• PMI Central Mass Chapter

Chapter Meeting - June 11, 2019


15 Traits of Top Performers

Location: Westborough DoubleTree Hotel

Time: 6:00pm - 8:10pm

PDUs: 1.5 Leadership


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Want to be considered one of the best employees on your team? In your group? At your company? Looking for ideas on how you can improve your performance and be known as “one of the best?”

Especially if you want to set yourself apart and grow within your organization, you’ll want to make every effort to establish yourself as a reliable, eager, competent and value-add professional!

In this session, we’ll highlight our top 15 traits in becoming a top performer, which include being proactively helpful, providing unanticipated value, having the mentality that building relationships with all internal and external stakeholders and providing superior customer service are part of every job description.


Our sponsor: ProjectSummit*Business Analyst World is returning to Boston, October 7- 10, 2019. It is the largest series of conferences for Project Managers and Business Analysts in North America. These industry leading events feature expert speakers representing every sector, from all reaches of the globe. Attendees can earn up to 19 CDUs/PDUs


Cate Murray is responsible for managing our nationally-based talent acquisition strategies of the Apex Systems PMO practice, including leading the efforts for supporting the needs of our clients’ PMO. As the leader of our PMO practice, Cate develops competitive strategies to effectively build and maintain a strong candidate community and is responsible enabling our PMO-focused recruiters to successfully place professionals with the right skills at the right time. Throughout her 12+ year career in talent acquisition, Cate has performed various roles within recruiting and management including leading the delivery function of our Ohio markets, managing a team of skill-based recruiters, and helping our clients source and attract teams of proven performers across the IT spectrum using our on-demand recruitment model. Cate holds her PMP certification, is affiliated with numerous professional networking and leadership groups, is a Career Coaching/Readiness Author for the MSSQLTips community and speaks at BA World/Project Summit regional conferences.

Erica Woods is the Manager of IT Contractor Programs and Philanthropy at Apex Systems. Her focus is on overseeing programs, teams, communication channels, and other resources that support and add value to their National IT Contractor Community of 15,000+. Erica also oversees corporate philanthropy efforts and STEM/Tech4Good programs. She has 13+ years of experience in the IT staffing world and an MBA from Loyola University. She delivers Career Development webcasts and writes articles for Apex and the MSSQLTips.com online technical community, speaks at tech community conferences such as BA World/PM Summit, PMI PDD events and SQL Saturdays, and provides internal and external Team, Attitude, Performance, Career and Hiring Coaching. Erica also is a Co-Organizer for the Tampa and Baltimore Tech4Good groups, which are Tech Soup NetSquared groups that bring together technical folks looking for skills-based volunteering opportunities with nonprofits in need of technology help/guidance/troubleshooting.


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