What will I learn from Managing Successful Projects and Events?
Today’s Assistant’s duties do not end with looking after your manager’s calendar. Top PAs are now taking on more responsibilities such as managing projects and events. Managing Successful Projects and Events will take you through a project life cycle and show you how to make it a shining success, earning you praise and gratitude from your boss and respect and admiration from your colleagues.
Often without specific training, you have to be not just good, but great at so many diverse tasks, while all around you colleagues with specialised functions only have to concentrate on doing one thing well.
Isn’t it funny how often what seemed like a simple task (at least to your boss) when you were given it, can easily turn into a project, gobbling up your time, as well as resources? If you need to be more effective in managing your tasks and projects, want to feel more in control of involved colleagues and deadlines, and get help from project planning tools, then Managing Successful Projects and Events for non-project managers is for you! During the first half of the day your trainer will take you through the main steps of project management process.
This course consists of four parts:
I. Main steps of project management process:
- Project specification
- Detailed task analysis
- Project schedule
- Resource planning
- Budget planning
- Risk analysis and contingency planning
- Communication plan
II. Problem solving and creativity
We will cover techniques that help to identify the root cause of a problem, generate options, and select the best solution.
- Identifying the root of the problem
- Generating possible solutions
- Boosting your creativity
- Using your intuition and logic
- Selecting the best solution
- Considering implementation
III. Managing successful events
Since every event is a project on its own, at this stage you will already have a clear picture of the main steps you need to take to make the whole process run smoothly. The afternoon part will cover some specifics of organising events:
- Different types of events
- Describing target audience
- Setting clear goals
- Choosing best time and venue for an event
- Tips on saving money, negotiations with suppliers
- Reaching the target audience, marketing your event
You will also learn:
- The critical knowledge and skills you need to guarantee success as a project/event manager
Set realistic budgetary and delivery expectations for your manager
- Discover how to balance your daily workload with managing a project/ organising an event
- Make every project or event your own – and get the credit you deserve
IV. Pivoting to virtual events
- Business case for virtual events
We will provide you with comprehensive checklists and other useful materials that will turn the process of managing a project or organising an event into a simple task.
Your course fee includes:
-Pre & post-course activity
-Handouts – 130+ pages
-Tea, coffee & hot lunch
-Today’s PA stationery
-Lifetime support from Paul Pennant