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Managing the Business of Project Managers PDUs: 8 Price: $72.00
Return on Impact: Success Journal for PMPs PDUs: 10 Price: $90.00
The #NewNorm Webinar Series: The Top 10 Ways PMPs are Raising the Bar on their Business Acumen PDUs: 10 Price: $90.00
Financially Speaking for Non-Financial Leaders: Keys To Unlocking The Language of Business PDUs: 8 Price: $72.00

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Managing the Business of Project Managers Author: Made for Success PDUs: 8 Price: $72.00 Buy Now Course Description:

This course trains you to build structures into the project management skills you already have to confront the day-to-day while accomplishing projects on time and establishing personal and professional balance. The business of project management starts with conditioning your mind to take on the proper perspective for productivity, staying calm and juggling multiple inputs from people and project expectations.


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Managing the Business of Project Managers

Techniques for Establishing Priorities, Eliminating Time Wasters

and Successfully Completing Projects

By Sherry Prindle and Dawn Jones

 

Would you like to more effectively manage multiple projects, clearly identify your priorities and consistently meet your deadlines while factoring in the wisdom and insights of business acumen? Would you like to implement the techniques of strategic planning and alignment into your daily work schedule in order for your projects to meet your organizations overall strategic goals?

Managing one project alone can be challenging, but you know projects are not carried out in a vacuum. You have daily tasks, other projects, and last-minute changes to handle.

This course trains you to build structures into the project management skills you already have to confront the day-to-day while accomplishing projects on time and establishing personal and professional balance.

The business of project management starts with conditioning your mind to take on the proper perspective for productivity, staying calm and juggling multiple inputs from people and project expectations.

You then create a master plan that incorporates all your projects along with day-to-day routines into daily plans that lead to completion of long-term objectives.

Because the best-laid plans are often thwarted by disorganization and interruptions, your ability to organize incoming calls, visits, and emails is the key to completing what you set out to do.

But can you do it alone? What resources do you have that can help you, and are you taking advantage of them? What jobs can you entrust to others, and how do you ensure accuracy if you don’t do it yourself?

While written plans are essential, so is mental organization. What was it that you promised you would do this week? Why did you get up from your workspace? What was her name? Learn how your brain determines what to remember, and become the person who can recall what you need when you need it.

Finally, do you ever feel like you are taking a few steps back every time something changes? It is hard to switch gears and get cooperation when things are not meeting expectations. You can translate the signals of resistance to change to switch direction and accomplish everything with this course.

Mastering the structure that surrounds the project allows you to treat your life and work like one big project. One that you can accomplish intentionally with confidence and precision.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to identify unproductive mental states and adjust to the appropriate “level of zoom” so that you can connect the dots between your work and your organizations expectations of your project outcomes.
  2. You'll discover the power of focusing your conversations and presentations to move people toward your goals while increasing your confidence in all circumstances—around bosses, co-workers, family and friends—even difficult people!
  3. Follow a system that captures everything and “funnels” down into a daily plan that aligns with your organization’s overall strategic plans.
  4. Organize and prioritize the diverse items that interrupt the daily plan to achieve optimum balance and productivity.
  5. Give the right jobs to the right people in the right way to ensure accuracy and efficiency which ensures maximum operational functions.
  6. Use tools and tricks to store information long-term for easy recall.
  7. Decipher the internal change-resistance code and reprogram the team to achieve breakthroughs.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Module 1: Solutions for the Overwhelmed
  • Module 2: Presenting Your Ideas with Powerful Communication
  • Module 3: Harnessing Time and Priorities
  • Module 4: Organized and Interruption Free
  • Module 5: Motivation for Delegation
  • Module 6: Master Your Memory
  • Module 7: Breaking the Barriers that Obstruct Change
  • Conclusion


Course Agenda

  • Zoom to the optimal perspective to be productive in the moment.
  • Clearly communicate your expectations and increase team engagement—even with challenging personalities.
  • Capture and structure all the elements of your work into a daily plan.
  • Organize resources and plan for interruptions to create a realistic approach.
  • Maximize the diversity of available resources to delegate work and ensure it is done correctly.
  • Keep track of what you need to know and recall it at the right time.
  • Use recognition, rapport, and reprogramming to overcome barriers and stay on target.

