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ETESGP 15W7 Essentials of Grammar for Professionals Gwen Ihnat Winter 2015
Essentials of Grammar for Professionals (ETESGP)

Even high performing professionals sometimes pause over the rules and structure of grammar. Grammar for Professionals is an ideal course for the busy working professional who has forgotten the grammar taught in school or wants to revisit and freshen up on specific topics. The course will cover:

  • Overall grammar, consistency, and style rules
  • Punctuation
  • Verbs and verb tenses
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Dangling modifiers, verb agreement, and qualifiers
  • Editing your own work
  • Clear and strong business writing: resumes, cover letters, and emails

This course is open to the public and students in the Editing Certificate may take this course as an elective.

Notes: Students are asked to purchase the following texts, which are widely available online: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., The Elements of Style, 4th ed. by Strunk, White, and Angell, and On Writing Well by William Zinsser (any edition). Pre-course communication and assignments are sent to all enrolled students beginning 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Synchronous sessions will take place on March 5, March 12, March 19, and March 26 18 from 8:30-9:45 PM CST.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Gwen Ihnat

Gwen Ihnat

Ms. Ihnat is Communications Specialist at Center for Research Libraries - Global Resources Network and a freelance writer and editor.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W7
Location: Online
Dates: February 23 to March 26
Tuition: $750.00
Days/Times:



Online Registration Close Date:
February 16, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMSTGS 15W1 Structuring and Implementing Governance and PMO... Eric Pratt Winter 2015
Structuring and Implementing Governance and PMO Solutions (Advanced) (PMSTGS)

NOTE (updated 1/14/2015): Please note the new dates of February 26-27 posted for this course.

Instructional level –Advanced

The volatility of the current business climate has resulted in a renewed focus on project and portfolio governance. It is a way to assure the effectiveness and efficiency of organizational direction. In this course you will learn how to build governance models using a framework that will enhance communications and team alignment and minimize risk. You will establish a model that can assist in the identification of responsibilities at the executive, operational, and execution levels of a governance model. From this, you will learn to design a model uniquely suited to your own organizational core competencies, technologies, politics, and hierarchy.

This seminar will explain baseline industry applications for both the PMO and governance configurations along with the details how and when to apply the appropriate model. The student will become familiar with a governance life cycle framework and how it can be applied to their organizational project, program, and PMO culture.

Learning objectives:

Participation in this course will:

  • Enable students to recognize specific criteria and attributes that enable them to quickly identify the best opportunities to implement a PMO or governance model, or a combination of both
  • Establish key aspects of the organizational culture that will enhance their modeling to support their organizational requirements
  • Expose students to a governance lifecycle to assist with building their project environments
  • Define the critical components for approaching and structuring your project or program performing environment
  • Leverage the existing organization to define the key stakeholders and the role they play in the PMO or governance model whether combined or individually applied
  • Establish a framework for defining the interdependencies between organizational leadership
  • Explain the criticality of executive participation in both the PMO and governance process
  • Empower the student to be the change agent and drive the PMO and governance model implementations within the organization

Course format:

This is an onsite course.

This course is highly interactive. The student will be exposed to focused lectures, detailed discussions, applicable case studies, and team exercises. Participants will establish a model that can assist in the identification of responsibilities at the executive, operational, and execution levels of a governance model. From this, they will learn to design a model uniquely suited to their own organizational core competencies, technologies, politics, and hierarchy.

Other offerings:

This course is offered once per year.

Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch and all materials included in tuition.

Participants in the Advanced Project Management Program may take this course as an advanced elective. All others must meet the experience requirements as stated. 

Prerequisite(s):

This seminar assumes that the participants of this session are familiar with Project Management Body of Knowledge as well as familiar with the use of organizational life cycles and project management frameworks. Additionally, this seminar expects that students are familiar with the Project Management Institute (PMI) disciplines, processes and terms. In addition to the above mentioned assumptions, the instructor also assumes that participants have applied project and program management concepts in an advanced setting and they are comfortable building on the basic principles of their project management knowledge. The student will be exposed to discussion, applicable use cases, and situational team exercises in an effort to align experience use and applicability of PMOs and governance models.

