The Advanced Recognition and Certification (ARC) workshop series is a wholly interactive experience in which participants initiate, plan, deliver and close an actual project.
Over 12 collaborative sessions, our expert facilitators leverage your latent project experience, connecting a common frame of reference, common purpose and common sense approach to the cohesive delivery and oversight of professional and personal projects.
In contextualising this course for corporate clients, we can also integrate your project assets, templates and tools into the curriculum for a seamless and relevant workplace experience.
I’m kinda sick of PowerPoint…
Good – so are we!
We get that adults have distinctly different motivations to learn, so we ensure our content is relevant, learners are engaged, learning processes are active and delivery is centred around you.
This means that we include a mix of role playing, scenarios, case study discussion, inquiry-based dialogue, small group work and problem-based learning exercises that go beyond PowerPoint and directive text.
What should I bring to the workshop?
A laptop – once enrolled, you will be able to download the digital resources that support each day’s learning; alternately, you can download and print the paper versions if you are more comfortable working with the old-school tools of the trade.
If you’d like to bring a keep-cup and/or refillable bottle, we provide all-day tea, coffee and water; and if you don’t want to bring your own lunch, there are plenty of nearby food options.
The virtual version of ARC is a genuine, peer-to-peer facilitated learning experience that goes beyond the traditional text-book, video or PowerPoint pedagogy.
Unlike most webinars today, classroom sessions are 100% live with no pre-recorded content.
You cannot just ‘press play’ and listen to a lecture – the level of interaction demanded through discussion, breakout participation and collaborative portfolio building means that your classmates are depending on you to stay actively engaged and contributing throughout.
Sessions are still recorded for students to privately review; you can also catch up at any time by completing the equivalent unit in OPEN, your online textbook!
And because we use ZOOM to collaborate, virtual classes can be accessed via any desktop computer or iOS / Android tablet or phone.
You join via your OPEN account for high quality streaming, and we request that you share your webcam while you chat to create a panel-like feel.
Our breakout feature also makes it easy for you to actively participate, work together and exchange ideas with your peers, and you can virtually raise your hand at any time to get the facilitators’ attention and ask questions.
With workshops strictly capped at 30 participants, you can also be sure of the full attention of your expert trainer throught the program and whenever you need it.
Our Certified Project Trainers (CPTs) are:
- Proven industry experts with a minimum of 10 years’ practical experience in leading complex projects, programs and portfolios of work
- Inspiring communicators
- Creative and critical thinkers, and
- Trained educators, facilitators and mentors
Importantly, they are not professional lecturers who have only learned project management from text-books.
They superimpose a wealth of project knowledge, skill and experience from all stakeholder perspectives that brings project management to life for learners.
In doing so, they look beyond the curriculum to add value to students and their employers.
Where will it take me?
Candidates who successfully complete the ARC workshop are admitted to the Institute of Project Management as a Certified Project Officer (CPO).
Upon completing the subsequent requirements, candidates may also be assessed at a higher level Certification within 6 months of completing the workshop at no extra cost:
- Certified Project Professional (CPP) – leads projects
- Certified Project Master (CPM) – leads project teams
- Certified Project Director (CPD) – leads project managers
Candidates can also go on to complete the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management at a significantly reduced price.