Will Carlin
Adjunct Professor of Project Management & Communication

Will Carlin is co-Managing Partner of VShift, an interactive marketing firm. The former Managing Director for OgilvyInteractive where he was responsible for overseeing all of its New York operations, Will was previously the Managing Partner for the New York office of marchFIRST, a $200-million, 500-person operation.
 
Before it became marchFIRST, Will worked at USWeb/CKS, where he joined the team that launched the very first iteration of BarnesandNoble.com as a project manager, eventually running the project management unit, and co-creating the web development process for the 10,000 person company. Will also co-founded a multimedia company, worked as a financial analyst and, prior to his professional career, was a sixth-grade school teacher.
 
A communications and process specialist, Will has coached nine winning companies or teams to significant presentation-based wins (nationals titles and hundred million dollar contracts), and he has taught classes at both NYU and Columbia Business School in project management, presentation skills and interactive development processes. He was given a special "Coach of the Year" award for leading a Wagner team to the Fels Challenge national title in 2012. He graduated with Honors from Yale, received an MBA with High Honors from Columbia Business School and studied advanced pre-med for two years at Harvard.

Before entering Columbia Business School, Will was a world-ranked squash player on the men’s professional touring circuit (where he achieved the highest world ranking ever by an American man), won the U.S. National Championship in squash and was the United States’ #1 ranked player in 1990 and 1995.
 
Will has almost twenty years of sports management experience; he served on the Executive Committees and Boards of Directors of both the US Squash Association and the US Olympic Committee. He also served on the Athlete’s Advisory Council on the Olympic Committee for two terms. He has been the back-page columnist of Squash Magazine for the past thirteen years.

Semester Course
Fall 2013 PADM-GP.4110.001 Project Management

Effective development, planning, execution and communication of special projects are critical to all types of public service organizations. Service organization, health providers and other institutions constantly pursue new initiatives – offering new services, developing creative approaches to service delivery, beginning new program components, opening new facilities, introducing new technologies – to address the demands of their constantly changing environment. Non-profit and government organizations face similar pressures are also rely on special projects to address them. This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts and methods for directing projects and provides students with tools that prepare them for success as a project manager.


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Fall 2013 PADM-GP.4110.001 Project Management

Effective development, planning, execution and communication of special projects are critical to all types of public service organizations. Service organization, health providers and other institutions constantly pursue new initiatives – offering new services, developing creative approaches to service delivery, beginning new program components, opening new facilities, introducing new technologies – to address the demands of their constantly changing environment. Non-profit and government organizations face similar pressures are also rely on special projects to address them. This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts and methods for directing projects and provides students with tools that prepare them for success as a project manager.


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Fall 2012 PADM-GP.4110.001 Project Management

Effective development, planning, execution and communication of special projects are critical to all types of public service organizations. Service organization, health providers and other institutions constantly pursue new initiatives – offering new services, developing creative approaches to service delivery, beginning new program components, opening new facilities, introducing new technologies – to address the demands of their constantly changing environment. Non-profit and government organizations face similar pressures are also rely on special projects to address them. This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts and methods for directing projects and provides students with tools that prepare them for success as a project manager.


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Fall 2008 PADM-GP.4110.001 Project Management

Effective development, planning, execution and communication of special projects are critical to all types of public service organizations. Service organization, health providers and other institutions constantly pursue new initiatives – offering new services, developing creative approaches to service delivery, beginning new program components, opening new facilities, introducing new technologies – to address the demands of their constantly changing environment. Non-profit and government organizations face similar pressures are also rely on special projects to address them. This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts and methods for directing projects and provides students with tools that prepare them for success as a project manager.


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Summer 2008 PADM-GP.4110.001 Project Management

Effective development, planning, execution and communication of special projects are critical to all types of public service organizations. Service organization, health providers and other institutions constantly pursue new initiatives – offering new services, developing creative approaches to service delivery, beginning new program components, opening new facilities, introducing new technologies – to address the demands of their constantly changing environment. Non-profit and government organizations face similar pressures are also rely on special projects to address them. This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts and methods for directing projects and provides students with tools that prepare them for success as a project manager.


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