A Microlearning Medley of Popular Topics and Essential Skills with Neal Whitten

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Personalize their training needs by choosing the bursts that best serve their team.
  • Participate in multiple skill and Knowledge Area sessions within a single training.
  • Describe the key lessons from each burst through its summary takeaways.


Are you looking for a microlearning-type experience that addresses a wide variety of the most popular and hottest professional development topics on projects and in the workplace? Welcome! Learners can select their favorite 10 topics from a list of 20 topics. These 60–90 minute “bursts” (or sessions) are stand-alone opportunities to enhance your professional and personal development.

The topics include: Are You Too Soft?; Dealing With Difficult People; Building Your Self-Confidence; Drive Innovation With Disruptive Thinking; Seven Steps to Successful Conflict Management; Creating Client Satisfaction Surveys; Effective Negotiation Skills; Behaviors to Master When Dealing With Your Leaders; Effective Time Management; Effective Mentoring; Top Mistakes in Conducting Lessons Learned; Achieving the Elusive Work-Life Balance; What Makes a Team Member Valuable?; No-Nonsense Advice for What’s on Your Mind; Escalate Is Not a Dirty Word; Behaviors That Lead to Exceptional Performance; Successful Change Management; Top Reasons Why Projects Fail and What You Can Do to Avoid Failure; Self-Assessing and Improving Your Performance Maturity; and Introduction to Agile Scrum. The takeaway training notebook includes all 20 sessions.

  • Welcome
  • Objectives for Training
  • Introduction of the 20 Bursts Available from Which the Students Choose 10 
    • Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance
    • Effective Time Management
    • Behaviors to Master When Dealing with Your Leaders
    • Effective Negotiation Skills
    • Dealing with Difficult People
    • Top Reasons Why Projects Fail and What You Can Do to Avoid Failure
    • Drive Innovation with Disruptive Thinking
    • Achieving the Elusive Work-Life Balance
    • What Makes a Team Member Valuable?
    • Creating Client Satisfaction Surveys
    • Are You Too Soft?
    • Building Your Self-Confidence
    • Seven Steps to Successful Conflict Management
    • Effective Mentoring
    • Top Mistakes in Conducting Lessons Learned
    • Successful Change Management
    • Self-Assessing and Improving Your Performance Maturity
    • Introduction to Agile Scrum
    • Escalate is Not a Dirty Word
    • No-Nonsense Advice for What’s on Your Mind
  • Training on Chosen Bursts One Through Five
  • Training on Chosen Bursts Six Through Ten
  • Training Quiz
  • Top Takeaways Identified by Attendees
  • Training Wrap-Up

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMP® / PgMP® 1.5 9.5 3 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 1.5 9.5 3 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 9.5 3 12.50
PMI-RMP® 0 9.5 3 12.50
PfMP® 0 9.5 3 12.50
PMI-PBA® 0 9.5 3 12.50
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Neal Whitten PMP

Neal Whitten is a popular speaker, trainer, consultant, mentor, and best-selling author in the areas of leadership, project management, and employee development. He has written over 100 articles for professional magazines—over 80 for PM Network magazine—and is the author of seven books. With over 35 years of front-line project management experience, Neal has developed and instructed dozens of unique workshops, created many professional- and personal-development online courses, and presented to many thousands of people from across hundreds of companies, institutions, and public organizations.

Training Information

1 - 2 November 2023
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 18 September)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 18 September)
Government Price
Student Price

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