Jun 24th 2020

Sanctuary Sessions: Project Management with Renee Patten

@ 6018North

Opening Wednesday, June 24th, from 1PM - 2PM

This workshop is to build skills and acquire resources to manage projects successfully from beginning to end.

RSVP for Zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/107215969852

In the training course, we’ll go through the Project Management Institute processes of initiation, planning, execution, monitor and control, and closure. The plans we will cover are scope, schedule, costs/budget, work breakdowns and activities, resources and team, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management. Tools and resources will be provided such as: stakeholder analysis worksheets; requirement matrixes; business case evaluations; and asset maps. Whether you are new or experienced in project management, you’ll be able to walk away with takeaways to start or improve projects.

Prep Prompts – please think about and come prepared with answers to these prompts.

1. What is a project you want to do and have not started yet?

2. For that project, what is the goal?

3. Then try to identify a project you have completed in the recent past. Can you think of one? If not, that is OK! Just take a minute or so to see if you can identify one.

Renee Patten is a Project Management Professional (PMP) who works for a national event technology company in Albany Park as the Manager of Innovation Projects, Sustainability Board Chair, and member of the Community Service committee.

Working with and in nature and for the environment is their passion. They are co-site lead at Montrose Metra Community Gardens and its Sunnyside Savanna, and a Chicago Park District Site Seward at Osterman Beach’s Natural Area, as well as a co-chair with the Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project, on CMAP’s Citizen Advisory Committee, and a Chicago Conservation Corps Sustainability Leader.

Project management has been instrumental for me in reaching professional and personal goals so I am excited to share what I have learned with you to improve your own projects!

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