Nov 8 | Relationship Building for Project Managers: Presence, Essence, and Authenticity

Duke PMCOP / NCPMI Seminar

October 3, 2018 Duke Project Management Community of Practice

This event is hosted by the Higher Education CoP of the NC Project Management Institute and Duke Project Management Community of Practice

Learn more and register at the NC PMI event listing.

Relationship Building for Project Managers: Presence, Essence, and Authenticity

November 8, 2018 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Location: Hock Plaza


John R. Nocero, PhD, MBA
QA & Regulatory Compliance Associate; Clinical Quality Management Program

Jennifer Rawley, PharmD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer at Select Speciality Hospital, Durham, NC


The power of building quality relationships is vital for project managers. Project managers and leading thinkers emphasize that a good manager is not someone who is good at keeping a task list, but who can balance stakeholder needs and interests, and ensure that all parties pull together and support the project in delivering a valuable outcome. This comes down to two words: Presence and Essence.  In this engaging talk, John and Jennifer discuss the importance of communication and how to develop presence, essence and exude authenticity.

The presentation will explain relationship building concepts and teach project managers how to develop presence, essence, and exude authenticity in their work.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will get a better understanding for the following:

  1. Why is building quality relationships vital for project managers?
  2. Presence and Essence
  3. The factors that enable one to exude authenticity

About the Speakers: John Nocero & Jennifer Rawley

John R. Nocero is a QA & Regulatory Compliance Associate in the Clinical Quality Management Program. John earned a bachelor’s degree from Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, a master’s degree from American Intercontinental University and doctoral degree in public service leadership from Capella University.  He has worked in various roles in clinical research since 2003 and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional.

Jennifer Rawley has over 15 year of healthcare experience in pharmacy and hospital administration. She earned a doctorate of pharmacy from Mercer University and a master’s in business administration from Walden University.  Jennifer is licensed to practice pharmacy in three states (FL/GA/NC) and is a licensed consultant pharmacist in the state of Florida.  She is a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and pursuing fellowship at the American College of Healthcare Executives.  She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Select Specialty Hospital in Durham, NC caring for chronically, critically ill patients.

Meeting Agenda

3:00–3:30 p.m. Networking

3:30–4:30 p.m. Featured Presentation: Relationship Building for Project Managers:  Presence, Essence, and Authenticity