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Featured Programs

Each semester the Talent Management team highlights unique learning opportunities. Featured programs may include access to one-time vendor-delivered programs, guest speakers, or trending topics not typically available on our semester calendar.

Check out these unique learning opportunities.

Project Management Series
Date Time Description
February 11, 2022 10:00 am - Noon

***Please note that this is a four-part program and that participation is expected in all four parts of the program to receive credit for attending.***

Part I: Project Management - Overview

This session defines a project and examines the five main project management process groups. Participants will learn about the PM Triple Constraint and how it applies to all projects. Begin working on small group in-class project. Who Should Attend: These sessions are designed for anyone new to project management. Stakeholders, sponsors, first-time project managers, as well as team members will find value in this session

February 18, 2022 10:00 am - Noon

***Please note that this is a four-part program and that participation is expected in all four parts of the program to receive credit for attending.***

Part II: Project Management - Initiation and Planning

Participants will initiate the project with kick off and Charter sessions. This involves identifying stakeholders and requirements gathering. Planning will occur leveraging common PM tools to accomplish this while continuing to work on the small group in-class project.

February 25, 2022 10:00 am - Noon

***Please note that this is a four-part program and that participation is expected in all four parts of the program to receive credit for attending.***

Part III: Project Management - Execution with Monitoring and Controlling

Participants will venture into execution of the project learning the tools to assist in this process such as: The Communication Plan, Risk Management Plan, RACI Matrix and a few more tools to assist in the successful completion of the project. Work will continue the small group in-class project.

March 4, 2022 10:00 am - Noon

***Please note that this is a four-part program and that participation is expected in all four parts of the program to receive credit for attending.***

Part IV: Project Management - Closing, Methodologies, and Soft Skills

Participants will focus on what is necessary to bring a successful project to a close. Participants will again focus on communication but also the importance in leveraging soft skills to assist in the entirety of PM. Work on the small group -in class project will be completed.

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Negotiation Series
Date Time Description
March 22, 2022 9:00 - 11:00 am

Negotiation Skills for Daily Work and Personal Life

Negotiation is a skill we all use every day. In two, two-hour sessions, learn the key strategies and rules of negotiating. Then delve into the intangibles of competing, problem solving, and resolving conflict situations. Examine how leverage works. Explore principles and tactics of persuasion – time-tested ways to get people to do things they might otherwise not do. Learning these principles will help you in your daily interactions both in the workplace and in your personal life. 

*Please Note that this is a two-part program, and that participation is expected at both sessions to receive credit for attending.*

*Additional Note: This training includes the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument Assessment. The fee for the assessment is included at no cost to you but must be paid for by Talent Management -- based on number of registrants – so be sure to check and mark your calendar before fully committing to attending. You’ll receive a separate email about 2 weeks prior to the training, requesting you to complete the assessment. 

March 24, 2022 9:00 - 11:00 am
Penn State Extension Programs
Program Date Time Location
Living Your Best Life: Preserving Food at Home and Food Safety On-Demand On-Demand Online
Living Your Best Life: Physical and Mental Health Webinars to Help You Navigate Your Way On-Demand On-Demand Online