Workshop Announcement

Peer Workshop on Project Management

Dates:  November 17, 2005
Location:  University of Portland (Buckley Center, Room 163), Portland, Oregon
Moderators:  Bryon Fessler (UP) and Kara McFall (OHSU)

Description:  This peer workshop will enable participants to discuss key issues of project management in an academic environment.  Come prepared to share your successes, challenges, and stories from the front line in an open, collaborative discourse.  Examples of topics that we will explore include using project charters, dealing with scope/change management, and measuring return on investment. Participants are encouraged to share lessons learned and best practices throughout the workshop. The workshop is aimed at project management practitioners attempting to bring small or large projects to completion on time, on scope, and on budget.  You do not have to have "project management" in your title to attend this workshop.  The final half hour of the workshop will be dedicated to discussing the establishment of a "community of practice" for project management practitioners within NWACC.   

Attendees are encouraged to email copies of templates, charters, ROI formulas, best practices, and other related documents to Bryon Fessler ( prior to November 11th so that CDs can be made for all attendees.
8:30 am - Continental breakfast
9:30 - Workshop begins
10:45 - Break
11:00 - Workshop resumes
12:00 - Lunch buffet
1:00  - Workshop resumes
2:15 - Break
2:30 - Workshop resumes
3:30  - Workshop concludes

Workshop size:
One staff member per NWACC institution may register on a first-come first-served basis. Additional seats may be available after the registration deadline via a waiting list.

Register for this event is closed.

Food Service:
Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Dietary preferences may be requested on the web registration form.

Location, Parking and Directions: University of Portland is located at 5000 N. Willamette Boulevard. Directions can be found at and a campus map is located at Parking at for the event will be in the event parking lot which is through the main entrance and to the right, and is marked.

Travel Reimbursements: Workshop attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. Attendees traveling to workshops from 75 to 200 miles away (one way) are eligible for a travel reimbursement of up to $100. Those attendees traveling from more than 200 miles away are eligible for reimbursement of 50% of travel costs, to a maximum of $500. Reimbursement requests need to be submitted within 14 days of the event and require original receipts.

The following hotels are within an easy drive of University of Portland. They are listed for your convenience but we do not have group rates established at any hotel.
Downtown Portland-Four Points Sheraton at 50 SW Morrison. $89.00 and up. Phone 800-899-0247 or the Mallory Hotel at 729 SW 15th and Yamhill. $95.00 and up. Phone 800-228-8657.
Airport Area– Sheraton Inn-Airport at 8235 NE Airport Way. $90.00 and up. Phone 800-325-3535.
Jantzen Beach Area (north on Interstate 5)- Best Western Meadows at 1215 N. Hayden Meadows Dr. $69.00 and up. Phone 800-448-5544.

Please email or call 503-498-8935 if you have questions.