Project Managers face unique situations in the restoration industry: Everything is an emergency, it all needs to be finished yesterday, and nobody wants to pay for it. The Project Manager bears the burden from beginning to end, and while some thrive on adrenaline and others survive on instinct, the good ones succeed through flawless execution. Disaster restoration and damage repair is a rapidly growing and viable career path.
As the restoration industry continues to mature, the demand for more qualified Project Managers will increase. These individuals must to be able to close deals, plan efficiently, communicate effectively, delegate accordingly, and fully comprehend the roles and responsibilities they bear. In keeping pace with the growing needs of their clients and those of the restoration industry, Violand Management Associates (VMA) has introduced the Restoration Project Management Program.
Designed specifically for Project Managers, Estimators, Project Coordinators, and Owner/Operators, this program focuses on developing the fundamental skills necessary to sell, estimate, and manage a restoration project. VMA accomplishes this by starting with the principles of project management and tailoring them to the unique challenges, issues, and opportunities that present themselves in today’s restoration business. Violand Management’s commitment to professional development within the restoration industry is the very foundation for the development of this program. VMA’s Restoration Project Management Program offers a place where advance level learning meets real work experience. They have teamed up with Kent State University to bring in academic authorities and experts in the restoration industry who take project management from principle to application. Graduates of this program will understand and display a higher standard of performance in restoration project management. This standard is what drives production, symbolizes professionalism, and weeds out the competition.
The Restoration Project Management Program is over 50 hours of education packed into 6 weeks. The program opens with 5 weekly webinars and closes with one week of intense classroom instruction at Kent State University. The program concludes with a 200 answer open-book exam. .
VMA recognizes the value of a Project Manager’s time away from work, and has packed an enormous amount of material into the condensed time frame of this program, resulting in a pace that is fast and intense. Each participant will need to be self-motivated, willing to actively participate in the sessions, and able to apply the learned principles throughout the week during the course of his normal job.
VMA is committed to providing a first-rate learning experience. A serious commitment is expected from participants, who will find their investment of time and money well spent. To insure the integrity of the program, participants will be required to complete an application and meet the minimal requirements for admission.
The typical project manager in a restoration company manages approximately $1 - $1.5 million in projects annually. VMA estimates that graduates of this program will increase their capacity and profitability by at least 5%, yielding $50,000 to $75,000 in improved performance within the first year alone. The return on investment is huge and immediate, especially given the modest 3,995 per student tuition for the course. In addition to this, the successful completion of the Restoration Project Management Program meets the Project Management Institute’s educational requirements to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.
Graduates of VMA’s Restoration Project Management Program will receive a diploma in Restoration Project Management from Kent State University and will be invited to attend the Violand Executive Summit, where they will be recognized along with graduates from VMA’s other educational programs.
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