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  • Cameron Koorangi, Execution Expert - "A step by step guide to building teams that are not just more effective but happier, and how timing can influence everything!"

     

    Plan now to attend our dinner meeting on May 10, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.!

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    "A step by step guide to building teams that are not just more effective but happier, and how timing can influence everything!" 

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    Bio: 

    Cameron Koorangi is an Execution Expert for an innovative software company based in California. In his previous career as a Sales Manager, Cameron's teams were some of the most efficient and successful in the Southeast winning consecutive annual Regional titles. When he isn't glued to a book or studying leadership or the economics, he spends time with his wife, Candace, he enjoys playing with his three dogs and loves the outdoors. He is currently traveling the country speaking to sales teams of all sizes motivating them towards a singular goal - effectiveness. You can reach him at camkoorangi@gmail.com.

     

      

     

      

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  • Charles Latham, PMP: How to Mature Your PMO - Moving Beyond Operational Metrics

    How to Mature Your PMO: Moving Beyond Operational Metrics

    Charles Latham, PMPCharles “Chuck” Latham is currently the Director of Shared Services Operations at Alfa Insurance Company. He is responsible for creating the corporate Project Management Methodology, designing and facilitating the Project Governance process, overall Project and Portfolio Management. He is skilled in metric development and both strategic and tactical approaches to Project Management Office (PMO) operations. He established the first dashboards and created a robust Resource Management process and capacity metrics from the ground up. His oversight pushed the Alfa PMO maturity from 1.5 to 3 on the Gartner PM Maturity Assessment Scale in just two years. Before joining Alfa, Chuck served as a Senior Project Manager and Scrum Master at ProAssurance Company, a liability insurance provider. He was key in building the PMO from the ground up and authoring the first PM Methodology.


    Chuck was also an IT Director, PM Vice President with Colonial Bank and served as a Project and/or Program Manager for EDS (now HP), IBM, and PricewaterhouseCoopers along with managing several large conversion projects with Wells Fargo. His clients included: Massachusetts and Alabama State Medicaid, US Department of Education, US Army, Texas and Alabama State DMVs, and authored proposals for the US Mint, US Postal Service, and NASA. In addition to his expertise in managing and maturing PMO’s, Chuck has a passion for mentoring and training. He served as the Professor of Aerospace Studies at two different universities and as an Adjunct Professor in Business Management for several colleges and universities. He is a volunteer instructor in religious studies at a federal Prison and has written two books. Chuck is a retired Air Force Officer and a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.


    Chuck is a PMP and CSM and holds a BS in Business Management from St. John Fisher College, an MBA from Chapman University, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University.

     

  • Neal Kelley, SummaSource, Auburn University Montgomery - "Achieving Desired Results Through Crucial Accountability"

     

    Plan now to attend our dinner meeting on April 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.!

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    "Achieving Desired Results Through Crucial Accountability" 

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    In studying hundreds of projects across various industries and organizations, researchers discovered that a predictor of success was whether team members could effectively have accountability conversations that would achieve desired results.  Utilizing principles from Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan, and Switzler’s Crucial Accountability,and other best practices of leadership, this session will explore how to prepare for an accountability conversation, identify practices for navigating an accountability conversation, and follow up in  way that will lead to desired performance and results. 

     

    Neal Kelley serves as a Senior Training Consultant for SummaSource at Auburn University at Montgomery. He is also the Director of the nationally accredited Certified Public Manager Program facilitated by AUM.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Troy University, an M.B.A from Auburn University and a Master of Divinity degree from Regent University.  

    Prior to joining the staff at Auburn University at Montgomery, he served as the Director of Training and Operations for Leadership Training International, a training organization based in Chesapeake, VA.  As a master trainer with LTI, he conducted leadership seminars and train-the-trainer workshops in the U.S.A. and around the world.  He has also served successfully as a Senior Manager for a large manufacturing company.

    Neal’s professional interests include training and development, organizational leadership, and performance coaching.  He is also actively involved in the community, serving as a board member for two non-profit organizations. 

     

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