Book Club (North)
There are many ways to improve your professional knowledge and skills. One way is to increase your knowledge by reading current and relevant project management books. We've created book clubs that are designed to be small discussion groups led by a facilitator.
It's an informal group meeting for a Saturday morning breakfast and discussion. One person serves as the facilitator to guide and promote discussion. It is an excellent way to meet other chapter members and open a dialogue regarding trends and challenges experienced by those in project management roles.
Marching Off the Map: Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World by Tim Elmore
Talent Triangle Alignment:
Leading today's students often feels like being in a new country. The population in this new land has different attitudes (many entitled and narcissistic) and speaks a different language (emojis and social media). Attention spans are six to eight seconds. They multi-task on five screens. They often possess multiple personas on social media platforms. Understanding and connecting with this generation is often times frustrating and draining.
The old maps that helped adults navigate students through adolescence are now producing graduates who move back home, are afraid to take healthy risks, and are unwilling to start at the bottom of a career path.
We're in new territory.
We need new strategies on how to navigate new land...to march off our old maps and create new ones.
That is what this book is all about. From decades of research and hands-on experience, Dr. Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak collate their conclusions into one resource.
In Marching Off the Map, they share practical, research-based solutions that help adults:
· Inspire students to own their education and their future
· Lead students from an attitude of apathy to one of passion through metacognition
· Enable students to push back from the constant digital distractions and practice mindfulness
· Raise kids who make healthy progress, both emotionally and intellectually, through their teenage years
· Give students the tools to handle the complexities of an ever-changing world
· Understand and practically apply the latest research on Generation Z
Leverage what is cultural to instill in teens the wisdom and advice you know they need to succeed in any stage of life.
la Madeleine French Bakery & Café
900 Highway 114
There is no cost to attend this event. Attendees will be responsible for acquiring the book and for covering their food/beverage costs at the restaurant.
Gather at this location, and order your breakfast and coffee. Look for the group in a designated area of the restaurant.
The facilitator will open the session and handle the meeting logistics. Using a book discussion outline, the group will discuss the selected book and upon completion will rate the book. This information is then uploaded to the chapter website.
Other book club business includes:
Select future books by popular vote (see webpage for details)
Select the meeting facilitator for the next book (volunteer requested)
Request a volunteer to write a review for the current book to be posted on the chapter website
Want to learn more? See the Book Club webpage
You can earn PDUs by simply reading the book. Under the new CCRS guidelines, reading is its own category ("Education - Read"). You can earn up to four (4) PDUs for reading the book selection. You will also earn two (2) "Informal Learning" PDUs for attending the meeting. One volunteer will earn an additional "Giving Back - Volunteering" PDU for writing a book review or (2) PDUs for facilitating the meeting. The alignment to the Talent Triangle will vary based on the book selection. Please note that "Giving Back" PDUs has a maximum allowed per certification cycle.
Please note: Category limitations may apply
If you have questions, please send an e-mail
to the book club manager.