Introduction to Project Management Certificate for K-12 Educational Leaders

Project Management has a respected reputation in the business world. Take part in XLC’s Introduction to Project Management Certificate for K-12 Educational Leaders to learn how these valuable skills and strategies can be translated to the educational setting.

Description

Gain skills to successfully deliver your school district projects on time, on budget, and according to specifications by:

  • Developing an applied understanding of the principles, processes, and tools of Project Management and how to leverage them in your real-world educational environment
  • Understanding the needs and requirements of key stakeholders to effectively define project scope and deliverables
  • Learning how to utilize the project management process and tools to control elements of the project, such as cost, scope, and scheduling
  • Effectively leveraging resources such as team members, project sponsor, and project management tools
  • Incorporating risk management and contingency planning into your project

XLC’s Introduction to Project Management Certificate for K-12 Educational Leaders is built on the content and processes found in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) – Sixth Edition.

Audience

Appropriate for supervisors, managers, or team members who are responsible for the successful completion of projects in a K-12 educational setting. The targeted objectives of the course will most closely align with educational leaders in a district office or central office leadership role.

Promotions

The Xavier Leadership Center is excited to offer an early bird discount. Register before March 1, 2023, to receive $100 off the general registration cost.

A 10% group discount is also available for organizations that register 3-4 people at the same time. This group discount can be combined with the early bird discount for extra savings!

Venue

Health United Building
1723 Cleneay Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45212 United States
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Online/Asynchronous Project Management Certificate

XLC’s Online/Asynchronous 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, and according to specifications.

An emphasis is placed on projects being processes with gates or quality checkpoints embedded within these processes. Not all projects are the same — they range from capital assets projects where the endpoint is known to IT and development projects where the endpoint is somewhat vague.

Description

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 manage risks? What are the roles and expected deliverables?  How do I control quality?

The answers to these questions can be found in the Understanding the Project Process module 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, along with coaching in developing a project life cycle of their own.

 

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 ways of keeping things moving in the desired direction and at the desired pace.

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.

 

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 segment, 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.

Audience

The Project Management Certificate program is appropriate for supervisors, managers, or team members who are responsible for the successful completion of projects.

Outcome

Participants will walk away with these skills:

  • Defining a project
  • Organizing projects
  • Identifying risks associated with projects
  • Knowing the roles and responsibilities in the project management process
  • Defining and understanding a project’s expected deliverables
  • Controlling quality
  • Chartering a project team
  • Understanding the Project Management framework, knowledge areas, and project life cycle
  • Using a budget breakdown system
  • Utilizing steps to successful activity-based scheduling
  • Covering cost contingencies
  • Creating a milestone schedule
  • Estimating required resources using three different techniques
  • Staffing up and staffing down resources during a project
  • Defining scope and deliverables
  • Defining interim deliverables for each final deliverable using life cycle stages
  • Measuring quality criteria for each interim deliverable
  • Creating a table of reviews and approvals
  • Creating a list of status reports
  • Reviewing project team membership for gaps and overlaps
  • Creating budget breakdown systems and milestone schedules

Venue

Online

Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate

Six Sigma participants must have a Green Belt Certificate prior to attending Black Belt.  If the Green Belt certificate is from an organization other than XLC, prospective participants must provide a previous Green Belt project and pass the XLC Green Belt exam.  In this scenario, Black Belt registration is dependent upon approval.

With our Six Sigma Black Belt Certification program, not only will you develop the comprehensive knowledge needed to earn certification, but you will practice applying that learning throughout the program. This hands-on and project-based program will enable you to expand your knowledge in Six Sigma and turn that knowledge into action that delivers measurable improvements in business performance.

XLC’s Six Sigma Black Belt program consists of 6 required sessions: one virtual introductory meeting and five in-person program sessions.

The virtual introductory meeting will establish a foundation for success by:

  • Introducing the program facilitator
  • Explaining the program’s expectations
  • Helping participants choose and build a Black Belt project charter
  • Share statistical software and laptop requirements
  • Answer any questions before the in-person sessions begin

Description

You will practice sophisticated statistical decision-making tools and learn how to communicate and leverage results from these analyses to impact behavior, decisions, and ultimately, delivery of the level of quality required for Six Sigma and customer satisfaction excellence.

You will discuss your specific issues and challenges and identify the best approach and tools to drive improvement. Additionally, you will learn how to integrate the tools of Six Sigma and problem-solving techniques to engage others to deliver Six Sigma results.

Digital Badge:

Xavier Leadership Center is proud to offer each participant a digital badge in Six Sigma Black Belt once you have met program completion criteria. Digital badges include a direct link to view program credentials and can be utilized by participants on social media and digital resumes.

Audience

Managers, team leaders, team members and facilitators. Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is a prerequisite for Black Belt.

Outcome

Participants will walk away with these skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Six Sigma methodology and the DMAIC process
  • The role Black Belts and other team members play in the success of Six Sigma
  • How to properly define, scope, and work on Six Sigma projects
  • How to utilize advanced problem solving techniques
  • How to facilitate Six Sigma team meetings
  • How to present, transition and close out projects

Venue

Cintas Center
1624 Musketeer Drive
Cincinnati, 45207 United States
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Phone:
513-745-1094

Project Management Certificate Program

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, and according to specifications.

An emphasis is placed on projects being processed with gates or quality checkpoints embedded within these processes. Not all projects are the same — they range from capital assets projects where the endpoint is known to IT and development projects where the endpoint is somewhat vague.

