Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Session Time: 12 pm – 1 pm EDT
Disruptive technologies, new forms of competition, and more intense globalization are making every industry more volatile and complex, and at the same time, the pace of change is accelerating. Today, project leaders are on the frontlines in the battle to adapt their organizations to rapidly changing conditions and ensure that external chaos doesn’t create internal turmoil.
Leading projects has always required mastery of the essential skills—building plans and actively managing scope and performance—but today’s environment demands project leaders also develop an adaptive mindset and skill set. In this webinar, Strategy Execution’s Vice President of Product Management, Jonathan Gilbert and Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education, Ed Barrows will discuss the unique challenges project leaders are facing in today’s complex world. In addition, this session will highlight the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP), a curriculum designed to help leaders of project-based work master navigate the three domains that influence and define how work gets done: strategy, work, and people.
You should join this webinar if you are a project leader who wants to:
- Improve the alignment of your project(s) with your organization’s changing strategy
- Create buy-in and support from critical teams within your organization
- Minimize turnover and maintain momentum enabling faster and better team results
- Prepare yourself to take on the challenges of increased responsibility
Adaptive project leaders who can lead strategic initiatives will be a source of competitive advantage as they spearhead change from within their organizations. Those leaders who possess the skill set and mindset to accomplish this work will not only remain in high demand today, they will be the ones that direct organizations from the top in the future.
Jonathan B. Gilbert, Vice President, Product Management for TwentyEighty Strategy Execution, leads the development of the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program in partnership with Duke Corporate Education and brings over 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur, educator, chief executive officer, construction manager, management consultant, project manager, and engineer. He is an expert in the areas of strategy, leadership, organization design and behavior, and project and program management. Jonathan began his career as a project engineer and construction manager, and moved toward developing and conducting management and organization development programs for a wide variety of global clients in the construction, energy, insurance, computer, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries. Jonathan earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, and has been certified in several project management disciplines, as well as various personality and behavioral instruments.
Dr. Ed Barrows is a Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education where he is responsible for designing and delivering programs for a portfolio of global clients. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience helping organizations of all sizes and industries craft and execute business strategy. Before joining Duke CE, Ed worked in a variety of professional services positions with Deloitte, General Electric, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Palladium Group where he was Vice President and leader of the executive education organization. While at Palladium, five of his clients were inducted in the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for results in executing strategy. Prior to starting his private sector career, Ed served on active and reserve duty as a logistics officer in the Marine Corps.