Episode 056 - How to become a conservation project manager
Here are a six techniques to develop on your way to becoming a conservation project manager.
Technique #1. Work on Your conservation Project Management Skills
Technique #2. Focus on Your Team Management Skills - that's right become a leader and a manager!
Technique #3. Use a Project Management Software
Technique #4. Learn the Agile Project Methodology
Technique #5. Focus your team on the Kanban Method
Technique #6. Look Up Some Project Management Blogs, Podcasts, Forums, or join PMI
To end today’s episode I thought I would share a few key attributes that you might find in a conservation project manager job description.
- Independence and Judgment – Strong ability to work independently with little manager oversight, and exercises exceptional judgment when interpreting issues, problems or opportunities.
- Manages Ambiguity – Highly effective and efficient in situations involving uncertainty or lack of information. Strong ability to identify desired outcomes and deliver outcomes, thereby driving towards the achievement of goals.
- Personal Flexibility – Strong ability to recognize, adjust and adapt to environmental or business/cultural nuances, and displays emotional maturity in all situations.
- Build and Maintain Relationships – Strong ability to build and maintain rapport and trust by building strong relationships with direct team, leadership, stakeholders, and clients.
- Team Player – Highly effective amongst multiple individuals at various levels. Diplomatic and comfortable in sharing ideas and solving problems in a collaborative environment.
- Communication – Displays exceptional verbal, written and listing for understanding skills. Strong ability to tailor communication style to specific audiences.
- Ethics and Integrity – Displays ethical work habits every day and in all situations. Conducts work with uncompromised personal integrity, 'common sense', and sense of right and wrong – regardless of the situation.
- Passion for Improvement- Actively looks for ways to improve processes and make things better.
- Self-Starter-Takes Initiative to go beyond client expectations. Finds ways to benefit learn and grow from under-challenging roles. Comprehends and maximizes personal strengths, while actively improving upon weaknesses.