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Live Webinar July 10th, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011) Course ID: BAW1320
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Get more out of your requirements interviews and make better use of time for both you and your stakeholders with some simple, but highly effective techniques that will dramatically improve your interviewing skills.

This webinar will provide tips for business analysts on how to better facilitate interviews and elicit solid requirements.

The key to this process improvement is making sure you ask the right types of questions by appropriate preparation, sequencing and delivery.

Interviewing is the cornerstone of elicitation techniques, and when done properly will reveal the answers you need.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify the right stakeholders to interview and what you need to know
  • Create a requirements questionnaire and prepare to ask the right types of questions
  • How to properly engage the stakeholder and build a relationship
  • Capture stakeholder responses
  • Plan for follow-up and maintain the relationship
  • Review lessons learned to improve for your next interview

Presenter: Terrell Smith (LinkedIn profile), MPA, PMP, CBAP  With over 25 years of experience in a wide range of project management and business analysis assignments, he brings concepts to life in a practical and easy to apply manner. Terrell has assisted clients in the development of project management methodologies, risk assessments, quality management, agile methods, problem solving, rescuing troubled projects, implementing business analysis best practices, and team building.

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Live Webinar July 10th, 2015 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – $20 USD PDU
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

This webinar is first in a Five part series series on People Management by Solutions Cube.  Although this module is a part of the series – each module in the series can be taken individually.

Learn tried and true tips for interviewing candidates, hiring the right people, and establishing that first good impression.

  1. Are you asking the right questions when you conduct an interview?
  2. How do you know that a job applicant is the right person for the job?
  3. If you decide to make that job offer, do you understand what the hiring and on-boarding processes are?
  4. What do you need to do to ensure your new employee immediately feels valued and part of the team?

“Wrong Hires” can be very costly not only to the organization but can cause problems with the scheduling of your project! Join this session for Real World Tips and Techniques on Interviewing and Hiring people.

In this 1 hour in-depth webinar participants learn:

  • Why a good job description is important
  • Tips for reviewing resumes and finding the right candidate.
  • The right questions to ask the candidate at the interview.
  • How to make an offer the candidate can’t refuse.
  • How to prepare for your new employee’s first day.

Who Should Attend This Course:

  • Prospective and New Managers
  • Business, Account and Product Line Managers
  • Executives and Technical Managers
  • Human Resource Professionals

EARN 1 PDU after viewing this webinar

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Live Webinar July 9th, 2015 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by:  Human Capital Institute
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU

Rewards & Recognition Can Be Hard To Get Just Right!

Organizations get more of what they reinforce. But few capitalize on the strategic benefits of their recognition programs as a key cultural driver.

Every organization has a carefully crafted vision. But once the mission, vision and value statements have all been vetted and tested, how does HR insure the organization is intentionally, and authentically moving in the desired direction?

The solutions lie in what gets recognized, how and why, and the impact of that on the culture you get tomorrow.

The current-state-culture is hard at work reinforcing elements that naturally attract some talents and repel others. Future-state-culture is a yearning yet to be realized, with minimal power to attract.

The reward and recognition system stands ready. Will it attract or repel the talent you need for the culture you are trying to create? Can you get the right recognition to the MicroCultures, where energy is created and applied?

Recognition by managers tends to be scarce and generic. Yet your future-state-culture depends on each manager’s ability to reinforce the talent and performance of each individual. Sadly, a most often overlooked and underleveraged element in that model is the right recognition and rewards.

Join this webcast to learn:

  • How your recognition and reward system affects the energy level in your culture.
  • How to use your reward and recognition systems strategically, to attract the talent you need for the culture you want to create.

Presented by: Kathleen Sorensen (LinkedIn profile) PhDSenior Partner, The Coffman Organization, Inc.

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

  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • 9.2 Acquire Project Team
  • 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”

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Live Webinar July 10th, 2015 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: .5 Hour Credits: .5 PDU/CDU Category C – Free PDU/CDU
Presented by: Watermark Learning (REP 1025)

NOTE: Although Watermark Learning is an REP they have chosen to have participants record their sessions as a Category C Activity. For more information contact Watermark Learning or see their “Self Reporting” page.

Thinking About A BA Certification?

Many Project Managers are looking to increase their skill set by adding proven Business Analysis techniques to their playbook.

