The Office of Alumni Relations, in partnership with the Professional Advancement Network, is excited to offer you a content series that will provide 24/7 access to faculty experts from some of today’s hottest industries.

 

Leading Projects in an Ever-Changing Environment

Stay ahead of the curve and keep your finger on the pulse of what’s next! Use the month of February to be a part of this online course, Leading Projects in an Ever-Changing Environment. This is a preview into the course offerings of the MS in Project Management.

Begin the course any time this month, completing the modules at your own pace. Register here for complimentary access to the course, if you have not already done so. Registrants will begin to receive biweekly course email updates on February 5. The biweekly content should take less than an hour-and-a half to view and read.

About the Featured Faculty Experts


Chris Bolick
Assistant Teaching Professor, MS in Project Management
College of Professional Studies
See Chris’s bio


Connie Emerson
Faculty Lead, MS in Project Management
College of Professional Studies
See Connie’s bio


Joseph A. Griffin
Faculty Lead, MS in Project Management
College of Professional Studies
See Joseph’s bio


Kevin Malvey
Lecturer
College of Professional Studies
See Kevin’s bio

Course Schedule

Module 1: Communication Skills for Leadership Success
Now available below.

Module 2: Leading Remote Project Teams
Now available below.

Module 3: Wrap-up and Learning Opportunities 
Content will be posted on March 5, 2018.

  • Module 1: Communication Skills for Leadership Success

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand core components of various communication forms and styles essential to project leadership success
    • Assess the importance of assessing the impact of organizational communication culture

     

    Supporting Materials

    Use the following links to support your learning experience.

    Communication and the Project Environment
    Discover the central role and purpose communication plays in the successful execution of a project. Establishing techniques for effective communication and determining the use of channels, tools, and styles is critical.

    The High Cost of Low Performance: The Essential Role of Communication
    Explore communication as a core competency. When properly executed, it connects every member of a project team to a common set of strategies, goals and actions.

     

    Videos

    Watch this week’s videos in less than 20 minutes.

    Learn about the four primary components of the communication process and their roles. This impacts managing multiple stakeholders and communication channels effectively.

     

    Typically, factors such as the timeliness or the urgency of the message, the medium, the method of delivery, and the level of confidentiality influence communications and how well we communicate. Distinguish between and skills of effective and ineffective communicators.

     

    Being able to actively and effectively listen is a skill that project managers should take seriously and intentionally practice. Being able to do both will allow you to better communicate with each stakeholder, understand perspectives, mitigate conflict, relay information, and, in return, help you achieve the overall objectives of the project you are managing. Discover the four steps to good listening.

     

    Learn the best practices for encouraging good communication, while leading a project team. As a leader, it is important to keep your team focused on the shared vision of the project and organizational goals. Evaluate the performance of the team with scheduled, periodic reviews, while acting as a mediator to help resolve situations.

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  • Module 2: Leading Remote Project Teams

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand key concepts related to leading remote teams including team building and development, leadership styles, conflict resolution, building consensus, and fostering collaboration
    • Explore trends in technologies for remote team success

     

    Supporting Materials

    Use the following links to support your learning experience.

    Identifying Antecedents of Virtual Team Collaboration
    Discover strategies for virtual teams that will help you effectively collaborate and coordinate individual efforts.

    Leadership for Collective Thinking in the Workplace
    Identify ways that you, as a leader, can increase the quality of collective thinking in the workplace.

    Managing Conflict
    Teams may experience conflict during collaboration. Understand the elements of conflict and how to resolve it.

    Videos

    Watch this week’s featured video in less than 25 minutes.

    Learn about tools to support the work of virtual or remote teams. Receive advice on virtual tools and what to do when technology fails.

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  • Module 3: Wrap-up and Learning Opportunities

    Module 3 content will be posted on March 5, 2018. All registered alumni of this course will receive an email, when content is posted.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I register for this course?
    To register for complimentary access to this course, click here. Registrants will begin to receive biweekly course email updates on February 5.

    What resources will I need for this course?
    The only resource needed is an internet connection to access the course material published on this website and the weekly course emails.

    When does the course meet?
    The course does not meet in-person. The course is completely online. You can watch the weekly course videos and read the supporting materials at any time, on demand, when it is convenient to you. There are no required assignments for this self-paced course.

    The course schedule is:
    Module 1: Communication Skills for Leadership Success
    Content now available.

    Module 2: Leading Remote Project Teams
    Content now available.

    Module 3: Wrap-up and Learning Opportunities
    Content will be posted on March 5, 2018.

    Can I earn credit for completing the course?
    Course credit is not offered for the completion of Lifelong Learning: On Demand courses. To learn more about professional programs – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, certificates, and bootcamps – offered at Northeastern University, click here.

    Any other questions?
    For any questions about this program, please contact Molly Herman at a.cole@northeastern.edu or 617-373-3187.

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