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Project Management Symposium - Sold Out!

Friday, November 21, 2014
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
SIUE Morris University Center

The SIUE School of Business Symposia provide a forum for business decision-makers in the St. Louis metropolitan area to exchange ideas and knowledge with peers, School of Business faculty, and area experts on complex management issues.

Beginning in 1998, SIUE School of Business has hosted a series of one-day programs that provide a venue for sharing knowledge and ideas on a myriad of challenging issues. These forums give participants an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the issues confronting them, and encourage the development of innovative approaches to finding solutions. Symposia topics for the last several years have been devoted to examining project management issues.

Essential Writing Skills for Project Success - Register Now!

Fridays, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2015
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall

Essential Writing Skills for Project Success is a training program that meets on four consecutive Fridays (half-days) and is designed to give you the knowledge and tools needed to communicate effectively in any circumstance (regardless of the message or the audience) with an emphasis on successfully creating common project management documents.

Instruction is supported by an exceptional textbook/writing guide filled with dynamic illustrations that will make it a favorite “go to” reference for the rest of your career.

Spring 2015 Foundations of Project Management - Register Now!

Fridays, February 20, 27, March 13, 20 and 27, 2015
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall

Learn the basics and best practices of project management and prepare for the PMP® certification.  Successful completion awards the 35 educational hours required for the PMP® certification exam.  Registration is now open.

Cyber Security - Manage the Risk or it will Manage You - Register Now!

Friday, March 6, 2015
8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall
4 PDUs

Dr. Tim Jacks of the Computer Science and Information Systems Department at SIUE will lead this exciting workshop on addressing the impacts of cyber security to projects in the workplace. The workshop will discuss these questions:  What does a cyber attack do to re-prioritize projects? What part of the business is most important?  Do I treat all information the same?  As part of the risk management process, is everything worthy of protecting or defending?  What are the levels of priorities?  How do we identify business cost vs. value chain?  What’s the risk of getting in and what’s the cost of that risk?  How do we conduct risk assessment vs. risk management?

Solution Analysis & Design - Soup to Nuts - Register Now!

Friday, March 20, 2015
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall
7 PDUs

Raygene Patterson, PMP, CBAP, CSM will lead an in-depth discussion on Solution Analysis related to business analysts.  The workshop will be divided in four parts:

  • PM Artifacts that are BA's Domain - Requirements Elicitation: Workflows and Diagramming

  • Solution Analysis - Soup to Nuts - Gathering BI Requirements: Building Requirements and Envision the Solution

  • PM Artifacts that are BA's Domain - Requirements Mgmt.:  Requirements Documentation and Traceability

  • Solution Analysis - Soup to Nuts - Gathering SharePoint Requirements:  Building Requirements and Delivering the Solution

Leaders Who Put the "Pro" in Project Management - Register Now!

Friday, March 27, 2015
8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall
4 PDUs

Ever wonder when you should tighten the reins or give people more responsibility? Want to learn how to achieve buy-in from your team members? If yes, come learn the relationship between communication, motivation, and accountability in this interactive leadership workshop from communication author, professor, and consultant, Zachary A. Schaefer, Ph.D. This hands-on workshop is designed specifically for Project Managers and will discuss the tools and techniques to help you create high performing teams.  This workshop will get you out of your seat practicing a variety of innovative leadership techniques, so join us to sharpen your skills by increasing your leadership confidence and competence. 

HR Skills to Manage Teams & Projects - Register Now!

Friday, April 10, 2015
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall
7 PDUs

This day long seminar will help project managers develop the hands-on skills to properly deal with human resource issues in the workplace. Participants will get an overview of HR legal issues, and practice skills such as developing interview questions, conducting interviews, providing performance feedback and coaching employees to project success. This seminar is hands-on and skill-focused so come prepared to be an active participant.

Strategies for Effective Project Communications:  Difficult Conversations - Register Now!

Friday, April 17, 2015
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall
7 PDUs

In the project manager’s world, there are always the conversations we must have, but really don’t want to have.   These include the difficult conversations surrounding individual performance, team dynamics, schedule slips, and cost overruns.  Come spend a day with John Laverdure, a Senior Program Manager at Hewlett Packard, to learn the tricks and tips to make these conversations successful and less painful.

Managing Differences in the Workplace - Register Now!

Friday, April 24, 2015
8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall
4 PDUs

In this seminar we will explore the many ways people differ in an organization and how to recognize those differences while still effectively and efficiently accomplishing your project goals. Of note, we will discuss multigenerational workforces, gender differences, and personality/decision making differences.

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