Participants must have at least three years professional leadership experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about which class is best for you.

Instructor:
Eric Pratt

Eric Pratt

Mr. Pratt is a senior program director for a Fortune 500 company. He has many years of experience across industries in project management, IT management, and consulting. He is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and he holds a Master’s in Project Management (MPM) and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 26 to February 27
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
February 20, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMMPWO 15W1 Making Projects Work (Intermediate) Joe D’Mello Winter 2015
Making Projects Work (Intermediate) (PMMPWO)

Instructional level –intermediate

Project management practice is influenced and shaped as much by collective wisdom, lessons learned, and the school of hard knocks as it is by its foundation of framework, principles, processes, and techniques. In this course we will explore the art of recognizing and managing the other shaping influences in order to determine the project management approach best suited to a particular project or portfolio of projects. These influences include stakeholder expectations, customer relationships, resource contention, organizational design and culture, political environment, communication and leadership styles, risks, and market forces. 

Using a combination of case studies and shared real-world experiences, this course will equip project practitioners with an “operational map” for navigating projects toward successful outcomes. This “map” includes a repertoire of caveats, insights, tools, and interpersonal skills that enable practitioners to use leading (as opposed to lagging) indicators to spot early warning signs; to steer clear of likely pitfalls; to leverage soft skills and build team capability and morale; and to harness team and organizational resources and potential to the fullest.

This course is designed for the project manager who needs to rethink internal execution to drive more successful project outcomes. It will address issues often ignored in a tools-based project management training program. However, we do cover tool-assisted decision making via several demos that provide practical tips for making effective decisions in a PM context.

Learning objectives:

The overarching objective of this course is to provide you with tactical and strategic insights for tackling real world project management issues and challenges, so you can produce superior project results.

To that end, some of the main subtending objectives are:

  1. Define the components of a project management system and a project management office (PMO), the relationships between the organizations in a variety of organizational structures.
    • Compare and contrast the structures as shown by PMBOK & multi-national definitions
    • How does one determine the right structure for a project?  What causes you to select specific structures?
    • Understand how the responsibility assignment matrix/RASCI chart help to manage organizational structure issues
    • Discuss the variety of roles of a project manager, and how they are different
  2. Define the components of the project life cycle; show why it can vary based on the type of project, starting with expectations, and continuing through a work breakdown structure, the calculation of time, and development of a risk management plan.  Learn to calculate the variance of the parallel and critical paths.
  3. Describe the role of risk as it relates to the project life cycle, and the overall success.
  4. Establish a link between soft skills and project risks, through use of the interpersonal models.
    • Explain how the learning styles, communication preferences, team formation, behavioral issues, and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs all interrelate in a successful team.
    • Describe the behavioral styles issues and their impact on project management
    • Understand how to do informal strategies on conflict resolution
  5. Understand the Project Management Institute, its impact on the growth of the discipline of PM, and the significance of the PMBOKÒ Guide process-knowledge area framework.

Course format:

This is an onsite course.

This course is highly interactive. Using a combination of case studies and shared real-world experiences, this course will equip project practitioners with an “operational map” for navigating projects toward successful outcomes. This “map” includes a repertoire of caveats, insights, tools, and interpersonal skills that enable practitioners to use leading (as opposed to lagging) indicators to spot early warning signs; to steer clear of likely pitfalls; to leverage soft skills and build team capability and morale; and to harness team and organizational resources and potential to the fullest.

Other Sections:

This course is offered three times per year. Other available sections include:

PMMPWO 14A1: October 2–3, 2014

PMMPWO 15U1: June 11–12, 2015

Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch and all materials included in tuition.

This course is a required course in the Project Management Strategy Certificate and an elective in the Advanced PM Certificate.

Prerequisite(s):

Please note: Participants must have completed Project Management: From Idea to Completion or be familiar with the PMI framework as specified in the PMBOK Guide. Participants must have at least two years of professional experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about which class is best for you.

