Betting on a Good Time

Project Management

There’s one sure bet at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort, and that is that you will have a good time. Great restaurants, their own brewery, a spa, ideal accommodations, and, of course, gaming, including slots, bing, table games, and poker.

As one of the largest employers not just on the reservation, but in the North Country region, the Casino takes its responsibility as a regional economic driver seriously. This people-centered enterprise intends to sustain growth for decades to come through continuous upgrades and improvement. With that in mind, they were looking for ways to ensure that these constant changes and developing projects were not disruptions, but were part of the fabric of the work environment. They chose project management training for their managers and leaders.

Kate Chepeleff, business advisor, designed a customized training program on the fundamentals of project management covering a broad range of topics including project planning charters, resource allocation, stakeholder analysis, SIPOC maps, work breakdown, change management, meeting facilitation, time management, risk analysis, failure mode analysis and more. Workshops were a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities to ensure active engagement, and participants worked on real projects within their own department as part of the program. Those projects ran a gamut of smaller events to large capital installments. “We learned to use one integrated system to work with each other on these projects. We now have confidence, knowledge and a system to make sure our projects are successful,” says Shelia King, Director of Human Resources.

“This was a great group to work with,” said Chepeleff. The variety of projects made it interesting, but seeing the passion and energy these teams put into their work was truly inspiring.”


Contact Steve Lockwood for more information.



CITEC is a not-for-profit business consulting organization driven by a mission to help the small- and medium-sized enterprises in northern New York to thrive. The depth of our consulting team's expertise and an unbeatable nationwide network of resources will deliver the impacts your business needs to grow strategically, improve profitability, and create the competitive advantages you need.

We have proven results. Our clients are surveyed by an independent third party upon project completion and have reported amazing impacts to their businesses because of our assistance. On average, working with CITEC provides a return of $71 for every $1 of project cost.


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