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Introduction to Project Management

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Course Certificate

🏅 6 Gold Seal Credits

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Self-paced (Online)

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Approx. 20-21 hours

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Private Link

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  • English CLB 7
  • See details below

Course Description

This comprehensive course, integrating project management, time management, technology management, and stress management, holds particular significance for aspiring project managers. By navigating through the project lifecycle, understanding project fundamentals, and honing time management skills, aspiring project managers can effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects. Mastery of technology management ensures adeptness in utilizing digital tools for seamless project execution. Moreover, stress management techniques equip project managers to handle pressure, maintain focus, and lead teams efficiently, essential for success in dynamic professional environments. 


This course is certified with 6 Gold Seal credits —accredited by the Canadian Construction Association.

Course Outline

Foundations of Project Management and Problem Solving

  • Project Management Scopes and Components of a Project 
  • Introduction to Problem-Solving 
  • Developing Your Problem-Solving Skills 
  • Critical Thinking Process and Arguments Evaluation

Practical Project Management

  • Five Main Phases in Project Management
  • Developing a Project Schedule 
  • Planning, Decision Making, and Initiating Projects 
  • Monitoring and Controlling the Project 

Problem Solving for Project Managers

  • Techniques to Identify a Problem’s Root Cause 
  • Five Whys Process and the Cause-and-effect Diagram
  • Creating a Flowchart 
  • Identifying, Evaluating, and Choosing Solution

Essential Skills for Project Managers

  • Qualities and Values of Critical Thinkers 
  • Common Barriers to Critical Thinking and Strategies to Overcome Them 
  • Mastering Critical Thinking Process Steps
  • Research Methods for Evidence Gathering 
  • Evaluating Evidence, Facts vs. Opinions, Assumptions vs. Inferences 
  • Developing and Evaluating Arguments

Closing Projects, Stress Management, and Solution Implementation

  • Closing the Project 
  • Assessing and Implementing the Solution 
  • Taking Advantage of Technology 
  • Dealing with Stress 
  • Avoiding Common Problem-Solving Mistakes 


  • Recommended English CLB 7
  • Have access to a device that meets the system requirements to use Northwest Skills Institute online courses

CCA’s Gold Seal Certification is a nationally recognized standard of excellence for construction management professionals. Earned through industry experience, education, and examination, Gold Seal Certification:

  • enhances your professional development,
  • improves your job mobility, and
  • markets your skills, competence, and experience.

Source: Canadian Construction Association, 2024

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*Price quoted are in Canadian funds, per person, per registration, and does not include any applicable taxes. Subject to change without prior notice.

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