Monday, January 20, 2014

NY SPIN (Last Chance): Effective Communication for Project Success ... and a Proven Structuring Tool to Get It Right (Gordon Adelsberg and Ravi Bhatia)

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NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Gordon Adelsberg and Ravi Bhatia. Their topic: Effective Communication for Project Success ... and a Proven Structuring Tool to Get It Right.

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Date: (Tuesday) Jan 21, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Effective Communication for Project Success ... and a Proven Structuring Tool to Get It Right
Presenter(s):  Gordon Adelsberg and Ravi Bhatia
Location: Turn To Tech

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Effective Communication for Project Success 
... and a Proven Structuring Tool to Get It Right

We’ve all seen redesign and process improvement efforts go over-budget, fall behind schedule, or even completely fail – all due to poor communication.  There is a tool that can help prevent these problems.  According to the Project Management Institute’s “Pulse of the Profession,” 56% percent of a project’s budget is at risk due to poor communications, and highly effective communicators are more than 5 times more likely to be high performers than minimally effective communicators.

In this presentation, Gordon Adelsberg and Ravi Bhatia (founders of Communications for Geeks
®) will discuss the value of communication skills in advancing your career. They will also share a simple, yet very effective, structure that can be used to outline an executive summary, a message to stakeholders or a formal presentation to senior management.  Participants will learn how important it is to communicate their ideas effectively, along with a proven structuring tool they can use the next day at work.

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  Biography: Gordon Adelsberg

Gordon Adelsberg is an experienced management consultant, project manager, corporate trainer, public speaker and serial entrepreneur. He is Principal at Adelsberg Consulting and most recently accepted the CEO role at Communication for Geeks®.

With over two decades of business ownership and consulting experience, Gordon has seen how a company can get bogged down with inefficiencies, redundancies, insufficient processes and miscommunication, and also how it can re-focus, retool and redesign into a more efficient, strategically focused and much more profitable organization.

Gordon’s public speaking goes back 20 years to his time as a water polo coach at NC State.  While a consultant and project manager with DuPont Sustainable Solutions, Gordon created and delivered corporate training in topics such as Basic Consulting Methodology, Operations Management, Safety Leadership and Root Cause Failure Analysis. Most recently, Gordon has been teaching MBA students basic consulting skills and also how to manage a process redesign engagement.

Gordon’s formal education includes an MBA in finance from Penn State, a master’s degree in food science from NC State, and a bachelor’s degree in Food Science from Cornell University. He is a project management professional (PMP) and a six sigma black belt.
Biography: Ravi Bhatia PE, MRICS, PMP, MBA, MSc
 Ravi Bhatia is an experienced public speaker, trainer and lecturer and has presented for high-profile real estate, business and media organizations. Ravi has over 25 years of real estate, construction and infrastructure project leadership experience on high-visibility projects for Fortune 500 clients, multinational corporations and large public institutions. He provides high-level program consulting, strategic risk and financial advisory services to private-equity investors, developers and owners -- including pre-acquisition due diligence and construction risk. These advisory and management services span hotels, commercial office, high-end residential and infrastructure projects.

Previously, Ravi worked as Project Executive for Madison Equities, an iconic real estate developer in New York City. In this role, he spearheaded the construction and development of boutique residential, hotel and commercial high-rise projects. Ravi has held leadership positions in real estate development, construction management, general construction, subcontracting, telecommunications and technology/systems integration. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Polytechnic University), a MBA (Hofstra University) and a M.S. in Telecommunications and Information Management (Polytechnic University). He is currently enrolled in Stanford University's SDRM (Strategic Decision & Risk Mgmt.) program. He is a registered P.E. (N.Y. State) and a certified PMP. He completed GE's prestigious sales engineering program (TMP) in 1985 and attended Alstom’s Project Leadership in Action training program in 2003 (in Paris). In 2011, he became a member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

Ravi is a visiting professor at Georgetown University, teaching international real estate. He served as an adjunct professor at NYU from 2005 to 2012 where he taught graduate-level courses in construction project management, technology project management, negotiation, cost control and risk management.

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