Dinner Meeting Program: The Power of Big Ideas
Presenter: James Connelly - Vice President, Products + Strategic Growth of the International Living Future Institute
Pre-Dinner Program: So what actually does work in the world of project management software?
Free gift to kick off our season - First 20 PMIINW chapter members who register and check the box will get a gift for a complimentary professional headshot!!
Where: Mirabeau Park Hotel (New Location)
Spokane Valley, WA 99019
When: September 18, 2018
5:00 Headshots available
5:30 Check-in and networking
6:00 Dinner is served
6:15 Chapter announcements
6:30-7:30 Keynote Speaker
The PDU talent triangle breakout for these events is .5 leadership and .5 strategic and business management PDU for dinner and two technology PDU's for the Pre-dinner meeting. Earn three PDU's in one evening!
The Power of Big Ideas
Project Management to the Living Building Challenge.
By setting the ideal as the indicator of success, the program requires a completely different project management approach and mindset that often leads to innovative solutions and industry changing buildings.
The Living Building Challenge is the world’s most advanced certification for sustainable design and construction. The program uses nature as the ultimate measuring stick of performance, requiring that buildings generate their own energy, operate within the water balance of their site, and are made wholly of healthy/non-toxic materials.
Join James Connelly, Vice President of Products and Strategy at the International Living Future Institute to explore how setting aspirational targets, like the Living Building Challenge can overcome resistance and build a sense of purpose on a project team.
James will share his experience working on some of the world’s most ambitious sustainable projects around the world and explore how any project can leverage aspirational goals to generate breakthrough project success, ultimately lead to groundbreaking projects that redefine what is possible in an industry.
Why not register right now?!? In fact, this is a great opportunity to bring a co-worker so they can experience our dinner meeting and earn PDU's too. We love when you bring guests to our events!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
JAMES CONNELLY - VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTS + STRATEGIC GROWTH
A GreenBiz 30 under 30 sustainable business leader, James Connelly is the Vice President of Product and Strategic Growth at the International Living Future Institute.
As VP of Strategic Growth, he leads ILFI in developing strategy and cultivating new business and partnership opportunities to grow the Institute’s impact and capabilities globally.
As VP of Products, James provides strategic leadership for the Institute’s corporate and manufacturing initiatives including the Living Product Hub (a center of innovative manufacturing in southwestern Pennsylvania), Living Product Challenge (a program that re-imagines the design and manufacturing of products to function as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world), Just (a social justice and corporate responsibility label for leading progressive organizations), Declare (an innovative ingredients transparency label and database of non-toxic sustainably sourced products) and the Handprint Label (an elegant CSR framework for companies on the pathway to achieving Net Positive impact).
Prior to joining the Institute in 2012, James received a Fulbright fellowship to conduct research on green building rating systems in China. James is a frequent national and international speaker on regenerative design, sustainable business, ecological manufacturing and affordable housing. He is an avid writer and his research and commentary have been featured in news outlets such as China Dialogue, Trim Tab, BuildingGreen, GreenBiz and Engineering News Record.
This session will definitely be interesting and a learning experience for us all. The discussion will be an open forum and we will welcome any topic related to how you manage your projects.