Schedule for Upcoming Modules

Each CPM Module consists of two and a half days of instruction. To receive credit towards the certificate, participants must attend all sessions, or make arrangements with the instructor, and complete all required work.

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January 24 & February 21, 2015
2 days, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Strategic Management of Technology

Instructor: Alex Pettit

Module Description: "IT and State Government Operations:  Where Is It Headed?"

Alex Pettit, the State of Oregon’s CIO, is leading this special CPM module - a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the future facing Oregon’s IT functions.  Many fundamental pieces of IT service delivery in the State of Oregon are in the process of being changed, including systems (financial and HR), policy (QA/QC and IT procurement) and tools (Project and Portfolio Management).  These changes touch all areas of delivering government services.  It is critical that state managers understand how these changes affect their agencies. 

The Enterprise Resource Management Strategy Plan contains a great deal of information, but without context may be difficult to understand. The plan includes significant changes in the areas of IT governance, infrastructure, integration, security, risk management and communication.  All of these changes represent a power shift from centralized IT service providers to a more dynamic decentralized model used by many private sector companies.

This workshop will introduce you to the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture.  It will also lay out the development of the models and meta-models for IT governance, including the joint LFO-OCIO systems development life cycle (SDLC) process.  Mr. Pettit will discuss the development of the overarching data management strategy and the software development and system implementation methodologies to be used by state agencies and vendors as they pursue IT initiatives. 

Workshop participants will join in the discussion of the professional objectives for the Office of the State CIO and its relationship with the agencies as they pursue their IT initiatives.  It’s an opportunity for managers at all levels to gain knowledge they will need for the future. So that we can accommodate the scheduling demands on the CIO, this module will be held on two Saturdays. The first half of the course will take place in January (24th) and the second half in February (21st).

  • January 24, 2015 (Saturday): 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • February 21, 2015 (Saturday): 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
February 6, 20, 27, 2015
2.5 days, 20 hoursFollow the Money- Budget and Finance in the Public Sector

Instructor: Mike Marsh

Module Description: Examines important principles in public budgeting and related financial management with an eye toward improved budget development and execution. Concepts include: sources and uses of public funds, the logic and policy, performance management and accountability, budget management and selected budgetary reform techniques.

  • February 6, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • February 20, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • February 27, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to noon
March 6, 13, 20, 2015
2.5 days, 20 hoursData Analysis & Presentation

Instructor: Josh Lehner

Module Description: (Pending)

  • March 6, 2015 (Friday): 
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April 3, 10, 17, 2015
2.5 days, 20 hoursStrategic Management

Instructor: Ed Warnock

Module Description: This is a module on how to build a strategic plan to lead our organizations to “excellence.” This module focuses on:

  • Defining “excellent performance” 
  • Strategic innovation – breaking out of being compliance driven and risk averse
  • Building a step-by-step plan to achieve excellence
  • Creating and managing projects that improve the business systems, competencies and culture that are prerequisites to reaching strategic goals.

The goal of this module This class is designed to be tactical and pragmatic.

  • Understand how to set inspiring goals and build plans to achieve them
  • Build an understanding of the characteristics, tools and techniques of successful strategy implementation
  • Learn techniques to overcome obstacles and setbacks during a strategy rollout
  • April 3, 2015 (Friday): 
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May 1, 15, 22, 2015
2.5 days, 20 hoursOrganizational Behavior and Communication

Instructor: Linda Crafts

Module Description: This module focuses on understanding how one influences human behavior in the workplace. A major emphasis in the module will be on the practice of reframing- the ability to rethink and conceptualize a situation so as to widen one's perspective and available responses, primarily based upon the work of Lee Bolman and Terrance Deal.  Reframing is an important skill for managing people and projects in fast changing, technologically intensive organizations.

We will use four theory-based frames of reference as the foundation for our reframing work together. Using the structural frame, we will examine the effects of work (re) design and (re) structuring on the roles/responsibilities, people and performance of an organization. Using the human resource frame, we will consider interpersonal and group dynamics, communication, and issues of fit between people and organizations. Using the political frame, we will consider issues and sources of power, building coalitions and managing differences. Using the symbolic frame, we will explore the nature of individual leadership, the dynamics of organizational culture, and making sense and meaning of life at work.

  • May 1, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to Noon 
  • May 15, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • May 22, 2015 (Friday): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
June 5, 12, 19, 2015
2.5 days, 20 hoursNegotiating for Success: Creating ‘Win-Win’ Every Day

Instructor: Warren Binford

Module Description: “Negotiating for Success” aims to provide you with the tools you need to navigate every day successfully. Whether negotiating a salary increase with your boss, a new union contract, childcare pick up with your spouse, or the lowest possible sales price for a new car, this module introduces you to the knowledge and skills needed to be a principled negotiator focused on “win-win” solutions. We will use the classic negotiation book, “Getting to Yes,” and enrich the content with related information on gender, race, culture, and other factors that affect negotiations as well as practice skills required for successful negotiations such as active listening. The module will include at least three simulated negotiations.

  • June 5, 2015 (Friday):  
  • June 12, 2015 (Friday):
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