Leading Without Limits

Project Management

Managing Projects without Projects Managing You

Workshop Overview

The reality of getting things done in today’s workplace has become more challenging (and frustrating!).  As evidence of this, it has been estimated that over 70% of all projects in Corporate America never reach completion - wasting scarce resources, limited time and critical opportunities.

Despite this reality, managing a project is the only way to bring people and resources from across the organization together for any hope of successful execution to impact the business. Managing Projects without Projects Managing You is designed for anyone in business – from the mail room to the board room – who may be called upon to lead or contribute to a project that impacts the business (and inevitably your career).

Available Dates:

March 20, 2019, Smooth Rock Conference Center, 8:30am - 12:00pm

Workshop Outline

Title Overview
Day 1
  • What is a project?

  • Project Lifecycle

  • Defining a project (scope, desired results, budget, timeframe, resources)

  • Identifying the business case and ROI to justify the project

  • Project Initiation - Project Sponsors

  • Project Delegation - Project Stakeholders

  • “Drafting” your project team - and then keeping them happy enough to stay on your team

  • Influencing people who aren’t on your team

Workshop Leads

Tom Horvath

Tom Horvath

Tom Horvath’s professional career has taken him from the mailroom to the boardroom with roles ranging from Customer Service Rep to Chief Operating Officer. Regardless of the job titles or role, Tom’s passion for “inspiring excellence” is steadfast – in fact, it is his personal life purpose.

His career illustrates practical expertise in strategy formulation, leadership consulting, executive coaching, supervision skills, performance management, marketing, sales, process improvement, product development, training design & delivery and project management. In the role of Chief Operating Officer in two organizations, Tom provided oversight and coordination of teams focused on Human Resource management, Legal, Marketing, Purchasing, Finance, Pricing, Warehouse/Logistics and Customer Service. These skills and capabilities were developed at such blue chip companies as Prudential, Standard Register, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and CNL. In addition, Tom has led a variety of consulting engagements around the globe with all sizes of companies and non-profit organizations. Notable career milestones include spearheading various departmental teams at Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation (resulting in their selection for the 1997 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award); top decile sales performance; and several community leadership awards.

Tom received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Florida and his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University.  He has extensive experience as an adjunct instructor with Cornell University, Penn State University, the Crummer School of Business - Rollins College and the University of Porto – Portugal.  Tom shares the integration of theory with practical application to the world in which we operate. Community stewardship includes volunteer leadership roles with the Central Florida YMCA, Junior Achievement, Rotary International, Priority Associates, The Jobs Partnership of Florida and the International Community School.