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Seminar: Navigating the People Side of Projects: Best Practices for Establishing Your Project Team and Leading Through Conflict
Event : 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (All day)
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Program Description: 

It’s day one of a new project – you’re optimistic – new team and stakeholders – interesting project. Everyone is excited …at least that’s how many projects start. Yet something happens along the way…missed assumptions…unclear roles…hidden agendas…and suddenly that nirvana of a team is at each other’s throats. How do you handle this?

Navigating the people side of project management is an essential skill for any successful project manager. There aren’t magical answers to every dysfunctional situation you’ll face, but the smart PM has a variety of tools available to handle conflict, both personally and amongst team members. 

This seminar will explore the critical elements of establishing your project team from a team development perspective. In addition, you’ll dive into your own style of handling conflict, with the assistance of an assessment called the Conflict Dynamics Profile. Learn both constructive and destructive tendencies you have in approaching conflict situations. Uncover what pushes your hot buttons.

We’ll work on skill building in conflict management and apply principles to real life situations. Mediating between team members in conflict will also be covered. We’ll use a variety of learning mechanisms: small group discussions, lecture, large group debriefs, and dyad practice. Each participant will receive a personalized printout of results from the Conflict Dynamics Profile, a 40 page development guide, and various tools you can take back to your work.

Special Instructions: 

Special Instructions:

Register no later than Thursday, August 17th. 

The assessment link will be sent by email.  It takes 20 – 30 minutes to complete.

Reservations through 8/06/17: 
PMI-MN Member 280.00
Non PMI-MN Member 330.00
Partner PMI-MN Member 266.00
Cost for Partner Non PMI-MN Member 313.50

Registrations after 8/07/17:
PMI-MN Member 335.00
Non PMI-MN Member 385.00
Partner PMI-MN Member 318.25
Partner Non PMI-MN Member 366.75

Cancellation: Full refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee per registration, will be granted to written requests received through August 15.

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Carolyn Hildebrandt’s career in organizational development and change management spans over 25 years. She is
a licensed psychologist in Minnesota and
a Certified Prosci Change Manager, experienced in managing conflict and change in many types of situations. Currently she is the Senior Organizational Change Project Manager for Health Partners, partnering with Project Managers on critical change management strategies for key technology projects. She also is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul