Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program Now Available to Government Employees

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Stanford Center for Professional Development and IP Solutions, LLC collaborate with the Graduate School to bring advanced project management methodologies to government employees and contractors.

Stanford Professor Raymond Levitt - Academic Director of the Stanford Advanced Project Management Program

Stanford Professor Raymond Levitt - Academic Director of the Stanford Advanced Project Management Program

We believe this program can give government employees the tools they need to better meet strategic challenges, as organizations and as individuals.

The Stanford Center for Professional Development, in partnership with IP Solutions, LLC (IPS) announces a new collaboration to deliver its award-winning Stanford Advanced Project Management certificate program to government employees, government contractors, non-government organizations and humanitarian aid agencies through the Graduate School.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for government and related employees to get increased access to advanced education in the important disciplines of executing strategy, managing complex programs, leading change efforts, and improving organization performance,” said Ray Levitt, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and academic director of the Stanford Advanced Project Management Program. “Individuals who have attended the program have made a tremendous positive impact in organizations all over the world.”

Completing six program courses earns participants the recognized credential of Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM), today’s premier advanced project management professional credential. More than 8,500 professionals have attended program courses, and nearly 3100 program graduates have earned their SCPM credentials.

“We are very enthusiastic about making this outstanding program available to our constituents across the government,” said Graduate School CEO Dr. Jerry Ice. “Stanford Advanced Project Management represents the highest level of advanced project management education available today, from one of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions.”

Thomas Carter, CEO of IP Solutions, LLC, added, “We believe this program can give government employees the tools they need to better meet strategic challenges, as organizations and as individuals.”

Andy DiPaolo, the Stanford Center for Professional Development’s executive director noted, “We are pleased with the opportunity to deliver to government employees a Stanford professional education program that is engaging, relevant and of proven value to participants and the organizations they represent.”

Courses will be conducted live in the Graduate School’s Washington D.C. classrooms. Offerings include Converting Strategy into Action, Mastering the Project Portfolio, Leadership for Strategic Execution, and other advanced project management topics.

About the Stanford Center for Professional Development

The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, participate in workshops, view free online seminars and more. Courses are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and at the work site. http://scpd.stanford.edu/

About the Graduate School

For nearly 90 years, the Graduate School has served the D.C. metro community. An independent, not-for-profit 501 (c3) institution, the Graduate School is dedicated to academic excellence and lifelong learning. Services offered by the School include individual assessments, career-related courses, certificate and degree programs, continuing education and distance learning. The School’s experts provide training and education solutions, including conferences, workshops and symposia, for participants from U.S. federal, state and local government agencies as well as the private sector and international organizations. http://www.graduateschool.edu

About IP Solutions, LLC

Since 1988, IPS has worked with Fortune 500 corporations and other organizations in industries including IT, telecom, financial services, health care, pharmaceuticals, transportation, manufacturing, and the public sector. IPS's services help clients to execute their strategies by seeing how to manage complexity in their organizations more clearly and effectively. Most IPS services and solutions draw on the company's work with Stanford University faculty to develop and present the Stanford Advanced Project Management program. Since 1999, IPS has partnered with the Stanford Center for Professional Development on this groundbreaking, world-class curriculum. http://www.ipslearning.com/

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