Mic Check! How life as an activist prepared me to be a Drupal PM

The skills of an activist and the skills of a Drupal PM are less disparate than they may seem. Activists motivate and coordinate large groups of people, often with differing ideas, without the resources agencies possess. Before becoming a Drupal project manager, Lily Berman (among other similar endeavors) led a political canvass office and a traveling nonprofit organization. She has slept on the sidewalk with Occupy Denver, given a speech with a crowd-powered “mic check” microphone in front of the UN, and has been a spokesperson for her nonprofit on Nevada Public Radio and NBC Nightly News. 

This presentation will share stories and insights from the road, along with revealing tools and concepts that will benefit anyone working in a team. Attend this session to:

  • Learn how to effectively navigate differing opinions while ensuring your perspective is communicated persuasively
  • Facilitate large meetings with ease, using tools and roles activists use to efficiently reach consensus with every voice heard
  • Build stronger, motivating relationships and inspire action with your clients and internal teams
Day
Friday, October 16
Timeslot
1:25pm - 1:45pm (PT)
Topics
Being Human / Community / Project Management

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