Lead With Your Strengths…and WIN!

Washington, District of Columbia
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Lead With Your Strengths…and WIN!
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
United States

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Session Description

Lead With Your Strengths…and WIN!

This high energy session introduces the core concepts of strength-based leadership. Participants will learn how to identify and tap their innate personal power. They will get practical tools for getting beyond deficit-based thinking so that they can master the art of playing to their strengths. The session also introduces core competencies required to instill confidence and trust. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of what it takes to use their innate gifts to inspire collaboration, commitment and cooperation. Based on the principles of Emotional Intelligence and Appreciative Inquiry, this high-substance session provides tools for transforming leaders at all levels.

This session provides tools that leaders need to build relationships that connect people to processes, customers to the company. Learn how to implement communication planning tools that fill the information gaps in your organization. Learn how to create sustainable human connections that cross functions and levels so that you can leverage limited resources and deliver sustainable outcomes.


3:00-3:30 pm- Registration
3:30-5:30 pm- Program
5:30-7:30 pm- Networking Reception


Joanne L. Smikle

Joanne L. Smikle is a respected consultant, author and speaker. She devises practical strategies that promote sustained change in corporate culture while enhancing performance and productivity. Joanne’s systematic approaches effectively address long-term business needs. She helps her clients build the competencies required for sustainable success.

An accomplished author, Joanne’s tools are used by companies all over the country. Her focus is on providing practical approaches for organizational renewal through collaboration, skillful leadership and superior customer service. Joanne is the author of Coaching: The Lost Leadership Art, Rules of Engagement: Timeless Tips for Team Leaders and Calamity-Free Collaboration: Making Teamwork WORK! Her articles are featured in magazines, journals and trade publications, including: At Your Service; HR Now; Recharger Magazine; Office Technology Magazine; Forum; Source; Florida HR Review; and Support World.

Joanne uses the market intelligence gained through research-based consulting to create captivating keynotes for corporations and associations. She facilitates retreats, workshops and educational experiences. Joanne’s clients include American Honda Motor Co., Fannie Mae, Opis Management Resources, Maryland Bankers Association, Miller’s Health Systems, American Psychiatric Association, Maryland Aviation Administration, Sandy Spring Bank, and many other notable organizations.

Networking Reception:

Clean the World ONE Project

During the networking reception, please take time to assemble a Clean the World hygiene kit. Marriott is sponsoring these kits and helping the Capital Chapter give back to our community. Clean the World was founded with the goal of saving lives in developing countries where millions of people die from illnesses that can be prevented with hand washing. But while distributing more than 12 million soap bars in 67 countries since 2009, a huge need was realized for soap and hygiene products right here in the U.S.! That led to the development of the Clean the World ONE Project, which provides a way for companies and organizations to make a difference through the distribution of hygiene kits in their own communities. Join your fellow PCMA friends, assemble a hygiene kit, network and have fun. 300 kits will be donated to local DC shelters.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:


Contact Information

  • PCMA Capital Chapter
    3337 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Phone: 703-370-7436