Tribal Project Management
Certification Program

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Become a Certified Tribal Project Management Professional and increase your marketability in the tribal workplace! In this hands-on training, you’ll build a solid foundation for essential project management skills, ensuring you have what it takes to complete projects on time, in budget and to the satisfaction of key stakeholders. Recommended for people who have been working de facto as project managers but don’t have formal training, as well as anyone who wants to make sure they are staying current in the field, this training will demonstrate to current or future employers that you have the skills and dedication it takes to successfully manage projects in the tribal work environment.

This certification program gives you a unique opportunity to advance your career by demonstrating that you're qualified to employ project management practices in Indian Country. Become certified and use your Tribal Project Management Certification to:

  • Differentiate yourself from others in the field
  • Stay competitive
  • Demonstrate your expertise in day-to-day workplace experiences
  • Advance your career

  • T O P I C S   I N C L U D E

    Key Terms and Concepts
    • Definition of a project
    • Task
    • Resource
    • Schedule
    • Performance risk
    • Scope and scope creep
    • Critical path
    • Estimating project duration and costs
    Skills and Roles of a Project Manager
    • Key communication skills and techniques
    • Managing conflict effectively
    • Team-building
    • Project champion
    The 5 Phases of Project Management
    • Initiation
    • Planning
    • Execution
    • Controlling
    • Closing
    The People Side of Project Management
    • Stakeholder relations
    • Working in project teams
    • Vendor management
    • Project partners
    Legal and Compliance Aspects of Project Management
    • Where to find requirements for grant-funded projects
    • Project management legal issues
    Developing Project Charters
    • Defining what will be accomplished
    • Knowing how much detail to include
    • Defining constraints
    • Identifying major stakeholders
    Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Identifying planned outcomes
    • Defining the scope of the project
    Planning Projects Effectively
    • Deciding on what will be done
    • How it will be done
    • In what order to do it
    • At what cost
    Managing Scope Creep
    • Involving the stakeholders early
    • Using lessons-learned from previous projects
    • Process for changing scope
    • Setting and managing expectations
    • Monitoring and controlling activities
    Using Status Reports
    • How often?
    • Who to involve?
    • What to include?
    • Determining project health
    Coming Up with a Realistic Project Schedule
    • Determine personnel and other resource requirements
    • Estimate activities and their duration
    • Identify key project milestones
    • Identify final deadlines that must be met
    • Problems with “backing in” to create a project schedule
    • Using Gantt Charts and PERT charts
    Latest Software
    • Which software tools are available
    • What to do if you can’t get the latest and greatest tech tools
    • How to evaluate software tools
    • Defining project goals
    • Agreeing on tangible and intangible deliverables
    • Prioritizing deliverables
    • How to know when deliverables are met
    Closing the Project
    • Documenting what went right and wrong
    • Evaluating the project for lessons learned
    • Finalizing the paperwork
    Managing Stakeholders
    • Conducting a stakeholder analysis
    • Leveraging stakeholder relationships
    • Signs of stakeholder mismanagement
    • Setting and managing expectations
    Tools and Templates You Can Start Using Now
    Hands-On Activities and Exercises

    *Topics subject to change.


    Become certified by completing these simple steps:

    1. Register for the Tribal Project Management Certification Program.

    2. Attend the class.

    3. Pass the qualifying exam within 7 days of finishing the Program.

    The Tribal Project Management Certification Program can also be delivered as an Onsite Program. This onsite program can be delivered for organizations seeking to certify at least seven participants. To discuss onsite training opportunities, please call Falmouth at 800-992-4489, ext. 119.


    To receive your Tribal Project Management Certification, you must pass the online qualifying exam.*

    • The exam consists of 50 multiple choice and true/false questions drawn from the program's course content.
    • In class, you'll receive instructions on how to receive your unique username and password and how to access the exam.
    • You'll have 7 days from the last day of class to access the exam. You must complete the exam in one sitting and you'll receive your results immediately after you submit it.
    • You'll be able to download your certificate showing that you are a Certified Tribal Project Manager (CTPM) as soon as you have passed the exam.
    • If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, you'll have one year to re-test. You may take the exam a total of three times, after which you'll have to register for and attend the Tribal Project Management Certification Program again before you are permitted to re-test. You must pay a $100 exam fee each time you re-register to take the exam. The retest form is available here.

      *Testing accommodations are available to those with a documented disability. Please contact Falmouth at 1-800-992-4489 or info@falmouthinstitute.com to discuss your particular situation. You must request accommodations when you register for the Certification Program for accommodations to be guaranteed.


    Falmouth takes pride in its exceptional faculty. We only work with outstanding trainers who have years of specialized Indian Country experience and who are experts in their fields. You can expect your instructor(s) for this program to deliver top quality training suited to your unique needs as a tribal project manager.

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