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February Monthly Chapter Meeting:

7 Strategies of Relationship-Centered Leadership

Presented by: Matt Alfonso


Matt is a Leadership Coach and the Founder of Culture Through Leadership. He started his career as a Physical Education teacher in Arlington, VA. He then taught overseas for four years in Paraguay and China. Upon returning to the U.S., he coached college basketball at Bard College for five years. 

Matt started his coaching business as a Mindfulness Coach and then transitioned into Leadership Coaching. He combines lessons from coaching elite athletes and training top business leaders to provide an impactful experience for the audience. 

Presentation Overview:

Relationship-centered Leadership involves building meaningful and productive relationships to raise performance and develop team members. Relationships are at the core of Leadership. You must first create a strong relationship to influence and lead your team effectively. 

The seven strategies that are covered provide a foundation for your Leadership. Implementing these will improve performance, engagement, morale, and retention.

This interactive presentation is designed to help you reflect on how you currently manage relationships and discover new techniques to enhance your Leadership.


  • Increase understanding of the elements required to build and maintain meaningful relationships.
  • Develop leadership skills in critical areas such as appreciation, accountability, and empowerment. 
  • Have leaders develop an action plan to enhance their Leadership.

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March Monthly Chapter Meeting:

PPM Tool Selection Abstract

Presented by:  Philip Robson


Job Title: IT Program Director, Enterprise Program Management Office, Technology Business Office
Employer: Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
City/State of Residence: South Abington, PA

Philip Robson is a leading expert in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool implementations, known for his ability to blend technology with strategic business objectives and outcomes. He has demonstrated competencies in implementing PPM systems such as Planview, ServiceNow, and Microsoft Project. He is currently running a large PPM software selection project.

Career Highlights/Past Employment:
From Accenture to Geisinger Health Systems, Phil's career is marked by a commitment to leveraging PPM best practices to drive business transformation and growth. He has been a project manager for over 20 years, led multiple PMOs, set up a Technology Business Of ice, and designed an Enterprise-Wide Program Management Office. His primary focus has been Government, Chemicals, Media and Entertainment, and Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions.

Master of Science, Healthcare Leadership
Master of Engineering, Industrial Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering
Institutions: Brown University, Lehigh University

Phil's professional development is evidenced by his numerous certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP), Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), highlighting his project management related expertise.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Phil is a devoted father and a three-term-elected Pennsylvania official, demonstrating his leadership and commitment to community service.

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The PMI Binghamton Chapter hosts monthly member meetings. Guest speakers present varying topics of interest to the project management community. 

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