Rosemary Fitzpatrick, Learning Professional & Certified PMP, is a seasoned project manager with a consistent record of leading technology projects, production teams, learning development initiatives and business leaders for Turner Broadcasting Systems’ networks and theatrical companies. Throughout her career, Rosemary has been a conduit between technical production, theatrical management, training development/delivery and business operations – coordinating major components for successful outcomes. She has facilitated the project management process, collaborative teams, leadership development strategies, process improvements, integration of new technology, implementation of curriculum, support services, and managed partner relationships.
Alan L. Plastow, MAT, PMP is a highly experienced project management & executive management professional. He has directed projects in Fortune 100 enterprises within the aerospace, manufacturing, technology infrastructure systems, and service industries since 1993. As a serial entrepreneur, Plastow has successfully created 7 companies as well as designed three of the world’s leading technology portfolio management credential programs. Plastow is a published author and sought-after professional development speaker, having presented materials for American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), National Property Management Association (NPMA), Financial Executives International (FEI), Computer Associates (CAWorld), Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) and other national/multinational venues. Plastow specializes in real world, applied techniques, delivering speaking and developmental topics ranging from project management, contract negotiations, human and organizational change management, stakeholder analysis and engagement, risk analysis and mitigation, IT infrastructure management, IT systems portfolio management, team building, and corporate copyright compliance assurance. Al also utilizes his project management competencies as a Search & Rescue Specialist, rated by the National Association of Search and Rescue as well as the Mountain Rescue Association.
Continuing and Professional Education
225 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44325-4104
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Franklin Covey’s Project Management Essentials™ For the Unofficial Project Manager will help participants consistently complete projects successfully by teaching them to implement a disciplined process to execute projects and to master informal authority.
Monitor and Control
Date: June 22, 2022
Instructor: Rosemary Fitzpatrick
Class meets: Wednesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: The University of Akron, Akron Campus
Gain the frontline, real-world skills and techniques you need to enhance your career and your company's projects. Learn the life cycle processes and knowledge areas of project management. This comprehensive program matches your enterprise needs with data from the Project Management Institute's Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), giving participants specific options for reducing costs while improving delivered project value.
This program is designed for individuals who are new to project management, working project managers, managers, and project team members who wish to advance through exposure to formal project management methodologies.
Instructor: Alan Plastow
Dates: October 3, 4, 5; 10, 11, 2022
Class meets: M, Tu, and W from 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: The University of Akron, Akron Campus
“Al Plastow is amazing. His combination of real world experience and PMI knowledge makes him a highly credible teacher. That in addition to his wry wit and superb speaking ability makes him by far one of the best teachers I have experienced. Thank you for hiring him to teach this course. I have already recommended it, and him, to others.” RB
“Sharing experiences with group of professional peers, trouble shooting, network building , marshmallow project. Al Plastow is a terrific instructor! The structure of the course encourages dynamic discussion and lots of interaction. Awesome course!” JK
“Al took the time to talk about our individual circumstances. Al was awesome! I will totally recommend this course and I look forward to taking the exam!” AW
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Who should attend this program? This program is for emerging leaders and existing leaders at all levels who want to sharpen their skills.
Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:
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