Event Calendar

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Preparatory Institute for Project Management - Virtual Program

Start Date: 10/15/2020 8:00 AM CDT
End Date: 1/19/2021 1:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Virtual Online Program

KS  United States 

Event Website: https://www.mcaa.org/preparatory-institute-for-project-management/

Organization Name: MCAA

Katie Carroll
Email: ipm@mcaa.org
Phone: (240) 631-6293

This webinar is offered by MCAA. Use the button below to register or
Signatory & Associate Members: Contact Jacki Conn to register for Free.

Preparatory Institute for Project Management

What Is It?
  • A new online program, intended to be a precursor to the MCAA’s Institute for Project Management, overseen by the same committee that manages the IPM and AIPM.
  • A 12-week curriculum, taught as a series of 90-minute classes, covering topics fundamental to project management at an introductory level.

Who Should Attend?
  • Individuals on the project management track, who have relatively little (0-3 years) experience.
    • Assistant Project Managers
    • Project Engineers
    • Recent college graduates
    • Employees transitioning from field to office, or from estimating to project management

Course Structure
  • Pre-IPM is designed and taught by 6 experienced contractors and professional instructors who have first-hand understanding of the challenges facing project managers, and the skills required to meet those challenges.
  • Each session is a combination of lecture and Q&A, ensuring that students are involved in a dynamic learning experience.
  • Participants will complete weekly quizzes and homework assignments, demonstrating what they have learned.
  • Upon completion of all course requirements (lectures, quizzes, and homework), students will receive MCAA Pre-IPM certification.

Curriculum Overview by Topic
  • Understanding The Project Manager’s Role
  • Planning: The Key to Successful Projects
  • The Project Manager’s Impact on Productivity
  • Knowing Your Costs, Catching Problems Early, and Getting Paid
  • Documentation: Why Great Projects Need Great Records
  • Project Scheduling: The Importance of Having a Clear Game Plan
  • Relationships Are Everything: Understanding Yourself and Managing Others
  • Being A Professional: Problem-Solving and Issue Resolution
  • Change Orders 101: Identification, Importance, and Management
  • Time Management & Personal Efficiency
  • Leadership at All Levels: Your Ability to Influence Others
  • Project Completion: Starting Strong and Finishing Stronger

How Will This Benefit My Workforce?
  • The Pre-IPM curriculum is designed to build participants’ understanding of key components of mechanical project management.
  • Pre-IPM will improve participants’ efficiency, management skills, and ability to adapt to change. Practical application is a core focus, and participants will walk away from each session with new ideas and skills to apply to their jobs.

Participation Requirements
  • Students must attend all 12 lectures. Lectures will not be recorded. The class schedule is as follows:

All classes will take place on Wednesdays1:30 PM–3 PM CST.
There will be no class the week of Thanksgiving (11/25).
  • September 16
  • September 23
  • September 30 
  • October 7
  • October 14
  • October 21
  • October 28 
  • November 11
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 9

Students must:
Complete all quizzes and submit all homework assignments to be eligible for Pre-IPM certification.
Be able to participate on a computer (not a tablet or phone), with audio and video capability and a reliable high-speed internet connection that allows video streaming.
Be prepared to come onscreen and ask/respond to questions.

  • The next Pre-IPM Program will begin Wednesday, September 16th.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and the course is capped at 75 participants.
  • To register yourself, or someone else, both the registrant and the individual completing the registration must have an MCAA account. Any employee of an MCAA member company can create an account.
  • For pricing information and a full list of class dates, visit our registration page.

Contact Pre-IPM Assistant Director Katie Carroll (ipm@mcaa.org; 240-631-6293)