Implementing Organizational Project Management (OPM)


In response to unprecedented contemporary change, organizations are faced with growth, the need to shape-shift and the imperative to move the needle with priorities that matter most to their business. Join us for this three-part seminar exploring how and why organizational project management supports strategy and provides a sound structure for overseeing the three OPM domains – Project, Program and Portfolio Management. Participants will understand how to navigate OPM structures for overseeing complex spectrums, including research and innovation initiatives, product development, revenue, and organizational growth that grows out of undiagnosed challenges.

Essential Questions addressed in this three-part seminar:

  • What is Organizational Project Management? (OPM)
  • What are the core elements of OPM?
  • Why establish an OPM framework?
  • What distinguishes projects, programs, and portfolios?
  • What is strategy?
  • What role does OPM play in supporting strategy?
  • What are the long-term benefits of OPM and its integration with strategic planning?
  • How might you use this information to establish OPM in your world?

About the Facilitator

Keisha Sheedy, M.Ed., PMP, CSM, CSPO, recently founded smART SOULutions LLC to provide consulting support and services to arts organizations, non-profits, and BIPOC groups needing guidance with strategy, future foresight, project management, and operations. She has been a higher education professional for over 15 years and is currently an operations strategist and internal change management consultant for an education management firm. She holds a Certificate in Creative Placemaking from the New England College Institute of Art and Design and incorporates placemaking and collective impact principles and capacity building into her work to support strategy, growth, and organizational development. Keisha is an avid supporter of the arts and has been involved with grant-funded arts projects focused on equity, inclusion, and healing. She is a proud Board member of Kimball Jenkins School of Art, serving as programming committee Chair; a member of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Advisory group for Capitol Center for the Arts; and Board Secretary and Governance Chair for the YWCA NH. Keisha has the honor of being the 1000th alumni of Leadership NH, class of 2021.

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Course# PJMT.6420

Section# 001.FA22

  • Day(s): Thursday Evenings
  • Date(s): 10/27, 11/3, 11/10
  • Time(s): 3 Days; Meets 6-8pm
  • Location: Live Online
  • CEUs: .6
  • PDU's/Contact Hours: 6
  • Tuition: $520
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