2018-2019 Programs

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Think & Act Strategically

On June 13th, 2019, the UMN College of Continuing and Professional Studies hosted a webinar on "Think & Act Strategically" presented by Dick DeBlieck.  Whether or not you have a role in creating strategy for your organization, if you're in a management or supervisory position, you have a role to play in strategy execution.  You can see the video here

Process Mapping & Improvement Session

On June 25th, 2019, Keith Setterholm led us through a session on mapping business processes.  Process mapping and the analysis of those maps is the first step to managing this way. Process mapping helps people look beyond their own local activities and develop a clear line of sight to customers and their requirements. This "horizontal" perspective often challenges traditional silo thinking and ultimately demands a fresh, global perspective of how the enterprise can better meet customer needs.

2019 Technology Expo

On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 the expo featured representatives from across the University to showcase the amazing technology tools and services available to enhance your projects, increase efficiency, and be a valuable resource for your future initiatives. Thanks to all the presenters and participants!

The Psychology of Change for Project Managers

On March 14th, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies hosted a webinar on "The Psychology of Change for Project Managers" presented by Kay Quinn.  She introduced a sampling of successful strategies for tackling change using basic psychology, proven tools, and real-life stories.

TED Talks for Project Managers

On February 13th, 2019, we watched and discussed TED Talk "As work gets more complex, six rules to simplify" and, for some project humor, "The Expert".

TED Talks for Project Managers

On November 9th, 2019, we watched and discussed TED Talk "A sixth sense for project management".

The Value Proposition of Business Architecture

On October 24th, 2019, the UMN College of Continuing and Professional Studies hosted a webinar on "The Value Proposition of Business Architecture", presented by Linda Finley.  She discussed the emerging discipline of business architecture and why is it something you should know about.