This event is a free chat session using webinar technology. It features written questions and live answers by an experienced CBAP from Watermark Learning.

Topics include anything related to IIBA’s certifications you want, ranging from the CBAP or CCBA application to the exams to re-certification.

Speaker : Dayle Beyer, (LinkedIn profile) PMP, CBAP, ACC, PMI-RMP, IT-SVM has inspired excellence by providing international best practice tools and techniques for project management, business analysis, to drive successful organizational change initiatives. Contributor to the PMI-SP Exam Success Series: MP3 Audio Flashcards and Discovering the PMBOK Guide Dayle has served in executive roles for information technology and telecommunications solution providers, and is a board member of the Chicagoland Coach Federation.

PDU Category C documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.3 Develop 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’

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Online Webinar - Recorded May 7th, 2015
Presented by:  Training Magazine
Duration: 1 Hour 1  Category C  PDU – Free PDU

In nearly every organization, leaders are being held accountable to do something they cannot do-motivate others. Leaders can’t motivate people, because people are already motivated.

The question is not if a person is motivated but why.

This realization always leads to an epiphany for training and human resource practitioners. HR’s dependence on carrots and sticks to motivate people had become common practice because we didn’t understand the true nature of human motivation.

Now we do, thanks to thought leaders like Dan Pink and his blockbuster book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

Letting go of carrots and sticks has been a challenge.

HR leaders know:

  1. All about Dan Pink’s work,
  2. They know what they’ve been doing doesn’t work, and …
  3. They know managers aren’t successful at motivating people. But they haven’t understood what their alternatives are.

Understand viable alternatives to “Carrots & Sticks” on three levels:

  1. Individual (employees).
    • At this level, motivation is a skill. HR can teach employees the skills of motivation so they can thrive in any environment, even if the organization’s systems haven’t changed yet.
  2. Interpersonal (leaders).
    • HR can help leaders adjust their interpersonal interactions with employees – the way they set goals, have conversations, etc. – in ways that prime the pump for optimal motivation.
  3. Organization.
    • At some point, our systems are going to need to change – the systems around reward and recognition, compensation, job design, etc. What’s exciting is that until those systems change, we can still work at the individual and interpersonal, 1-to-1 level.

Join Susan in this dynamic presentation and learn what motivation is really all about!

Presenter : Susan Fowler (LinkedIn profile) Senior Consulting Partner The Ken Blanchard Companies is co author with Ken Blanchard of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Self Leadership. In this captivating business parable, Susan tells the story of a young advertising executive who is about to lose his job. During a series of talks with a gifted magician he comes to realize the power of taking responsibility for his situation and not playing the victim. Passing along the knowledge learned from the One Minute Manager, the magician teaches the three skills of self leadership. These three techniques not only empower him to keep his job but show him what he needs to know in order to keep growing, learning, and achieving.

Susan’s other bestselling books are:

BE SURE TO :  Check out Susan Fowlers website  it has great resources including the ability to Download a free  chapter of Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work.  Reading chapter is worth up to 1 Category C PDU.

ALSO:  The Ken Blanchard Companies offers training associated with the content of the webinar and the book.

A Little Bit More About Dan Pink:

Daniel Pink, author of the bestselling books  A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future and Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,  is known for his visionary flare. Dan convincingly argues that business and everyday life will soon be dominated by right-brain thinkers.

Daniel Pink’s other best sellers include Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself the follow up book The 7 Dirty Words of the Free Agent Workforce and his most popular book The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media.

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

  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • 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”

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Live Webinar July 10th, 2015 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hr Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

Strategic plans are typically created annually for many organizations, often times as a result of management or their staff scrambling to pull together budget numbers and a quick list of projects to justify spending the budget dollars. The Strategic Plan then sits on a shelf and becomes stale or outdated rather than influencing future work.

Join us for this free 1 hour webinar and learn about 4 cored components that will allow your Strategic Plans to become flexible vehicles for change.

In this 1 hour in-depth webinar participants learn:

  • Creating and leveraging a current state organizational assessment
  • Why its important to differentiate the corporation’s mission from its vision
  • Creating action plans for achieving realistic objectives
  • Keeping the Strategic Plan relevant and current

Solutions Cube Group webinars are presented by experienced staff members and partners who have over 30 years of experience managing projects and developing and running facilitated project meetings and delivering project management training courses.

EARN 1 PDU after viewing this webinar

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