Staying Mission-Ready During COVID-19

How to meet your mission in a challenging work environment

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Where: Online Webinar


This webinar offers thought-provoking discussion on staying mission ready during COVID-19, the pros and cons of telework, and staying connected in a virtual environment. The primary focus of the webinar is to discuss how to continue the mission of your agency so that you are able to operate business as usual (as possible).

This webinar also discusses the advantages of telework, flexible work hours and shifts in the workplace the drive continued critical thinking, learning and getting the job done in government and industry.

What you will learn:

      • How to discuss and understand what a workplace looks like during a pandemic or other long-term disaster
      • The different types of communication your agency has to facilitate
      • Telework strategies to stay on mission and keep your mental health.

Webinar is Free to AIM Council Members

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About the Presenter: Juaná S. Collymore

Juaná Collymore is a senior schedule and cost analyst for GAO’s Center for Engineering Sciences, where she is responsible for evaluating cost processes and performing schedule analyses generated by programs across a myriad of federal agencies. She has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of schedule estimating and technology auditing and holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Cost Estimating and Analyst (CCEA).

Before joining the GAO in November 2012, Juaná was a Master Scheduler with Chevo Consulting, where she provided subject matter expertise in proper scheduling for major federal IT investments. Before IT consulting, she managed schedules and project controls for various local major construction projects including the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Dulles and National Airports and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

In the past few years, Juaná has developed and delivered training classes for auditors on scheduling, cost estimating, and EVM. She has contributed to the development of several GAO best practices guides including the Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide, the Schedule Assessment Guide, and the Agile Adoption Guide (coming summer 2020). Juaná has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Howard University and a Masters of Cost Estimating and Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School.