Webinar on CPR, Anyone?

A few weeks ago I talked to a good friend at a party, and eventually our conversation turned to our jobs. My friend works as a home-help nurse and had recently changed her employer.

She mentioned that she had to renew her CPR certification as part of the job move and jokingly said to me: “I hope none of my patients decides to die on me, because, frankly, after completing the e-learning module on my computer I don’t think I really have a clue what to do.”

I stared at her in disbelief: “You renewed online? No practice sessions, no dummy, no instructor to correct you if you did something wrong?”

She shook her head.

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Advice for a Freshly Minted PMP

A few days ago, I got an email from a project manager who had just successfully passed his PMP exam, and while I answered his mail I had to think back to countless students in my classes who asked me about the same predicament over the past few years.

It always touches me to see the sincere desire project managers have to make a positive difference for their companies and the obstacles that often stand in their way. Therefore, I want to share the ensuing e-mail exchange with you in the hopes that some of you may find some useful advice here:

An excerpt of the email I received:

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