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Transforming Project Management Available Online


The Project Manager of the future cannot be just a Drill Sgt., Sports Coach, or Team Leader (20th century), or even Scrum Master (21st century ‘s first decade)  - though those roles still have their applications.

As the new millennium kicks into hyper-drive within a global cyber-environment driven by increased specialization, universal-information sharing, continuous change and densely integrated markets, the PM’s role in any organization is rising to higher levels of corporate responsibility. Demands push the PM be more of a “Chief Awareness Officer- a soft skills practitioner, if not expert...with his/her finger on the pulse of the most important factor of all and the key to a project’s success - the human element…which is quickly being forgotten in today’s fast-paced project milieu.

Explore problem solving, personal tact and diplomacy, interpersonal relations, coaching and integrity in decision making.

Perhaps the greatest indicators of project management success are the soft skills: diplomacy and problem-solving abilities, transforming "problem" staff members into effective collaborators and ensuring accountability, responsibility, honesty and respect from top to bottom throughout a project life cycle.

This course is designed for professionals working in a global company or on multidisciplinary teams: project managers and business analysts, business and IT managers, programmers, system analysts and project support managers. It is also a perfect complement to the PM Certificate: Online Track, and rounds out training for project managers of all levels.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals working in a global company or on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Project managers and business analysts working on big or small projects.
  • Business managers who have resources assigned to projects.
  • IT managers
  • Programmers, systems analysts
  • Project support managers

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Incorporate cultural differences into managing staff and material resources
  • Master conflict management
  • Coach problem team members
  • Utilize the Integrity Centered Decision-Making model to produce better project outcomes.

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Course Outline/Topics

You will be introduced to the 5 Pillars of Transformation:

(1) Awareness (Diplomacy) (2) Strategy (ICDM) (3) Innovation (Problem Solving) (4) Peoplistic (behavioral analytics) (5) Connection (coaching)

You will discover the importance of quick and effective Human Potential Assessment, the fundamentals of Coaching, how anyone can develop the diplomatic skills needed in today’s complex stakeholder world, and how and why is the key that unlocks almost every problem you’ll face as a PM. In addition, this course will help make you proficient in the deployment of the critical soft skills that project teams, clients, stakeholders, and even upper level management from “project participants” to “empowered collaborators.”

Finally, you’ll learn how to ensure that issues of Integrity are factored in to your decision-making, using a simple breakthrough process called Integrity Centered Decision-Making (ICDM) developed by the instructors and used successfully for nearly a decade.


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This program can be applied toward the:

Mon., Oct. 19-Fri.,Nov. 13
Location: Available Online
    CJ Walker Waite, Ph.D., PMP
    Alan Waite, M.A., C.E.C.
CEUs: 1.4/PDUs: 14
Enrollment Limit: 15
Program No. 5025-7995
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Feb. 22-Mar. 18, 2016
Location: Available Online
    CJ Walker Waite, Ph.D., PMP
    Alan Waite, M.A., C.E.C.
CEUs: 1.4/PDUs: 14
Enrollment Limit: 100
Program No. 5025-8625
Register Now
For more information, contact:
Business & Management General Information,, 414-227-3220
Maribeth Sacho, Program Associate,, 414-227-3337
Anne O'Meara, Program Director,, 414-227-3311


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