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New Round of Project Managers Showcase Skills

August 14, 2019

Congratulations to the 35 participants who completed the Freese and Nichols Project Manager Certification course.

The final step, Presentation Day on Aug. 7, featured learning on multiple levels. In seven different rooms across the Fort Worth office, course participants took turns presenting a project to panels of senior leadership members. Presenters explained the project, its hurdles, client-relations expectations, internal and external communications, Key Focus Indicators and lessons learned. Reviewers — including direct supervisors, division managers, principals and vice presidents — then asked questions and shared perspectives and additional tips for success as a project manager.

The certification course included four day-long workshops plus homework: videos, assessments and surveys. Several participants said the assessments helped them examine and improve on their own management style. Gathering in Fort Worth for the presentations gave staff another chance to spend time with company leaders and colleagues from across the company.

 Alan Greer, Chief Business Development Officer-Infrastructure, Fort Worth, served as a reviewer for the presentations and also offered feedback. 

“It’s great to know the high quality of PMs we’re bringing up,” he said. “The future of the company depends on the growth of people like you.”

The reviewers and managers took the participants to lunch afterward to celebrate and share more wisdom.

Georgia engineer Ryan Ellena said he enjoyed learning more about reinforcing great customer service.

“I really enjoyed the discussion on how to avoid scope creep on projects while maintaining client relationships. It’s helpful in getting the different speakers’ expertise on different techniques when working with clients.”

Project Manager certification is just one of the many professional development opportunities Freese and Nichols offers its employees.

The reviewers and managers took the participants to lunch afterward to celebrate and share more wisdom.

Project Manager certification is just one of the many professional development opportunities Freese and Nichols offers its employees.

  • If you're pursuing a degree or other college-level studies, you might be eligible to receive up to $15,000 toward your expenses. 
  • Freese and Nichols will pay 100 percent of your dues for you to join one technical or professional organization, or 50 percent of your dues to join two. 
  • Freese and Nichols will also help you earn your license or certification.  Depending on the level of recognition, you may be reimbursed for exam fees or study materials and receive a spot bonus when you pass the exam. 
  • Even more resources for professional development are provided through Freese and Nichols University, including courses, targeted training (including APM, client rep certification, leadership development and new manager training), mentoring, digital media assets, group development, client training and more. 
  • Learn more about professional development opportunities at Freese and Nichols here