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What's New?

New In-Class Certificate - Essentials of Supervision

We are pleased to introduce a new certificate – Essentials of Supervision Certificate – designed to provide valuable insight, knowledge, and skills for new supervisors, existing supervisors, and especially people aspiring to supervisory positions in the future. Each of the 1-day courses (5 in total) are offered this fall with subsequent dates to follow in 2018.

New Start & End Times

Beginning in September our in-class courses will begin and end 30 minutes earlier. We anticipate this will help reduce the impact of traffic congestion on those who are travelling from a distance. The new start time is 8:30 am and the end time is 4:00 pm.

New Courses

  • Being The Boss: Is This For Me?
    If you are thinking about becoming a supervisor or a manager this 1-day course is one you don’t want to miss. During this interactive day of learning you will learn what a typical front line / supervisory role entails so you are better equipped to determine if this is a career path you want to pursue.

  • Mindfulness - Leading and Living
    Stress seems to be a given in the modern workplace. Learn techniques to reduce stress and rewire your brain for greater focus, clarity, and peace of mind. Be a part of creating a work environment that facilitates creativity, team building, and optimal productivity.

Hans Aggarwal Memorial Scholarship - Business Analysis Clients

We partner with a leading provider for our business analysis courses. Sadly one of their instructors, who taught for us, passed away earlier this year following a long battle with cancer. To honour the life and contributions of her, Procept Associates Ltd. has created a scholarship in her name. Details are available on their website.

Planning to write the PMP Exam? Here is what you need to know.

The PMBOK Guide — Sixth Edition is scheduled to be published in the 3rd quarter of 2017. PMI anticipates that the next PMP exam change (based on the Sixth Edition) will take place in the first quarter of 2018.

Historically, in the final months prior to the introduction of the updated PMP Exam based, there is a rush of people wanting to write the exam on the current version. The result is that beginning 3 – 5 months prior to the new exam going into effect, it can become difficult to book an exam session — especially in some of the more popular areas. Another consideration, if you do not pass the exam on your first try (yes that definitely can happen!), there may not be sufficient time to rewrite the exam based on the current version, and you may end up having to study for your second attempt using the updated PMBOK Guide.

What we recommend
If you were planning to obtain your PMP (or CAPM) designation sometime within the next 12 months, we strongly recommend that you plan on writing the exam by the end of November. Why the end of November if the exam will not be changing until sometime during the 1st quarter of 2018? Risk Management! If you do not pass on your first attempt (yes it can happen!), you will still have time to re-write the exam in December or January before the exam changes. Note, since PMI has not yet indicated when in the 1st quarter the new PMP exam will be in effect, for now we are erring on the side of caution and assuming it could be as early as mid-January.

We also recommend not waiting until the last minute to book your exam — if you plan on writing in November, reserve your spot in September or October.

If, on the other hand, you were planning on writing the PMP (or CAPM) exam in the first quarter of 2018, we recommend holding off until approximately 2 or 3 months after the exam change. We recommend this in order to allow sufficient time for the new exam to stabilize and become less of an unknown entity (it is a multiple choice exam, and it takes a few real world iterations before PMI usually strikes the right balance between it being too easy or too hard).

Goodbye Print Calendar

We will not be printing and mailing a fall calendar. All the content and more can be found on our website - dates, course descriptions, instructor bios, certificate descriptions, client testimonials, and more.