IT Manager Training Schedule

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View our 2017 classroom and WEBINAR training schedule and register below.
For more information, contact us at:  info@mde.net.
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March 21-24, 2017 – Columbia, TN (US)
Graymere Country Club
IT Manager Institute and ITBMC Certification
$ 2,950.00 (US)  LEARN MORE

April 11-13, 2017 – WEBINAR (9:00am-3:00pm US Central)
IT Manager Institute and ITBMC Certification
$ 1,500.00 (US)   LEARN MORE

July 18-20, 2017 – WEBINAR (9:00am-3:00pm US Central)
IT Manager Institute and ITBMC Certification
$ 1,500.00 (US)   LEARN MORE

September 26-29, 2017 – Columbia, TN (US)
Graymere Country Club
IT Manager Institute and ITBMC Certification
$ 2,950.00 (US)   LEARN MORE

October 17-19, 2017 – WEBINAR (9:00am-3:00pm US Central)
IT Manager Institute and ITBMC Certification
$ 1,500.00 (US)   LEARN MORE

Local training classes (either private company or open classes) are available in the US and Canada plus select cities per approval. Contact us at info@mde.net if interested.

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WEBINAR classes are $99.00 each and begin at 10:00am US Central (Chicago) time on the scheduled date. Premium GOLD and SILVER Members receive free tuition to all Practical IT Manager WEBINAR training as low as $47 per month.
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January 17, 2017
21 Secrets Every IT Manager Should MUST Know

Based on my book, “21 Secrets”, you will receive additional insight and tips to help you achieve more success. Participants also receive a free copy of the PDF e-book.

January 31, 2017
Calculate Cost of Downtime to Help Justify IT Projects

Infrastructure projects can be hard to justify. This class gives you a simple process and tools to discuss IT initiatives in terms of “cost of downtime risk“. Being able to articulate the specifics of “downtime cost” can be the difference between getting approval or not. Class provides additional insight into justifying projects as well as tools to help you make it happen.

February 14, 2017
15 Tools Every IT Manager Needs

There are more than 100 tools and templates in the IT Manager ToolKit. This class dives into the details of what I consider to be the Top 15 tools every IT manager should have. Includes training on how to use them plus FREE download of the tools and templates you may use “as is” or customize for your unique needs.

February 28, 2017
Practical Project Management plus Simple Steps to Develop & Manage Project Schedules

Delivering successful projects is the key to IT credibility. In this program, we share a simple process and tools that will help you achieve just that. Training also provides examples of how to develop a quick and effective project schedule and then how to manage it so you complete projects on time and within budget.

March 8, 2017
IT Project Portfolio Management

Project overload is rampant among companies. You need a way to manage all of this. Training provides a practical and simple process to control what becomes an active project, how they are prioritized and managed. Also includes instruction and tools to help you communicate the effectiveness of your IT organization’s management of projects and the value they have produced for your company.

April 4, 2017
Practical PowerPoint Tips for IT Managers

You may not need to know everything about PowerPoint, but it certainly helps to have functional knowledge of it so you can prepare presentations quickly and professionally, , , and that have impact. This training will cut through the clutter and focus on the key features you need to know about to use PowerPoint productively.
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April 18, 2017
Understanding IT Employee Work Behavior is Critical for IT Success

IT employees have amazingly similar personalities, or work behavior tendencies. Many of these traits are great, but some can prevent success. It’s important for you to be aware of what makes IT people “tick” so you understand the dynamics of what’s going on with them. This training is a must have for any IT manager who has people management responsibility.
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May 9, 2017
12 Secrets to IT Success – a Process and Step-by-Step Instruction

Insight into the IT Management Process™ that is the foundation of my IT Manager Institute Program. We dive into each component with plenty of insight from over 20 years of my IT management experience plus we include tools and templates you can use upon completing the class.
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May 23, 2017
Motivating and Developing IT Employees

The most fun part of managing an IT organization is this, , , developing and motivating employees. However, it can be intimidating if you don’t know how to go about it or lack experience. I’ll give you a practical process to follow, plenty of motivational examples and insight into what works well or not, , , and why.
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June 13, 2017
Managing Software Developers

You need a process and practical tools to manage software developers effectively. Learn how to manage a large volume of software enhancement requests plus how to manage the production environment of your development team. Also included is a discussion on how to improve quality when you need to which directly affects developer productivity and client satisfaction. Training includes modifiable tools for every part that you can use immediately.
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June 27, 2017
Simple Client Survey Provides Real Insight Into IT Support

