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You can read more about selected classes below. Please contact us for a complete list of available classes.

Mastering Politics and Emotions in the Workplace (PDF 319kb)
During this 8-hour session, we will discuss how many unsuccessful projects fail to meet associated objectives due to poor stakeholder engagement. Knowing what to say and to whom to communicate still isn’t quite enough! We need to pay attention to how we say it. A basic understanding of our emotions and the ways in which those emotions affect communications will help you become the best communicator you can be and lead your teams to new levels of success and collaboration! (PDUs: 8 Leadership)

Using Microsoft Project to Ensure Project Success (PDF 434kb)
In this hands-on workshop, we will work through a project from initiation through closure, demonstrating how to plan, implement, track and accurately report your project status in terms of both schedule and resources using this extremely powerful tool. (Be sure to bring your laptop loaded with MS Project to the class). (PDUs: 8 Technical)

The Happy Project Manager (PDF 316kb)
This 8-hour workshop helps the attendee identify the source of disagreements and negotiate mutually satisfactory solutions before they escalate. A positive yet pragmatic approach is utilized that provides a process-oriented approach to these problems. Tools and techniques are introduced through hands-on problem solving sessions. Hours are applicable to COTR & FAC-C/PM refresher training CLP’s. (PDUs: 3 Technical and 5 Leadership)

Reliable Predictions: Taking the Guesswork Out of Project Estimation (PDF 570kb)
Your project plan is only as good as the foundation on which it is based – your time and cost estimates. This is not a guessing game! Join Lisa and Dave in this interactive workshop to hone and perfect your estimating accuracy. Become a reliable predictor of project performance. Be a great Project Manager! (PDUs: 8 Technical)

Agile Project Management (PDF 454kb)
In this 14-hour course, we will examine various aspects of project management including communications, stakeholder engagement, risk management and more, from the perspective of the project manager who has to deal with constantly changing goals, requirements and other environmental factors. Whether you are an experienced agilist, a purist or a hybrid advocate, or just thinking about “going agile”, this workshop will help you apply flexibility to a wide spectrum of project management challenges. (PDUs: 14 Technical)

Sensitivity Training (PDF 444kb)
Today’s project management professional has pressures from all sides and success requires an environment that is open to input from everyone. Establishing a work environment that is conducive to creativity, innovation and motivation requires a continuous, proactive approach to diversity and inclusion. In this workshop, we will examine and discuss the values, biases, and emotions that can tear a team apart or lead to unparalleled success. It’s all up to you! (PDUs: 4 Leadership; 4 Strategic/Business)

The Ultimate Project Management Professional (PMP)® Boot Camp (PDF 415kb)
Three Powerful Instructors…one challenging topic…Three Simple Words. YOU WILL PASS! Carl, Dave and Lisa join forces and leverage their talents to bring you The Ultimate PMP® Boot Camp. It is five information-filled days dripping in content, and presented by three project management veterans who drive home the information in ways you can’t forget. (35 PDUs: 12 Technical; 11 Leadership; 12 Strategic)

Boosting Productivity Through Effective Employee Engagement (PDF 434kb)
Performance management. Do you dread the thought of it? Why can’t everyone do exactly what is required precisely when it’s needed? And then there’s the same old complaints about managing without authority! We will explore ways to optimize your team’s performance. Whether you are responsible for performance evaluations or simply accountable for performance, we’re going to discuss tips and techniques to maximize output, minimize confusion, and improve the relationships between you and your team! (PDUs: 1 Leadership) 

Managing Across the Generations (PDF 438kb)
During this 1-hour presentation, we will discuss the era of instant gratification and immediate communication. Customer service needs to be the number one priority for every business because in this new era a dissatisfied customer has the capability to broadcast instantaneously, before you’ve even had a chance to recognize the problem! We welcome the opportunity to discuss the impact that this culture of generational diversity is having on our business environment and the techniques needed for business survival in this dynamic environment. (PDUs: 1 Leadership) 

Never Just a Volunteer (PDF 625kb)
During this 1-hour presentation, we will discuss how we need to engage our volunteers so that they treat the position as if it were a real job. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of performance management and solid leadership in volunteer organizations. (PDUs: 1 Leadership) 

Difficult Conversations (PDF 402kb)
Join us for a brief exploration of acceptable and effective ways to embrace the challenge of having difficult conversations. You’ll get a chance to practice as we break into groups to really challenge each other in various behavioral situations. (PDUs: 1 Leadership) 

Putting Your Emotional Intelligence to Work in the Office and at Home (PDF 406kb)
During this 4-hour session presentation, we will work through problems and challenges quickly and effectively by understanding how to communicate in challenging and dynamic circumstances. We will talk about this fascinating science and how it can help you motivate your teams to unparalleled new levels of achievement!(PDUs: 4 Leadership)

Mentoring, Delegating, and Coaching for Optimal Performance (PDF 405kb)
During this 1-hour presentation, we will discuss the keys to effective delegation, and give you some tips for optimal and efficient mentoring and coaching. (PDUs: 1 Leadership)

Conflict and Perspective (PDF 405kb)
During this 4-hour session, we will discuss various approaches to conflict resolution including an overview of the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument. Proactively addressing conflict is extremely beneficial to team performance as underlying emotions can cause work to come to a grinding halt. Stopping the downward spiral of negativity and removing obstacles can accelerate a team’s performance beyond expectations! (PDUs: 4 Leadership)

Dealing with Difficult Issues (PDF 405kb)
During this 1-hour presentation, we will have an interactive discussion and you will collaborate with your peers about your own difficult issues and situations. What works? What doesn’t? When should we walk away? Do we have the power or authority to expand the scenario to create a win-win? In this session we’ll talk about some of the more serious and difficult problems that you will face as a supervisor. (PDUs: 1 Leadership)

