​Registration Information

Next Course Dates: Sept 11 - Nov 19, 2023

Registration Closed. 

Cost: $1050 

Length of Course: 10 weeks

Course Resources

Success Guide: This 100% online course requires access to a computer, 10-15​ hours a week, and your professional support network. 

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Cancellation Policy

Written requests received prior to the course start date will be granted a full refund. Requests received within the first week of class will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted to requests received after the first week of classes. To receive a refund send a written request to the Wisconsin Forestry Center. ​




​Course Information


This course focuses on the program and project management processes involved with managing compliance, stakeholders, communication, and documentation. The utility vegetation management industry is guided by a spectrum of governing authorities, ranging in risk level from legal requirements to internal standard operating procedures. Stakeholders play an important role in the development of your UVM program plan and impact the way you will implement and manage that program. Communication and documentation are key. This course will provide you with a hands-on approach to practice the management processes using effective tools and techniques to manage the risks.

Learning Objectives:

  • ​​Differ​entiate program and project management parameters regarding UVM domains.
  • ​Define a program governance model and program strategy related to utility vegetation management. 
  • Analyze a program compliance plan that explains compliance parameters, risk assessment, actions, and accountability strategies.
  • Develop communication strategies for different types of stakeholders based on their attributes.
  • Develop recordkeeping policies and procedures to ensure accurate and complete documentation for your UVM program.​​


This 10-week course is 100% online using a combination of tutorials, discussions, and projects.

Target Audience/Pre-requisites 

This course is designed for utility vegetation management professionals or individuals looking to enter the field who are willing to form a partnership with a utility to get the information needed for the course. Previous experience with utility vegetation management, arboriculture, or forestry is beneficial but not required.

Pre-requisite: successful completion of Foundations of UVM Certificate or UVM Program Management Fundamentals course.

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