Event Calendar

Thursday, September 5, 2024

Project Management for Service

Start Date: 9/4/2024 8:30 AM CDT
End Date: 9/5/2024 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: MCA Knowledge Center

10955 Lowell Avenue, Suite 1050
Overland Park, KS  United States  66210

Organization Name: MCAKC

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

Project Management for Service (A Different Animal)

WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY, September 4 - 5, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a two-day seminar on Project Management tailored specifically for service-oriented projects. Unlike traditional project management, service projects require a unique set of skills and approaches to ensure success. Through a blend of group discussions, team exercises, role-plays, and real-world problem-solving scenarios, participants will gain insights into proven strategies aimed at enhancing efficiency, effectiveness, and client satisfaction.

Key Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding the Service Project Landscape: Explore what constitutes a typical day for a Project Manager in the realm of service projects, gaining insights into the distinctive challenges and opportunities they present.
  • Developing a Winning Game Plan: Learn how to craft a strategy that aligns with project goals, timelines, and client expectations.
  • Mastering the Art of Proposal Management: Break into teams to simulate the entire project lifecycle – from bidding and planning to execution and presentation – gaining practical experience in developing winning proposals.
  • Adding Value and Enhancing Communication: Discover techniques for actively listening, effective communication, and building strong client relationships that add value to service projects.
  • Pre-Bid Skills and Strategic Questioning: Hone your pre-bid skills, including the art of asking strategic questions to uncover client needs and preferences.
  • Building and Leading Winning Teams: Gain insights into team-building strategies, including subcontractor and vendor management, to assemble and lead high-performing teams.
  • Executing and Delivering Excellence: Learn best practices for project execution, ensuring quality deliverables while managing timelines and resources efficiently.
  • Financial Management and Closing Projects Successfully: Explore techniques for managing project finances, collecting payments, and ensuring project closure in a timely and professional manner.
  • Continuous Improvement and Securing Future Projects: Identify and implement best practices for ongoing improvement, as well as strategies for securing future projects and sustaining business growth.
Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your project management skills and gain a competitive edge in the ever-evolving landscape of service projects. Reserve your spot today!

Target Audience: Attendees Project Managers, Engineers, Service Industry Professionals, and anyone involved in managing or contributing to service-oriented project.

Woody Woodall started his career as a steamfitter with Local 602 in the Washington D.C. region, and after completing his apprenticeship, went on to become an instructor for the Union Apprentice Program. He has dedicated his life to teaching, coaching, and helping contractors be successful. He spent 45 years working his way through every job title in mechanical contracting. He’s served on countless committees, taught apprentices of his own, and finally after serving as the National Chairman of MSCA, he decided it was time to retire. But retirement for Woody doesn’t look like rounds of golf and beers on the beach. Rather, it’s more of an extension of his passion for education in the trades.

CEUs: 1.4

$300 Signatory Contractors
$400 Associate Members

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for all MCAKC events must be received prior to the event by email to learn@mcakc.org or by phone at 913-948-9200. Cancellations received after this time will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee.

“No Shows” will be assessed a fee (see below) and invoiced accordingly.

$50 Event Duration: Up to 4 Hours
$100 Event Duration: Over 4 Hours (Should the event cover more than one day, this fee will apply for each day of event)