Entre Today breakfast talk is Sept. 22

Entre Today breakfast talk is Sept. 22

The Center for Business Excellence brings you Entre Today – monthly programs featuring "just-in-time" information for the busy professional.

"Success Through Effective Project Management" is the topic for September's Entre Today program, with featured speaker Dr. Ernest Owens, C.P.M., P.M.P., lead faculty member of the Center for Business Excellence project management programs.

This event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in Room 201, Opus Hall, Minneapolis campus.

About the presentation

Today, people are hurried and have too much on their plates. Professionals in all sectors of the economy, government, and medical, education and faith communities ponder how they can take advantage of project skills to make their days more productive and reduce the repeated errors of past projects. They also need ways to influence project team members to stay on track while they keep senior management happy with their deliverables.

A successful project manager is a leader first and a task manager second. In this session, Owens will review some core principles of project management plus the skills professionals who practice project management use to create successful project outcomes. Participants will learn how to make a quick network diagram without using a software tool, produce an effective Gantt chart and understand the phases of project management. 

The registration fee schedule is:

  • $25 – UST student
  • $35 – UST alumni, faculty and staff
  • $45 – Standard prepaid rate
  • $55 – Standard door rate

For more information and to register, visit the Center for Business Excellence Entre Today Web page or call (651) 962-4600.

About the presenter

Owens is certified in project management both through St. Thomas and PMI. He teaches Strategy, Operations and Project Management in the executive, graduate, undergraduate and professional programs. He is the former director of strategic management for Unisys and his doctorate is in leadership from St. Thomas. Owens is a past recipient of the "Eleven Who Care" award for his community service to the Twin Cities area.