 

Courseware

  1. Course Guide
  2. Course Training Audios
  3. Course Action Guide
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Return on Impact: Success Journal for PMPs Author: David Nour PDUs: 10 Price: $90.00 Buy Now Course Description:

Access to information is instantaneous. Social tools put professional networks within arm's reach. With that context, what are the leadership strategies that will allow your organization to create and support differentiating value and to nurture ongoing relationships with your members?

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Return on Impact: Success Journal for PMPs

by David Nour

NOTE: Includes a download of the first chapter FREE.

Based on the newly released book by David Nour.

Access to information is instantaneous. Social tools put professional networks within arm's reach. With that context, what are the leadership strategies that will allow your organization to create and support differentiating value and to nurture ongoing relationships with your members?

To find out, the ASAE Foundation teamed up with business-relationship expert David Nour, author of the bestselling Relationship Economics. In Return on Impact, Nour charts the implications of a socially enabled world and the reinvention--in structure and governance, talent acquisition, listening practices, and business and revenue models--that leaders of organizations must undertake to fuel growth in the next decade.

The context for this book is today's social-media-savvy environment, but Return on Impact is not another tactical book on social media or an orientation to particular networking tools. It is a strategy resource designed to show you what will set competitors apart.

Course Outline

  • Chapter One: Do You Still Matter?
  • Chapter Two: Develop a Robust Social Strategy, an Imperative First Step
  • Chapter Three: Embrace World-Class Engagements
  • Chapter Four: Build a Different Kind of an Organization
  • Chapter Five: “iTunify” Your Capabilities
  • Chapter Six: Attract & Develop Unparalleled Social Talent
  • Chapter Seven: Socially-Enable Your Execution
  • Chapter Eight: Deploy Social Analytics to Listen Louder & Tell a Compelling Story
  • Chapter Nine: Fail Intently and Learn From It
  • Chapter Ten: Reinvent ROI

Course Agenda

  • Do You Still Matter?
  • Develop a Robust Social Strategy, an Imperative First Step
  • Embrace World-Class Engagements
  • Build a Different Kind of an Organization
  • “iTunify” Your Capabilities
  • Attract & Develop Unparalleled Social Talent
  • Socially-Enable Your Execution
  • Deploy Social Analytics to Listen Louder & Tell a Compelling Story
  • Fail Intently and Learn From It
  • Reinvent ROI

Courseware

  • Return on Impact: Success Journal for PMPs Course Guide
  • Return on Impact: Success Journal for PMPs Audio files
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The #NewNorm Webinar Series: The Top 10 Ways PMPs are Raising the Bar on their Business Acumen Author: David Nour PDUs: 10 Price: $90.00 Buy Now Course Description:

The #NewNorm Webinar Series encompasses a different approach to the training and development of PMPs. Each session of this webinar series focuses less on traditional project management processes, tools, or milestones, and more on an elevated approach to how executives think, what PMPs need to understand about key topics, and how to bridge the two worlds together.

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The #NewNorm Webinar Series: 

Top 10 Ways PMPs are Raising the Bar on Their Business Acumen

by David Nour

In our experience, few business executives truly understand (or often appreciate) the business impacts Project Management Professionals (PMPs) bring to their organizations. Similarly, many PMPs we’ve met, seldom understand the fundamental business challenges (or opportunities) that the business executives tackle on any given day.

To bridge this disconnect, PDUs2Go has partnered with its strongest ally – senior leadership advisor, international speaker, and best-selling author of Relationship Economics and Return on Impact, David Nour to design, develop, and deliver a different series aimed at raising the bar on the business acumen of PMPs.

The #NewNorm Webinar Series encompasses a different approach to the training and development of PMPs. Each session of this webinar series focuses less on traditional project management processes, tools, or milestones, and more on an elevated approach to how executives think, what PMPs need to understand about key topics, and how to bridge the two worlds together.

