Pre-Conference Workshop

The 2022 Alabama Governor’s Safety and Health pre-conference is August 25-26 at The Perdido Beach Resort. This year, we’re offering the first step towards earning a new certification: Project Management. This workshop is the first of 3 seminars to gain certification.

Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for leaders who want to perform at a high level, consistently producing superior results. It will benefit new project managers as well as longtime project managers and is ideal for capturing Professional Development Units (PDU’s) to maintain Project Management Professional (PMP) certification requirements.

Why Should I Attend This Workshop?

“Life is really one big project.” Whether you are in an official project manager role or not, you will discover that you carry out project manager duties all of the time. Projects can be defined as organizing/coordinating/completing inspections to updating policies, drafting reports, and ensuring your customers are in compliance with OSHA. Your day-to-day operations demand the completion of projects from conception to implementation in a high-paced environment and we want to help you tackle these duties with a project manager mindset.

The College of Continuing Studies Project Management Certificate program can provide you with the knowledge and skills to strategically plan for proper execution. Upon completing all three of the Project Management series workshops: Developing Project Management Skills, Advanced Project Management with Simulation, and Building & Sustaining Best Practices for Project Management, will earn you a certificate of completion from The University of Alabama, as well as a digital Credly Badge. Not to mention you will have a foundation of knowledge and the skillset to apply project management concepts to drive your team to success.

The pre-conference workshop for this year will give you the opportunity to complete one of the three programs, Building and Sustaining Best Practices with Steve Griffin, PMP. This workshop will teach you to build a best practice methodology and tailor it to your organization to sustain a repeatable, quality project discipline that support process improvement and fosters the application of best practices throughout the organization. Join us as you dive into the project management world and apply it to your career field!

What is Project Management?

The curriculum which aligns with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) framework, is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of concepts. Upon successful completion of the three workshops, participants will be able to demonstrate, by practical application, the concepts and skills inherent in successful project management environments.

What You Will Learn

  • Enhance potential for a successful outcome before the project begins by identifying the statement of work, developing requirements, creating the work breakdown structures, defining the skills necessary for the team composition, scheduling a realistic timeline, budgeting and forecasting long before execution of the project begins.
  • Develop and monitor a risk management plan through risk identification, mitigation by risk development and measuring the effectiveness of the responses.
  • Evaluate progress on identified projects through status reporting, comparing planned versus actual occurrences, measuring and communicating overall performance to key stakeholders.
  • Develop the skills necessary for project and resource management: leading and engaging stakeholders, motivating team members, making decisions, and allocating resources.
  • Demonstrate ability to control the big picture: performance measurement using Earned Value Management (EVA), Schmidt charting, schedule control, and rolling wave development.
  • Understand the project management maturity model, project management methodologies, critical chain schedule development, continuous improvement, Six Sigma concepts, managing multiple projects, and inherited projects.
  • Learn how to monitor risk management processes and attitudes towards risk with risk analysis techniques and tools and planned responses.
  • Analyze the strategic concept of tailoring best practices to fit organizational culture.
  • Focus on project value-adding concepts related to repeatability and consistency, metrics and measurability, correlation and best practices in process improvement.

Workshop Lead


Steve Griffin, PMP

STEVE GRIFFIN has been active in worldwide project management and business analysis in the national and international communities for over thirty years. His decades of knowledge in project management, procurement, resource management, critical chain project management relations, regulatory oversight, engineering, organizational development, government and legal liaisons, highlight his successful career in project management over a wide range of industries.

Register Online

When registering online, you will be taken to our online registration area. The screen will look different from this part of our website and will open in a new window. If you are registering more than one person, each person must have an individual email address to utilize the online registration system. 
To register three or more people from one company, please call registration services at 205-348-3000. 

Register by Phone

Our Registration Services Office is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.  To register by phone, or for inquiries regarding your registration, please call 205-348-3000. 
Need our STAARS Vendor Number? Use VC000118827 for UA College of Continuing Studies.
*Pre-conference workshops will be eligible for certificate credit. For more information, contact Jessica Lewis at