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Lehigh Valley Branch (Protect Your Project Beyond the Pandemic )


PMI Keystone Chapter

Lehigh Valley Branch

Professional Speaker and Networking Event Series

Date:  Dec 17th   2020 6.30 – 8PM ONLINE VIRTUAL SESSION

Protect Your Project Beyond the Pandemic


Topic                     :    Protect Your Project Beyond the Pandemic


Presentation Description

The world has changed.  What we knew as “normal” is gone.  But you still need to deliver your projects and satisfy your clients. If you don’t you will not be ready when Covid-19 requirements lift.  When your clients and the economy recover, you will be outbid and overrun by your competition.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a GPS to navigate the most direct route to your ultimate destination, to successful project delivery?  The good news is that you do.

Bernadette has compiled her expertise and her passion to lead project professionals through the massive change we are experiencing because of the Pandemic. 

Her talk, Protect Your Project Beyond the Pandemic gives project professionals strategies, tools, and techniques to come through the storm the storm and successfully land every project.

Drawing on the science of Human Dynamics NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), and her own experience, she explains how your thinking patterns, self-talk, and feelings set the stage for your success or failure.   She describes how the old brain responds to threat and how to instantly recover from the Amygdala Hijack.   

Self-awareness and social awareness are critical ingredients for managing teams, managing project sponsors, and keeping your critical stakeholders engaged.  In this talk, you will identify different thinking patterns and learn how to communicate in a way that keeps your team members engaged, motivated, and productive.

The methods described in Bernadette’s presentation are typically not discussed in business but are critical to keeping your project teams focused on critical tasks so you can successfully deliver your projects on time and on budget.

Learning Objectives

  • How to recover from the amygdala hijack – the old brain’s reaction to threat.
  • Recognize the impact of emotional mirroring in all interactions.
  • Communicate more effectively by acknowledging cognitive distinctions in yourself and others.
  • Keeping team members engaged by communicating project goals, purpose and impact on the organization.

The importance of communicating in a positive way, even when providing negative feedback.

Presenter            : Bernadette DonnellyDSC_9495-72dpi-3in.jpg


Bernadette works with project professionals as they reach for success in their current position or as they transition to their dream job.  She leverages the processes of project management, change management, agile leadership, NLP, and the neuroscience of Human Dynamics to promote communication, collaboration, and creative problem solving for individuals, teams, and organizations. 

Bernadette has over 25 years in Project and Program Management and over 30 years in change management.  She is a PMP and holds a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology. She is certified in Agile Leadership, Organizational Change Management and Executive Coaching.  She also holds the title of Master Programmer of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).


Bernadette’s Contact Information:




CREDITS               :  Attendees must enter the 1 PDU for the monthly meetings into the CCRS system. PDUs for monthly meetings do not get updated automatically for attendees.


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Type of activity: Online Event

Date: December 17th, 2020

Hour: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

# of PDUs: 1.0


Members: Free

Non members and Guests: Free

Students: Free