October Fair Lakes Luncheon - Meryl Rowley - Dynamic PM Training for the Virtual Classroom

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 7:30am

"Developing Dynamic PM Training for the Virtual Classroom and the Lessons Learned"


Meryl Rowley, MA, PMP 

President, Journey Beyond, Inc.

Location and Cost

Nortel Government Solutions
12730 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, VA 22033

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

11:30 am: Check in and Networking
12:00 pm: Presentation
12:45 pm: Q&A
1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes

Costs: None: The session is free of charge

About the Presentation:

Dynamic PM Training for the Virtual Classroom

 With the price of energy and project costs skyrocketing, smart organizations are harnessing the power of the virtual world to provide their employees with relevant project management training. In order to capture the fast paced nature of how today’s learners use technology, a variety of dynamic media must be employed.

 Lessons learned are an important part of capturing feedback, gathering information on the project and improving subsequent projects.  This presentation captures the highlights of repurposing a Project Management Instructor Led Training (ILT) course to virtual training using the synchronous tool, Centra Symposium.  Included will be a demo of the finished course.  Demo highlights will touch on virtual classroom capabilities in real time, such as using microphones, a whiteboard, breakout rooms, quizzes, games and videos.

About the Speaker

For 20 years, Meryl Rowley has worked in the fields of adult learning, business operations and human performance improvement.  She has experience managing and developing customized performance solutions for clients in diverse markets; including transportation, pharmaceuticals, energy, manufacturing and IT.  

Ms. Rowley spent 15 years working for the Xerox Corporation where she served in a variety of positions in operations, training, and Human Resources.  She participated in Xerox’ business development of Quality Partnerships with the U.S. Government, and held positions as customer support rep and trainer, quality practitioner and manager of recruiting and hiring for the Xerox Mid-Atlantic region.

While a project manager Ms. Rowley created multimedia/online and traditional learning programs.  She has also held several director level positions in HR; with IT companies in the DC/Dulles area.

Ms. Rowley instructs on an adjunct basis for the George Washington University, School of Business and Public Management through ESI International and for Northern Virginia Community College.

Ms. Rowley holds an M.A. in Human Performance Systems from Marymount University, a Training Specialist Certificate from Georgetown University, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University. She also holds a facilitator certification from the Ohio State University for DACUM (Developing a Curriculum), and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She is a member of PMI (Project Management Institute), Washington, DC chapter.  

Ms. Rowley is President of Journey Beyond, Inc. Organizational Development consulting in the Dulles, Virginia area.

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