HUMUS Capacity Development

We offer recognized certifications and internationally developed courses which support capacity building in private- and public sector with a local need for well-paced face to face contact hours which will inspire you to go further. Our commitment to your successful completion, combined with your appetite for learning and growth, creates an inspiring, high-quality environment that enables you to reach the very top.

We only work with lecturers, that are experienced certified professionals which you can draw from to develop your own knowledge, capabilities, and skills. Our Capacity Development services will ensure that you receive personal and professional support to achieve your future aspirations. We are here for you from the moment you sign up through to completion and beyond. We’ll give you the opportunity to try new things and to figure out what it is that really drives, motivates and inspires you.

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Courses 2018

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  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (PMP)® CERTIFICATION COURSE

    Course overview

    The goal of this certification course is to ensure participants satisfy all requirements enforced by PMI to sit the certification exam and prepare participants to pass this exam. A project manager’s primary goal is to ensure completion of the project on time and within budget, meet requirements, and keep customers and team members happy. Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification equips you to do this, even in the context of highly demanding projects. In this Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification course, the participant gains a deep understanding of essential terminology and knowledge areas that make up the PMBOK® Guide to prepare you to pass the PMP certification exam. This course will cover the 5 process groups, 10 knowledge areas, and 47 processes.


    Workshop duration

    This training course will be conducted over 4 months, with one week on and two weeks off schedule.


    Training dates & venue
    Date Course Code
    1st March 2018PMPC032018
    1st August 2018PMPC082018
    Venue to be determined.


    Learning objectives

    Participants undertaking this training course learn how to apply International Project Management Standards from PMI® (the PMBOK® Guide) to real-world situations for successful results. Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Navigate process groups and knowledge areas from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)
    • Analyse the tools and techniques of the PMBOK® Guide processes
    • Through concentrated practice exams and activities, you learn essential Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) terminology, tools and techniques, as well as the specialized elements beyond the PMBOK® Guide required to pass the exam.
    • Provide faster solutions to clients and ensure open communication between stakeholders and team members
    • Lead and motivate the team to perform better
    • Ensure compliance, reduce risk factors and save time and costs
    • Study PMBOK® Guide's Five Process Groups, Ten Knowledge Areas, And The Area of Professional and Social Responsibility

    This PMP certification course allows participants the opportunity to apply the principles of project management to an experiential case study using action learning process and a Project-Based Learning approach. Participants will be able to practically exhibit the knowledge, skills, attitudes and tools and techniques necessary to effectively manage projects in a simulated project environment. The topics that will be covered include:

    • Learn the entire PMBOK® Guide–Sixth Edition
    • Discuss in-depth, the project lifecycle through the 5 process groups:
      • Initiating the Project
      • Planning the Project
      • Executing the Project
      • Monitoring and Controlling the Project
      • Closing the Project

    Course Benefits

    Benefits include:
    • Align your experience with the tools of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition
    • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
    • Stay on track to complete your PMP studies with our structured learning environment.
    • Instructor-led training by real-world PMP certified practitioners
    • After-course instructor coaching benefit
    • PMBOK® Guide (Sixth Edition) included
    • ≥35 hours of instructor-led training
    • Earn 35 PDUs endorsed by Project Management Institute
    • Knowledge Area Questionnaire featuring 300 questions on the 10 Knowledge Areas
    • PMP® Exam Blueprint (PMP® Exam Application steps and procedure)
    • PMP® Math Formula with examples
    • PMP® Exam Application assistance (Assistance with PMI® Registration, PMI® Membership, & PMI® Application procedure)
    • End-to-end support via phone, mail, and chat

    Training Methodology

    The training methodology for this course will utilize comprehensive techniques that emphasize participation and interactive learning in an adult learning environment. The course delivery methods will be based on authentic learning methods designed to engage participants and maximize skills transfer as well as to encourage team working and project mentoring skills. The techniques that will be used are as follows:

    Facilitated Group Planning
    One-on-One PM Coaching
    Practical Planning and Scheduling Sessions using MS Project.

    Facilitator

    This workshop in advanced project management is designed and taught by a world-class project management facilitator and practitioner. Dr. Joseph Ishmael Khan has at least 20 years of project management teaching and consulting experience and is one of the highly rated facilitators in the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business executive education programs. Dr. Khan offers real-world project management insights based on his practical experience leading and consulting as a project management consultant on small and large-scale projects in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, and Suriname. Dr. Khan has also presented conference papers in Australia, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.