 Individual sessions in this webinar series include: 

  1. The #NewNorm for Project Management Professionals

  2. Best Practices for Project Managers to Measure Analytics on Social Media

  3. How to Use Social Media as a Marketing Tool for Your Next Project

  4. What Project Managers Need to Know about Creating a Strategic Plan to Grow Business

  5. What Project Managers Need to Know in Working with a Social Media Director

  6. Best Practices for Developing a Global Organization as a Project Manager

  7. Tips and Techniques for Project Management Professionals on Working with Millennials

  8. Negotiation Tips, Techniques, and Best Practices for Project Management Professionals

  9. Best Practices for Managing Turnover as a Project Manager

  10. What Project Management Professionals Need to Understand about International Expansion

In each of these sessions, David introduces proven best practices for these relevant topics PMPs face today.

Immerse yourself in this webinar series to learn, grow, and extend both your personal brand as a PMP, your reach in your project management profession and your impact throughout your organization. After all, “what’s got you here, won’t get you there!”  Join the #NewNorm, lead the change and influence a new way.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the concept of the #NewNorm for Project Managers as it relates to how business executives think.
  2. Develop a personal plan to understand the key topics that business executives are focusing on.
  3. Design a process to implement and measure analytics on Social Media in your next project.
  4. Create a strategic plan to grow your business and develop a global organization.
  5. Outline key tactics in working with Social Media Directors and ‘Millennials’.
  6. Describe the tips, techniques and practices you have learned and will implement in your next professional negotiation.
  7. Evaluate and document your plan for managing turnover.
  8. Explain your understanding of International Expansion.

Course Outline

  • The #NewNorm Webinar Series:  The Top 10 Ways PMPs are Raising the Bar on their Business Acumen 

Course Agenda:

  • The #NewNorm for Project Management Professionals
  • Best Practices for Project Managers to Measure Analytics on Social Media
  • How to Use Social Media as a Marketing Tool for Your Next Project
  • What Project Managers Need to Know about Creating a Strategic Plan to Grow Business
  • What Project Managers Need to Know in Working with a Social Media Director
  • Best Practices for Developing a Global Organization as a Project Manager
  • Tips and Techniques for Project Managers on Working with Millennials
  • Negotiation Tips, Techniques and Best Practices for Project Managers
  • Best Practices for Managing Turnover as a Project Manager
  • What Project Manager Need to Understand about International Expansion

Courseware:

The #NewNorm Webinar Series: Top 10 Ways PMPs are Raising the Bar on Their Business Acumen

  1. Course Guide  
  2. Slides
  3. Video
  4. Audio 
 
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Financially Speaking for Non-Financial Leaders: Keys To Unlocking The Language of Business Author: Made for Success PDUs: 8 Price: $72.00 Buy Now Course Description:

Financially Speaking for Non-Financial Leaders is a live classroom recording that will help project managers learn the language of Accounting.  This easy-to-follow course is designed to communicate the necessary information in practical terms, making it perfect for project managers, business owners and non-financial professionals. Armed with this new information your business will thrive and project managers will lead their team to bringing their project in not only on time, but within budget.

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Financially Speaking for Non-Financial Leaders

Keys to Unlocking the Language of Business

by Rob Hambleton

 

Financially Speaking for Non-Financial Leaders is a live classroom recording that will help project managers learn the language of Accounting.  This easy-to-follow course is designed to communicate the necessary information in practical terms, making it perfect for project managers, business owners and non-financial professionals. Armed with this new information your business will thrive and project managers will lead their team to bringing their project in not only on time, but within budget. 

Financial fluency is one of the primary reasons business professionals thrive and project teams succeed because they can communicate effectively in the inner circles of corporations.

In Financially Speaking for Non-Financial Leaders, Fortune 500 financial analyst Rob Hambleton breaks financial and accounting concepts down into easily digestible segments. Rob's industry experience combined with a step-by-step training approach will have you speaking the language of finance fluently in no time.

 In this program, you will:

  1. Learn basic financial and accounting concepts
  2. Understand important financial statements such as income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements
  3. Discover how to perform critical financial analyses
  4. Learn the importance and the processes for monthly performance review and annual forecasting

 Be intimidated no longer and learn to thrive in the financial aspects of running your projects and your business!