Instructor:
Joe D’Mello

Joe D’Mello

Dr. D’Mello is president of Exequity which focuses exclusively on enhancing client execution capabilities.  He holds an MBA from Northwestern University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University. He has a Master’s Certification in Project Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and is also a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Dr. D'Mello received the 2013 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award.

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 26 to February 27
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
February 20, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAMUOW 15W1 Operas that Changed the World John Gibbons Winter 2015
Operas that Changed the World (LAMUOW)

This daylong seminar will consider crucial operatic masterpieces that transformed western music. Compositions by Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, and Bizet are explored, together with cultural context and influence as time permits. Works are presented via piano, CD, and DVD. For a complete list of arias to be discussed, please see syllabus on the Graham School website.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
John Gibbons

John Gibbons

Mr. Gibbons holds a PhD from the University of Chicago Department of Music. His works have been performed at the Rockefeller Music Competition and by the Minnesota Chamber Symphony. He received the 2005 Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies Excellence in Teaching Award for the Humanities, Arts, and Sciences.

Notes: No class on July 4th.

5 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 28
Tuition: $115.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–4:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
February 27, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

MSINFO 15W1 Master of Science in Threat and Response... tbd Winter 2015
Master of Science in Threat and Response Management Online Information Session (MSINFO)

The Master of Science in Threat and Response Management is a multidisciplinary program of study designed to prepare public health professionals, law enforcement officials, fire and emergency personnel, medical and nursing professionals, policy makers, and those in related fields to respond to and recover from complex incidents regardless of their size or cause. These incidents can include: terrorist attacks; biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear threats; natural disasters; disease outbreaks, and more. Join us for an online information session to learn more about the program and how to apply. A link to the online meeting room will be included in your RSVP confirmation email.

 

Register

Online
Chicago, IL
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location:
Dates: March 5
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–7:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Campaign Event 15S1 Explore Inquiry and Impact with UChicago tbd Spring 2015
Explore Inquiry and Impact with UChicago (Campaign Event)

JOIN fellow alumni, parents, and friends for a cocktail reception with President Robert J. Zimmer in downtown Chicago. MEET faculty who drive discovery in education and research around the globe. EXPLORE interactive exhibitions that showcase insights and innovations that make UChicago one of the world's great centers for inquiry and impact. DROP IN and Discover UChicago.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
6:00-8:00 P.M. Open House
6:30 P.M. Special Screening

Ritz-Carlton
Ballroom
160 East Pearson Street
Chicago, Illinois

Please respond by Monday, February 23.
Business attire is requested.

Questions?

Visit CAMPAIGN.UCHICAGO.EDU
Email CAMPAIGNEVENTS@UCHICAGO.EDU
Call 773.834.8840

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
160 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: March 5
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–8:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

ETIBME 15W1 CANCELED: Basic Manuscript Editing Susan Allan Winter 2015
CANCELED: Basic Manuscript Editing (ETIBME)

This course gives participants a working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, the most comprehensive and widely used style guide. The course covers many aspects of what it means to be a copy editor, covering the editorial process and addressing CMOS topics such as spelling, punctuation, usage, foreign titles, tables and graphs, and more.

This course is required for completion of the Editing Certificate. Students who have at least 12 months of copyediting experience in a supervised office environment and a thorough working knowledge of the 16th edition of CMOS may bypass the Basic Manuscript Editing class with permission of the program manager.

NOTES: Students will need the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style for class. Pre-course communication and assignments are sent to all enrolled students beginning 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Susan Allan

Susan Allan

Ms. Allan is the managing editor of the American Journal of Sociology, published by the University of Chicago Press. Allan received the 2007 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 5 to March 7
Tuition: $950.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Sat
9:00 AM–4:30 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
April 25, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPFFLS 15W4 First Friday Lecture: The Trials Of George... Adam Rose Winter 2015
First Friday Lecture: The Trials Of George Anastaplo (BPFFLS)

Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, these free lectures take place at 12:15 PM the first Friday of every month except July at the Chicago Cultural Center.

