This 2-day course provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand.
Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will:
Gain a clear understanding of foundational project management principles
Have an emphasized understanding of the importance of team and team dynamics within the context of project management and meeting project deadlines
Key Topics Areas:
Principles of project management and team building
Understanding self and others using the Strength Deployment Inventory, a self-scoring questionnaire that identifies, motivations, personal strengths in relating, causes of stress or conflict and each individual’s typical response to conflict
Personal styles of learning and problem-solving
Creating a team agreement on practices and processes that will enhance their work together
Techniques and tools to increase team effectiveness at decision making
Planning and conducting effective project meetings
Role of the leader in decision making
Modifying leadership behavior to meet the needs of the situation
Project planning concepts
Developing and building effective project teams:
Project planning and scheduling: basics of the critical path method (CPM), work breakdown, time calculations, and shortening the project
Collaborative techniques and processes for planning and scheduling projects, establishing positive project practices and procedures, and the monitoring and reporting of progress
Risk assessment on the projects planned
Review and discussion of learning
Providing constructive criticism for positive results
To register for an in-person course, please create an account or sign in to EDGE portal.
If you encounter troubles creating an account or login in on EDGE, please send an email at training@mitacs.