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“The third course that I took in the Project Management Certificate series was How to be a Highly Effective Project Manager. By far, it exceeded my expectations of topics I initially thought the class was going to address. Dr. Alan Letton once again went above and beyond his required duties to provide information to any class member that had a request. Also, kudos to the staff for continuing professional development services during such frightful circumstances.”

Gene Deese, UNC Pembroke, Technology Support Analyst / Future Project Manager

Date Class Title Time Instructor
Aug. 10-14 MRM1 (Maintenance & Reliability Management I: Strategic Leadership, Planning, and Control) 8 a.m.-5 p.m. John Ross
Aug. 11 Excel Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 11-12 Access Programming 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Aug. 12-14 ACI/NCDOT Concrete Field Technician Grade 1 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Roberto Nunez
Aug. 13 Access Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Aug. 13-14 Tableau Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Aug. 17-19 How to Be a Highly Effective Project Manager 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Aug. 18 Excel Level 3 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 18-20 PMP Exam Prep Course 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Kerry Ahrend
Aug. 20 Excel Lookups 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 20-21 Drupal Essentials 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Aug. 24 Email and Newsletter Marketing 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Melanie Diehl
Aug. 24 Mastering Reports and Dashboards in Salesforce 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thomas Lawler
Aug. 24-26 Managing Capital Projects 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Aug. 25-27 Excel Programming 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 26-27 InDesign Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Larry Jones
Aug. 28 Web Accessibility 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 Whole-BrainĀ® Thinking For High-Performance 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sharon Blanchard
Sept. 14-16 Project Management: Tools, Principles, and Practices 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Sept. 18 Construction Business, Planning, Risk and Rewards 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Roberto Nunez
Sept. 21-23 NOVI-1 Applied Innovation System 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Sept. 24-26 Portfolio and Stage-Gate® Systems 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Sept. 28-30 Stimulating Creativity and Innovation: Techniques for Managers of Departments, Teams, or Projects 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Sept. 28 – Oct. 2 MRM2 (Maintenance & Reliability Management II: Work Flow and Materials Management) 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily John Ross
Oct. 9 Construction Financial Management and Control 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Roberto Nunez
Oct. 16 Construction Estimating 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Roberto Nunez
Oct. 30 Construction Scheduling 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Roberto Nunez

NC State University’s Office of Professional Development (OPD) is a unit of the office of Continuing and Professional Education. Dedicated to the development and delivery of non-degree professional training courses, OPD provides you with a broad range of quality educational opportunities in a flexible, comfortable, and affordable learning environment.

OPD offers a variety of experiences, including conferences, seminars, and in-house/on-site training, to assist you in your professional development and your work. Most courses can be brought to your workplace or other location of your choosing, including dedicated training for your organization here at the McKimmon Center on NC State’s campus. Courses can be customized so you and your employees receive training tailored to your specific needs.

Whether you are self-employed, from a Fortune 500 organization, a small privately held company, or government agency, you can find training to provide you with the knowledge and skillsets to enhance your career and enrich your life.

Whether you take advantage of a seminar, a conference, a hands-on workshop, or an on-site presentation, the professional development training programs at NC State will prepare you and your organization to become more:

  1. Productive
  2. Efficient
  3. Cost-effective

Your satisfaction is guaranteed so join us for a course and let us help you to enhance your professional skills.

*If you are person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in any of our programs, please contact us during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern) to discuss accommodations at least 2 weeks prior to the event.