<< Back to Calendar

Virtual General Membership Meeting & Luncheon with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky: COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Adaptation and Planning via Neuroscience for Project Managers

Strategic Business Management skills

PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter Virtual General Membership Meeting & Luncheon

Title: COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Adaptation and Planning via Neuroscience for Project Managers


Speaker: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, LLC & Best-selling author

Event ID: C166-P2009030


PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic & Business Management 

As an exclusive chapter member benefit, your PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter will report the PDU for you within 7 days of the membership meeting!

More about this month's topic: In this engaging, interactive, and entertaining presentation, you as a project manager will dramatically improve your adaptation and planning for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic using cutting-edge neuroscience-based strategies. Unfortunately, too many are operating in emergency mode in reacting to the short-term disruptions caused by the pandemic. Yet assessments by the best epidemiology experts suggest the pandemic will be around for the next 3 to 5 years, until an effective vaccine is created and mass produced. It might even become a permanent fixture of our reality if the event vaccine is only as effective as the flu vaccine, which reduces the likelihood of illness by 50%. Neuroscience research shows that our gut reaction is to adapt to and plan for best-case scenarios and to focus on short-term threats, instead of taking a realistic and long-term perspective on slow-moving disasters such as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Rather than hoping and planning for an optimistic scenario, you’re going to be much better off if you adapt to and plan for a realistic scenario. That means treating the current situation as the new normal, not a short-term emergency. Doing so involves evaluating and shifting your work to adapt to and plan strategically for the major disruption of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This presentation will offer you neuroscience-based strategies to evaluate the situation realistically and to develop a long-term strategic plan to navigate successfully the disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

   • Identify where your current reaction to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic might be oriented excessively toward a short-term and/or optimistic outlook

   • Learn about the neuroscience-based evidence for how we tend to make poor choices in the face of slow-moving major disruptions like the pandemic

   • Discover techniques to evaluate and shift your work to adapt to and plan effectively for the pandemic

   • Tailor the best practices on responding effectively to the pandemic to your own situation and context

   • Develop a long-term strategic plan to navigate successfully the disruptions caused by the pandemic

Speaker Bio: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is an internationally-recognized thought leader on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases by developing the most effective decision-making strategies. A best-selling author, he wrote Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Career Press, 2019), The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide (Intentional Insights, 2017), The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (New Harbinger, 2020), and Resilience: Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (Changemakers Books, 2020). He has over 550 articles and 450 interviews in Inc. MagazineEntrepreneurCBS NewsTimeBusiness InsiderGovernment ExecutiveThe Chronicle of PhilanthropyFast Company, and elsewhere. His expertise comes from over 20 years of consultingcoaching, and speaking and training as the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, and over 15 years in academia as a behavioral economist and cognitive neuroscientist. Contact him at Gleb@DisasterAvoidanceExperts.com, Twitter @gleb_tsipursky, Instagram @dr_gleb_tsipurskyLinkedIn, and register for his free Wise Decision Maker Course.

Interested in being a speaker?

Earn Giving Back PDUs. Lunch is on us!  Contact our chapter Programs Director.

It is no longer possible to register for this event

It is no longer possible to register for this event


Type of activity: General Membership Meeting

Date: September 3rd, 2020

Hour: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1.0


Members: Free

Non members: Free

Students: Free


Virtual Meeting via Zoom