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Project Management Elective Courses

Upcoming offerings for elective courses in the Project Management Certificate Program. Learn how to approach your next project and gain the confidence and skills to carry it through successfully. You can also use your elective hours to prepare for the PMP

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam Preparation

This intensive four day course was designed to help you prepare for the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Exam. Instruction on the PMBOK®, Fifth Edition Knowledge Areas; individual and team exercises along with practice tests will provide the foundation to prepare you to pass the CAPM® Exam. 

Upon completion of the course students will develop an individual study plan with the assistance of the instructor. Students will also be provided with project management worksheets to improve their study experience. 

In addition to in-class training, students will be provided with access to an online Exam Simulator to continue reinforcing the material to prepare for the exam.


Recommendations:

  • Plan to take the CAPM® exam within 90 days after completion of this course
  • Spend at least 40 hours of self-directed, independent study after completing the test preparation course
  • Apply individual study plans to review concepts and perform targeted study
  • Utilize study aids provided in class to practice and review concepts and  practice questions
  • Students should take advantage of the online practice test questions provided as a part of the test preparation course

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand what to expect on the CAPM® exam including the exam components and question distribution of the exam components
  • Develop  an individual study plan for the exam with the assistance of the instructor
  • Understand and describe project management and processes utilized
  • Understand and apply the Terms and Definitions from the PMBOK®, Fifth Edition
  • Describe the 10  knowledge areas and the five process groups
  • Describe  the common Inputs, Tools and Techniques and Outputs of each of the Process Groups
  • Demonstrate comprehension of the above by taking online practice exams and answering questions successfully
Section: CAPMPREP (22APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 22, 2017 End Date: Apr 29, 2017 Tuition: $795.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: David Tennant Register

Essentials of Strategic Planning for Managers

No one plans to fail, but many people fail to plan. In these difficult economic times, the Strategic Planning Process is more critical than ever. This hands-on course is designed for professionals at all levels to learn how to apply the Strategic Planning Process. It offers a step-by-step guide to assist you in translating basic concepts and visions into a concrete plan for action to help you reach your objectives.


After this class, you will be able to:
  • Formulate realistic goals using the SWOT Analysis
  • Determine resources needed to achieve the goals
  • Develop an organizational structure to support achievement of the goals
  • Create the strategy
  • Develop an evaluation and monitoring process
  • Gain commitment to the planning process before, during, and after the process
Section: STRATPLAN (26APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 26, 2017 End Date: Apr 26, 2017 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Green Register

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate includes approximately 12 hours of online study and 24 hours (4 days) in the classroom. Courses are packed with applied exercises and real-world case studies designed to simulate the steps you would take in a real-world Lean Six Sigma project, thereby improving your learning experience. As a Green Belt candidate you will need to complete all online and in class coursework and pass Emory's Green Belt exam with a minimum score of 75 percent.

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Section: LSSGB (10MAR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 10, 2017 End Date: Apr 08, 2017 Tuition: $3,995.00
Campus: Executive Park; Students receive access to online modules via email Instructor: Mark Eclavea Register

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate - Online

This version of our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate is offered completely online and includes modular-based exercises and assignments. The 12-week, 16 session course is packed with applied exercises and real-world case studies designed to simulate the steps you would take in a real-world Lean Six Sigma project, thereby improving your learning experience.

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Section: DL-LSSGB (26APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 26, 2017 End Date: Jul 26, 2017 Tuition: $2,995.00
Campus: Online Instructor Led; Online Orientation; Online Q & A Instructor: Mark Eclavea Register

Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certificate

An introduction to Lean concepts and Six Sigma principles is vital for building a basic foundation for process improvement. Our course includes an overview of the DMAIC process Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control which is integral to a Lean Six Sigma roll-out but can also be used as a stand-alone component of process improvement. Students will be taught the roadmap for a successful improvement deployment as well as the key roles and responsibilities of a Lean Six Sigma framework. Learn to identify waste and variation in a process and increase stakeholder satisfaction through practical tools and techniques.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Apply Six Sigma and Lean concepts
  • Identify the fundamentals of the DMAIC framework: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control
  • Use the roadmap for a successful improvement deployment
  • Construct the roles and responsibilities of a Lean Six Sigma framework
  • Formulate a plan for an improvement project
  • Demonstrate the identification of variation and waste in a process via an in-class simulation
  • Apply the basic steps to minimize waste and variation in a process
Section: LSSWB (24MAR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 24, 2017 End Date: Apr 01, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park; Students receive access to online modules via email Instructor: Mark Eclavea Register

Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certificate - Online

An introduction to Lean concepts and Six Sigma principles is vital for building a basic foundation for process improvement. Our course includes an overview of the DMAIC process Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control which is integral to a Lean Six Sigma roll-out but can also be used as a stand-alone component of process improvement. Students will be taught the roadmap for a successful improvement deployment as well as the key roles and responsibilities of a Lean Six Sigma framework. Learn to identify waste and variation in a process and increase stakeholder satisfaction through practical tools and techniques. The course will be delivered in the online, instructor led classroom with the exception of two online self-paced modules.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Apply Six Sigma and Lean concepts
  • Identify the fundamentals of the DMAIC framework: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control
  • Use the roadmap for a successful improvement deployment
  • Construct the roles and responsibilities of a Lean Six Sigma framework
  • Formulate a plan for an improvement project
  • Demonstrate the identification of variation and waste in a process via an in-class simulation
  • Apply the basic steps to minimize waste and variation in a process
Section: DL-LSSWB (08AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 08, 2017 End Date: Aug 29, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Online Instructor Led Instructor: Mark Eclavea Register

Managing Multi-Generations

In today’s workplace there are several different generations all trying to work together. Like a family, each member has its differences. These differences pose challenges for organizations today. These differences can also present one of the best sources for opportunity and creativity if used and cultivated correctly. In this session we will learning how to define each generation, understand their similarities and differences and explore what each generation needs and is looking for from an organization. This will allow you and your organization to create an environment that is conducive to attract and retain employees from each generation.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Define and identify the different generations in the workplace
  • Determine the commonalities and clashes among all the groups
  • Decide how to adapt to the needs of the different groups
  • Formulate strategies to attract, recruit, and retain each generation
  • Identify future workplace demographics and improve preparedness in your organization
Section: MULTIGEN (01MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 01, 2017 End Date: May 01, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Colter Register

Managing Virtual Teams

One of the key challenges facing staff in current and future workplaces is working within and across virtual teams with members in different locations or work groups. This course will provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills to contribute to and lead effective, respectful and productive work environments regardless of where team members are physically located. This course will also provide individuals with an understanding of the competencies and capabilities needed to manage in a global, virtual, and matrixed organizational environment.

    After this class, students will be able to:
  • Describe the characteristics, benefits, and challenges related to remote teams
  • Assess the organizations and their own practices related to managing remote teams
  • Apply a variety of communication tools and management techniques to engage remote team members
  • Understand how to build and develop relationships with remote employees by establishing team charters and communication protocols, developing and maintaining trust and applying effective conflict resolution techniques
  • Balance the competencies required and decision making criteria in traditional management with those required to be effective in the matrix management role
  • Explore the effect of different behavioral styles on managing virtual employees
  • Establish and promote results oriented management and accountability
Section: VIRTUALTEAMS (01MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 01, 2017 End Date: May 01, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Colter Register

Microsoft Project Levels 1 and 2: Creating and Managing Projects

This class is taught specifically for Microsoft Project 2013 using our lab PCs, but much of the material will apply to the 2010 and 2016 versions, as well.

Learn to manage projects or participate on project teams. Then take that knowledge and apply it to hands-on exercises using Microsoft Project. This course discusses Gantt charts, tasks, critical paths, and resource management. You will also have the opportunity to work with a project plan once it has entered the project implementation phase. Learn to import and export Project data with Excel and other applications. Learn to update a Project Plan as changes occur during the project and create custom reports for project stakeholders. Finally, create templates to re-use project information in future projects.
Section: MS-PROJECT (22APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 22, 2017 End Date: Apr 29, 2017 Tuition: $555.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Karen Maddox-Jones Register
Section: MS-PROJECT (06AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 06, 2017 End Date: Aug 13, 2017 Tuition: $555.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Karen Maddox-Jones Register

Project Management for Healthcare Professionals

Emory Continuing Education’s Project Management for Healthcare Professionals course provides more advanced training in the use of project management tools and techniques designed specifically for application in the healthcare industry. The course is taught by PMP experts and provides methodologies which can be applied immediately through guided discussion and practical exercises designed in collaboration with a team of Emory Healthcare experts. Emory Healthcare is the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia and is ranked amongst the nation’s top hospitals for the 21st straight year by US News and World Report.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate key project management foundational knowledge and apply it in a healthcare setting.
  • Leverage tools to make a system better fit provider’s needs.
  • Identify examples of healthcare projects where the use of project management is particularly impactful to patient outcomes and satisfaction as well as cost savings.
Section: PROJECTHC (08APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 08, 2017 End Date: Apr 08, 2017 Tuition: $475.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Felicia Bianchi Register

Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation

This intensive 5 day course was designed for experienced project managers to prepare for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam. Instruction on the PMBOK®, Fifth Edition Knowledge Areas and Process Groups; individual and team exercises along with practice tests will provide the foundation to prepare you to pass the PMP® Exam. The pre-requisite 35 Contact Hours needed for the PMP application will be achieved upon successful completion of this course.
It is expected that students will master the foundational knowledge and then be able to apply it to class exercises. Upon completion of the course students will develop an individual study plan and preparation strategy with the assistance of the instructor. Students will also be provided with test planning worksheets to improve their study experience.
  • Recommendations:

