UHR Project Management Program

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)

2019-2020 Tier 1 UHR Project Management Workshops
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)

2019-2020 Tier 2 UHR Project Management Workshops
Date Time Tier 2 Workshop Title Workshop Location
January 23, 2020 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • What Type of Project Manager Are You?
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Developing Decision Models
Palmer Commons - Great Lakes North
June 10, 2020 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Identifying and Managing Risks
  • Managing Bottlenecks
  • Defining Quality 
  • Data: When and How to Use It
Wolverine Tower Suite G18

Tier 3 Workshops (Practitioner)

2019-2020 Tier 3 UHR Project Management Workshops
Date Time Tier 3 Workshop Title Workshop Location
February 13, 2020 3-4:30 p.m. Project Management Code of Ethics & Ethical Decision-Making Wolverine Tower 10004
March 26, 2020 3-5 p.m. Effective Communication/Transition from Project to Program Wolverine Tower 10004
April 9, 2020 2-4 p.m. Using Lean Tools in Project Management Kipke Conference Center Room 2029
May 28, 2020 3-5 p.m. Using Liberating Structures Tools in Project Management ASB, Suite 2030, Training Room 2045