Project Management Certificate
Run your learning projects efficiently and with greater impact.
Become an effective project manager with the skills to successfully initiate, plan, implement, and launch any talent development project.
If you work in Talent Development, you are more than likely running projects all day every day. These projects may include creating or updating training programs, partnering with your IT department to implement a new technology platform or tool, such as a virtual learning platform or a learning management system (LMS), or overseeing an organization-wide learning initiative, such as a leadership development program. As talent development continues to grow and change to meet learner needs, having... Read More
If you work in Talent Development, you are more than likely running projects all day every day. These projects may include creating or updating training programs, partnering with your IT department to implement a new technology platform or tool, such as a virtual learning platform or a learning management system (LMS), or overseeing an organization-wide learning initiative, such as a leadership development program. As talent development continues to grow and change to meet learner needs, having a systematic project management approach enables you to successfully oversee projects with increasing complexity and greater impact.
Regardless of the type of project, every learning project needs a strong project manager who is skilled in developing and managing timelines and budgets, setting priorities, minimizing risks, and gathering stakeholder input. The benefit of this certificate program is that it introduces you to core project management skills and shows you how to apply those skills specifically to a TD environment through examples and hands-on activities. As a result, you'll be able to manage learning projects more efficiently through systematic, repeatable, and adaptable processes tailored to our field. Whether you work within a talent development department or organization or as an independent consultant, becoming a skilled and capable project manager makes you a valuable asset to the team you support.
Why You Should Attend:
- Learn established project management approaches and how you can apply them to a TD context.
- Become a skilled project manager who can take on and manage any learning project with ease.
- Practice project management tasks throughout the program in your own personal project.
- Get proven techniques to stay ahead of and solve issues quickly when managing projects large and small.
- Gain access to ATD-exclusive templates and tools that you can apply to your own work.
- Earn an ATD digital badge to share your course completion with your networks.
- Communicate project management principles, processes, and roles.
- Establish the project charter necessary for project initiation.
- Establish a project management plan, related sub-plans, and constraints.
- Manage a project in accordance with established plans and guidelines.
- Execute the project close out processes.
This course is based upon research on how project management skills can enhance talent development initiatives. The content is aligned with the Project Management Capability of the Talent Development Capability Model™.
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- What is Project Management?
- Defining tasks, Projects, Programs, and Processes
- Project Goals
- Project Management Principles
- PM Approaches: Four-Phase, Agile, Scrum, and Kanban
- Project Constraints
- Project Roles
- Initiate – The Foundation
- Project Charter
- Project Objectives
- Project Scope
- How Do We Initiate a Project?
- The Planning Phase
- Logistics of a Project
- Developing Sub-Plans
- Manage the Project
- Skills to Help Manage Projects
- Conflict Management
- Scope Creep
- Closure Basics
This program is geared toward talent development professionals that may have grown into project management responsibilities or frequently manage talent development initiatives. You do not have to be a full-time project manager to benefit from this program. This may include instructional designers, talent development managers, consultants, trainers or facilitators, human resource professionals, and organization development professionals.
"My favorite takeaways from this program were the advice that a project is not a task, it is a series of tasks; you must learn from other learning professionals; and how to properly structure a project. This program helps you step back and reflect on how you work."
"The entire program was amazing, but I appreciated the fact that we were able to choose a project of our own and create a project plan around it. This program gave quick, but thorough, instruction on project management for trainers—enough information to get individuals started on the right path of project management, but not enough to overwhelm."
"I enjoyed this program because I work in a training role and wanted a project management program that aligned with the needs of training development. The tools and program materials are excellent resources. The facilitator was very engaging and gave us some real nuggets of wisdom to apply on the job."
Things to Know
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, and completion of all coursework is mandatory to receive the certificate of completion and continuing education credits.
Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate.
Live Online Programs:
ATD requires active participation throughout the program to receive credit. Active participation in live online sessions includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.
Make-up policy: You can miss and make up one session* by listening to a session recording. Instructions for reporting make-up sessions are posted on ATD’s learning platform.
*For full-day sessions, you can only miss up to 3.5 hours and make up the time by listening to the recording.
14.0 learning hours
1.4 CEUs awarded
This program is eligible for 14.0 recertification points from the ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) for the APTD or CPTD credential.
This program has been approved for 14.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
This program is valid for 14.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrm.org/certification.
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Face-to-Face Program Components (if applicable):
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Live Online Program Components (if applicable):
You must log in to the learning platform to access course content and to join all live online sessions. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capability to participate. Please join your session from a location with a strong internet connection and plan to use VoIP for your audio during the entire session.
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