“We Must Not Be Afraid to be Free”: The Trials of George Anastaplo

Adam Rose, Basic Program instructor                

Register for all three Winter lectures.

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Adam Rose

Adam Rose

Mr. Rose has taught in the Basic Program since 1993, and is a former Staff Chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life.

He is the 2007 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W4
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: March 6
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Fri
12:15 PM



126 slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 7, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPWOTM 15W4 Works of the Mind: From Darkness To Light Elizabeth Asmis Winter 2015
Works of the Mind: From Darkness To Light (BPWOTM)

Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, these free lectures take place at 1:00 PM on selected Sundays at the Chicago Cultural Center.

From Darkness To Light: Lucretius’ On The Nature Of Things As A Conversion Narrative

Elizabeth Asmis, Professor, Department of Classics, the University of Chicago.

Register for all three Works of the Mind Winter Lectures.

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Elizabeth Asmis

Elizabeth Asmis

Elizabeth Asmis is a Professor of Classics and in the College.  She is the author of Epicurus’ Scientific Method and numerous articles on Plato, Philodemus, Lucretius, Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and others. Her current research focuses on Roman Stoicism, Epicurean psychology, Cicero’s political philosophy, and ancient aesthetics. Her teaching covers Greek and Roman philosophy, rhetoric, and medicine.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W4
Location:
Dates: March 8
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Sun
1:00 PM



73 slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 9, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

OUARHL 15S1 Display Storage and Use I Ruth Norton Spring 2015
Display Storage and Use I (OUARHL)

Handling and labeling art and artifacts safely are critical to preserving your collections. While some handling concepts are common sense, there are many issues that are particular to proper handling of art and artifacts. During this course, you will become familiar with these issues and be prepared to handle collections safely. Through the hands-on component of the course, you will also develop an understanding of the function of catalog numbering and gain experience in choosing and applying the appropriate labeling technique for different object types. Samples of labeling materials and some specialized tools will be provided.

This course will meet at the Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. This course can be taken individually, or as part of the Artifact Collection Care Certificate Program.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Ruth Norton

Ruth Norton

Ruth Norton holds a MS in art conservation from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum. She has worked with ethnology, archaeology, historical, and decorative arts collections at several institutions, and has been head of conservation at the Field Museum since 2001.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Field Museum
Dates: March 10 to April 21
Tuition: $475.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 9, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FNMANA 15W1 Managerial Analysis: Tools for Better Decisions John Twombly Winter 2015
Managerial Analysis: Tools for Better Decisions (FNMANA)

Financial accounting looks back at past financial performance and generates statements meant especially for a company’s external stakeholders, such as investors, lenders, and government regulators. Managerial analysis looks forward and serves decision makers inside the company. This elective course shows you an array of practical, flexible tools you can employ to analyze and measure financial and organizational performance. This will help you manage and reduce costs, increase operational efficiency, identify profit-maximizing production and service volumes, improve internal controls, and develop performance metrics for critical business processes and operations. Department managers, financial managers, budget analysts, managerial accountants, and entrepreneurs will find the course valuable.

Prerequisite(s):

Financial Accounting

Instructor:
John Twombly

John Twombly

Mr. Twombly holds M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and he is a Certified Public Accountant.  He has taught accounting and finance at Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 11 to May 6
Tuition: $1,325.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 9, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPINFO 15W2 Basic Program Information Session tbd Winter 2015
Basic Program Information Session (BPINFO)

In an era of tweets and sound bites, the University of Chicago remains committed to the notion that there is no substitute for reading and discussing important texts. The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults brings the rigor and discipline of the liberal arts at the University of Chicago to adultswithout the tests, papers, or grades. 

Learn more about the Basic Program through a sample classroom discussion at our information session. The 90-minute session begins with a description of the program and Q & A, followed by a discussion of a text from the curriculum selected by one of our instructors. 

