Here is a sneak peak of my upcoming seminars on Project Management being held with Wagner College Office for Lifelong Learning.
On February 4, I will be teaching and helping people execute on a career in project management. What is project management? What tasks and skills can be used to diversify your career into project management? As a project manager for basically my whole career – I did not know I was doing project management until about the third year of my corporate America experience. It was not something that was taught in school; now it is but you need to be focused on it to have taken coursework in it – like some schools have a major or minor in Project Management. That being said, what you learn in a textbook is totally different than what you will learn from me – someone who has lived and breathed project management since 2001 and is a licensed practitioner Project Management Professional since 2004. Oh, and couple that with the fact I have been an educator since 2003 and think about how dynamic and exciting this seminar can be - almost too much fun to be believed but you will be learning throughout it. You will learn how to transform yourself right now into a Project Manager and how to execute and command the career you deserve in this field.
For example, let’s say you graduated and wound up being an executive assistant – a great position but maybe not where you saw yourself. Or you graduated and wound up working in a back office doing tasks that you are not sure will need to be done by a person in the next few years in that it could potentially be automated and done by computer. How do you get yourself on a track that leads to a career with growth? How do you switch industries? How do you become an executive yourself?
Having the skills to run a project, or to treat any business activity as a project, is a way to diversify yourself from the competition and is a skill set that can be transferred across any job and any industry. These skills could also be used to run your own business. I treat my business as a project; one that I am the true champion and CEO of and it is the skills I got from my project management career that helps me achieve and succeed as a small business owner.
So, in a way, taking my seminars this February at Wagner College can focus you on preparing for your career with Corporate America as well as for the potential of breaking out and starting your own business if you find Corporate America to not fit into your long term goals. How many people want to continue working for someone else for 20-40 years? You might want to take your career into your own hands by being a freelancer, a consultant or some other type of entrepreneur. I would be remiss if I did not mention my entrepreneurship course also at Wagner College Office for Lifelong Learning – it is a larger financial investment but will yield you to have a business launched at the end of the course –click here for more information: http://wagner.edu/lifelong-learning/entrepreneurship/
What do you think about my upcoming seminars? What do you think I could teach you live and in person after reading and “learning” from me via this blog? I hope to meet you on February 4! Click on the link below to register for the class - for $99, this seminar will prepare you for your future and you will see an impact on your earnings potential. Send me any questions or comments via any of my social media links or chat with me on the site for more information. Also, watch this space for a new VLOG currently in production. Happy Hunting!
Lisa Vento Nielsen