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Project Communications: One-Day Crash Course

March 08, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport
175 Jefferson Rd
Rochester, NY 14623

Event Information

Project Communications: One-Day Crash Course

Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associatesa PMI Registered Education Provider. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer, he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation.
As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®.
Carl is the United States correspondent for the United Kingdom Project Management Journal and Project Manager Today.
Project communications are a make-or-break proposition for most projects.  Communicate well, and the project will succeed.  Communicate poorly, and even the most efficient efforts may be misperceived, misunderstood and poorly valued.  In this intense workshop, participants hammer through the components of project communication and discover new tools to improve their ability to identify who they should be talking to, how and when.  The workshop also covers, in-depth, the rudiments of facilitation and presentation to take meetings and presentations from the ordinary to the extraordinary through the effective use of stories, analogies and team participation.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to—
•  Identify the components of communications models
•  Recognize which element(s) of the communications model is(are) breaking down
•  Recognize the need for different communications styles for different stakeholders
•  Employ five best practices for different communications tools
•  Build a communications plan
•  Conduct a communications breakdown “rescue”
•  Evaluate and respond to meeting attendee expectations
•  Find ways to attract attention and engage the audience intensely through stories and anecdotes
•  Sell project attributes

Course Outline:

Communications Management and Planning
    The communications model
    Stakeholder analysis
    Communications plans
    Communications validation
Information Distribution and Reporting/Presentation & Meeting Skills
    Sharing Project Management
    Preparing information
    Orienting information to set the proper tone
    Establishing how much data to share
    Managing the audience
    Facilitating creatively
    Sharing project “stories” and other anecdotes
Communications Closure
    Closing with progress
    Establishing long-term relationships
Archives and History
PDUs Earned:   
2.5 Technical Project Management
2.5 Strategic and Business Management
2.5 Leadership
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Morning Session
Lunch (Provided)
Afternoon Session


$319.00 Member Ticket
$289.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

$369.00 Guest Ticket
$339.00 Earlybird rate before March 1


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