June Monthly Luncheon

June 20, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails
1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
Venue website


Join us on Thursday, June 20, to hear Colonel Charles Skipper speak about Why Project Managers Must Master Emotional Intelligence! 

Why Project Managers Must Master Emotional Intelligence

Everyday, all across the world, in businesses large and small, we observe a variety of Project Managers. Some are wildly successful, drawing peers and other constituents to want to join their teams. Others seem to muddle/struggle along, despite being responsible for exciting and well funded projects. Growing research indicates the differences in performance to be due to the Emotional Intelligence of the Leader/Project Manager. This presentation will explore the basics of emotional intelligence and show why the mood and actions and behavior of the leader can resonate with followers and create the spark of success.

About Colonel Charles O Skipper

harles O. Skipper; PhD, PE, PMP
Colonel, United States Marine Corps (Ret)
Emeritus Professor of Engineering Leadership and Program Management, The Citadel

Colonel Skipper was born on December 6, 1949 at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, North Carolina.  He is the son of Master Sergeant and Mrs. Olan P. Skipper.  Colonel Skipper earned a BS in Civil Engineering at The Citadel (1971), Masters in Civil Engineering at The University of South Carolina (1972), and PhD in Civil Engineering at Clemson University (2004).  His dissertation was a study of the Leadership Behaviors of Top Performing Engineer Project Managers.  He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in The Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of South Carolina; and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by The Project Management Institute (PMI). 

Colonel Skipper served 28 years of active military service, achieving the Rank of Colonel, United States Marine Corps.  During his military career he served in a variety of progressively responsible command and staff leadership positions in Engineering, Logistics, Research & Development, and Human Resources; with peacetime and combat experience.  He served as a Commanding Officer twice at each of the ranks of Captain, Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel.  During Operation DESERT STORM he commanded the 8th Engineer Support Battalion.  Upon completion of active military service, Dr. Skipper served in leadership positions at The South Carolina Department of Transportation, Johns Hopkins University, and The Medical University of South Carolina.  His last position was in The Citadel School of Engineering, where he taught both Undergraduate and Graduate courses in Civil Engineering, Project Management, Engineering Management, and Leadership.  He has authored over 20 journal articles, with a special interest in Leadership Development, Technical Project Management, and Emotional Intelligence.  At The Citadel Dr. Skipper stood up and became the first Chair of the Department of Engineering Leadership and Program Management, helped establish the Masters of Science in Project Management and Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering programs, and orchestrated the MSPM attaining PMI GAC Accreditation.

Dr. Skipper retired from the Citadel in January 2018 and was named an Emeritus Professor of Engineering Leadership and Program Management.  He and his wife of 41 years, Janice Lipe Skipper of Camelot Tennessee, reside at Folly Beach, South Carolina.  They have 3 children, and 1 grandchild (so far).  Among many other volunteer activities, he is serving as co-chair of the PFC Ralph Johnson, USMC, Medal Of Honor, Scholarship.




$30.00 Member Ticket
$25.00 Earlybird rate before June 17

$40.00 Guest Ticket
$35.00 Earlybird rate before June 17

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