NEW - Confrontation to Co-Elevation: Transformative Strategies (An Axiological Masterclass) with Traci Duez

What You Will Learn

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

  • Master the application of value dynamics in project management.
  • Develop skills in confident confrontation and value-based communication.
  • Cultivate a personal and professional reputation for success through purposeful “being.”


Dive into the transformative realm of “Confrontation to Co-Elevation: Transformative Strategies (An Axiological Masterclass in Value and Purpose),” a meticulously designed one-day training that promises not just to redefine your approach to project management, but to revolutionize your approach to leadership. Ringbolted in the cutting-edge, mathematically based science of axiology, this seminar offers a unique perspective on defining and achieving “good” in projects, guiding you through the intricacies of value-based management across three critical dimensions.

Embark on a journey that begins with mastering the art of purposeful confrontation, equipped with confidence and the strategic use of “The Central Question” to navigate complex team dynamics. Learn to harness the power of the Team Commitment Ladder, evolving from mere cooperation to the pinnacle of co-elevation, where collective value creation becomes the norm.

But we don’t stop at project success. This training delves deeper, inviting you to explore your “being” purpose through the innovative concept of a backward bucket list, setting the stage for profound personal growth and fulfillment, both professionally and personally.



  • Introduction: Welcome and Icebreaker

    • Greetings and Training Overview

    Section 1: The Science of Good—Axiology in Project Management

    • Introduction to Axiology and Its Importance in Project Management
    • Exploring the Three Dimensions of Value in Defining Project Success
    • Group Activity: Identifying Project Purposes in 3 Dimensions

    Section 2: Mastering Confrontation With Confidence

    • The Benefits of Confrontation in Project Management
    • 3 Keys to Successful Confrontation
      • Preparing Your Mind for Positive Confrontation
      • Focus on the Hierarchy of Value Using the Central Question
    • Role-Playing Scenarios: Practicing Confident Confrontation Techniques

    Section 3: Cultivating Team Commitment and Value Creation

    • Introduction to the Team Commitment Ladder: Co-exist to Co-elevate
    • Moving Teams Up the Commitment Ladder
    • Developing Team Strategies for Enhanced Collaboration and Innovation

    Section 4: Being, Becoming, and the Backward Bucket List

    • The Concept of the Backward Bucket List for Personal and Professional Growth
    • Individual and Group Activity: Crafting Your Backward Bucket List
    • Linking “Being” to Professional Excellence
    • Individual Activity: Creating Your Being Purpose

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® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 5.5 1.5 7.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 5.5 1.5 7.00
PMI-SP® 0 5.5 1.5 7.00
PMI-RMP® 0 5.5 1.5 7.00
PfMP® 0 5.5 1.5 7.00
PMI-PBA® 0 5.5 1.5 7.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Traci Duez

Traci is a sought-after speaker in the project management community. She has spoken at over 120 PMI events in the past 6 years to over 14,000 project managers and leaders including 4 four PMI Global Congresses in North America and Europe. Traci earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She then entered the master's program in athletic coaching at The Ohio State University. She has coached basketball at the high school and collegiate levels. She was a project manager for 17 years and a director of over 100 consultants for a nationwide IT consulting firm.

Training Information

23 May 2024
Start Time
8:00 AM
1 Day


Member Price
(US$705.00 before 8 April)
Nonmember Price
(US$910.00 before 8 April)
Government Price
Student Price

Assessment Fee

Please note that this training's cost will have a built-in $125 Course Assessment Fee on the registration platform.

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