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Project Management Skills for Managers, Supervisors and Project Leaders

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The universal definitions and methodologies of project management offer sharp focus, invigorating synergy and decisive planning tools to pilot new ideas, programs, and outcomes. This workshop will focus on project management tools and strategies that can be used to complete a project or achieve a performance improvement goal with greater efficiency and effectiveness. Participants will also explore how to develop contingency plans, communications plans, and to identify key roles and areas of accountability for project team members.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how to define project scope, need and feasibility, major deliverables, and milestones.
  • Learn how to define and sequence project activities within specific project phases.
  • Learn how to create a motivational project team environment with a clear purpose, goals, and working approach utilizing the unique talents of each member.

This workshop is best suited for:

Anyone who manages projects as part of an entire organization, a department, a unit, or a committee.


Melissa Shillingford is the Founder and Chief Project Management Consultant of Make Ideas Work, where she delivers trainings on Project Management and on Asset Based Community Development to social change agents. Melissa is a Board Member for Evaluate for Change, a non-profit that teaches leaders from nonprofits to use data and evaluation in their practice. Melissa is also the Training and Logistics Coordinator at JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) where she organizes leadership development trainings across the country for formerly incarcerated leaders and advocates through the Leading with Conviction and the Emerging Leaders programs. Prior to joining JLUSA, Melissa was the Director of Fellowships at the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. There, she was responsible for developing and managing several fellowship programs for students passionate about youth justice, advocacy, and philanthropy. Before PRI, she served in AmeriCorps at the Center for Civic Engagement at Northwestern University where one of her main projects was to develop and manage music mentorship programs for incarcerated young men at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Melissa earned a Project Management Certificate from Baruch College, CUNY, a joint Master’s degree in Human and Community Development and Urban and Planning with concentrations in Community Studies and Outreach & Community Development for Social Justice from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and earned her B.S from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Email workshops@supportcenteronline.org with any questions! 


October 22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Support Center
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