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Program Quick Facts

New Section:
March 28, 2014 - August 13, 2014

Past Section:
Nov. 1, 2013 - March 24, 2014

CEUs:
Total Certificate Program Hours:
35 contact hours
35 PDUs
3.5 CEUs

Price:
Individual Course: $299
Total Certificate: $1,495

Note:
This certificate is available for continuing education units (CEUs) and is not available for academic credit.

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Online Certificate: Project Management

 

New Section:
March 28, 2014 - August 13, 2014

Successfully implement your next major project with the skills from a certificate in project management. Alleviate common mistakes of project implementation and learn proven methods that will ensure your success. The Project Management Certificate program will prepare you to help your organization thrive throughout the process of change and achieve desired results. These courses and modules are designed to provide the project manager with the principles, tools and techniques to deliver successful projects on target, on time and on budget.

Certificate Program:

As business management increases in complexity and as budgets get tighter, the discipline of project management becomes increasingly instrumental to delivering successful projects within budgets, on time, and with the expected results or outcomes. This series of courses represent the foundation upon which project management expertise is built or sharpened. Individuals who are responsible for managing people, activities, schedules and budgets - for projects and/or parts of projects - should attend. Participants - across industries - will develop a full range of skills needed to deliver sound, solid and significant business results.

This Certificate Program is taught by a PMP certified instructor. The PMP Exam Prep is recognized and endorsed by PMI. The Project Management Institute. The Project Management Institute is recognized and accepted internationally. Therefore the PDUs earned through this program are also accepted internationally.

Learning Outcomes:

This series of courses represent the foundation upon which project management expertise is built or sharpened. Individuals who are responsible for managing people, activities, schedules and budgets - for projects and/or parts of projects - should attend. Participants - across industries - will develop a full range of skills needed to deliver sound, solid and significant business results.

Course ID: CPC081 - A Proactive Perspective on Project Management

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the early signs of trouble as well as expose the root causes of project trouble
  • Leverage 'lessons learned' from past projects in order to prevent future project trouble
  • Understand the steps to take in order to recover from project trouble


Course ID: CPC082 - Projects, Customers and Vision Alignment

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the relevance of thinking and planning strategically
  • Break down strategic organizational goals into projects that are aligned to the purpose
  • Conduct the activity of gathering requirements and publish key requirements documentation
  • Recognize the difference of value-driven project management (Agile Methodologies) and plan-driven project management

Course ID: CPC083 - Managing the Project Management Life Cycle

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand what a project is and what project management is
  • Review and discuss the project’s “Triple Constraints”
  • Write a sound project statement and sound project objectives
  • Understand the “Decomposition” process and develop a “Work Breakdown Structure” (WBS)
  • Develop a “Needs/Requirements Matrix”
  • Establish sound precedence between each task, estimate duration for each task, develop and learn to read a “Network Diagram,” identify the “Critical Path” and learn to leverage its relevance
  • Assign responsibility for each task, describe work detail for each task and develop a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • Assign calendar dates for each task and develop a “Gantt” Chart
  • Discuss Risk Management
  • Launch a project according to key guidelines
  • Discuss the dynamics of the 'Execute' phase and discuss Baseline Management
  • Identify the criteria to measure performance and explore ‘Earned Value Management’ as a performance reporting standard
  • Minimize the unexpected - Maximize the opportunities
  • Discuss Scope Creep and Change Control Systems
  • Close a project appropriately

Course ID: CPC084 - The Leadership Dimension of Project Management

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the role of a leader within the context of project management and team success
  • Define leadership and understand the need for ethical and principled leadership
  • Address the purpose of leadership models
  • Highlight the responsibilities of the leader in terms of demonstrating care, meeting objectives and ensuring continuity

Course ID: CPC085 - Taking the Next Step and Getting Certified

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Determine their approach to getting PMP Certified - steps (to include application), timetables and budget
  • Study the PMBOK in a more efficient way (by applying practical and tested techniques)
  • Prepare to pass the PMP Exam
  • Assess their PMP Exam Readiness (by completing a “guided” 30-question exam)
  • Market their experience and skills as a Project Manager

CEUs & PDUs

CEUs per course: 0.7
Total Certificate CEUs: 3.5
Total Certificate PDUs: 35

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who hopes to start a business, grow a new division, unit, or product in an existing business, or who wants to change the focus of a company.

