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January 2013 Chapter Meeting

Please plan to join us as we kick-off the New Year.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Presentation: Leadership and How It Pertains to the World of a Project Manager
Speaker: Pranav Singh

New Venue - Hollins University


 

Leadership and How It Pertains to the World of a Project Manager  

During the January chapter meeting, Pranav will share some thoughts on the broad subject of leadership and how it pertains to the world of a Project Manager.  Leadership tends to be a mysterious skill that is obvious when we see it, and very powerful when applied – but few organizations actually teach leadership in it’s true form.  Management and Leadership tend to be interchangeable terms – even though there is a clear difference.  During this 45-minute discussion, expect to hear some formability around leadership levels, what it takes to be a leader, and some self-development that could help you be more effective in your role.

Pranav Singh is one of the Application Development Directors at Advance Auto Parts.  He joined the company in 1998 and has held various roles in IT, including DBA, Manager of Enterprise Systems & DC Systems Operations, Director of Store Systems Development and finally his current role – Director of Corporate Systems Development, responsible for supporting Finance, HR, Legal, Real Estate and Procurement.  In addition to seeing different areas of IT and the business, he is very interested in leadership development, and enjoys working with various groups to develop this competency. 

 

 

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When: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Venue: Hollins University – 7916 Williamson Road
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Dinner: Provided in the Moody dining hall from 6:30-6:45pm (once you select your dinner, we will eat in the actual meeting room)

Directions to Hollins University

Hollins is located on U.S. Route 11 (7916 Williamson Road), just off Interstate 81 at Exit 146.

Coming from the north on I-81, take Exit 146, turn left onto Plantation Road, go approximately one mile and turn left onto Williamson Road (Route 11 north), go approximately 1/2 mile, turn left into the campus entrance.

Coming from the south on I-81, take Exit 146, turn right onto Plantation Road, go approximately one mile and turn left onto Williamson Road (Route 11 north), go approximately 1/2 mile, turn left into the campus entrance.

From Lynchburg, Va., (Route 460 west), turn right onto Alternate 220 and travel approximately 5 miles to the intersection of Alternate 220 and Route 11, turn left at the stoplight and travel south on Route 11 for 3.5 miles, turn right into the campus entrance.
 
Direction to Meeting Location and Parking Information

The meetings will be held in the Moody Center.  The Moody Center is located directly across from the Dana Science Building. (If you attend the 2012 Symposium, the Moody Center is the building where lunch was provided).

  
Upon entering the university, take a left; you will follow this around to the 3rd available parking entrance. A picture diagram is available online: http://www.hollins.edu/about/map.shtml.  Parking is allowed in the spots reserved for Faculty and Staff.  Signs will be located at the entrance of Moody directing you to the meeting room.

The meeting begins at 6:30pm with a light dinner and networking. Chapter business meeting begins at 6:45 PM and the program runs from 7-8pm.  

 

 

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