Registration Information

Next Offering: May 20-Jun. 23, 2024


Registration Deadline: May 6, 2024.

Registration must meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Cost: $600

​Course Length: 5 weeks

Course Resources

Success Guide: This 100% online course requires access to a computer, 8-10 hours a week, and your professional support network.

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Upcoming Courses

Oct 7 - Nov. 10, 2024
Sept. 23, 2024 registration deadline

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


Program and project management skills are crucial for any successful utility vegetation management practitioner. Whether your role is to plan and manage the UVM program at the utility level or whether your role is to implement the UVM projects at the contractor or consultant level, a shared vision is required to get the job done successfully. This course introduces the fundamental program and project management processes related to UVM best practices. You will also acquire a systems and business process thinking approach and understand how organizational strategy, structure, and culture can impact and align within UVM. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain and demonstrate strategic management and decision-making as related to UVM.
  • Explain program and project stakeholder and communication management.
  • Explain scope management, financial management, quality management, schedule and recourse management, risk management, and procurement management process.


This 5-week course is 100% online using a combination of tutorials, discussions, and projects. All course work is delivered asynchronously, i.e. no set meeting times.

Participants can expect to spend 8-10 hours per week completing the assigned tasks. 

Target Audience/Pre-requisites 

This course is designed for utility vegetation management professionals or individuals looking to enter the field. Previous experience with utility vegetation management, arboriculture, or forestry is beneficial but not required.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Leadership and Organizations course. 

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