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March 2013 Chapter Meeting

Learning: Improving Your Effectiveness by Listening
Speaker: Jay Benigno, PMP and David Stainback
Reminder New Venue - Hollins University


Learning: Improving Your Effectiveness by Listening

How do you feel when a teammate really listens to you? How do you feel when they do not listen, interrupt you, or ignore you altogether? We have all experienced the emotions connected with these two questions. As PMPs or aspiring PMPs, we need to understand that the way we are perceived as leaders is closely connected to our communication abilities, particularly how well we listen. In this session, David and Jay will discuss some keys and principles of good listening, how it impacts your PM performance, and simple ways to improve your listening skills.


Jay Benigno has been involved in Project Management in one form or another since high school. In his current role as a Senior Logistics Engineer at Elizabeth Arden, he leads large productivity enhancement projects for this well-known consumer products and cosmetics brand company. He has 13+ years’ of “official” PM experience managing a variety of productivity and cost-saving projects for major corporations. Many of his recent undertakings include Global Distribution Network Optimization projects involving EA’s international affiliates . He earned his B.S. in Management from University of Maryland and his PMP in 2010.

David Stainback is a Senior Logistics Engineer with Elizabeth Arden in Roanoke.  He joined Elizabeth Arden November 20th, 2012.  Prior to accepting the position he was Director of Industrial Engineering and Project Management for Lumber Liquidators in Toano, Virginia for two years.  David also held various positions in Industrial Engineering and Project Management including Project Manager and Director of Distribution Engineering for Revlon, Inc. in Oxford, North Carolina and Senior Industrial Engineer for Dan River, Inc. in Danville, Virginia.  David’s main focus in these positions has been in the distribution, warehousing and transportation functions within each company.  His long term vision for each company is to serve in a manner in which each develops state-of-the-art, seamless and low cost operations that support the operational and sales organizations.  

 

 

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When: Tuesday, March 12, 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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