Education

Dry Dock Training

Dates: October 1 - 4, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Instructor: Joe Stiglich, DM Consulting
Location: Camosun Costal Centre, 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria BC, V9A 4M1

Course Description:

The course is presented through classroom lectures, student participation in projects and practical application exercises. The course addresses the deck plate level of practical operation needed by the dock operator and the universally accepted mathematical calculations required to carry out operations in accordance with established sound engineering practices. The course has accreditation with the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). The course curriculum includes dry docking terminology, calculations, vessel stability, dry dock planning, dry docking procedures, lay period, undocking procedures, and incidents/accidents. Course workbook included.

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/dry-dock-training

Project Change Management Essentials

Dates: October 3, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Dale Christenson, President and Founder of PMCOE Inc.
Location: Camosun Coastal Centre, 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

The Project Change Management Fundamentals module will provide participants with an understanding of project change management as well as skills in using project change tools and templates. During the course participants will gain knowledge on the following topics:

- Basic concepts of a change initiative
- ​Common Change Management terminology
- Change life cycles and frameworks
- Project Change Planning
- Critical success factors for successful project change outcomes
- Examination of various change management methodologies
- Examination of Neuroscience findings about change
- Examine the impact of culture on change
- Role of Change Agents

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

- Establish an integrated project change framework to complete the project
- Assess the level of change impact
- Assess the competency of the Change Agent
- Develop an integrated project change plan
- Develop a strategy to increase buy-in and reduce resistance
- Conduct assessments to determine the likelihood of change success
- Increase the sustainability and permanency of the change (the stickiness factor)
- Application of an integrated change management methodology (CAPES)

Instructional Approach
This course is made up of short lectures, multiple exercises, case vignettes, video clips, videos and games.  You are guaranteed not to be bored.  You will undertake both individual exercises and team assignments. Participation in the games and debates is always voluntary.

Who Will Benefit?
- Project Managers
- Project Assistants
- Project Team Members
- Change Agents
- Anyone wanting to improve results

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/change-management

Safe Handling of LNG

Dates: October 9, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Instructor: Calum McClure, Cryopeak
Location: Camosun Coastal Centre, 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is growing as a fuel source in North America. Turning super cooling natural gas into a liquefied state enables efficient storage and transportation.  However, LNG has some unique properties compared to other liquid fuels and products.  This course provides participants with a basic understanding of LNG, its properties and aspects of safety and environmental awareness around the handling of LNG. The course takes students onto the field to view live demonstrations using LNG or LIN to ensure participants have interactive and experiential learning of LNG.

Upon completion of the course students will have an understanding of the following areas: 

· Basic understanding of what LNG and its physical properties

· Basic understanding of the cryogenic characteristics and impact of LNG on various surfaces

· What are and what are not the potential hazards of LNG

· Safe handling of LNG including equipment and personal protective equipment

· Understanding of the rules and regulations around the handling of LNG

· Visual demonstration of the properties of LNG/LIN

Topics Include:

· What is LNG?

· LNG in BC: Natural gas production; Liquefaction and export plants; Applications in off-grid and transport
industries

· LNG Properties: Properties and characteristics of LNG and natural gas; Nature and Properties of cryogenic as liquid solutions; LNG Incidents and regulations; Environmental impact

· Hazards & Safe Handling: MSDS; PPE and equipment; Vapor cloud; Health hazards – cryogenic & asphyxiation; First Aid treatment; Reactivity; Flammability & explosion

· LNG Regulations & Emergency Response: Transportation; Onsite storage and dispensing; Emergency response

· LNG Equipment & Overview: Types of equipment used in the industry; Safe operation of equipment;
Hazardous zoning

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/lng

Planning and Scheduling in the Industrial Marine Environment

Dates: October 16 - 18, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Darya Duma, Procept
Location: Camosun Coastal Centre, 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

Learn how to create and use one of the most valuable project management tools: a project schedule.  Defining project success often involves completing on time and on budget, and project budgets are often driven by re-source costs and the scheduling of those resources.

This 4-day course will prepare you to develop project schedules for new ship construction and ship repair projects. You will learn to identify and value critical path and float, use standard scheduling terminology, update and track project schedules, intricacies of resource loading and levelling, prepare performance reports, and use earned value management to identify changes.

With these valuable skills, project managers and planners will have improved control of their projects as they will be able to identify the full effect of the unexpected and the full impact of scope changes on their project schedules.

Learning Objectives:
- Create effective project schedules
- Implement project schedule controls
- Use earned value management
- Evaluate project metrics and prepare project performance reports
- Apply best practices in scheduling projects

Students who complete this course will receive 28 Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/planning-and-scheduling

Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Boot Camp

Dates: October 22 - 26, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Dale Christenson, President and Founder of PMCOE Inc.
Location: 
Camosun Coastal Centre, 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

This program provides participants with practical guidance in how projects are managed as well as explaining how these practical processes align with the latest PMBOK.  Participants will be able to successfully take the PMP®  examination (attaining their professional designation) and put this knowledge to work in managing real projects.

The course focuses on three critical areas:
- Understanding the Project Management Body of Knowledge
- Understanding the Project Management Professional  Examination Specification
- Understanding how to successfully study for the exam

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/oct-pmp

Technical Writing

Dates: October 23 - 24, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Jean Abrahamson, Camosun College
Location: Camosun Coastal Centre (CCC), 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

Whether you write emails, reports, or documents, this course will help you write easier, faster, and more effectively. Common writing problems - and solutions - will be covered, in a hands-on class format. Upon completion of the course, you will be equipped with a wealth of tips and strategies for writing at a higher level of quality, and with more confidence!

