Project Management Four-Day Intensives

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Kick-Start Your Career, Validate Your Experience

Learn current project management methodologies and return to work with new insights and abilities. Prepare for industry certification exams, earn continuing education units, or PDUs, if you are already certified. Validate your experience and increase your job growth potential with proven project skills.

Project Management Intensive

Project Planning & Management Overview Intensive (1.8 CEU)

This four-day intensive course is appropriate for current professionals seeking to add project management knowledge and techniques in their current positions, professionals seeking promotion, career-changers, students seeking to earn a Certificate in Project Management and professionals who wish to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Study for the PMBOK® guide, 6th edition exams. Discover the latest in project management methodologies, including:

  • An introduction to the five processes, from Project Initiation to Closing.
  • An overview of the ten knowledge areas to gain focus and proficiencies in every project.
  • The matrix of 47 processes as choices in any project and a deeper understanding of each.

Required Text: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th Edition. (Please note: We recommend that students begin reading the first three chapters before the first class meeting.)

PMP / CAPM Exam Prep

PMP® / CAPM® Exam Prep Intensive (1.8 CEU)

This four-day intensive course is appropriate for experienced project managers preparing for Project Management Professional (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exams, professionals who wish to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and students in the Project Management Professional Certificate program.

This course prepares project leaders, coordinators and teams to take the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) examination. These professional designations are recognized worldwide and are administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The course identifies and discusses terminology used in the exam, reviews key project management principles, and prepares the participants to think in PMI mode. Topics include integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management, procurement management, professional responsibility and stakeholder management.

At the completion of this course, students will be able to use a variety of strategies to understand Project Management methodology and be prepared to turn in their applications to PMI to sit for their chosen exam. Please see the PMI website for credential requirements.

Required Text: Achieve PMP Exam Success, 6th Edition. Altwies, D. & Preston, J. (February 2018). ISBN-13: 978-1604271522; ISBN-10: 1604271523.


Athens Kolias, MPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, is a proud alumna of San Francisco State University, earning her Bachelor's in Marketing. Subsequently, she earned her Master's in Project Management at Keller Graduate School. She is a 30+ year veteran in various project management roles, both in the for-profit world and in the non-profit sphere. She is also a six-year practitioner of the Policy Governance® model for Board Governance. Partners and clients include PMI-SF Bay Area chapter, XLUR8 Educational & Research Foundation, International Policy Governance Association and Tiffany & Co. PMP clients include Booz-Allen, General Dynamics, HP, the White House's Office of Management and Budgets, and US Marine base Iwakuni, Japan, among others. Athens' long background in customer service underpins her orientation towards leadership development, continuous improvement, servant leadership, strategic alignment, needs elicitation and solutions development.

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If you have any questions, please contact program staff:
Kim Workman, program coordinator,, 415.817.4247