Feeling overwhelmed by tasks and deadlines? Designed for executive assistants and other administrative professionals, this program shows how to use project management techniques to change the way you approach projects and large tasks. Learn how to plan, prioritize and manage projects and deadlines in fast-paced work environments, with less stress and better results.
Online program format
Each day of the program includes facilitator-led online sessions in real time, with ample breaks provided. The sessions are highly interactive, enabling you to network with peers, brainstorm ideas, engage in skill-building activities, and receive constructive feedback. You will also have access to self-directed resources (readings, videos, self-assessments etc.) that you can review at any time.
Executive assistants, office administrators, administrative assistants, coordinators, and other administrative staff.
“A great step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of a project. So many levels were looked at, but at a manageable pace and with great instructor interaction.”
Allison Queeley - Project Clerk, FortisBC
Benefits for you
Make sound decisions about how and where to direct your time and energy
Take better control by differentiating project tasks from daily ongoing tasks
Build skills in planning, prioritizing, monitoring, controlling and evaluating projects and timelines
Apply project management and communication processes for supporting multiple people and projects in a team setting
Overcome common project challenges and avoid getting overwhelmed
Manage project workloads more efficiently, and lead projects for maximum results
“This program was all that I hoped it would be. When I returned to my organization, I felt confident and ready to use what I have learned. I am excited to assist my department with our projects and have already been asked to review a program charter.”
Tyniel Child – Admin Assistant (IT), Vancouver Island University
Project management terminology
How to develop a project kick-off document that captures goals, deliverables and completion criteria
Identifying and communicating with project stakeholders
Using a work breakdown structure to better plan project tasks and check points
How to generate a realistic project schedule
Data sources and tools for tracking and controlling projects
Responding proactively to project risks and changes
Improving your team leadership skills in a project environment
Practical solutions to common project challenges
How to properly close out project activities
You will work on a variety of project scenarios, applying what you are learning to real-world situations. You will leave with a reference guide and templates to support ongoing learning back at work.
Tracy is an Adjunct Professor at the Sauder School of Business and certified project management professional. She works locally and internationally to help her clients deliver successfully on complex, strategic projects. Her workshops help team members improve their skills to be more effective team members on projects and in day-to-day working relationships.