June 08 - NOVA Advanced Training Seminar

Advanced Project Management Training Seminar

An advanced course for experienced PMs on the human factors and
practices that contribute to effective management of project teams.

About the Course

Target Audience: Experienced Project Managers and PMPs

Providing 14 PDUs

Course Length: 14 hours – 2 class days from 9:00am – 5:00pm 

Dates and Location

Thursday and Friday, June 5 and 6, 2008

NOVA Community College
Reston Center
Building-2, RES 2 (TTC)
1831 Wiehle Ave
Reston, Virginia 20190
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Registration and Costs

$535.00 per person

About the Course

Managing projects requires multiple skills.  The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) clearly outlines the technical processes for successful project completion; this seminar goes beyond general management theory and focuses on the human factors skills and practices that contribute to effective management of project teams.

During this two-day seminar, participants will explore the art of coordinating the activities of others to accomplish a specific goal in a variety of project environments.  Through lecture, case studies, and experiential activities, participants will review and expand their expertise in the following areas:

  • Developing rapport with all stakeholder groups
  • Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of core project team members
  • Refining the Communications Management Plan as part of the Project Plan
  • Encouraging the “best” performance from each team member

By presenting examples from case studies or from their current projects, participants will be able to brainstorm solutions to their immediate project issues and concerns.  Participants will complete a “Team Dimensions Profile” to reveal their own preference in team problem-solving activities, as well as insight into the behavior of their core team members.  Finally, participants will examine conflict resolution strategies in order to broaden their response to the almost inevitable differences of option that occur during project execution.

About the Instructor

Michael Van Dyke is president of Serengeti Enterprises, Inc. He is a certified coach (NCC) through the Newfield Network and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Mr. Van Dyke designs and teaches courses for Northern Virginia Community College and many area companies and organizations, including 4 of the 6 courses in NOVA’s Project Management Certificate Program.  He also provides team and individual training and professional coaching. Past and present clients include Capital One, the Marriott (Corporation) Ranch, Lauten Construction Company, Boston Properties, the Virginia Regional Transportation Association, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, SAIC, the MITRE Corporation, and Analytic Services, Inc. (ANSER).

As a theatrical Production Manager, Mr. Van Dyke honed his skills as a team development specialist, managing 12-28 overlapping project teams per year. With teams composed of union workers, technical professionals, students, and volunteers, managing team dynamics became a constant practice. By capturing the “lessons learned” and applying them to new situations, Mr. Van Dyke can provide an array of proven strategies from which his clients may choose. Mr. Van Dyke received a master’s degree from Yale University and has received the Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Educational Alliance Agreement with Northern Virginia Community College

PMIWDC is pleased to announce the establishment of an alliance with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). The new alliance is aimed at fostering greater collaboration between the organizations toward the advancement of the discipline of project management and the creation of opportunities between PMIWDC members and the students and faculty of NOVA for mutual understanding, networking, and knowledge exchange. PMIWDC’s College Outreach Committee and NOVA will take the lead in developing the new relationship and have already begun working on an Advanced Project Management Training Seminar sponsored by NOVA for PMIWDC members to be held in April, 2008. Future plans also include NOVA participation in PMIWDC ‘s annual career fair.

For more information on the alliance and the activities of the College Outreach Committee, contact Jeff Hallett at 703-218-6414 or at collegeoutreach@pmiwdc.org.

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