January 21st 2016 Chapter Dinner Meeting

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Robert Watts

“People Are Never The Problem – Refuse to Play the Blame Game”

With Robert Watts

We rely on people for everything we do in life; they are inextricably tied to our success. Nevertheless, we often irrationally perceive and treat people as problems when their behavior or performance fails to align with our needs, ethics, values, goals and interest. In this way, we integrate people with their behavior and approach them as the same. Consequently, this robs people of the confidence and energy to make the very changes they need in attitude and behavior in order to acquire the “required capacity” necessary for producing the desired results we count on them for.
Dr. Watts will share a new paradigm where people are perceived separate from their gaps in behavior and performance; a rational construct that facilitates the thinking that people are not, nor never can be, the problem, but instead have problems, which is a truth all people can attest to. With this paradigm in place, we can then suppress the reflex to draw conclusions about people, solely based on their behavior and performance and stretch our perceptional competency to understand people from the perspective of desire, feelings and intentions.

A Founder, President and Chief Solutions Officer for Watts and Associates, Dr. Watts has over 30 years of experience as a corporate consultant, executive coach, and university professor. His expertise includes work with diverse clientele up to Fortune 500 companies across various industries and including non-profits.
Dr. Watts is the author of the acclaimed books “People Are Never The Problem – Refuse to Play the Blame Game,” He holds a doctoral degree in organizational psychology, is an award-winning university professor, former NFL football star with the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders, college football All-American, a member of the Boston College Varsity Hall of Fame for athletic excellence, and recipient of the 2014 Florence Sabin Award. Dr. Watts holds a BA degree in Speech and Communication from Boston College, a Masters Degree in Speech and Communication from San Francisco State University and Doctorate Degree in Organizational Psychology from the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant International University.

Meeting Agenda:
January 21st, 2016
5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking, Dinner, Check in
6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome, Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 pm Q&A, Additional Networking
$10 for non-Students
$15 at the door or than 48hrs prior to event
Free for Students who RSVP 48 hrs before
Includes Light Dinner / Refreshments
Questions?  Contact: VP_Member_Services@pmi-ccvc.org
DeVry University
7575 N. Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93721

The Central California Valley Chapter (CCVC) in Fresno is your local chapter for the Project Management Institute (PMI). This education event is conducted as an opportunity for local project managers and professionals of all disciplines to network and learn new tools & techniques. Certified PMPs and CAPMs will earn 1 PDU for attending this meeting.