The Learning Lab

The Ultimate Online Learning Experience

Training + Application + Connection + Support

What is a Learning Lab?

A Learning Lab is a full-day live, interactive, online workshop where you learn and work at the same time! Hosted by Career Coach and Corporate Trainer, Chrissy Scivicque, Learning Labs are an experience unlike any other.

Advanced Training for Professionals Who Are Serious About Learning

Each Learning Lab Includes…

In-Depth, High Quality Training

Chrissy Scivicque is known for providing the most content-rich professional development programs around. This training goes beyond “surface level” and dives deep into the topic in an organized, informative, and engaging way.

Participants also receive access to the video replay for 1 year. 

Structured Independent Activity

As a participant, you will have dedicated time to implement the learning immediately using your own work.

Privacy is important! By default, participants work will not be visible to anyone else. When asking questions, participants will have the option to share their work—but it is never required.

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Group Networking, Connection & Discussion

The small group and interactive format is ideal for creating new relationships with like-minded professionals. Participants will have several opportunities to get to know one other. These activities are brief but powerful!

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Comprehensive Participant Workbook

As a participant, you will receive a detailed workbook which includes checklists, definitions, illustrations, resource lists, templates, step-by-step instructions and more.

Learning Lab activity materials are delivered in a variety of formats (Word Doc, PDF, etc.) so participants can use their preferred tools when working.

Personalized Coaching & Feedback

As a participant, you will receive direct guidance from Chrissy as you work. You can ask questions one-on-one or open a discussion and request feedback from your fellow participants.  

Certificate of Attendance

Upon successful completion of the workshop, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance. This may be used to earn continuing education units for your professional certifications. 

What You Need to Know

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All Learning Labs have a robust agenda.

We will be moving fast, and we ask that participants are able to commit to being fully present for the entire program. We will have scheduled breaks throughout the day. A complete timed agenda will be provided to all participants so you can manage your day and other obligations.

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Pre-work is required.

Before attending a Learning Lab, participants will be assigned “pre-work”. This helps ensure that we can use our time together wisely. Pre-work generally requires 1 to 2 hours of time to complete.

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We use the Zoom platform. We also understand how to handle privacy settings to ensure it is safe for all users.

Learning Labs take place via a private (password protected) Zoom meeting space. Participants will have the option to turn on their cameras and microphones at various points in the program. This is always an option; never a requirement. If you prefer to remain anonymous and participate as a silent observer, that is perfectly acceptable. Chrissy may request that microphones and cameras be turned off at various points during the program to help participants focus. If any participant does not follow instructions, Chrissy will do it for you. If any participant disrupts the group, they will be removed if necessary (without refund).

The Unique Learning Lab Benefit

Learning Labs allow you to get training AND get your own work done at the same time!

The implementation activities are all designed to be applied to your real work. If you would prefer to use sample materials, you can. But the goal is to make this the best possible use of your work time. Regularly scheduled breaks also make it possible for you to attend to other work obligations as needed during the program.

The General Learning Lab Schedule

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Program Component
Welcome and Topic Introduction
Training and Implementation Activities
Short Break
Training and Implementation Activities
Long Break (Chrissy is available during this time to work with participants who need extra help)
Training and Implementation Activies
Wrap Up, Q&A and Networking
Duration
30 mins.
1.5 hrs.
15 mins.
2 hrs.
45 mins.
2 hrs.
30 mins.
Start Time
7:00 AM Pacific / 10:00 AM Eastern
7:30 AM Pacific / 10:30 AM Eastern
9:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 PM Eastern
9:15 AM Pacific / 12:15 PM Eastern
11:15 AM Pacific / 2:15 PM Eastern
12:00 PM Pacific / 3:00 PM Eastern
2:00 PM Pacific / 5:00 PM Eastern

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2022 Learning Labs

Click on a topic below to see a full description.

Project Management Learning Lab

Program Description: 

While you may not be an “official” Project Manager by title, most modern professionals assume these responsibilities on an ad-hoc basis. Unfortunately, projects can easily go awry and those who lack experience and/or training can quickly become overwhelmed, resulting in costly setbacks and potentially damaging career consequences.

This session will help those who are not professional Project Managers to effectively oversee the various steps involved in projects from simple to complex; manage the people, tasks and timelines involved; and ensure exceptional results that meet the defined specifications.

In this Learning Lab, participants will learn:

  • The step-by-step process for organizing and guiding a project from concept to completion
  • The top reasons for project failure and how to prevent them
  • Strategies to handle the inevitable unexpected surprises and mitigate their impact
  • How to minimize risk and set yourself up for success from the beginning

As a participant, you will be working on a project of your choice during the structured activities. You will also have access to a sample project if you’d prefer to work on that.

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Task & Time Management Learning Lab

Program Description: 

In the modern workplace, there’s always “too much to do and not enough time.” If you want to achieve professional success, you must learn how to manage it all without causing undue stress on yourself or others. Unfortunately, effective time management is more complicated than most people realize. It requires a special set of tools and skills that must be adapted to meet the individual’s needs. This session will explore 7 essential topics related to task and time management, and will provide guidance for creating your own personalized systems.

