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IMC Houston Event 15 October 2010
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When: Friday, 15 October 2010
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: The Houston City Club
1 City Club Drive
Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas  77046
United States
Contact: IMC Houston Events

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Please join us for the Friday, October 15, 2010
IMC Houston Event featuring:
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Professional Development (PD) Consulting Hour

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Networking, Lunch, and Program

" Dealing with Challenging Projects"

Keynote Speaker



Gloria Rooney, PMP

Have you ever had a project so challenging that you just couldn't wait until it was over? One that seemed to bring out the very worst in you?

Gloria Rooney has many years of experience of successfully leading projects and it is her belief that it is primarily the people involved with you in those projects which makes them so challenging. Whether the problem lies with your team mates or with your client, there are proven ways to defuse, control and manage the people side of the equation. In an interactive collaborative manner, she will share tips and techniques designed to minimize the most often encountered difficulties which may threaten to derail your project. She plans to engage the participants by soliciting their contributions as well. So come to this session with your tips to share and be prepared to collect even more that you can apply to your practice immediately.


Gloria Rooney has over 25 years of experience delivering quality customer-focused solutions globally in the high tech and energy industries. She has experience as a Consultant and Project Manager and is a leader skilled in interpersonal communications, the business component of technology and full stream change processes. During her 12 year career at Shell, she has worked on large projects with both and internal and external clients and consultants. Prior to Shell, she worked for Texas Instruments in a variety of roles emphasizing cross discipline teams driving results for demanding customers.

She is particularly effective in working across business boundaries and has been working on compliance projects for the past several years. Currently she manages a global Records Management program that supports the regulatory, business, legal and tax compliance of a complex global energy business. She thrives in a challenging and learning environment, solving complex problems with highly diverse and effective teams. Gloria graduated cum laude from Carleton College. She is a certified Project Management Professional and has earned a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. She received a 2005 Award for Leadership in Technology from the Association for Women in Computing.

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