Live Webinar December 3th, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Presented by the Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Course ID: MDW1288
What Can Children Teach Us about Project Management?
As surprising as it may seem, the art of raising children leverages many of the same skills as managing a project team.
Fostering the growth of a child’s mind requires the creation of a positive atmosphere comprised of love, trust and enablement. Similarly, in working with teams, we strive to create an atmosphere of open communication, collaboration and trust.
This webinar will highlight and examine 7 things you can learn from kids that apply to project management:
- Play group dynamics are a lot like team dynamics – no one should be left out and we should respect the will of the group
- To gain cooperation, timing is everything – never seek it on empty stomachs or after a long day and understanding what motivates others is the key to maintaining collaboration
- Learning moments need to be seized and capitalized on
- How to combat peer pressure – being unique doesn’t mean you don’t fit in
- Working through conflict means learning to work it out — bullying hurts everyone, especially the bullier
- Value everyone’s talents and approach- not everyone learns the same or thinks the same
- Be consistent when applying support, rewards, corrections and routines – it will reduce anxiety and set a pace
About the Presenter: Bonnie Cooper (LinkedIn profile), PMP®, Instructor and Consultant for Corporate Education Group, is a twenty-year information technology professional. In her current role as the Program Director for the Massachusetts Medical Society’s (MMS) Corporate IT Program Office, Bonnie is responsible for coordinating the efforts of project teams, overseeing the implementation of project standards, managing the corporate IT strategic plan, and leading the program to re-engineer the membership platform for MMS.
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