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Course Description

Individual skill alone will not lead to successful projects. One of the most important roles for a project manager is to lead and motivate a diverse and high-performing team. Forming teams of diverse skills and expertise can be difficult but also very rewarding.

This course takes a close look at current thinking on effective leadership and how to lead in a project-based environment. During the course, students examine issues of team formation and function. By understanding team dynamics, successful project managers can adjust their leadership approach and style to to maximize the contribution of all team members. Focus is given to using the tools of motivation, power, and communication to better achieve project objectives. Finally, because communication plays a vital role in project success, the course covers the multi-dimensional nature of communication and the "soft skills" that are essential for effective leadership.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Describe how teams form, develop, and achieve project objectives.
  • Discuss the basics of communication.
  • Analyze the influences of gender and cultural diversity on group interaction.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills with an understanding of leadership theories and adaptive communication strategies.
  • Describe the nature of virtual groups and compare the factors affecting processes in group communication in the virtual environment.
  • Resolve group conflict and promote cohesion among members.

 

Notes

This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart." Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.

Course Prerequisites

Project Management Fundamentals (XCPD-480) or permission of the instructor.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online
Dates
Jul 11, 2022 to Jul 17, 2022
Contact Hours
8.0
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $695.00
Instructors
Section Notes

Welcome to Online Learning -

  • Course materials can be accessed on your own time within the set time frame of the course
  • Your experience is typically self-guided
  • Materials may include self-guided interactive learning modules, pre-recorded lectures, and podcasts
  • Complete assignments based on your understanding,
  • Gives you the chance to review information, take notes, and practice retention without concern over the speed of a lecture or the pace of your classmates.
  • Shape your learning experience based on your needs as opposed to the tempo of the classroom
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