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Live Webinar – July 31st, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EDT
Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category C 1 PDU- Free PDU

During the project intake process all projects are considered critical, all others never get approved. So how do you decide which “critical” projects are most critical?

These decisions are typically made politically, emotionally or without consistency.

The Impact:

  • Poor resource utilization
  • Frustrated resources
  • Projects not aligned with strategic objectives
  • Higher risk and lower ROI

Solution Q invites you to attend a webinar demonstrating a balanced approach to prioritizing initiatives. Projects affect many aspects of your business; all factors should be considered when taking on a new project. Learn the prioritization secrets of successful companies using a Project Portfolio Management mentality.

The Result:

  • Decreased risk
  • Higher ROI
  • Optimized resource utilization
  • Maximum aggregate value of projects

Who should attend this webinar?
Managers/Directors of PMOs, Project Managers

NOTE: You may have to hit the MORE… link to register for this session on the registration page.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning, Monitoring & Controlling
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

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  How to Prioritize Projects When Each One is Critical

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Live Webinar July 30th, 2014 – 1:00 Pm to 2:00 pm EDT
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Course ID: MDW1297

Some people, upon their arrival at this place called MANAGEMENT, believe they can rest on their laurels.

Truth is, there is much more to learn and much more growing that has to take place.

The job requires new knowledge, new skills, and new behaviors, and managers need go after learning opportunities whenever and wherever they can find them.

Here are three ways to grow into a really great manager:

  • Seed – get feedback from all levels to gain insight into your performance
  • Feed – get smarter: Go after your own learning and development
  • Weed – get rid of unwanted behaviors

Presenter: Casey Mitchell, (LinkedIn profile) is Founder and Principal of Waybridge Associates, Inc. Casey’s primary focus is on management learning and development and working with new managers who want to make a successful transition into move into leadership roles. Prior to founding Waybridge Associates, Casey was human resource development manager at Marshalls Department Stores.

Click to register for Growth Spurt! Three Ways to Become a Great Manager

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Live Webinar – July 29th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EDT
Presented by: Eclipse Project Portfolio Management
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDUs Credits: Category C 1 PDU- Free PDU

Resource availability is a key source of negative risk to projects. Even if your project has well-defined scope and validated activity effort estimates, if the resources you are provided are working on multiple projects and operational activities, predictability of schedule outcomes is poor.

This webinar will review some options for responding to this risk from both a systemic and project-focused perspective.

LESSONS LEARNED:

  1. Understand the criticality of uncertain resource availability on project outcomes.
  2. Learn which approaches for getting better knowledge of resource availability won’t work in your organization.
  3. Gain a better understanding of the pros and cons of the practices that can successfully incorporate resource availability uncertainty into project planning and tracking.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Initiating  & Executing, Planning
Knowledge Areas: 11 – Risk

  • 11.1  Plan Risk Management
  • 11.2  Identify Risks
  • 11.5  Plan Risk Responses

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”

Who should attend this webinar?
Managers/Directors of PMOs, Project Managers

NOTE: You may have to hit the MORE… link to register for this session on the registration page.

Click to register for  Managing Uncertainty in Resource Availability

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Live Webinar – July 29th 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Note: Although ASPE is an REP presentations may have to be recorded as a Cat C PDU Event – Contact Traci Lester Marketing Specialist at ASPE for more information

In the business world, we hear a lot about technology and disruption, and their many challenges. But we’re also starting to hear more about pitfalls related to the human side of business…gaps in the “soft skills” that are equally critical to successful people and companies.

Although many of these skills gaps are nothing new, they are more relevant than ever, and in some cases have been made worse by disruption.

Without core professional skills like communication, initiative, leadership, and etiquette, no team can be truly great and no professional can be truly successful.

You probably deal with the consequences of “soft skill” deficits every day: communication breakdown, misunderstanding, conflict, and damaged morale – just to name a few.

These are productivity killers, and the root causes are broad. There are rising cross-generational differences, a growing lack of interpersonal skills, differences in personality and culture, and erosion in consensus about what constitutes professional behavior.

The good news is that there are teachable skills to address these challenges, and accessible techniques to overcome them. In this free one-hour presentation, we’ll take a look at some of the most common “People Problems” in the mainstream business world, and how we can start dealing with them.

Key topics include:

  • How to communicate effectively
  • Overcoming generational and cultural barriers
  • Leveraging emotional intelligence in the business environment
  • Encouraging self-awareness while building a team mentality
  • Keeping action and culture tied to productivity

Although these needs aren’t new in the business world, even seasoned veterans are beginning to see the need for a “reloaded” approach to developing these skills. This will be a high-level conversation about how to navigate these soft skills as we face continuing changes in business landscapes and a rising new generation of professionals.

Presenter: Chris Knotts PMP – (LinkedIn profile) ASPE Creative Director

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 Core Professional Skills: A 60 minute Primer

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Live Webinar – July 24th 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Offered by: Global Knowledge UK  (REP 1999)
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU

This power session is an introduction to Managing Stakeholder relations.

The session offers new ways of managing and dealing with projects, which focus more on communications, understanding stakeholders’ needs and managing their expectations, as well as learning about organizational politics and culture, and performing value-add activities.

It also provides a practical approach to managing issues that matter most for project success – communication, stakeholder expectations, risk, change and quality; so that the scope, schedule and cost end up on target, achieving the desired outcomes for the organization.

  1. The Sad Reality of Project Management
  2. Project Complexity and Readiness Assessment
  3. Stakeholder Needs Assessment
  4. Assumptions: Project Manager’s Best Friends
  5. Focus on What Matters
  6. Integration: Putting It All Together

Note: Although Global Knowledge is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number and may need to be recorded as a Category C PDU. Contact Global Knowledge for further information.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

 

Process Groups: Planning Executing

 

Knowledge Areas: 10 – Communications 13 – Stakeholders

  • 10.1 Plan Communications Management
  • 10.2 Manage Communications
  • 13.1 Identify Stakeholders
  • 13.2 Manage Stakeholder Engagement

 

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 Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success

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Live Webinar July 24th, 2014 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – $15 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.

  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?

Solutions Cube Group’s Interviewing and Hiring webinar is the first webinar in a 5 part series on Managing People: Real World Tips and Techniques.

Attend this 1 hour presentation to learn tried and true tips for interviewing candidates, hiring the right people, and establishing that first good impression.

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

Click to purchase People Management Series 1 of 5: Interviewing and Hiring