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Essential Assets Group provides additional educational resources to help you you succeed with what you do best. We offer many ways to further your knowledge and bridge that gap from technical competencies to professional skills. Check out our Webinars and Podcasts below. You can read our blog posts, register for our upcoming webinars, and check out our events calendar.

Navigating the New World of Project Management -- with Agility


Co-speakers: Mr. Mark Tolbert and Mrs. Susan Parente

Recorded: September 15, 2020

Video Length: 60 minutes

Today’s economic reality presents challenges that require organizations to be innovative and resilient ensuring transparency across virtual project teams. With an open mindset, teams can create, or re-energize, products and services enabling successful outcomes.


Project managers who embrace the inevitable changes may be more driven to one of the Agile methodologies. Yet, the best methodology for a specific scenario may not be one distinct approach, but a hybrid approach encompassing Agile, Kanban, Lean, or even Waterfall – especially with mid-sized or large, complex projects.


Join Essential Assets Group in welcoming Subject Matter Experts, Mark Tolbert and Susan Parente, to a one-hour virtual event which will share pragmatic ways to meet the adaptive challenges of today's virtual workplaces while keeping customers top of mind. Mark and Susan will discuss:


  • Why Traditional (Waterfall) approaches are still relevant

  • Why Agile is so important today, and how Agile helps solve a number of common risks

  • Why a Hybrid approach is necessary today

  • Stigmas associated with “Scrumdamentalists”


Ask the Experts: A Conversation on Real-World Risk Management


Moderated by: Alison Gonzalez, PMP

Panelists: Dr. Douglas Brown, Mr. Carl Pritchard, and Mrs. Susan Parente

Recorded: September 1, 2020

Video Length: 50 minutes

Today’s digital economy creates the opportunity for an exponential number of projects, new job roles, and means of collaboration. It also creates a need to look at project risk management from a new perspective. Applying risk management processes to projects is no longer acceptable to be a simple exercise done in isolation, it must be integrated across the organization’s decision-making processes to ensure all angles are considered.


Join Essential Assets Group in welcoming a panel of truly passionate Risk Management Experts for an engaging conversation on applying risk management principles for today’s real-world scenarios and ensuring relevance throughout an organization’s decision-making process. 

Harnessing Emotional Intelligence for Effective Feedback (Even Virtually)


Presented by: Susan Schwartz, PMP, EQ-i 2.0 Facilitator, Lego(R) Serious Play(R) Facilitator 

Recorded: June 23, 2020

Video Length: 25 minutes

Your ability to harness your emotional intelligence is a vital skill for providing effective feedback to remote working teams. Ms. Susan Schwartz will introduce several tips to help you provide constructive feedback by navigating opposing opinions, varying emotions, bad behavior, and silence to keep the virtual meeting on track.

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Podcast: Cybersecurity in Project Management (PM-POV Episode #67)
released in celebration of Cybersecurity month

Moderated by: Mr. J. Kendall Lott, PMP

Panelists: Mr. Charles McGann, Jr., Mrs. Susan Parente, and Dr. Nima Zahadat

Released: October 2019




Every day we hear about another cyber attack. Another virus that we have to guard against. Defending our digital infrastructure is an ongoing and top priority for every organization. It must also be incorporated into every project, from inception to close-out. In this episode, host, Kendall Lott, convenes a round table of experts to discuss best practices to safeguard your project from digital predators. Certified PMPs can earn 1.0 PDU for listening to the entire podcast 

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