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Translating Strategy Into Execution

Successful Strategy Execution is critical to maintaining and growing market presence.  Executing a strategy is different from delivering on a typical development program; it requires translating the strategy into an executable plan, often with cooperation across business units.  It is difficult to bring everyone on board to understand the leadership vision, especially those who are going to execute the plan. And, most critical, it needs to be successfully implemented. 

Strategy execution is a competitive advantage, helping companies to build a portfolio of projects that balance strategic implementation with operational priorities. Strategy execution often requires an agile approach, with in-flight adjustments that keep the program on track with changing conditions.

Don't miss this engaging opportunity to meet with fellow project management leaders and gather industry knowledge and inspiration from each other.  Come away with insights for translating strategies into manageable plans, leveraging the project management organization to successfully operationalize a strategy.


Sponsorships are available. If you or your organization is interested in being a sponsor, please download our sponsorship kit!




Friday, May 3, 2019

  7:30 a.m. –   8:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, Networking, Exhibits 

  8:15 a.m. –   8:30 a.m.

Conference Opening Remarks

  8:30 a.m. –   9:30 a.m

Greg Harmeyer, "Activating Strategy through Project Leadership" 

  9:30 a.m. –   9:45 a.m.

Break, Networking, Exhibits

  9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion, Brian Donovan (Moderator)

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  

Break, Networking, Exhibits

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Spencer Horn, "The Ownership Factor: How to Lead Your Team From Strategy to Execution"

12:00 p.m.

Conference Closing Remarks

Keynote Speakers


"Activating Strategy through Project Leadership"
Greg Harmeyer
TiER1 Performance

Increasing the likelihood of project success is something every project leader wrestle with. We do everything we can to mitigate risk. We’re masters at aligning the projects to our organizational strategies. We adapt new methodologies and tools to create synergies within our project portfolio. Yet it’s people—from those executing on the project to the end user—that have the biggest impact on a project’s success. Project leaders are in a unique position to tap into the potential of an organization’s people to activate its strategy. 

This presentation will hone in on ways that you, as a project leader, can influence people to effect strategic results. We’ll dive into how project leaders can leverage key principles for better strategic impact, including: integrated communication, behavior modeling, performer-centric learning, and building sustainable change.

About Greg

Greg Harmeyer is  CEO and founder of TiER1 Performance. He is passionate about unlocking the potential of people, teams, and ideas. He brings experience equipping some of the world’s most admired companies to activate their strategy through people. Greg’s people-centric approach and compelling focus on purpose, culture, trust, and engagement have been instrumental in creating high-performing environments.  As CEO of TiER1, Greg has shaped a culture that has been recognized as an Inc. Magazine Best Workplace in both 2017 and 2018, as well as, received more than a dozen Best Places to Work awards. In addition, TiER1 has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for twelve years in a row.  Before co-founding TiER1 in 2002, Greg spent several years managing large global information technology initiatives for Accenture in the US and in Europe. He was also an early leader in the startup consultancy, A.F. Kelly. Greg received an MBA with distinction in finance and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross (Cincinnati Area chapter), the Lindner Center of HOPE, and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. 

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"The Ownership Factor: How to Lead Your Team From Strategy to Execution"
Spencer Horn
Altium Leadership

Most organizations don't struggle with strategy. They struggle with the execution of their strategies which must be implemented by teams of people. Discover the conditions and behaviors that keep your team stuck. Help your team members take 100% responsibility for their results. Identify and implement the steps that achieve the results you desire.

Spencer uses personal experiences and inspiring stories to help motivate leaders to act and help their team members take action. Each will learn about how to unleash power to achieve desired goals. Team members will commit to take ownership for the outcomes in business and their life.

About Spencer

Businesses internationally look to Spencer as an enthusiastic, insightful source for counsel and advice on developing productive and focused corporate cultures. Spencer can draw upon his 27 years of executive experience to reenergize seasoned and emerging professionals and increase organizational effectiveness. He inspires change, to develop: a powerful culture, effective communication, high performing teams and engagement.

Spencer is the President of Altium Leadership. He has previously been CEO of leadership development company and Vice President of a NASDAQ company, which developed IMAX theaters in tourist destinations. There he worked with major organizations such as IMAX Corp., National Geographic Television, Radio City Productions, Disney Films and more. He has been speaking and presenting at PMI Chapter development conferences since 2010 and has been a regular speaker at the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) North America Conference, since 2014. He is consistently one of the highest rated speakers for the yearlong, PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) since 2015.

He is a co-author of the "Speakers on Life" anthology "The Power of the Platform" along with Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Brian Tracy and more.

He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in economics from the University of Utah. He is a certified team coaching facilitator through Team Coaching International and a certified Professional Dynametric Programs trainer and administrator through PDP Global. Spencer has been married to his amazing wife, Jana, for more than 32 years. Together they have five beautiful children and five grandchildren.

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