Project Closeout Best Practices


November 8, 2019

As project managers, we tend to keep our eyes focused on the finish line. For us, it is all about on-time completion. Once the deliverables have been handed over to our project sponsor or client, we relax — the project is over. But is it really?


Project closeout always presents challenges: from getting final approvals, to performing administrative and contract closure, to capturing lessons learned, and more. At the rapid pace of business today, efficient project closure is a must and may even give you a competitive edge. This 1-day workshop introduces project managers to the best practices for getting final signoffs and closing out projects. Project managers will come away with a structured closeout framework and some templates that can be used to complete an orderly project closeout. 7 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.




Project Management Essentials – March 23 – 25, 2020

Project Procurement & Contract Management - March 26, 2020

Introduction to Agile Project Management – March 27, 2020

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 DLeroy@laurentian.ca or 705-675-1151 x7222 to obtain your discount code.

**Cancellation policy can be seen below.




To provide project managers with an advanced understanding of the activities required to close out a project properly, including financial, administrative, and legal closure. Participants also will learn a structured approach to performing an orderly closeout.



This course is intended for beginner and intermediate project managers across all industries.



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. dleroy@laurentian.ca

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.