Project Management for Learning Professionals Certificate

Be more effective in planning, organizing, and controlling your projects.

We all have good intentions, but once we start a new talent development project, the initiative can take on a life of its own. In this workshop developed in partnership with Russell Martin & Associates, you will learn to better manage critical project management phases so you can deliver learning and performance solutions that meet business goals. This course provides a simplified method that is repeatable yet flexible, as well as concrete steps to improve your project management skills. You’ll walk away with a comprehensive approach to planning, tracking, resourcing, and managing learning projects.

The Project Management for Learning Professionals Certificate program runs February 4-5, 2019. The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. each day.

Learning Objectives

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between project management and project work.
  • Define the roles of the project manager, project sponsor, and other key individuals on a project.
  • Create a project charter.
  • Build a project plan including schedules, resource allocations, and budgets.
  • Create activity networks (PERT, Gantt, and CPM) and other tools for communicating project scope and activities.
  • Create criteria for monitoring and reporting progress, including control point identification charts, project costing charts, and milestone charts.
  • Identify and manage project risks.
  • Determine and anticipate changes that occur during project execution.
  • Develop a detailed work plan to accurately determine the project completion date.
  • Accurately estimate project activities.
  • Manage external vendors more effectively.
  • Discover the power of the review process to improve future performance.


This workshop is designed for learning and performance professionals who are involved in one or more of the following areas:

  • Accurately estimating WLP project duration.
  • Planning, tracking, and monitoring multiple WLP projects.
  • Communicating project status to stakeholders.
  • Managing resources and reporting progress.
  • Managing external suppliers.

Program Topics

Click here to view the Participant Guide Table of Contents.


  • Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points.
  • This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $1,395
Nonmember: US $1,595*

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