Using Project Management Principles to Ensure Successful Collaborations

Session Description

Want to foster consensus, collaboration and flexibility while keeping colleagues and staff focused on a common goal? Leaders at all levels can learn how to apply project management principles and best practices to projects, committees and other collaborative endeavors to ensure successful outcomes. Whether leading a project, chairing a committee, or trying to keep a meeting you attend on track, project management principles can be used to guide diverse groups and bring the focus back to a shared vision of success. Participants will be introduced to actionable techniques for improving the effectiveness of collaborative projects and for working better within and across diverse groups.

Presenter(s)
Jami Yazdani, Founder and Chief Strategist (former Library Director at Castleton University), You Can Leadership

Over more than 15 years working in academic libraries, Jami Yazdani managed complex projects and planning initiatives, facilitated meetings, and guided (sometimes reluctant) groups of diverse colleagues and stakeholders towards consensus and positive outcomes. She holds an MLIS from Louisiana State University, a Masters in Technology Management from University of Maryland University College, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute. Ms. Yazdani currently serves as Founder and Chief Strategist for Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation.

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