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David Barrett

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About David Barrett - Speaks on Professional Leadership:

David Barrett is a National Program Director for project management and business analysis for The Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University. He is also a regular blogger, podcaster and professional speaker specializing in leadership, strategy execution and professional growth. 

He has published three books: The Power of The Plan, The Keys to Our Success and The Business Analyst Book of Mentors.

Previously, he was the Group Conference Director at Diversified Business Communications where he ran project management and business analysis events around the world and he was the Executive Editor and founder of ProjectTimes.com and BATimes.com.

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What David Barrett Talks About:

Let’s Get This Done – From Strategy to Execution
Strategic Planning is crucial to the success of any organization.  But it turns out that many of those plans sit and collect dust for months afterwards.  It seems that we are forgetting to focus on the execution of the plan.

This session looks at the lifecycle of strategic planning and execution.  From the development of a sound strategic plan, looking at common mistakes, through to the key to success: the execution phase. You will come away with a framework that can be applied to any strategic planning process – better ensuring implementation success in the end.

Key Deliverables:

  • Understand the key foundation blocks to strategic planning
  • Learn why strategic plans do and don’t work
  • Understand how to create a strategy execution culture that can give you plans a better chance of survival

All for One and One for All – Building a Project Execution Culture
Project management is often promoted as the solution to every organization’s pains. But is it? We’ve tried hiring the best project managers. We have adapted a great methodology. We have even created a new PMO. We still don’t seem to get it.

What’s missing? The word is culture. Not the BIG corporate culture but a sub culture within called Project Execution Culture.

This session is more of a facilitated discussion around the idea of building a culture around your project management people, practices, methodology, software and more. Do it right and you will see more than just project management benefits within your organization.

Key Deliverables:

  • Understand the key foundation blocks to strategic planning
  • Learn why strategic plans do and don’t work
  • Understand how to create a strategy execution culture that can give you plans a better chance of survival

Moving On Up – From a Good Manager to A Great Leader
Many of us want to take on a senior leadership position within our organizations. Our employers want us to take on senior leadership positions.  This is a win-win for everyone.

This presentation is designed to inspire us to reach to the next level and most importantly to be able to plot our paths to those positions.   What does a great leader look like?  What qualities do we already have that are similar?  Where are the gaps and how do we fill them?

As we investigate the qualities of a great leader, we will look at communication skills, leadership styles, thinking strategically like a leader and even looking like a leader.

The Power of the Plan – Empowering The Leader Within You 
We all manage projects, regardless of how small they are. Some are extremely important and time sensitive to us personally. Others are just as critical to our organizations, our jobs and our careers.   But we have never thought of ourselves as project managers. And we never will. We have never taken a project management course and we won't.  This high energy, down-to-earth presentation, based on David’s book by the same name, will make everyone think differently as they begin planning the next party, wedding, house move, product roll-out, office relocation, course development or conference.

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The way David delivers this knowledge is so dynamic and interactive that makes people literally 'jumping' up from their chairs to participate in the discussions. It is very interesting the way David collects the audience's ideas about a specific topic and transitions to the next topic. It is like all ideas are converging to the same place very smoothly.

Bruno Freitas, Sierra Systems

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