I was contacted by several companies who are putting on free webinars and/or virtual conferences on project management and related topics.? I learned about a few others talking with Dave Garrett of gantthead.com while in Orlando for the PMI Global Congress so I added those as well.
This is a great way to get free training and earn some PDUs if you have a certification to maintain through continuing education.
Take a look at what they offer and try to stick to things that look like they aren’t too much above your current level.? If you are a brand new project manager or just getting interested in this kind of role, then an advanced presentation is going to assume you have a basic level of knowledge you might not possess.? It’s OK if you get lost and can’t follow the presentation…don’t get discouraged.? Just realize you need some more basic training before you can delve into advanced topics.? Feel free to leave the presentation early if you’re not following it or getting value from it.
1) ESI Virtual Event: IMPACT 2009
Oct 21, 8 a.m. EDT ? Oct 22, 8 a.m. EDT
PDUs are Category 3
2) gantthead.com: Business Driven PMOs: Dashboarding ? What executives really want
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 2 p.m. ET
3) IBM Webcast:Delivering Effective Results with CMMI in Agile Systems and Embedded Software Development
Date: Thursday October 29, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 60 minutes
4) IIL: International Project Management Day 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 8:00 p.m. EST ? 11:30 p.m. EST
Thursday, November 5, 2009 11:00 a.m. EST ? 2:30 p.m. EST
5) gantthead.com: PMXPO 2009
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