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23
Jan
2020

January 2020 Monthly Dinner Meeting

01-23-2020 5:45 pm -9:00 pm
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Join us on Thursday, January 23rd for a Dinner Meeting in Agoura Hills

Topic: What if Millennials have it RIGHT? A Baby Boomer’s Confession!

Speaker: Kathleen "Kat" O'Sullivan

PURPOSE:
To challenge the assumptions around Millennials (i.e. the younger generation) and Baby Boomers to obliterate the generational tug-of-war that is putting so many businesses at risk today. To gain insights into how to work together across generations to create something that works for everyone!

BACKGROUND:
Kat has taken a data-driven and evidence-based approach to understanding the ever-changing complexities of this issue. This has included years of research and putting those findings into practice with clients. She facilitates multi-generational experiences that have resulted in immediate and sustainable improvements in communications and productivity internally; and better understanding of how to improve client/prospective client relations.

OUTCOMES:
• Understand WHY different generations are so different — by discovering what has influenced how each generation thinks, feels and acts.
• Understand WHAT you have in common — and how that can be a catalyst for working together to create new possibilities that transcend business as usual.
• Identify HOW to align and fully leverage the skills, strengths and experience of each generation — to improve communications, heighten productivity and remain competitive with all the shifts in the workplace and the marketplace . . . so you can increase profitability and grow with ease.
• Apply the KSHIFT 4 C’s Project Planning Tool — to ensure Clarity and Commitment to the project, ensure there’s the Capacity to achieve desired outcomes and have Courageous Conversations to monitor progress and ensure accountability for results.
• Realize the tremendous COST of avoiding this issue!

I WANT PEOPLE TO LEAVE FEELING: Surprised, Stimulated, and Inspired to Act

 

About Kathleen O'Sullivan

Kat Headshot Option 3 SuperSmallKat is a Baby Boomer and a Millennial at heart. She has experienced the challenges of creating a workplace that is fundamentally different amidst resistance by those who could affect change, but have chosen to keep things the way they’ve always been. For over 25 years, Kat has led organizations across the corporate, nonprofit, government and education sectors. She is known for her nationally recognized project-based learning model that better prepares young people to make a positive contribution when they enter the workplace. In the corporate world, she has designed and led transformational training and leadership development programs. Kat believes far too many small to mid-sized businesses fail, often at the height of their success. For almost a decade, Kat has leveraged all of her expertise and related insights to help businesses thrive — in the midst of and despite seismic shifts in the workplace and the marketplace.

KSHIFT is in the people business. Every business is dependent 100% on its people to deliver on their promises. Whenever you have people, you have endless “dynamics” that either set you up for success or put your business at risk. The multi-generational workforce amplifies those dynamics. KSHIFT is committed to solving those pesky people problems AND obliterating the generational tug-of-war that is putting so many businesses at risk today. How? By helping business leaders fully leverage each generation’s skills, strengths and experience. KSHIFT’s proven strategies and practical framework are designed to elevate people, productivity and profit . . . allowing businesses to grow with ease.

 

 

Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Meeting Time: 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (dinner at 6pm)

Location: 

Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel
30100 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
http://www.sheratonagourahills.com/

Agenda: 
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm     New Member Orientation 
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm     Dinner
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm     Announcements
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm     Speaker Presentation
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm     Break
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm     Speaker Presentation
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm     Raffle/Meeting adjourned

This meeting provides attendees with 2 PDUs.

27
Feb
2020

February 2020 Monthly Dinner Meeting

02-27-2020 5:45 pm -9:00 pm
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Join us on Thursday, February 27th for a Dinner Meeting in Agoura Hills

Topic: How to Achieve Agility while Maximizing Value with High Reliability in Project Management?

Speaker: Bahadir Inozu, Ph.D

We will discuss a new approach that integrates Predictive/Waterfall approach with the Iterative/Agile approach for best value, unifying project teams and stakeholders at all levels, for enhancing the flow of value delivery, and for aggregating risk for much higher portfolio reliability and for increasing the Return on Investment. Applicability of this approach for healthcare, IT, Defense, Telecom and Construction projects will also be discussed with examples. How new technology enables us to be much more proactive will be highlighted to avoid costly re-baselining and to manage the unexpected.

  • We will show how we can improve the following, simultaneously:
  • Speed
  • The rate of project completions
  • The ability to perform sound scope/schedule/cost tradeoffs
  • High Reliability—the ability to hit due dates consistently and very safely
    Agility
  • Customer / stakeholder intimacy
  • Effective team self-management
  • Flexibility—specifically, on how much iteration will likely yield the least waste from rework.
  • Stress-free project management environment

Principles of High Reliability Organizations will also be summarized with examples from Project Management.

 

About Bahadir Inozu, Ph.D

Headshot Inozu 2020Baha Inozu, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sharp Focus Inc. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Bovard College of USC at its MS in Project Management Program. He is an outcome-driven Senior Executive and Thought Leader with 30 years of experience. His areas of expertise include process improvements, risk management, HRO (High Reliability Organization), project management, portfolio management, operational excellence, operations management, strategic planning, change management, and business strategy. He is a co-author of "Performance Improvement for Healthcare: Leading Change with Lean, Six Sigma and Constraints Management" (2011) and co-author of “High Reliability for a Highly Unreliable World: Preparing for Code Blue through Daily Operations in Healthcare” (2018). He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Theory of Constraints Jonah. He managed executive initiatives to customize and facilitate sustainable process improvements.

 

 

Date: Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Meeting Time: 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (dinner at 6pm)

Location: 

Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel
30100 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
http://www.sheratonagourahills.com/

Agenda: 
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm     New Member Orientation 
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm     Dinner
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm     Announcements
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm     Speaker Presentation
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm     Break
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm     Speaker Presentation
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm     Raffle/Meeting adjourned

This meeting provides attendees with 2 PDUs.

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