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2017 Project Manager Seminar

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Seminar for CDC Project Managers – 2017-2018
Seminar Leader: Henry Joseph
Applications due to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by August 11, 2017
 
The purpose of this seminar is to provide CDC project managers with an opportunity to develop their knowledge of real estate development and their project planning and problem-solving skills in a setting that will draw on the knowledge and experience of their peers, as well as the seminar leader.
 
The seminar will meet once a month, for about four-and-a-half hours.  If possible, the location will rotate each month among the CDCs whose project managers are participating in the seminar.
 
Before the seminar starts, each participant will be required to identify a development project that he or she is working on and provide some basic information about this project.  These projects will then serve as the “case studies” for the seminar. 
 
In the first part of each meeting of the seminar, the seminar leader will make a presentation on a specific real estate development topic and then open the topic up for questions and discussion.  The focus of this segment will be on project managers gaining a better understanding of relevant topics than is usually possible in the daily rush of managing projects.  The topics will address various aspects of the development process and the participants will have input into the selection of topics.  Examples of topics that might be discussed are the process of getting a zoning variance, different approaches to selecting and contracting with a builder, and the various types of project financing.   
 
In the second part of each meeting, three of these projects will be reviewed and discussed, for about half an hour each. The project manager will briefly present his or her project, describing the basic goals for the project and its current status and then focusing on questions that have arisen, problems or obstacles that have been encountered, and actions that are planned for the near future.  The group will then discuss the project, with the other partici¬pants and the seminar leader drawing on their own experiences to provide information and ideas to the project manager.  
 
Each project manager will present his or her project in this way every other month, so each project will be discussed three times over the course of the seminar.  We will also have brief updates each month on the three projects that are not being reviewed that month.   
 
Time permitting, each session may also include a brief discussion of a policy issue related to affordable housing.  The seminar leader will select an issue and send out relevant materials in advance of the meeting.
 
The seminar also includes “office hours” – two two-hour periods each month when the seminar leader is available to individual participants, by telephone or e-mail, to discuss any development-related topics, including questions about specific programs or projects.       
 
The seminar will run for six months, beginning this fall.  All participants will be asked to make a commitment to attend all six meetings, as well as a pre-meeting to be held at LISC to kick off the seminar.
 
All information provided by participants about the projects on which they are working will be kept strictly confidential.
 
 
 

Seminar for CDC Project Managers - 2012-2013

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Seminar for CDC Project Managers – 2012-2013

Seminar Leader: Henry Joseph

The purpose of this seminar is to provide CDC project managers with an opportunity to develop their knowledge of real estate development and their project planning and problem-solving skills in a man-ner that draws on the knowledge and experience of their peers, as well as the seminar leader.

The seminar will meet once a month, for about four-and-a-half hours. If possible, the location will ro-tate each month among the CDCs whose project managers are participating in the seminar.

Before the seminar starts, each participant will be required to identify a development project that he or she is working on and provide some basic information about this project. These projects will then serve as the “case studies” for the seminar.

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Congratulations 2012 Project Manager Seminar Participants

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Boston LISC, the Mel King Institute and Henry Joseph have announced the 11th Session Project Manager Seminar. The Project Manager seminar offers CDC project managers the opportunity to develop their knowledge of real estate development and their project planning and problem-solving skills, through peer learning experience. On August 2, 2012 Boston LISC Staff attended a celebration lunch along with Henry Joseph and the Project Manager Seminar participants for the completion of this year’s session. Six Community Development Corporation project managers completed the 2011/2012 Seminar. Congratulations to Aspasia Xypolia (Viet AID), Aaron Wasserman (the neighborhood developers, formerly Chelsea Neighborhood Developers), Suzanne Decavéle (Urban Edge), Ruth Drumond (Twin Cities CDC), Teronda Ellis (Jamaica Plain, NDC), and Dana McQuilan (Codman Square NDC). Click here for the application for the 11th Session. The application deadline is October 2, 2012. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at Boston LISC or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , if you have any questions on the Seminar.

 

10th Year for Project Manager Seminar

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September 13, 2011

Boston LISC, the Mel King Institute and Henry Joseph have announced the 10th Session Project Manager Seminar. The Project Manager seminar offers CDC project managers the opportunity to develop their knowledge of real estate development and their project planning and problem-solving skills, through a peer learning experience.

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Project Managers Gain New Skills, Feel More Connected to Development Community

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February 28, 2011

Although many community development initiatives are currently focused on relational organizing and social capital, affordable housing development continues to play a crucial role in community revitalization. Six project managers from organizations across the state have gained new skills to help advance their real estate development knowledge by completing the 9th LISC Project Manager Seminar. All participants stated that they gained skills to help them advance in the community development sector with one participant asserting, “I feel more connected to the development community.”

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8th Project Manager Seminar Complete!

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Project Manager Seminar

 LISC is pleased to announce the completion of its 8th LISC Project Manager Seminar and the graduation of six project managers in this cycle.

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