Project Management Webinars

All employees can benefit from a project management mindset. But what does that mean, exactly? A project management mindset means understanding the big picture, tracking the moving pieces, being deadline-driven, and working as a team to get the job done. HRDQ-U’s free project management webinars help all employees understand what it takes to get projects across the finish line on time and on budget.

Featured Webinars

DARE to Be a Successful Project Manager

Are the people in your organization prepared to be project managers? It’s a role that just about everyone needs to fulfill. We’re not talking about the types of projects that require specialized degrees or fancy Gantt charts. We’re talking about everyday project management. Join us for DARE to Be a Successful Project Manager, an action-packed hour of learning led by none other than project management guru, Lou Russell.

We Can All Be Project Managers

Sure, we’re not all project managers—but we should all keep the basic principles of project management in mind, especially when working as part of a team. The important thing to understand is that no single part of a project exists in a vacuum. Every step depends on and builds off of one another. Let’s take a look at how general workplace competencies overlap with essential project management skills:

Just as communication helps prevent conflict and sets clear expectations in general day-to-day work, it does the same when managing a project. When everybody involved has a clear sense of what’s expected, when, and how, they’re more likely to be productive and do their part. Encouraging communication every step of the way helps prevent confusion about deliverables and keeps everyone on track. From the outset, define a clear method of communicating as well as some communication ground rules.

In both work and project management, leadership means employees take personal responsibility for their own work and success. Every team member should be aware of their deadlines and work hard to deliver their portion of the project as though it is the final project. When team members take this level of leadership over each step of the project, it’s more likely to run smoothly.

Every task at work has a deadline, whether it’s sending notes from a meeting or launching a product. It’s also important for every person on the team to have a clear sense of accountability for their deadlines while understanding how they affect other parts of the project. A good way to ensure deadline orientation is to lay out a clear timeline from the outset of the project and schedule regular progress check-ins to keep everything on task. Be sure to build in some extra flex days for any unforeseen complications and keep communication open.

HRDQ-U project management webinars can help improve project management skills for every employee. Get the latest tips on how to build productive, successful teams.

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Archived Webinars

Transforming Employee Development: A Manager’s Guide

Do your managers have the skills they need to develop their employees? Truth is most managers already do possess the ability to support the growth and performance of their staff. But they don’t understand how—and when—to apply their knowledge. Register today for this informative webinar that will reveal a simple and practical framework managers can use to transform the way they approach employee development.

Supervisory Skills 101 – What Makes a Great Supervisor?

What makes a supervisor great? While there may not be a quick and simple answer to that question, there is a certain set of skills for supervisors, that, when learned through time and exposure, make supervisors more effective.

Influencing Without Authority

Because the core processes of a business—ones that are responsible for creating end-products or services—cut across functions, the best and most efficient way to meet the customer’s needs is to improve the way in which people in these related functional areas work together. This collaboration enables the organization to accomplish goals and implement major change initiatives more quickly and with better quality than if each function operated as a separate “fiefdom.” Key to success in this environment is being able to work effectively with people across the organization, over whom one may have no authority.