- Workshop Topic:
Project Planning Without Authority – Successes, and Lessons Learned, from managing a project with 100% unpaid and untrained volunteers to deliver the Midlands Homeschool Convention for South Carolina.
- Workshop Overview and Objective(s):
Project Managers often have little tangible authority, especially in a matrix environment, to control resources for extended periods of time. This makes project planning and communication more difficult because your resources can, and often do, disappear with or without notice. We will examine what went well, and what could have gone better, in the first ever launch of a state-wide Home School convention built entirely from scratch. See how we went from no budget and no paid staff to a $60,000, 3-day, event that hosted over 90+ exhibitors, 80+ speakers/workshops, in the Columbia Convention Center.