The Stanford Advanced Project Management Program (SAPM) is an executive education certificate program offered by the Stanford Center for Professional Development that teaches managers in a variety of fast-paced industries how to use the concepts, methods and tools of project management to execute their organizations’ strategic initiatives efficiently, effectively and reliably. The courses that comprise the SAPM certificate are taught in open enrollment format on-campus, delivered to groups of managers at company sites, or can be taken online via digital streaming video.
SAPM was launched in 1999 and has grown rapidly so that there are now almost 8,000 graduates. SAPM received the 2005 Distinguished Non-Credit Program Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education. The award is an international honor that recognizes unique achievement and innovation in the delivery of continuing higher education.
Stanford Global Projects Center Director Dr. Ray Levitt was the founder Stanford Advanced Project Management Program and continues to serve as its Academic Director. Dr. Levitt earned his BSCE at Witwatersrand University and his MSCE and Ph.D. at Stanford University. He served on the MIT CE faculty from 1975-80 before moving to Stanford in 1980. He teaches undergraduate, graduate and executive education classes in strategy, organization design and governance for development of capital facilities and other project-based endeavors.