Project Planning and Change Management
By Tim Duhamel, Jessica Szewczuk
Learn basic foundational project and change management skills to power your career in the complex and ever-changing municipal environment!
- Review of project and change challenges specific to municipal government
- Project planning basics
- Project lifecycle – beginning to end stages of a project
- Best practices and key components of a quality project plan
- The “one pager” technique for project planning
- Change management basics
- Why projects succeed and fail
- Understanding and aligning priorities within projects
- Resistance to change
- Qualities of a strong sponsor
PD Credits: 1.5
Updated: Sep 11, 2019
About the Author
Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of
He is a municipal veteran whose career has spanned over 21 years.
His passion is creating educational material and conducting lectures for municipal professionals. He has lectured as far away as Kiev, Ukraine for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
About the Author
Jessica Szewczuk is a Senior Manager at Metrix Group and a collaborator
Her foundation as a Chartered Professional Accountant, along with her Certified Change Management Practitioner designation and breadth of experience, all contribute to the value she provides her clients.
She has over 11 years of public accounting and advisory experience with a specialized focus on people, process, and project leadership.
In municipal government you are faced with complex challenges every day. Your ability to manage change and projects has a direct impact on both your career and municipality’s success.
This webinar will provide the basic knowledge of project and change management, improving your skill set and abilities! Included – basic project plan template and examples.
Review of project and change challenges specific to municipal government (politics, limited budgets, organizational silos, etc.)
Project planning basics – scope of a project plan, timelines, milestones, team members, defining roles and responsibilities, stakeholders, defining/overcoming challenges
Project lifecycle – beginning to end stages of a project
Best practices and key components of a quality project plan illuminated
Learn the “one pager” technique for project planning
Change management basics – identify change, challenges, action plans, overcoming nay-sayers, communication plans
Why projects succeed and fail – steps for success, tips and techniques to ensure projects are “on time and on budget”
How to understand and align priorities within projects
Resistance to change – individual and organizational, why it happens and strategies to overcome it
Qualities of a strong sponsor – identify your project champions and key stakeholders, the importance of leadership in project/change management