MULTI-CHAPTER MEETING | Break Down Barriers to Better Connections at Work

Leadership = Power Skills

According to PMI’s 2023 Pulse of the Profession Report, communication, problem-solving, collaborative leadership, and strategic thinking top the charts when it comes to the Power Skills most responsible for project success. The statistics transcend geographical regions, industries, experience levels, and project methodology approaches. Join us in this first 2024 Lunch & Learn event featuring special guest speaker, Vidya Raman.

Effective workplace conversations are a crucial part of a successful and friendly work environment. When people make an effort to connect with their co-workers, they build stronger relationships, have fewer disagreements, and get more work done. For project professionals, being skilled in communication is a game-changer. It helps you express your ideas convincingly, gain your team's support, and attract followers. Success in connecting with others is when team members feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and go above and beyond to complete tasks. In simpler terms, great conversations at work lead to a happier and more successful team. Vidya will use stories, analogies, and metaphors to demonstrate effective connection strategies that enhance collaboration. 

Learning Objectives: Audience members will leave motivated to:

  • Put more energy, intention, and thought into connecting and communicating well with others.
  • Discover an approach to finding common ground for effective win-win partnerships.
  • Learn to see the value in people and become more empathetic.

Speaker: Vidya Raman


Vidya Raman is an award-winning speaker, certified coach, and author. She has over 25 years of experience working in Fortune 500 companies in various capacities, including senior leadership. Her experience and insights have helped her cultivate a teachable strategy that she uses to inspire, educate, and empower her audiences. Her book LUCKY YOU: An Insider’s Guide to Achieving Success and Finding Fulfillment in the Corporate World shares a practical and actionable framework to equip employees at all levels to find more joy, meaning, and success at work. It achieved #1 New Release status on Amazon soon after its release in May 2023. Vidya’s Book is an insightful and practical “how-to” book to help you achieve success and find fulfillment at work and is available at    

Want to connect with Vidya?


  • 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM PT - Welcome and Introduction of Speaker
  • 10:05 AM - 11:00 AM PT - Presentation and Q&A


PDU will be awarded to the attendees

  • 1.0 PDU - Power Skills
  • No further action is required.


  • $5 for PMI-LA Members
  • $10 for Non-Members

Students & Military:

  • Contact with your school or military ID number to receive a code for special pricing

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Postponement / Cancellation

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This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


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Type of category: Public Events

Type of activity: Leadership = Power Skills , Technical = Ways of Working, Strategy = Business Acumen, Agile

Date: February 20th, 2024

Hour: 10:00AM to 11:00AM

PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00