Customized Training

Pathfinder is the first independent training institution dedicated solely to project management and related technology. We offer continuing education programs focused directly on the participants' actual working environment and project characteristics as opposed to often abstract, generic off-the-shelf programs. Our Customization Process has proven to be efficient and effective in developing the optimum program for your project personnel. Our program directors and instructors implement your program based on your schedule. This translates into higher participant satisfaction, greater retention and improved skill application. 

 "Over the last three years Pathfinder has provided outstanding training and guidance for our early career Project Managers.  Jimmy and Steve have gone above and beyond to fulfill the requirements necessary to make the training world class.  As one of our training sessions with Pathfinder happened to fall during the Covid Pandemic, Pathfinder was able to not only create a training program to run virtual (previously was in-person) but ensured the experience was the same if not better for the participants."
Amy Cernauskas, General Electric

We can conduct courses at our Training Center, at your facility or online for a unique virtual experience, giving you the option of virtually eliminating hotel and travel related expenses. Your colleagues will be rewarded and motivated by the creation of an environment where learning and success are synonymous.


Particular attention is paid to customizing our training programs for both the individual and the corporation. Pathfinder’s broad and flexible curriculum builds professionalism through exposure to the full range of project management applications, technological advances, and management trends. Program designs extend from fundamental principles through advanced, sophisticated application techniques. 

Mastering the ability to quickly adjust subject matter or entire training programs to a particular industry and to recognize specific company philosophy and needs, has made Pathfinder a unique and powerful educational resource. Working in close collaboration with the sponsoring organization and training staffs, our faculty can design customized training programs to meet general as well as specific goals. 

Customization Process

Our worldwide customized training is offered in the following tracks described below. These subjects present Project Management methodologies, principles and practices as they relate to various process and construction industries and project types. They address special characteristics and incorporate the latest trends and developments of these vital business sectors. 


These subjects focus on all primary skill areas of Project Management, providing a solid background of principles and applications involved. Sources include Project Management Body of Knowledge standards (PMBOK), "Best Practices" as identified by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) as well as Pathfinder and client experiences. 

  • Project Management
  • Scope Management
  • Engineering and Design
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Contracting 
  • Cost Engineering 
  • QA and QC 
  • Safety 
  • Project Control 
  • Materials Management 
  • Construction Management 
  • Industrial Relations 
  • Financial/Accounting 
  • Commissioning and Start-Up  


These subjects cultivate leadership, effective communications, organization and management skills essential for individual career growth. They complement Project Management implementation and practice. 

  • Communications
  • Computer Support 
  • Human Resources 
  • Organization 
  • Report Writing 
  • Situational Analysis

These subjects cover advanced conceptual Project Management skills needed to effectively deal with special situations. They offer proven methods and techniques for complex problem-solving. 

  • Decision Analysis 
  • Negotiation 
  • Participative Management 
  • Project Diagnostics 
  • Project Financing 
  • Project Management for Executives