Project Management Essentials

The 2021 cohort of the Project Management Essentials is now full and we are accepting registrations for the 2022 cohort. Please leave your name and email address in the form on this page to be notified when the program will be running next year.

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This fundamental course is an accessible, hands-on journey through a project from initiation to closing, with a special emphasis on initiation and planning.


The current cohort for this program is now full and we are accepting registrations for the next cohort. Please leave your name and email address to be notified when the program will be running next.


Project Management Essentials

Course participants work in project teams to practice PM tools while they experience the realistic challenges that are encountered on projects. Although it is possible to customize a case study for a specific industry or organization, this course offers two case studies so there is something for everyone.

Real-life stories from a variety of industries are used to illustrate key concepts and best practices and the instructor encourages course participants to share their experiences. This ensures the discussions are realistic and relevant.

Project Management Essentials is compliant with the Project Management Body of Knowledge and it introduces tools and terminology without overwhelming participants with jargon. The course focuses on developing practical skills that can be applied immediately to increase the level of success on projects. The course is fun, fast-paced, interactive, and adapted as required based on the needs of each audience.

Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Use the terminology and processes of modern project management
  • Prepare a complete and accurate project plan for your project
  • Facilitate team discussions to learn from the PM experiences of others
  • Practice PM skills using templates
  • Value the benefits of a consistent PM methodology

Length of course: Three days, (8:30 am–4:00 pm); in-person.

Cost: $1,200

This course counts as 21 hours towards the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

Facilitated by:

Janice Petley 

The upcoming May course will be limited in size due to Covid restrictions on campus. Should the course be full when we receive your registration, you will be waitlisted for the next offering.


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Project Management Essentials

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