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NORTH LA | Relation Based Leadership – Innovation thru Implementation


In today’s business climate, complex change is happening at a faster rate than ever before.  Organizations, and consequentially, their leaders, are required to flex rapidly to their surroundings and address threats and opportunities.  Twentieth century, authoritarian based leadership styles are not properly suited for the demands of rapidly changing twenty-first century issues.  Leaders can no longer make decisions in an ‘Ivory Tower’.  Instead, leaders must earn the trust needed to build relationships. 

Relation Based Leadership:

(1) promotes the empowerment of others to make decisions;

(2) encourages and supports ‘failing fast’; and

(3) fosters an organizational culture capable of thoughtful innovation thru implementation. 



Dr. Mike Ikona, Psy.D., PCC, PMP, RMP, ACP, is a Partner at Systemic Consulting Group and has over 20 years of executive leadership and consulting experience. Mike is an Organizational Psychologist, regarded and respected as a subject matter expert in both the human element and process aspects of organizational change.  In addition to working as a consultant, Mike is an educator… providing instruction for various courses through Project Management Academy.  Additionally, Mike is an adjunct professor at UCLA where he teaches Leadership, Teamwork, and Innovation. 

Mike's extensive experience includes strategic planning, organizational development, portfolio/program/project management, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, information technology, talent management, executive coaching, leadership development, and training and development.

Mike has worked with firms such as the Florida Department of Transportation, Allied Building Products, Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS), American Building Maintenance (NYSE: ABM), Deluxe Entertainment, Lavi Industries, Project Management Academy, and UCLA. 

Mike earned his Bachelors Degree in History from American Military University and his Doctorate Degree in Organizational Management and Consulting from Phillips Graduate University.  In addition to his scholastic achievements, Mike is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Connective Leader, and earned his Project Management Professional (PMP), Risk Management Professional (RMP), and Agile Certified Professional (ACP) certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI).


  • 5:45 - 6:00 - Signing in, networking
  • 6:00 - 7:00 - Presentation
  • 7:00 - 7:15 - QA, Closing


  • 1 PDU - Leadership


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

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Contact the North LA Team at northla@pmi-la.org


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Type of activity: Programs

Date: May 5th, 2020

Hour: 5:45PM to 7:15PM

PDUs: 1.0


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00