Creating and Sustaining a Positive Work Team: Breaking the 7 Habits of Negativity and Other Secrets of Getting Along! with April Callis-Birchmeier

What You Will Learn

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

  • Discover how a perceptual framework impacts their work with others.
  • Identify the seven habits of negativity and recognize the cost of negativity at work.
  • Discover strategies for positive response.


Turnover, stress-related illness, and disengagement are signs of a problematic workplace and often result from mismanaged change. The Gallup State of the American Workplace report states nearly 70% of employees are unhappy or disengaged at work. This training provides humorous insights into the seven habits of negativity with strategies and tactics to stop gossip, increase camaraderie, and develop positive workplace practices. Learn techniques for getting along with others and strategies to attain the many benefits of a positive and engaged workforce.

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 1 0 1.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 1 0 1.00
PMI-SP® 0 1 0 1.00
PMI-RMP® 0 1 0 1.00
PfMP® 0 1 0 1.00
PMI-PBA® 0 1 0 1.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



April Callis-Birchmeier PMP

April is an internationally known organizational change management expert who has implemented change for government, health care, higher education and corporate clients. 

She’s the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller READY, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change. As a change expert, April was one of the first Certified Change Management Professionals (CCMP™) worldwide. 

As the leader of Springboard Consulting, April has worked to create pain-free and lasting change in dozens of organizations. She developed the global Standard for Change Management, is a change ignitor for the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), a Certified Speaking Professional, and President of ACMP Michigan. 

April is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise of organizational change management with project management professionals to create PMP® and CCMP™ rockstars who can simplify change and accelerate success.

Training Information

18 April 2024
Start Time
7:00 AM
1 Hour


Member Price
(US$99.00 before 4 March)
Nonmember Price
(US$99.00 before 4 March)
Government Price
Student Price

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