Project Management Tips and Tricks to become more Productive
As nonprofit professionals have had to completely shift their work structure, priorities, and responsibilities, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and ill-prepared. While the world changes, it is important to feel in control of your work and understanding how best to be successful within your organization. During this session we’ll go over how to become better productivity managers versus project managers through analysis of scientific approaches about how to work best, learning how to set priorities, and figuring out the best virtual tools to do the job. You’ll walk away with a better sense of why, how, and what you need to do to better manage your virtual working environment (which can translate to more productivity post-COVID as well).
About The Trainer
Rachel Werner, Owner and CEO of RBW Strategy, a woman-owned consulting firm located in the Washington, DC Metro area. She has over 17 years of experience in the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors. Due to her experience as a project manager, fundraiser, grant seeker and grant manager, she currently provides fundraising, project management and strategic planning support to nonprofit, public sector and for-profit clients. Since the beginning of her career, she has helped to garner over $35 million in funding from government, foundation, and corporate sources, and has managed over $2 billion in grant funding.
She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor’s in Arts and received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. She has also obtained a Certificate in Grants Management (2012), is a certified Project Management Professional (since 2014) and is a Certified Grants Professional (since 2010). She is actively involved in the Grant Professionals Association and regularly conducts in-person and online trainings, most notably at the Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference, the National Grants Management Association Annual Conference, CharityHowTo, Candid, Center for Nonprofit Advancement and Catalogue for Philanthropy.
Bethany Planton, GPC, SMS, SM, PO is the Founder and CEO of bmpconsulting, a grant consulting firm located in Louisville, Kentucky. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Studies from Ball State University, Bethany got her start in the grant field as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Since 2011, Bethany has worked with many different organizations such as arts and culture, after-school youth programming, historic preservation, healthcare, and community centers to secure more than five million dollars in federal, state, and foundation funds. She is also a Grant Professionals Association Approved Trainer.
Bethany earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from Western Kentucky University in 2015, the Grant Professionals Certification from the Grant Professionals Certification Institute in 2016, and the Social Media Strategist certification from the National Institute for Social Media, the Scrum Master certification, and the Product Owner certification from Scrum, Inc. in 2020. Bethany is a member of the Grant Professionals Association, Fund Raising Executives of Metro Louisville, and Young Professionals Association of Louisville. She served as the Vice President (2018-2019) and the Communications Coordinator (2019-2020) for the Kentucky Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association.
Who Should Attend?
Professionals who manage projects at their organization
What The Training Will Cover
Rethink project management to become productivity management
Priority setting and creating a hierarchy of tasks
Learning how you work best and create better habits
Virtual tools and tricks to become more productive and efficient
Online demos of how to use tools in practice
All workshops are live and recorded. It is best to attend live but if you miss the live workshop, you can watch the recordings and then reach out to the instructor with any follow up questions. After the conference, attendees will receive recordings and materials from the workshop.
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Please Note: We do not offer any other discounts for this training other than the member rate.
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