GPS/Mitacs Step Event: Foundations of Project Management II

Date & Time

Monday, 09 December 2013
09:00 to 17:00

Location

Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and the Mitacs Step Program

Registration Closed / Past Event

 
 

This session is being offered in collaboration with the MITACS Step program. Mitacs Step offers a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to professional skills development. The workshops that are offered provide practical tools in business, communications, and project management through experiential learning from industry professionals in an interactive environment, arming graduate students for success within or beyond academia.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is a two-day workshop and participants must commit to attending both days to register.
  • Foundations of Project Management I is a mandatory pre-requisite for this workshop.

As participants in Foundations of Project Management I: A team-based approach, we are inviting you to continue to build on your skills for success and join the Mitacs Step Program for this two-day interactive workshop, Foundations of Project Management II.

As part of Mitacs Step Program, this workshop was developed to provide opportunities for students to build on skill sets necessary to succeed in both the academia and industry setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Introductions and discussion of success from session I
  • Preparing a project overview statement
  • Estimating and budgeting
  • Resource scheduling
  • Crisis management
  • Implementing the plan
  • Creating the ideal project culture for creativity, innovation, and productivity
  • Giving and receiving constructive criticism
  • Situational Leadership
  • Personal Planning
  • Learning, review, action planning and project closure

Instructor: Gary Robinson is president of E.M. Sciences Ltd, a management consulting firm formed in 1975 to meet the needs of project-oriented businesses.  Specific services include organization development and culture change, management training and coaching, collaborative project planning, work redesign, team building and project partnering processes, project management critique, strategic planning, conflict resolution and continuous productivity and quality improvement.  The purpose of his consulting is to increase the productivity of teams, organizations, and managers in ways that will also improve the quality of working life for people in the organization.

Gary has a M.Sc. in Engineering and a M.Sc. in Organization Development.  Partly as a result of his first career as an engineering manager, most of his work is done with projects or with companies whose services and products are delivered as projects.  His clients in Canada, the United States, England, Australia, India and Korea have included engineering companies, architectural firms, contractors, manufacturers, federal and provincial governments and crown corporations, city governments, high tech research and development firms, software design companies, oil companies, universities, hospitals, community agencies, and a variety of voluntary organizations.

He is a Registered Professional Organization Development consultant (RODP) in the International Organization Development Institute, a member of the Project Management Institute, and a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C.

Registration: Seats are limited to 24 participants.  Participants must commit to attending both days.  Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register, please visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g2e2f.

Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail.

Refreshments: Light lunch and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

For information on upcoming GPS Events, please visit Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies-Graduate Pathways to Success Program.

Accessibility

If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email graduate.pathways@ubc.ca, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.