FULL! Practical Project Management

Presented by: 
The Berrant Group
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Blvd. – Party Room (2nd Floor)
Focus Area: Workplace Skills

Program Summary 

Tackling today's project-focused environment requires a straightforward, down to earth approach. In the Berrant Group’s most popular program, participants will learn practical, effective tools, and proven processes that will ensure projects stay on track and deliverables are achieved.


This session is designed for members who are new to using project management tools or who would like to start incorporating project management techniques into their work. Not sure if this session is right for you? Please contact us at aaps.pd@ubc.ca

You Will Learn To

  • Establish effective communication lines from the start
  • Develop concise intended outcomes and deliverables
  • Build a Project Charter that is simple, yet effective in getting projects off to the right start
  • Recognize and prevent common Project Management problems
  • Use criteria to determine tasks and measure the project
  • Identify and evaluate risks and contingencies
  • Effectively determine resource requirements
  • Use a Work Breakdown Structure to manage a project

You Will Learn Through

  • Hands-on exercises
  • Group Work
  • Group Discussions
  • Theory Bursts

Your Facilitators

The Berrant Group is an international training and facilitation firm based in Vancouver. Since 1995 they have provided Management and Business Skills Training, Planning Facilitation and Consulting Services.

Grant Penner and Ian Berry are the principle partners of The Berrant Group and each provide over twenty years of training, facilitation, consulting and operational experience. A balanced perspective, good sense of humour and the ability to zero in on your business needs form the essence of The Berrant Group.

Their approach balances strong, results-oriented objectives with a unique style that supports our strong belief that work must also be fun to be effective. Their clients range from private to public sector, high tech to manufacturing, and small to large sized organizations. The Berrant Group has conducted group sessions throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

What past participants have said

I really enjoyed the collaborative approach the workshop employed. I liked working with my peers on the steps to creating a successful project plan.

Project management skills and knowledge is essential to research coordinators/managers like myself. It is always a struggle to find funds to attend courses for this at UBC...I thank you immensely for this workshop.

Program Information

Practical Project Management
Facilitated by: The Berrant Group
Date: Thursday August 22, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Building: Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Blvd. [MAP]
Room: Party Room (2nd Floor)

*This session is part of a three part introductory workplace skills series. Our final session in the series will be Tools for Strategic Planning. Please note, you do not need to have taken the first session to participate.

To Register

Please email aaps.pd@ubc.ca. You will receive a confirmation notice or a wait list notice within a couple of days.

Cancellations: If you are no longer able to attend the session you registered for, please cancel your registration by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. Nearly all of our sessions have wait lists, please be conscientious of your fellow AAPS members and give 48 hours' notice so that we may fill your space. Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you have any questions regarding the sessions offered by AAPS, please contact aaps.pd@ubc.ca.

Photography: Please be advised that photos may be taken at this event for use in AAPS communications materials.

To Register

Please email aaps.pd@ubc.ca. You will receive a confirmation notice within a couple days if space is available.

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