Project Management Training

Project Management Essentials

This course is designed to give new project managers and project team members an overview of the various tools and techniques of project management and the key elements needed to deliver successful projects. This course covers the complete project lifecycle from initiating, through project planning and execution, to project close-out.

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Course Name

Project Management Essentials

Duration and Credits

3 Days / 21 PDUs

Course Description:

Project Management Essentials is a 3-day fundamental course and an accessible, hands-on journey through a project from initiation to closing, with a special emphasis on initiation and planning. Course participants work in project teams to practice PM tools while they experience the realistic challenges that are encountered on projects. Although it is possible to customize a case study for a specific industry or organization, this course offers 2 case studies so there is something for everyone.


Real-life stories from a variety of industries are used to illustrate key concepts and best practices and the instructor encourages course participants to share their experiences. This ensures the discussions are realistic and relevant.


Project Management Essentials is compliant with the Project Management Body of Knowledge and it introduces tools and terminology without overwhelming participants with jargon. The course focuses on developing practical skills that can be applied immediately to increase the level of success on projects.


The course is fun, fast-paced, interactive, and adapted as required based on the needs of each audience.


Participants will gain practical skills to:

Learn and use modern PM Terminology and Tools

Prepare a complete and accurate project plan for a project

Practice PM Skills using templates and case studies

Value the benefits of formal PM Training


The Project Management Essentials Course is appropriate for individuals who are:

Looking for an introduction to Project Management Training

Working on a team and/or projects

Managing a team and/or projects

Interested in learning about the tools, techniques and terminology of Project Management



By completing 10 days of Project Management Training at Laurentian University you can earn a Project Management Certificate.


By completing the Laurentian University Project Management Certificate you will have acquired enough PDU’s (Professional Development Units) to write your PMP Exam with the Project Management Institute and acquire your PMP accreditation.


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Upcoming Online Course – Fall 2020


This course consists of 6 half-day online sessions. Below are the dates and times for the sessions:


October 21 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

October 22 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

October 26 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

October 28 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

October 30 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

November 2 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Fall 2020


October 21, 22, 26, 28, 30

& November 2

See Schedule Above


  • Early-Bird Rate$1,495+HST
  • Register Today!
    • Deadline: October 2, 2020
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  • Regular Rate*$1,595+HST
  • Register Today!
    • Deadline: October 20, 2020
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Alumni & PMI-NOC Discount

Alumni & PMI-NOC Discounts:


The Goodman School of Mines offers a 10% discount to all Laurentian Alumni and PMI-NOC members. This discount can only be applied to the regular rate of the course and NOT the early-bird rate.


Please contact us to obtain your discount code.


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Staff, Faculty and Student Discounts

Staff, Faculty and Student Discounts:


The Goodman School of Mines offers a discount for all Laurentian University Staff, Faculty and Students. Please see the rates below with a link to the registration form.


Staff and Faculty Discounted Rate:

Project Management Essentials – $1,295 +HST per person


Coming Soon

Student Discounted Rate:

Student Only Course – October 14-16, 2020

Project Management Essentials – $499 +HST


Student Registration

Canada Ontario Job Grant

What is COJG Funding?


The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) is an Ontario government funding program that offers training grants to employers. Through the program, companies may receive non-repayable funding from the government to purchase third-party business training programs, including training for in-demand skillsets. Training is expected to improve the employability and value employees can provide; including new hires in these training sessions can also maximize your funding potential.

COJG funding can reduce the cost of training employees by up to 50-83%. This can cover up to $10,000 to $15,000 in training costs per trainee.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy:


1. Cancellation 4 weeks prior to a course is a full refund less a $100 penalty for processing or held on credit (no fee) for another course offering and can be used by anyone in the company/ organization for 1 year.


2. Cancellation within 4 weeks of the course – 50% penalty or held on credit (no fee) for another course offering and can be used by anyone in the company/ organization for 1 year.


3. Cancellation within 1 week of course – 100% penalty or held on credit (no fee) for another course offering and can be used by anyone in the company/ organization for 1 year.


Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Project Management Essentials

Course Details


Introduction and PM Context

  • Portfolios, programs, projects
  • Project success, project life cycles
  • Workshops: Project priorities, project success


Initiating the Project

  • Stakeholders and requirements
  • Project team, working in a matrix
  • Workshops: Project stakeholders, project charter


Planning the Project

  • Work breakdown structure
  • Project Change Control
  • Communications planning
  • Estimating
  • Project Risk Management
  • Critical path scheduling
  • Workshops: WBS, critical path scheduling, change control, project communications plan, risk management, project schedule

Project Execution

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Scope management
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Schedule control
  • Cost Control
  • Workshops: roles and responsibilities, conflict management, schedule updates, reporting and control


Project Closure

  • Closing and lessons learned



  • Workshops: Lessons learned


There is no prerequisite for this course. It functions as a stand-alone course.


You will receive a course binder containing copies of presentation slides, case studies, exercises and suggested solutions.

You will have completed the mandatory course to earn a Goodman School of Mines Project Management Certificate. You will only need 7 days of additional training to obtain your certificate.

You will earn a certificate of completion and 21 PDU’s.


Fall 2020:

Project Management Essentials


Ori Schibi,



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