January 2020 Kick off Meeting


January 14, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center
10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
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You need to have tough conversations, at times, as a project manager:

  1. We need more funding for this project
  2. We need to have more boots on the ground
  3. You need training
  4. We need to work through our personality differences
  5. We need a seat at that table for this to work
  6. We’re not your personal assistant

As a Project Manager you get to communicate with a wide variety of people on so many levels every day. Some of the conversations you are required to have can be emotional and sometimes uncomfortable. In this program we will discuss why we tend to avoid these conversations and how we can make them successful and productive. With passion and enthusiasm, Tom Esch delivers powerful presentations on Courageous Conversations 

What we’ll cover:

  • Some of the current brain science that explains why people overreact to situations and do not speak up
  • How to achieve better collaboration with difficult personalities or unmotivated teammates
  • The best things to do for yourself and others when things get emotionally intense


Meeting Details:
PDUs: 1.0 (Leadership)

Pre-Registration Expires: Preceding Thursday, 5:00 p.m.
Cancellation Policy: RSVPs may be cancelled by 5:00 p.m. Thursday before the event. Cancellations after this time are treated as no-shows and will be invoiced. Send cancellations to VP of Operations.
Substitution Policy: Substitutions will be allowed. Alternate Attendee will need to notify the registration desk at the meeting as to who he/she is replacing

Meeting Agenda and Times:

  • 5:00 pm - Cocktail Hour
  • 5:30 pm - Dinner
  • 5:50 pm - Welcome & President's Message
  • 6:05 pm - CIC Member Recognition and Accolades
  • 6:20 pm - Keynote Speaker Tom Esch:  Brain Science and Art of Effective Communication
  • 7:30 pm - Social



$0.00 PMI-CIC Members - Dinner Buffet & Speaker

$0.00 PMI-CIC Student Member -Dinner Buffet & Speaker

$35.00 Non Member - Dinner Buffet & Speaker

$25.00 Student Non Member - Dinner Buffet & Speaker