Project Management Professional Learning Series


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 “hands-on” exercises during the class to reinforce learning in a fun, interactive environment. Project 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

Who Should Participate?

  • 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.


Kellie McDermott, PMP®, has over 12 years of experience providing training management, instructional design, and facilitation services to clients. She is a practicing project manager working with many different state and federal agencies and has designed and taught many project management topics over the years. She is certified as a trainer through the Project Management Institute's Train the Trainer Program and is passionate about teaching others about project management best practices.

Program Schedule

The Project Management Professional Learning Series is every Thursday evening from September 15 - October 13 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.


Registration Fee: $1500 (includes instruction, course binder, and the "Just Enough Project Management" book)

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