Mastering Your Presentation Techniques (PDF 307kb)
During this 1-hour presentation, we will discuss the basic principles of preparing and delivering an effective presentation. You will see how slides can make or break the presentation, and perhaps even learn a little about yourself and the great presenter inside of you trying to break out! (PDUs: 1 Leadership)

Collaborative Communications Strategies: Negotiation Skills & Engagement Practices (PDF 159kb)
This 8-hour seminar will provide managers with the tools and techniques needed to effectively negotiate resources and other issues when needed and effectively communicate with stakeholders to magnify and enhance their probability of success. Hours are applicable to COTR & FAC-C/PM refresher training CLP’s. (PDUs: 7 Leadership and 1 Strategic)

Office Politics, Relationships, and Interpersonal Communication Skills (PDF 312kb)
During this 4-hour session, we will explore and discuss industry proven communication methodologies to bridge the communications gaps and get things done effectively and efficiently! (PDUs: 4 Leadership)

Creative Problem Solving (PDF 319kb)
This 8-hour workshop will help you to flex and grow your creative muscles enabling you to face challenges head-on and work toward a more creative and motivational environment. As we are tasked with more responsibility and less resources, the out-of-the-box thinking methods become an essential component of the Project management toolbox. (PDUs: 8 Leadership)

Managing Across the Generations (PDF 313kb)
During this 1-hour presentation, we will discuss the impact that this culture of generational diversity is having on our business environment and the techniques needed for business survival in this dynamic environment. (PDUs: 1 Leadership)

Adaptive Communications (formerly The Agile Communicator) (PDF 450kb)
In this powerful workshop, Lisa, Dave and Carl probe the critical aspects of short-burst communication, the challenges of the virtual environment and the vital relationship between clear, well-stated objectives and the seeming paradox of remote control management of the Agile team. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.; course is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PDUs: 8 Leadership)

Adaptive Risk (formerly Agile Risk) (PDF 411kb)
This 8-hour workshop is about how to integrate the principles of agile project management and the process of risk management itself, to create a project environment in which risk is continuously, truly, monitored and controlled. (PDUs: 8 Technical)

Adaptive Stakeholder (formerly The Agile Stakeholder) (PDF 551kb)
In this 8-hour course, your three instructors bring to bear a collective half-century of management experience, and draw on that insight to deal with your individual concerns about managing the stakeholders in an Agile environment. Breakfast and lunch included! Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.; course is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PDUs: 8 Strategic/Business)

Action-Oriented Leadership! Leadership Principles (PDF 159kb)
This 8-hour workshop includes in-depth principles and techniques for improved team performance, including effective communication, leadership, coaching, delegating and diversity. Hours are applicable to COTR & FAC-C/PM refresher training CLP’s. (PDUs: 1 Technical, 6 Leadership, 1 Strategic)

Unstick Your Projects! Leadership Principles & Project Management (PDF 168kb)
This 8-hour workshop covers basic project management topics, including time management, scheduling and budgeting, as well as principles and techniques for improved team performance, communication and effective leadership. Hours are applicable to COTR & FAC-C/PM refresher training CLP’s. (6 Technical, 1 Leadership, 1 Strategic)

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep (PDF 168kb)
This 15-hour class offers what you’ll need to know in order to pass the PMP® exam. (PDUs: 10 Technical, 3 Leadership, 2 Strategic)

Impactful Project Management! Project Management Principles and Techniques (PDF 132kb)
This 15-hour workshop includes in-depth principles and techniques for effective project management, including scheduling, budgeting and time management, earned value management (EVM) and critical path method (CPM). Hours are applicable to COTR & FAC-C/PM refresher training CLP’s. (PDUs: 15 Technical)

Microsoft Project 2013 (PDF 336kb)
In this 15-hour course, you will learn the principles of project scheduling using Microsoft Project. You will examine the critical path method, task and milestone structure, resource utilization and Gantt chart analysis. Learn to create, modify and report on project schedules and to use the schedule to drive the project to successful completion. (PDUs: 15 Technical)

Effectively Leading Problem Solving Sessions (PDF 323kb)
This 4-hour workshop will help you to flex and grow your creative muscles enabling you to face challenges head-on and work toward a more creative and motivational environment. As we are tasked with more responsibility and less resources, the out-of-the-box thinking methods become an essential component of the Project management toolbox. (PDUs: 4 Leadership)

Stop Wasting Time in Meetings! Effective Facilitation Techniques (PDF 312kb)
In this interactive 4-hour workshop we will discuss various techniques to enable attendees to manage their own time, run great meetings, minimize interruptions and help others to succeed through effective time management and meeting facilitation. (PDUs: 4 Leadership)

Leadership With or Without Authority (PDF 309kb)
During this 1-hour presentation, we will have a lively discussion about why authority is overrated and discover easy-to-implement, proven project planning strategies that you can implement immediately to evaluate your efficiency, improve your execution results, reduce your stress and be ready to get up each morning eager to challenge the day! (PDUs: 1 Leadership)

Negotiation Skills for Supervisors and Team Leaders (PDF 407kb)
During this 4-hour session, will provide the tools and techniques needed to effectively negotiate resources and other issues when needed. (PDUs: 4 Leadership)

Operation Preparation: Workplace Violence Training for Supervisors (PDF 237kb)
This interactive 4-hour course will provide you with the skills you need to proactively protect your business, provide supervisors with knowledge to recognize potentially violent workplace situations, offer techniques to diffuse escalating situations, and develop skills to better manage stress, time and relationships in the workplace. This course is taught in collaboration with Amanda Haddaway of HR Answerbox. (PDUs: 4 Leadership)

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