UC Irvine Extension Showcases Industry Experts In Upcoming Project Management Webinars Free Webinars Provide Insight on Risk Management & Project Monitoring and Control Techniques

IRVINE, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Project managers from all industries looking to advance their skills and career success in the areas of project risk management, monitoring and control can participate in two free online webinars offered by University of California, Irvine Extension. The webinars will be held on Wednesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT. They are respectively titled, A Review of Project Risk Management: Lessons Learned for Increased Project and Career Success and Tips and Ideas for Project Managers: Effective Monitoring and Control.

"Webinar participants will have the opportunity to learn best practices for successful project execution, and how to create a framework of effective monitoring and control techniques," said Tom Pokladowski, director of legal and finance programs at UC Irvine Extension.  "Participants will also have the chance to hear first-hand from influential project management industry leaders with vast hands-on experience in the field."

In A Review of Project Risk Management: Lessons Learned for Increased Project and Career Success, participants will learn how the ability to effectively manage risks significantly improves the chances of successful project execution and personal career success. The goal of this interactive webinar is to review key lessons learned from past initiatives, and to assist in the understanding of how to incorporate these as part of an overall project and career approach. The webinar will be moderated by Laszlo A. Retfalvi, principal of Retfalvi and Associates, and UC Irvine Extension course instructor. Focused on leadership, accountability, and success, Laszlo is a recipient of the 2013 UCI Extension Distinguished Instructor Award.

Tips and Ideas for Project Managers: Effective Monitoring and Control will provide students with a framework of project monitoring and control techniques. Once a project begins, project managers are faced with numerous decisions, issues and problems which require attention. UC Irvine Extension instructor and guest expert Jim Baber will describe key monitoring and control areas of interest for current and future project managers.

Both webinars are part of UC Irvine Extension's Project Management Certificate Program. To RSVP for the free online webinars, visit www.unex.uci.edu/services/events/.

About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving nearly 40,000 students globally and offering more than 3,200 classes annually on the UC Irvine campus, online and at employer sites throughout California and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has served Orange County with programs and classes to help adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals, and remains dedicated to providing broad access to the resources of the University for the benefit of the public, both through University Extension certificate and specialized studies programs and a broad range of free and open educational resources including UC Irvine OpenCourseWare. Learn more at http://extension.uci.edu, or join us on YouTube or Facebook.

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UC Irvine is a top-ranked university dedicated to research, scholarship and community service. Led by Chancellor Michael Drake since 2005, UC Irvine is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system, with nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,000 staff. Orange County's largest employer, UC Irvine contributes an annual economic impact of $4.2 billion. For more UC Irvine news, visit today.uci.edu

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