3-hr Virtual Seminar: Project Management in Human Resources

12:00 PM ET | 09:00 AM PT | 11:00 AM CT Duration 180 Minutes

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HR professionals must have a good understanding and practical ability to manage projects


Planning is everything - and ongoing. On one thing all Project Management texts and authorities agree: The single most important activity that project managers engage in is planning - detailed, systematic, team-involved plans are only the foundation for project success. And when real-world events conspire to change the plan, project managers must make a new one to reflect the changes. So planning and re-planning must be a way of life for project managers.

To be successful in HR and strategic planning, HR professionals must have a good understanding and practical ability to manage projects. Knowing how to effectively design, develop, and implement a project from beginning to end is critical for on-time and in-budget completion. A good program matched with outstanding implementation is your organization's best assurance of success. It is also an undeniable sign of good management. Strategy creation is about doing the right things and implementation is about doing things right. Therefore, it is very important that effective implementation of your project is as good as your strategy since a great strategy is worthless if that strategy is carried out poorly.


There are certain benefits to the professional who is able to master the process of project management:
•        Achieve crucial results and ensure those results meet team, department, and the organization’s strategic                   objectives.
•       Become a master at getting things done on time, within budget, and according to those quality standards your           organization is known for.
•       Minimize the time it takes to get the job done by finding ways to deliver on your objectives within reasonable               time horizons while avoiding business cycle risks.
•       Use resources effectively to save time and money while helping teams make the best use of their valuable                 time.

Why you should attend:

You as an HR leader play a major role in shaping your company's strategy as well as ensuring that the strategy is carried out as planned. While there is much written about the creation of strategy, there is little written about implementation. Therefore, in this webinar, we will talk about strategic and effective management and implementation of programs and ways in which you, as an HR professional, can facilitate both in your company. More specifically, this session will focus on how project management is becoming a critical success factor in the overall HR organizational strategy.

Areas Covered

•       Benefits of honing your Project Management Skills
•       Understanding the Big Picture, the four processes involved in project work
•       Understanding Work Breakdown Structures and scheduling the work
•       How to Identify and Manage Risk
•       Understanding unique challenges in HR project management
•       How to extract lessons from every HR project and apply them in future projects

Session Outline:

•       The Science of Project Management and the HR Professional
•       Project Management as a Process
•       The Cast of Characters
•       A Written Charter
•       A Framework for Action
•       Work Breakdown
•       Scheduling the Work
•       Adjustments and Trade-Offs
•       Managing Risk
•       Project Adaptation
•       Getting Off on the Right Foot with Effective Meetings
•       Keeping on Track
•       The Closedown Phase
•       Managing Varied HR Projects
•       Supporting Critical High-Level Projects
•       Next Steps, Honing your PM Skills
•       Implementation Tools

Who will Benefit

•       HR Practitioners
•       HR Leaders and Team Leads
•       Organizational Strategy Leaders

Industries who can attend

This 180-minute online course is intended for professionals in the all Industry. 

Speaker Profile

Cathleen M Hampton

As a professional consultant with over 25 years of HR experience to include extensive government contracting, Ms. Hampton has been responsible for planning, developing and executing a comprehensive HR strategy in support of many client companies. Her responsibilities have included the need to evaluate complex issues, identifying options for resolving problems, and implementing comprehensive program solutions. 

Ms. Hampton is a dynamic leader who has been instrumental in growing RCH Resources into a much respected HR Services organization. She oversees diverse engagements where she partners with her clients to develop strategies using the most up-to-date and sound industry trends and practices.

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