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Date: September 8 - 10, 2021
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Hotel: Hyatt Place (1413 West Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, Arizona, 85281 - 480-804-9544)
  For a rate of $109 per night plus tax, please click here to make your reservation online. The rate is valid September 7-10, 2021.
Tuition: $1,149

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Become a Certified Tribal Project Management Professional and increase your marketability in the tribal workplace! In this hands-on training, youíll build a solid foundation for essential project management skills, ensuring you have what it takes to complete projects on time, in budget and to the satisfaction of key stakeholders. Recommended for people who have been working de facto as project managers but donít have formal training, as well as anyone who wants to make sure they are staying current in the field, this training will demonstrate to current or future employers that you have the skills and dedication it takes to successfully manage projects in the tribal work environment.

This certification program gives you a unique opportunity to advance your career by demonstrating that you're qualified to employ project management practices in Indian Country. Become certified and use your Tribal Project Management Certification to:

  • Differentiate yourself from others in the field
  • Stay competitive
  • Demonstrate your expertise in day-to-day workplace experiences
  • Advance your career

  • T O P I C S   I N C L U D E


    The Real World of Project Management
    • Projects and project management
    • Why projects fail - Top 12 Reasons
    • Why projects succeed
    • The nature of projects
    • Typical tribal project manager
    Tale of Two Projects
    • Implement New Telephone System
    • Install New Carpet
    Projects and Project Management
    • What is a project?
    • 10 characteristics of a project
    • Projects vs. Operations
    • What is project management?
    Project Integration Management
    • Developing the project charter
    • Developing the project management plan
    • Directing and managing project execution
    • Monitoring and controlling project work
    • Performing integrated change control
    • Closure of the project or its phase
    Scope Management
    • Planning scope
    • Collecting project requirements
    • Defining scope
    • Creating work breakdown structure
    • Validating scope
    • Controlling scope
    Project Time Management
    • Planning schedule
    • Defining activities
    • Sequencing activities
    • Estimating activity resources
    • Estimating activity durations
    • Developing a schedule
    • Controlling the schedule
    Project Cost Management
    • Planning costs
    • Estimation of costs
    • Budget determination
    • Controlling costs
    Project Quality Management
    • Planning quality
    • Performing quality assurance
    • Controlling quality
    Human Resources Management
    • Planning human resources
    • Acquiring the project team
    • Developing the project team
    • Managing the project team
    Project Communication Management
    • Planning communications
    • Managing communications
    • Controlling communications
    Project Risk Management
    • Planning risks
    • Identifying risks
    • Performing qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
    • Planning a risk response
    • Monitoring and controlling risks
    Project Procurement Management
    • Planning procurements
    • Conducting procurements
    • Controlling procurements
    • Closing the procurements
    Project Stakeholder Management
    • Stakeholder management
    • Identifying stakeholders
    • Planning stakeholders' management
    • Managing stakeholders' engagement
    • Controlling stakeholders' engagement


    Benefits of Project Management
    • Completing projects in less time with fewer resources
    • Alignment of project with business objectives
    • More predictable outcomes
    • Customer satisfaction with the end result
    Leading People
    • Giving respect
    • Listening
    • Clarifying expectations
    • Demonstrating accountability
    5 Process Groups
    • Initiation
    • Planning
    • Execution
    • Monitoring and controlling
    • Closing
    • Identify stakeholders
    • Interview key stakeholders
    • Develop a project charter
    Who Are Your Stakeholders?
    • Questions to identify stakeholders
    • Identify key stakeholders
    • Interview key stakeholders
    • Effective stakeholder interviews
    Initiation and Grant Management
    • What's in a plan?:
      • Risk management plan
      • Project schedule
      • Identify the project team
      • Estimate duration of each task
      • Create a project budget
    Project Management Tools
    • Mindmap
    • Visual brainstorming tool
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Using Gantt Charts
    • Software options
    Project Management Team
    • Who will do what?
    • Review WBS and determine skills
    • Estimate task durations:
      • PERT formula
      • Critical Path Method
    • Milestone charts
    Stages of Team Development
    • Team training and development
    • Project execution kickoff event
    • Team member orientation


    Project Budget
    • Internal and external expenses
    • Calculating labor
    Communication Plan
    • Importance of communication
    • Purpose
    Perform Quality Assurance
    • Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control
    • Auditing
    • Inspecting
    • Executing
    Monitoring and Controlling
    • Preventing scope creep
    • Identifying variance from the plan
    • Preventive and corrective actions
    • Monitoring and measuring the team's progress
    • Specific monitoring and controlling during various activities
    Monitoring and Controlling Tools
    • Project Management Information System
    • Meetings
    • Status reports
    Scope Management
    • Controlling scope creep
    • Determine project health
    • Monitoring and controlling grants
    Project Closing
    • Generating, gathering and disseminating information
    • Evaluating the project
    • Compiling lessons learned for use in planning future projects
    • Closing questions
    • Project closing checklist:
      • Provide performance feedback to team and supervisors
      • Transition team members to their new assignments
      • Document lessons learned
      • Final status
      • Publish success
      • Celebrate
    Early Project Termination
    • Why projects terminate early
    • The process for early project terminations
    • Using the project charter document as a resource
    • The project closing checklist
    • Archiving project documents
    • Closing and grant management
    Project Management in Tribal Organizations
    • Challenges
    • Indian Preference
    • Tribal politics
    • The Good: Project Management in Tribal Organizations
    The Politics of Managing Projects
    • What do we mean by "politics"?
    • Embracing and using politics to your advantage
    • Politics and stakeholder management
    • Why projects get started
    Legal Aspects of Project Management
    • Employment law
    • Contract law
    • Project terms
    • Outsourcing
    • Risk insurance
    • Arbitration and mediation
    • Other legal issues
    Grants Project Management
    • Grant life cycle
    • Pre-award
    • Post-award
    • Roles of a grants project manager
    • Regulations

    *Topics subject to change.


    Become certified by completing these simple steps:

    1. Register for the Tribal Project Management Certification Program.

    2. Attend the class.

    3. Pass the qualifying exam within 7 days of finishing the Program.

    The Tribal Project Management Certification Program can also be delivered as an Onsite Program. This onsite program can be delivered for organizations seeking to certify at least seven participants. To discuss onsite training opportunities, please call Falmouth at 800-992-4489, ext. 119.


    To receive your Tribal Project Management Certification, you must pass the online qualifying exam.*

    • The exam consists of 50 multiple choice and true/false questions drawn from the program's course content.
    • In class, you'll receive instructions on how to receive your unique username and password and how to access the exam.
    • You'll have 7 days from the last day of class to access the exam. You must complete the exam in one sitting and you'll receive your results immediately after you submit it.
    • You'll be able to download your certificate showing that you are a Certified Tribal Project Manager (CTPM) as soon as you have passed the exam.
    • If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, you'll have one year to re-test. You may take the exam a total of three times, after which you'll have to register for and attend the Tribal Project Management Certification Program again before you are permitted to re-test. You must pay a $100 exam fee each time you re-register to take the exam. The retest form is available here.

      *Testing accommodations are available to those with a documented disability. Please contact Falmouth at 1-800-992-4489 or info@falmouthinstitute.com to discuss your particular situation. You must request accommodations when you register for the Certification Program for accommodations to be guaranteed.


    Falmouth takes pride in its exceptional faculty. We only work with outstanding trainers who have years of specialized Indian Country experience and who are experts in their fields. You can expect your instructor(s) for this program to deliver top quality training suited to your unique needs as a tribal project manager.

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