Essentials of Project Management

The Essentials of Project Management online professional development course was created to meet the high-level needs of Payroll and HR professionals being asked to take on a project management role. The course provides individuals the foundational project management concepts in a hands-on manner. Attending the Essentials of Project Management program will enable students to learn foundational project management knowledge while putting key concepts and skills into practice through a payroll-focused case study application. The primary focus of the program is to teach practical project management skills that use the payroll best practices and process framework.

Seminars are offered in 2 consecutive half-days of 4 hours, either from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (depending on the time indicated under the start date: e.g. 1:00 p.m. and end: 5:00 p.m.).


How to access your session:
You will be sent the information on how to access your online seminar three business days before the live event. If you do not receive the login information three days before the seminar, check your email SPAM folder. If it's not there, please contact as soon as possible.

Throughout the course, students will learn how to define a project, how to select the right individuals and skillsets to ensure the project’s success, the importance of proper planning of all related resources and how to execute the change management required to implement the results of the project. These activities emphasize a hands-on, practical approach to project management and help the learner experience the lifecycle of a project.

Project Management: The Discipline and the Profession

  • What are Projects
  • Building Successful Projects

Planning and Balancing Project Work

  • Planning the Project
  • Balancing the Scope with Schedule and Budget

Executing, Controlling, and Closing the Project

  • Executing the Work
  • Monitoring and Controlling

Strategic Values of Projects

  • Moving Beyond a Single Project
  • Communicating Value
  • The Future of Project Management

Who should attend:

The course is designed for persons who:

  • Have never done project management before but are interested in learning about it as a potential path for the future.
  • Have never done project management before but have become responsible for projects and need to know how to perform the job well.
  • Need foundational knowledge of project management concepts

Please note that after registering online for this event, you will receive an email confirmation that confirms your registration. Confirmation emails are sent approximately within 2 business days after the registration has been processed.

Three business days before the live event, you will be sent the link to access the online PD seminar on the scheduled day.

Also, detailed instructions on accessing the online PD seminar will be emailed to you on the morning of the event.

Cancellations or Transfers: requests must be received in writing at least four (4) business days prior to the online seminar date. Please note a cancellation fee or transfer fee in the amount of $50 plus applicable taxes will be applied. Cancellation or transfer requests received after the login information has been provided are not eligible for a transfer or refund.


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