Volume IX - Issue VII - July 2007

PM Education News


Union University in Tennessee to offer
Project Management Degree

Union University's Department of Continuing Studies will offer a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership with a concentration in project management, beginning with the fall 2007 semester, according to a press release.

The degree will be offered through Union's LAUNCH program, created about 10 years ago specifically for working adults. Accelerated classes are held from 6 to 10 p.m. one night each week.

Beverly Absher, chair of the continuing studies department, said the new degree with a concentration in project management will be ideal for adults working in the fields of construction, project management, communications or engineering.

For more information about the program on the Jackson campus or in Corinth, Miss., call Carroll Griffin at , or e-mail him at . For information about the program on Union's Germantown campus, call Keelan Cook at , or e-mail him at .

Union University, located in Jackson, Tennessee, USA, is a private, four-year, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The Jackson area has a population of approximately 100,000, and is 80 miles east of Memphis and 120 miles west of Nashville. Founded in 1823, Union is the oldest institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The school has about 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 45 US states and 35 countries. For more information, visit http://www.uu.edu/about/.


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PM Guru Adesh Jain to Teach Infrastructure
Project Management Workshop in Mumbai: 27-28 August 2007

Marcus Evans, the global conference and corporate training firm, has announced an Infrastructure Project Management training workshop to be held at the Le Royal Meridien Resort Hotel in Mumbai, India during 27-28 August 2007. The course instructor will be Mr. Adesh Jain, globally recognized project management guru.

Project management is one of the fastest growing management disciplines worldwide. It is a skill in itself; a versatile role that requires a combination of skills that once learned can greatly increase an individual’s effectiveness and eventually lead to greater job satisfaction and increased career opportunities. With the size and complexity of projects also on the rise, the stakes for project leaders and key members of the project team are higher than ever before.

According to the ME brochure, the Indian construction sector has traditionally been characterized by bureaucracy, red tape and erratically enforced regulations. Years of government monopoly over construction have meant that management and performance standards are often outdated. However of late there have been changes for the good appearing in the Indian construction industry. The Indian construction sector has been granted “industry status”, which has led to more joint ventures between local and foreign construction companies. This has also attracted more investment in Indian construction companies, and to more and larger construction projects.

The Infrastructure Project Management Training aims to provide a platform to receive top-notch training in order to capitalize on the concepts of Project Management, its methodologies and its application to the construction sector, along with advanced applications in the areas of leadership skills, communication skills, principles in contract management, risk management and creating a construction plan that ensures product quality and project completion within the time frame and budget. The course will provide an opportunity to learn the importance of strategic project management and its vital role in achieving competitive advantage.

Key Topics of the Workshop

  • Ways on creating an effective execution team by aligning their vision to the corporate vision

  • Challenges in Construction Management and ways to overcome them

  • Case examples of Construction Projects based on The World Bank Study

  • Detailing and Standardization – The major factor for good construction

  • Integration of Customer, Consultants & Construction – based on an case study of Indian Oil

Course Instructor

Adesh Jain is a legendary figure whose passion and dedication for strengthening project management is recognized worldwide. He is the first non-European Chairman of the Council of Delegates (CoD) of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) comprising of 43 Member associations from all over the world. Adesh is the President of International Construction Project Management Union (ICPMU) comprising of 10 countries. He was recently elected in New York, USA as the Senior Vice President of International Construction Project Management Association (ICPMA) where Construction Management Association of America is one of the members.

He is one of the most sought after keynote speakers all over the world including special programs related to construction industry. He was the recipient of the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in strengthening project management globally, the first person to receive the award outside North America. He is also the Honorary Chairman of the Construction Project management Committee (CPMC) since 2005

Adesh Jain, B.Sc, B.E (Electrical Engg), M.Engg. (Controls), worked for 8 years in Canada/USA after which he returned to India where he became the head of one of the divisions of BHEL. Since 1992, Adesh is the Director Incharge of Centre for Excellence in Project Management (CEPM) and the founding Honorary President of Project management Associates, India, a not for profit registered society. Globally, he is the only one who has been certified by PMI (USA) as PMP and by AIPM (Australia) as Master Project Director (MPD). He is the first Assessor of IPMA. He is a Fellow of CIOB, UK, Fellow of AIPM, Australia, and Fellow of AIMA and CSI, India.

For more information, delegates registration or event brochure
, please visit http://www.marcusevans.com/events/CFEventinfo.asp?EventID=12666 or contact Ms. Kelly Lee at or

Marcus Evans is one of the world's leading providers and promoters of strategic conferences, professional training, in-Company training, business-to-business congresses, sports hospitality and on-line information. Founded in 1983, the company now employs over 3500 employees operating in 24 countries around the world. The company's revenues are generated from a majority of the world's top 1000 companies. Marcus Evans also publishes market analysis reports, on-line subscription products and business publications, and b2b internet products. Additional information can be found at www.marcusevans.com/


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