Tools and Knowledge to Help Your Project Managers Succeed Your Way 
Looking to retain promising talent? Or prepare key staff for new responsibilities?
Help them develop into confident, forward-thinking project management professionals with two courses that look beyond their current project experience.
Accelerate your PM's value ...
… We get it. Foundational skills are important. What's also important is that the new knowledge gained works seamlessly with current firm processes and protocols.

ACEC's Project Management Training
 will help these new project managers gain skills and confidence in their job that will fit your unique workflow specifications and become more responsive, valued members of your firm. 
Combines the convenience of flexible online learning with live and lively weekly discussions


ACEC's Project Management Training provides a convenient and cost-effective way to build project management expertise - with little or no disruption to billable staff time.

These 9-module courses combine the scheduling ease of video learning and the immediacy and intensity of a live classroom. 
  • Access recorded lectures anytime via computer, tablet, or smartphone 
  • Attend live discussions with instructor and classmates weekly via WebEx
  • Take quizzes and work together on group assignments
A minimum of 36 PDHs will be offered to participants who attend both courses and complete all assignments.



-Meet Your Instructors-


Howard Birnberg
- President of Birnberg & Associates, Monterey, CA
- Executive Director, Assn for Project Managers
- Former lecturer at Harvard University, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois-Chicago, Northwestern University, and University of California, Berkeley
- Author of Project Management for Designers and Facilities Managers, 4th ed.
- Former columnist for Civil + Structural Engineer magazine


Schedule at a Glance

An Interactive Project Management Training Course 
What if I miss a weekly discussion?
Each live discussion will be recorded and available to watch later if you're unable to join us live.


Frequently Asked Questions

ACEC Webinar Attendee
Project Manager in Training

"I have enjoyed signing in to each live discussion as well as networking with my group to gather ideas on the case studies. I especially like the case study aspect of the course as some of the studies are eye-openers!"

Module 1
Course Structure & Operation
Module 2
Skill Assessment: 
Management Concepts & Client Needs
Module 3
Initiating and Managing Project Management 
Module 4
Why Projects Fail
Module 5
Managing Multiple Projects
Module 1
Course Structure & Operation
Module 2
Project Management Team 
& Processing Concepts
Module 3
Planning & Management Concepts
Module 4
The Project Team Manager
Module 5
Soft Skills






How much time should I set aside for this class?
You can expect to spend about 2 hours each week watching pre-recorded presentations, completing the case study, and participating in the live discussion.
What if I have questions outside the weekly online discussion time?
You're welcome to reach out to the instructors via phone and email with any questions during the 9-week class. 
What past attendees say ...
PM 201 Begins March 16, 2020
Registration Limited to 25 Participants

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Module 6
Controlling Design Costs & Scope Creep Part 1
Module 7
Controlling Design Costs & Scope Creep Part 2
Module 8
Working Internationally
Module 9
Managing Project Risk
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Barry LePatner
- Founder of LePatner & Associates LLP, New York, NY
- 30+ years of advising on business and legal issues affecting the real estate, design, and construction industries
- Author of Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward
- Author of Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets: How to Fix America’s Trillion-Dollar Construction Industry
- Co-Author of Structural and Foundation Failures
Andrew Mendelson, FAIA
- Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Management Officer at Berkley Design Professional, Chicago, IL
- Design industry leader in the area of risk management and contracts
- Nearly four decades of experience as a licensed architect and firm principal
- Since 2013, Mendelson has directed Berkley Design Professional’s efforts to provide design professionals with leading-edge, risk and practice management resources, tools and training
Pedro Amaral
- Managing Director, EFD - Engineered and Fully Developed, Lisbon, Portugal
- Portuguese / Canadian 
- 30+ years international experience 
- Worked as a manager top US & UK consulting firms and US infrastructure owners
-$20b of project experience in North America, Europe, and Middle East
Project Management 101: Laying the Foundation for Superior Project Managers

Project Management 201: Advancing the Skills of Superior Project Managers
How will the small groups be organized?
Groups will be anywhere from 3-6 people and will be organized by time zone to make meeting easier to schedule.



Can I sign up for just one course? And is participation in Project Management 101 required to take Project Management 201?

While it does build on Project Management 101, there are no class or experience requirements to enroll in Project Management 201. It's up to you to assess your skill level and determine whether you should enroll in one or both courses.



$1,045 ACEC Members 
$1,345 Non-Members

Laying the Foundation for Superior Project Managers

Project Management 101 

Begins January 13, 2020

Registration is Closed


Register for both Project Management classes 
and save 30% on PM 201

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Complete Training

 Tuition Total
$1,776 ACEC Members 
$2,284 Non-Members

Project Management 101 will be lead by Howard Birnberg, but as the subject matter expands in Project Management 201, so will the number of faculty.

Module 6
Working with Engineering/
Architectural Firms
Module 7
Scoping, Budgeting, Monitoring, & Billing
Module 8
Project Quality & Risk Management
Module 9
Staffing & Scheduling

Advancing the Skills of Superior Project Managers

Project Management 201 

$1,045 ACEC Members 
$1,345 Non-Members
 Begins March 16, 2020

Registration is Open

Project Management 101

Project Management 201

Project Management 101 & 201


Project Management 201


Build Engineering-Focused Project Management Skills

ACEC Webinar Attendee
Project Manager in Training

"I found this seminar useful and pertinent. The real-world examples made the material come alive.

I really enjoyed the content in each module and have noticed a difference in my planning and decisions."