Learning Objectives

  1. Give an overview of the three equations and three basic financial statements.
  2. Describe the key issues to consider related to product costing, forecasting costs, breakeven, depreciation.
  3. Describe the tools used in determining the financial numbers are good or bad in trend analysis, competitive and industry benchmarking, variance analysis and ratio analysis.
  4. Describe how performing monthly analysis, annual budget/forecasting, and implementing key financial management steps will help guide your project and business succeed.
Course Outline
  • Module 1: Financial Foundations
  • Module 2: Cost Behavior
  • Module 3: The Financial Statements
  • Module 4: Using the Numbers to Run Your Business

Course Agenda

  • Gain a financial foundation by understanding 3 basic equations, 3 common financial statements, key principles of finance, and debits and credits.
  • Key issues to cost behavior related to direct vs indirect costs, variable vs fixed costs, breakeven analysis, and depreciation.
  • Connecting the key financial statements: balance sheets, income statements, statement of retained earnings, and cash flow, variance analysis and ratio analysis.
  • Using monthly performance analysis and annual and strategic forecasting to run your business.

Courseware

  1. Course Guide
  2. Audios
  3. Financially Speaking Workbook
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Own the Zone: Accelerate Your Career Author: Allan Colman PDUs: 1 Price: $77.00 Buy Now Course Description:

With this course, you will discover how to accelerate your career and dominate the competition (aka your peers) by combining techniques into a framework that will feel comfortable for any professional seeking business excellence.  This course will walk through exercises that will move you to the next level in your professional career. It also gives step-by-step instructions on how to get past the pain and discomfort of asking for advancement. 

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Own the Zone: Accelerate Your Career

by Allan Coleman

You don't want to miss this course, especially, if your competition (aka your peers) has taken it! 

By using pragmatic tactics that work, this program is designed for individuals who are seeking to: 

1. Advance their career inside their company; 
2. Build their consulting or training practice; 
3. Expand business inside the company; 
4. Get project funding/approval, or sell an idea inside their company. 

With this course, you will discover how to accelerate your career and dominate the competition (aka your peers) by combining techniques into a framework that will feel comfortable for any professional seeking business excellence.  This course will walk through exercises that will move you to the next level in your professional career. It also gives step-by-step instructions on how to get past the pain and discomfort of asking for advancement. 

Included in this course is the complementary first chapter of the newly released ebook entitled Own the Zone by Dr. Allan Colman which includes 14 best practices, a "mini-lab" and "action plan" to enhance closing skills to encourage project managers and professionals to pay attention to the details when meeting with potential clients, co-workers, executive leadership and project stakeholders.

Using years of business, academic and training experience, Dr. Allan Colman teaches project managers, business leaders and professionals how to advance their career inside or outside their company, identify high-quality prospects for projects or business and then use the quickest methods to get face-to-face, focus, pursue and close new projects and business or successfully gain project funding and approval.  With these proven tactics, Dr. Colman has generated millions of dollars for his firms and has coached hundreds of project managers and business professionals how to get new projects and more business and accelerate their careers. 

This will help you Own the Zone and Accelerate Your Career. Get your peers (aka your competition) to take this course too and you can all accelerate "together"! 

Course Outline

  • Intern to CEO
  • The Opportunity Mind Set
  • Advance Your Career
    • Why Listen to You?
    • Maximizing success for proposals and funding
  • Your Project Negotiations Start With Your Elevator Message
    • Are you a tissue or a Kleenex
    • Create your action program
  • Get Project Funding or Approval or Sell an Idea
    • Closing Tactics
    • Cure for the “project stall”
    • The 3 most effective responses to “No”

Course Agenda

  • Intern to CEO
    • Learn the secrets of accelerating in your career. From an Intern to a CEO, success can be yours too.
  • The Opportunity Mind Set
    • To develop an opportunity mind set, you must always look for opportunities to contribute to your company, expand your skills, and be recognized for achievements.Then, when these opportunities do come along, close them.
  • Advance Your Career
    • Advancing your career is not accomplished by high quality work and effort alone.Internal communication skills and becoming the "go-to" person make it happen. To maximize your success for proposals and funding, you will need to apply many marketing tactics. Learn them, practice them, and implement them.
  • Your Project Negotiations Start With Your Elevator Message 
    • If you can't describe who you are and what you bring to the table in 15 words or less, and have that message be the common opinion of who you are and how you contribute, you will never advance in your career. Learn the "4S's" of communicating this message and grow your opportunities.
  • Get Project Funding or Approval or Sell an Idea 
    • Learn the steps to closing the deal when selling your project, requesting funding, or being appointed to a new position. These steps don't start when the opportunity presents itself, but begin the day you first start working. If a project or request is stalled, implement these steps to move the project forward. Discover how to maximize rejection, if you get a "no"; remember a "no" is not a "no."

