Masters Certificate in Project Management *IN PERSON*

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Over 13,000 project leaders have completed the Masters Certificate in Project Management.

Learn how to better manage your projects from initiation to close and become a more qualified, capable and well-trained project manager.

In today's fast-paced industries, project managers are in high demand.  Organizations understand that almost everything is a project - from implementing a new business system, IT infrastructure improvements, physical engineering and construction ventures, new product development, to organizing an event. That means everyone in every functional area - from executive assistants to vice presidents - is a potential project manager. Top organizations foster success by cultivating strong project resources and supplying their people with the tools and formal training they need to get the job done right the first time. To deliver a project on time, on spec, and on budget, project managers need to know all facets of the field and apply their knowledge nimbly and accurately. That means being able to communicate with the team, manage stakeholders, plan, minimize risk, and so much more.

The Masters Certificate in Project Management is delivered by expert instructors with real-world experience and equips participants with practical skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace.  With a proven curriculum based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), participants gain the expert tools, strategies and hands-on practice needed to consistently deliver projects on time, on budget and within scope.

The Masters Certificate in Project Management is the longest-running and most successful project management training program in Canada and has been ranked by CourseCompare as a top PMP Certification program.


Key Learning Outcomes

  • Better manage projects from initiation to close
  • The ability to look at projects in a whole new light and manage them systematically and strategically
  • Become a stronger, more effective communicator and leader.
  • Benefit from the expertise and proficiencies of the program's real-world instructors.
  • Share experiences and knowledge with other project management professionals.
  • Hands-on practice applying the material through a simulated project woven throughout the program.
  • A kit of powerful new tools, documents and templates which can be used as is or modified to meet your needs.
  • Gain a solid foundation to to write the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam.  Over half of our graduates write the PMP® Exam and over 98% pass on the first try. Visit the PMI website to learn more.
  • Optional online PMP prep modules and additional content.

Program Schedule

Class will take place from 8:30am to 5:00pm on the dates noted below:

Date Module
September 20-21, 2024 Program Introduction
October 3-5, 2024 Project Planning & Control
October 18-19, 2024 Assessing & Managing Project Risk
November 1-2, 2024 Leadership, Communication & Stakeholder Management
November 15-16, 2024 Effective Project Cost Management
November 29, 2024 Project Integration & Simulation

Program Content

Program Introduction
This module offers a comprehensive review of program deliverables. Receive an introduction to the program's objectives, an overview of project management knowledge areas according to standards set by the Project Management Institute (PMI), and an initiation into the project simulation/case study central to the program.

Cover key areas such as the implementation of Artificial Intelligence within the project management framework, the proper selection of a standard methodology for any project - agile vs. waterfall, the deployment of tools and technology as well as the importance of project team leadership.

Project Planning and Control
Establish a solid foundation for successful planning and implementation, covering key aspects such as forming project teams, scoping projects, and managing within a Matrix Environment. Gain insights into developing detailed and high-level project management plans, creating activity-based network diagrams, and effectively working with the critical path. The module also includes the delivery and utilization of essential tools and technology throughout the program.

Assessing and Managing Project Risk
Delve into effective approaches for evaluating project uncertainties and risks, encompassing a project risk management framework, risk considerations in both planning and execution and quantitative techniques for identifying and responding to risks through team facilitation.

Explore the application of decision trees and expected monetary value, along with advanced techniques like the Delphi method and Monte Carlo simulation in risk management.

Leadership, Communication and Stakeholder Management
Enhance project effectiveness in HR, communications, and stakeholder management. Learn to communicate meaningfully and effectively with project stakeholders, and support project success through team selection, development, and management.

Then, dive into strategies for navigating challenging communication environments, including organizational change, diversity, and virtual teams.

Effective Project Cost Management
Get a guide on managing projects with a focus on cost minimization. Topics include cost estimating at micro and macro levels, resource planning, budgeting, and effective cost control. Explore earned value concepts and gain insights into managing fixed, variable, and unit costs, culminating in comprehensive status reporting for project oversight.

Project Integration & Simulation
Apply your program learnings to propose, plan, execute and deliver a full-scale, realistic project from start to finish. Review all topics and understand how the moving parts are integrated.