You will learn to:
- Use an efficient writing process;
- Organize ideas and information;
- Write effective instructions
- Format emails and letters;
- Write for multiple audiences;
- Use appropriate tone and formality;
- Write clearly and concisely; and
- Identify and fix common grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation errors.

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/technical-writing2

Industrial Ventilation for Shipyard Confined Spaces

Dates: November 6 - 7, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Ed Chessor, P. Eng.
Location: Camosun Coastal Centre, 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4M

Course Description:

Shipyards that complete refits and repair steel ships require ventilation to protect welders, painters and others working in and on these ships. As yards are expanded to handle larger ships the challenge of providing good ventilation throughout a ship requires new skills and equipment. This course will provide appropriate training for the ventilation crew.

Day 1
Seven hours of classroom sessions covering basics of industrial exhaust system design and control of confined space hazards.

Day 2
Five hours of classroom instruction on specifics of exhaust system design and testing for welding and painting and Two hours of hands on training on air flow measurement, air pressure measurement and system troubleshooting.

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/industrial-2

Project Risk Management

Dates: November 9, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Dale Christenson, President and Founder of PMCOE Inc.
Location: CCC, 100 Maplebank Road Victoria BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

This workshop will provide participants with the fundamentals of risk management from identification, assessment, response and evaluation. Participants will be introduced to a variety of risk methodologies including enterprise risk, Bow-Tie, ISO 27005, etc. Participants will also be introduced to other project risk types such as strategic, cultural and people (stakeholders, sponsors and teams) risks. Participants will also leave the course with treatments for the prevention and mitigation of these often neglected areas of risk. 

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/project-risk-management

Managing with Influence and without Authority

Dates: January 9, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Jean Abrahamson, Camosun College
Location: Camosun Coastal Centre (CCC), 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

This course provides participants with a deeper understanding of project management as well as skills to manage the people side of projects while working in matrix environments. The traditional intact work team is often not used for projects as teams are often drawn together from multiple functional areas. This leaves project managers or those leading such teams without many of the traditional managerial levers to get work done through other people. Therefore, different skills are required such as influence, persuasion and negotiations. 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

- Recognize the need to use alternative methods to motivate teams
- Understand and know how to use appropriate power bases
- Understand and be able to apply influence and persuasion techniques within a project setting
- Understand a simplistic negotiation model
- Understand the importance of presentation skills in persuading decision makers mitigation strategies
- Understand and use a simplistic presentation model

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/managing-with-influence

Fisher Maritime - Contract Management for Ship Construction, Repair, & Design

Dates: January 15 - 17, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Fisher, Fisher Maritime Consulting Group
Location: CCC, 100 Maplebank Road Victoria BC V9A 4M1.

Course Description:

Fisher Maritime's Contract Management for Ship Construction, Repair, & Design is a lessons-learned course geared to those involved in vessel construction, repair, and design. Instead of a theoretical course on contract management, the program is based upon the "scar tissue" from marine contractual disasters.

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/contract-management

Public Speaking and Powerful Presentations for Professionals

Dates: February 8, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Dale Christenson, President and Founder of PMCOE Inc.
Location: CCC, 100 Maplebank Road Victoria BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

This workshop has been designed for those in positions where they must speak in front of audiences that may be hostile or demanding. This material is also suitable for those who are relatively new speakers who want some encouragement to speak up in meetings or who want some training before they begin making presentations on behalf of the organization. Speaking under pressure, or thinking on your feet, means being able to quickly organize your thoughts and ideas, and then being able to convey them meaningfully to your audience to modify their attitudes or behavior. It applies to formal speeches as well as everyday business situations. This is aimed at improving your skills and learning some new techniques which will give you the persuasive edge when you are making a presentation, fielding difficult questions, or presenting complex information. You will be introduced to the 4 Ps of presentations: Prepare, Practice, Present and Playback.  We will also briefly touch on effective presentation aids.

What Will you Learn?

- Apply quick and easy preparation methods that will work whether you have one minute or one week to prepare
- Prepare for questions, even before you know what those questions will be
- Overcome nervousness that you may have when speaking in front of a group, particularly if the group is not sympathetic to what you have to say
- Use presentation techniques that establish your credibility and get people on your side
- How to prepare powerful presentation aids

What Topics are Covered?

- Getting started and planning
- Force field analysis
- Understanding your audience
- Controlling your jitters and body language
- Making your listener hear you
- Key themes and sentences
- Structuring ideas and organization methods
- Beginnings and endings
- Creating a basic plan

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/public-speaking

Dry Dock Training (Halifax, NS)

Dates: April 8 - 11, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Instructor: Joe Stiglich, DM Consulting
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia. Specific location TBA.

Course Description:

The course is presented through classroom lectures, student participation in projects and practical application exercises. The course addresses the deck plate level of practical operation needed by the dock operator and the universally accepted mathematical calculations required to carry out operations in accordance with established sound engineering practices. The course has accreditation with the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). The course curriculum includes dry docking terminology, calculations, vessel stability, dry dock planning, dry docking procedures, lay period, undocking procedures, and incidents/accidents. Course workbook included.

Registration Link: https://www.imtarc.com/training-and-education/course/dry-dock-training1