Developing change makers—PowerED™ by AU launches Project Management Certificate
In today’s profoundly changed environment, organizations must face challenges with new perspective. And even though some of these business challenges look the same—changing customer expectations, financial pressures, digital disruption—there are a multitude of new converging factors that must be considered.
For organizations to respond to change, they need employees with both passion and project management skills who can execute and implement new ideas into operational action.
To develop change makers, PowerED™ by Athabasca University (AU) has launched a fully online Project Management Certificate in partnership with the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Since 1994, UCI has awarded nearly 8,000 Project Management Certificates, making this program one of the most reputable and established in North America. This Project Management Certificate is recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading association for those who consider project, program, or portfolio management their profession.
Project management as a skill focuses on achieving outcomes and understanding the many ways of working that help accomplish goals. While masters of execution—project managers deeply understand technical approaches, ways of working, leadership, and have the business acumen to make things happen—while driving substantial and innovative change for a positive impact on businesses, governments, and society.
“To achieve positive business results, skills critical to successful project management are more important than ever as businesses reboot, recover, and plan for the future. We are excited to offer this four-course online program taught by industry experts to develop project management change makers to not only benefit their own careers, but contribute to the success of their organizations.”– Jessica Scott, Director of PowerED™
The Project Management Certificate is delivered in an interactive, online environment for professionals seeking to hone their project management skills or with an end goal of achieving their Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. The certificate is completely flexible, delivered entirely online, and asynchronous. The certificate features streamlined curriculum developed in consultation with industry veterans and an expert advisory team.
This certificate covers the newest principles and practices outlined in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Participants will build their project management skills through applicable tools, frameworks, and case studies to tackle projects of every size and scope, while benefitting by engaging with their peers and industry experts. The certificate meets the educational requirements and prepares participants to complete the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam.
To earn the Project Management Certificate, participants must complete all four online courses, Project Launch, Project Planning, Project Execution and Project Practicum with Multiple Projects. Once each course is successfully completed, participants can download a digital badge to share on social networks.
Become a change maker today by developing your project management skills or get closer to achieving your goal of earning a PMP® certification! Register today to secure your spot for the first course, Project Launch kicking off on August 31st!