Who should attend
The certificate program is designed for:
- program and project managers
- procurement managers
- supply chain managers
- military project directors
- portfolio managers
- key advisors in both government and industry organizations
Typical candidates sponsored for the program are from:
- large IT and IS management organizations
- procurement management functions
- major crown projects
- equipment and fleet management organizations
- infrastructure development initiatives
This program is relevant for Canadian public sector employees and for the employees of industry suppliers and partners that work with public sector departments and agencies.
About the course
Government and industry leaders that are responsible for delivering large scale projects and procurement programs are facing ever-increasing challenges associated with the complexity and dynamic nature of these initiatives. The Telfer School of Management Certificate in Complex Project & Procurement Leadership (CPPL) is designed to assist participants to lead projects and programs successfully from project identification through to successful completion. Participants in the program will learn to evaluate key elements of the contextual environment for their projects, address the breadth and diversity of the stakeholders in their project, and develop their business acumen that is critical to the achievement of their project’s objectives.
The Certificate in Complex Project & Procurement Leadership comprises seven (7) separate in-class modules, plus a capstone module. Each module is two (2) or three (3) days in length of in-class learning and will be supplemented with readings, and exercises.
Participants that complete a minimum of six (6) of eight (8) modules, including the three (3) required modules, will be eligible to receive the Telfer Certificate in Complex Project & Procurement Leadership. Participants will be able to complete the Certificate over a multi-year time-frame, up to a maximum of three (3) years. The modules may also be completed on a stand-alone basis, provided space is available in the selected module.
Participants that have completed prior learning programs through Telfer Executive Programs that are equivalent to the content of any of the modules will be able to apply for an exemption. Other similar prior learning will be assessed for exemption on a case by case basis.
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