Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Gulf States Chapter: Leadership Day

Presented By PCMA Gulf States Chapter

Omni Dallas
555 S Lamar
Dallas, Texas 75202

February 18, 2015 5:00 PM UTC until February 18, 2015 7:30 PM UTC

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Strengthening Our Strategic Thinking Muscles To Become Better Leaders

Wednesday, February 18, 11am – 1:30pm

Omni Dallas
555 S Lamar
Dallas, Texas 75202 

Room: Katy Trail, Level Two

Presentation followed by lunch.

Speaker: Jeff Hurt, EVP, Education & Engagement, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Session Description:

Becoming a strategic thinker is not as difficult as it sounds. Although if we’re not careful, it may mean running in place twice as hard. It just means practicing different behaviors than what you probably already do.

When you focus on remembering minutia and details, it adversely affects your ability to engage in strategic thinking. We have to be careful as logistic, detailed technical professionals of falling into the trap of losing sight of the bigger picture. Neuroscience has proven that when we focus and engage in strategic, abstract thinking, we improve our ability to remember the details. Becoming more strategic actually improves our logistics.

Being more strategic doesn’t mean making decisions that affect your whole company. Nor does it mean allocating scarce budget dollars. And it clearly doesn’t mean scouring the internet for the right response to the problem you face.

It means forcing your brain to slow down and work smarter.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define a strategic brain and how it affects our leadership and meeting planning abilities.
  • Identify three steps we need to practice to become strategic thinkers and why meeting professionals must be strategic first before logistical.
  • Discover how to improve the brain’s gatekeeper and increase success all while improving your logistics and attention to detail.

Event Type: Chapter Event

Continuing Education Credit

0.10 Credits