Xavier University has been successfully delivering project management training to participants from all industries for nearly twenty years. As the Project Management Institute (PMI)® gained additional momentum in the late 1980’s, our faculty and experienced business professionals played an instrumental role with the Southwest Ohio PMI® chapter and its rapid growth, especially in the number of professionals achieving their Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation.
The Xavier Leadership Center is an extension of Xavier University and provides high impact executive education designed with the expressed intent of helping leaders and their teams solve real problems. The cornerstone to this approach is “facilitated learning,” which challenges participants to actively implement the concepts we teach under the guidance of our team, a blend of Xavier professors and experienced business professionals.
Organizations across industries are challenged to deliver an increasing number of projects and programs, while maintaining flat (or decreasing) budgets and resources. It is not surprising that the skills needed to successfully manage increasingly complex projects are more important than ever.
XLC’s Project Management Certificate Program is built on the content and processes found in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition. This highly interactive program develops the essential skills and real-world practices required for project managers to be successful, delivering projects on time, on budget according to specifications.
Xavier is a Registered Education Provider (REP) approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to offer PDUs. We have developed all of our courses in alignment with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition. Every hour of our class instruction is pre-approved as PDU’s to fulfill the Project Management Professional (PMP®Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR).
PMP, PMBOK and the R.E.P. logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
May 13-14, 2020 (8:30am-4pm)
May 27-28, 2020 (8:30am-4pm)
Jun 10-11, 2020 (8:30am-4pm)
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Xavier Leadership Center’s Project Management Certificate Program consists of attending the 6 days of training plus submitting assignments unique to each of the 3 modules. The assignments together constitute a complete project. The participants learn concepts in class, practice these concepts in workshops using a project case study, and then reinforcing the concepts with the assignments.
An emphasis is placed on projects being processes with gates or quality check points imbedded within these processes. Not all projects are the same — they range from capital assets projects where the end point is known to IT and development projects where the end point is somewhat vague. Various life cycles are presented such as agile, Six Sigma, and the generic define, plan, execute and close out.
Module I: Understanding the Project Process
Being a member of a project team requires a complete understanding of the project process, and the terminology and roles inherent to it. What is a project? How are projects organized? How do I manager risks? What are the roles and expected deliverables? How do I control quality?
The answers to these questions can be found in the two-day Project Overview and Definition program of our Project Management Series. By attending this program, participants will learn how to define a project in terms of business need, project objectives, project deliverables and risk. Participants will also be given a typical project life cycle, and coaching in developing a project life cycle of their own.
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Module II: Project Planning and Scheduling
Planning and scheduling are critical aspects of the project management process. Keeping the project focused, on budget, and on time is necessary in order to achieve successful completion. Project planning and scheduling are complete ways of keeping things moving in the desired direction and at the desired pace.
This two-day seminar on Project Planning and Scheduling will focus on planning the project before “rushing off” to completion. It will teach participants how to develop a budget breakdown system, an activity-based schedule, and how to cover cost contingencies.
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Module III: Project Execution and Control
Execution and control are the final stages of the project management process. It is at this point in the process that the project team can see and evaluate the results of their work. But the task of managing the project is still not complete.
This final two-day program on Project Execution and Control presents tools and techniques used in monitoring project execution. It will show participants how to determine where or if adjustments in the project execution must be made. It will also focus on the areas of progress tracking, updating the project plan, managing changes, and calculating earned value.
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The Project Management Certificate Program is appropriate for supervisors, managers or team members who are responsible for the successful completion of projects. Participation in this program qualifies for Professional Development Units (PDU’s) for Project Management Professionals (PMP)®. Xavier Leadership Center is a Registered Education Provider for PMI®.
Successfully deliver your projects on time, on budget and according to specifications by:
In this 6-day, hands-on program you will understand and apply:
Jim Sexton has over 40 years of project management and construction and experience. During this time, he has managed over $1 Billion including assignments in project management, field engineering, safety management project controls, and cost engineering.
Jim joined Procter and Gamble in March 1991. He has worked in 4 business units supporting 16 global brands such as Tide, Downy, Dawn, Pampers, Charmin, Bounty and Puffs. During his tenure at Procter & Gamble, he has managed projects in 20 countries.
Jim has taught Capital Management Instructor in 6 countries on 4 continents. Jim has earned the P&G Leadership and Mastery Award, Capital Management in 2011. He was recognized as an Expert Construction Manager the highest level in P&G. Jim has also achieved Advanced Capital Project Manager and Capital Systems Manager certifications.
Prior to joining P&G Jim career included working with engineering, construction and steel companies. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA degree in Finance from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2011 he served as the Annual Conference Chairperson for the Construction Users Round Table annual meeting
Jim has chaired Construction Industry Institute Research Team 294 Deploying Best Practices in Unfamiliar Countries. Previously he was a member of Research Team 263 on Globalization. Jim spoke at the Lean Construction Institute Congress in Chicago on the benefits of modularization to owners. He is also a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute. Jim resides in Mason, Ohio with his wife Ann and their daughter Elizabeth. Jim has served as a sports coach, Chairman for Summerfair, a Cincinnati Arts and Craft Fair and remains active in his local parish.
Cory is the Head of Delivery Services for RoundTower Technology, one of the areas fastest growing companies. Her background includes roles from tactical execution leadership to executive management. She started her tech career as a software developer and moved to consulting roles as a project and program manager for over a decade where she lead large transformational projects for many companies in several industries. From consulting she moved to running the PMO for CBTS and ultimately served as Vice President of Network and Engineering with Cincinnati Bell. She is on the advisory boards of iSPACE, Gateway STEM (Nashville), UC’s College Conservatory of Music, and serves as a mentor to students in Xavier University’s MBA and undergraduate programs. She’s currently in the MBA program at the Xavier’s West Chester campus. She lives in West Chester with her husband Brian and 3 children Drake, Adriane and Jordan.Show More