Education

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

Building Relationships with Indigenous People

Dates: November 19 - 20, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Instructor: Dianne Biin
Location: Camosun Coastal Centre, 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4M

Course Description:

As leaders in the workplace, how can you create an environment of acknowledgement and meaningful dialogue to dispel myths and stereotypes? Going beyond recognizing and valuing diversity, this course explores the legislative and social realities of working with Aboriginal people and communities. There are many distinct First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples within British Columbia. In this course, we will explore relationship-building with Aboriginal peoples and communities in British Columbia.

Learning Outcomes:

• Examine common myths and stereotypes and relate to personal worldviews
• Identify and discuss fiduciary obligations and meaningful consultation
• Discuss approaches for relationship building
• Explore ways to create respectful spaces and engagement for Aboriginal employees in the
  workplace

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

Meeting Communication Challenges in the Multigenerational Workplace

Dates: November 28, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Instructor: Jean Abrahamson, Camosun College
Location: Camosun Coastal Centre (CCC), 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

Chances are you work with colleagues from two or more of the Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennial generations. While there are benefits to this diversity, it can also generate challenges. Issues can range from use of technology to how and when feedback is given, but problems are typically rooted in different expectations and styles of communication. In this workshop you will explore the best ways to bridge the communication gaps and leverage the strengths of each generation.

Learning Outcomes Include:
- Gaining insight into the values and expectations of each of the generational groups;
- Considering the challenges posed by the multigenerational workplace; and
- Identifying solutions for creating greater harmony, productivity, and satisfaction for all generations working together.

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

Lloyd's Register ISM ISPS Internal Auditor

Dates: December 4 - 6, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Instructor: Wim Peetoom, Lloyd's Register
Location: Camosun Coastal Centre (CCC), 100 Maplebank Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

This three day course, which is a combined ISM and ISPS familiarisation and internal audit course, will help you develop a practical approach to the interpretation and application of the ISM and ISPS Code. The course is comprehensive and fully self-contained. No knowledge of management systems, the ISM or ISPS Code or auditing is assumed or necessary. This course is equally suitable for those who have, or may have in the future, duties involving matters of safety and pollution prevention, and of international maritime security and who want to develop a good grasp of how management systems can achieve these goals. The course will provide the knowledge from which an auditor can gain useful practical audit experience.

Through a highly participative combination of presentations, group discussions, case studies with individual and syndicate exercises, you will learn about and understand:

- the content of the ISM and ISPS Code and its interpretation

- management systems and the risk management principles that underpin the ISM and ISPS Code

- the principles and practice of auditing.

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

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

Safe Handling of LNG

Dates: January 24, 2019
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

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

Workplace Electrical Safety

Dates: February 12, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Daniel Roberts, Schneider Electric
Location: CCC, 100 Maplebank Road Victoria BC V9A 4M1

Course Description:

Developed in collaboration with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), this course identifies the two basic hazards associated with energized electrical equipment: electric shock and arc flash. Participants will gain knowledge of electrical hazards, the safety regulations which apply, and procedures for controlling the risk associated with these hazards. Methods to select appropriate personal protective equipment for shock and arc flash will be identified and practiced. Related safety topics covered will include lockout of electrical equipment and maintenance of personal protective equipment.  Industry approved procedures and techniques will be presented and discussed. Topics include:

- Electrical Safety Program Basics
- Risk Assessment
- Shock Hazards
- Lockout
- Arc Flash Hazards
- Arc Flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Arc Flash PPE Category Method of Selecting Arc Flash PPE
- Care and Maintenance of PPE

Course Objectives:
Explain the effect of electric current on the human body
- Identify the key elements of an electrical safety program
- Identify the key objectives of job safety planning
- Identify and apply hazard identification and risk assessment principles
- Define “qualified worker”
- Identify key electrical safety training requirements for qualified workers
- Identify best practice Canadian Regulations that address electrical hazards
- Identify when a shock hazard exists
- Identify the components of a shock hazard analysis
- Define the three CSA Z462 shock approach boundaries and describe their use
- List the personal protective equipment required for shock protection
- List the steps to achieve an electrically safe work condition
- Explain what an arc flash is and list the injuries that can result
- Identify when an arc flash hazard exists
- Identify the components of an arc flash hazard analysis
- Define the term “incident energy”
- Identify the key electrical system variables that affect incident energy
- Define the term “arc flash boundary”
- Identify electrical hazard labelling requirements
- Define the term “arc-rated” and explain the difference between “flame-resistant” clothing and “arc-rated” clothing
- List the personal protective equipment required for arc flash hazards
- Describe the Hazard/Risk Category method of selecting arc flash PPE
- List the care and maintenance requirements for personal protective equipment

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

Lloyd's Register Hull Inspection, Damage and Repair (North Vancouver)

Dates: February 19 - 21, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Rick Ferraro, Lloyd's Register
Location: Lloyd's Register, 221 W Esplanade North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J3 

Course Description:

This three-day course provides the skills required to help you understand the different types of defects and damage that occur in ship structures.

The course will benefit anyone who carries out inspections of hull structures including superintendents, masters, first officers, chief engineers, ship officers, shipyard personnel and independent surveyors.

Identifying defects and damage to ship structures can often be difficult, and deciding if a repair is required is not always obvious. This course will equip you with reliable inspection techniques used by Lloyd’s Register surveyors worldwide.

You will learn how to identify different types of damage and defects using practical examples and case studies, and gain an understanding of their causes.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

- understand the classification and statutory requirements for hull structural integrity

- understand the requirements for maintenance of class

- understand the basic structural concepts of a ship’s hull

- appreciate the process of fatigue defects

- know how to inspect structure for damage and defects using specific tried and tested techniques

- be able to identify specific types of defects and damage and understand their causes

- understand the need for thickness measurements

- understand the role played by coatings and anodes

- be able to quantify coatings breakdown and anode wastage

- know the difference between various grades of shipbuilding steel

- be able to discuss repair techniques with confidence

- know different repair techniques for specific defects and damage to prevent re-occurrence.

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

Technical Writing

Dates: February 26 - 27, 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/writing

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

Project Management Fundamentals

Dates: May 27 - 28, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Dale Christenson, Project Management Centre of Excellence
Location: Camosun Coastal Centre (CCC), 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/pm-fundamentals1

Dry Dock Training (Victoria, BC)

Dates: September 30 - October 3, 2019
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.