In this Learning Lab, participants will learn:

  • How to assess your own time management capabilities and identify areas for improvement
  • How to use efficiency audits to identify micro and macro trends—plus, how to use that information to define reasonable expectations and optimize productivity
  • Strategies to effectively capture and clarify tasks and prioritize competing demands
  • Tools for tracking routine tasks and follow-up activities to ensure nothing falls through the cracks

As a participant, you will be working on managing your own task list during the structured activities.

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Process Improvement Learning Lab

Program Description: 

In today’s working world, we often do things the way we’ve always done them because that’s the way we’ve always done them! Rarely do we stop to re-evaluate our processes and ask, “Is there a better way?”

However, when we look at our established ways of working with fresh eyes, we often find a lot of wasted time, energy, and resources, and many opportunities for streamlining and optimizing how things are done. In this Learning Lab, you’ll learn how to identify these opportunities, advocate for necessary improvements and take the lead in developing more effective processes.

In this Learning Lab, participants will learn:

  • How to define and identify what processes actually are
  • Simple strategies for evaluating current processes and analyzing predictable results
  • Tools to identify inefficiencies and uncover opportunities for improved outcomes
  • How to develop new (or revised) processes that are clear and easy-to-follow
  • How to “sell” proposed improvements to decision-makers and gain buy-in from the rest of the team

As a participant, you will be evaluating a process of your choice during the structured activities. You will also have access to a sample process if you’d prefer to work on that.

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Change Management Learning Lab

Program Description: 

Nothing is constant—except for change. It’s an inevitable part of modern work life. Even under the best of circumstances, change is a disruptive force and, for many professionals, it’s a trigger for stress, fear and anxiety. If not carefully managed, it can destroy morale, decrease productivity, and wreak havoc on a team and an organization.

The field of Change Management is robust and covers a lot of territory: While it certainly involves managing your own response to change, it also includes helping support others as they navigate it. This session will show you how to embrace the spirit of change and become an informal change management leader in your organization.

In this Learning Lab, you will learn:  

  • Strategies to manage your own mindset around change even when your natural instinct is to resist
  • Different models and theories regarding change management, human behavior, group dynamics and learning—and how these things apply to you
  • How to determine where people are in the change cycle and provide the right support
  • How to proactively prepare yourself and your team for change
  • Strategies to communicate change in the right way and avoid common mistakes
  • How to use tools to evaluate, measure, and monitor the impact of change initiatives

As a participant, you will be working on a change initiative of your choice during the structured activities. You will also have access to a sample change initiative if you’d prefer to work on that.

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Strategic Problem Solving & Decision-Making Learning Lab

Program Description: 

Every day, you encounter problems in the workplace. Some are simple and straightforward; others are complex with many contributing factors to consider. In either case, you need to approach problem solving strategically. Otherwise, you run the risk of creating more problems.

Similarly, every day, you have many decisions to make. As you rise through the ranks of your career, your decision-making capabilities become more essential, as the consequences of a “bad” decision can have far-reaching impact. It is, therefore, critical to demonstrate sound judgement in all decisions, regardless of size or scope.

This Learning Lab will help you expanding your problem solving and decision-making skills, and dramatically increase your value in the workplace.

In this Learning Lab, participants will learn:

  • How to identify the root cause of problems, rather than simply cleaning up the mess
  • A proven step-by-step methodology for solving ANY problem, no matter how big or small, and avoiding unintended consequences in the process
  • Tools to expand your critical and creative thinking skills and enhance your problem-solving prowess
  • The key elements of a “good” decision—and how to incorporate them in your daily decision-making processes
  • The most common psychological traps that can trick you into making a bad decision
  • How to recover and learn from a “bad” decision that backfires

As a participant, you will be working on solving a problem of your choice during the structured activities. You will also have access to a sample problem if you’d prefer to work on that.

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Project Management (ADVANCED) Learning Lab

Program Description: 

Project management is a rich and complex field with a wide variety of frameworks, philosophies and methodologies. Perhaps you’ve heard terms like Scrum, Waterfall, Sprint, Kanban, Lean, Kaizen, and Agile, and wondered what exactly they mean and how they apply to the projects you manage each day. Maybe you’ve explored different PM tools and strategies, but you’re just not sure how to incorporate them into your work as an “unofficial” PM.

If you have experience managing projects, have already done basic PM training, and you’re ready to take your learning to the next level—this workshop is for you! In this Learning Lab, you’ll gain deeper insight into the dynamic world of project management and learn advanced strategies to take your project work to the next level.

