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Powerful Project Management

Published on: 12/29/2015 12:28 PM

Program description: If you manage County-wide events; create process changes in your department that affect people’s work; manage projects for more than one department; or coordinate communications and stakeholder engagement on projects, this program is for you.

The program focuses on the tools of project management (PM Essentials) and the skills needed for project completion. It also prepares project managers for “the people side” with conflict management and skill sets on problem solving and team decision making. It is possible to complete the certification in one year; although each course also includes practical application and pre-/post-workshop study.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the fundamental toolkit of project management for overseeing budget, resources and time.
  • Discover the value of stakeholder management – ensuring all parties have appropriate involvement.
  • Learn the dynamics of team development and performance.
  • Explore a time management model to complete tasks on a timely basis and to avoid becoming overwhelmed with competing priorities.


To register for any of these classes, click on the following link:



Project Management Essentials – Two half-day sessions with tools and tips for managing projects. 
Project Management Advanced** – Two half-day sessions is a continuation of the Project Management Essentials course and covers the steps of project management from definition and planning to implementation, monitoring, completion and evaluation in greater detail. 

Prerequisite:  Project Management Essentials



Project Problem Solving, Team Decision Making – Two half-day sessions to keep your project teams running in top condition. 


Accomplishing More with Less – One half-day session puts you in charge of your time and energy. 
Introduction to Process Improvement – Two half-day sessions.  Learn to sharpen and communicate the defining parameters of a work process. 




**The Powerful Project Management Certification has been updated with a new course to provide more relevant and timely content.  The Project Management Advanced class is now a requirement to obtain the Powerful Project Management Certificate. With respect to the required courses for the certification, registrants that have taken some of the required courses prior to December, 2014 will be grandfathered in.  For any questions relating to the updated program, please contact the Certification Program Manager at the email listed below.   

Recommendation: We recommend you begin with Project Management Essentials.  All sessions of the Essentials course must be taken in the same quarter. You can take the other courses in any order.

Education Credits: Earn a certificate by completing the five required courses within a two-year time frame. Completion of this certificate is equal to TWO semester units and can be applied to County jobs which have those requirements.

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