Project Management Certificate Program

Thursday evenings: May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 2020
6–9 p.m.

Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky

Registration Fee: $1500 (includes instruction, course binder, "Just Enough Project Management" book, light refreshments, parking)

Space is limited.



This program will provide the attendee a solid understanding of the fundamental building blocks of project management, and an introduction of best practices that can be used in all endeavors by people across all industries and organizations. Participants learn, from experienced project managers, the concepts, terms, tools, and techniques needed to communicate about, organize, monitor, and successfully complete projects.

Additionally, we utilize your own projects for the “hands-on” exercises during the class to reinforce learning in a fun, interactive environment. Projects selected for small-group exercises will receive a kick-start to the creation of key real-world deliverables, as well as tools to plan and manage them effectively.

This program serves as the foundation on which all other project management development builds. It will provide 15 hours of educational credit from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® for those seeking their Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for those already certified.


  • Utilize common project management vocabulary and processes that are shared across different industries
  • Apply basic project management principles within your work environment
  • Describe the importance and value of project management, best practices and related benefits for successful projects
  • Select the appropriate project management tools and techniques to deliver results on time, in budget, and with value
  • Obtain the “hands-on” application of project management using basic tools, templates and techniques
  • Articulate the relationship between project management and organizational change management
  • Gain awareness of current and future trends for project management practices


Module 1:  Introduction & Project Management Framework

Module 2:  Project Initiating & Planning

Module 3:  Project Planning (continued)

Module 4:  Project Executing, Monitoring & Controlling

Module 5:  Project Closing, Trends in Project Management and Bringing It All Together


Beginning project managers, project coordinators, “accidental” project managers and other team members who need to understand basic project management terminology and processes.

Experienced project managers who would like to refresh their skills.

Project Management Professionals (PMP)® who want to update their knowledge and gain additional 15 educational hours of Professional Development Units (PDUs) for those already certified or to renewal.

Anyone who needs to perform project management in their current job or would like to investigate project management as a career.


Glenn Thomas, PMP®, CSM is an Executive Project Manager and Trainer with The Solarity Group. Glenn brings more than 30 years of demonstrated success in project, program and portfolio management, strategic planning, systems analysis, process improvement, application development, and training; including nine years of specialized experience with domestic and international military research activities. Most recently before joining Solarity, Glenn served as the Director of IT Governance for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, where his duties included being Director of the IT enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO). He is a member of both the global Project Management Institute (PMI)® organization and the local PMI Bluegrass chapter serving previously as Chapter President, Past President and VP of Communications. He has spoken both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including project management. Glenn attained his Project Management Professional® in 2005 and his Certified Scrum Master designation in 2018.