This Certificate Includes These Courses:

  • CPC081 - A Proactive Perspective on Project Management
    Identify the root causes of project trouble and subsequently avoid the traps in which so many project managers fall as well as take swift action against the factors that trigger project trouble. Learn to proactively recognize the early signs of project trouble and implement the "better practices" to recover and bring a project back on track.
  • CPC082 - Projects, Customers and Vision Alignment
    Pursue projects in alignment with the higher purpose and direction of your organization. The questions that should be asked during project initiation and early planning are: How is this project adding value to our organization? Is it aligned with our organizational vision? Is it the result of leveraging customer/user's input in gathering requirements?
  • CPC083 - Managing the Project Management Life Cycle
    Acquire the knowledge and understanding to readily apply the tools and techniques of sound project management best practices. As business management increases in complexity and as budgets get tighter, the discipline of project management becomes increasingly instrumental to delivering successful projects within budgets, on time, and with the expected results or outcomes.
  • CPC084 - The Leadership Dimension of Project Management
    Apply practical concepts and ethical principles of leadership in order to foster a project management environment that encourages transformation resulting in both individual and corporate growth. If project management is a science, project leadership is an art; learn about the leadership behaviors a leader is to demonstrate in order to build relationships, deliver results and ensure continuity.
  • CPC085 - Taking the Next Step and Getting Certified
    In an increasingly “projectized” world generating a high-demand for experienced and qualified project managers, the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification ensures that project managers are ready to meet the demands of projects across industries and across the globe; register in this course to: explore the types of certifications and their requirements, explore the components of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th ed., assess your exam readiness, review practical study techniques and review the steps to pursue the certification.

Price for Certificate:

Individual Course: $299
Full Certificate: $1,495


PMP® Exam Prep: Price not included in the certificate cost. | Call 757.352.4650 for more information.

Program Schedule:

  • Live Event to Launch PM Section III - Overview of Project Management Certificate Program

    New Section:
    March 28, 2014 | Divinity Building, Room 179
    6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • CPC081 - A Proactive Perspective on Project Management:
  • New Section:
    April 3, 2014 - April 30, 2014

    Current Section:
    November 1 - November 29, 2013

  • CPC082 - Projects, Customers and Vision Alignment:
  • New Section:
    May 1, 2014 - May 28, 2014

    Current Section:
    December 2, 2013 - January 3, 2014

  • CPC083 - Managing the Project Management Life Cycle:
  • New Section:
    May 29, 2014 - June 25, 2014

    Current Section:
    January 6, 2014 - January 31, 2014

  • CPC084 - The Leadership Dimension of Project Management:
  • New Section:
    June 26, 2014 - July 23, 2014

    Current Section:
    February 3, 2014 - February 28, 2014

  • CPC085 - Taking the Next Step and Getting Certified:
  • New Section:
    July 24, 2014 - August 13, 2014

    Current Section:
    March 3, 2014 - March 24, 2014

Discover the Regent Difference:

  • $299 per course (hundreds less than other universities). Students may pay per course.
  • Taught entirely online.
  • Taught by a PMP Certified Instructor with extensive field experience.
  • No application process. No registration fees.
  • All course materials included in the cost of the program.

Instructor: Franck J. Gerard, PMP®

Franck J. Gerard's expertise in areas such as Leadership, Strategic Thinking, Change Management and Project Management has brought him in front of hundreds of professionals and executives. He has shared these strategies with prestigious companies for more than 15 years including Western Union Financial Services International, Platts, J.D. Power & Associates, Standard and Poor's, JP Morgan Chase, and Coty, Inc. Through his corporate experience and graduate education, Franck makes valuable contributions in providing consulting services and delivering professional development initiatives. He has traveled extensively in the United States and around the world, equipping his clients to perform with great efficiency and effectiveness.

This Certificate Program is taught by a PMP certified instructor. The PMP Exam Prep is recognized and endorsed by PMI. The Project Management Institute. The Project Management Institute is recognized and accepted internationally.