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CLC:  Hay River
Start Date Time Course # Title Instructor

Oct 10, 2017 9:00 AM 002-700 Project Management Fundamentals (HAY RIVER) Janet Dean, TangleTree Enterprises

This workshop will examine project management from conceptualization through to final completion. You will learn the following:

  • Setting up an effective plan.
  • Applying project planning steps.
  • Developing the project plan and implementing it.
  • Managing work in progress.
  • Monitoring controls.
  • Reporting status.
Oct 24, 2017 9:00 AM 002-292 Verbal Judo (HAY RIVER) Darcy Pennock

Verbal Judo Canada offers the finest in tactical communications training for frontline staff and supervisors. This is a tactical communications course that stresses the importance of the professional mindset. Verbal Judo teaches the skills necessary to become an effective communicator, enabling students to "say it right the first time". Verbal Judo provides the skills necessary to separate yourself from the situation, freeing you to respond effectively to any verbal challenge.

Nov 14, 2017 9:00 AM 002-703 Managing Cultural Diversity in Projects (HAY RIVER) Janet Dean, TangleTree Enterprises

Improve the way your project team accomplishes tasks, and enhance their interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Identify operating stereotypes and other obstacles to communication. Learn different cultures' approaches to work, relationships, time, and exchange of information and how this affects attitudes and performance on the job. Topics include:

  • Creating and maintaining an environment that enables all participants to naturally reach their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Clarifying roles and communication procedures for tolerance and flexibility.
  • Building on shared values, goals, and similarities.
  • Developing shared visions and agreeing on processes to accomplish it in an atmosphere of respect and trust.
Nov 15, 2017 9:00 AM 002-704 Stakeholder Management and Project Communication (HAY RIVER) Janet Dean, TangleTree Enterprises

Stakeholder management is one of the most critical factors of project success.  In this course, you will:

  • Learn the obstacles to project communication
  • Identify and assess project stakeholders
  • Develop communication strategies to achieve buy-in and cooperation from stakeholders
  • Explore different types of communication methods
  • Prepare a communication plan and put it into action
Nov 16, 2017 9:00 AM 002-705 Aligning and Developing Your Project Team (HAY RIVER) Janet Dean, TangleTree Enterprises
  This is the fourth course in the Project Management Certificate program. In this one-day course, you will learn to:
  • Build high-performance project teams
  • Use power, politics and influence to motivate your team
  • Resolve conflicts using proven techniques
  • Implement effective and creative problem-solving and brainstorming processes
  • Select the right team members and balance resources between projects
  • Learn proven negotiation techniques
  • Explore the stages of team development
  • Work effectively with people with different personalities
Nov 17, 2017 9:00 AM 002-706 Managing Multiple Projects (HAY RIVER) Janet Dean, TangleTree Enterprises

In this one-day course, you will learn to:

  • Manage resources through prioritization
  • Evaluate and select projects based on strategic importance to the organization
  • Learn to apply a filter mechanism to assess all projects prior to making a “go-no go” decision
  • Define success criteria for each project
Feb 05, 2018 9:00 AM 002-707 Project Monitoring and Control (HAY RIVER) Janet Dean, TangleTree Enterprises

In this one-day course, you will learn to:

  • Establish a baseline from which to measure results
  • Develop contingencies for “unknowns”
  • Control the project scope
  • Implement a change management process
  • Apply techniques to shorten project duration
  • Track cost, schedule and quality data
  • Report project progress and status
  • Apply strategies for getting back on track
Feb 06, 2018 9:00 AM 002-702 Managing and Administering Contracts, Joint Ventures, and Partnerships (HAY RIVER) Janet Dean, TangleTree Enterprises

Running a successful project is more than just aligning your project team to project goals. It also requires a clear and conscious focus on aligning corollary team participants, contractors and subcontractors through contract management and administration. In this one-day course you will learn:

  • Drafting RFP’s and bid documents
  • Analyzing and evaluating responses
  • Fundamentals of contracting
  • Identifying key deliverables and objectives
  • Establishing quality and delivery criteria
  • Monitoring budgets and delivery
  • Managing without micromanaging or “giving away the store”
  • Closing out agreements
Feb 07, 2018 9:00 AM 002-708 Quality Metrics for Projects (HAY RIVER) Janet Dean, TangleTree Enterprises

Meeting cost and time constraints within a project often compromises quality. This course explores how to maintain your quality standards through a balanced approach to quality time and cost. The focus is on developing and applying a quality framework that works for your own projects. In this one-day course, you will learn:

  • Defining quality
  • The quality approach
  • Prioritizing key quality metrics
  • The quality management plan - establishing metrics
  • Applying practical tools and techniques
  • Applying industry-standard techniques
  • Applying quality control tools and techniques
  • Compiling and documenting lessons learned
  • Sharing best practices
Feb 08, 2018 9:00 AM 002-701 Effective Preparation and Start-up of Projects (HAY RIVER) Janet Dean. TangleTree Enterprises

Effective initiation processes are key to launching effective projects. This course explores specific tips and strategies you can implement during the preparation and start up phases. In this one-day course, you will learn:

  • An overview of approaches, methods, and instruments for the initiation
  • Selecting methods and instruments that fit your project
  • Actively involving others in the analysis and planning of the project
  • The role of a project facilitator
  • The effect of different leadership styles and training tools and tricks
  • Creating, editing and updating a project handbook
  • How projects should be launched, by applying adjusted versions of workshops, facilitation, handbooks, and other guidelines used by others (best practices)
  • Implementing the course ideas into your own organization/project
Feb 09, 2018 9:00 AM 002-710 PMP Certification Preparation (HAY RIVER) Janet Dean. TangleTree Enterprises

Individuals may be certified by the Project Management Institute (an internationally-recognized body of project management professionals), a comprehensive program that certifies individuals knowledge in the field of project management. If you would like to find out more information please visit www.pmi.org.

This course provides an intensive review of the subject matter tested on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam. You will improve your test-taking skills by completing sample exam questions and by discussing the rationale behind both correct and incorrect answers. This course will help you identify personal strengths and weaknesses in each of the knowledge areas and develop a personal strategy for passing the exam.

Unfortunately, at this time, Aurora College, Thebacha Campus does not offer the PMP exam.

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