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Managing Competing Priorities and Tasks

Picture this – you were hired to do one job only to find out later that you also have many unexpected "other duties as assigned". What do you do when you are expected to manage tasks and team members in a deadline and priority-driven environment, yet many other tasks and meetings continue to creep up on your calendar?

In this session, we discuss key strategies, tools, and tricks to help you feel more in control of your time so you can manage your projects and programs more effectively. You will walk away with tools and techniques you can use immediately so that your project management role is contributing 100% to your mission.


  • Identifying internal and external factors that impact our completion of key deliverables
  • Strategies to reduce surprises, and maintain greater work efficiencies
  • Ideas to balance and prioritize what is currently on your plate with new and unexpected changes
  • Tips you can use immediately to take better charge of your time


Linda Howard, PMP, CMC | Founder, Howard Consulting, LLC

Linda helps nonprofit leaders who want to improve the performance of their projects and teams so they can have greater mission impact. Linda is also a Project Management Professional, a Certified Management Consultant, and an Everything DiSC and 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team facilitator. On a personal note, Linda is absolutely in love with the outdoors and can often be found wandering in the woods, kayaking on a lazy river, or searching for a quiet place to enjoy the next sunset.

Rachel Werner | CEO, RBW Strategy, LLC

Rachel provides grants and project management consulting support to nonprofits, government and business entities. If you are interested in learning how RBW Strategy can maintain and build your organization’s charitable investments through fundraising or project management, please contact us at or check out our website.

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