The newly revised and updated Managing PHC Projects offered by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association's Educational Foundation will premiere in January 2003.

The "essentials" version of the course will be held Jan. 8-11 in the Washington, D.C., area. Some slots are available, but advance registration will be closing soon.

The "essentials" course is designed for companies looking for ways to increase productivity and boost profits. It also is especially helpful for new business owners or those who may be in line to lead the company in the future. New project managers and foremen who are making the transition from the field to the office will gain the know-how they need to manage projects the right way from the start.

The four-day course includes 40 hours of instruction. Purdue University professor Kirk Alter is the foundation's course director and lead instructor.

An "advanced" version of the course also will be offered in 2003. The advanced course provides an in-depth look at the more complex issues of projects management. Participants will learn about more advanced topics like human resource management and how to use handheld electronic devices to improve communications and the documentation of projects.

In addition to the January "essentials" course, the MPP course will be offered:

    May 20-24, 2003: Essentials of Project Management, Central California
    Aug. 20-23, 2003: Advanced Project Management, Indianapolis, Ind.
For more information, call 800/533-7694 and ask to speak with a PHCC Educational Foundation staff member.