    Cost

    This workshop will be delivered at a fixed price of US$2,500.00


  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

    Workshop overview

    The goal of this training workshop in project management is to ensure that its participants gain a pragmatic and comprehensive guide to managing projects by applying project management tools, techniques and strategies in real-time. This workshop allows participants to apply the principles of project management to an experiential case study. Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and applications needed to effectively manage a project in a simulated project-based environment. Participants will also develop the capabilities to develop and use key project management documents.


    Workshop duration

    This training workshop will be conducted over 3 consecutive days.


    Training dates & venue
    Date Course Code
    24th – 26th January 2018PMDW012018
    3rd – 5th April 2018PMDW032018
    12th – 14th July 2018PMDW072018
    25th – 27th October 2018PMDW102018

    Venue to be determined


    Learning objectives

    Participants undertaking this training workshop will gain the holistic knowledge and skills in managing projects of varying size scope and complexity, using good practice. Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Strategically apply project management processes and techniques to a real-life project
    • Apply key techniques for planning, estimating, monitoring and controlling and closing projects
    • Develop a project charter and conduct a project kick-off meeting
    • Develop project requirements, scope management documents and governance arrangements such as a change-control board
    • Develop a work breakdown structure, WBS dictionary and build a project schedule using technology tools
    • Estimate project costs by identifying and quantifying cost drivers
    • Identify and analyse risks and develop risk response plans
    • Implement risk strategies in meeting the challenges of contract management.
    • Apply project close-out procedures

    This development workshop in project management allows participants the opportunity to apply the principles of project management to an experiential case study using action learning process and a Project-Based Learning approach. Participants will be able to practically exhibit the knowledge, skills, attitudes and tools and techniques necessary to effectively manage projects in a simulated project environment. The topics that will be covered include:
    • Strategic and technical principles of project management
    • Introduction to the case study
    • Project charter and meeting management
    • Project planning, scheduling and control
    • Managing stakeholders
    • Risk identification and response
    • Critical path analysis and schedule compression
    • Contract management and contract administration
    • Earned value management
    • Project budget development and cost control
    • Final team presentation


    Workshop topics

    This development workshop in project management allows participants the opportunity to apply the principles of project management to an experiential case study using action learning process and a Project-Based Learning approach. Participants will be able to practically exhibit the knowledge, skills, attitudes and tools and techniques necessary to effectively manage projects in a simulated project environment. The topics that will be covered include:

    • Strategic and technical principles of project management
    • Introduction to the case study
    • Project charter and meeting management
    • Project planning, scheduling and control
    • Managing stakeholders
    • Risk identification and response
    • Critical path analysis and schedule compression
    • Contract management and contract administration
    • Earned value management
    • Project budget development and cost control
    • Final team presentation


    Training methodology

    The training methodology for this programme will utilize comprehensive techniques that emphasize participation and interactive learning in an adult learning environment. The programme delivery methods will be based on authentic learning methods designed to engage participants and maximize skills transfer as well as to encourage team working and project mentoring skills. The techniques that will be used are as follows:

    • Facilitated Group Planning
    • One-on-One PM Coaching
    • Practical Planning and Scheduling Sessions using MS Project.


    Facilitator

    This workshop in advanced project management is designed and taught by a world-class project management facilitator and practitioner. Dr. Joseph Ishmael Khan has at least 20 years of project management teaching and consulting experience and is one of the highly rated facilitators in the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business executive education programs. Dr. Khan offers real-world project management insights based on his practical experience leading and consulting as a project management consultant on small and large-scale projects in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas and Suriname. Dr. Khan has also presented conference papers in Australia, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.


    Cost

    This workshop will be delivered at a fixed price of $750.00 USD


  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT MASTER CLASS

    Course overview

    The overall goal of this master class is to provide participants with a comprehensive methodology and techniques to define, plan and execute projects successfully by providing detailed theories and practices unique to project management in selected industries. The master classes focus on mastering the project management skills needed to create project success. They focus on the skills needed by modern PMOs and Project Managers to successfully manage and control projects. The emphasis throughout these Project Management Masterclasses is on the application of practical tools and techniques used to enhance the effectiveness of Project Planning and Implementations in organisations.


    Duration

    This training course will be conducted over 3 consecutive days.


