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Project Initiation: Setting the Stage for Success

Whether you're an industry leader, seasoned professional or just starting your project management journey, the WashU Roundtables are engineered to provide you with actionable learnings for all levels of experience.  We'll explore the essential elements of launching projects effectively, from defining goals to building robust plans. This month’s presenters have practical experience launching or re-starting complex projects that will address challenges you will face when launching a new initiative.  Join us for an inclusive and engaging discussion where diverse perspectives come together, fostering an environment where everyone can contribute and learn. This is your chance to gain valuable insights, share experiences and enhance your skills in setting the groundwork for successful projects. Don't miss out – let's set the stage for success, together!

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe components of planning necessary to launch a project
  • Explain the components necessary to build a full project plan
March 7, 2024
 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
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Roundtable Topics & Presenters:

Jeff Foerg - PMRT Speaker - 3-7-24-1
Jeff Foerg
 IT Program Manager
Save A Lot

Jeff, an adept IT Program Manager at Save A Lot, excels in instilling order amidst chaos by fostering collaboration among stakeholders and implementing streamlined processes for effective initiative progression. Leading the charge in modernizing the organization's technical foundation, including the implementation of a new ERP solution, Jeff brings a decade of expertise to his role. A Saint Louis University alum with both undergraduate and MBA degrees, he has called St. Louis home for the past ten years. Beyond his professional commitments, Jeff also contributes as an assistant track and cross-country coach at St. Louis University High School.

Jennifer Rohrer - PMRT 3.7.24-1
Jennifer Rohrer
Technical Program Manager
BJC Healthcare
With over a decade in technical program management, Jen excels at leading complex project turnarounds. Her strategic insight is invaluable for guiding business leaders in articulating and implementing actionable strategies. Jen has a proven track record of successfully delivering significant transformations for both SMBs and premier global brands. She holds an MBA in IT Management from Western Governors University, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and is on the verge of completing her certification as an Executive Coach.

Roundtable Host:

Jeff Vilmer
Leadership Development Facilitator & Coach
Jeff is an inspirational people leader, problem-solver and change agent. He cultivates a high-trust environment where he creates challenging, real-time growth opportunities for emerging leaders – formal and informal. Jeff applies a high-touch, adaptive feedback approach based on the Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership® Model. Situational leadership is a practical, repeatable process leaders can employ to enhance their effectiveness when attempting to influence others.