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Live Webinar February 2nd, 2015 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presented by the Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Course ID:  MDW1279

Making business decisions is your most important function as a leader-and your riskiest. Your personal brand is made or broken by the quality of your decisions. Are your decisions as solid as they could be?

In this webinar, you will learn how to apply strategic decision-making processes in order to reduce risk and choose the best course of action for the project, team, the organization, and you. You’ll learn the steps necessary in making strategic decisions align with business objectives as well as how to address a range of challenges that every leader encounters.

Learning objectives include:

  • Distinguish between strategic thinking, planning and decision making and identify when to use each skill appropriately
  • Develop insight into your individual decision-making style
  • Utilize tools for solving problems and making sound decisions
  • Systematically prepare for your most important decisions
  • Determine the appropriate level of stakeholder involvement in your decision-making process

About the presenter:  Michele Gravelle,  BS MA (LinkedIn profile) is also a contributing author to Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership and owner of Successful Conversations Now.  She has over 20 years experience working with internationally-acclaimed thought leaders in the fields of negotiation, relationship management, and communication. Michele delivers corporate training focused on helping individuals within organizations cultivate their leadership capabilities through developing personal mastery of their communication skills.

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Live Webinar February 3rd, 2015 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

This webinar explores current research on gamification:

  • What can be learned,
  • What are the benefits, and …
  • How it can be applied to the workplace.

Presenter: David Herron (LinkedIn profile)

Click to register for Game On: How The Gamer Generation and Gamification Will Impact The Future Of Business

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Live Webinar February 3rd, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Presented by:  Human Capital Institute
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU

Do YOU Drive Employee Engagement?

Research shows us that engaged employees are twice as likely to work hard and to go the extra mile for customers, three times as likely to stay for the next two years, and ten times as likely to be willing to take a pay cut than employees who are not engaged.

Those numbers add up to bottom-line results.

Apart from the employees themselves, whose responsibility is it to fuel the discretionary effort which leads to increased productivity and performance? Managers can make a real difference when it comes to engagement.

There are multiple touch points on any given day that give managers the opportunity to reinforce engagement and affect performance.

This Session is a highly-interactive and provocative exploration of what companies can do to stimulate engagemen

Learn:

  1. The cost (real and otherwise) of disengagement
  2. The necessity for organizations to align mission and values so employees feel connected and perform at their peak
  3. Two immediate steps to cultivate the best in your employees that increase engagement and impact your bottom-line

Presenters:

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 9 – Human Resources

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 9.4 Manage Project Team

As a Category C ‘Self Directed Learning Activity’ remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your ‘PDU Audit Trail Folder’

Click to register for Hand Managers the Keys To Drive Employee Engagement

The Zen of Software Architecture

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Live Webinar February 3rd, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C Free
Presented by : O’Reilly Webcasts

NOTE: This session my be extended to 90 min.

For the beginner architect, there are many options for doing pretty much anything. But for the Master architect, there are only a few.

In this dense webcast Juval Lowy will explain his approach to large system analysis and design, using volatility to decompose a system into its comprising services.

Juval will contrast it with the most common mistake done in architecture, using functionality to identify services.

These are universal design principles, and Juval will use examples from software and non-software systems alike.

You will also see how to overcome the real hurdles architects face perusing volatility-based decomposing, simple and practical techniques for identifying areas of volatility, common telltale signs or “smells” when your design is still functional when using the Method, IDesign’s approach for system architecture.

Presenter: Juval Lowy (O’Reilly bio) is founder of IDesign, a master software architect specializing in system and project design and iMicrosoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley. Juval is the author of COM and .NET Component Services (O’Reilly Windows) & Programming WCF Services: Mastering WCF and the Azure AppFabric Service Bus. He participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. Juval is a frequent keynote speaker. Microsoft has ecognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world’s top experts and industry leaders.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 5 – Scope

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 5.2 Define Scope

As a Category C ‘Self Directed Learning Activity’ remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your ‘PDU Audit Trail Folder’

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Live Webinar – January 29th, 2015 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Offered by BATimes (Diversified Business Communications REP 1811)
Duration 1 Hr 1 Cat A PDU/CDUs – Free  PDU / CDU

Discover the secrets to  virtual meetings!

Angela will discuss tools and techniques that will show us how to stop the multi-tasking and make virtual meetings more effective.

Yes, there are things you can do to stop others from multi-tasking, and make those virtual meetings a great use of everyone’s time!

Virtual meetings are here to stay and are a part of our work – But …

  • Why are they so painful?
  • Why is everyone multi-tasking?
  • How do we get everyone to participate, even quiet personalities, across borders, and between timezones?
  • How can we neutralize strong personalities and bring out the quiet ones?
  • How can we engage and collaborate better with virtual tools?

If you are asking these questions, come discover the tools and techniques that will change how you facilitate conference calls.

Course Learning Objectives Include:

  • Learn the secrets to why people multi-task on calls
  • Learn what tools and techniques will get them to stop
  • Learn about tools to innovate and kick your virtual meetings up a notch

With the Course You Will Receive:

  • Access to the Live and Recorded Version of Webinar
  • Personalized Certificate of Attendance
  • Copy of Presentation Slides

Presenter: Angela Wick (LinkedIn profile) After more than 15 years of consulting, mentoring and teaching, Angela knows that great BAs transform organizations. Angela encourages BAs to be agents of change. She helps BAs develop the skills they need to inspire collaboration, creativity and innovation. Get free BA tips and trends by following Angela on Twitter @WickAng or by visiting http://www.angelawick.com/.

Click to register for Virtual Requirements Meetings: Kick ‘em Up A Notch!

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Live Webinar January 28th, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
By: Corporate Education Group ( REP 1011 ) Course Id: BAW1302
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

When it comes to running a requirements workshop, the business analyst is in a bit of a tough situation; it’s hard to facilitate a group and to get the requirements at the same time.

Meetings drag on and on, users change their minds, they can’t agree amongst themselves, or the scope keeps changing.

In this webinar, you’ll learn some key facilitation techniques to make your working sessions with users more effective.

Learning objectives include:

  • A simple and straight forward technique to plan an effective requirements gathering session
  • What to do before the workshop to make the session successful
  • How to keep the workshop focused and moving
  • Tips and techniques for dealing with difficult situations like the non-stop talker, the dominator, and the quiet one and the group that can’t agree on anything

About the presenter: Phil Vincent (LinkedIn profile), PMP®, CBAP®, Certified ScrumMaster, and Certified Rational Solution Designer, is a professional coach and consultant to business analysis and project management professionals in organizations all across the United States and Canada. Phil also teaches business analysis programs to professionals, and will draw on these experiences to provide you with proven techniques for effectively collaborating with your project stakeholders to elicit accurate requirements.

Click to register for Business Analyst and Facilitator: Yes, You Can Be Both!