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Getting Projects Done – A Workshop for the Accidental Project Manager

June 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Are you a director, program manager, volunteer, or other employee being asked to start a new program? Expand an existing one? Manage an office move? Get other projects done without formal project management training? Then you are the Accidental Project Manager!

Change and growth seem to be the default refrain for organizations. Whether it is about the push to be innovative and
unique, the constant pressure to grow programs, or creating the ability to fill service gaps in the community, it the reality of the day.

Yet, it takes real planning to manage new projects and see them to success. But where do you start? Is your organization
ready to take on this type of transformation? And who’s going to manage the changes?

In this workshop, you will learn:
– How to evaluate whether your organization is ready to take on a new project or program
– What Mary Poppins and project management have in common
– The essential elements to starting a project
– Survival strategies for the Accidental Project Manager
– Tips to develop a project plan, schedule, and budget
– Common project pitfalls and how to avoid them
– Resources to continue your project management journey

About the Presenter
Kelly White, PMP has over 20 years of experience in project management and operations, leading cross-functional teams in publishing, e-learning, online medical communication, software, healthcare, and nonprofit environments. She is the principal consultant at Illume Projects, an independent, woman owned consulting group serving Central NY and the Southern Tier. Illume Projects is a certified WBE specializing in in helping busy nonprofit executives and small business
owners save time and work more effectively.

As a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Kelly is committed to bringing teams, processes, and technology together to achieve positive results, continuous process improvement and meaningful, fun work.

Kelly is a former examiner for Partners in Performance Excellence, the state-based Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Kelly has a special interest in health care and is privileged to serve on the board of the Ithaca Free Clinic (operated by the Ithaca Health Alliance). She is a past director of programs and membership for the PMI Rochester – Ithaca branch. She is a member of the Leadership Tompkins class of 2015 and of the inaugural class of the Rev Ithaca Passenger to Pilot program for women entrepreneurs. Learn more at www.illumeprojects.com.

Registration and Payment
Register online at www.hsctc.org/workshops. If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607-273-8686 or email registration@hsctc.org.

Cancellation Policy
All registration sales are final – we are unable to refund or transfer fees onto a different workshop for missed sessions. At times a workshop may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this occurs, we will post the cancellation on our website: www.hsctc.org/workshops, email all registered participants, and refund any prepaid fees. If you plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.

Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose non-profit board and staff members cannot attend without one. To request a scholarship, email: registration@hsctc.org in advance of the workshop.

Coffee, other drinks, and snacks are provided at all workshops; lunch is not provided. Attendees at sessions in the Borg Warner Room may leave and eat lunch on the beautiful Ithaca Commons.

Special Needs
Please notify us if you have any special needs; the Coalition wishes to make its workshops accessible to everyone.
For the comfort of everyone, HSC workshops are fragrance free. We appreciate your cooperation.

Driving and access
The Library is located in downtown Ithaca on the corner of East Green and South Cayuga Streets.

Directions for accessing the Library
The Library does not open its Main door until 9:30 am, please go to the northeast corner of the building opposite the TCAT
Green Street Station, turn right and enter at the door on the right under the green canopy. The Borg Warner room is
immediately on your right.

Driving Directions
From North or South on Rt. 13 or 34: Proceed to Green Street in downtown Ithaca. Turn East (toward Cornell and
downtown) on Green Street. Proceed approximately six blocks to Cayuga St, take a right turn and proceed as below.
From South on Rt. 96b: Proceed down hill on Aurora Street to East Clinton Street.
Turn left and proceed to Cayuga Street. Turn right on Cayuga Street and proceed as below.
From East on Rt. 79 or 366: Proceed to downtown on State St hill and veer right onto Seneca St at the bottom of the hill.
Stay in the left lane of Seneca St until you come to Cayuga St. Turn left on Cayuga St and proceed as below.
From West on Rt. 79, 96 or 89: Proceed east to Fulton St. Turn right on Fulton St and stay in the left lane. Turn left on
Green St and proceed about seven blocks to Cayuga Street. Turn right and proceed as below.
From all directions: Park in the Cayuga St. parking garage behind the Library and across from the Hotel Ithaca, or in the
Green St. garage (entrance is past the “Pay and Display” and after the Cinemapolis sign on the left) diagonally across from
the Library. Please note that “Pay and Display” parking is an option but the cost is twice that of the Green St. or Cayuga St. garages. The Library does not open the main door until 9:30 am, so go to the northeast corner of the Library building next to the TCAT Green Street Station, turn right and enter at the door on the right under the green canopy. The Borg Warner room is immediately on your right.

Accessible Parking
We recommend parking on the first floor (it’s actually the second floor of the structure) of the Green Street parking garage near the lime green wall labeled “Green Street.” There is an elevator that will take you down to the ground floor which outlets at the crosswalk on Green Street. Cross the street, turn right and it’s a short distance to the northeast corner of the library, next TCAT’s Green Street Station. Enter at the door under the green canopy. The Borg Warner room is immediately on your right. If the accessible parking spots are taken near the elevator you can also go one floor up and there are more spaces next to the elevator on the roof.


June 13, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County


Tompkins County Public Library
101 E Green St
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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