Learning and Development at SMU

Professional Development Workshop

Professional Development 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.

FranklinCovey'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.

Date: April 3, 2014

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

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

Facilitator: Mary Stall, Organizational Effectiveness

Location: HR Training Room, 208 Expressway Tower

Parking: 
SMU Parking Permit?  Park in the AUP lot to the east of Expressway Tower.
No SMU Parking Permit?  Email us for assistance.

Email Us DevelopU@smu.edu

 


Dress:
  We encourage you to 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.