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Multi week - Leading Effective Project Teams - Free Online Course

The MBA in Leadership & Change program at St. Scholastica is offering a free Mass Open Online Course (MOOC) starting March 19. 

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This course is designed for project leaders looking to create and maintain engaged and productive teams.Teamwork and project management are interdependent disciplines. Imagine trying to manage a project without teamwork. Orchestrating the delivery of a project requires a team culture that can only be achieved through leadership and teamwork. Developing teams and promoting a synergistic culture of teamwork is an essential career skill for today’s project managers.

During this course you can expect to obtain the following skills to leverage toward achieving project management excellence.

  • Understanding of the characteristics of highly productive project teams and project leaders

  • Methods for use in developing successful and positive project teams

  • Awareness of the essential attributes of an effective project team environment and culture

  • Unique attributes and methods for use toward leadership of virtual and cross-cultural project teams

The following eight (8) units are associated with this course. 

  • Unit One - Teams and Team Work

  • Unit Two - Characteristics of Highly Effective Project Teams

  • Unit Three - Building Effective Project Teams

  • Unit Four - Characteristics of Highly Effective Project Leaders

  • Unit Five - Creating a Positive Work Environment

  • Unit Six - Managing Project Team Conflict

  • Unit Seven - Leading Virtual Project Teams

  • Unit Eight - Leading Effective Multi-Cultural Project Teams

Each week’s reading is accompanied by a narrated PowerPoint presentation. NO textbook is required: all material will be accessible on the internet.

All coursework must be completed by May 13, 2019.

Completion of the course provides:

  • Certificate of completion

  • 20 hours that can be applied toward the education hours prerequisite to sit for the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam through Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • 20 PDUs/CEUs of professional development units (PDU) or continuing education units (CEU)

  • Certificate good for one free credit* of tuition available for use in the fall 2019 start of the MS in Project Management program

The certificate of completion may be added to your resume and/or LinkedIn profile.