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Certificate of Project Management

Certificate of Project Management at IPEx

Certificate of Project Management

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Plan, lead, and deliver successful projects. 

Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments, and to get that additional job done well, under budget, and on time.  Davenport University designed the 3-day Certificate of Project Management program to develop a thorough understanding and practical application of the universally recognized tools every project manager needs to ensure successful project planning from start to finish.  

Regardless of whether your title is Project Manager or if project management is just one of many roles you fulfill in your position, these fundamental project management principles will help you and your organization develop a high-performance culture where projects are completed more efficiently and effectively.  

The program begins with a 2-day seminar that builds on a foundation of internationally accepted concepts, tools, and techniques for working effectively in all stages of project management. The third session (1-day) is completed about one month later with a focus on resource management, project leadership, change management, risk, team communications, and control.

Learning outcomes:

  • Define project management and identify the phases of a project’s life cycle

  • Utilize project conceptualization, including goals and vision statements
  • Effective use of project planning tools and how to create a Statement of Work
  • Identify tasks and resources and Work Breakdown Structure
  • Proper use of a Gantt chart, PERT diagram, and network diagram
  • Prepare a project budget and modifying the project budget or schedule to meet targets
  • Identify and manage project risk
  • Prepare a final project plan, execute, and terminate a project
  • Develop and manage the project change control process
  • Choosing a project team and/or making the best of an assigned project team
  • Help teams move through the various stages to become a high-functioning unit
  • Maximize productivity at team meetings, and reward and motivate your team
  • Develop and execute a communication plan for sponsors and executives 
  • Identify strategies for working with problem team members
  • Address change management, risk management and monitoring and controlling

Program Dates, Times, Locations:

Livonia Campus

19499 Victor Parkway Livonia, MI 48152 

November 13 - 14 & December 12, 2017; 9 am - 5 pm        $1,195


Grand Rapids - Downtown

45 Ottawa Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503  

October 16 - 17 & November 7, 2017; 9am - 5pm        



Lansing Campus

200 S. Grand Avenue Lansing, MI 48933 

November 6 - 7 & December 5, 2017; 9 am - 5 pm              $1,195



Eligible for SHRM recertification credits (PDCs) and CPE credits in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. 

Real-World Application

This program incorporates a real-world project sample to demonstrate the real-world application of project management concepts, the inter-relatedness of business functions, and the role of decision-making in the project management process. The real-world project example encourages collaboration and an understanding of the impact of decision making – skills essential to successful project completion!

The Certificate is recommended for professionals:

  • Whose work includes leading projects.

  • Who want to acquire hands-on skills for managing and overseeing projects and team members.

  • Who want to increase their value to their employer or their marketability in the job market.

This course is eligible for 24 PDUs through the Project Management Institute.

CONTACT US AT 616.233.2589 or email


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