Communications CoP: Let’s make it clear: I am not an adult babysitter!

This is a NCPMI Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club Meeting.
The Meeting includes prepared speeches, table topics, networking, evaluations, jokes and multiple meeting operations roles.
5:30 pm -8:00 pm (5.30-6.00 Registration, Snack & Pre-meeting Networking)

Cisco Campus - Building 3, First Floor, The Vault Conference Room


No one will argue all projects have challenges, but did you know that most challenges are caused by people? In fact, throughout my 18-yr career, one of the most common complaints among project managers is having to babysit others to complete tasks. In other cases, project managers are the ones tagged as babysitters, also known as micromanagers. Placing this label on ourselves or others, is one of the root causes for disaster projects.

Please join tonight’s conversation as we revisit the project manager’s role, the challenges we face, and how we can embrace our role to prevent and prepare for those challenges. At the end of our chat, you will discover (or rediscover) the leader in you. You will also take home a strategy on how to increase the success of your projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • The role of a project manager
  • Challenges we face as project managers
  • Embracing our leadership role from the moment we inherit a project

About the Speaker


Silvia Rodriguez is a Project Management expert, and eternal optimist, who’s goal is to bring out the best in everyone she interacts with. She believes we’re all valuable, but we MUST remain hungry and above all, humble.

Silvia worked for small organizations, as well as fortune companies, before spearheading WeProject. Throughout her 18+ years in project management, Silvia has been known for her tenacity, energy, and positive attitude. Silvia’s innate soft skills and systematic approach have helped deliver complex multi-million-dollar projects in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Silvia is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the North Carolina Project Leaders Toastmasters club. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Project Management and an Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering.

Silvia hopes you take at least one ‘knowledge nugget’ by the end of the night.

Please note the following:
  1. This meeting is free for NCPMI & North Carolina Project Leaders Toastmasters (NCPL) members
  2. Space is limited. If you register and cannot attend, please update the Chairperson in order that your space can be allocated to members on the standby list. -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  3. Snack/Finger food will be provided
  4. PDUs will be reported by NCPMI
  5. PMPs are required to provide their PMI numbers in order that their PDUs can be reported
  6. Please arrive on time in order that the meeting can start promptly
  7. Please leave the facility in equal or better condition than you found it
  8. The meeting will take place at Cisco Campus - Building 3, First Floor, The Vault Conference Room.  Click on Location for directions.  When you arrive, PLEASE LOOK FOR THE NCPMI & North Carolina Project Leaders Toastmasters signs.
  9. There are other Toastmasters clubs meeting at Cisco. Please ensure that you attend the correct meeting- NCPMI Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club Meeting

Event Details

Event Date 01-14-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 01-14-2020 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-28-2019
Registered 60
Available place 0
Cut off date 01-14-2020 10:00 pm
Individual Price Free
No. of Strategic PDUs 0.75
No. of Leadership PDUs 0.75
Location Cisco Campus | Building 3, First Floor, The Vault Conference Room
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