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Reboot Your Transformational Skills presented by David Mantica - Session 5 Adaptive Leadership: Techniques Thrive in VUCA 09/22/2020

Reboot Your Transformational Skills presented by David Mantica - Session 5 Adaptive Leadership: Techniques Thrive in VUCA 09/22/2020


NCPMI in partnership with SoftEd is offering the Reboot Your Transformational Skills series. These free sessions will be hosted online via ZOOM by David Mantica and his associates.   

This series of 5 sessions will be held Tuesdays for one hour 12pm – 1pm EST.

Adaptive Leadership: Techniques Thrive in VUCA

Leadership is no longer about having a positional powerbase; you must make leadership a verb not a noun. To do this you must start thinking in terms of self-leadership and utilizing the referent powerbase instead of basing leadership models on “heroic” leadership. On top of this the rapid pace of change, disruption and complexity is requiring a comprehensive change in how you attack your team’s skill requirements. How we work has changed, or at least how successful companies work has changed. So, are you ready to face the future of work? Are you ready to change how you conduct your work? Can you define the value of the outcomes of the work to make the right decisions when most things are unknown? Adaptive Leadership is the tool to help you cross this next chasm.

Adaptive Leadership was developed out of Harvard University specifically around using human psychology, evolutionary biology, and behavioral economics to deal with rapid change. An Adaptive leader must change their approach to problem solving, testing, communicating, and executing. They must understand the implications of their work on the overall system and must constantly filter their work based on the value of the outcome it produces.

These skills are critical for any professional regardless of the process or framework they work within. You must understand the whys of the practices or frameworks you work within to pivot and adjust quickly in the absence of a detailed “playbook” on how to handle volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) situations.


  • The critical elements of defining value
  • Balance needed to execute in rapid change
  • Systems thinking and dealing with adaptive challenges over technical issues
  • The mind set required for adaptive leaders
  • The work approach and critical concepts
  • Bridging adaptive leadership to your project work

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. These sessions will be led by David Mantica, one of our NCPMI Chapter sponsors.  You can attend all five sessions to earn a total of 5 PDUs and you will need to self-report.  By registering, you agree to share your contact information with the facilitator. Two days prior to the event, you will be emailed the URL to join the session. Be sure to log in to the website in order to get the member discount.

About the Speaker: David Mantica | VP & General Manager, Software Education USA LLC


David is an economist from his education, a Product Manager from over 20 years of experience and a business owner and executive from over 15 years of experience. Overall, David has 23 years of business-to-business services, consulting, coaching and training industry experience in roles from operations, service delivery, marketing, product management and executive management. Just recently he successfully sold his business-to-business training firm having taken it from $1.2m in 2005 to $13m by 2013.  
He has delivered over 400 presentations (face-to-face or web seminars) to over 15,000 professional and he has been the product manager or executive sponsor in the design, development and go to market strategy on over 350 training courses. He has an impressive portfolio of goal-driven successes identifying market opportunities in the training sector and responding with training product development initiatives. Services developed by his firms have addressed skills gaps in a range of industries, including: the software development life cycle, many IT topics, professional skills, telecommunications, finance, healthcare IT and marketing.” 

Currently David is current the COO/ CRO for Revibe Technologies, the manufacture of the world’s first focus tracker wearable device

Event Details

Event Date 09-22-2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 09-22-2020 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-10-2020
Registered 36
Available place 64
Cut off date 09-20-2020 11:55 pm
Individual Price Free for members (be sure to login to website); $15 for non-members
No. of Leadership PDUs 1
Location Virtual (URL for the session will be provided prior to each weekly session)
We are no longer accepting registration for this event