Session #701: Preparing to Lead: Essential Project Management Skills for the HR Professional, Part I

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions on how to lead projects from the planning stage through to their successful completion within budget and on schedule.


Managing projects can be challenging, especially if they span multiple divisions, time zones and even countries. Done wrong, it can destroy careers (or your company!). Done right, it can garner you the respect of the C-suite. From global outsourcing to rolling out an ERP system to leading change management initiatives, you have the unique opportunity to spearhead projects that can directly affect your company's bottom line. To do so though requires your project management skills to be in peak performance and constantly at the ready. This highly interactive session will help you be prepared to lead by providing in-depth step-by-step instructions on how to 1) plan for success, 2) manage and execute and 3) deliver results all while 4) meeting budget and schedule requirements. Grubb will teach you how to garner support across the organization to ensure the success of your project before, during and after implementation. You will learn how to develop metrics to measure your human capital to determine fit for your project management team including how to organize and inventory skills, knowledge, personality, availability and previous experience to meet a project's requirements.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Valerie M. Grubb

Valerie M.

Val helps companies grow their bottom line by elevating employees from tactical thinkers to strategic leaders. She accomplishes this through keynote speaking, training and executive coaching.

With extensive corporate experience including founding the Oxygen channel and InterActiveCorp, and senior leadership roles in NBC Universal and Rolls-Royce, she understands how companies work on the shop floor, in the C-Suite, and everywhere in between.

Valerie obtained her mechanical engineering degree from Kettering University and her MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Val’s book, Clash of the Generations: Managing \the New Workplace Reality (Wiley), helps leaders manage multiple generations in the office.


Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Preconference Workshop
HR Expertise
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