Eva Bauer

Paper and Presentation: Resolve: Leading your team through the tensions to project success

Abstract: How do you navigate your team through the tensions that are both inherent in projects, and those that can arise whenever a group of people work together to accomplish goals?

This workshop provides support to project managers to recognize, anticipate, courageously engage, and effectively lead teams through conflict to success. By using practical strategies and techniques, project managers can analyze and plan the best course of action to proactively lead their team through choppy waters to the solid landing of project success. These techniques help to lower the stress level and to strengthen relationships within the team. At its core, teams are made of individuals who want to contribute to the project’s success by using their talents and expertise. When project managers utilize facilitation and conflict resolution techniques to engage members and to ensure each member is heard, the outcomes are successful deliverables strongly supported by a unified team.

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Biography: Eva Bauer is a project manager, facilitator, and mediator whose passion and expertise is helping leaders and their teams design strategies that capitalize every member’s contribution to project success in a way that manages inherent tensions and strengthens relationships.

Eva is an IT project manager and supervisor for the US Federal Government and also serves as a workplace facilitator and mediator for multiple federal agencies. She believes facilitation and conflict resolution skills are essential for project managers as they are called to lead diverse teams responsible for delivering creative solutions to complex problems.

Eva has certifications in PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), IT project and contract management (FAC-PMP), facilitation, conflict resolution, and conflict coaching. She has over 15 years of experience in project management, facilitation, and conflict resolution after a career in software development and computing engineering.