Program Number: C02020210119
Personal Growth – A Leadership Essential For Best In Class Project Management
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.75
Strategic - 0.75
Technical - 0.0
Kalpana Patel is a management consultant, and President of her own consulting firm, Excellence Management Consulting, LLC, offering Executive Coaching, Leadership Team Training and Operations Management consulting services.
Enriched with a successful career of 40 years, of which the first 10 years were teaching under-graduate college physics. During her 30-year corporate career following that, she has held several leadership positions, building and grooming teams of young professionals from the ground up.. She has built a PMO from the ground up, setup an offshore development center from the ground up, defined best practices for communications and team work at small start-up companies, working closely with the C-suite of leadership in a variety of industry verticals, including Telecommunications (working for the Bell System and few incumbents), Global Banking, Cyber-Security and Educational Assessment.
Besides running her consulting firm during her retirement years, Kalpana is also spending her retirement on philanthropy, and sits on the Board for several non-profits, including Young Audiences of NJ and Eastern Pennsylvania, Grounds For Sculpture and NJ State Museum.
A six sigma green belt and ITIL certified professional, Kalpana holds a Master’s degree in Solid State Physics, and a Master’s degree in Computer & Information Systems from NJIT, Newark NJ. Kalpana, with her family including her husband and daughter has been a NJ resident for 35 years.