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