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International Project
Management Day 2023

The Missing Piece in Leadership Styles & Practices


Chaplain Colonel Primitivo Davis

Active Duty Col.
U.S. Army
Judith Umlas

Judith Umlas

SVP, Author, Trainer
International Institute for Learning (IIL)

About the Presentation

Join U.S Army Chaplain (Colonel) Primitivo Davis and IIL Author, Trainer, Center for Grateful Leadership Architect Judith W. Umlas, as they explore Davis’ Grateful Journey to become a Grateful Leadership™ Certified Instructor. Don’t miss Davis’ wisdom and applicable advice on mentorship, best practices for dealing with aspiring leaders, suicide prevention and much more.

About Judy Umlas

Judith W. Umlas is Sr. Vice President, author and trainer at International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global corporate training company. She is the author of the ground-breaking book, The Power of Acknowledgment ©2006, IIL Publishing, which has been credited with changing workplaces and lives using the 7 Principles of Acknowledgment she developed. Grateful Leadership, Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results was published by McGraw-Hill/IIL in early 2013 and You’re Totally Awesome! The Power of Acknowledgment for Kids was published in 2013 by IIL Publishing. 

Judith delivers inspiring, motivational and transformational keynote addresses all over the world and teaches full day virtual and traditional courses to organizations such as Volvo, the U.S. Army, Prudential, JMP Engineering, the World Bank, Fannie Mae, IBM, AT&T, Google, Amway, the New York Police Department and many others. In 2016 she founded the Center for Grateful Leadership, a division of IIL. She also certifies a growing number of qualified individuals to be Grateful Leadership® Certified Instructors, to carry on this transformational work in their own corporations and organizations.   

About Chaplain Primitivo Davis

Primitivo R. Davis is an international speaker with 28 years of experience. He has presented around the world on leadership, team building, organizational management, spirituality, marriage, family, parenting, and suicide prevention.  

He is currently a U.S. Army active-duty Colonel, serving as chaplain with over 22 years in uniform. He has served the United States in 4 combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan earning 3 Bronze Stars. He has just returned from his most recent operational deployment, “Operation European Assure, Deter and Reinforce”. He has led teams at every level of the Army.  

Primitivo is experienced in organizational transformation, strategic advisement, team building and leadership. He is a Grateful Leadership Certified Instructor.  

About the Speaker

Each day, organizations are tasked with keeping employees motivated, productive, and innovative so individuals and teams can reach and exceed their goals. Steven Kotler has taught over 250,000 people how to harness “flow” to establish and sustain peak performance, among them Olympians, Navy SEALS and employees at every level of organizations including Google, Deloitte, and Microsoft.  

In this talk, he explains the science behind flow and provides tools for increasing productivity, enhancing performance, and improving focus and decision-making processes. 

Key Takeaways

  • Learn what “flow” is and how it is advantageous to growth and success.
  • Learn how to trigger individual and group flow states to increase agility & performance. 
  • Gain powerful tools to provide clarity, motivation, and focus for yourself and your teams.