The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre is partnering with Procept Associates to deliver a comprehensive project management curriculum in 2022. This is an outstanding opportunity for project-focused organizations to build their talent base, for future Project Manager’s on the road to their PMP, or for existing PMs to maintain their certifications. The below courses are offered to participants as individual courses as the Certificate program is no longer accepting registrations this year. Registrants may have the option to use their completed courses toward our Certificate program in the future, pending future course offerings and partner agreements.
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Here is a list of the courses that will be offered. Please note, courses will be delivered in half-day sessions and the dates are subject to change, but we are avoiding July, Aug, and Dec due to the usual vacation time. Participants will have the opportunity to select the courses most relevant to them.
These courses will be instructor-led virtual deliveries.
- 3-day Project Management Essentials:
We are pleased to provide you a second offering of this course scheduled for June 7 – 9 and 14 – 16, 8:30am – 12:00pm (ET). This is a Procept offering, but it will count towards the Certificate program. If you would like to register, please contact Jeff Coull by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 3-day fundamental course is an accessible, hands-on journey through a project from initiation to closing, with a special emphasis on initiation and planning. Course participants work in project teams to practice PM tools while they experience the realistic challenges that are encountered on projects. Although it is possible to customize a case study for a specific industry or organization, this course offers 2 case studies so there is something for everyone.
This course is accredited by the Project Management Association of Canada (PMAC) as meeting their standards for quality. After completing this course, participants are eligible to write the Certified Project Coordinator (CPC) exam from PMAC.
More Details: https://training.procept.com/content/project-management-essentials
Please note, this course is mandatory for the certificate program. Participants can provide evidence of ‘equivalency’ to Procept who will conduct a Prior Learning Assessment of the credentials provided. There is a $100 charge for the assessment.
- 2-day Business Analysis for Project Managers
June 20-23, 2022 – 8:30am – 12:00pm
This 2-day course is designed to give Project Managers and project practitioners a better understanding of Business Analysis. They will learn how to employ business analysis tools, techniques, and approaches for better project outcomes. Challenges associated with role definitions, gaps and touchpoints between the PM and BA roles – to reduce waste and improve efficiency and benefits for the organization are identified. The course helps participants evaluate contrasting perceptions in the roles of the PM and the BA, define the roles they should fulfill, and describe how to ensure the PM/BA partnership is maintained throughout. Duplication of effort, waste and misunderstandings that lead to failure are identified and strategies to overcome these challenges are discussed.
This course is not meant to be a comprehensive account of business analysis concepts, but rather it covers specific parts of the IIBA’s BABOK, Knowledge Areas of the PMI’s PMBOK® and the PMI’s PBA Certification - as they specifically relate to the need for collaboration between the PM and the BA.
More Details: https://training.procept.com/content/business-analysis-project-manager
- 1-day Project Scheduling Essentials
Sept 12-13, 2022 – 8:30am – 12:00pm
Are your deliverables consistently late? This course is for your Project Control Officers or for those who need to learn how to create and use one of the most valuable project management tools: a project schedule. Defining project success often involves completing on time and on budget, and project budgets are often driven by resource costs and the scheduling of those resources. This 1-day course prepares participants to create realistic schedules, resource load those schedules, and update and track project progress. With this valuable skill, project managers and planners will improve control of their projects.
More Details: https://training.procept.com/content/project-scheduling-essentials*
* This course delivers Part 1 of the syllabus at the link above
- 1-day Managing Project Risk
Oct 12-13, 2022 – 8:30am – 12:00pm
This course looks at risk identification, qualitative and quantitative techniques to identify the likelihood of a risk occurring and the impact if it does. A variety of risk response strategies are discussed and practiced during workshop exercises. Upon course completion, participants will be more confident in their ability to manage uncertainty.
More Details: https://training.procept.com/content/managing-project-risk
- 1-day Leading Project Driven Change
Nov 8-9, 2022 – 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Through a combination of lectures and individual and group activities based on real-world case studies, this course introduces project managers to the fundamentals of change management practice, helping them to understand the risks introduced by change resistance and how to reduce or eliminate those risks. By incorporating the techniques revealed in this course into their toolkits, project managers will be better able to deal with stakeholders, reduce project delays, increase efficiencies, and reduce the risk of not meeting a project’s business case objectives.
More Details: https://training.procept.com/content/leading-project-driven-change
1-day Introduction to Agile Project Management
Nov 17-18, 2022 – 8:30am – 12:00pm
This workshop aims to introduce stakeholders and project team members to the agile way of working using the common Scrum framework. Unlike typical Scrum-based training, however, the course expands the framework to include an overview of agile requirements management techniques and agile estimating and planning techniques that are used to set reasonable stakeholder expectations at the start of an agile project.
More Details: https://training.procept.com/content/introduction-agile
- 1-day Project Closeout Best Practice:
Nov 28-29, 2022 – 8:30am – 12:00pm
Project closeout always presents challenges: from getting final approvals, to performing administrative and contract closure, to capturing lessons learned, and more. At the rapid pace of business today, efficient project closure is a must and may even give you a competitive edge. This 1-day workshop introduces project managers to the best practices for getting final signoffs and closing out projects. Project managers will come away with a structured closeout framework and some templates that can be used to complete an orderly project closeout.
More Details: https://training.procept.com/content/project-closeout-best- practices
- 1-day Procurement and Contract Management:
Jan 30-31, 2023 – 8:30am – 12:00pm
This course will guide you through procurement practices, the bid process, contract negotiations, managing contractors and vendors for optimum performance and provide a taste of contract law. This course will provide the fundamental tools required for project managers. It will also offer you an insight into the role of the procurement officer or buyer on a project team.
More Details: https://training.procept.com/content/project-procurement-and-contract-management
10 day Certificate cost: $5400 + HST
1-Day Courses a-la-carte pricing: $629 + HST
2-Day Courses a-la-carte pricing: $989 + HST
3-Day Courses a-la-carte pricing: $1,439 + HST
Additional Costs that may be incurred:
- The following courses* require the participant to purchases additional study materials of $40 + HST
- Business Analysis for Project Managers
* study material requirements may change between now and the start date
- Business Analysis for Project Managers
- Exam fees are not included should the participant choose to pursue additional certifications
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Canada-Ontario Job Grant
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant can offset training costs to a maximum of $10,000 – $15,000 per employee.
When filling out the application, please list the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre as the trainer.