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Leading Business

Project Management Skills for the Everyday Leader

Dana Brownlee, Professionalism Matters, Inc.

Have you ever been tasked with the seemingly impossible project, frustrated by a less-than-motivated team member, or dealt with workplace miscommunication? Have you ever felt like you were being pulled on by internal stakeholders with different personalities and interests? Your title may not include “project manager” but you ARE managing projects and the challenges that come with them.

Today's HR leaders are being asked to do more with less in increasingly challenging workplace environments. If your responsibilities include hiring a new team, documenting a process, organizing a team event, or even completing appraisals, you will benefit from project management skills. In this interactive session, engage with your peers and learn foundational project management skills that can easily be applied to enhance your leadership ability.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the benefits of using a project charter and scope analysis to align stakeholders before the project begins
  2. Discuss best practices to enhance team communications
  3. Review the three magic questions of task assignment
  4. Identify techniques to effectively handle the team slacker

SHRM Competencies:  Business Acumen

A dynamic, energetic, results-oriented facilitator and corporate trainer, Dana Brownlee specializes in facilitating training workshops that engage participants and provide them tips and techniques they can begin using immediately.

Ms. Brownlee founded Professionalism Matters, Inc. a boutique professional development training company in 2003. Her company provides customized training and consulting in the areas of project management, meeting facilitation, team building, and communications. In 2009, her company launched its e-store, which currently features two cutting-edge meeting facilitation training DVDs produced by Ms. Brownlee's company – "Are You Running a Meeting...or Drowning in Chaos?" and "5 Secrets to Virtually Cut Your Meeting Time in Half!” She is a highly-regarded speaker and author, consistently speaking to audiences around the country and beyond.

Prior to founding Professionalism Matters, Ms. Brownlee worked as an IBM-certified Business Strategy Consultant, a Strategy Consultant with EMC Corporation, and a Project Manager with AT&T.