November 26-27, 2019

This fundamental 2-day course provides you with the hands-on skills to plan and manage project activities using Microsoft Project.


You will learn and practice Microsoft Project at your own computer. The scheduling techniques are learned through a series of progressive exercises that simulate a real project. At the beginning of each exercise, participants load a new project file that contains all the information correctly entered from the previous exercise. As a result, those with slower typing skills are not left behind. By completion, participants will have fully defined a project from beginning to end, and will have performed project updates and reporting. This course is for the 2019 version of Microsoft Project.


Individual laptops with MSP 2019v will be provided. 14 PDUs.




This course is an elective that can be used towards obtaining a Goodman School of Mines Project Management Certificate. Click here to learn more.




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PMP®/CAPM® Exam Preparation – April 27 – May 1, 2020


Procept is the service provider for all of our Project Management courses at Laurentian University.


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

Procept Website

*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.

WYWL - Microsoft Project Essentials



Participants will gain practical skills to:


  • Effectively define a project, enter a Work Breakdown Structure, assign resources and costs to activities, enter project dependencies, set a project baseline, input actual project status, identify resource conflicts, and produce meaningful reports.


  • Use advanced features such as individual resource calendars, custom layout definitions, filters, and the use of custom data fields.


  • Understand both the positive and negative aspects of the software in order to fully understand the applicability of the software for their needs.


  • Discuss real-world issues such as managing multiple projects, sharing of resources, and the efficient use of the software within large and small organizations.



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


  • Project managers, project administrators and team members.


  • Using Microsoft Project to plan and manage new projects, and those who require enough knowledge to understand its capabilities and to access previously defined project data.


  • Using (or perhaps exploring) the software without the benefit of having been formally trained.


  • Intending to pursue project scheduling credentials.



3-Day Project Management Essentials or equivelent course.



Please note that you are required to purchase and bring the Microsoft Project 2019 Step by Step [ISBN: 9781509307425] textbook to the first class. It is available for online purchase here and here.


You will receive a course binder and CDs with all the Microsoft Project data files used in the course.


Darya Duma is a Senior Trainer and Consultant and member of Procept’s Management Advisory Board. She has been designing and leading training courses in Project Management theory and application for 20 years and providing consulting services in project management for 15 years. She creates Project Management training for delivery by herself and others, designs PM frameworks and methodologies for clients, coaches and facilitates schedule development, Microsoft Project deployment, and scheduling template development, and facilitates the implementation of PM practices. Darya teaches at Queens University, and has designed courses for Bruce Power LP, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ontario Power Generation, National Energy Board, Vale and University of Toronto. She is one of our Microsoft Project instructor/consultants. She is Program Director for our 10-day Mechanical Contracting Project Management course for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada. Darya is active in ISO/TC 258 on projects, programmes and portfolio management, specifically as the Canadian delegate to Working Group 2 on governance of projects, programmes and portfolios, and is the Vice-Chair of the ISO/TC 258 Canadian Mirror Committee.


Darya was a practicing Project Manager for over 10 years, first in “hard” projects managing industrial elevator installations with a mechanical contractor, and then in “soft” projects developing national and international standards with CSA International. A few of the projects that she has managed include providing elevators for Hibernia GBS, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Ontario Hydro, Alberta Power, and Vancouver Port. More recently, with the Canadian Standards Association, she managed the development of codes and standards for subsequent implementation in provincial regulations, as well as the development of ISO standards for the elevator industry. She has extensive international experience with clients in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Darya has been a member of PMI’s Registered Education Provider Advisory Group, and is the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Advisory Council for ISO/TC258.


Darya holds a degree in Engineering Science from University of Western Ontario, as well as additional credentials in adult education design and facilitation. She is designated as a Professional Engineer, as a Project Management Professional by PMI, as a Planning and Scheduling Professional by the AACEI, and a Microsoft Certified Professional.



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.