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Project Manager Development Program – Module 5: Leadership

June 12 @ 7:30 am - June 13 @ 4:30 pm

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This is a 2-day module meeting on June 12 & 13.

The Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) for early-career project managers or those looking to move into such a role, is a five-module program that covers the essentials of project management and provides a solid foundation for long-term career development.

The curriculum for this course comes from the Associated General Contractors of America and a certificate of completion from the AGC will be given to all students completing all five modules.  The program is offered annually by the ABA in order to teach a new generation of project managers the essential skills to ensure project success.

PMDP participants are likely to have various titles depending on the kind of work they perform, the geographical location of their projects, and the size of their company. They may have titles such as assistant project manager, project manager, field engineer, project engineer, project administrator, etc. They may have experience as estimators, field personnel, project assistants, or office managers, and they may work in the heavy and highway sector, the commercial building sector, or in residential construction. They will most likely be early in their careers, have some post-high-school education, and less than two years of project-related experience.

The five-course program includes the following and takes 80-hours to complete.

PMDP is a nationally recognized training standard. Individuals who complete all five PMDP courses will receive an AGC Project Manager Development Program Certificate of Completion.

This course will help early-career project managers gain insight into the types and sources of risk, techniques for managing risk, the basics of insurance and bonding and how quality control/quality assurance plans help mitigate performance risk.

This course will assist early-career project managers to distinguish between leading and managing, develop techniques for motivating and negotiating solutions, managing change, and broaden their awareness ethical standards and professional responsibilities.

Following successful completion of Module 5, participants will have the ability to:

  •      Identify the difference between leading and managing
  •      Describe the importance of communication in effective leadership
  •      Use techniques for motivating team members and negotiating solutions
  •      Explain ethical standards and professional responsibilities
  •      Defend the importance of teamwork
  •      Identify the basics of leadership tasks
  •      Recognize the role of the human resource function in organizations
  •      Identify coaching and mentoring opportunities
  •      Describe the importance of marketing and leaving customers satisfied through successful project closeout
  •     Explain how to effectively manage change
  •     Describe how to achieve a healthy balance between work and family


June 12 @ 7:30 am
June 13 @ 4:30 pm