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Creativity and Innovation for Project and Program Managers - 2017608

Friday, October 13, 2017 - Saturday, October 14, 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm

In the current global economic climate, organizations are forced to “innovate or die.” Only innovative organizations can survive the highly competitive global market. As organizations utilize programs and projects to achieve their strategies and goals, program and project managers have a major role to play in driving an organizational culture of creativity and innovation.

This seminar focuses on leadership competencies required for project / program managers to manage their teams most effectively and drive an organizational culture of creativity and innovation: developing their (own) individual creative skills, unleashing their teams’ creative and innovative potentials and building on creativity to drive innovation (both sustaining innovation and disruptive innovation) in their organization.

An innovation framework for project management will be introduced – a structured approach for program and project managers to utilize in starting and delivering innovation projects. Participants will explore ways to implement innovation using open innovation and innovation platforms.

Earn 18 PDUs with 14 class hours and pre-seminar reading assignments. Take advantage of discounted rates for PMI members. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 and snacks refreshments will be served for afternoon break.

This seminar has also been offered by the same instructor, Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, for PMI SeminarsWorld as a two-day seminar.

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Develop their creative potentials and learn to manage for creativity and innovation
  • Unleashing their teams’ creative and innovative potentials
  • Driving innovation in their organization, including sustaining innovation and disruptive innovation
  • Explore different ways to promote an organizational culture of creativity and innovation
  • Understand the innovation framework for project management

Who should attend?

  1. Project, Program and Portfolio Managers, Program Management Office (PMO) Managers/Directors who have leadership responsibilities within an organization.
  2. Project Leaders, Project Management Practitioners seeking an opportunity to lead.
  3. Project Management Consultants and Senior/Functional Managers who want to excel in leading and managing their teams.

Instructor

Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, CSM, CSPO, served as Director, PMI Board of Directors (2014 – 2016). She is past president of the PMI North Carolina Chapter (NCPMI), having served in various board member positions from 2003 to 2007. She also was a member of the PMI Leadership Institute Advisory Group in 2010 and 2011. She currently serves as NCPMI VP Programs.

Ms. Kumar’s professional career includes project development management with IBM Canada Laboratory, and PMO program management for organizations in both the private and public sectors.

Ms. Kumar has served the North Carolina State Government for several years as Project Management Office (PMO) Program Manager / Senior Project Manager with the NC Office of the State Controller and the NC Department of Transportation, managing large-scale government information technology programs and projects and participating with the state’s Enterprise PMO in the IT governance process as a statewide approver for statewide IT projects and programs.

She also served as Sr. Program Manager with AIG United Guaranty leading the EPMO in its Agile transformation effort. She has travelled worldwide, presenting on leadership development and project management in seminars and conferences. She published several conference papers as part of PMI global congress proceedings, including

  • Program and Project Managers as Creative and Innovative Leaders
  • Delivering Successful Projects …Every Time
  • Effective Requirements Management
  • Take Your PMO to the Next Level PMO
  • Essential Leadership Skills for Project Managers

Ms. Kumar holds master’s degrees in pure mathematics and in computer science from University of Waterloo (Canada), where she has also earned PhD credits in management science. She has a master's certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University. She is a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).

Fees

Member: $713 (early bird rate of $617 ends Friday, September 30th)
Non-Member: $956 (early bird rate of $860 ends Friday, September 30th)

PDUs Earned  

PMP/PgMP: 18 / PMI-ACP: 10 / PMI-SP: 10 / PMI-RMP: 10 / PMI-PBA: 10
Technical: 6 / Leadership: 6 / Strategic and Business Management: 6

Location

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center, 1501 Lake Hearn Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30319 

Please note that walk-ins on the same day as class are not allowed. Registration must be completed on-line in advance of RSVP date provided in course description. 

* For information on the event, please contact Assistant VP of Certification & Education or leave a voicemail message at 214-763-5901.

 

Event Properties

Event Date 10-13-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 10-14-2017 4:30 pm
Cut off date 10-12-2017
Individual Price $713.00
Location
Hilton Garden Inn-Atlanta-Perimeter Center
1501 Lake Hearn Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, USA
Hilton Garden Inn-Atlanta-Perimeter Center
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