Archive for September 8th, 2011

The PMI Agile Certification

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Live Webinar – September 15, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU Free
This is a 1 hour seminar and attendees will be awarded 1 PDU for participating

It is here. Applications for the PMI Agile Certification pilot started in May and full-blown testing will begin in September 2011. PMI estimates that more than 5,000 people have asked them for more information on the pilot program.

ASPE-SDLC, with our leadership position in both Agile and Project Management training, fell uniquely qualified in providing this primer session to help you prepare yourself to obtain this certification.
Primer Overview:

  • Application Requirements
  • Fees
  • Exam content overview
  • Domains and tasks for Agile Certification
  • Training options
  • Where this certification fits with the Scrum Alliance certifications
  • Q & A

Presenter: David Mantica (LinkedIn profile) – David Mantica has more than 16 years of experience in business to business continuing education in executive, product management, marketing, and operations capacities. He has product managed the initiation, development and delivery of more than 300 instructor-led and live, online training courses, covering topics in the software development life cycle, IT, telecommunications, finance, healthcare IT, and marketing industries. David was instrumental in the development and delivery of the training industry’s first voice over IP (VOIP)-enabled live, instructor-led training course for public consumption.

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Live Webinar September 15 2011 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – $15 USD
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

This webinar is the second in a 6 part series series of Project Leadership vs. Project Management by Solutions Cube. An overview of the information in the 6 Part Series was held September 1st and September 8th was Team Focus and Support. Each module in the series can be taken individually. The entire series qualifies for up up to 7 pdus .

Many people are project managers but few exhibit project leadership skills. Project leadership is one of the dimensions that differentiates effective project managers from non-effective project managers.

Being a leader requires more than managing the mechanics of a project. Effective leaders proactively seek personal growth.

  • Do you anticipate and manage changes and issues?
  • Do you communicate with impact and for commitment?
  • Do you seek demanding opportunities?
  • Do you use your mistakes as an opportunity to learn?

Attend this 1 hour presentation to learn how improving your project leadership is a journey of continuous improvement and starts with self assessment. Discover tips for improvement in one aspect of project leadership – personal growth.

In this 1 hour in-depth webinar participants learn:

  • Differences between project leadership and project management
  • How to assess your project leadership skills in the area of team focus and support**
  • About self-directed learning
  • Healthy approaches for authentic leadership
  • Ways to improve habits that hold you back from being an effective leader
  • Practical tips for:
    • – anticipating and managing changes
    • – communicating with impact and for commitment
  • Developmental activities for personal growth

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.

Who Should Attend This Webinar:

  • General Managers
  • Team Members
  • Project Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Project Leads
  • Program Managers
  • Business Stakeholders
  • Business Leads
  • Facilitators

For more info contact:

Carly Burek at 972.786.0900 or carly.burek@solutionscubegroup.com

http://SolutionsCubeGroup.com

Earn 1 PDU by attending this Webinar. SPACE IS LIMITED. To secure a seat Register Now.

Click to purchase Project Leadership vs. Project Management Series 2 of 6: Personal Growth

The Truth About Social Learning

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Live Webinar – September 14, 2011 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Training Magazine
Duration: 1 Hour 1 Category C Free PDU

“Social learning” and “informal learning” are among the training industry’s hottest phrases these days. But there’s so much confusion over what they mean, and what they mean to those of us in the business.

A few truths:

  • Social learning isn’t new.
  • Social learning isn’t necessarily ‘managed’, ‘launched’, ‘controlled’, or ‘measured’.
  • People in the workplace are learning all the time – without us.
  • Those people likely don’t think of what they’re doing as “learning”.

In this session we’ll spend some time looking at real examples of social and informal learning as it happens in workplaces all the time, every day. Along the way we’ll generate some ideas for locating, supporting and facilitating social learning opportunities toward the greater goal of enhancing organizational performance.

