GPLD653 - Project Management Fundamental


By 2030, employers will need 25 million new project management employees to meet the demands*. During this two-part workshop, you will become familiar with project management concepts widely integrated in industries such as tech, health, non-profit, finance, engineering, performing and visual arts.

Bring a laptop to practice creating and managing projects using digital collaborative tools in a simulated project team environment. Templates and access to the virtual accounts will be shared during the workshop.

Through collaborative small group discussions, reflections, practice and games, you will leave feeling confident about your ability to use project management tools and concepts for your own school or work projects!

* PMI (2021). Talent Gap: Ten-Year Employment Trends, Costs, and Global Implications.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this virtual seminar, students will:
• Learn about project management core skill set, competencies and professional designations.
• Understand basic project management terminology and techniques allowing them to position their school and professional projects in line with the current business environment.
• Learn about organizational agility and how it is applied in the context of research.
• Develop solution-orientated strategies for self-guided professional development as a project manager.

During this seminar, students will have access to project management practice accounts to facilitate their project planning activities.

Leaders Information

Yuliya Kondratenko, PMP, PMI-ACP is a seasoned professional with eleven years of experience in the field of post-secondary education. She currently works as Manager, Operations Support at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. Prior to that role, Yuliya Kondratenko has worked at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec on a number of critical projects that have laid a framework for enhancing services for Concordia students. For the last two years, she has been responsible for implementing the inter-institutional research program SpokenWeb with the goal of remediating (analogue-to-digital), aggregating, and making discoverable a digital library of literary audio collections.

Yuliya obtained her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in March 2017 and became PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) in May 2020. She is an MBTI® (The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) certified practitioner.