Leaders of PMI member companies won’t want to miss the PMI24 Inspiring Leaders Program, "Strategic Doing – Ten Skills for Agile Leadership," on Nov. 4 at Atlanta’s Carter Center. Scott Hutcheson, who has a Ph.D. in strategy and complex collaboration, will introduce attendees to a new strategic management approach developed at Purdue University.

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Dr. Hutcheson, a senior lecturer and professor of technology leadership and innovation at Purdue, will share a practice-proven framework that helps leaders form action-oriented collaborations quickly. Attendees will learn the skills needed to better manage complex challenges, add evidence-based tools to their portfolios, and gain the confidence to use the new tools and insights immediately.

His presentation will be based upon the book "Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership" that Dr. Hutcheson co-authored. He has worked with more than 4,000 leaders from 147 countries. He speaks at conferences and other events worldwide, and his TED Talk on the science of prospection has been viewed on YouTube more than 1.3 million times.

This year’s program will take place at Atlanta’s Carter Center, founded in 1982 by former President Jimmy Carter. In partnership with Emory University, the center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering, according to the center’s website.

Located on 37 acres of parkland near downtown Atlanta, the Carter Center's beautiful grounds feature formal gardens, sculptures and waterfalls tucked between two small lakes. Program attendees will have access to many "must-see" features on the grounds: the Circle of Flags, displaying the flags of all 50 states; a native Oak forest; Koi pond; and a beautiful panoramic view of the Atlanta skyline. Also on the property are the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum.

Stay tuned for details about additional speakers and activities sure to make PMI24 – and PMI’s 70th-anniversary celebration – a can’t-miss event!

General questions about the program can be directed to PMI Director of Programs and Administration Jodi Stuhrberg at jstuhrberg@safeplumbing.org, 847-481-5500 ext. 107.