The ABC Project Management Institute is a premier education and professional development opportunity for future project management leaders. Developed by experienced contractors and Kirk Alter, a nationally recognized subject matter expert with decades of project management experience, this course is designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s contractors.

This highly interactive rapid paced course focuses on project management essentials using real and relevant examples and case studies. Participants will obtain the management tools and skills needed for individual success and a positive impact to their organization while gaining a comprehensive understanding of successfully handling all aspects of project management.

This program is 80 hours of instruction in two non-concurrent 40-hour sessions with an interim period between classes for applied assignments and reporting. Classes are in session from 8 a.m. through 9 p.m. and include a welcome dinner and a closing graduation banquet. Class size is limited to 24 participants to provide an interactive experience and to allow the instructor to be fully available to the attendees.

“I have attended multiple ABC educational programs in the past, so there was a high bar for the ABC Project Management Institute. This program exceeded my expectations and I’d encourage, any project manager or estimator to attend.” -Attendee Testimonial

Quick Facts Sheet

About The Course

The ABC Project Management Institute is 80 hours of instruction in two non-concurrent 40-hour sessions with an interim period between classes for applied assignments and reporting. This intensive management education program is held across the nation at ABC Chapters by Kirk Alter. Classes are in session from 8:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. with a welcoming dinner and reception on Tuesday evening and a closing graduation banquet at the end of the course. Class size is limited to provide an interactive experience and to allow the faculty to be fully available to the attendees.

Course Information

The ABC Project Management Institute was designed by and specifically for today's contractors. Owners, project managers, estimators, and any employee involved in managing projects are recommended to attend.  Refer to the following on why it is beneficial to attend these courses:

- Attendees will learn how to utilize and develop tools that will improve profitability and productivity as well as increase customer satisfaction.
- Interactive course focused on application.
- Class specifically focuses on project management - using real examples and case studies.
- Participants will obtain management tools that will positively impact their firm.

Course Material

While all written course materials and manuals are provided, attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet computer for ease of reviewing the materials and assignments during the session. Attendees will be given assignments to complete in the interim between weeks 1 and 2 that are considered a part of the course curriculum. Participants choosing not to complete the interim assignments may be denied a completion certificate.

For more information, download the quick facts sheet below. 

Quick Facts Sheet

Schedule of Course

Week 1
Monday evening: Opening dinner from 6 - 8 pm
Tuesday - Friday: Class from 8 am – 9 pm 

Week 2
Tuesday - Friday: Class from 8 am – 9 pm (Closing Dinner Friday Evening)

For more information or questions regarding the ABC Project Management Institute, contact Haley Moyers at [email protected] or 202-595-1974.

2022 Sessions

Below are the chapters that will be hosting an ABC Project Management Institute session in 2022. Each chapter will have a course location and hotel room block reserved for registrants. Any ABC member can attend any of the available sessions below. 

ABC Keystone Chapter Session  SOLD OUT!
135 Shellyland Rd
Manheim, PA 17545

Week 1: May 16-20
Week 2: July 19-22
ABC Southern California Chapter Session
1400 Kellogg Dr, Suite A
Anaheim, CA 92807

Week 1: August 15-19
Week 2: Oct. 4-7
ABC Carolinas Chapter Session
610 Minuet Lane
Charlotte, NC 28217

Week 1: August 29-Sept. 2
Week 2: Oct. 31-Nov. 4
ABC Empire State Chapter Session - Rochester Office 
2672 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Week 1: Oct.17- 21
Week 2: Nov. 29 - Dec. 2

Hotel Information
Room blocks for the ABC Project Management Institute will be reserved for each session with a dedicated room rate. 

As a reminder, attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel and travel for their session.


Kirk Alter, professor emeritus at Purdue University and president at Fast Management Inc.

Registration Information
To maintain the intimate, hands-on learning environment, space is limited. Most sessions sell out within days of open registration. Only prepaid registrations are guaranteed.

$4,400 per registrant— includes instruction, course materials, student manual, attendance certificates and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during both course sessions. Full payment must be received one week before the start of the session. Payment must be completed via credit card, we no longer accept checks

If you have any questions or concerns, email Haley Moyers at [email protected] or (202) 595-1974.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made up to 1 month prior to the start of the first session will be offered a refund (less a $100 processing fee) or a transfer credit towards a future ABC Project Management Institute. Cancellations made less than 1 month prior to the start of the first session (including no-shows) cannot be refunded or transferred. Registrants who have attended the first session but are unable to attend the second session will forfeit their space and registration fee. ABC reserves the right to cancel programs with low enrollment up to 21 days prior to the course start date.

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