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CGL Monthly Live Webinars


Join us each month for a one-hour live session with Judy, a guest speaker, and other key members of the Grateful Leadership Community!

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Next Live webinar:

Thursday, May 13th, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT

Guest Speaker 

James G. Trela, PMP, MBA, MS-IST

Legal Program Manager – eDiscovery at General Motors

“Influencing When You Don’t Have Authority: A Case for Grateful Leadership in Project Management”

As a Project Manager, you often find yourself in need of influencing people that don’t directly report to you; they could be stakeholders, team members, or even your manager! How does one influence without legitimate authority? Come and find out how the use of Grateful Leadership can enable you to influence those people that are outside of what would be considered a traditional span of control. Influence Up (to management), side to side (to peers), and down (to direct reports) in ways that aren’t manipulative, but express the true value of the other person in a way they will believe your message and act on it. 

James G Trela, PMP, MBD, MS-IST, GLCP is a Program / Sr. Project Manager at General Motors with over 20 years of project management experience. in 2018 he was awarded IIL’s Acknowledgment Ambassador Award for his work with the Center for Grateful Leadership and his Art of Grateful Leadership podcast. He lives in southeast Michigan with his wife of 33 years; is the father of nine and grandfather of four


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CGL 2021 Webinars will qualify for PDUs for most certifications. Due to Covid, live event PDU activities may not be active in the CCRS for claiming up to 30 days after the live event ends.

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