Developing Project Management Trainees (DEVELPMNT) Program
The purpose of DEVELPMNT is to introduce trainees to project management (PM) as a career and skill set. Our program is open to participants in all career stages, from undergraduate students to Duke staff!
Our program is partnered with known project management groups, university programs, and companies in an effort to build upon already well-established programs, network, and launch with a solid foundation.
We aim to provide participants with project management training ahead of entrance into the workforce and familiarize them with foundational knowledge to prepare for internships and employment.
Our application portal has now closed. The DEVELPMNT program runs annually, so please check back next fall for a new application.
Applicants should note that our program covers introductory project management topics. Current project managers or students with previous PM training would likely benefit from more advanced seminars.
Slides from the 2024 DEVELPMNT Info Session can be found here: Info Session Slides
The DEVELPMNT program will provide the following:
2024 DEVELPMNT Program Schedule
Session 1 General Introduction to Project Management
Session 2 Getting a Project off the Ground
Session 3 Monitoring and Controlling a Project
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Realm of Project Management
Session 6 Project Management Career Panel
All sessions are scheduled to be held virtually from 12 – 1 PM.
The six-session workshop series is designed as follows:
- Sessions 1-3: Participants will be assigned online reading modules to complete ahead of each meeting. Formal sessions will be led by a certified project manager and will serve as an opportunity to review course material as a group, ask questions, and discuss project management in theory vs. in-action. Small groups will then examine case studies and work as a team to problem solve and apply the project management skills learned in each session.
- Session 4: This session will cover best practices for creating a successful resume tailored to a project management role and preparing for interviews.
- Session 5: Trainees, workshop leaders, and potential mentors will engage in training and discussion about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specifically in the realm of project management. Case studies and audio/visual materials will be provided for review ahead of discussion.
- Session 6: Project Management professionals across different fields will be discussing their career paths, trajectories, and work experiences. They will be available to answer questions and offer advice about job preparation, pros/cons, etc.
Interested in serving as a project manager mentor?
Meet the Team
Becca Moreci, PhD
Co-director, Duke CTSI
Delisa Clay, PhD
Co-director, External Partner
The application for the 2024 DEVELPMNT program is now closed. We anticipate our next application cycle will begin in November 2024.
The portal for the 2024 DEVELPMNT program is now closed. We anticipate the 2025 application cycle will run from November – December 2024.
The first three sessions of the program will be based off the modules from the free online course offered by PMI: “Project Management for Beginners.”
To access this course please visit: Project Management for Beginners
If you are currently a project manager and would like to volunteer to mentor an intern, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are helpful resources for project management trainees :