PDU Training

At 1st Choice Project Management Training we offer a variety of Management and Leadership classes in addition to PMP® and CAPM® training help you throughout your career. In addition we can develop an entire Management and Training curriculum specifically tailored for your organization. While most of our Management and Leadership classes are on-site corporate training we can offer group training with a minimum number of attendees. Generally, the minimum number of attendees would need to be between four and six depending on the location, length and topics.

All of our Management and Leadership classes meet the PMI’s Talent Triangle requirements for PDU’s needed as continuing education to keep the PMP® Certification.

A sample of our course offerings are listed below:

Technical Project Management:

  • Excel yourself in Project Management
  • Critical components of a successful project
  • Engage your stakeholders
  • Effective communication

Leadership: 

  • Conflict management
  • Effective team building – Strategies for remote teams
  • Lessons Learned and how to act upon them!
  • Effective meeting strategies
  • Managing and leading people through Change
  • Train your Senior Management
  • Soft skills all leaders must have
  • Emotional intelligence & empathy
  • Motivation & engagement
  • Critical thinking
  • Working with people and building trust
  • Effective delegation, coaching and giving feedback

Strategic and Business Management: 

  • Fundamentals of strategic planning, analysis and alignment
  • Benefits management & realization
  • Aligning projects with organizational strategy
  • Business models and structures
  • Benchmarking and competitive analysis
  • Customer relationship and satisfaction
  • SWOT analysis
  • Project recovery

Please contact us for more information

PDU Training FAQs

What is PDU training?

Professional Development Units (PDUs) are a form of continuing education credits that are required to maintain all PMI (Project Management Institute) certifications. PDUs can be earned through a variety of training and development activities, including attending conferences, taking courses, and participating in webinars or other professional development opportunities. At 1st Choice Project Management Training, we offer a variety of PDU courses that can be customized to your organization’s needs.

How many PDUs can I claim for training?

The number of PDUs (Professional Development Units) you can claim for training depends on the type and duration of the training. For example, attending a one-hour webinar or online course typically earns one PDU, while attending a full-day conference or training course can earn up to eight PDUs. You can earn PDUs through a variety of activities, including attending conferences, taking courses, and participating in webinars or other professional development opportunities.

How many hours is 1 PDU?

One PDU (Professional Development Unit) is equal to one hour of qualifying professional development activity. This can include activities such as attending conferences, taking courses, and participating in webinars or other professional development opportunities.

How do I get into PDU?

You can earn PDUs (Professional Development Units) by participating in qualifying professional development activities, such as attending conferences, taking courses, and participating in webinars or other professional development opportunities. You can log your PDUs in your PMI (Project Management Institute) account and track your progress towards maintaining your certification.

How many PDU is a course?

The number of PDUs (Professional Development Units) you can earn for a course depends on the duration and content of the course. Typically, one hour of training equals one PDU, but some courses may offer more or fewer PDUs depending on the intensity and depth of the training.

What is the benefit of a PDU?

Earning PDUs (Professional Development Units) has several benefits, including maintaining your PMI (Project Management Institute) certification, demonstrating your commitment to ongoing professional development, and improving your skills and knowledge in project management. PDUs can also help you stay up to date on the latest trends and practices in project management and enhance your career prospects.

How long are PDUs valid?

PDUs (Professional Development Units) are valid for up to three years from the date they are earned. To maintain your PMI (Project Management Institute) certification, you must earn a certain number of PDUs during each three-year certification cycle as follows:
·         PMP: 60 PDUs
·         PMI-ACP: 30 PDUs
·         CAPM: 15 PDUs

What is an example of PDU?

An example of a Professional Development Unit (PDU) is attending a one-hour webinar on a project management topic, which would typically earn one PDU. Other examples include attending conferences, taking courses, participating in webinars or other professional development opportunities, and contributing to the project management community through volunteering or writing articles.

How do PDUs work?

PDUs (Professional Development Units) are a way to track and quantify professional development activities that are related to project management. PDUs are used to maintain PMI (Project Management Institute) certification and can be earned by participating in a variety of training and development activities, including attending conferences, taking courses, and participating in webinars or other professional development opportunities.

What are the different types of PDU?

The different types of PDUs (Professional Development Units) include those earned through formal education, such as attending courses and conferences, as well as those earned through self-directed learning, such as reading books and articles and participating in webinars or other online training. PDUs can also be earned through giving presentations or writing articles related to project management.