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Attention All Project Manager Hopefuls- Scholarships Available

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the January 30th, 2014

The EGCA Foundation along with the AGC San Diego Chapter will be offering 2 full scholarships for the Annual AGC San Diego Construction Project Management (PM) Training Program

The applicant need not be a past EGCA
or current AGC member to apply.

The Scholarship committee will accept resumes, referral letters, and applications from:
Any qualified small, local company demonstrating the need for help, and the desire to provide continuing education and specialized training to a key individual to help grow their business.
Any individual candidate looking to advance their career, and demonstrates the desire to provide current and/future employers added value.
The applicant must demonstrate
the following:

How being certified PM will change their value and enhance their current employment.

How this scholarship will allow them to attend a necessary course they would otherwise be unable to afford.

Communicate their long-term goals and business development strategies.

Clearly showcase their history and past achievements, and successes through a written resume.

Identify a specific project their employer would have had the opportunity to bid, but were unable to successfully bid due to their size, and/or lack of a qualified PM.

Along with a resume and application, the individual must provide a referral letter from their employer stating the reasons the employer feels the applicant is a qualified candidate and their understanding of the commitment required to successfully complete the course. The letter must also state why they feel having a certified PM will help them achieve their company goals.

Course Syllabus
Print Detailed Syllabus

Intro to Project Management
* The Ten goals of every PM – Team Building
* Understanding the Owner’s perspective and the design team
* Plans and Specs – Blueprint reading – Issue Identification
* How to create an effective Project Management Template\

Preconstruction planning & scheduling
* Bidding – Procurement – Contracting Processes
* Killer Contract Clauses – Legal issues
* Creating the CPM Schedule
* The preconstruction meeting

The Business of Project Management
* How a Construction Company Really Works
* Budget Control and Earned Value Management

Personal Development
* Oral Communication & Presentation skills for PMs
* The Power of Effective Meetings
* Written Communication
* Project Documentation-logs, forms, letters & RFIs
* Management Reporting
* Essential Management Skills
* Marketing for Project Managers
* Time Management
* Effective Negotiating in the Construction Arena
* Problem Solving and Decision making

Managing Resources and Processes
* The relationship between GC and Subs
* Handling Subcontractor defaults
* Practical Use of the CPM Schedule
* Short Interval Planning
* Effective Site Management
* Equipment Utilization
* Quality Control – Working with Inspectors
* Effective Change Management – Change orders
* Claims avoidance
* Dispute Resolution
* Project Closeout


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