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.

This page will be updated frequently. Please check back for new information. Last update 07/18/18.

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 Mblem 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)

2018-2019 Tier 1 UHR Project Management Workshops
Date Time Tier 1 Workshop Title Workshop Location
September 19, 2018 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Beginning Project Management - Part 1 Wolverine Tower 6017 & 6019
November 14, 2018 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Beginning Project Management - Part 2 Wolverine Tower 10004
January 23, 2019 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Beginning Project Management - Part 3 Wolverine Tower Suite 10004
March 20, 2019 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Beginning Project Management - Part 4 Wolverine Tower Suite 10004

Tier 2 Workshops (Intermediate)

2018-2019 Tier 2 UHR Project Management Workshops
Date Time Tier 2 Workshop Title Workshop Location
October 25, 2018 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. What Type of Project Manager Are You? Wolverine Tower 10004
December 12, 2018 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Stakeholder Management Wolverine Tower 10004
February 20, 2019 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Developing Decision Models Wolverine Tower 10004
March 21, 2019 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Identifying and Managing Risks Wolverine Tower 10004
April 24, 2019 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Managing Bottlenecks Wolverine Tower 6017 & 6019
May 22, 2019 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Defining Quality Wolverine Tower 10004
June 19, 2019 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Data: When and How to Use It  / SmartSheets and Other Tools Wolverine Tower 10004

Tier 3 Workshops (Practitioner)

2018-2019 Tier 3 UHR Project Management Workshops
Date Time Tier 3 Workshop Title Workshop Location
November 15, 2018 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Effective Project Communication / Transitioning from Project to Program Wolverine Tower 6017 & 6019
January 16, 2019 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Project Management Code of Ethics & Ethical Decision-Making Wolverine Tower 10004
April 3, 2019 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Using Lean Tools in Project Management Wolverine Tower 10004
May 23, 2019 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Using Liberating Structures Tools in Project Management Wolverine Tower 10004