November 2014

APEGBC Peace River Branch Project Management Fundamentals Course

Status: Advanced registration is now closed.
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Peace River Branch Project Management Fundamentals Course
Location: Northern Lights College 9820 120 Ave. Fort St. John, BC V1J 6K1
Presenter: Dr. Dale Christenson, DPM, PMP, CMC
Credit: 14 Formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours with APEGBC
14 Professional Development Units (PDU) with PMI
Cost: $650 for members and non members

$470 for members and non members.
This includes the cost of course materials and lunch.
The APEGBC Peace River Branch is excited to invite you to participate in a 2-day Project Management course in your area. APEGBC members and non-members are welcome to attend this event. For more information on this course please click below.

Course Overview
The Project Management Fundamentals course enables new project managers to deliver successful projects on time, on budget and within scope. Participants will maximize their time in this course by having the option of working on components of their own project or a real life case study that is provided. This course will give participants further returns on their learning investment by providing them with a detailed work book and project templates to take home.

The Project Management Fundamentals Course will also provide participants with an understanding of project management as well as skills in using project management tools and templates. During the course participants will gain knowledge on the following topics:
  • Basic concepts of a project and project management
  • Common PM terminology
  • Project life cycles and frameworks
  • Critical success factors for successful project outcomes (research based meta study)
  • Portfolio, Program and Operations Management
  • Review of the ten knowledge areas of project management with a focus on
    • Integration Management
  • Creating a Project Plan
  • Creating a Project Change Control Process
    • Human Resources
  • Creating a team
  • Identifying roles and responsibilities
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and use key project management terminology
  • Identify necessary components of project phases and processes
  • Establish a project framework to complete a project
  • Develop a Project Charter
  • Develop a Project Plan, including a work plans with roles and responsibilities
  • Develop a Change Control Strategy
Management Competencies Addressed
Participants will enhance their competencies in project, communication, risk, human resource, time, scope, quality, cost and change management.

Instructional Approach:
This course is made up of short lectures, multiple exercises, case vignettes, video clips, videos and games. You are guaranteed not to be bored. You will undertake both individual exercises and team assignments. Participation in the games and debates is always voluntary.  

Who will benefit:
  • Project Managers
  • Project Assistants
  • Project Team Members
  • Anyone wanting to improve results
Target Audience
Anyone involved in projects regardless of their role.

Workshop Facilitator
Dr. Dale Christenson, DPM, PMP, CMC is the founder and president of the Project Management Centre of Excellence Inc.  He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Project Management Professional (PMP) specializing in project management consulting and training.  He combines an extensive academic background with real-world expertise in the areas of program and portfolio management, organizational development, change management and critical project success factors. He’s held project management leadership and Executive positions in the public and private sectors. Dale has a Doctorate in Project Management from Royal MIT University in Australia and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas and certificates in Criminology, Counseling Psychology and Project Management.

Dale has 12 peer reviewed journal articles to his credit and two book chapters. He is a frequent seminar and keynote speaker at conferences. He is the winner of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Government Project of the Year Award, a finalist in the Canadian Institute of Public Administration Leadership Award and winner of several teaching awards. Dale is proud of and strives to continuously improve upon his 98.5 % participant satisfaction rating on all of the courses he has taught in the last three years.

To Register:
Online registration is now available for this event. Please click the link below to register. 

Please contact the Peace River Branch at [email protected] for more information about this event.

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