Speaker: Jane Bozarth (LinkedIn profile), Ph.D., eLearning Director of the State of North Carolina

Dr. Jane Bozarth has been a training practitioner since 1989. In her years with North Carolina, USA state government she has served as Staff Development Specialist for DHHS, the Training Director for the Department of Justice, and the E-Learning Coordinator for the NC Office of State Personnel. Jane’s specialty, finding low-cost ways of creating or purchasing quality e-learning solutions, led to publication of E-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring: Help for the Chronically Underfunded Trainer (Pfeiffer Essential Resources for Training and HR Professionals) and Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint. Her third book, From Analysis to Evaluation, with CD-ROM: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Trainers, was published in 2008. Her newest Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning (Essential Tools Resource) book is now available.

Click to register for The Truth About Social Learning

Courageous Leadership for Women

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Webinar And Book
Live Webinar September 16, 2011 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Presented by: Linkage
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU Free
Book – Earn Up to 7 PDUs for reading Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, & Get Results 284 pages

Courage Goes To Work gives the conviction that ordinary individuals can achieve extraordinary results. – Joe Forehand, retired Chairman and CEO of Accenture

Hover over this link to hear Bill Treasurer speak about his book. 3 min 39 Sec

Please NOTE: The Video shows Bill High Diving while on fire.

Webinar Information

Though long overdue, women are increasingly moving into leadership roles. Consequently, women have more opportunities to shape the workplace in a meaningful way.

Making the most of those opportunities will take persistence, persuasiveness, and leadership. It will also take courage.

This webinar will highlight courage as the most important leadership virtue, and provide strategies that women can apply in workplace settings to broaden their leadership influence. Specific examples about courageous women leaders will be used to illustrate the concepts.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why courage is essential to career and organizational success
  • Current data about the debilitating impacts of fear on performance
  • Examples of courageous women at work
  • The differences between two different leadership dispositions, Fillers (encouragement) and Spillers (discouragement)
  • Tips on how women can be more courageous at work, and how they can inspire more courageous behavior among those they lead

PDU Category C documentation details (for the Webinar or the Book):

Process Groups: Executing

Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 9 – Human Resources

  • 4.3 Direct and Monitor Project Execution
  • 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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Courageous Leadership for Women

Book Information

Earn Up To 7 Category C PDUs for Reading:
Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, & Get Results

  • How can you fill people with enough confidence that they’ll set aside their fears and do extraordinary things?
  • What can you do to put courage to work for you and the people you lead?

Courage Goes to Work focuses on building workforce courage. Why? Because when courage goes to work, workers they take on more challenging or complex projects. When courage goes to work people actively seek out tasks that stretched their skills and capabilities. When courage goes to work speak up more frequently, forcefully, and truthfully. When courage goes to work people say “yes” to company changes with more enthusiasm. When courage goes to work people are less risk-averse, less self-conscious, and less apathetic.

Courage Goes to Work categorizes courageous acts into three large “buckets.” These courage buckets are:

  1. TRY Courage:TRY Courage is the courage of initiative and action. It’s what you’re talking about when you say you want people to “step up to the plate”. TRY Courage can be seen in “first attempts”—for example, whenever you attempt a new, skill-stretching, or pioneering tasks. Volunteering to lead a tough or risky project is a demonstration of TRY Courage.
  2. TRUST Courage:TRUST Courage is the courage that it takes to relinquish control and rely on others. When you talk of wanting employees to embrace company changes more enthusiastically, it is TRUST Courage that you want people to have. When you have TRUST Courage, you give people the benefit of the doubt, instead of questioning the motives and intentions of those around you.
  3. TELL Courage:TELL Courage is the courage of “voice,” and involves speaking with candor and conviction, especially when the opinions expressed run counter to the group’s. When your TELL Courage is activated, you assert yourself more willingly and confidently. Your TELL Courage is at work when you tactfully but truthfully provide tough feedback to others, or when you raise your hand and ask for help, or when you fess up about mistakes you’ve made before others find out.

About Bill Treasurer- Bill Treasurer is founder of Giant Leap Consulting, and the author of Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results, an internationally bestselling book about how to build workforce courage. Bill is widely recognized as pioneer in the new organizational development practice of “courage-building.” Bill is also a former member of the U.S. High Diving Team, and performed over 1500 high dives from heights that scaled to over 100 feet. His insights about workplace courage have been featured in over 100 national newspapers and magazines.

Bill has worked with many renowned organization including, Accenture, NASA, Spanx, the US Forest Service, CDC, PNC Bank, Highmark, American Family Insurance, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.