Project Management for Non-Project Managers

  • July 28, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • University of Phoenix. 12802 Tampa Oaks Blvd, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637


Program Overview

Are you confident in your ability to manage a project from start to finish – on-time, on budget, and per specifications?  You may not be formally employed as a Project Manager, but anyone who oversees a workplace activity from inception to completion needs to know and understand the basic principles and tools of project management to ensure a successful outcome.   

Getting the skills you need to stand out in the workplace often requires ongoing education. Be more effective in planning, organizing, and controlling your projects.  By broadening your skillset and deepening your knowledge you can position yourself for greater results and opportunities.


Why You Should Attend

  • Learn the basics of the project management process and the tools needed to manage small- to medium-size projects.
  • Project planning and project implementation will be explained and how these processes play into delivering a project on time, on budget and according to specifications.


What to Expect:

  • Participants will receive a Project Management Workbook to use during the workshop and as a takeaway for future reference.
  • Teams of three will work together on an actual project to put the learned skills into practice during the workshop.
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided


Learning Objectives

·         Describe strategies for defining project requirements

·         Identify the elements of a project plan

·         Identify how to execute a project plan

·         Explore how to monitor the progress of a project

·         Examine how to negotiate for success

·         Identify ways to evaluate the management of the process


Who should attend?

This course is designed for professionals who want to gain a foundation of the principles of project management and increase their ability to efficiently and effectively manage organizational projects.


What to bring:

Example of a work project you are currently planning, a project that will be starting soon, or one that you have done in the past.  Teams will select one of these projects as their focus during the workshop.


  • Date/Time:  Friday, July 28, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Location:  University of Phoenix. 12802 Tampa Oaks Blvd, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL  33637
  • ATD Florida Suncoast Chapter Member Cost
    • Early Bird (registered by June 30, 2017) - $175.00
    • After July 1, 2017 - $199.00
  • Non-Member Cost
    • Early Bird (registered by June 30, 2017) - $225.00
    • After July 1, 2017 - $249.00



  • Dr. Robert Armbrust

Dr. Armbrust is currently the Director of Academic Affairs for the University of Phoenix in Central Florida. His business background includes leadership positions with Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Miller Brewing Company, Coca Cola, H.J. Heinz and Perrigo Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Armbrust operated his own project management and business consulting company for six years before joining the University of Phoenix. Educationally, he completed his BS degree in Industrial Management from Franklin University, an MBA from the University of Louisville, and a PhD from Saint Louis University.

  • Mr. George Olson

Mr. George Olson retired from Lockheed Martin (2011) and IBM (2013) after a thirty one year career.  Executive-level program management responsibilities for several major DoD programs, included TRIDENT, DDG, F-16, C-130, and F-35.  The majority of his professional career he provided our military with the equipment and training necessary to accomplish their mission.  Extensive experience in Program Management (20 years), People Management (22 years), Operations/Supply Chain (13 years), and leadership roles.   He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force (we thank him for his service!) and is an Adjunct Professor for University of Phoenix.  Since his recent “retirement” from the business world, he has become actively involved volunteering for numerous organizations to include Veteran’s Administration, JMJ Pregnancy Center, Feeding the Homeless, Special Olympics, and Habitat for Humanity (just to name a few!)  George earned a bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Wyoming.