Event Calendar

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Managing Project Schedules – (Included in LiFT 1 Series)

Start Date: 1/10/2023 11:30 AM CST
End Date: 1/10/2023 4:00 PM CST

Venue Name: MCAKC Knowledge Center

Location:
10955 Lowell Ave, Suite 1050
Overland Park, KS  United States  66210

Event Website: https://www.mcakc.org/liftprojectmanagement

Organization Name: MCAKC

Contact:
Jacki Conn
Email: jconn@mcakc.org
Phone: 913-948-9200

This session is 10 of 10 in the LiFT Level 1 - Project Management Series. Use the button below to register for this series. To register only for this seminar, click the registration button above.

Managing Project Schedules

Lunch is served at 11:30 am.
Class begins at Noon.

Most project managers know the nuts and bolts of how to put together a CPM schedule for their projects, but many don’t realize it’s one of the most important tools of great project management. This seminar dives into the strategies you can use to document your position with a general contractor to defend yourself from late changes in a project that can have severe impacts on your productivity. In this seminar, you’ll work in groups using real-world projects to apply these principles.

Target Audience: Project Managers with 0 to 2 years of experience, support staff or anyone interested in moving into a project management role or in obtaining fundamental project documentation skills.

CEUs: 0.4

Cost
$100 Signatory Members
$100 Signatory Non-Members
$150 Associate Members

Instructor
Dr. Blake Wentz has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Nebraska, and a PhD from Indiana State University. He owned and operated his family’s mechanical contracting business, Wentz Plumbing and Heating, in Lincoln, NE for five years before becoming a college professor.

Dr. Wentz taught at the Milwaukee School of Engineering for 15 years, serving as Program Director of the Construction Management Program from 2008 to 2013, and then was promoted to Department Chair of the Civil, Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department from 2013 to 2020.
 
In July 2020, Dr. Wentz was named the Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management at California State University, Chico where he teaches now.
 
He was the faculty advisor for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Student Chapter, whose competition teams have qualified for the National Finals nine times, winning the National Title in 2011, 2013 and 2019. Dr. Wentz was named National Educator of the Year for the MCAA in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2018. Dr. Wentz is also currently the 1st Vice President of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), an organization of over 100 different universities across the world and will take over as International President in 2022.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for all MCAKC events must be received prior to the event by email to jconn@mcakc.org or by phone at 913-948-9200. 

“No Shows” will be assessed a $100 per seminar fee.