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Professional Development Workshop

Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager 

We often face challenging business problems or situations for which there is no clear solution.  Your work group is counting on you to "handle it". To do so may require you to think differently and approach the issue in a whole new way. You'll need to size up the situation, thoroughly assess the issues, develop clarifying questions, create a new solution, and execute successfully!

No matter what your job title or function is, you can influence the University's future. During this one day workshop, you'll learn practical skills to lead any group to greater success.

Today's knowledge worker has quietly slipped into the role of the unofficial project manager. Competing stakeholder needs, scope creep, no formal training, and a lack of process all combine to raise the probability of project failure, costing organizations time and money, and affecting employee morale.

Project management isn't just about managing logistics and hoping that the team is ready to play to win.  The skills of informal authority are more important that ever before, so team members are inspired to contribute to the project's success.

Franklin Covey's new workshop will help participants:

  • consistently and successfully complete projects 
  • learn how to implement a disciplined process to execute projects
  • understand how to master informal authority

People + Process = Success

This workshop fulfills one elective credit for Manager Orientation.

February 28, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00  pm

Note:An optional follow up session to review content and check progress will be scheduled during the workshop .

Facilitator: Mary Stall, Senior HR Specialist, Organizational Effectiveness 

Location: HR Training Room, 208 Expressway Tower

Parking:  SMU Parking Permit?  The closure of the SMU Employee East Campus parking lot at Expressway Tower has resulted in limited SMU permit parking.  There is AUP parking at the CAPE building on SMU Blvd, in the new lot on Dyer and on the top level of the Everest College building located at 6080 N. Central Expressway which is just east of Expressway Tower.

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We suggest that you dress in layers to manage your comfort level throughout the session.

Light breakfast and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Lunch will be on your own.

This workshop counts as an elective for Manager Orientation.