Project Management Essentials

A Three-Day Introduction Course for Project Management



November 4-6, 2019

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. 21 PDUs.

This course will count towards obtaining a Goodman School of Mines Project Management Certificate. See below for more details.


  • Early-Bird Rate$1,245+HST
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  • NEW DEADLINE: October 20

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The full course outline is available on Procept’s website.

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*10% discount for Laurentian Alumni and PMI-NOC members on regular rate only. Please contact Denyse Leroy at or 705-675-1151 x7222 to obtain your discount code.

**Cancellation policy can be seen below.



Participants will gain practical skills to:


  • Use the terminology and processes of modern project management
  • Prepare a complete and accurate project plan for your project
  • Facilitate team discussions to learn from the PM experiences of others
  • Practice PM skills using templates
  • Value the benefits of a consistent PM methodology


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


  • Responsible for managing smaller projects.
  • Participants on a project team of any size, especially those who have not yet been exposed to the tools, techniques and terminology of formal project management.



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.


Amber Howard, PMP, CBAP, CMP


Amber Howard has over 15 years of experience in the technology and business fields. Her extensive consulting experience has allowed Amber to perform business analysis, project management and organizational change management for companies of various sizes in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. This experience includes engagements in the aviation, cooperative housing, finance, government, retail, risk management, and construction industries.


Amber teaches at the University of Toronto and continues to be a practicing Business Analyst and Project Manager who is currently developing a Resilience Training Program for teachers, and the redevelopment of Terminal 3 at Toronto Pearson International Airport as well as other large construction programs for the airport.


Amber is a passionate consultant, instructor, and performance coach who is in the business of designing and implementing solutions that minimize risk and take advantage of opportunities. She excels at training and developing people in order for them to excel both personally and professionally for what matters most to them. Over the past decade, Amber has contributed to both the IIBA and PMI and continues to volunteer her time as a coach in a leadership training program.


Amber holds a Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP®) designation from the International Institute of Business Analyst, a Change Management Practitioner™ (CMP) designation from APMG International, a Project Management Professional (PMP®) designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI), is a Certified Coach Practitioner™ through the Certified Coaches Federation, and is a Certified Personal Resilience Practitioner through Resilience Alliance. Amber holds an Honours BA in Bioethics and Political Science from the University of Toronto.



The Canada-Ontario Job Grant can offset training costs to a maximum of $10,000 – $15,000 per employee.


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Goodman School of Mines Project Management Certificate

This course will count towards obtaining a Goodman School of Mines Project Management Certificate.


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We have extended the early-bird rate to all of our Fall 2019 Project Management courses until October 20, 2019.


We will be attending the MECA Symposium from October 9-11 in Sudbury and our Project Management service provider Procept Associates will be presenting a workshop to conference attendees.


We want to give everyone an opportunity to register for the courses and still take advantage of the early-bird rate.

Contact Us

For questions, registration for workshops and inquiries, please contact our Administrative Assistant: Denyse Leroy 705.675.1151 ext. 7222.

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.