Developing Project Management Trainees (DEVELPMNT) Program
The purpose of DEVELPMNT is to introduce trainees to project management (PM) as a career and skill set. All participants are welcome, but the target audience will focus on undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
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.
Application period: December 14th 2022 – January 13th 2023
Application link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6nefwzkZt8ZmbBQ
The DEVELPMNT program will provide the following:
Tentative 2023 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
Session 5 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Realm of Project Management
Session 6 Project Management Career Panel
All sessions are scheduled to be held at 4pm.
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?
The DEVELPMNT Program is seeking enthusiastic and engaged mentors in a wide range of Project Management fields. Our goal is to provide internship opportunities that enable participants to apply their course-gained knowledge in project management to real-life projects.
We will be recruiting mentors for our 2023 DEVELPMNT cohort from February 8 – April 5, 2023. The suggested duration for an internship position is June – August/September 2023.
For more information, please reference the resource links in the right-hand panel or follow this link to register as a mentor: Mentor Registration
Meet the Team
2022-2023 DEVELPMNT Training Program Managers
Individuals may apply for the 2023 cohort on December 14th, 2022.
The application period will close on January 13th 2023, at 5pm (EST).
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 email@example.com.
Below are helpful resources for project management trainees :
North Carolina Project Management Institute, Triangle Region
Presidential Management Fellowship