Project and Change Management Collaborators (PCMC) is a vibrant and responsive peer network at the University of Minnesota. We strive to advance knowledge and foster exceptional results in project and change management.
The PCMC creates opportunities for UMN professionals to:
PCMC supports University staff taking a project and change management approach to their work as well as those in formal project and change management roles. PCMC recognizes that anyone can benefit from project and change management principles and tools even those without "project management" or "change management" in their job title or description.
December 2014: Leveraging Employee Engagement to Improve Project Success
We were all recently invited to participate in the University’s annual employee engagement survey. What happens next and how can the data be useful to increasing engagement? How can we use engagement strategies in our project work? Come learn about tools and and resources to help improve your project and work teams. Small group discussions will focus on how to plan and implement engagement principles into your day-to-day work to facilitate team effectiveness.
Dr. Brandon Sullivan is the Director of Leadership and Talent Development (formerly Organizational Effectiveness) and leads the University’s employee engagement strategy. Before joining the University, Dr. Sullivan led employee engagement at Target Corporation and worked extensively within the corporation on leadership development and talent management.
Lea Bittner-Eddy, MSc, is an organizational development consultant specializing in employee engagement in Leadership and Talent Development (formerly Organizational Effectiveness). In this role she provides consulting on capacity building, change management, leadership development, and improving workplace cultures as part of employee engagement action. Lea also works with HR partners throughout the University to facilitate engagement knowledge and action through sharing of resources and engagement-focused communities of practice.
November 2014: Integrating a Vendor Into Your Projects
Heather Noble, U of M Senior OIT Project Initiation Consultant,
Jennifer Amys, CEO & Fredrick Blocton, President of UpNet,
Reynaldo Lyles, President of YFI Technologies, and
Dharani Ramamoorthy, CEO of Xylo Technologies.
Light refreshments provided.
October 2014: Working with Minnesota Nice in your Projects
If you attended the program you noticed the presenters taking notes regarding strategies for working with Minnesota Nice. Those notes have been complied and are listed below:
Thanks again to Corey Bonnema and Jerilyn Veldof for taking the extra time to document this for the group.
"A great source of new ideas"
"PCMC has 'de-mystified' much of the project/change management world"
"Extremely helpful in building my skills"
"A great way to connect with experienced project managers"
"At every meeting... I've made a contact that has benefited my work"
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