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Darya Duma is a Senior Trainer and Consultant and member of Procept's Management Advisory Board. She has been designing and leading training courses in Project Management theory and application for 20 years and providing consulting services in project management for 15 years. She creates Project Management training for delivery by herself and others, designs PM frameworks and methodologies for clients, coaches and facilitates schedule development, Microsoft Project deployment, and scheduling template development, and facilitates the implementation of PM practices. Darya teaches at Queens University, and has designed courses for Bruce Power LP, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ontario Power Generation, National Energy Board, Vale and University of Toronto. She is one of our Microsoft Project instructor/consultants. She is Program Director for our 10-day Mechanical Contracting Project Management course for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada. Darya is active in ISO/TC 258 on projects, programmes and portfolio management, specifically as the Canadian delegate to Working Group 2 on governance of projects, programmes and portfolios, and is the Vice-Chair of the ISO/TC 258 Canadian Mirror Committee.

Darya was a practicing Project Manager for over 10 years, first in “hard” projects managing industrial elevator installations with a mechanical contractor, and then in “soft” projects developing national and international standards with CSA International. A few of the projects that she has managed include providing elevators for Hibernia GBS, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Ontario Hydro, Alberta Power, and Vancouver Port. More recently, with the Canadian Standards Association, she managed the development of codes and standards for subsequent implementation in provincial regulations, as well as the development of ISO standards for the elevator industry. She has extensive international experience with clients in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Darya has been a member of PMI’s Registered Education Provider Advisory Group, and is the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Advisory Council for ISO/TC258.

Darya holds a degree in Engineering Science from University of Western Ontario, as well as additional credentials in adult education design and facilitation. She is designated as a Professional Engineer, as a Project Management Professional by PMI, as a Planning and Scheduling Professional by the AACEI, and a Microsoft Certified Professional.

PMP  CSTD  Humber Certificate in Virtual Instructor-Led Training




Construction, Engineering, Industrial


Curriculum Development, Governance, Methodologies, Planning, Project Audits, Project Health Checks, Project Management Training, Project Scheduling, Risk Management


Procept - Project Governance


Project Scheduling Using Float

I wanted to let you know that our York Region Property Services staff were quite pleased with the PMP Prep Course delivered by Hamid and Darya.  The staff felt both instructors assisted with their learning of the PMBOK material. Thank you again for accommodating our group.  With such a large group there are so many learning styles; however, we felt the mix of both instructors provided a perfect blend to suit everyone’s needs.    

Jennifer Strong, Program Manager, Strategy and Initiatives, Property Services Branch, The Regional Municipality of York:

I have worked under Darya's guidance since 2000 as a part time PM trainer at PROCEPT. Darya possesses a high level of Project and Program expertise with the added capability of developing a very effective, well organized and comprehensive training curriculum. She is professional, personable and a pleasure to work with.

Robert Mattia A.Sc.T.Senior PM/CM - The State Group Inc./TCS:

I was introduced to Darya at PMP course she and Procept provided on behalf of the Lakeshore branch of the Project Management Institute. She proved herself to be an excellent and enthusiastic instructor able to clearly explain the concepts that PMBOK often manages to complicate. I believe that Darya is an asset to her company and to the people she teaches and i would happily work with or take other courses from her.

Christopher Barre, Project Manager, Union Station Trainshed Enhancement, Metrolinx:

Great instructor!

Ravi Madan: