Real Motivational Speaking, Using Motivational Psychology in Managerial Communication


Managers are solutions focused individuals that occupy a great deal of their time communicating objectives to others. However, with over 80% of the global workforce being disengaged, how one communicates can make all the difference in team motivation. In this talk, we will explore predominant theories of motivational psychology and how they may be applied to managerial communications to drive team performance and well-being. Participants will walk away with simple, applicable tools to better motivate project stakeholders at all levels. 


About the Speaker

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Ryan McCreedy

Ryan T.W. McCreedy, PE, PMP is a NoVa native and lives in Old Town Alexandria. He is a scholar-practitioner of leadership and organizational development. As a graduate of George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering, his career began with managing complex civil engineering projects throughout the mid-Atlantic. McCreedy went on to earn his master’s degree from Harvard, studying management with a focus on organizational behavior. He is now a doctoral candidate at William James College, concentrating on the intersection of neuroscience and organizational psychology in the Psy.D. of Leadership Psychology program. McCreedy is actively conducting research on organizational behavior while serving as a teaching assistant to multiple graduate courses at Harvard Extension School. His interests in business and leadership are further exemplified by previously founding a start-up, involvement with the Leadership Fairfax Emerging Leaders Institute, lecturing to GMU undergraduates and William & Mary MBA students, and his founding of the Harvard Extension Student Management and  Finance Club.


About The Chantilly Local Community

Each month the PMIWDC Chantilly Committee volunteers bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. Meetings are held at the Sully District McDonnell Community room at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly VA 20151.

Registration is free to PMI-WDC members and friends. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 and presentations begin at noon, lasting 45-50 minutes, allowing 10 -15 minutes for Q&A. Each PMI member receives 1 PDU for attending.

This is an opportunity to network with other professionals. Pre-registration is recommended. Presentations are usually scheduled the second Thursday of the month. If you are interested in presenting or volunteering with the Chantilly committee, please contact the PMIWDC Staff, at [email protected], who can put you in touch with the Chantilly Committee Volunteers.

Event Details

Date & Time

13 May 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


0.5 Leadership, 0.5 Strategic