Register

Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W2
Location:
Dates: March 11
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Wed
10:00 AM–11:30 AM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FNFACC 15W2 Financial Accounting John Twombly Winter 2015
Financial Accounting (FNFACC)

This required course teaches you the terminology, tools, and techniques of financial accounting and shows you the relationships among major types of financial statements: balance sheets, cash flow statements, and income and expense statements. You learn how these statements are prepared, what information you can learn from them, how they treat the most common kinds of assets and liabilities, and how they report revenues, expenses, and cash flows according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Financial reporting requirements for various kinds of firms are discussed. It is important in this course to stay up-to-date with readings and homework assignments every week.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
John Twombly

John Twombly

Mr. Twombly holds M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and he is a Certified Public Accountant.  He has taught accounting and finance at Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 12 to May 7
Tuition: $1,325.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



16 slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 9, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMCBAR 15W1 Concepts of Business Architecture (Open) Janice Koerber Winter 2015
Concepts of Business Architecture (Open) (PMCBAR)

Instructional level – introductory (open enrollment)

This in-depth course presents concepts and techniques that will extend the capabilities of analysts, business architects, and subject-matter experts to enable their organizations to position themselves to rapidly and appropriately respond in an ever-changing business environment. Participants will learn to apply a holistic, enterprise-wide view of an organization, identify external and internal impacting factors and interdependencies between operational and organizational components, and learn how to filter alternatives to determine the optimal solutions in order to achieve desired strategic results.

Participants will learn techniques that facilitate effective communication among stakeholders, from C-suite executives to functional managers to program/project teams, because a business focus is maintained throughout the course. In addition, attendees will learn about the field of business architecture, the role of the business architect, and the business architecture approach.

Learning objectives:

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the factors that influence an organization to initiate change and determine the nature, cause(s), and implications of change
  • Compare common industry definitions of and value propositions for business architecture
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and participants in a business architecture environment and their working relationships with each other and the business architect
  • Recognize the importance of organizational communications and governance rules as they apply to business architecture
  • Develop an understanding of the purpose, benefits and consequences of using a formal business architecture approach
  • Learn how to recognize the impacts and independencies between influencing factors, organizational strategy, and operational and organizational components

Instructional format:

This is an onsite course.

This course is interactive. The student will be exposed to focused lectures, detailed discussions, applicable case studies, and team exercises. The instructor will present concepts that define the “what” and “why” and techniques that demonstrate the “how” within the field of business architecture. These concepts will be reinforced by interactive true-to-life business cases. Participants will leave the course with templates and reusable reference materials that can be applied immediately to existing as well as future initiatives.

Other Sections:

This course is offered once per year.

Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch and all materials included in tuition.

This course fulfills elective requirements for both the Project Management Strategy Certificate and Advanced PM Certificate.

Prerequisite(s):

Participants must have at least two years of professional experience. This course is interactive. Strong English skills are required. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about which class is best for you.

Instructor:
Janice Koerber

Janice Koerber

Ms. Koerber is Managing Principal at Sentient Point, Inc. as well as a Certified Business Architect (CBA) with over 20 years of experience in leading international and multi-cultural teams. She was instrumental in the creation of the Business Architects Association’ business architect certification exam. She holds an MBA from the University of Illinois.

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 12 to March 13
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
March 2, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

TRINTT 15W1 CANCELED: Introduction to Translation Studies Ana Krause Winter 2015
CANCELED: Introduction to Translation Studies (TRINTT)

The goal of this course is to provide students with a foundation in the theory, practice, and ethics of translation. Translation involves two basic skills: ability to read the source language and ability to write in the target language. Mediating between those two skills—developing that ineffable proficiency in “translation judgment”—is the focus of the Graham School program.

Specifically, Introduction to Translation Studies will address the history of translation, types of translation (semantic or literal translation versus communicative or target-language-driven translation), translation ethics, and the business of translation.

For any Translation Studies Certificate course that has an online component, students are required to have Internet access during the entire online portion. Missing any portion of the online component is grounds for failure of the course and prior arrangements must be made with the program manager at least 2 weeks before the course starts if you anticipate missing part of the online component.

