Virtual Education: Project Management Essentials

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
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January 31, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET | 0.1 CEUs 
Project Management Essentials and How To Capitalize On Your Strengths To Fuel Success

Jason Mackenzie, Park Planning and Development Manager, Hillsborough County
Samantha Phillips, Project Manager, Hillsborough County

Whether your projects are intergalactic or next door, project management can be daunting. From change orders, procurement setbacks, production delays, and more. In this session, we will identify essential project management steps, recognize common pitfalls, and show you how to capitalize on your individual strengths/transform your weaknesses to set yourself apart as a project manager. After this session, prepare to be fueled up and ready to launch. 

Learning Objectives

  • Outline project management essentials.
  • Understand how to capitalize on strengths and refine weaknesses for project success.
  • Identify challenges and common pitfalls throughout projects.
About Jason: Jason Mackenzie is a Parks and Rec kid with 25 years of experience as a Parks and Recreation Professional. A Florida Native and graduate of the University of South Florida, he brings experience in Aquatics, Athletics, Emergency Operations, Parks Management, Planning, and Recreation. As a Park Planner and Development Manager, he often consults his target audience and toughest critics for advice on projects…his kids.
About Samantha: Samantha Phillips is a Colorado native and outdoor enthusiast who grew up bouncing around national parks on family vacations. Since then, she has worked on various conservation and park projects including site restorations, park planning, and stormwater mitigation. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Environmental Policy and Management at University of Denver. Outside of work, her passions including spending time with her son, reading, honey, and running.

All FRPA Virtual Education Sessions are live and encourage you to stay engaged so that discussion can take place during and after the presentation. Each session has been scheduled for the time of the presentation but please keep in mind that we will have around seven to ten minutes of introductory announcements and possibly words from our sponsor during the session. These may cause the session to run over the allotted time by 10-15 minutes. 
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