The certificate is designed as an introduction to leadership, project management, and professional communication. The course fulfills the education requirement to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. This course is eligible for 40 PDUs.
Today’s global engineering environment is competitive and complex. Being able to successfully manage projects is an essential skill to develop as you advance on your career path. This certificate course comprises three tracks: Project management, leadership, and communication. These tracks integrate into a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills to enhance your position as a leader of engineering project teams.
Track one, project management, covers initiating and planning a project; managing scope, time, and cost; and analyzing project risk and ensuring quality.
The leadership track focuses on developing the skills necessary to lead and influence teams: self-awareness, including managing stress and creative problem solving; relationship management, which includes active listening, managing conflict, and running effective meetings; and action planning, which helps you create a leadership development plan so you can focus on your own development as well as helping your team develop and perform effectively.
The third track, communication, is designed to build skills that help leaders communicate complex ideas to motivate teams and get work done: oral presentations, professional writing, and interpersonal communication.
The course combines synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. It emphasizes hands-on projects and deliverables and teamwork that simulates the professional workplace. The three topics that come together in this course will help you leverage your technical and creative skills to effectively lead engineering project teams.