Project Management (with Mitacs Training)

Date & Time

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 5:00pm

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Location

Online via Zoom

Organizer

Postdoctoral Fellows Office

 

 

This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training and the Graduate Pathways to Success Program. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

Developed by a team of masterful project managers and adult instructors, Project Management 2020 delivers a balance of “core” project management knowledge and skills. These are blended with practical learning on key interpersonal skills essential to successfully achieving project goals.

PM 2020 is aligned with the most recent proposed Project Management Institute (PMI) body of knowledge (PMBOK), the most recognized approach to project management. As well, the program delves into the challenges every project manager faces such as managing stakeholders, defining the value of a project, dealing with conflict, and managing quality.

Over an intense, two-day course you experience a practical opportunity to bring your project into a workshop and learn how to increase your success, using professional templates while collaborating in a supportive environment.

Learning Objectives

Technical

  • How to create a project plan
  • How to conduct resource forecasts
  • Creating and managing project budgets
  • How to monitor if a project is running smoothly.
  • How to conduct lessons learned analysis
  • Defining and mitigating risks
  • Designing Quality into the project

People

  • Managing people that are not reporting to you through influence
  • Motivate and work collaboratively within teams
  • Learn how to assess and engage stakeholders
  • Engagement – how to do this effectively
  • Managing good meetings and how to deliver these virtually
  • Agility and user-centeredness of products/services developed
  • Communicate throughout the project with sponsor and stakeholders
FACILITATOR

Glen Sollors

Glen is based on Vancouver Island and has over 20 years experience in driving results by working with leaders in developing strategic business opportunities, managing associated change and enabling team success through role modeling, training, coaching and problem solving. His big picture and authentic approach help leaders uncover possibilities within themselves and others so that they can create powerful teams that trust, perform and act with integrity.  Glen has a range of expertise in self-awareness, change management, business development, strategy design, accountability-based leadership and skills training, and is a passionate and engaging facilitator.

Outside of work, Glen loves all things “adventure”, travel, self-awareness and relaxing in the beauty of mother nature on foot or with a paddle. Glen holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in International Business from Ryerson University and is a Certified Adult Educator and Landmark Graduate.

REGISTRATION

Registration in this session is required, and is now open. There are limited seats available in this session, and those successfully registered will receive an email within one week of the session date.

If you are a graduate student interested in attending this event, please register through the Graduate Pathways to Success Program.

DELIVERY FORMAT

Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, this session will be delivered online via Zoom. The following suggestions may help to improve the online experience:

  • Use headphones to reduce noise and avoid feedback between your mic and speaker.
  • Ensure that you are in a quiet location so that the audio does not get polluted with unwanted noise.
  • Keep your microphone on mute unless you are speaking during the session.
  • In case of technical problems, time for plugin downloads, etc., please attempt to log into the Zoom meeting 10-15 minutes before the start. You will be placed in the waiting room until the official start time.