PMI North Carolina Chapter

Communications CoP: Leading High Performance Teams

Communications CoP: Leading High Performance Teams

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


Today’s workplace is marked by rapid change and dynamic team formation with members drawn from diverse backgrounds and often coming to the table with different objectives and agendas, and different personalities, making the successful management and leadership of teams even more complex than before.   

Having high performing teams is a necessity for most organizations.  Project managers who are effective and strong team leaders are highly valued for the role that they can play in boosting an organization’s productivity and competitive posture by developing and sustaining high performing teams. The overall success of most project teams depends on their levels of collaboration, competence and commitment, which in turn is impacted by their level of motivation. Failure to motivate and lead can result in reduced productivity, increased attrition and declining levels of trust. 

In this presentation, we will explore the dynamics of teaming and why it is especially important in today’s rapidly changing work environment that is marked by technology and socio-political changes. We will then look at the various team roles, and the role of the team leader in goal setting, enhancing collaboration and driving high performance teams. We will then outline some practical tips and next steps for personal improvement as team leaders and team members to make our teams much more productive and personally rewarding. This will result in greater personal satisfaction and in driving competitive advantage for our organizations.   

Learning Objectives

Participants will: 

  • Learn the difference between "teams" and "groups"
  • Understand the team dynamics and cycle of team formation and performance.  
  • Understand various team roles, including that of the team leader 
  • Be exposed to techniques that you can use to enhance team collaboration, performance and productivity 

About the Speaker


Yogi Muthuswamy has over 25 years of experience in leading project teams in Consulting and IT professional services environments. During his consulting career, Yogi has worked extensively with both public and private sector clients, led teams of various sizes, and gained experience in facilitation and team dynamics. He specializes in Digital Transformation technologies and solutions in delivering IT professional services solutions for public sector clients. He has served as an NCPMI volunteer for over five years and has been a part of various teams. Currently he serves as the Exec Vice President and President Elect for NCPMI.  

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 in Building 3,  7025 Kit Creek Rd, Morrisville, NC 27560.  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 06-25-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-25-2019 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-23-2019
Registered 41
Available place 4
Cut off date 06-25-2019 10:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Cisco Campus | Building 3, First Floor, The Vault Conference Room
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