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The Neuroscience of Avoiding Project Management Disasters

Strategic Business Management skills

Event Title:

The Neuroscience of Avoiding Project Management Disasters

Event Date:             

 Saturday, June 13, 2020

Event Time:

 10 AM - 1 PM

Webinar Details:                                    

To be distributed via email to attendees upon registration


Training commencing 10 AM and going until 1 PM, with a 15-minute break in the middle

Who Should Attend:


PDUs for Event:


3 PDUs: 2 Leadership; 1 Strategic & Business Management

Event Description:

In this engaging, interactive, and entertaining presentation, you as a project management professional will dramatically improve your ability to avoid project management disasters, manage risks, and make the wisest decisions. Cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics find that the human mind is wired to make many poor decisions when assessing threats and opportunities in modern professional environments. Studies show that we all suffer from unconscious dangerous judgment errors called cognitive biases that cause us to make the wrong decisions in risk management, especially regarding the most important and emotionally charged threats and opportunities facing any project. Fortunately, recent research has discovered simple yet effective risk management strategies can enable you to notice and avoid potential threats while recognizing and seizing unexpected opportunities. Pioneering project management experts at the forefront of innovation are increasingly integrating such strategies into their project management toolkit. This presentation will offer you case studies and best practices from these innovative experts, combined with groundbreaking research in cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics, to give you the most critical skills and takeaways that you need to help yourself and those on your team and in your organization take the most prudent risks in avoiding threats and seizing opportunities in your projects.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify where you can most benefit from improving your risk management and disaster avoidance skills by defeating threats and seizing opportunities in managing projects
  2. Assess whether you or others on your team suffer from subtle dangerous judgment errors (called cognitive biases) that result in poor risk management in your projects.
  3. Learn the recently-discovered risk management strategies that will enable you and your team members to notice and avoid potential threats while recognizing and seizing unexpected opportunities
  4. Discover how innovative project management experts address dangerous judgment errors through such strategies
  5. Adapt best practices on prudent risk management from these experts into your own project management toolkit
  6. Develop a plan to empower others on your team and in your organization to follow prudent risk management practices around addressing threats and seizing opportunities in managing projects


Speaker Details


Name of Speaker:

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Bio of Speaker:

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is an internationally-recognized thought leader on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases by developing the most effective decision-making strategies. A best-selling author, he wrote Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Career Press, 2019), The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide (Intentional Insights, 2017), The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (New Harbinger, 2020), and Resilience: Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (Changemakers Books, 2020). He has over 550 articles and 450 interviews in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, CBS News, Time, Business Insider, Government Executive, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Fast Company, and elsewhere. His expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting, coaching, and speaking and training as the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, and over 15 years in academia as a behavioral economist and cognitive neuroscientist. 


Registration Details



Early Bird Registration ends on:

Midnight of:

Sunday, May 31

Event Registration Closing Date:

7:30 pm PT of:

Friday, June 12

Pricing Details:



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Regular Registration:





Cancellation and No-Show Policy 

If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend, please send an email to cfo@pmisfbac.org and cancel your ticket as early as possible. All cancellations are subject to a minimum $15.00 fee if done at least 3 days before the event. Cancellations after the event starts are subject to full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses. However, you may assign your seat to another student who can attend for you. All refunds will be issued after two credit card billing cycles.

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Type of activity: Virtual Course/Training

Date: June 13th, 2020

Hour: 10:00AM to 1:00PM

# of PDUs: 3.0


Members: $45.00

Non members and Guests: $60.00