In this Learning Lab, participants will learn:

  • A high-level overview of the principles and practices of the most popular PM methodologies and how to select which one is right for your project
  • Specific tools to coordinate efforts and enhance communication within virtual and hybrid project teams
  • How to identify, monitor, manage and minimize risk throughout the project lifecycle
  • Strategies for stepping into the leadership role, even without direct authority, and managing the increasingly complex “people side” of projects
  • How to get an off-track project back on-track

PRE-REQUISITE: This is an advanced workshop. You must have already attended the Project Management Learning Lab in 2020 or 2021. If you sign up for this lab and do not have this pre-requisite, your registration will be cancelled. If you would like to apply for an exception, please email Chrissy@EatYourCareer.com.

As a participant, you will be working on a project of your choice during the structured activities. You will also have access to a sample project if you’d prefer to work on that.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I'm not able to make the date of a Learning Lab?

All labs are recorded. If you’re a ticket-holder, you will receive access to the video replays. But it’s much better to attend live!

What if my plans change and I can no longer make it to a Learning Lab I'm signed up for?

Tickets are non-refundable. However, all labs are recorded. If you’re a ticket-holder, you will receive access to the video replays.

How many people can attend a Learning Lab?

Space is limited to 50 people. However, we try to keep it to 40 or fewer if possible. If a certain lab sells out, we will consider adding an additional date for that topic in the future.  

What are the technical requirements for attending a Lab?

The Learning Lab sessions take place via Zoom. You do not need to pay anything to use Zoom as a participant. Zoom works best with the Chrome browser and high-speed Internet.

Can I attend with a group of my colleagues or share the replay with others in my office?

When you purchase a ticket to the Learning Lab, it is good for one person only. Your ticket is not transferrable. If others would like to attend, they must purchase their own ticket. There is no group discount offered for Learning Labs. If you would like Chrissy to conduct a Learning Lab exclusively for your group, please contact us via email to discuss options: Chrissy@EatYourCareer.com.

Still have questions? No problem! Please email Support@EatYourCareer.com for assistance. 

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Select an Event From the List Below

Purchase of ANY Learning Lab Includes

  • Non-Transferrable registration to the live virtual workshop
  • Participant workbook, templates and other materials
  • Access to the video replay for 1 year
  • NO REFUNDS. Please make sure you are comfortable signing up for a training in the future. You will NOT receive a refund if your schedule changes and you can’t attend. 

Early Bird Pricing Now Available!

Project Management Learning Lab

February 4, 2022

Task & Time Management Learning Lab

March 4, 2022

Change Management Learning Lab

April 1, 2022

Problem Solving & Decision Making Learning Lab

May 6, 2022

Process Improvement Learning Lab

June 24, 2022

Project Management Learning Lab

August 5, 2022

Task & Time Management Learning Lab

September 30, 2022

Project Management (Advanced) Learning Lab

November 4, 2022

PRE-REQUISITE: This is an advanced workshop. You must have already attended the Project Management Learning Lab in 2020 or 2021. If you sign up for this lab and do not have this pre-requisite, your registration will be cancelled. If you would like to apply for an exception, please email Chrissy@EatYourCareer.com.

Meet Your Trainer

Chrissy Scivicque, PMP, PCM

Chrissy is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Professional Career Manager (PCM) and experienced corporate trainer.

Since 2009, Chrissy has developed and delivered training for professional teams inside some of the world’s most respected organizations, including: Accenture, Northrop Grumman, Capital One, Microsoft, GoDaddy, TIAA-CREF, W.W. Grainger and more. Her training style is interactive, informative and inspiring.

Praise for the Learning Labs

“Chrissy is a phenomenal teacher and an amazing role model for both up and coming, and seasoned professionals. The Learning Lab exceeded my hopes on all fronts. I was blown away with the quality and comprehensiveness of the resource manual that was provided. Being able to work on specific real world issues throughout the lab made it all the more valuable. Chrissy is the consummate professional.

Her programs are reasonably priced, accessible, and totally worth the investment.”

Jenavive H.

Participant in the Task & Time Management Learning Lab 2020

“I have already taken a graduate level course in PM and this material was right on target but organized in a way that someone with no PM experience or previous learning could absorb and later apply to their work, using the comprehensive workbook as a reference.

Well worth the time and investment.”

CWC

Participant in the Project Management Learning Lab 2020

“Chrissy’s instructional delivery was tailored to connect with various learning styles. She made the content very easy to understand throughout the lab.

What a great learning experience!”

Cara Brown

Participant in the Project Management Learning Lab 2020

“The most enjoyable, thought-inspiring, educational webinar I have been on! Chrissy provides an interactive, safe space to learn and to be inspired.

Highly recommend!”

Debra B.

Participant in Project Management Learning Lab 2021

Chrissy’s Career Planning Learning Lab was great, and I would recommend it to any professional. The process she shares is valuable and well laid out.

I can’t wait to take the rest of her Learning Labs!”

Participant in the Career Planning Learning Lab 2021

“I absolutely recommend this Learning Lab especially if your assignment has changed and you are now taking on more work that you are used too.

Chrissy guides you into the new much leaner work world, calmly!”

Lysa D.

Participant in the Task & Time Management Learning Lab 2021