Courseware

  • Own the Zone: Accelerate Your Career Course Guide
  • Own the Zone: Accelerate Your Career Audio & Video files
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Own the Zone: Dominate the Competition Author: Allan Colman PDUs: 10 Price: $90.00 Buy Now Course Description:

Project Managers, in general, are good at planning and executing yet not so good at, shall I say it, "selling" themselves or their ideas. It seems taboo yet it works. It's what makes us go to bat to get the "super stars" for our project team, buy products from our favorite apps, stand in line for our expensive coffee or the latest in portable devices and jump into action to support our favorite brands. We're acting on what we perceive as value to solve our needs (or, wants). We, as Project Managers, have a harder time conveying to others the value we bring to the table, team, project or organization and, are at some point, left behind our peers (our competition).

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Are you looking for a way UP?

Most Project Managers are looking for a way UP. Whether it's inside or outside their project, organization or company, they're looking to accelerate their PM career. Now, today, first quarter or this year. The biggest challenge is, HOW?

Project Managers, in general, are good at planning and executing yet not so good at, shall I say it, "selling" themselves or their ideas. It seems taboo yet it works. It's what makes us go to bat to get the "super stars" for our project team, buy products from our favorite apps, stand in line for our expensive coffee or the latest in portable devices and jump into action to support our favorite brands. We're acting on what we perceive as value to solve our needs (or, wants). We, as Project Managers, have a harder time conveying to others the value we bring to the table, team, project or organization and, are at some point, left behind our peers (our competition).

You don't want to miss this course, especially, if your competition (aka your peers) has taken it! 

By using pragmatic tactics that work, this program is designed for individuals who are seeking to: 

1. Advance their career inside their company; 
2. Build their consulting or training practice; 
3. Expand business inside the company; 
4. Get project funding/approval, or sell an idea inside their company. 

With this course, you will discover how to accelerate your career and dominate the competition (aka your peers) by combining techniques into a framework that will feel comfortable for any professional seeking business excellence.  This course will walk through exercises that will move you to the next level in your professional career. It also gives step-by-step instructions on how to get past the pain and discomfort of asking for advancement. 

Included in this course is the newly released ebook entitled Own the Zone by Dr. Allan Colman and its associated workbook which encourages project managers and professionals to pay attention to the details when meeting with potential clients, co-workers, executive leadership and project stakeholders. This course will walk you through "mini-labs" that will help you create an "action plan" to move you to the next level in your professional career. It also gives step-by-step instructions on how to get past the pain and discomfort of asking for new projects, business, project funding or buy-in on a new idea.

This course will prove to be a very effective guide to advancing you in your career or business.  Project Managers or professionals in any field should keep Own the Zone ebook handy and read it regularly until it becomes second nature. 

 In addition, this course will provide pragmatic techniques to:

  • Enhance the effectiveness of your individual marketing tools
  • Maximize the impact of your project proposals and pitches
  • Increase the leverage of your portfolio of relationships 
  • Improve the conversions of your long term project pipeline
Using years of business, academic and training experience, Dr. Allan Colman teaches project managers, business leaders and professionals how to advance their career inside or outside their company, identify high-quality prospects for projects or business and then use the quickest methods to get face-to-face, focus, pursue and close new projects and business or successfully gain project funding and approval.  With these proven tactics, Dr. Colman has generated millions of dollars for his firms and has coached hundreds of project managers and business professionals how to get new projects and more business and accelerate their careers. 

This will help you Own the Zone and Dominate the Competition. Get your peers (aka your competition) to take this course too and you can all accelerate "together"! ;-)
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