Event Profile

Project Planning, Organization, and Execution - CANCELLED

September 29 — 30, 2021
Hilton Garden Inn Bend


This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Yara Amberson at (360) 816-1445 or yara@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Any employee responsible for organizing and/or managing projects.

Course Overview:

The ability to create and lead successful projects is no longer left solely to professional project managers. These skills are now required by the vast majority of positions as projects have become more complex and increasingly important.

Well-run projects depend on the foundation laid in the initial planning stages; care and precision in project organization; and excellent teamwork. This two-day course will start by reviewing what a project is; the fundamental elements of managing a project; and an understanding of how to initiate and plan a project. The course will then focus on managing projects, which involves establishing and motivating a team, working closely with stakeholders, and paying attention to all the things that make a project successful. The course will wrap up with a review of what needs to take place to close the project.

Learning Objectives:

    •Introduction to project communication
    •Tasks, projects, portfolios, and programs
    •Scope, cost, and schedule
    •Project charter and delegation
    •Work breakdown structure
    •Sequencing tasks and determining task duration
    •Scheduling with the Gantt chart, budgeting, stakeholder management, and risk management
    •Identifying risks
    •Performance issues
    •Coordinating change: communication and status reports
    •Quality and tracking issues
    •Handing over the deliverables and supporting documentation
    •Lessons learned

Course Instructor:

Ron Sarazin, Olympic Performance

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time on day one, and the class will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn Bend
425 SW Bluff
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 617-6111


Room rates:

    $180 for two queen beds
    $180 for a king bed

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 29, 2021, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/29/2021): $860
Utility Member Standard: $935

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/29/2021): $1,290
Associate Member Standard: $1,365

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 8/29/2021): $2,580
Non-Member Standard: $2,655

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.