Alamo PMI Monthly Meeting - In Person - October

This Registration is for In Person Meeting Only

6:00pm New Member Orientation

6:15pm Dinner Service Begins

7:00pm Speaker Presentation Starts

Improve PM Team Performance

Presentation Description

Communication between project management team members is a critical element to project team success. However, what we learn in school is how to speak to people, not how to connect and interrelate with people. What results is incomplete communication and debilitating crucial conversations. These can undermine trust and torpedo team performance.

Understanding ones DISC Personality Style, and that of others, highlights the strengths and challenges of each person in relation to interpersonal communication. Considering these reduces confusion, confrontations and improves team performance.

Presentation Objectives

In this presentation, you will:

1. Understand their personality style and features of that style

2. Recognize the personality style of others

3. Learn how to communicate with others based upon their style

4. Learn the five connecting practices

5. Apply this to the Project Management Team Communication Triangle element


Don Gleason

Don Gleason is a 27-yr Air Force Civil Engineer veteran and 9-yr consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. During those 36-yrs he led project and program teams that include the $12.7B Iraq Reconstruction Program in 2004 while on active duty and finding 15% costs savings on the $20B Dept of Energy Contract for Pantex Plant and Y-12 Complex. Those efforts required working with personnel from various nationalities, personalities, generations, and experiences. His success is attributed to his ability to communicate as the situation required. Today Don is a communication expert, working with organizations to elevate their team performance through improved communications leveraging his expertise and certification as a Maxwell Leadership Executive Director.


MS - Strategic Studies, Army War College, 2001-02

MS - Operational Studies, Air Command and Staff College

1996-97 MS - Environmental and Engineering Mgt, AF Institute of Technology, 1992-93

BS - Civil and Environmental Engineering, U of Wisconsin - Madison, 1977-82

Project Management Professional (PMP), 2013

Change Management Advanced Practitioner, 2010

Professional Engineer, State of Ohio, 1992

Military Officers Association of America, Lifetime Member

Society of American Military Engineers, 1987-present

  • San Antonio Post, Leadership and Mentoring Director, 2022-23
  • San Antonio Psot, Leadership Lab Co-Director, 2019-23

Project Management Institute, Alamo Chapter, 2013-2021

Board Chair and Member, American Red Cross, Central and South Texas Chapter, 2013-2020

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Type of category: Monthly Chapter Meeting

Type of activity:

Start Date: October 25th, 2023

Hours/Session (CST): 6:00PM to 8:30PM



Students: $30.00

Members: $45.00

Non members: $45.00


Norris Convention Center 618 NW Loop 410, Suite #207 San Antonio, TX 78216