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Environmental Project Management Planning

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

Two Sessions
February 28 & March 1
Holiday Inn, St. John’s, NL
8:30am – 4:30pm

$375 + HST for members
$425 + HST for non-members

Contact Joanne Strugnell for details. or 772-3333

Are you a senior manager, project manager, project lead, or member of a technical staff that manages projects or project components from an environmental perspective?

Join NEIA in our Introduction to Environmental Project Management Planning training course.

Workshop Overview

Addressing environmental impacts is a critical component of any environmental, infrastructure or sustainability project undertaking. A fundamental objective for these types of projects is to protect the natural environment by ensuring that federal, provincial and local natural heritage policies are developed and applied appropriately. This also minimizes the risk of regulatory and civil liabilities to the client / performing organization.

This requires a meticulous approach to project planning, organization, communications, implementation and documentation. This 1 day training session focuses on environmental projects and takes participants through project initiation (what triggers the project) project conception (relationship/role of projects to performing organizations), definition, planning, implementation and close‐out phases. In addition, the workshop looks at the impact internal and external partners/stakeholders have on project scope, budgets and schedules.

All in one training!
An introduction to the essential planning and communications strategies for Ramping Up Environmental and Municipal Infrastructure Sustainability Projects including Tips and Techniques gleaned from over 40 years of project experience a Comprehensive Reference Manual including industry Best Practice Templates, subscription to a on line Community of Practice of over 600 environmental practitioners and 30 minutes of 1:1 post workshop coaching. This workshop is a complete Toolkit for Planning, Communicating and Managing Projects.

Project Proposal / Terms of Reference Writing
The best way to effectively communicate project scope, schedule and cost to project stakeholders (sponsor, clients, suppliers, etc ), mitigate conflicts, negotiate for additional resources, and manage risk is to is to write a project proposal / terms of reference, at the front end of the project, that clearly articulates how the project meets the strategic needs of the organization, how the project will be governed , the scope to be delivered, how the project will be organized , who the stakeholders are and how they will be managed. Using a structured process participants
learn and practice the art and science of writing project proposal / terms of reference that clearly articulate the basis upon which future project decisions are made.

Creating a Project Deliverable Breakdown Structure
Using a technique developed by the military and aerospace industries over 50 years ago and that today is the foundation tool for the Project Management Institutes 9 Project Management Knowledge Areas learn and demonstrate how to create a project deliverable breakdown structure that graphically articulates internal and external project deliverables, key interfaces and risks.

Identifying and Analyzing Project Stakeholders
A critical aspect of project planning is identifying how meeting key partner / stakeholders needs and expectations impacts project scope. Learn and practice how to graphically identify, characterize and assess project partners and stakeholders.

About the Workshop

Utilizing case studies from environmental projects e.g (Site Remediation, Renewable Energy, Species at Risk, Wetland Restoration etc.), the course takes the participants through a complete project definition and planning phase and looks at the implementation and control phase. Creating Work Breakdown Structures, Sequencing and Scheduling methods and their advantages and uses are covered in some detail.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have the confidence and the skills to prepare and present a Project Charter, and to use the most important project planning tools to define and organize their projects. In addition, they will be able to clearly communicate their project and project needs to others including their management, to seek the required approvals, and to control the project in its implementation phase. Participants find that most tools and techniques learned can be applied in their workplace the very next day.

The course is given in workshop fashion. Theory is explained, followed by an exercise to demonstrate its application and reinforce its meaning. Exercises are conducted in a group format, thereby enhancing participant group‐building knowledge and skills. Participants take benefit from peer reviews, practice their presentation skills in an informal, forgiving, learning environment. Peer reviews are an integral part of the workshop, and provide a very positive and meaningful learning experience.

This course has been developed by a Project Management Professional (PMP) with a Master’s degree in Education to deliver the most critical information in the shortest amount of time along with practical tools and techniques that can be used the very next day!

The course is congruent with Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) best practices. ENVPMS courses are taught by a certified Project Management
Professional with over 15 years of project management experience working on environmental and real property projects.


Contact Joanne Strugnell at or 709.772.3333.


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