Educational Courses


Education courses are especially beneficial for people who are pursuing their PMP certification, but may also benefit members and non-members who already have their PMP certification and require PDUs towards their re-certification.


Upcoming Educational Classes

Leadership Skills for Project Managers
Dr. James Brown - Project Leadership
Event Starts: January 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Dr. James T. Brown Presents - Leadership Skills for Project Managers

Register Now - Seating is Limited

James T. Brown Ph.D., president of SEBA® Solutions Inc., a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, has provided training for dozens of companies nationally and internationally. He has sixteen years of NASA experience that includes "hands on" experience as a team member, project manager and serving in executive level organizational leadership roles.

                 James is the author of The Handbook of Program Management published by McGraw-Hill. He has been published in PM Network, PE Magazine, Projects@Work, PMI Community Postand PM World Today. A recognized authority in project management, he is a frequently invited keynote speaker on project management areas of interest and leadership.

                 Dr. Brown has a patent for a project scheduling methodology, HE has received numerous awards and is a recipient of the "NASA Public Service Medal"   for exceptional contributions to NASA's mission. James has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, a MS in Engineering Management and a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

Dr. Brown's presentation presented more useful ideas per hour than I can implement in a year.” C. Harris, Hospital Corporation of America

“Excellent class. The class encompasses leadership skills along with principles and practices that I can immediately execute to further develop my project management skills." H. Chin, Assurant

"Thank you Dr. Brown for bringing me "Back to the Basics". Your delivery of the material clarified and reminded me of how important leadership is to project management." J. Ragin, Vista Healthplan

Course Objectives are:

  • Identify the traits of successful leaders
  • Build a strong team
  • Establish Consensus
  • Conduct effective meetings
  • Engage team members to resolve issues
  • Use communication for maximum influence
  • Clarify customer expectations at the start
  • Recognize the importance of being a observer and learner of human behavior
  • Tactfully deal with customers on sensitive issues
  • Understand the importance of relationship building to achieving project success
  • Appreciate what motivates different individuals within project teams
  • Establish escalation strategies to facilitate resolution of complex problems


Featured Presenter: Dr. James T. Brown, PMP, CSP

Dr. James Brown





      Attend Featured Presentation = 7 PDU



8:00am -8:30 Registration
 8:30 - Noon  Day of Leadership for Project Managers
 Noon - 1:00  Lunch - Visit surrounding Restaurants
 1:00 - 4:30  Part 2:  Day of Leadership for Project Managers


 Registration Closes on Friday, of the week before our meeting

$349.00 WMPMI Member $50.00 Discount
$299.00 Earlybird rate before December 30

$399.00 Non-Members
$349.00 Earlybird rate before December 30

Holiday Inn Express / Crossroads
6569 Clay Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548