    • Plan to take the PMP® exam within 90 days of the test preparation
    • Upon completion of the PMP® Exam Boot Camp spend at least 40 hours of self-directed, independent study after completing the test preparation course
    • Apply preparation strategies to review concepts and perform targeted study
    • Utilize study aids provided in class to gain confidence in the material
    • Take advantage of the online practice test questions included in the course

    Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Understand the PMP® exam components and their distribution on the exam
    • Develop  an individual study plan and preparation strategy for the exam with the assistance of the instructor
    • Understand the differences and relationships between Projects, Programs and Portfolios
    • Understand and describe Organizational Influences and the different Project Lifecycles methodologies
    • Understand and describe project management and processes utilized
    • Understand and apply the Terms and Definitions from the PMBOK®, Fifth Edition
    • Describe the 10 Knowledge Areas and the five Process Groups
    • Describe  the common Inputs, Tools and Techniques and Outputs of each of the Process Groups
    • Understand and apply formulas commonly used on the PMP® Exam
    • Understand how project management processes align with Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
    • Demonstrate comprehension of the above by taking online practice exams and answering questions successfully


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Section: PROJECTPREP (22APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 22, 2017 End Date: Apr 30, 2017 Tuition: $1,695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: David Tennant Register

Project Management: Human Resources Tools & Techniques

Managing the project team can be one of the more complex elements of ensuring successful completion of a project. In addition to individuals performing project work, it is important to recognize cultural differences and to be able to appropriately influence factors that impact the project. This begins at project initiation through project close and the Project Manager must successfully navigate any potential conflicts and promote teamwork.

In this course, the participants will learn how to gain insight into keeping the project team focused and providing direction to lead the project to a successful conclusion.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Define Roles and Responsibilities for project team members using common tools and techniques
  • Provide insight into the acquisition and creation of an appropriate team structure
  • Create a positive team environment and culture
  • Apply appropriate conflict resolution techniques and utilize motivation skills to achieve project results
Section: PROJECTHR (29APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 29, 2017 End Date: Apr 29, 2017 Tuition: $225.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Tim Peek Register

Project Management: Integration Tools & Techniques

Most project managers have to spend crucial time managing the day-to-day. It is a balancing act between your project’s cost, scope and schedule. One change will cascade across the project and impact many different areas. For example, a schedule slip will increase the project’s cost or a budget cut will decrease the project scope. Project integration attempts to unify all the project management processes and takes a holistic view of the overall project. Project integration is the “big picture” view and examines how all aspects of the project are interrelated.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Identify Project Basics
  • Explain How to Initiate a Project
  • Recognize and explain the Importance of Planning
  • Explain the Methods and Appropriate Techniques to Execute Project Work
  • Understand and Apply Tools and Techniques to Monitor and Control Project Progress
  • Describe the Steps to Close a Project

Section: PROJECTINTEGRATE (06MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 06, 2017 End Date: May 06, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Tim Peek Register

Project Management: Stakeholder Tools & Techniques

Stakeholders are any individuals, groups and organizations that have a vested interest in the project and its products, services or results. They also can impact the project positively and negatively and it is imperative for a Project Manager to be able to set and maintain proper expectations. Although it is not possible to manage all stakeholders, the Project Manager is expected to manage their expectations.

In this course, participants will learn tools and techniques to identify project stakeholders and their potential impact on the project. Through these tools and techniques, be able to analyze and develop strategies to appropriately manage them throughout the project lifecycle.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Utilize Tools and Techniques to Identify and Analyze project Stakeholders
  • Create a plan to manage Stakeholder engagement throughout the project
  • Apply the Stakeholder Management Plan to effectively manage Stakeholder expectations
  • Communicate pertinent work performance information throughout the project
Section: PROJECTSTAKE (29APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 29, 2017 End Date: Apr 29, 2017 Tuition: $225.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Tim Peek Register

Strategic Communications in the Workplace

Communication is more than talking and listening. Genuine communication requires a deep understanding of another person’s perspective. But when you take into consideration all of our biases, behavioral idiosyncrasies, unspoken emotions, and personal agendas, this can seem almost impossible to achieve. The communications assessment instrument called DiSC© helps people understand each other on a more fundamental level. This course develops the skills to read other people and see how others interpret their behaviors. It creates a deep seated appreciation for the needs of their co-workers. Ultimately, the program helps participants adapt their communication styles in a way that creates an enduring working alliance among team members and fosters a deeper sense of organizational engagement.

