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UGA’s Terry College of Business to offer continuing education courses in Project Mgmt. Certification

UGA’s Terry College of Business to offer continuing education courses in Project Management Certification with instructional partner Advanced Strategies Inc.

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business will offer a strategic Project Management Certificate in Leadership, Planning and Execution at the Terry Executive Education Center in Atlanta, beginning in October.


The nine-day, three-course executive program offers managers the opportunity to learn how to consistently initiate, plan and execute major projects with the potential to transform how their companies do business.


Terry’s Office of Executive Programs is teaming with Advanced Strategies Inc. to teach managers how to achieve better results in areas such as day-to-day leadership, business accountability, dynamic planning, strategic alignment, critical thinking and focused execution.


“We are delighted to be working with a top organization like Advanced Strategies,” said Charlie Squires, director of executive programs at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. “Our institution is seeing increased demand for project management courses, as individuals face strong competition for fewer available jobs, and companies struggle to do more with less and still make a profit. Through this partnership we are able to combine the best of both worlds – the latest in theory and best practices – to deliver real-world value.”


The three courses are:

  • Project Management: Initiation and Launch, which covers defining expected outcomes, aligning with strategic goals and dealing with people and politics;
  • Project Management: Planning, which covers process visualization, effective scheduling and commitment of resources;
  • Project Management: Execution, which covers project oversight, managing risk and leading vs. managing.


Courses will be offered Oct. 6-8, Nov. 3-5 and Dec. 8-10. The Initiation and Launch course and the Planning course can also be taken independently.


With offices in Atlanta and St. Paul, Minn., Advanced Strategies is a PMI Endorsed Global Education Provider and ensures that each course aligns with PMI knowledge areas. Participants must earn 63 contact hours and 6.3 Continuing Education Units to earn Project Management Certification.


The faculty who will be teaching in the program have considerable experience leading projects for Fortune 500 companies and large government agencies. Edward L. Wynn, who is a certified Project Management Professional, has been with Advanced Strategies for 15 years and has managed many successful IT projects. Karen Windham, who joined Advance Strategies in 1990, has 25 years of information management and project management experience.


The cost for the program is $1,995 per course or $5,500 if purchasing all three courses in advance. Any organization registering two or more participants receives a 10 percent discount.


For complete course descriptions or to register, go to the Executive Program’s Project Management Web site. All classes will be held at the Terry Executive Education Center in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, located in the One Live Oak Building, 3475 Lenox Road. For more information, call toll-free 1-866-238-0756 or