Project Management (2 Days)

Date & Time

Wednesday, 27 January 2021
09:00 to 17:00



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training

Developed by a team of masterful project managers and adult instructors, Project Management 2020 delivers a balance of “core” project management knowledge and skills. These are blended with practical learning on key interpersonal skills essential to successfully achieving project goals.

PM 2020 is aligned with the most recent proposed Project Management Institute (PMI) body of knowledge (PMBOK), the most recognized approach to project management. As well, the program delves into the challenges every project manager faces such as managing stakeholders, defining the value of a project, dealing with conflict, and managing quality.

Over an intense, two-day course you experience a practical opportunity to bring your project into a workshop and learn how to increase your success, using professional templates while collaborating in a supportive environment.

Participants must commit to attending both days (January 27th & 28th).

*Due to the high demand for this workshop, we will be assigning spots via lottery. Registration closes end of the day, Monday, Jan 18. If you are chosen to participate, you will be contacted directly by email. 

**This session is being offered in collaboration with Mitacs Training. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

Learning Objectives


  •     How to create a project plan
  •     How to conduct resource forecasts
  •     Creating and managing project budgets
  •     How to monitor if a project is running smoothly.
  •     How to conduct lessons learned analysis
  •     Defining and mitigating risks
  •     Designing Quality into the project


  •     Managing people that are not reporting to you through influence
  •     Motivate and work collaboratively within teams
  •     Learn how to assess and engage stakeholders
  •     Engagement – how to do this effectively
  •     Managing good meetings and how to deliver these virtually
  •     Agility and user-centeredness of products/services developed
  •     Communicate throughout the project with sponsor and stakeholders


Russel Horwitz, MEng, has worked extensively as a leadership consultant/trainer since 2004 across a wide variety of sectors, including government, publically-held, private and non-profit.  Russel spent 14 years in the high technology/engineering sector, where he held management roles in product development, marketing, customer service and training.  His expertise includes leadership and team development as well as executive coaching.  As a facilitator, Russel draws on his experiences to connect to his audience by relating topics to personal, relevant stories. Russel has been working with the Mitacs Training program since 2008


Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, January 11th at 9:00 am and closes Monday, January 18th

Graduate students from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to participate. Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Due to high demand, we will be assigning spots via lottery. Registration closes end of day Jan 18. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail

NO-SHOW PENALTY: If you register and do not attend or cancel less than 24 hours prior, it may affect your eligibility to join future events. To avoid this no-show penalty, please cancel at least two business days in advance by e-mailing



If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.