Completion of a brief, online assessment prior to the course is required; to ensure timely analysis, we recommend enrolling at least 3-5 days prior to course start date.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Understand the DiSC© model of human nature and develop an appreciation for personal differences
  • Evaluate your unique DiSC© assessment to understand how your behavior is interpreted by team members
  • Gain an understanding for why your co-workers act the way they do
  • Recognize the distinct styles of communication that are effective and ineffective with each style
  • Develop specific communication strategies that build a culture of trust and collaboration
Section: STRATCOMM (03MAR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 03, 2017 End Date: Mar 03, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Colter Register
Section: STRATCOMM (09MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 09, 2017 End Date: May 09, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Colter Register
Section: STRATCOMM (01AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 01, 2017 End Date: Aug 01, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Colter Register

Win-Win Negotiations

In the diverse yet interconnected marketplace of the Twenty-first Century, no set of problem-solving skills is more important than negotiation. Win-Win Negotiation is a specific strategy, which uses carefully defined skills to produce results beneficial to everyone in a negotiation scenario. This course builds on the basic skills and concepts of conflict management and teaches participants how to create agreements that satisfy all parties. This course utilizes the book Getting to Yes as a learning resource, and includes video examples, case studies, role-plays and simulations to help participants achieve their learning goals.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • Describe Win-Win Negotiation
  • Use Win-Win Strategies to achieve mutually beneficial results
  • Stay tough on the problem, but easy on the people
  • Leverage their negotiating power
  • Develop a negotiation plan
Section: WINWIN (08MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 08, 2017 End Date: May 08, 2017 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Green Register
Section: WINWIN (14AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 14, 2017 End Date: Aug 14, 2017 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Green Register

Project Management: Agile and Scrum Essentials

This course will prepare participants for a deeper understanding of Agile methodologies emphasizing real world usage, in addition participants will meet the education requirements to sit for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification exam (PMI-ACP). This course offers an in-depth look at agile project management through a PMI perspective. You will have hands-on practical exercises and real world scenarios so that you can apply your knowledge and prepare for the PMI-ACP exam and a career as an agile practitioner.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • Understand the roots and philosophy behind Agile development
  • Recognize and explain various agile methodologies including Scrum and Extreme Programming
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively perform adaptive planning on projects
  • Generate continuous improvement on projects as well as throughout their organization
  • Effectively identify and deliver value to the customer using Agile techniques
  • Improve team leadership skills for Agile and traditional project management
  • Understand the need for stakeholder involvement and be able to effectively engage commitment for projects
  • Meet the education requirements to sit for the PMI-ACP exam

Project Management: Procurement Tools & Techniques

Buying or selling products and/or services to support project execution requires legal agreements to administrate and coordinate these transactions. The Project Manager is typically the point of contact to develop, manage and control these procurement processes. Without proper procurement management the project and organization could be vulnerable to legal action for any contractual obligations.

In this course, participants will learn how to properly manage the lifecycle of the legal agreement, understand the role of the buyer and seller and tools and techniques to ensure fair and equitable settlement of the agreement.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Develop clear procedures on conducting Procurements
  • Recognize the various Contract Types and when to apply them
  • Apply techniques to negotiate a valid legal Agreement
  • Use the appropriate tools to control Procurements throughout the project lifecycle

Project Management: Quality Tools & Techniques

Project Quality includes both project management deliverables and project deliverables from the beginning to the end of the project. Most successful projects begin planning for quality early and then monitor and measure it throughout the project’s execution. Quality management includes all of the processes needed to assure and control all deliverables meet quality standards and is based on proper quality planning at the project inception.

In this course, participants will learn many of the industry accepted tools and techniques (e.g. Cost of Quality, Statistical Sampling, Control Charts) and various quality models and approaches.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Develop a plan to manage the processes and activities to produce project deliverables
  • Assess the application of quality processes on a project to assure the level of quality produced by the project team meets customer requirements and expectations
  • Utilize quality tools and techniques to measure the project results to verify they satisfy the project scope and requirements

Six Sigma for Healthcare Professionals

Emory Continuing Education’s Six Sigma for Healthcare Professionals course provides more advanced training in the use of Six Sigma tools and techniques designed specifically for application in the healthcare industry at the White Belt level. The course is taught by Six Sigma experts and provides methodologies which can be applied immediately through guided discussion and practical exercises designed in collaboration with a team of Emory Healthcare experts. Emory Healthcare is the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia and is ranked amongst the nation’s top hospitals for the 21st straight year by US News and World Report.

It is highly recommended that students complete the Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certificate prior to enrolling in the Six Sigma for Healthcare Professionals course. White Belt Certification training from other educational providers is also acceptable.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Understand the evolution of Six Sigma and continuous improvement in the healthcare industry
  • Review and discuss current trends and opportunities to apply Six Sigma methodology in health systems for enhancing patient care delivery and support systems
  • Apply the Six Sigma process to real-world healthcare system challenges