Recommended Background

  • At least 1 year of project management experience, or
  • Completion of a 2-3 day introductory project management course within the last 2 years.
  • Please note that this program is not recommended for individuals who already have their PMP® designation.

Modules and Homework

  • Each module provides high quality, interactive and collaborative training for 2 or 3 days. 
  • Participants will be placed on teams for the duration of the program and work together on a project simulation.
  • All participants are required to complete an assignment after each module on their own time.
  • Each assignment will be used to tie the program together and serve as the background work for the project simulation that takes place in the final module.

Attendance Requirements

  • Participants must attend all program modules and achieve a passing grade on the final exam in order to receive their certificate.

Optional Online Modules

  • Introduction to Agile and Scrum (2 hours)
    Dive into Agile and Scrum methodologies and their practical application to any project. Covering essential topics such as sprint preparation, execution, and closure, you'll gain valuable insights into implementing these frameworks effectively in project management.
  • Project Quality Management (2 hours)
    Focus on integrating quality measures into every project, covering key areas such as developing detailed and high-level project management plans and an introduction to Earned Value Management. The module also addresses meeting stakeholder requirements through the implementation of various control strategies. 
  • Contracting, Procurement and Negotiation Skills (2 hours)
    Get equipped with the skills to successfully manage key vendors and partners. Topics include procurement and solicitation planning, principles of solicitation and negotiation, source selection strategies, and insights into contract close-out and

Optional Online PMP Exam Preparation
This program offers specially designed 2-hour optional modules to guide PMP Exam candidates through a comprehensive review of exam requirements. Get exclusive access to online videos, interviews, and articles covering the future of Project Management.

Graduate Testimonials

"I am incredibly grateful for the extremely enriching experience provided by the Masters Certificate of Project Management. The program's well-structured curriculum of collaborative group work and theoretical understanding, coupled with the expertise and passion of the instructors and facility staff, not only exceeded my expectations but also empowered me with invaluable knowledge and skills to use in my future work assignments. This educational journey has truly been a catalyst for personal and professional growth. Thank you for delivering a program that not only educates but inspires!"

- Michael Quilty, Project Manager, Government of Canada - 2023 Graduate

"I had a fantastic experience with the Gardiner Centre this fall while I completed the MCPM program. Each instructor brought a unique perspective and valuable insights to the content they taught, and I learned an incredible amount from class discussions with the other program participants. This program has accelerated my career growth and I am already reaping the benefits of my new knowledge! Thank you for an excellent semester!"

- Rachel Tobin, Product Designer, PolyUnity Tech Inc. - 2022 Graduate

"The MCPM program is incredibly well developed, and provides students with the opportunity to learn in a hands on environment with some of the best professionals in the industry. The coursework is exciting, engaging and grounded in real world scenarios. I would recommend the program for anyone looking to step their skills up 10 levels!"

- Marcus Clarke, Project Manager, Marine Atlantic - 2020 Graduate

"The Masters Certificate in Project Management offered through Gardiner Centre was exceptional. An in-depth course that was delivered in concise modules that were easy to absorb. Each module contained tangible tools and techniques that were applied immediately. I cannot say enough about Gardiner Centre staff and instructors - professional, insightful, organized, fun and most helpful.  I highly recommend this program." 

-Rick Hunt Lead Engineer, Subsea 7 - 2017 Graduate

Partnerships and Endorsements


This program is delivered in partnership with York University's Schulich Executive Education.  Gardiner Centre is pleased to be part of a national university partnership to deliver this program in Newfoundland and Labrador for the past 25 years. 


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This course qualifies as credits toward the International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) professional certifications.  

When applying to sit for either the exam for Communications Management Professional (CMP)® or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP)® or to apply for recertification, Gardiner Centre courses can be an integral part of your application package. 

To learn more about this global standard certification, visit: To inquire about sitting for a certification exam, contact the local IABC NL chapter at, or visit:



Graduates of this program can receive Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) equal to one core course in Marine Institute's Certificate in Leadership. Click here to learn more to about the program.

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 84


Ariel Deluy

Ariel Deluy is a senior consultant with over 20 years of experience in project management, wireless Network deployment, plant retooling and shutdown projects, complex engineering systems, and large capital projects.

