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For a complete list of our courses and presentations, download our abstract database. On the first 16 pages you’ll find our courses, and starting on page 17, you’ll find our presentations. However, we customize many of our offerings so we can adjust to meet your timeframe. And if you don’t see it here, just ask…it may have not made it into the file yet.

Leadership Techniques Course and Presentation Abstracts

Below you will find a sample of some of our most popular public classes.

Agile Techniques in a Traditional World (PDF 457kb)
In this 8-hour workshop, we will discuss how project managers often find ourselves caught between two worlds. The strategic levels of management need us to drive continuously improving results while providing accurate predictions of performance. (8 Technical PDUs)

The Ultimate Project Management Professional (PMP)® Boot Camp PMBOK® 6th Edition (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)

The Strategic Project Manager (PDF 147kb)
In this workshop, we will examine: areas of interest to the business-value oriented project manager; managing time in a way that enables sustainable output levels; engaging all stakeholders so that project goals and business expectations remain aligned throughout the development lifecycle; and the impact of collaborative communications and the importance of harmonizing a diverse workforce. (8 Strategic/Business PDUs)

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)

Diversity in the Workplace (PDF 154kb)
Join Lisa and Dave as we discuss the benefits that a culture of diversity can bring to your organization and to your teams and ask if we are being proactive enough in our pursuit of high-performance teams.

Effective Time Management (PDF 130kb)
Join Lisa and Dave to discover effective and actionable time management techniques that you can apply immediately.

Agile Basics (PDF 485kb)
In this 8-hour workshop, we will discuss various methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, and hybrid methods. We will contrast and compare with traditional techniques so that you can decide why, when and how to implement Agile in your project environment. (8 Technical PDUs)

Leading with Style and Grace (PDF 131kb)
This workshop will give you a chance to hone your leadership skills. While sharing your knowledge and helping others grow in their career is a very fulfilling role for supervisors, remembering to model those behaviors that you want emulated throughout the organization can be challenging.

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep (PDF 183kb)
This course, offered as either a 2, 3 or 4 day version, will provide you with what you need to know in order to pass the PMP® exam. Taught by seasoned PMP instructors, they will guide you through all aspects, from completing the application to earning the certification, and everything in between!

ITIL Foundations Training (PDF 325kb)
The ITIL Foundations class is a valuable certification for technical project managers, providing a solid introduction to this popular framework for delivering IT services. The 3-day course will be taught by ITIL certified instructor Andy McCann. On the final day of class, students will take the certification exam. The class size will be limited to 20. Participants are eligible for 17 PDUs. (PDUs: 17 Technical)

Project Management Trends (PDF 421kb)
During this 1-hour presentation, we will look at some of the current trends that are shaping our industry, and then you can decide…fashion or fundamental? (PDUs: 1 Strategic/Business) 

Accountability: What It Is and How It Works (PDF 413kb)
During this 1-hour presentation, we will explore the world of accountability and learn to instill an attitude of accountability in your team to improve results and prevent your projects from getting stuck in the world of blame and finger-pointing. (PDUs: 1 Leadership) 

Effective Time Management (PDF 423kb)
During this 1-hour presentation, we will discover effective and actionable time management techniques that you can apply immediately. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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