Establishing Effective Project Teams: Engaging the Human Factor

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Event Date
Start At : Friday, July 24, 2015 - 9:00am
End At : Friday, July 24, 2015 - 5:00pm

Establishing Effective Project Teams: Engaging the Human Factor

Advanced Project Management Training Seminar
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development
A PMIWDC Strategic Partner

  • Register online; or
  • Register by phone at 703-450-2551.
    Reference course code BUSC 1316 70L

Please register early if you would like to attend.
This seminar series offers small, highly interactive classes with limited attendance, so classes often sell out many weeks in advance.

7 PDUs for Certified PMs


This seminar provides 7 PDUs for certified PMs.

Dates and Location

Friday, July 24, 2015
Course Length: 7 hours – from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Providing 7 PDUs

NOVA Reston Center
Room 309
1831 Wiehle Ave
Reston, Virginia 20190

Metro: Wiehle-Reston East station - Silver line

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Registration and Costs

$335.00 per person

Register online or by phone at calling 703-450-2551. Reference course code BUSC 1316 70L 

About the Course

While the PMBOK provides excellent recommendations for technical 'best practices', information on specific strategies for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships refers the project manager to other bodies of knowledge. This one-day seminar will provide participants with options to create a foundation for both individual and team effectiveness. By proactively planning and engaging the human factors of the project - including clear roles, responsibilities, and guidelines for resolving conflict, team members can focus on project performance and delivery.

Using lecture, discussion, case study, and experiential activities, participants will:

  • Explore the characteristics of a high performing team
  • Examine strategies to establish positive working relationships, including clarification of roles and responsibilities of individual team members
  • Develop strategies to develop rapport within the project team
  • Review the Communication Management Plan and Stakeholder Management Plan to ensure the open exchange of ideas
  • Create an individual Action Plan to apply to their current project team

About the Instructor

Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP, CEO, Serengeti EnterprisesMichael R. Van Dyke, PMP

After working for 25 years as a project manager for theater, music, and dance productions, Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP, is president of Serengeti Enterprises, Inc. His company provides training, and workforce development services to business teams and individuals. He is a certified coach (NCC) through the Newfield Network and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He has been on the faculty at Yale University, Dartmouth College, and Amherst College.

In addition to customized training, Mr. Van Dyke offers open enrollment seminars through the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), including in the Project Management Certificate Program, and has presented several popular courses in the PMIWDC-NOVA educational alliance.

Mr. Van Dyke received a master's degree from Yale University and was recognized with the Virginia Community College System Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Workforce Trainer/Instructor.


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