There are some key insights to IT support you need to know from your clients (senior management and department managers). Use my simple Client Survey and the process we use to gain insight into five key dynamics that IT support managers must know about to run an effective IT support operation.
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July 11, 2017
Develop an IT Training Initiative to Eliminate Knowledge Silos and Improve Your Organization’s Capability and Productivity

Every IT employee should have an annual training focus, but they usually don’t. It’s also common to have “knowledge silos” where you have only one person with knowledge in a particular area. This training lays out a specific process to quantify what you have and what you need in order to identify knowledge and skills capability gaps. Once you know what they are, use part two of the class to create a Master Training Plan for your IT organization that will eliminate the “knowledge silos” while improving your organization’s capability and productivity.
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July 25, 2017
Create a Training Development Studio in 1 Week and For Less Than $1,000

Most companies need internal training capability. I’ll show you how to develop a very capable training development studio in less than a week and for under $1,000. Use it for your company overall or just within the IT Department. Training is a very high motivational element and this class helps you take advantage of it.
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August 8, 2017
IT Budgeting Made Simple plus an Accounting Overview For IT Managers

Budgeting is not complicated nor difficult if you have a practical process, an understanding of what you have to do and tools to help. However, if you are new to budgeting and accounting, it is very difficult if not impossible to do well. This training class breaks it all down in an easy to understand process and insider tips from someone who has developed and managed dozens of successful budgets. Includes tools and an “Accounting Primer” so you have the necessary foundation to be able to budget effectively.
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August 22, 2017
Keys To IT Credibility: What They Are and How To Get There

Delivering projects successfully is the key to credibility but there are several more factors you need to put into place to achieve and maintain real IT credibility. Learn what they are and how to achieve each of these components to achieve significantly more success in your company.
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September 12, 2017
IT Managers Must Learn How to Have Fun For Everyone’s Benefit

It’s so easy to get caught in a rut where you simply focus on the day to day issues, challenges and problems. Your team and your clients need an IT manager who knows how to have fun. It’s important for them and especially important for you. Dive into this issue with me and I’ll share some examples that will help you enjoy the work more. The results will be less stress and higher productivity for all.
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October 10, 2017
Why Presentations Fail and How To Make Yours Stand Out

Let’s be honest, most presentations are boring and ineffective. Learn key strategies that will make your presentation shine above all others and set you apart from your peers. Included are key tips and extras to help you be more productive in developing and delivering presentations.
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October 24, 2017
Running Effective Meetings plus Tips for Organizing Smooth Virtual Meetings

Meeting chaos is taking over our companies. Join me as we discuss a few techniques that will help you organize and run highly productive meetings. We are also in an age where we have remote employees and clients so we require more virtual meetings. Learn what you should do to prepare for and facilitate a smooth virtual (webcast) meeting every time.
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November 14, 2017
11 Key Traits of Effective IT Managers

There are 11 key traits that I believe all successful IT managers have based upon my experience in working with hundreds of IT managers. Learn what they are and discover tips to help you achieve these traits so you become one of the best in the business.
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November 28, 2017
C-Level Program: Leverage Your IT Investment

IT is the only organization that can help reduce the cost or improve the productivity of every organization in a company. No other organization offers this kind of leverage; the problem is that far too many senior executives and IT managers don’t realize it. Join me in this executive level presentation where I’ll lay out a process to help you educate senior management and demonstrate in real terms the leverage your IT organization provides. This program can set you apart from other IT managers.
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December 5, 2017
IT Assessment: The Key to IT Success

You can’t be a successful manager unless you know exactly what you need to work on and can develop a realistic set of priorities. Follow me in my proven process and discover a few practical tools that makes this all simple and straightforward.
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December 19, 2017
Fast Start For a New IT Manager

When you get that first IT manager role or even if you have experience and inherit another IT organization to manage, you want to get started fast and become a productive unit quickly. This class will give you the process and a step by step guide I use to help make any new IT management start a success.
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Class topics may be added during the year so bookmark this page to check our schedule for updates. For more information, contact us at:  info@mde.net

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IT Manager Institute Self StudyCan’t attend a “live” class?
Take a look at the IT Manager Institute Self Study version and work at your own pace. Same instruction and bonus material as the classroom version.
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webinarCheck out our recorded WEBINAR training
Online training is a great way to develop key management skills plus it is cost effective with no travel expense or time away from your office. We have a developing list of training topics guaranteed to help you achieve more success in your IT management role.
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