Dhananjay Gokhale | Project Management Mentor
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Personal coaching for Certification Courses :

PMP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-ACP® and such certifications

Many times few participants are not able to attend the sessions in a bigger group in our workshops due one or more of the following reasons:

And hence I have created an option of Personal Coaching for such participants. Personal coaching mode is a solution given to beat the above constraints.

1. Would there be only one participant or more than one? How many?
  Personal coaching is conducted for minimum 1 to maximum 4 participants at a time. As per the requirement, we can conduct facilitation for single participant or for a small group. For larger group, dedicated workshop is advisable.
2. How would it satisfy the formal contact hours of learning?
  PMI requires specific number of contact hours of formal training. We as a Registered Education Provider of PMI can award these hours. These hours are covered with the actual contact hours of interactions with the facilitators, assignments, discussions on assignments which Participant completes at home and submit to the Training facilitator. This together satisfies the formal contact hours of learning.
3. How your personal coaching is different that e-learning?
  The fundamental difference is "facilitator's presence" in personal coaching. A dedicated faculty will be available. The entire training is led by the facilitator either in physical presence or virtually through SKYPE call or telephonic conference call. It is extremely interactive. The queries, issues, and problems in any area of the course will be answered by the facilitator in real time.
4. What is the schedule? How many hours in total? How many days?
  This schedule is flexible and customized based on the participant's availability. We insist to spread the facilitation from 2 to 11 days. And avoid the spread beyond 11 days. The duration however can be self-paced or pre-decided. The objective is to provide the flexible time as per participant's requirement. It is therefore mutually decided after the initial call.
5. Would quality of personal coaching be less as compared to classroom with more participants?
  The contents – cases, illustrations, examples, and assignments are at par and mostly similar with those conducted in full-day workshops. The facilitators are experienced in the area of facilitation and have substantial experience in Workshop coaching. In the workshop, more group interaction is expected whereas in 1:1 coaching focus is on the time flexibility and dedicated coaching effort. Quality of the facilitation is not compromised and the learning level will be at par with the workshop facilitation.
6. Is there any session plan available for the personal coaching session?
  Yes. The session plan is available and it can be shared after the initial discussion with the participant is done in order to understand the requirement. The plan is flexible and can be amended to satisfy the participants' needs.
7. Where can I get the information about the examination?
  Personal coaching includes a session of 25 minutes for examination related information. Detailed information along with the sample template of application and direction to fill the application are all provided to the participant after the enrolment. You can get complete information from http://www.pmi.org/certifications/process and if you need further information or have queries we will be more than happy to talk to you on the same. You can contact us on Contact details given below.
8. What are the fees for personal coaching? Why there is difference in workshop fees and personal coaching fees?
  The personal coaching is a flexible time mode coaching made available for single participant or for a small group. The logistic and facilitation efforts are dedicated and molded as per the requirement. Regular workshop is training program where in 20 participants together attend the workshop on set date time and venue is predefined, whereas for personal coaching our facilitator take up session with customized schedule with date –time based on convenience of the participants. As compared to this customization, the fees are extremely less. Most Important: the additional fees are specifically set aside for donations and assistance to needy class in the society for education purpose.
9. How would I receive the course material?
  We send across the soft copy of the training material over email. We make some contents available in the downloadable form. In case when a personal coaching is conducted in physical presence, we give the hard copy of the training manuals. The material is shared once the participants confirm the registration by paying the fees.
10. Will I have to come in person or would there be any other way possible?
  In-person sessions are available. In case in-person option is not feasible, the sessions will occur over internet using video call or Skype.
11. Which all cities the coaching is available? I am based out of India. Can I get the coaching?
  In –person coaching is available in Pune and Mumbai. For the rest of India and World, Video call sessions are arranged.
12. I am travelling to India/Pune in future. Can you arrange coaching for me?
  Yes. Call us with your requirement and we can come up with the schedule.
13. For which examinations the personal coaching is available?
  The coaching is available for Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) examinations certified by Project Management Institute, USA. We are registered education provider (REP) for these examinations.
14. Is it mandatory to attend the entire coaching? Can I refresh knowledge for a part if I have done the workshop earlier? How much would cost that?
  For the first time participant, it is required to attend the entire coaching as the certificate can be issues only after completing the entire course learnings. If you have earlier done the workshop and want to refresh only a part of the session, you can come up with the requirement. The fees will be decided based on your requirement.
15. I am currently out of India. How can we sync the time for coaching if we are in different time-zones?
  We can mutually decide the suitable time for the participant and the facilitator. Video calls during early morning or late evenings can be scheduled.
16. Can I claim PDUs to renew my PMP or PgMP or any other PMI credential if I complete personal coaching for PMI-ACP?
  If you hold a PMI certification, you can claim the PDUs for personal coaching sessions. Number of PDUs that you can claim depends on your session plan. In addition, you can also purchase the DVDs/Books available at <link> to earn extra PDUs.
17. Do you conduct mock exams or have portal for participant to take up mock exams?
  We provide mock tests in PDF format as well as links to the online mock exams are provided.
18. Do I get post session assistance and guidance?
  Yes absolutely! We do provide post session assistance over email, WhatsApp and phone call. You can send us your queries and our team get backs to you for the same. We believe in being buddy with the participant. We really want to you be through in concept and the examination should be a by-product.
19. How can I make payment for the coaching? Would there be any discount?
  You can pay the fees by online transfer using the links.
 
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We do consider discount once we have a word with the participant. For any queries about the fees and contents, please contact

Or you may also transfer by electronically or by deposit to the following account.

ICICI

Bank : ICICI Bank Limited
Account Name : Dhananjay Gokhale
Account No. : 003901019778
Branch : Ghole road, Shivajinagar, Pune
IFSC/NEFT Code : ICIC0000039