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Learning Tree Introduces New Course: Managing Global Projects

RESTON, VA (March 10, 2011)
Learning Tree International (NASDAQ NGM: LTRE) has announced the introduction of a new course entitled Managing Global Projects. In today's growing global workplace, managers are often called on to lead projects and teams that span multiple continents and cultures. In this course, an expert instructor will teach attendees exactly what they need to know to effectively manage a geographically dispersed project. Additionally, attendees are shown the necessary skills for addressing cultural barriers unique to global projects, and how to build and communicate with a multicultural team.

Throughout this three-day course, an expert instructor will lead attendees through an immersive case study and individual and group activities, providing the skills to meet the demands of managing a global project. Activities include:

  • Identifying issues specific to global projects
  • Exploring the key skills of a global project manager
  • Defining objectives and deliverables
  • Analyzing stakeholders based on geography
  • Selecting appropriate communication tools
  • Dealing with cultural differences
  • Critiquing the work package
  • Creating product descriptions
  • Motivating across boundaries and cultures
  • Controlling global risks
  • Assessing governance issues
  • Analyzing the effectiveness of the project office

"The challenge of managing global projects lies in identifying and developing strategies and techniques that will shrink the dimensions of physical and cultural distance," said Jennifer Urick, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Tree International. "This course helps project managers develop a proactive approach for building systems that will improve multinational communication, collaboration and overall project outcomes."

Learning Tree will begin presenting Managing Global Projects at its Education Centers in the U.S. in March 2011.

The current schedule includes the following:

  • Chicago (Schaumburg) — March 16-18
  • New York, NY — May 11-13
  • Washington, DC (Rockville, MD) — May 25-27
  • Los Angeles, CA — June 8-10

This schedule is subject to change.

Managing Global Projects can also be delivered on site at a client facility as a private, customized event.

For further information and the latest course dates and locations, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733).

Managing Global Projects is valuable for project managers, program managers, directors, team leaders and business analysts involved in projects that cross national boundaries.

Attending both Course 296, Project Management: Skills for Success, and Course 340, Project Management for Software Development, is not required. Experience at the level of one of these two courses is assumed. Managing Global Projects augments existing Learning Tree courses, including the following:

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective, hands-on training to information technology professionals and managers. Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on web development; IT security; project management; operating systems; databases; networking; software development; and leadership, management and business skills. Courses are presented globally at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and can be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™, the Company’s proprietary technology that connects participants via the web to the actual classroom, from their workplace or home. For more information about our products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), visit, follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

Contact Information

Max Shevitz
Learning Tree International
Phone: (703) 925-5590

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