Mitacs Step: Foundations of Project Management I - Kingston (Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2012

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When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 – Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time: November 14: 8:30am - 4:30pm (Registration 8:00am SHARP)

             November 15: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Where: Queen’s University

Room: Robert Sutherland Room in the John Deutsch University Centre

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Learn to plan and work with others to get things done!

We encourage you to take this opportunity to experience firsthand the power of effective project management! From academia to industry to your personal life, these skills will help you succeed! 

All students in the MITACS network are invited to attend this two-day Project Management Workshop. You will learn to fine-tune your ability to organize and complete your work and research.

Learning Outcomes

Session one (two consecutive days)

Learning teams of approximately five people each will be formed at the beginning of this session and will work together throughout the session.  This will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create in their projects.

  • Forming new teams and learning from team members past experience
  • Principles of project management and team building
  • Understanding self and others using the Strength Deployment Inventory, a self-scoring questionnaire that identifies, motivations, personal strengths in relating, causes of stress or conflict and each individual’s typical response to conflict.
  • Creating a team agreement on practices and processes that will enhance their work together
  • Techniques and tools to increase team effectiveness at decision making
  • Project planning concepts
  • Using Critical Path Method (CPM) to schedule project activities
  • Collaborative project planning - teams will follow an interactive agenda to develop plans for selected projects
  • Risk assessment on the projects planned
  • Review and discussion of learning


Josée Blaquière

With over 25 years experience as an internal and external  organizational development consultant,  trainer and executive coach, Josée has worked with various functions and levels of management in diverse milieus from the plant shop floor to sales and customer service to accounting and engineering, to school boards, government agencies, hospital and up to executive board rooms. 

Josée is known by her clients for her great capacity to create an environment of trust, executive presence, and ability to truly listen.  She excels at simplifying complex concepts and processes, and most importantly, has the capacity to guide leaders in a process that brings meaningful bottom line and breakthrough results.

Josée graduated from American University (Washington D.C.) in Organisational Development, and from Montreal University in Industrial Relations. She is a Certified Master Facilitator of Corporate Coach U’s Coaching Clinic program and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).



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