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Leadership Principles From the Abyss: A Case Study

January 23, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Red Fedele’s Brook House
920 Elmridge Center Drive
Rochester, NY 14626

Fundamental principles of leadership and project management can be found in a baseball team whose name had become synonymous with the word futility.  The Chicago Cubs held the record for the longest championship drought in major North American sports - 108 years!  The drought ended in 2016 with a victory in Game 7 of the World Series, but the climb out of the abyss actually started 8 years earlier.  We will unwrap the leadership and project management principles that turned the impossible dream into a reality.  We will also talk about common project management distractions like Billy Goats, Black Cats, and Fan Interference.  No prior baseball knowledge is required for this entertaining, informative, and motivating romp through Cubs history!


Bill Wendlandt, Interim PMO Director-Carestream Health

Bill Wendlandt is the Interim Director of the X-ray and Ultrasound Solutions PMO at Carestream Health with more than 30 total years of project management and engineering experience.  Bill is PMP-certified, is a licensed Professional Engineer in NYS, and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University. Bill has spent the last 20 years as a project manager, technical manager, and chief engineer—all focused on developing innovative medical devices. He is an inventor of 20 United States Patents.  



5:30-6:00 pm

Registration and Networking

6:00-6:45 pm


6:45-7:45 pm

Presentation by Bill Wendlandt



PDUs Earned: 1.00 Leadership PDU


$25.00 Member Ticket
$20.00 Earlybird rate before January 19

$35.00 Guest Ticket
$30.00 Earlybird rate before January 19


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