Project Management Instructors and Consultants


Project Management Instructors

 

Instructors make or break the learning experience. Great instructors inspire, challenge, and motivate. Great instructors call on their project management experience to make the course material come alive for students. Great instructors leave a lasting impression.

 

We understand the value of great instructors. We focus on maintaining the very best project management instructor talent.

 

Project Management Consultants

 

Project management is our passion.  Our personnel make projects more efficient, controlling costs, schedules, and work scope without compromising quality. While our project management consultants bring a wealth of experience from a wide array of industries, their real strength often lies in their ability to use project management best practices on projects where no-one has experience.  The more unusual the project, the more value they add.

 

Kevin Archbold, PMP, PMI-SP

 

Kevin has over 25 years of project management experience with large and small organizations in a variety of industries, including automotive, nuclear, telecommunications, trucking, IT, recruiting, mining, construction, and government.   Kevin has presented at local and national levels within the Project Management Institute (PMI), is the winner of a local chapter PMI Project of the Year Award, and is a former president of the PMI Tucson Chapter.

 

Mari Diffley, PMP

 

Mari has over 25 years of project management experience across many industries, including international trade, manufacturing, technology, retail, non-profits and government.  She has managed projects of all sizes and complexity.  Mari regularly presents to small and large audiences, and brings practical real world experience to the classroom. She has a passion for helping people learn and apply the tools and techniques of project management.

 

Sal Thompson, PMP

 

Sal has over 25 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies, including managing projects with local and globally distributed teams. She teaches project management at a variety of regional colleges, as well as being a sought-after instructor for corporate on-site courses across many industries. She particularly enjoys providing her students tools and techniques they can use the next day to be more successful in their careers.

 

Ralph Kliem, PMP

 

Ralph has over 25 years of experience with Fortune 500, public service, and small firms in business management and information systems.  He is a former adjunct project management faculty member with Seattle Pacific University, Bellevue Community College, and City University. He has published over 250 articles on business, communications, and information systems topics, and has authored or co-authored 15 books on project management-related topics.

 

Kim Ralls, PMP

 

Kim is a results-oriented project management professional with over 20 years experience in project and program management. His expertise includes program management, project management, business continuity and disaster recovery, financial and budget management, retail operations, and product definition. He has led virtual/geographically dispersed teams both domestically and internationally, and currently teaches for a number of local organizations.

 

Joan Watson

 

Joan has over 25 years of experience with project management, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server.  Her current principal focus is Microsoft Project Server, which she has implemented and configured for a host of large and small companies, in concert with PMI best practices.  Joan’s passion is to help companies understand how to use this robust tool effectively, to impact portfolio, program and project selection, and to facilitate growth and productivity. She presents regularly at local and national events, has been recognized as a Top 100 AV video multimedia producer, and is currently serving as adjunct faculty in the Library Science Media Production graduate program at the College of St. Catherine’s.