Chapter Events

The San Diego Chapter holds regularly scheduled events. These events offer the opportunity for members and guests to learn about the latest in project management, share and exchange information, network, find job opportunities, and enjoy some refreshments.

Project Management Boot Camp (Online)

June 23, 2020 8:00 AM to June 26, 2020 5:00 PM

Virtual Meeting Online

Project Management Boot Camp - (3.5 units)

Registrations are through the UCSD website using the following link --  

Project Management Boot Camp (3.5 units)

Summer 2020 Project Management courses are eligible for a 20% tuition discount exclusively for PMI San Diego chapter members.

To request your PMI-SD member discount code, please complete request form.

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At UC San Diego Extension, we understand that professionals have a number of reasons for studying, so we have designed course offerings to meet as many of your needs as possible. The courses listed below may be taken individually or as part of Extension’s Professional Certificate in Project Management. Extension’s Project Management program courses provide a practical, hands-on approach to understanding the industry. Traditional in-class, online, and intensive courses are offered throughout the year to meet the needs of our diverse students. If you are interested in completing the full certificate, there are five required courses plus approximately two elective courses. We invite you to join our community of learning professionals.

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AGENDA: Daily (8 am - 5 pm) from 6/23/2020 - 6/26/2020

Get the Project management skills you need in four days

This intensive course will examine the basics of putting together a well-defined, planned, and executed project. Students will learn how to define, plan and execute a project whether the goal is simple or complex; gain the tools and knowledge for delivering projects on time and on budget, while meeting performance specifications; explore the basic components of project management and the project life cycle. This course will also help students determine the correct project through strategic portfolio analysis; create a successful charter; assemble and manage a team; analyze and control risk; monitor project milestones; and close out the project.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the characteristics of a project and be able to contrast it with a business process
  • Understand the challenges of balancing project constraints (i.e., time, cost, scope, quality, and risk)
  • Distinguish the differences between projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Recognize and describe the PMBOK® project management five process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing) and ten knowledge areas
  • Articulate the roles and skill sets of the effective project manager practitioner
  • Specify the ethical responsibilities of the professional project manager
  • Identify those organizations, including the Project Management Institute (PMI), that offer certification programs for project managers and the process for obtaining such certifications
  • Develop awareness of factors that impact projects, including leadership, the organization, team dynamics, and power
  • Work with basic project management documents, such as the project charter, the work breakdown structure (WBS), the project management plan, and the lessons learned report



Instructor - Elese Coit, MSPElese is a business transformation specialist with 20 years of industry leadership in global project and program management. Former Regional Head of Project and Program Management for British Telecom for the US, Canada, and Latin America, Elese’s career has been built on successfully delivering business-critical technology projects, implementing global PMOs and establishing project management centers of excellence across Fortune 500s, government, nonprofits and startups.  

Elese believes project managers create healthy projects by combining project best practice with effective people focus. In assisting companies to bring in new technology and change how they work, Elese integrates project, program and change management to ensure projects deliver real business improvements.
Elese is Managing Principal Consultant at Elese Coit and Associates, based in San Diego, CA. Her company provides change consulting, coaching and training for companies undergoing operational transition and transformation.

Elese teaches Project Management in UCSD Extension’s Business Programs. She also designs and delivers customized in-house training integrating project, program and change management through UCSD Extension Corporate Education.


Education/Professional Development Units (PDU): 35 educational hours / PDUs

Drop Deadline: You can drop most courses at any time before the final class meeting (by 11:59 p.m. on the day before the scheduled end date for online courses) or before final grades are posted, whichever comes first.

Refund Deadline: 6/22/2020 - If you drop a course after the refund deadline, even if you enrolled after that date, you will not receive a refund.