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Laurentian University offering revamped 10-day Project Management Program

Four newly updated online courses offered this fall by the Goodman School of Mines Spotlight title image_Laurentian University2

Looking for professional learning opportunities or to earn training hours that qualify as Professional Development Units towards becoming Project Management Professional?

The Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University can help through its Project Management Certificate program. The Goodman School of Mines (GSM) is considered one of the premier destinations in Northern Ontario for Project Management Training.

In collaboration with Procept Training, the University is offering a 10-day program, or the completion of 70 hours of project management training through the school, where courses are accredited by various organizations to earn credits that help individuals earn or maintain certification.

The GSM offers a selection of courses both in-class and/or online, twice a year – in the spring and fall. There are currently five online courses scheduled: 

  • Project Management Essentials – starting October 21st, 2020
  • Business Analysis for the Project Manager – starting November 3rd, 2020
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation  - starting October 15th, 2020
  • Managing Project Risk – starting November 17th, 2020
  • Project Procurement and Contract Management – starting February 9th, 2021

Effective 2021, the Project Management Institute (PMI) announced that the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam will be changing. Why? Because the world of project management has changed and evolved. Every three to five years, PMI® conducts research to better understand how the profession has progressed, the impact of emerging trends and how the responsibilities of project managers have changed. Information garnered from this last round of research will lead to an updated PMP exam in 2021. 

Learn more about the changes by visiting the PMPrepCast™ website.

Goodman School of Mines Program Coordinator Nicole Tardif says, “Obtaining the GSM Project Management Certificate is beneficial to those managing projects but who have not necessarily received formal training in this area. The courses help guide participants to better organize projects, ensuring their success and on-time completion.”

Participants who have already completed the program attest that it helped further their careers by developing key understandings and learnings about the essentials in Project Management. One participant said, “The Project Management Certificate Program will help organizations save time, money and human resources. As well, it will help reduce reactivity and promote more proactive behaviours in employees.”

Employers can apply for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant to help subsidize the cost of training for their employees. Further details can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities website.

To learn more about the GSM Project Management Certificate Program, visit the University’s website or contact Program Coordinator Nicole Tardif.