M Powered Strategies consultants collaborated with the Project Management Institute (PMI) the Washington DC (PMIWDC) chapter governance board for their annual training retreat and delivered a highly interactive and informative pro bono training to board members. As part of this year’s program, leadership from three metro DC chapters combined to develop leadership skills. Managing volunteers is a challenge that these board members have accepted, and as one of the premier professional development organizations in the world, PMI offers this opportunity for its board members who give their free time to serve these chapters’ 12,500 members. M Powered Strategies supports the development of individuals committed to service and community outcomes through its MPS Assists pro bono program.
The four-hour training session on the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) was delivered by Erin Bankey and Andrew MacDonald and focused on using the SDI assessment as a framework to build more effective relationships through self-awareness. The SDI assessment tool is based on Relationship Awareness Theory® and trains participants in the context of personal motivations and conflict patterns through various learning styles to help them fully digest the information and to foster engagement. “Conversation and collaboration with our peers using this as a framework was exceptional,” commented one of the participants. This course is part of MPS’ ANSI accredited Professional Readiness and Effectiveness Program (PREP), and specifically part of a suite of interpersonal effectiveness courses, highlighting the essential self-awareness and emotional intelligence capacities embedded in leadership.
For more information about training courses and professional development services, contact Erin Bankey. Inquires about pro bono consulting opportunities and MPS Assists can be directed to Kat McDonald.