CAREER DEVELOPMENT | 120 VC The Art of Navigating Risk and Change

Leadership = Power Skills

If Projects always went according to plan, Project Leaders would have nothing to do. They would be able to lead projects forward in two hours per week. At team check ins, members would give universal thumbs-ups, and Project Leaders would publish status reports with nothing but good news.


Since that never happens, it’s time to admit; “RISKS & ISSUES ARE NOT JUST FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS” Projects rarely go according to plan, that’s why the world needs Project Leaders. They spend the vast majority of their 40-hour work weeks navigating Risk and Change to #GSD. The ability to successfully Conquer Risk and Change has become the emblem of a modern Project Leader. Yet when asked how well their organizations navigate Project Risk and Change, CEOs almost unanimously answer; “Poorly!”

Learning Outcomes & Objectives:

  • Understand the Project Leadership Value Proposition
  • Conquer the 3 Different Types of Risks: Potential, Actual & Imminent
  • Learn Why Nobody is Actually Managing to the Critical Path & How to Correct It
  • Learn How to Eliminate Actual and Imminent Risk by Managing to the Critical Path
  • Practice the Concept of Project Team Demand Management – The Missing Half of Project Success
  • Master Change by Not Trying to Manage It Experience the transformative power of #GSD
  • Experience the transformative power of #GSD

About the Instructor

From the start of his career spent jumping out of helicopters in the United States Navy, J. Scott has a long history of leadership, servanthood, and bearing witness to the transformative power of getting s*t done. Since starting 120VC he's personally overseen the global transformational efforts within organizations such as DirecTV, Trader Joe's, Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and others. His team's unique, irreverent approach to change has generated breakthrough results and created meaningful jobs. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, J. Scott is a devoted husband and father and author of "It's Never Just Business: It's About People," and "The Irreverent Guide to Project Management," both available on


3 PDUs in Leadership Category

3 PDUs in Ways of Working Category


  • $175 PMI Los Angeles Members-Please see the PMI-LA Member Exclusive Discounts webpage for the discount code
  • $225 Non-Members
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Type of category: Public Events

Type of activity: Leadership = Power Skills

Date: September 27th, 2023

Hour: 3:00PM to 6:00PM

Additional dates:

28 September 2023 at 3:00PM

PDUs: 6