NOTES: Continental breakfast and a hot buffet lunch are served each day. Students who register 5 or fewer business days before the class runs are responsible for emailing the program manager for any pre-assignment. An 8-week online practicum is the second component of this course. Students must complete both course components to receive credit.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Ana Krause

Ana Krause

Ms. Krause holds an MA in Spanish Translation from Kent State University. She was a translation professor at the University of Costa Rica for 12 years and has managed her own translation business for over 14 years. Formerly, she was an in-house translator at Arthur Andersen in Costa Rica.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 12 to March 14
Tuition: $1,350.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Sat
9:00 AM–4:30 PM

Online Registration Close Date:
September 25, 2014
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMMBEP 15W1 Managing Project Resources: Budgets, Estimates... Larry Joseph Spring 2015
Managing Project Resources: Budgets, Estimates and Performance (Intermediate) (PMMBEP)

Instructional level –intermediate

Good project planning has long been shown to be one of the cornerstones of successful project performance. The challenges involved in the development of a sound project plan, however, are often overlooked. When the least is known about a project, a project manager is expected to define costs, schedules, resource requirements, and other project parameters. These initial estimates are really guesses of the future which will become better defined as the project proceeds. Admittedly all estimates are educated guesses, but in the project world they often then become cast in concrete. How does a project manager face this important task with confidence?

Once a project has moved beyond the initial planning stages, the project manager is also faced with the challenge of conveying project performance to a management that often is not familiar with project terminology. For the most part, upper management of most organizations and clients understand the world in financial terms such as revenue recognition, profitability, and cash flow. Project selection is often based, at least in part, on the financial considerations of the project. Translating project terminology and concepts into financial terms and concepts is a key role for the successful project manager. Fortunately, there are good approaches to dealing with these concerns. This course takes a practical look at estimation (theory and practice), project baselines, budgeting, financial analysis, and evaluating and measuring project performance.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Describe estimation theory as it applies to project management
  • Understand how to develop a project budget
  • Identify and apply the tools of resource allocation to projects
  • Describe how to apply project controls
  • Understand how to communicate project information to the management level

Course format:

This is an onsite course.

This is an interactive course. Through a series of lectures, discussions and group work participants will be exposed to the following topics:

  1. Estimation theory and practice
  2. Budget development
  3. Forecasting
  4. Resource allocation
  5. Project Controls

Other Offerings:

This course is offered twice a year. Other available sections include:

PMMBEP 14A1: October 23, 2014–October 24, 2014

Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch and all materials included in tuition.

This course fulfills elective requirements for both the Project Management Strategy Certificate and Advanced PM Certificate.

Prerequisite(s):

Participants should have two years of professional experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about which class is best for you.

Instructor:
Larry Joseph

Larry Joseph

Dr. Joseph has had extensive success in cross-functional problem solving in complex, large programs for a diverse set of clients. He has taught at several universities. Mr. Joseph holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering with a M.S. from Tufts University and a BChE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 12 to March 13
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 10, 2015
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BPINFO 15W1 Basic Program Information Session tbd Winter 2015
Basic Program Information Session (BPINFO)

In an era of tweets and sound bites, the University of Chicago remains committed to the notion that there is no substitute for reading and discussing important texts. The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults brings the rigor and discipline of the liberal arts at the University of Chicago to adultswithout the tests, papers, or grades. 

Learn more about the Basic Program through a sample classroom discussion at our information session. The 90-minute session begins with a description of the program and Q & A, followed by a discussion of a text from the curriculum selected by one of our instructors.

 

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Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location:
Dates: March 12
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–7:30 PM



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PMMPRC 15W1 Managing Project Risk and Complexity (Advanced) Larry Joseph Winter 2015
Managing Project Risk and Complexity (Advanced) (PMMPRC)

Instructional level – Advanced

Most practicing project managers are aware of the role that risk management can play in successfully completing their projects. In a time of “doing more with less” and “faster, better, cheaper,” however, it is easy to overlook the value of a well-constructed approach to risk management. Balancing benefits and costs is not always an easy evaluation to make. Ignoring risk, however, can lead to nasty surprises at best and disaster at the worst.