    Training dates & venue
    Date Course Code
    28th February-2nd March 2018PMMC022018: Mining and Processing Industry Professionals
    1st –3rd August 2018PMMC082018: Government Development Project Staff
    28th – 30th November 2018PMMC112018: Construction and Engineering Professionals

    Venue to be determined


    Learning objectives

    In this interactive master class, participants will walk through a programme tailored to reinforce the learning from each session and will be encouraged to contribute from their own experience. The participants will be guided by an experienced senior project manager, who has also held senior roles in large organisations. The proven and effective processes contained in the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK Guide® will also be used to uncover the real requirements of a project’s stakeholders, define the correct scope and create the deliverables (on time and budget) that deliver tangible benefits to the organisation:

    • Vital skills needed to manage a project successfully
    • How to develop and use Schedules, Gantt charts, Earned Value and other project documentation as a communication tool
    • The critical importance of proactive stakeholder management
    • The difference between delivering value and just being ‘on schedule.’
    • A stakeholder-centric approach to developing an effective project charter
    • Define the project scope and develop the project plan
    • Select appropriate project management tools
    • Manage project systems
    • Track a program of works and manage change during projects
    • Proven techniques to lead and motivate your team
    • The correlation between an organisation’s risk tolerance and project success
    • How to develop a culture of successful project management
    • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with suppliers and subcontractors
    • Procure resources effectively
    • Complete documentation to organizational standards


    Key takeaways

    Upon completion of this master class, participants will be able to;

    • Use the relevant background information to put together a project charter
    • Develop a comprehensive Project Plan and use it to coordinate project support
    • Use the project tools such as the Project Charter, Network Diagram, Gantt Chart, Risk Management and Issue Resolution Worksheet, to monitor project implementation and deal with changes and issues requiring resolution
    • Recognise and influence factors that will bring about project success
    • Do a proper project closeout to enable a transition to the next phase


    Training Methodology

    The training methodology for this course will utilise comprehensive techniques that emphasize participation and interactive learning in an adult learning environment. The course delivery methods will be based on authentic learning methods designed to engage participants and maximize skills transfer as well as to encourage team working and project mentoring skills. The techniques that will be used are as follows:
    Facilitated Group Planning
    One-on-One PM Coaching
    Practical Planning and Scheduling Sessions using MS Project.


    Facilitator

    This workshop in advanced project management is designed and taught by a world-class project management facilitator and practitioner. Dr. Joseph Ishmael Khan has at least 20 years of project management teaching and consulting experience and is one of the highly rated facilitators in the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business executive education programs. Dr. Khan offers real-world project management insights based on his practical experience leading and consulting as a project management consultant on small and large-scale projects in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas and Suriname. Dr. Khan has also presented conference papers in Australia, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.


    Target Audience

    These masterclasses are offered three (3) times a year and each time offering to specific groups. The groups which will be included in 2018 calendar include: Engineering and Construction Professionals, Mining and Processing Industry Professionals and Government Project Development Staff.
    Sponsors, Senior project and program managers, project owners, business owners, site managers, risk managers, foreman, contract managers or quality managers who are required to lead and participate in projects or support the major parts of a project as a core team member in their respective organisations and units would find this program helpful to their project roles and responsibilities.


    Cost

    This workshop will be delivered at a fixed price of US$ 850.00

  • PROJECT PLANNING, SCHEDULING AND CONTROL

    Course overview

    Microsoft® Project 2016 is a powerful project management tool that can be used to help build project plans; track work completed and identify variances from project baselines. However, we usually find that professionals who understand the theory and concepts of project planning, scheduling and control are often frustrated by the difficulty of applying them to Microsoft® Project.

    This 3-day training programme is designed for professionals who desire to bridge the gap between theory and the practical use of MS Project. It covers all aspects of Project Planning and Scheduling using MS Project and gives emphasis on the tools and techniques relating to project planning, tracking and reporting features. Using case studies and hands-on techniques, participants learn how the software works “under the covers.” Participants learn how to create custom Views (including Gantt Charts), Tables, Filters, Groups and Reports that facilitate data entry and enhance report generation and presentation capabilities.


    Course duration

    This programme will be conducted over 24 contact hours (3 days).


    Target group & group size

    This customized training programme is designed for project management practitioner looking to improve and develop their day to day project management skills.


