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CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE IN DSM PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to excel as a demand-side management professional. In a cohort-based program, you complete 6 courses and a Capstone project to earn the Certificate of Excellence in DSM Program Management. The Certificate provides prospective employers, or utilities as customers, the assurance that you have the essential knowledge required to manage demand-side management programs, and the skills required to succeed. To clarify the intent of this educational program – this is an assessment-based certificate program that will provide the learning outcomes as described. This is not a Certification program that requires ongoing fees or professional development hours to maintain; nor does it provide post-nominal letters or initials.
Phoenix, AZ - March 24-27, 2020
Philadelphia, PA - August 4-7, 2020
Courses 1 to 4 are completed online while courses 5, 6 and the Capstone project will be delivered on location.
Each online course takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete and will be made available 6 weeks prior to the in-person training. Contact us for more information.
Energy. We use it every day, but why is it important? Who uses it? How is it generated and transmitted to end users? This course will enable DSM program managers to answer these foundational questions. By completing this course, you will be able to:
You may work in the demand-side management industry, but do you know how this industry, or even utilities for that matter, came about? This course helps DSM program managers understand basic industry fundamentals, including its origins and the complex relationship between regulation and operations. By completing this course, you will be able to:
Much has changed to the traditional utility business model over the past decade. This course is designed to enable DSM program managers to understand how utilities traditionally operate (make money) and how their traditional operations are being disrupted through the advent of new policies and technologies. By completing this course, you will be able to:
Contract management matters, especially so for a demand-side management program manager who uses contract vehicles to manage and execute all their work. This course instructs attendees on the best practices in contract, budget, change, and risk management necessary for successful project and program management. By completing this course you will be able to:
Course 5: DSM Program Cycle 1
The demand-side management program cycle is an iterative process, one that is tracked, measured, and improved over time. We will introduce this process to DSM program managers during this course, which will outline the origins, significance, and future implications of DSM, and the importance of economics in all aspects of the DSM program cycle. This course will also cover the first of the three DSM program cycle components, that of program planning and design. By completing this course you will be able to:
Course 6: DSM Program Cycle 2
DSM program managers can expect to learn about the remaining two components of the DSM program cycle, which includes implementation and evaluation. Although two very different components, DSM program managers will learn of the complex yet strategically significant relationship between the two. By completing this course you will be able to:
The AESP DSM Program Management Capstone is a project that directly reinforces the information learned in the trainings and requires individuals to apply these skills to a real-world professional scenario. It is worked on collaboratively as a team and must be completed to receive the program manager certificate.
To receive the Certificate of Excellence in DSM Program Management, you must complete all 6 modules, the capstone project and pass all module tests with an 80% or higher.
You can earn up to 1.6 CEUs for passing all 6 courses.
$1999 or 10 points - AESP member
$2499 - Non-member
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The Certificate of Excellence was developed by the Cadmus team which includes ILLUME Advising, Dunsky Energy Consulting and Grounded Research.