Higher Education Project Management Certification

Project and leadership strategist Jami Yazdani will introduce you to the basics of higher ed project management, offering essential and actionable strategies to help you plan, manage, and deliver your higher ed projects.

What You'll Learn

  • Introduction to Project Management for Higher Education
  • Stakeholders and Communications
  • Scope, Deliverables, and Schedule
  • Project Closing and Beyond
  • All courses include a PDF version of the presentation slides along with any additional materials or resources provided by the presenter
  • One certification exam attempt is included
Higher Education Project Management Certification
Live Session

4 Live Sessions

Each 60 Minutes

Monday - Thursday

Q&A Included

Date Options

Add On Demand Recordings to your Live Sessions
On Demand Recordings only
Training Overview

Propel Project Progress:  Higher Ed Essentials Ahead 

Are your higher ed projects stalled or stuck? Do your carefully curated plans unravel once the project team meets? 

Let project and planning consultant Jami Yazdani introduce you to the basics of project management, offering essential and actionable strategies that can help you plan for and successfully deliver a wide variety of projects.  

Learn how to use scope, schedule, and deliverable planning to foster a shared purpose, marshal diverse stakeholders, and encourage project momentum. From project initiation and planning to project closing, gain communication techniques to triumph over common higher ed project challenges. Whether working with large teams or on smaller initiatives, learn how to achieve more successful outcomes. 

Session 1: Introduction to Project Management for Higher Education

  • Why project management? 
  • Project Management Phases 
  • Project Lifecycle 
  • Planning areas of focus 
  • Planning approach for higher education 

Session 2: Stakeholders and Communications 

  • Project initiation 
  • Stakeholders and Inclusion
  • Effective communication
  • Communication process 
  • Team Roles and Management 
  • Communication planning  

Session 3: Scope, Deliverables, and Schedule 

  • Scope, scope planning, and scope creep 
  • Deliverables and deliverables planning 
  • Project Quality 
  • Schedule and schedule planning 
  • Project management tools 

Session 4: Project Closing and Beyond 

  • Project Integration 
  • Project Budgeting 
  • Project Closing 
  • Agile Approaches 
  • Common Project Problems 
  • Beyond Projects 
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Deans and Directors 
  • Administrators 
  • Faculty union representatives  
  • Department chairs 
  • Program directors 
  • Community engagement professionals 
  • Faculty 
  • Learning strategists 
  • Teaching assistants 
  • Paraprofessionals 
  • Student services directors 
  • Counselors 

Expert Presenter

Jami Yazdani
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) & Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)
  • Founded Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation in 2018 to help mission-driven organizations solve management problems
  • Over 15 years of experience managing complex projects and planning initiatives, leading technology innovations and process improvements, and guiding groups of diverse colleagues and stakeholders toward consensus and positive outcomes.
  • More than 10 years of leadership experience in libraries and public higher education, managing people, budgets, and projects.
  • Served on the boards of several nonprofits and professional associations, working in leadership, marketing, programming, and mentoring roles.
  • Currently serves on the board of the Triangle Organizational Development Network.
  • Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University.
  • Master of Technology Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.

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