04 Dec Study Planning for High Success and Low Stress
You’ve identified your team and obtained your grant…Now what? This session on project management will focus on tools to start your project on the right footing. By building success into your study from the start you not only increase your study success, but you greatly reduce your personal stress.
Schedule of activities
- 12:00-12:05: Welcome/Introduction to ITHS and presenter
- 12:05-1:35: Presentation, interactive component, and Q&A
- 1:35-1:40: Closing, thank you’s, feedback survey
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Create alignment around the study objective
- Clarify roles among the team
- Plan milestones
- Plan communications
About the Speaker
Jennifer Sprecher is Director of Strategy Development and Deployment with the School of Nursing. Ms. Sprecher works with organizations to achieve excellence through Strategy development, Lean Project Management, balanced scorecards, change management, benchmarking, team problem solving, team and leadership coaching.
Ms. Sprecher is a strong team facilitator, called upon to facilitate high-level teams where interaction and reaching objectives are critical. Sample facilitations include strategic planning, building collaborations, designing and developing new services, products and processes, implementing process improvements, implementing research studies and creating new research centers. She has worked extensively in the past few years within the arena of team science and applying team concepts to innovative development and research teams.
Before the UW School of Nursing, Ms. Sprecher focused exclusively on health research in the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, also within the University of WA. Prior to the UW, Ms. Sprecher spent 7 years as Executive Director of the Washington State Quality Award (WSQA), a Baldrige-based non-profit organization. With a background in Industrial Engineering, Ms. Sprecher has been working with process improvement for over 25 years using continuous process improvement methods including Lean, Lean-Sigma, Plan Do Check Act and 6S (5S workplace organization combined with Safety) and Total Quality Management.
Ms. Sprecher has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master’s of Science in Management Systems, is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and an International Coaching Federation ACC certified Leadership Coach.