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John Kaman - Change or Other Process Improvement topic

Date of Event: 
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 5:30pm
University of Minnesota, Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)

As we all are aware, conflict will arise from time to time between individuals in the work place and on project teams. So the question is not, will there be conflict, but more to the point, how can we resolve conflict when it arises. The presentation will focus on how and when conflict typically arises and the stages of conflict. We will then explore how to effectively resolve issues and repair relationships.


Directions can be found on the map of the Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building.
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Keller (EE/CS) 3-115 (Look for signs)

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Jesse Fresse
John Kaman, PMP - Fissure
Change or Other Process Improvement topic

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting


We have reserved parking at the Washington Avenue Ramp! If there is event parking, tell the parking attendant when you enter that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN. If there is no event parking, take a ticket and tell the parking attendant when you leave that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN.

Speaker Bio: 

John Kaman, PMP is founder of Whitewater Coaching and Consulting specializing in leadership development, coaching and project management education. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota teaching in the software engineering program and an associate at Fissure Corp. John has been teaching and coaching teams for the past ten years. He has helped people at Motorola, Cisco Systems, 3M, Ford Motor, US Bank and United Health Care improve their leadership and project management skills.

During his seventeen year career in research and development management at 3M, John managed project teams in the development of printers, copiers, video tape products and Data Cartridges®. He holds two U.S. patents and, as a result of his leadership, his teams have been awarded sixteen U.S. Patents. John has a Masters Degree in Psychology/Human Development and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has served on the board of directors of the Project Management Institute-Minnesota Chapter and is an active member of Minnesota Coaches Association.