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2016-10-19 Print

CEO of StartHuman to Discuss the Key to Effective Feedback

Amber Barnes to speak at Project Management Institute in Reno, NV, on Tuesday October 25th at 5:30 p.m. PST Barnes' presentation is titled, "The Science of Feedback - Three Essentials for Every Project Leader."


How effective is feedback? Research has proven that when properly delivered, feedback significantly enhances both performance and achievement. In this talk, Amber Barnes will discuss the science of feedback and the three essentials for project managers.

Feedback is arguably one of the most important competencies needed for leadership and performance management. It is a process that derives high performance, fuels motivation and when done effectively strengthens and improves relationships. Unfortunately, feedback is also among the most difficult competencies to master. We live in a culture where soft skills are minimized. Most people are lucky if they receive training on how to give feedback, let alone how to receive feedback.

As a result of this presentation, participants will walk away with:

• Ways to self-manage and receive feedback well
• A model for promoting high quality motivation during feedback
• Four skills for creating psychological safety with feedback

Amber Barnes is founder and CEO of StartHuman, a leadership development company on a mission to re-humanize the workplace. Her passion for effective leadership started at an early age and transitioned into a career after entering the Fortune 50 world.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Amber was a learning and sales development consultant and branch manager at Wells Fargo. Before transitioning into financial services, she was head of HR, operations and marketing for a chain of funeral homes. Amber is trained as an organization development practitioner and educator. She received her MS in Organization Development and BS in Elementary and Special Education. Additionally, Amber is certified to facilitate the work of Ken Blanchard and Brené Brown as well as several personality and behavior assessments.

A native Nevadan, Amber is passionate about giving back and supporting community development. She is the founder of the Conscious Capitalism Northern Nevada Chapter and has served as a board member for Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevadas and Komen Northern Nevada. Barnes' presentation is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, October 25th.

Meeting Location:

Twisted Fork Restaurant
1191 Steamboat Pkwy
Reno, NV 89521

For registration and more information, visit

About Project Management Institute - Northern Nevada

PMI-NNV is a local chapter of the world's leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Our local chapter has close to 150 members, and there are more than half a million members and credential holders total in over 185 countries. Our charter is to advocate locally our globally-recognized project management standards and credentials, our extensive research program, and our professional development opportunities. These products and services are the basis of greater recognition and acceptance of project management's successful role in governments, organizations, academia and industries.

Contact Info
Carla Fair-Wright
P.O. Box 18716 Reno, NV 89511

Phone: 7133010206