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North Park University - Chicago North Park University - Chicago

The "Game" of Project Management: Skills for Work and Life


Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 9 a.m. – Noon

Hosted by North Park University, Chicago, IL

Half-Day Workshop: $80

3 CEUs

Registration is closed for this session.

About this Session: Managing a project is like playing a game: you need to understand the objective (beyond just winning), learn the rules, know what resources you have available, and most importantly, know how to determine if you are “winning” or not. In this half-day workshop you will learn how to define your project objective, create your rulebook, and keep score of all of your professional and personal projects to ensure your end goals are met. Using a hands-on approach, we’ll delve into the top causes of project “busts” and explore tools and techniques for planning projects and monitoring progress. Skills learned in this workshop can help improve management of both personal and professional projects.

Who Should Attend: Anyone seeking more effective ways to manage long and short-term projects

Gretchen SlusserAbout the Presenter: Gretchen Slusser comes to CGLA from thredpartners, a Chicago-based management consulting firm she co-founded in 2004.  She first became involved with CGLA as a volunteer and a donor, and has a long history of volunteerism and service both locally and internationally.  Gretchen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Marketing and minor in Political Science.  She also earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.

Gretchen has over 18 years of experience in designing and implementing project-based, technology and business solutions.  Her industry focus has been education, financial services and high-tech.  A subject matter expert with a passion for developing creative solutions that drive change has contributed to her success in the Management Consulting arena.

A passion for community and people and the desire to provide opportunities for the people of Chicago is what drives Gretchen today.  She believes that CGLA is making a difference in the lives of those they serve and she is thrilled to be a part of the organization.


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