This course provides several useful handouts and exercises relating to absence management.

What is ‘Absence’? And how do we go about managing it and reducing it wherever we can, without falling foul of employment law?

This training has been created to help safely navigate you through the minefield of absence management, paying attention to issues of systems, procedures and organizational culture along the way. Using a selection of exercises, activities and sample documents, the course examines some traditional methods of management as well as some more contemporary and innovative ways of keeping a lid on casual absence. Participants will take away a number of practical tools and ideas to enable them to target performance improvement when back at their desks

Duration                            Learning Credits

1 day-8 hours of                 8 PDU’s


Public Classroom Pricing:    

Early Bird Price: CAD 649.00

Regular Price: CAD 799.00

Instructor-Led Virtual Live Pricing:

Early Bird Price: CAD 549.00

Regular Price: CAD 699.00

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Course Outline

Course Introduction

Section 1: Concepts, Methodology and Lifecycle review

Section 2: Project Initiation

● Project Charter Essentials

● Stakeholder Analysis – Taking it up a notch

Section 3: Project Planning – Managing what Matters

● Refresher – Planning scope, Time and Cost

● Focusing on what matters

● Planning Risk

● Planning Quality

● Planning Communication

● Establishing a charge control mechanism

Section 4: Project Execution and Control

● Managing Human Resources

● Project Status and Reporting

● Project Controls

Section 5: Closing a Project

● Performing Proper closeout

● Identifying and Implementing Meaningful Lessons

Section 6: Project Integration: Putting it all together

Who can attend?

● Project Managers

● Program Managers

● Portfolio Managers

Learning Goals

Individuals certified at this level will have demonstrated their ability to:

● Identify key contributors to project failure and apply specific project management techniques to reduce those causes.

● Perform project initiation activities in a meaningful way to build a solid project foundation.

● Construct a robust communication that involves a “team contract” to ensure effective and efficient communication throughout the project.

● Explore key areas of project risk, assess their impact and identify options for responding.

● Discuss the area of quality planning and the measurement of the cost of quality.

● Review planning practices and approaches to establish a realistic project definition and approach.

● Plan specific actions to overcome key challenges of working within a Matrix Organization.

● Apply techniques to reduce scope creep during project planning, monitoring, and control.

● Compare current project status to the original plan to identify potential problems and make proactive decisions based on accurate data.

● Perform project control activities to ensure realistic reporting and to allow preventive and corrective action where required.

● Recognize elements of a properly closed out project, and avoid the “project that never dies” syndrome.

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