Classes and Workshops

 

Doing is the best way of learning - getting both practice and answers on something just learned in a book or a class.  

IvyBay Consulting, LLC, offers workshops in our specialty areas of Project Management, Business Analysis, and Time Management as well as eLearning modules in both time management and new manager survival.  

eLearning modules can be purchased at the sites noted in their descriptions.

We are experienced and adept at providing remote, distributed workshops; however, arrangements can be made for on-site workshops.

 

Workshops contain a mix of instruction, interactive/guided discussion, and practical exercises.  Each workshop contains specific basic content and is tailored prior to delivery to incorporate our clients' needs, processes, participants, and corporate cultures. 


Materials are provided for all workshops.

 

 

In many companies, a person is promoted to management without a clue what to do.    If you're in a company that doesn't have extensive new manager education, we cover the important basics of management in our New Manager Survival Guide eLearning modules.

  • Communication:  Communication is a vital part of management and the first skill to master.  There are important differences and nuances that are specific to management.  This module will help you avoid trouble and establish good relationships with your team. [IN BETA]
  • Employee Motivation and Development:  Happy, motivated employees are productive employees who stay and grow with the company.  As a manager, you are instrumental in providing that motivation and helping employees plan for career development.  Learn the basics of uncovering and satisfying employee motivations and creating workable employee development plans in this module. [IN DEVELOPMENT]
  • Performance Management and Reviews:  This is a soup to nuts guide to creating plans, setting performance expectations, managing poor performance, and writing and delivering performance reviews.  Performance management is key to keeping your department on track and delivering.   Managing good performance is the easy part, but needs attention; managing poor performance is tricky and needs to be handled professionally.  This module leads you through both the good and the bad in performance management and evaluation. [IN DEVELOPMENT]
  • Workload Identification and Management / Interviewing:  You need to keep track of who in your department is doing what work as well as figuring out what your staffing and skills needs are now and will be in the future.  Not only that, you'll have to hire new employees from time to time.  This module gives you some tools to identify and manage your team's workload as well as guidelines for successful interviewing.  [IN DEVELOPMENT]
  • Managing Up:  You've been managing your manager your whole career.  Now, you have to manager your team, your manager, and all the interactions between them.  It's a little tricky, but with some ground rules and guidelines you can juggle it all.  [IN DEVELOPMENT]

NOTE:  All modules are available for live/remote training immediately for groups and companies.  These modules are eLearning modules - at your own pace when you want them.

We all have things to do.  Lots of things to do…and there never seems to be enough time to finish everything.  In today's world, time management is the cornerstone of productivity, both personal and professional. Unfortunately one size does *not* fit all in the world of time management.  This workshop introduces the basic elements of time management, guides participants to an understanding of their own needs, preferences, and processing requirements, and assists each participant in creating a personal, tailored time management system and implementation plan.

Unfortunately, very busy people rarely have time to take out for a class.  This eLearning module helps you customize a time management system that works for you.  

You learn concepts and build your system a piece at a time, so you get relief immediately and can return to the course to build out your system as you're able.  All on your own schedule.

  • Insights into your learning/working style
  • Elements of a time management system
  • Tools and techniques to incorporate into time management systems to make them more streamlined and easier to manage
  • Creating your personal time management system
  • Specific personal plan for moving forward with a new or improved time management system

 

Cost: $50

You can purchase the course here.  A link to the course will be sent to the buyer email address you enter during the purchase.  If you'd prefer sending the link to a different email address (email address is your course identifier), just note that in the notes section.

If you have days like this (click on image), this course is for you!

Subject:

Using Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) knowledge, tools, and techniques in managing people and balancing individual needs with group and company goals.

Description:

By definition the most important part of management is working with people.  There is balance with company needs, budgets, and all the administrative needs running a department.  There are hundreds of tools and techniques for managing people, but without applying basic emotional intelligence concepts the standard tools won't work.  Achieve balance in  your organization by understanding concepts and techniques associated with Emotional Intelligence in a practical and immediately applicable workshop.

Topics:

  • Definitions
  • Learning styles
  • Employee development plans
  • Working with other groups
  • Team building
  • Motivation
  • Celebrations
  • Communication and connections
  • Working with geographically distributed teams
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Balancing people management and emotional intelligence with company goals and requirements

Customizations:

 

  • Tailoring for sponsoring organization geographic make-up

 

About the Workshop Presenter:

Kim Wasson has been working with emotional intelligence tools and principles for over 15 years.  She has presented emotional intelligence sessions at the last two PMI Global Conferences.

 

 

Subject:

Using Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) knowledge, tools, and techniques in managing projects

Description:

One unhappy person can ruin your beautiful plans.  The process side of project management is disciplined and relatively finite - the real challenge comes with managing the people involved with the project and their day-to-day motivations, interactions, and issues.  Emotional Intelligence tools and techniques can help manage the people side of the equation and make following processes easier for your team.  Cultural Intelligence (CQ) plays an important part in managing the people side of project management, even within co-located teams.  

Topics:

  • Definitions
  • Learning styles
  • Effective meetings
  • Working minutes and reports
  • Team involvement
  • Working with other groups
  • Team building
  • Motivation
  • Celebrations
  • Communication and connections
  • Working with geographically distributed teams

Customizations:

  • Using the resources of the sponsoring organizations
  • Tailoring for sponsoring organization geographic make-up
  • Food as a project management tool

About the Workshop Presenter:

Kim Wasson has been working with emotional intelligence tools and principles for over 15 years.  She has presented emotional intelligence sessions at the last two PMI Global Conferences.

Company Won't Sponsor a Workshop?

Looking for some help on this topic but  your company isn't interested in sponsoring a workshop?  Kim also does individual coaching.  Check out our coaching packages.

 

 

Subject:

This workshop is tailored to an organization's specific project management needs and questions

Description:

Every organization has specific project management challenges to overcome as well as areas of skills development important to the project managers in the organization.  This workshop is completely customized to the sponsoring organization's stated needs.

Example Topics:

  • Personnel moves/retraining from other organizations (Support, Engineering, etc.)
  • Difficult situations in project management
  • Metrics
  • Contractors and/or turnover issues
  • Characterizing projects and/or clients
  • Project management expectations
  • Team management
  • Project management trends
  • Selected topics from other IvyBay Consulting workshops

 

Company Won't Sponsor a Workshop?

Looking for some help on this topic but  your company isn't interested in sponsoring a workshop?  Kim also does individual coaching.  Check out our coaching packages.