National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Course Description

Fundamentals of Effective Project Management

This comprehensive two-day workshop gives you a practical approach to managing the resources, people, deadlines and real-world challenges required to bring any project in on time, on target and on budget!

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This skill-packed two-day workshop is guaranteed to get you up to speed fast on the latest, most effective project management techniques and strategies available. In addition, you'll learn literally dozens of practical project management "how-to's" and tips from the pros that will save you time, money and effort along the way.

Not only will you gain the same powerful tools top researchers and scientists use to plan and manage projects ­ like PERT, GANTT and CPM ­ you'll get step-by-step direction in plain English on how to make these potent time-savers work for you. Learn the key concepts in this results-focused workshop, and you'll repay the cost of attending tenfold within the first few weeks as you use your newfound expertise to maintain tighter control on all aspects of the project and reduce costly delays and errors.

Bottomline: Invest just two days in this essential project management workshop, and you'll eliminate unnecessary expenditures, avoid "people problems" and stamp out waste as you manage projects more effectively than ever before!

What You’ll Learn

  1. Develop a project plan starting at ground zero
  2. Build creative and productive project teams dedicated to seeing each project through to the finish
  3. Stay on top of every detail using the exclusive Task Tracker system
  4. Put the power of scheduling and planning tools like PERT, CPM and GANTT to work right away
  5. Schedule even the most complex projects with relative ease
  6. Know how to establish aggressive yet realistic time guidelines
  7. Identify project waste and eliminate it
  8. Define and communicate team goals and priorities so everyone knows what¹s expected of them
  9. Build support for your projects from other departments and higher-ups
  10. Establish priorities for the project when everything seems urgent
  11. Cut project costs by maximizing all your resources, from time and money to team talents
  12. Identify and head off 11 roadblocks to productivity - before your project gets derailed
  13. Use contingency plans to handle project changes and obstacles without getting stressed out
  14. Turn waste-of-time meetings into productive work sessions team members can't afford to miss
  15. Recognize when personality conflicts are flaring on the project team and head them off
  16. Establish specific action plans that will guide your project team to success
  17. Monitor every step of the project so no detail falls through the cracks
  18. Overcome team resistance to your project management direction and ideas without causing resentment
  19. Keep project team members motivated, focused and enthused
  20. Capitalize on your leadership strengths to capture your team's full support and commitment

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Workshop Agenda

Getting Started-You as the Successful Project Manager

Building a Solid Project Team

Mastering the 4 I's...

Your Key to Guaranteed Project Success Today... How to get projects on the right track so you don't get sidetracked

How to put people together and working cooperatively

What to do to make sure the daily grind of work doesn't cause your project to grind to a halt

How to make sure everything fits together and runs smoothly

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop,

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