Project Management Training Is All Fun and Games Countdown®: A Strategy Game for Project Teams continues to be a Registered Education Provider with Project Management Institute

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sept. 13, 2011 — Paradigm Learning, a leader in business games, simulations and Discovery Maps®, announced today that the Project Management Institute (PMI) has recertified Countdown®: A Strategy Game for Project Teams simulation as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P).

Individuals who are certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs) or in the process of obtaining their PMP can accumulate eight (8) hours of Professional Development Units (PDUs) by participating in Paradigm’s Countdown simulation.

Countdown is a classroom based project management simulation that enhances the knowledge and skills of project teams. Developed in collaboration with project management experts, Countdown uses a variety of discovery learning techniques to engage and energize learners as they explore effective project management concepts, tools and behaviors.

“Countdown was designed to help corporations provide project team members with a thorough understanding of the essentials of project team success based on generally accepted project management tools and techniques found in the Project Management Body of Knowledge,” commented Robb J. Gomez, president of Paradigm Learning. “The fact that PMI has renewed our R.E.P status provides confirmation of the high quality of Countdown’s design, delivery and content.”

To learn more about Countdown, visit our website at or download our latest white paper, Project Team Success in Today’s Economy: Back to Business and Back to Basics.

About Paradigm Learning

Paradigm Learning is a leader in learning innovation, offering unique education and communication programs to organizations around the world. Its award-winning, classroom-based business games, simulations and Discovery Maps®, enhanced with online options, customizing and consulting services, have been used by leading companies since 1994. Paradigm Learning’s core methodology is discovery learning, a powerful educational approach that engages employees, accelerates learning and increases retention.

Fully customized programs and tailored off-the-shelf programs are available in areas such as business acumen, talent leadership, employee alignment, leadership accountability, team building, project management, organizational change and change management. The company’s flagship business acumen training program, Zodiak®: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy, has been conducted with more than one million managers and employees worldwide.

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