Course Description

This workshop offers an overview of the key components and activities associated with program development and project management. Practical application is emphasized and, as such, participants will be expected to work in small groups to develop an agreed upon program and project management plan. Day one of the workshop focuses on program development within a logic model framework and days two and three are focused on project management. Participants interested in learning about project management at an introductory level will benefit from this workshop. It is not designed for individuals who have extensive project management experience. Participants will be exposed to all relevant phases of program development and project management, current trends and expectations of funders.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop the participants will understand:

  • Program development and planning cycles.
  • How programs are tied to the organization’s mission.
  • How planning teams and project management teams are developed.
  • The value and importance of engaging community partners.
  • Documentation requirements.
  • How to establish clear program direction, goals and objectives.
  • How to establish project parameters, task allocations, time estimates and required resources.
  • Key elements of project control including establishing milestones and means of communication.
  • How to establish indicators of success for outcome evaluation purposes.

To maximize relevance, participants are encouraged to bring examples of programs they have developed or projects they have managed and/or programs to be developed and current/future projects.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Program Development and Project Management April Kitchener
Workshop Remote
M, T, W
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Apr 26, 2021 to Apr 28, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $450.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Helen Mullen-Stark, MSW

For our 2020/2021 program, all in-person workshops are being live streamed through Zoom. Once the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, these workshops will once again be held in person at our Kitchener location at 120 Duke Street West.

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