Project Management Certificate Program Now Being Offered at University of Wisconsin-Superior
The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Superior and Successful Projects recently launched a certificate program for people who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in project management. “New participants may contact us now and start the program at any time.”, says Andy Donahue, who was instrumental in bringing the program into the University. “This Project Management Certificate is a blended program providing online learning with a personable component. The program includes scheduled individual instructor sessions that provide a personal coaching relationship with a credentialed and experienced instructor. As we were developing certificates in our continuing education program we were attracted to the individualized guidance that the instructors brought to this program.”
There are three program track options: 1) The Fundamentals of Project Management, 2) PMP® Exam Preparation, and 3) Advanced Topics in Project Management. Participants choose their 56-hour track and six-session dates – which may start at any time and take up to a maximum of one year to complete.
Program instructors provide individualized coaching, oversight, and regular feedback on the participant’s assignments, online progress, and their personal concerns including how this knowledge will be used in the participants current or desired field of practice. The instructors reinforce a disciplined program approach that is reflective of behaviors that lead to success in project management, including the rigorous use of time reporting based learning logs.
The Frank P. Saladis Certificate in Project Management program is unique in the fact it allows the participant to choose the instructor they will work with during the program. “Industry alignment between the program participant and the instructor is one of the many strengths of this our program,” says Renee Adair, Program Director. “In this program, people who want to manage projects in a specific industry will not have to work with instructors who come from an entirely different field. We have instructors from IT, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, education, banking, service, oil and gas and other areas.”
Register now for the Program through University of Wisconsin-Superior
For more information on the Wisconsin SBDC Network and its programs visit, http://wisconsinsbdc.org/or call Andy Donahue, Director, Wisconsin SBDC Superior, at 715-394-8352.
About Frank P. Saladis
Frank P. Saladis received the prestigious PMI Fellow Award in 2013, the PMI Person of the Year Award in 2006 and the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in 2015. He is the author of over 13 project management published books and hundreds of project management articles. He served as the President of the New York City PMI Chapter for over ten years. He is a graduate of the PMI Masters Class and has a Masters Certificate in Commercial Project Management from George Washington University. He is an internationally known presenter at the Project Management Global Congresses, SeminarsWorld, and other project management events. Mr. Saladis is an instructor in this program. This program was named after Mr. Saladis due to the coaching/mentoring that he provides not only to his students but also to the leadership and support that he provides to other instructors in this program.
About Successful Projects
Successful Projects created the Frank P. Saladis Certificate in Project Management program and provides the courseware, pool of instructors, and provided program support since this certification program started in 2007. The program director and all of the instructors are PMP® certified, have a minimum of 10 years of experience working in the project management field, and have instructional experience. Successful Projects is owned by Certificate program director, Renee Adair, and based in Dripping Springs, Texas, USA. The list of program instructors is available at http://www.successfulprojects.com/instructors.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession. The PMI provides services including the development of standards, research, education, publication, networking opportunities in local chapters, and providing accreditation (most commonly the PMP), in project management. PMI has published many industry standards, such as “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge”. More information is available at www.pmi.org.
About the PMP® Credential from PMI
Launched in 1984, PMI’s first credential was the Project Management Professional (PMP) which has since become a de facto standard certification in project management. In 2007 it earned the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). As of 2016, over 710,000 people held the PMP credential.
The PMP credential has education and work experience eligibility requirements that participants should be aware of prior to enrolling for the PMP Exam Prep Track. Please contact us for details. The Fundamentals and Advanced tracks in this program do not have eligibility requirements.