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Don't Just Manage Your Project -- Tame It!

Dr. Beth Ardolino, the principal course developer and lead instructor for the Project Management Certificate program at DePaul University, will explain the importance of proper project initiation and planning, as well as how to overcome some of the distractions and complications that can arise on a project. These skills come in handy when managing any type of project, including those in the publishing industry. “Taming” a project really means putting it back in balance. The best way to achieve project “Zen” is to learn how to identify and manage risks early in the project to avoid a negative impact or positive risk (meaning producing too much of a good thing). This involves focusing on the project team (the key stakeholders) to gain a greater understanding of their motivators with regard to accomplishing tasks, reporting progress, and working as a team.

Wednesday, April 15, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Registration and networking
6:30 to 6:45 p.m. – Announcements and Speaker Introduction
6:45 to 8:00 p.m. – Program
8:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Post-program networking

Second floor conference center of the Four40 Building, 440 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603

Sign up by Monday, April 13, for discounted registration fee
Register online now:
By mail: Send a check payable to CWIP, P.O. Box 268107, Chicago, IL 60626
By phone at 773.508.0351

On or before April 13: CWIP Basic Members $10; nonmembers $25; students with ID $10
After April 13: CWIP Basic Members $15; nonmembers $30; students with ID $15
The event is free for CWIP Premium Members.
Cash or check only at the door. No refunds.

Speaker Bio
Beth Ardolino, PhD, PMP, is an adjunct professor and the principal course developer/lead instructor for the Project Management Certificate Program at DePaul University. Ardolino is also president of Relian Corp. and Global Project Management Services, providing life-cycle project management services to businesses, such as project initiation, planning, schedule and resource development, and project implementation, with a specific focus on process improvement, documentation, quality initiatives, cost estimation, cash-flow analysis, budget reconciliation, and the creation of bid specifications and proposals. She understands the necessity of team camaraderie in the overall scheme of managing any project successfully.

Check out the next CWIP event on May 20, a reading by author Carol Anshaw, who wrote Aquamarine and Carry the One, among other titles.

Newberry and Networking

Join Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) at the Newberry Library to look at its Calligraphy Collective exhibit, followed by drinks, snacks, and networking down the street at Brehon Pub! This is a great opportunity to meet members of CWIP and learn more about our wonderful educational, referral, networking, and leadership opportunities.

Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – View the 29th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy at The Newberry
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Meet CWIP members and network at Brehon Pub, where a cash bar and free snacks will be available

R.R. Donnelley Gallery at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610
Library directions:

The Newberry is in easy walking distance of the following CTA stops and lines: Clark/Division and Chicago Red Line, Chicago Brown Line, #22 Clark bus, #70 Division bus, #66 Chicago, #36 Broadway, and #156 LaSalle bus.

The Newberry does not have its own visitor lot, but discounted parking is available to Newberry patrons at the following garage so long as drivers get their parking tickets validated by the Newberry security guard: 100 West Chestnut Street (enter on Clark Street; $8 for zero to six hours and $9 for six to eight hours)

Brehon Pub, 731 N. Wells St., #1 Chicago, IL 60654
Those attending the Newberry exhibit may walk over to Brehon Pub afterward. It is about a 10-minute walk.

Brehon Pub is conveniently located just south of Chicago Avenue, close to the Chicago Avenue bus route and L stops. Limited metered street parking is available.

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The event is free for all attendees, even if you are not a CWIP member. Please bring your friends!

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