Now that you have begun using basic project management skills and tools, you should be getting better results. However, these basics are not enough for continued success. You must continually improve your existing skills in project management, communication, understanding human nature, and working across organizational lines.
You will have new challenges as you lead successful projects. Take a deeper dive into current project management standards and use more sophisticated tools. All of this can be overwhelming on top of your many responsibilities and priorities. You will develop a plan to integrate new skills and tools systematically and use references for your own continuous improvement.
Why you should Attend
- Build on your fundamental project management knowledge
- Hone organizational skills as administrative professionals
- Communicate even more effectively
- Avoid major project pitfalls
- Meet project objectives
- Bring in projects on time, on budget, & on target
Areas Covered in the Session
- Build on Your Fundamental Knowledge
- What are your strengths and challenges of managing projects as an administrative professional now?
- What is a project?
- Where do PM standards come from?
- How does something become a best practice?
- Project life cycle
- Hone Organizational Skills
- Learn advanced skills and principles in project management
- Managing time proactively
- Communicate Even More Effectively
- What is your most effective communication zone?
- Using active assertive communication as administrative professionals
- Mastering active listening
- Managing project communication through RACI
- Meeting challenges with stakeholders, dispersed teams, and virtual teams
- Avoid Major Project Pitfalls
- Recognizing and avoiding common pitfalls
- Analyzing risk
- Establishing an early warning system
- Escalating risk proactively
- Expecting the unexpected
- Management skills for administrative professionals
- Meet Project Objectives
- Establishing and clarifying concrete objectives
- Developing more detailed plans to reach objectives
- Bring in Projects on Time, on Budget, and on Target
- Executing detailed project plans
- Managing exceptions and deviations from plans
- What management wants to hear in your reports
- Continuous Improvement as a Way of Life
- Implementing lessons learned throughout project
- Going beyond lessons learned
- Keeping project data; key measurements
Who Will Benefit
- Administrative Professionals and Executive Assistants who have taken a basic project management course
- Experienced Administrative Professionals and Executive Assistant Project Managers
- Managers of Administrative Professionals or Executive Assistants
- Administrative Professionals And Executive Assistants charged with improving project management
Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, PhD, and president of Advantage Leadership, Inc. works with leaders around the world who want engaged employees to increase bottom-line results and delight customers through strategic planning, culture change, and team development. Rebecca has contributed to organizational success as a manager and executive.
As a consultant she uses her proven ability to mentor leaders through major change, working with them to craft customized, successful solutions to complex business issues in all economic sectors. She is the author of several books on strategic planning and strategic leadership, holds a PhD in organizational development, and is a Legacy Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.
She has served as president of many civic, business, and nonprofit boards of directors, and has been honored for her work on 4 continents.