Jami Yazdani

Jami Yazdani is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 15 years of experience managing complex projects and planning initiatives. Jami founded Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation in 2018 to help mission-driven organizations solve management problems. She turned her passion for supporting the development of leaders at all levels and her experience in leading projects, teams, and training into a solutions-focused approach to project management and planning consulting. Jami holds a Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) certification, a Master’s of Technology Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus, and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State.

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) & Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)
  • Founded Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation in 2018 to help mission-driven organizations solve management problems
  • Over 15 years of experience managing complex projects and planning initiatives, leading technology innovations and process improvements, and guiding groups of diverse colleagues and stakeholders toward consensus and positive outcomes.
  • More than 10 years of leadership experience in libraries and public higher education, managing people, budgets, and projects.
  • Served on the boards of several nonprofits and professional associations, working in leadership, marketing, programming, and mentoring roles.
  • Currently serves on the board of the Triangle Organizational Development Network.
  • Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University.
  • Master of Technology Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.
Jami Yazdani

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  1. Project Management For Nonprofits Certification
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    Project Management For Nonprofits Certification

    Project and leadership strategist Jami Yazdani will introduce you to project management basics, offering actionable strategies that can help any nonprofit successfully plan and deliver projects. You can earn a valuable certification that will propel your career success.

    Benefits of Certification

    • Build strong teams with effective communication
    • Foster successful outcomes for your nonprofit
    • Demonstrate your knowledge
    • Accelerate your career
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  2. Teams That Work: Strategies For Supporting Successful Collaborations
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    Teams That Work: Strategies For Supporting Successful Collaborations
    Project and leadership strategist Jami Yazdani will introduce you to the factors that encourage team trust, purpose, and engagement. You will learn actionable techniques that support effectiveness and success.

    What You'll Learn

    • What three characteristics are shared by successful teams?
    • How can you encourage trust and vulnerability among team members?
    • What is the best process to improve team communication?
    • How can you deal with the challenges of open discussions?
    • How does defining the scope, deliverables, and timelines support collaboration?
    • What specific techniques should you employ for shared decision-making?
  3. Easy Ways to Engage Stakeholders in Post-Pandemic Strategic Plans
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    Easy Ways to Engage Stakeholders in Post-Pandemic Strategic Plans

    Project and planning strategist Jami Yazdani will share real-world strategies for including stakeholders in strategic planning without breaking your timeline and budget. You will learn a simple approach to planning and a few engagement strategies that you can use to create a more impactful strategic planning process for your organization.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you include a variety of stakeholders in the planning process?
    • What simple planning process can guide your approach?
    • What are the best strategies for gathering useful feedback?
    • How can you create shared accountability for plan success?
    • How should you deal with common challenges that derail planning efforts?
  4. 8 Hacks That Helped Me Manage Grant Budgets
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    8 Hacks That Helped Me Manage Grant Budgets

    Project and planning strategist Jami Yazdani will share simple strategies for managing grant budgets. You will learn techniques to make managing your grant budgets more efficient and effective. You will receive example budget development and tracking spreadsheets.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you include a variety of stakeholders in the planning process?
    • What simple planning process can guide your approach?
    • What are the best strategies for gathering useful feedback?
    • How can you create shared accountability for plan success?
    • How should you deal with common challenges that derail planning efforts?
  5. Top 4 Nonprofit Budget Blunders And How To Avoid Them
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    Top 4 Nonprofit Budget Blunders And How To Avoid Them

    Project and planning strategist Jami Yazdani will share real-world strategies for developing and managing department and program budgets. You will learn how to fix common budget mistakes and prepare for the challenges 2022 has in store. From funding requests and justifications to budget development and tracking, you will leave this webinar ready to refine your budget and use it throughout the year.

    What You'll Learn

    • What common budget management mistakes should you correct?
    • What strategies can you use to develop department and program budgets?
    • How can you use a zero-based budgeting approach year-to-year?
    • What techniques can you use to track spending?
    • How should you adjust budgets to changing needs and priorities?
    • What practical steps can you take to justify budget requests?
  6. 7 Best Last-Minute Ways To Rescue Your Nonprofit’s 2021 Strategic Plan
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    7 Best Last-Minute Ways To Rescue Your Nonprofit’s 2021 Strategic Plan

    Project and planning strategist Jami Yazdani will share realistic strategies for implementing your strategic plan. You will learn techniques for infusing strategic priorities throughout all levels of your organization.

    What You'll Learn

    • What factors affect your strategic plan’s impact?
    • How can you turn strategic goals into actionable, flexible objectives?
    • How can you incorporate strategic priorities into programs and projects?
    • What techniques will enable you to write clear and measurable objectives?
    • What stakeholder engagement strategies will create shared accountability?
  7. Project Management For Administrative Professionals
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    Project Management For Administrative Professionals

    Project and leadership strategist Jami Yazdani will introduce you to the basics of project management. You will learn how to use essential and actionable strategies to support successful outcomes.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the five essential elements of project management?
    • What project phases and lifecycles should you plan?
    • How can you integrate common areas of project planning?
    • How will scope, deliverables, and schedule create buy-in?
    • What are the best techniques to monitor progress and keep projects on track?
    • How can you improve project communication and team collaboration?
    • What everyday challenges derail projects? How can you overcome them?

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