Successfully deliver your projects on time, on budget, and according to specifications by:

  • Developing an applied understanding of the principles, processes, and tools of project management and how to leverage them in your real-world environment
  • Understanding the needs and requirements of key stakeholders to effectively define project scope and deliverables
  • Learning how to utilize the project management process and tools to control elements of the project, such as cost, scope, and scheduling
  • Effectively leveraging resources such as team members, project sponsor, and project management tools
  • Incorporating risk management and contingency planning into your project

To successfully complete the Xavier Project Management Certificate program and earn a digital badge, you will apply program learnings by completing homework after the first two modules. The homework will be reviewed by the program facilitator.

Program Schedule:

  • February 27, 2023
  • March 1, 2023
  • March 27, 2023
  • March 29, 2023
  • April 24, 2023
  • April 26, 2023

Description

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 manage 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 Understanding the Project Processmodule 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 typical project life cycles.

Module II: Project Planning and Scheduling

Planning and scheduling are critical aspects of the project management process. In predictive projects, keeping the project focused, on budget, and on time is necessary in order to achieve successful completion. Project planning and scheduling are ways of keeping things moving in the desired direction and at the desired pace.

Adaptive projects also require planning. Understanding backlog development and iterative planning is essential to maximizing customer value.

Project Planning and Scheduling will focus on planning the project before “rushing off” to completion. It will teach participants how to develop a work breakdown structure, an activity-based schedule, and how to cover contingency planning.

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 segment, 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.

Audience

The Project Management Certificate Program is appropriate for supervisors, managers, or team members who are responsible for the successful completion of projects.

Outcome

Participants will walk away with these skills:

  • Defining a project
  • Organizing projects
  • Identifying risks associated with projects
  • Knowing the roles and responsibilities in the project management process
  • Defining and understanding a project’s expected deliverables (predictive projects)
  • Controlling quality
  • Chartering a project team
  • Understanding the Project Management framework, knowledge areas, and project life cycles
  • Using a work breakdown system
  • Utilizing steps to successful activity-based scheduling
  • Covering risk contingencies
  • Creating a milestone schedule
  • Estimating required resources
  • Staffing up and staffing down resources during a project
  • Defining a backlog, scope and deliverables
  • Defining interim deliverables for each final deliverable using life cycle stages
  • Measuring quality criteria for each interim deliverable
  • Creating a table of reviews and approvals
  • Reviewing project team membership for gaps and overlaps
  • Managing changing requirements
  • Updating the project plan effectively
  • Calculating earned value
  • Knowing the appropriate role of the Project Manager during project execution
  • Tracking project progress
  • Monitoring cost, schedule and quality
  • Dealing with project adjustments, change management, and recovery
  • Defining and managing “scope creep”
  • Utilizing project reporting techniques
  • Managing project closeout processes

Venue

Cintas Center
1624 Musketeer Drive
Cincinnati, 45207 United States
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Phone:
513-745-1094

Lean Certificate Program

This program does not have an upcoming scheduled session.

Please fill out the interest form below to contact an XLC representative to learn more.

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What does every business need in order to compete in today’s market? Continuous improvement strategies that respond to customers’ needs in the blink of an eye, lower costs, and improve quality; all at increased speed.

This program in Lean Enterprise Methodologies will take participants through an experiential learning model on how to implement specific Lean Enablers to improve processes within an operation. The experiential learning exercise will be complemented with actual case study results. This program will also cover potential pitfalls to avoid during your implementation or enhancement.

Whether you work in manufacturing or are seeking a leaner process for your work in an office, hospital, or service industry; developing your Lean expertise will reduce your risk of failure, drive meaningful cultural change, and establish best practices that will make a long-term impact.

The Lean Certification classroom experience consists of four intensive days of discussion and interaction, focusing on:

  • The basics and history of Lean
  • Visual management
  • Value-stream mapping
  • Error proofing
  • Waste reduction
  • Lean teams and metrics

Description

The Lean Certificate Program combines highly-specialized classroom experience and work-related homework to move beyond the basic principles. This program is built around applied learning to truly help you master Lean as it relates to real-world situations and problems.

Through this hands-on learning model, you gain an in-depth understanding of the Lean approach and tools. You will use these tools on a real-world, work-related project. After you complete the intensive classroom portion of the certificate program, you’ll undertake an individual project featuring a before-and-after Lean process review, focusing on error reduction and waste elimination. You’ll achieve certification upon demonstrating successful application of Lean principles.

Audience

Anyone seeking to gain a portable career credential in Lean leadership skills, or anyone wishing to share and gain Lean knowledge.

Outcome

Participants will walk away with these skills:

  • Creating a Vision, Mission, and Roadmap for Improvement (Strategic Policy Deployment)
  • Learning enablers that will insure the sustainability of Change (Visual Standard Operating Procedure (VSOP) and Total Productive Management (TPM))
  • Using Enterprise Value Stream Mapping to create “Eyes for Flow” and “Eyes for Waste” to identify and prioritize opportunity improvements
  • Understanding the methodology of Workplace Organization (5S+1) to improve Safety, Productivity, and Profitability
  • Recognizing the role of Quality in developing highly effective value streams and workflows
  • Applying the Lean principle of Jidoka approaches to zero defect manufacturing
  • Discussing the Morning Market Process (making quality visible)
  • Understanding material flow (i.e. Takt, Push vs. Pull, batch vs. single piece flow)

Venue

Cintas Center
1624 Musketeer Drive
Cincinnati, 45207 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
513-745-1094