    Training dates & venue
    Date Course Code
    21st – 23rd January 2018PPSC012018
    31st March – 2nd April 2018PPSC032018
    9th – 11th July 2018PPSC072018
    22nd – 24th October 2018PPSC102018

    Venue to be determined


    Learning objectives

    As a result of engaging in the course, participants should be able to:

    • Identify the features and components of the Microsoft Project environment
    • Create a new project plan file and enter project information
    • Manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships
    • Manage resources for a project
    • Exchange project plan data with other applications
    • Update a project plan using progress information
    • Create and present project report
    • Reuse project plan information and finalize the project plan file


    Programme outline

    Over the duration of the course, the following modules will be covered:

    • Module 1: Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications
    • Module 2: Developing the Project Plan
    • Module 3: Manage Project Costs and other Resources
    • Module 4: Reporting Project Data Visually
    • Module 5: Reusing Project Plan Information
    • Module 6: Advanced Project Planning Issues
    • Module 7: Tracking, Reporting and Communicating Project Performance


    Training methodology

    The training methodology for this programme will utilize comprehensive techniques that emphasize participation and interactive learning in an adult learning environment. The programme delivery methods will be based on authentic learning methods designed to engage participants and maximize skills transfer as well as to encourage team working and project mentoring skills. The techniques that will be used are as follows:

    • Facilitated Group Planning
    • One-on-One PM Coaching
    • Practical Planning and Scheduling Sessions using MS Project.


    Lead facilitator

    This workshop in project planning and scheduling is designed and taught by a world-class project management facilitator and practitioner. Dr. Joseph Ishmael Khan has over 18 years of project management teaching and consulting experience and is one of the highly rated facilitators in the Region. Dr. Khan offers real-world project management insights based on his practical experience leading and consulting as a project management consultant on small and large-scale projects in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas and Suriname. Dr. Khan has also presented conference papers in Australia, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.


    Certification

    Upon Completion participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in Project Management which will be endorsed by a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). The Certificate will also incorporate 14 PDUs for PMP.


    Cost

    The Training Programme will be delivered at a fixed price of $800.00 USD


  • CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMME

    HUMUS Capacity Development also offers customized development programmes for large groups. We can also tailor our programmes to suit the needs of your organization. Please do not hesitate to contact us to talk through all possibilities.


One of the frequent arguments against investing in professional development is ‘What happens if I train my people and they leave?’ A better question is ‘What happens if you don’t train and they stay?’…

Virgil Seedorf
Senior Consultant, HUMUS Capacity Development

Your Application

Application documents

Our certified courses require you to satisfy minimum requirements in accordance with prerequisites given by worldwide authorities on the subject matter. The requirements might focus on experience and credentials which HUMUS will provide support for in putting together your application documents and guidance through the application process.

Tuition

The tuition depends on the selected course, see drop-down menu per course, and is invested in all elements that make the HUMUS experience a great one – the main element is the teaching you will receive.

Funding provided by your employer

As our courses focus on professional development and vocational advancement you might not need to pay the tuition fees yourself. Please check with your employer as they might be willing to invest in your development towards building capacity in the organization.

Payment terms for investing in yourself

If the courses cannot be covered by your employer HUMUS also provides some attractive interest-free payment terms which allow you to save and deposit the tuition in installments which should be completed before the end of the course or before sitting the exam.

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    Our lead facilitator: Dr. Joseph Khan

    Joseph Ishmael Khan is an independent Project Management Consultant who holds a professional Doctoral Degree (DBA), the Master of Business Management degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Management. He is a Project Management Professional® (PMP®), Certified Project Consultant (CPC™) and Certified Planning Engineer™ (CPE™).

    Dr. Khan served as a Director on the Board of Directors of eteck, a State Owned Enterprise in Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vanguard Hotel Limited (Owners of the Trinidad Hilton and Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort).

    Dr. Khan has also functioned in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer, in Guyana with the CARICOM Secretariat. He has also worked on projects funded by International Development Agencies. In the formative stage of his career, he has worked as Project Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering Technician and Mechanical Inspector on a number of plant turn-around and construction projects.

    Over the last 20 years, Dr. Khan has served as a facilitative consultant for local and regional public and private sector organizations, developing and implementing creative business solutions through the effective application of project management.

    Dr. Khan is an adjunct lecturer with the Cavehill School of Business, UWI, Barbados, Faculty of Engineering, UWI, St Augustine and the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. For these institutions, Joseph lectures in the EMBA, IMBA, SEMG and MSc Project Management.

    Joseph Ishmael Khan | Lead facilitator
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