Project Management for Learning Professionals Certificate

Be more effective in planning, organizing, and controlling your projects.

This program presents concrete steps to improve your project management skills. Participants will learn to manage the critical project management role helping deliver learning and performance solutions that better support their business goals.

The Project Management for Learning Professionals Certificate program runs from January 22–23, 2018. The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. each day.

Learning Objectives

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between project management and project work.
  • Define the roles of the project manager, project sponsor, and other key individuals on a project.
  • Create a project charter.
  • Build a project plan including schedules, resource allocations, and budgets.
  • Create activity networks (PERT, Gantt, and CPM) and other tools for communicating project scope and activities.
  • Create criteria for monitoring and reporting progress, including control point identification charts, project costing charts, and milestone charts.
  • Identify and manage project risks.
  • Determine and anticipate changes that occur during project execution.
  • Develop a detailed work plan to accurately determine the project completion date.
  • Accurately estimate project activities.
  • Manage external vendors more effectively.
  • Discover the power of the review process to improve future performance.

Audience

This workshop is designed for learning and performance professionals who are involved in one or more of the following areas:

  • Accurately estimating WLP project duration.
  • Planning, tracking, and monitoring multiple WLP projects.
  • Communicating project status to stakeholders.
  • Managing resources and reporting progress.
  • Managing external suppliers.

Program Topics

Click here to view the Participant Guide Table of Contents.

Facilitator

Lou Russell is president and CEO of Russell Martin & Associates. She is the author of the ATD Press books Project Management for Trainers, Leadership Training and 10 Steps to Successful Project Management, among other titles. In addition to her many books, she contributes frequently to Computer World, Cutter Executive Reports, and Network World, among others, and publishes Learning Flash, an electronic newsletter.

Lou speaks at several national and international conferences, such as the Project Management Institute, Project World, and LotuSphere. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Purdue University, where she taught database and programming classes, and a master's degree in instructional technology from Indiana University.

Credits

  • This program is valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
  • Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points.
  • This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $1,220
Nonmember: US $1,580*

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