The Project Manager and Adult Learning: Examining the “How” from a Cognitive Perspective

The Project Manager and Adult Learning: Examining the “How” from a Cognitive Perspective

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Event Location

UVa Northern Virginia Center
7054 Haycock Rd.
Falls Church, VA, 22043

image234About the Program

This event will include lunch for $12.00 per person. The Project Manager and Adult Learning: Examining the “How” from a Cognitive Perspective Project management is formally defined as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities” for the purpose of meeting project requirements, or in very succinct terms, to realize value. However, before application, there must be acquisition and development, the quality of which directly impacts application outcomes. This fact directs our attention to the vital role that adult learning and development plays in the overall project management process - from learning to value realization. Generally, we can point to what should be learned, but also appear to have a shallow or diminished view as to why it should be learned, save that of passing a test or earning a credential. And of greater absence is a basic and reasonable understanding of how we, as adult learners, actually learn.We need fresh considerations concerning the human learning process (“the how”),not just the learning content (“the what”), and especially a new awareness and understanding from a cognitive perspective. This is an andragogical issue (concerning adults), and not a pedagogical one (which concerns the teaching of children), though unfortunately much of the problem begins there. If we want meaningful, authentic, adaptive and sustained learning, the kind that leads to the effective application of value-based “knowledge, skills, tools and techniques”,then the prerequisite education and experience required must be respected.Hello Management fads, gimmicks, “tips and tricks”, shortcuts, “boot camps”, motion equals progress mindsets, and other

Price includes lunch.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
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Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

About the UVa Local Community

The UVa Local Community meets bi-monthly at the UVa Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church.  These luncheon meetings feature a guest speaker, focusing on engaging and relevant topics.  Join us for lunch and networking and earn a PDU!

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