Project Communications and Stakeholder Management November 9, 2016

This course qualifies for 14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute.

Communicating effectively and efficiently is one of the most critical skills in today’s workplace. This course examines how good communication keeps scope creep to a minimum, ensures project requirements stay aligned, and mitigates issues that could delay a project.

In this workshop, you will:

• Learn practical, proven communications strategies, techniques and best practices
• Explore real-life examples to see where pitfalls lie and how a team’s efficiency can be improved
• Discover tools that make stakeholder communications more efficient and more manageable

Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Models and goals of communication
• Identifying project stakeholders and their expectations
• Communications planning and managing communications

For instructor bios, please visit our Exec Ed Instructor page.

Leadership Skills for the Project Manager November 9, 2016

This course qualifies for 14 PDUs through the Project Management Institute.

Project managers need to manage but they also must lead. In this course you investigate the differences between management and leadership skills and focus on applying those skills within a project team environment. In addition, you learn how to influence others even when you have neither positional power nor “legitimate” authority to work with. You will also discover ways to motivate others when you do not have access to traditional management levers. Other topics include addressing team dysfunction, having difficult conversations and reward and recognition. This course will also touch on the challenges of leading virtual teams.

In this workshop, you will:

• Learn to distinguish between management and leadership skills, and how leadership is applied in a project environment
• Discover how to apply value-based and situational leadership
• Gain insight into how to influence and persuade, and how to manage up without limiting your own career

Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Determining your leadership style
• Challenges and impacts of reward and recognition programs
• Developing governance structures

For instructor bios, please visit our Exec Ed Instructor page.

PMP/CAPM Certification Preparation (4-Day Boot Camp) August 8, 2016

This course qualifies for 35 PDUs from the Project Management Institute.

This workshop prepares you to write the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam and provides the educational credits required for new applications.

In this workshop, you get:
• A review of PMBOK subject matter and PMI knowledge areas, such as time, cost, risk, quality, and communications management
• A 1000-page reference binder covering all exam topics and the PMP/CAPM Exam Prep Study Guide
• Exam simulation software to gauge your readiness to take the exam

Topics include, but are not limited to:
• The Project Management Framework
• Integration and scope; time and cost; risk and quality; human resource and procurement management

For instructor bios, please visit our Exec Ed Instructor page.

Project Management Fundamentals July 6, 2016

This course qualifies for 14 PDUs through the Project Management Institute.

This two-day introductory course uses a hands-on approach to enhance your competencies in the science of project management planning and control as well as in the art of interpersonal skills, communications and stakeholder management. Project Management has a broad relevance to all sectors and industries as the managerial approach of choice for adding value to one’s organization. The methods you will learn will be applicable and relevant to your work and promote a greater likelihood of success in achieving the results and benefits you desire.

In this workshop, you will:
• Learn how to deliver projects on time, on budget and in scope
• Discover how to assist project team members to meet or exceed stakeholder expectations
• Gain key insights into communications management

Topics include, but are not limited to:
• Core concepts of a project, project management and communications planning
• Project life cycles and frameworks
• Resource management, project change control and project close out

For instructor bios, please visit our Exec Ed Instructor page.