Date: March 6 & 7 - 9:00am-5:00pm (must attend both days)
Location: Stewart Biology Building, room S3/3
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. You will learn to fine-tune your ability to organize and complete your work and research. From academia to industry to your personal life, these skills will help you succeed!
**PLEASE NOTE: By registering for this workshop, you consent to the sharing of some of your personal information (name, McGill email address and discipline of study) with Mitacs.**
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