Professional Certificate in

Program Management: Enabling Value Driven Change

Learn How to Manage and Lead Change with Programs

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the day-to-day management skills and fundamentals for the role of programs as the vehicle for delivering business objectives and change, understand the connections between programs and projects in organizations’ ecosystems, and how to lead scaling t
  • Be the Future Leader and Capabilities Integrator for your project team, practice the mechanics of portfolio management, planning for, owning, and sustaining program benefits, and shift how you think long term and connect business opportunities to the stra
  • Using comprehensive real-world coursework, and FAQs, strengthen the Strategy Execution mechanisms, with a holistic solution design that aligns program components, and project managers with the strategy.
  • These program managers’ required courses and course materials for successful projects and programs build collaboration and transparency to remove execution obstacles that affect the speed and quality of decisions and enhance your risk management methodolo
  • Develop the credential and foresight to understand the program life cycle and create program plans with a focus on value, the mindset, skills, and abilities that result in the aspired-to program’s outcomes and benefits.


This certificate program is an advanced step from a project management certificate program that provides the skills needed to execute strategies in the changing world of work. A world that is going through an evolution and quality management is a cornerstone to our execution excellence. This transition is getting faster and more complex. Tomorrow’s leaders and program managers have not been created yet. At the center of their creation is developing the adaptive mindsets that see opportunities in chaos, connect and unite hearts, and apply focused resilient execution that achieves meaningful benefits faster. The future program managers are going to possess the project planning mindset and big picture view, strategic and integration capabilities, and a crystal-clear focus on value. They must be able to achieve this across a set of the moving components of change initiatives.

As leaders, investing in management courses, teach us how program managers must connect project teams and teams of teams, across multiple projects, to discover and deliver sustainable business solutions and create with their teams the next practices. Accomplishing efficient and effective program work for their organization requires information technology, agile project management, digital solutions such as Microsoft Project, and integrative thinking and can be overwhelming without the frameworks, program management tools, and skills that this program management certificate provides.

This certificate takes a global perspective and brings life to the principles and practices of successful program management, including practices that aid scrum masters to deliver with consistency. This enables professionals and their organizations to experience the potential this discipline brings to the way people work. Program participants learn the understanding of how the strategic plans and organizational cultures become more execution aligned and how to enhance the experiences encountered by their customers and other program stakeholders.

A multitude of capabilities around managing and leading change, integration aptitude, strategy execution, and relentless focus on achieving customer centricity and value, will be demonstrated. This gives you the education requirement, help you in exam prep, understanding certificate requirements, and achieving PMI certifications such as the prestigious PgMP.

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Certificate At A Glance

  • Expert Instruction 4 Skill Building Courses
  • Self-Paced Progress at your own speed
  • 4 Months 2 - 3 hours per week
  • $896.40 For the full program experience Regularly $996.00 when paying per-course
  • 40 Professional Development Units (PDUs) Earn PDUs toward your Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Mangement Professional (PMP) certification

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Program Management Fundamentals – Governing with Excellence to Drive Strategic Change

Learn the practices behind program delivery excellence, stretch your ability to connect program stakeholders to purpose, achieve meaningful change, stay focused on the program’s mission, then drive integration successfully across program teams.

The Program Manager – Applying Power Skills and Digital Enablers to Create Continual Change

Learn the practices surrounding the creating of the healthy change culture, explore the power skills future leaders must possess, appreciate how digitalization contributes to program managers’ success, and practice how to balance the human and connected demands for the future of work.

The Program Management Office (PMO) – The Strategy Execution Arm

Learn to create a value-driven way of working that is hybrid and focused on the fitting context for program teams’ success. Explore the skills needed to build risk-based, light governance for making fast, quality decisions; and how the PMO creates the enterprise learning engine for guiding continual program delivery improvements.

Organizational Change Management Framework – Transforming Strategy Execution to Realize Program Value

Learn the key ingredients of realizing programs value, enable the benefits realization practices and discipline, build healthy strategy execution practices, connect the dots across the skills necessary to become a future change scientist, practice creating and testing changes that can be scaled up across the enterprise, and explore and master the techniques for increasing adaptability to meet the ever-increasing speed of change in stakeholder demands.

Job Outlook

  • The average salary for a Senior Program Manager in the U.S. is $138,523. Glassdoor
  • 11% year-over-year growth in job outlook over the next decade in Training and Development Managers ( Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Career prospects include roles such as Program Manager, Senior Program Manager, Director, Product Manager, and Program/Project Executive.


Your Instructor

Al Zeitoun

Dr. Zeitoun is a Future of Work, business optimization, and operational performance excellence thought leader with global experiences in strategy execution.

Corporate Endorsement

  • The Program and Product Managers jobs have never been more demanding. The speed of change in markets and the comprehensive nature of transformation programs require a ‘Spidey Sense’ to balance the discipline and flexibility needed to adapt in real time. Leaders need to be agile, navigate political waters, manage incredible complexity and align diverse stakeholders. I have been in industry for over 30 years and I’ve seen what great looks like, and unfortunately, the consequences when unqualified people run critical programs. University of Maryland’s Professional Certificate in Program Management delivers against the key competencies and skills needed to be great. I highly recommend these courses if you are looking to become the next great Program Manager. Invest in yourself and join the movement to deliver change! Suzanne M. Kopcha , Vice President Strategy, Siemens

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