Neal Whitten - Proven Leader.
Neal Whitten - Proven Leader.
With over 35 years of experience, Neal has shared his PM expertise with thousands through seminars and is the best-selling author of seven books.
No hassle. We come to you.
No hassle. We come to you.
Our flexible scheduling saves you time, money—and stress! With no max limit on attendees, your whole team can join.
Training tailored to your needs.
Training tailored to your needs.
Enjoy the convenience of choosing professional development topics to create a relevant and engaging program that perfectly aligns with your organization’s objectives
Your Office. Our expertise.
Your Office. Our expertise.
Invest in the best. Get your team on the same page, speaking the same language, from a source you can trust.

“Given the seminar leader, I expected a lot … and got it! Neal is the Poster Child for truly effective trainers/instructors!”

Bring the “Neal Whitten Professional Development Day” event to your organization or company.

This event—conducted by Neal Whitten in partnership with Velociteach—offers you the ability to pick and choose the professional development topics to be presented. Earn PDUs. Review the questions below to learn more.
Note: This on-site event is also available in an all-day webinar format that can reach your employees wherever their work-spaces reside–plus it can save you additional expenses. This elite course is only offered for groups–inquire for your company! 

Who is Neal Whitten?

Neal Whitten is an industry authority on project management, leadership and professional development issues. Click here for a full biography.

Why the Neal Whitten Professional Development Day?
The event has many objectives for an organization; they include:

  • Enjoying the convenience of choosing professional development topics of immediate and local interest and benefit
  • Saving on expensive travel time and costs by bringing the event to your location at a substantial savings per participant
  • Allowing many attendees to participate that otherwise would not have the opportunity if travel was involved
  • Earning PDUs
  • Being coached/mentored by a leading PM industry authority

How many days is the event?
You can choose between a 1-day or 2-day event.

What are the durations of the sessions that make up the event?
You can choose from among 75-minute track sessions, half-day seminars and full-day seminars. You have the ability to customize the event that has the most benefit to your target audience.

Who is the target audience?
The target audience is project managers, program managers, project leaders, managers and anyone and everyone who aspire to be more effective leaders. In addition, the event will benefit all members of a project or organization in helping them become more productive, accountable and valuable contributors.

What are the topics from which to choose for the 75-minute track sessions?

  • Are You Too Soft?
  • Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance
  • Dealing with Difficult People: 15 Tips to Stay in Control
  • 15 Actions to Build Your Self-Confidence
  • Client Satisfaction Surveys: Gauging Project Success
  • Behaviors to Master When Dealing with Your Leaders
  • Effective Mentoring: Top Q&As for a Successful Experience
  • Top 10 Mistakes in Conducting Lessons Learned
  • Top Reasons Why Projects Fail and What You Can Do to Avoid Failure
  • Achieving the Elusive Work-Life Balance
  • What Makes a Team Member Valuable?
  • How Is a Senior Project Manager Different from a Project Manager?
  • Dealing with Professional Immaturity
  • A Manager’s Role within a Project
  • Duties of the Effective Project Sponsor
  • Job Burnout: Take Control of Your Choices
  • Escalate Is Not a Dirty Word

What are the topics from which to choose for the half-day seminars?

  • No-Nonsense Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance
  • Dealing with Difficult People: 25 Tips to Stay in Control
  • Let’s Talk! What Would You Do?
  • 25 Actions to Build Your Self-Confidence
  • Achieving the Elusive Work-Life Balance

What are the topics from which to choose for the full-day seminars?

  • No-Nonsense Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance
  • Building and Leading High Performance Dream Teams: Formula for Success
  • Top Reasons Why Projects Fail and What You Can Do to Avoid Failure

What is the limit for the number of attendees?
There is no limit other than the cap set by room size or the desires of the organization. Typically between 20 and 200 attendees participate.

How many PDUs can be earned?
Each full day earns an attendee 7 PDUs.

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Can you show me an example schedule of topics for a 1-day event?
In this example, the event day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm, with an hour for lunch. However, start, end, lunch times and the number of breaks are flexible to accommodate the organization’s desires. In this example, the event day is made up of five 75-minute track sessions.

Day 1
8:30 – 9:45           Are You Too Soft?
9:45 – 10:00         Break
10:00 – 11:15       Client Satisfaction Surveys: Gauging Project Success
11:15 – 12:15       Lunch
12:15 – 1:30         Behaviors to Master When Dealing with Your Leaders
1:30 – 1:45           Break
1:45 – 3:00           How Is a Senior Project Manager Different from a Project Manager?
3:00 – 3:15           Break
3:15 – 4:30           Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance

How about an example of a 2-day event?
In this example, the first event day is made up of five 75-minute track sessions; the second event day is comprised of two half-day seminars.

Day 1
8:30 – 9:45             Are You Too Soft?
9:45 – 10:00           Break
10:00 – 11:15         Client Satisfaction Surveys: Gauging Project Success
11:15 – 12:15         Lunch
12:15 – 1:30           Behaviors to Master When Dealing with Your Leaders
1:30 – 1:45             Break
1:45 – 3:00             How Is a Senior Project Manager Different from a Project Manager?
3:00 – 3:15             Break
3:15 – 4:30             What Makes a Team Member Valuable

Day 2
8:30 – 10:00           Dealing with Difficult People: 25 Tips to Stay in Control
10:00 – 10:15         Break
10:15 – 12:00         Dealing with Difficult People: 25 Tips to Stay in Control (cont.)
12:00 – 1:00           Lunch
1:00 – 2:30             No-Nonsense Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance
2:30 – 2:45             Break
2:45 – 4:30             No-Nonsense Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance (cont.)

Note that any mix is possible. For example, the first event day could be two half-day seminars and a full-day seminar on the second event day.

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