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"Introduction to Project Management" Workshop Offered by FGCU Florida Institute of Government

FORT MYERS, FL - Managers and employees from both the private and public sectors are invited to attend a one-day workshop “Introduction to Project Management” presented by the Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. The workshop will be at the Center for Professional Development at Edison Community College.

Designed for managers, team leaders, project managers and others with the responsibility for planning and implementation of projects, the course is an introduction to concepts and tools which can be applied immediately.

Develop an action plan with accountability for an objective or task
Estimate and plan for project resources, critical path and a project budget
Develop a work breakdown structure and Gantt Chart for a project
Identify critical success factors and techniques for monitoring progress
Learn how to perform your role as a project manager
Learn how to utilize Microsoft Project software in project management

Jim LaRue is instructor for the program. He is president of LaRue Planning and Management Services and has more than two decades of government management and consulting experience. His firm provides organizational assessments, customer service programs, retreats and a variety of seminars customized to the client’s needs. His background includes time spent as a County Administrator, Assistant County Administrator, Assistant City Manager, Zoning Administrator and Senior Planner. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Texas and master’s degrees in urban and regional planning from the University of Iowa, and in political science from Memphis State University.

The central purpose of the Institute is to help promote superior performance in government and nonprofit organizations through quality training, consulting and technical assistance. As an accredited comprehensive public university, FGCU addresses the higher educational needs of Southwest Florida and provides a learning-centered environment that offers high quality educational opportunities for the general public, such as administratively hosting the Institute.

For more information, contact Joanne Hartke, Director of the Institute, at (941) 590-7815. Registration for the workshop is $66.

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