As a senior project management consultant, he has completed numerous multi-million dollar projects in Canada, as well as in the United States, for clients such as Bell Mobility, General Motors, Allan Bradley, Hydro One, Webb Airport Services, Air Canada, CATSA, Northwest Airlines, G&T Conveyors, Williams HR Law, and United Nations.

As a senior portfolio and program manager, Ariel provides strategic advice to large organizations to implement programs and manage their portfolio of projects geared at introducing new products to market, help them increase the efficiency of their PMO, and assist them in building the necessary environment to effectively deliver results to meet their corporate objectives. These include clients as such as Caterpillar, Bell Mobility, Bell Canada, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Metrolinx and Toronto Transit Expansion.

In the role of managing director with Makaya Group, Ariel is responsible for addressing the needs of customers across North America by implementing enterprise project management systems. He provides project strategies, software, training and other professional services to the construction, industrial, automotive, telecommunications, transportation and power industries.

Ariel has been the recipient of the Most Valuable Trainer Award in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, and 2016 for the Masters Certificate in Project Management offered by Schulich Executive Education Centre and its partnering universities.

Bill Morrissey

Bill Morrissey has spent over 30 years in the field of education as an educator, project manager, and director of an executive development centre. He is an active trainer in the area of Project Management and a consultant in the field of human resources. In 1998, while working at Memorial University Newfoundland and Labrador, he secured the first partnership with York University to deliver the Masters Certificate in Project Management outside the greater Toronto area. Bill then helped a group of project managers in Newfoundland start the Project Management Institute, NL Chapter, Chartered in 2001. Since 2015 he has been on the board of PMINL serving as Secretary, Vice President and is the current Chapter President. Bill has his Bachelor of Education, Masters in Education in Instructional Design and completed the Masters Certificate in Project Management. Bill received his PMP designation in 2013.

Christine Beaulieu

Christine Beaulieu is an entrepreneur and senior consultant. She works with a selected network of consulting firms and experienced consultants to provide consulting services to national and multinational companies for the development of strategic plans, project management, definition of opportunities, change management as well as managerial coaching.

Associated with several Canadian universities, develops various training programs in project management, business analysis, management, interpersonal skills, change management and best practices in retail.

Recognized for its skills in applying approaches favoring the mobilization of employees around projects of various sizes, has developed over the years highly award-winning management approaches. She regularly acts as a speaker at private or public events

David Barrett

David Barrett is the National Program Director for the Centres of Excellence in Project Management and Business Analysis with the Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University and the founder of the Masters Certificate in Project Management. 

Over the past 25 years, he was the founder and Group Conference Director at Diversified Business Communications where he ran project management and business analysis events (ProjectWorld Canada, ProjectSummit and BusinessAnalystWorld). 

He was also the founder and Executive Editor of and, a speaker bureau called Project Speakers Network and a TED-style event series called ProjectTalks.

He is the author, co-author or ‘compiler’ of 6 books: ‘The Power of The Plan’, ‘The Keys to Our Success’, ‘Leadership Perspectives’, ‘7 Elements of Strategy Execution’, ‘Swimming in the Deep-End’ and ‘The BA Book of Mentors’.    

David is currently a professional speaker, regular blogger and podcast host specializing in project leadership and strategy execution.


Derek Dow

Derek is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.). He is currently employed at Englobe in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia as Technical Director-DCC/DND and Senior Electrical Engineer, working the consulting engineering field. He has lead teams of over 100 engineering professionals in a variety of different industries. Prior to joining Englobe, Derek has been employed as an engineering manager and program/project manager in a variety of industries including: marine engineering, physical security infrastructure, oil & gas and buildings, infrastructure and energy. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (2017) and completed the MCPM program in 2008. Derek has been a project management instructor for over 10 years having delivered courses for PMI - Nova Scotia Chapter and Dalhousie University.  In his personal time, Derek enjoys golfing, curling and playing squash.

Don Moore

Don Moore is a Project Manager and Economic Development Officer in Moncton, New Brunswick. Don teaches courses in Project Management, Finance, Organizational Behaviour, and Mathematics at Crandall University and Yorkville University, and he teaches in the Management Development Program at the University of New Brunswick. Don has bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Education from the University of New Brunswick and Mount Allision University, and an MBA from the Université de Moncton. Don has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2008. Don runs a campground in the summer and teaches downhill skiing throughout the winter.

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