In UHR, project managers are accountable for the successful delivery of complete projects such as compliance initiatives, systems changes and committee facilitation. A successful project manager must demonstrate flexibility and competency in many areas, from the traditional “hard” skills of managing schedule, budget and project scope to the “soft” skills of relationship building, change management and project communication.
The goal of this program is to provide you with the fundamental tools and strategies needed to harness the energy of key stakeholders and maximize available resources for project success. An investment in these skills will prepare you to grow in your current or future roles and meet a need for effective project management across UHR.
About the Program
The program is for any UHR staff member who meets the following criteria.
- Desire to grow professionally
- Interest in being involved in complex or interdepartmental projects in the future (such as compliance projects, committee work or strategic initiatives)
- Zero to intermediate project management experience
Participants will attend workshops, complete practical learning exercises, pursue optional outside coursework, and earn digital badges to demonstrate competencies.
Workshop Logistics and Schedule
Workshops will be led by experienced UHR project managers and senior staff at various Wolverine Tower locations. Participants should feel free to bring and eat lunch during noon workshops. Following each workshop, participants can apply to earn digital badges through Canvas upon completing practice exercises. Participants can access workshop materials, templates and other tools in the UHR Project Management Resources and Tools folder in U-M Box.
How to Register
Registration information is provided via email to UHR staff in advance of each session.
Tier 1 Workshops (Beginner)
|Date||Time||Tier 1 Workshop Title||Workshop Location|
|September 20, 2019||10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.||Beginning Project Management - Part 1||ASB - Suite 2030, Training Room 2045|
|October 24, 2019||10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.||Beginning Project Management - Part 2||ASB - Suite 2030, Training Room 2045|
Tier 2 Workshops (Intermediate)
|Date||Time||Tier 2 Workshop Title||Workshop Location|
|November 21, 2019||11:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.||What Type of Project Manager Are You?||Wolverine Tower 10004|
|January 23, 2020||11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Stakeholder Management||Wolverine Tower 10004|
|February 20, 2020||11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Developing Decision Models||Wolverine Tower 10004|
|March 19, 2020||11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||Identifying and Managing Risks||Wolverine Tower 10004|
|April 30, 2020||11:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.||Managing Bottlenecks||Wolverine Tower 10004|
|May 21, 2020||11:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.||Defining Quality||Wolverine Tower 10004|
|June 18, 2020||11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Data: When and How to Use It / SmartSheets and Other Tools||Wolverine Tower 10004|
Tier 3 Workshops (Practitioner)
|Date||Time||Tier 3 Workshop Title||Workshop Location|
|January 16, 2020||11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Effective Project Communication / Transitioning from Project to Program||ASB, Suite 2030, Training Room 2045|
|March 26, 2020||11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||Project Management Code of Ethics & Ethical Decision-Making||Wolverine Tower 10004|
|April 9, 2020||11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Using Lean Tools in Project Management||Wolverine Tower 10004|
|May 28, 2020||11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||Using Liberating Structures Tools in Project Management||Wolverine Tower 10004|