Joe) D. Launi, PMP is the President of Project Management Experts (PME) which provides project management training to federal and commercial clients. Mr. Launi has over 30 years of progressive experience encompassing: project management office (PMO) leadership; development and management of PMO policies, best practices, and methodologies; development and presentation of project management training; implementation of project management software solutions; information technology project and program oversight; and research and development into motivation and morale building programs.

Myles Miller is a multi-national CEO, two-time best-selling author. and radio host of “Myles of SUCCESS”. He has over 30 years of experience in the project management field, across multiple industries including retail, defense, state and federal government, international countries and hospitality. Myles has a BS in Business Management from Penn State University and a MBA from La Salle University in International Business Management and recently acquired his PhD from Baylor University.

Stephen Shields, a Senior Consultant with Gallup, works with organizations to optimize their human capital. He consults with clients on employee culture, customer interactions, targeted hiring, and talent development, providing practical insights and timely interventions that facilitate learning, execution, and accountability. Prior to joining Gallup, Stephen was with USA TODAY for nearly 20 years, and is a nine-time recipient of the company’s Jewell Award, which recognizes employees for outstanding performance and commitment to excellence. 

Jeannette Terry is Founder & CEO of TerconPartners, an international organizational development consulting firm that provides executive coaching and team development for Fortune 100 and mid-sized companies in the energy industry. Jeannette collaborates with capital project executives to build sustainable organizational capability, drive down costs, minimize risk, and deliver successful projects. She is an authority on cross-cultural teaming and has developed a methodology for reducing costly cross-cultural conflicts and communications breakdowns in a multi-cultural business environment.

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