Foundations of Project Management I (2 Days)

Date & Time

Thursday, 24 October 2019
09:00 to 17:00

Location

Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and Mitacs Training
 
 

Learning teams of approximately five people each will be formed at the beginning of this session and will work together throughout the session. This will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create and execute their projects.

*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

NOTE: Participants must commit to attending both days (October 24 and 25)

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE

This 2-day workshop 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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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
  • Forming new teams and learning from team members past experience
  • 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

Leadership:

  • Role of the leader in decision making
  • Modifying leadership behaviour 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

Registration Information

Registration opens on Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00 am.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to participate. Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 2 business days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail graduate.pathways@ubc.ca.

NO-SHOW FEE: No-shows are costly for our program and, most importantly, leave students on the waiting list. Students who register and do not attend will be charged a $25 no-show fee. To avoid this fee, please cancel at least 2 business days in advance by e-mailing graduate.pathways@ubc.ca. If we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list, you will not be charged

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.