Complicating matters for project managers is the complexity of most current projects. At one time complexity was characteristic of large systems such as cities or large organizations. Due to rapid increases in technology, systems that were once independent or only loosely linked are now interconnected to an increasingly high degree. Dealing with this complexity in a project environment has become a serious challenge.

This advanced course for project managers will give a review of risk management principles in the project environment. It will take a close look at complexity, how it arises in the project environment and how risk management can help to overcome its most challenging effects.

Learning objectives:

At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Identify the components of risk and a risk management plan
  • Describe and be able to apply the tools and techniques of risk management
  • Describe the core elements of probability and estimation theory
  • Understand how complexity has become a key component of projects
  • Describe how risk management improves project performance

Course format:

This is an onsite course.

This course is highly interactive. The student will be exposed to focused lectures, detailed discussions and team exercises. Extensive use will be made of case studies and the latest tools to deal with this increasingly important phenomenon.

Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch and all materials included in tuition.

Participants in the Advanced Project Management Program may take this course as an advanced elective. All others must meet the experience requirements as stated.

Prerequisite(s):

This seminar assumes that the participants of this session are familiar with Project Management Body of Knowledge and with the Project Management Institute (PMI) disciplines, processes and terms. In addition to the above-mentioned assumptions, the instructor also assumes that participants have applied project and program management concepts in an advanced setting and they are comfortable building on the basic principles of their project management knowledge.

Participants must have at least three years of project leadership experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required. Please contact Klocke1@uchicago.edu if you have questions about which class is best for you.

Instructor:
Larry Joseph

Larry Joseph

Dr. Joseph has had extensive success in cross-functional problem solving in complex, large programs for a diverse set of clients. He has taught at several universities. Mr. Joseph holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering with a M.S. from Tufts University and a BChE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 19 to March 20
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


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Online Registration Close Date:
March 13, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

FSPVMP 15S1 Stage to Screen Michael Phillips Spring 2015
Stage to Screen (FSPVMP)

This wide-ranging survey celebrates vibrant adaptations of stage plays and Broadway musicals by way of acknowledged classics (His Girl Friday, taken from The Front Page), musicals (Cabaret) and such lesser-known gems as Frank Borzage's Man's Castle with Spencer Tracy (1933), and Masahiro Shinoda's Double Suicide (1969). Close analyses of the theatrical texts, and visual illustration of the changes made from stage to screen, reveal the craft, art, and luck involved in the process of marrying theatrics to the cinema. We’ll roam from the silent era to Into the Woods in this engaging 8-week course. Curtain up! And roll ‘em!

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips

Mr. Phillips is a film critic for the Chicago Tribune. He served as drama critic for the Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, and covered movies for the Twin Cities’ weekly City Pages and Minnesota Public Radio.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: March 20 to May 8
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Fri
1:30 PM–5:00 PM



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Online Registration Close Date:
March 16, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPOTGA 15S1 "We Must Not Be Afraid to be Free": The... Adam Rose Spring 2015
"We Must Not Be Afraid to be Free": The Trials of George Anastaplo (BPOTGA)

George Anastaplo is legendary for his Cold War fight against Illinois’s refusal to admit him to the bar, due to his assertion of rights he believed enshrined in the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. We will combine a study of the case (from its 1950 beginning through its 1961 U.S. Supreme Court culmination) with a study of Anastaplo’s views on American fundamental rights. Readings will include case documents and selections from Anastaplo’s works on the Constitution, supplemented by an audio recording of his oral argument before the Supreme Court, and the film Judgment at Nuremburg.

No classes April 4 or 25.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Adam Rose

Adam Rose

Mr. Rose has taught in the Basic Program since 1993, and is a former Staff Chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life.

He is the 2007 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Hyde Park: Cobb Hall
Dates: March 21 to June 6
Tuition: $415.00
Days/Times: Sat
9:30 AM–12:45 PM



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Online Registration Close Date:
March 20, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

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