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Thursday, February 5, 2015 — 9:00 AM to Friday, February 6, 2015 — 6:00 PM EST

In this workshop, you will learn the best practices of successful project managers, from inspiring a project team to meeting those crucial deadlines. These are the skills needed to take a project from beginning to end successfully. You will be given time to practice these skills in a supportive learning environment before transferring them to the workplace. 


Key competencies covered: Leadership & Management, Entrepreneurialism

Format: Two-day workshop

Workshop Objectives

Gain a clear understanding of the planning, scheduling, leadership and team-building tools necessary to manage a successful project. Benefit from experiential learning by working in groups to develop a project. 

Learning Outcomes

You will understand:
• Foundational project management principles
• How to get the most from your project team
• How to meet project deadlines

Key Topics

Principles of Project Management and Team Building
• Forming new teams 
• Planning and conducting effective project meetings 
• Utilizing the experience of team members 
• The Strength Deployment Inventory 
• Personal styles of learning and problem solving
• Team agreement on practices and processes
• Team decision making

Leadership
• The role of leaders in decision making
• Leadership behaviours in different situations

Project Planning and Scheduling
• Basics of the Critical Path Method (CPM)
• Work breakdown, time calculations, and shortening the project
• Collaborative techniques and processes 
• Positive project practices and procedures
• Monitoring and reporting progress
• Risk assessment

Review and Discussion
• Constructive criticism for positive results

Cost 
Free
Location 
TC - William M. Tatham Centre for Co-operative Education and Career Action (CECA)
Room 2218
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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