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Trainer's Institute Day 5: Project Management and Career Planning

  • 09 Oct 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • First National Business Park; 14010 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor


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Trainer's Institute Day 5


Professional development opportunities for new and experienced professional concepts with real-world application, best practices, and current industry trends that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

Project Management for Learning Professionals

Morning Session (8:00am - 12:00pm)

      Facilitator: Christine Stanczak        

Being a learning professional requires many skills, such as: needs analysis, consultation, course design and development, facilitation chops, group management, Learning Management System skills and Adult Learning Principle familiarity.  It’s easy for one key set of skills to be overlooked or ignored when schedules get tight.  Project management skills are truly the vehicle to bring projects to completion on time, on budget, in a planned, organized and controlled way; all the while meeting the needs of the customer, regardless of how often they change. 

While it’s nice if learning teams have access to a Project Management Organization, complete with certified PMPs (Project Management Professionals) and standard methodologies, it certainly isn’t common. 

This four-hour workshop will delve into a simple, structured and accessible way to manage learning projects.  Project Management at its essence can be broken down into five steps:

Prioritize: Chances are, there is more than one project to work on at a time.  Figure out which comes first.

Define: Document the scope, the initial business and project objectives, the risks and constraints and alternatives for solutions.

Plan: Build a project plan by creating a work breakdown structure and a project schedule using the critical path method and Gantt charts.  Estimate and assign resources to project activities. Create a budget using a costing worksheet and create a stakeholder communication plan.  Analyze a learning gap and design and implement a solution.

Manage: Judge the status of a project by establishing and monitoring criteria, how to manager change and “catch-up” strategies for projects that fall behind schedule.

Review: Apply a standard evaluation process to capture and share lessons learned.

Managing a project doesn’t have to include many complex steps and doesn’t require fancy certifications.  Project Management only requires a simple set of steps and consistent adherence to the simple process.

At the end of the workshop, learners will leave with:

…a prioritized list of their current projects.

…a fully defined project including scope, the initial business and project objectives, the risks and constraints and alternatives for solutions.

… a project plan, including: work breakdown structure, project schedule, estimate and assignment of resources to project activities, budget, stakeholder communication plan and learning solution.

…a plan to manage the project, including monitoring criteria, change management strategies and ideas to keep the project on track.

…a standard evaluation process to capture and share lessons learned.   

Christine leads an L&D Team serving the Enterprise-oversees a robust leadership program designed for the learner who is a leader as an individual contributor to the "high-potential", who is poised for an executive leadership role; oversees the Enterprise-wide Learning Management System for 10,000+ employees across 6 distinct Lines of Business. She currently oversees the Orientation and Onboarding activities for West.

Career GPS: Vocation Design for Learning Professionals

Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

Facilitator: Kim Whiteside

The skills used to develop great training are the same skills required to design a great career plan. Participants will go on a journey of professional discovery by: identifying where they are in their careers now, determining options for where they want to go, exploring the gap between where they are and where they want to go, and designing a roadmap (Career Plan) to get them to their ultimate destination.
 * Identify your current career location
 * Determine your career destination
 * Explore the distance between your current location and your ultimate destination (Gap)
 * Design interventions to resolve career gaps

Kim has over 20 years of experience in the adult learning field. She has a master’s degree in Adult Learning and Performance from Drake University and holds three professional certifications: Executive Coaching, Experiential Learning, and Career Counseling. At Bellevue University, she spent three years working with and managing the Career Services Center. In her current role as Instructional Systems Designer at Metropolitan Community College, Kim partners with faculty and staff to create engaging learning experiences for both credit and non-credit courses.

Registration Pricing:

Single Day Event

Early Bird Member (through August 12): $185

Member (starting August 13): $210

Non-Member: $235 


Days 1-4 Package

Early Bird Member (through August 12): $680

Member (starting August 13): $750

Non-Member: $900 (includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)


Days 1-5 Package

Early Bird Member (through August 12): $750

Member (starting August 13): $835

 Non-Member: $985 (Includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value) 


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(Days 1-4 or Days 1-5 Packages)


   Location: First National Business Park - First Floor

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