Leading high performance teams using MBTI
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Date: 2013-02-21
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm and closes at 7:30pm)
Venue: HKPC Lecture Theatre 1, 1/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon, Hong Kong
PDU: 2
Speaker: Dr. Patty Farh
PMI-HK Member: HKD 160
Non-PMI-HK Member: HKD 260
Status: Closed (FULL)

PMI Hong Kong Chapter is proud to introduce Dr. Patty Farh to share the captioned topic. Dr. Patty Farh is an IBM Executive and Program Director for Technical Leadership Strategy for 140 growth market countries worldwide. She leads a team of cross national and cross business unit leaders to design, develop, and deliver comprehensive development programs for over 140,000 technical professionals at IBM. She has 10 direct reports and 59 indirect reports in her project teams across 8 major business units.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Farh is regarded as a master teacher to train other trainers in IBM global. She has taught 175 IBM classes (MBA and EMBA level) and trained over 4,500 leaders (managers, project managers, senior consultants, senior IT professionals) at IBM. She has won several teaching awards and is in the top 1 percent of IBM instructors with a consistent high post-class evaluation ratings. Dr. Farh’s talent has also been highly sought out by many IBM clients. She has conducted training workshops for companies like Huawei Technology, China Mobile, China Netcom, Agriculture Bank of China, Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Phillip Electronics, and Bank of China. She has also conducted senior management level team building for NungFu Spring, Baosteel, and Kunming Steel. She was invited as keynote speaker for large-scale management conferences of companies like China Mobile VIP Forum, China Project Management Institute GPAC Conference, IBM Regional Technical Exchange Conference, and Macau Management Forum. She is also a frequent invited speaker at top business schools, such as Peking University BiMBA, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Tong Ji University in Shanghai, China.

Dr. Farh has in-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in Human Resource development and project management. She holds external certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP, from the Project Management Institute) and Project Director (from the Hong Kong Institute for IT Professional Certification). She has over 30 years of experience in managing client expectations, managing up, developing talents, and leading and building cross-cultural and cross-functional teams. Her sophisticated social skills, strategic communication, team building, negotiation skills, conflict management skills, and leadership competencies have earned the trust and respect of IBM executives, and the practical experience she brings to the classroom is highly appreciated by her students.

Dr. Farh earned her Ph.D. in Management from the University of South Australia in 2007. She holds a masters certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, a master’s degree in Computer Science from Indiana University at Bloomington, and a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from National Taiwan University. She is fluent in Mandarin, English, and Cantonese.

About the Program:
The seminar talks about the fundamental team skills in the context of organizational and human resources. It teaches communication and team building skills that are essential to the success of project teams. This course stresses the critical importance of communication in all forms of team organizations. Participants learn how to empower themselves and their team members through effective team communication. Participants can practice their team skills through discussions, exercises, MBTI personality self-assessment instruments, and simulations.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Jung's theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life. MBTI results identify valuable differences between normal and healthy people.

MBTI helps you reduce the conflict that is caused by misunderstanding and miscommunication. The results from MBTI survey enhances the understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths, and your potential areas for growth. It will also help you appreciate others who are different from you. Understanding your MBTI type is self-affirming and enhances the cooperation with others.

MBTI is one of the most popular personality assessment tools in EMBA and MBA training in many WW famous business schools, e.g. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, CEIBS, NorthWest University and company like IBM.

Leaders and team members who need to enhance their ability to communicate and collaborate with all team members frequently.

Educational Objectives

-Identify your personality strengths and weaknesses as a team leader or a team member
-Describe the benefits of using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to help performing teams work together more effectively
-Better understand team members' communication, decision making and problem solving styles
-Manager and resolve conflict among team members effectively

Participants are MANDATORY to do the pre-work survey before attending the session.

To do the pre-work survey, please click HERE. (Participants are encouraged to save the survey result and bring to the seminar for further debrief.)

Please fill in the required information and submit. A confirmation letter will be sent on 18 Feb 13 (Mon) to all successful applicants. As seats are limited, the seats will be confirmed by payment. If you have any inquiries, please contact us at 2784 1880.

Reminder: As a courtesy, audiences are recommended to stay till the end of the seminar. PMI Hong Kong Chapter may consider not issuing PDUs to members if their attendance is less than 75% of the session.