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Develop the essential skills you need to lead teams and projects in engineering organizations. Engineers who want to advance in their profession need to develop effective project management, leadership, and communication skills to deliver complex ideas and technical project plans. This program is offered to you through a collaboration between the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) at the George R. Brown School of Engineering.

This online course includes live-instruction and self-paced video.

Course Details

Introduction to project management  

  • Learn how to develop the plans that all project managers need such as, a stakeholder management plan, business plan, scheduling, and estimating.
  • Create your personal brand and leadership presence and the tools to hold effective meetings with global teams
  • Understand how to conduct difficult conversations
  • Identify best practices for time management, managing stress, and problem-solving.
  • Learn writing skills immediately applicable in your daily activities
  • Develop excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills that all good leaders need

Course Modules & Hours:

Week 1: 

  • Intro to PM/PM as Leader
  • Leadership Models/Bloom’s Taxonomy 
  • Communication Planning

Week 2:

  • Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Engineer of 2020/Time Management
  • Oral Communication

Week 3:

  • Project Charter/Business Plan
  • Managing Oneself
  • Oral Communication

Week 4:

  • Scope Development
  • Managing Stress
  • Oral Communication

Live session

Week 5:

  • WBS Development/Scheduling
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral Communication 

Week 6:

  • Estimating
  • Supportive Communication
  • Earned Value

Week 7: 

  • Earned Value
  • Power of Influence
  • Interpersonal Communication

Week 8:

  • Risk Management
  • Managing Conflict
  • Professional Writing

Live session

Week 9:

  • Quality Management
  • SMART Goals
  • Professional Writing

Week 10:

  • Resource Management
  • Team Development
  • Professional Writing

Week 11:

  • Procurement/Project Reporting
  • Performance and Motivation
  • Professional Writing 

Week 12:

  • Ethics/Agiles PM
  • Ethical use of Power
  • Professional Writing

Live session

Anyone who wants to advance their ability to execute complex engineering or other technical projects and develop their prospects for increased responsibility and impact on their organization.

This program is offered to you through a collaboration between the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) at the George R. Brown School of Engineering.

Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page.

Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 working days before class starts. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline are subject to a 10% processing fee and must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu. If books have been issued, the cost of the books and any shipping fees will be deducted. Refunds for credit card payments will be processed as credits to the accounts from which they were paid and may not appear as a credit until the following statement. Refunds for enrollments paid by check take up to four weeks to be processed and mailed by the Rice University accounting office. There is a $30 charge for any check returned for insufficient funds.

Join us for a free information session to learn more.

 

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