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LAPHEA 15W1 CANCELED: Evil in the Headlines Elsa J. Marty Winter 2015
CANCELED: Evil in the Headlines (LAPHEA)

This course will focus on discussions of and appeals to the concept of evil in the contemporary world. Class members will be asked to identify and analyze current news stories that relate to the following topics: (1) moral evil, (2) natural evil and scientific explanations of evil, (3) cultural depictions of evil, and (4) responses to evil.

Please watch the Frontline episode, "Raising Adam Lanza" on the PBS website (pbs.org) for the first class.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Elsa J. Marty

Elsa J. Marty

Ms. Marty is a graduate student in theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School and co-author of A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 16 to March 9
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
February 15, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

SMSMWM 15W1 CANCELED: Sustainability Metrics and Why They... Jessica Bollhoefer Winter 2015
CANCELED: Sustainability Metrics and Why They Matter (SMSMWM)

You cannot manage what you do not measure…and what gets measured gets DONE. All public and private institutions are faced with a unique set of sustainability challenges resulting from their core business objectives, constituent/ employee responsibilities, and civic/shareholder demands. This course will explore how both public and private institutions set targets and measure progress toward achieving the social, economic and environmental objectives to which they have committed. We will review real world examples of sustainability campaigns from public and private institutions and analyze the various metrics and tools used to effect change.

Note: this is an elective course.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Jessica Bollhoefer

Jessica Bollhoefer

Ms. Bollhoefer is the sustainability director and Midwest region sustainability practice lead with JLL in Chicago. She is focused on reducing building energy use and the impact of construction on the environment through the implementation of green certifications and sustainability focused real estate initiatives.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 16 to March 16
Tuition: $610.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



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

WSMWES 15W1 Memoir Writing: Exploring Structure Dina Elenbogen Winter 2015
Memoir Writing: Exploring Structure (WSMWES)

When we write about true life events, it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin. As a result, we often start too far back in our narratives. Chronological order often makes sense in stories about our lives, but moving through time often inclines writers to include too much back story. In this workshop we will explore different ways to structure memoirs that will allow you to discover your intent, get to the heart of your story, and illuminate what you have come to say in a given essay.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Dina Elenbogen

Dina Elenbogen

Ms. Elenbogen’s publications include a poetry collection, Apples of the Earth, as well as award-winning nonfiction pieces. She is the recipient of the 2012 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award for the Humanities, Arts and Sciences.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 16 to March 9
Tuition: $285.00
Days/Times: Mon
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
February 15, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

SMECON 15W1 Environmental Economics Donald Jones Winter 2015
Environmental Economics (SMECON)

There are persuasive scientific and ethical arguments for reducing greenhouse gases. There are also considerable financial incentives to firms, as well as some costs that may not be distributed parallel to firm benefits. Understanding how to explain the value of sustainability in terms of dollars and cents is an essential skill for anyone trying to lead a business to change. This course teaches how to apply economic paradigms to sustainability efforts. Students will study local, regional, and global problems and explore possible solutions drawing from empirical and theoretical research in the field of economics.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Donald Jones

Donald Jones

Mr. Jones received his PhD in geography (economic) at UChicago. He studied energy issues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, continuing at RCF Economic & Financial Consulting with co-leadership of the UChicago Study of Nuclear Power and analyses of hydrogen energy.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 17 to March 17
Tuition: $610.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



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

MCSHOP 15W1 Shopper Marketing James Lucas Winter 2015
Shopper Marketing (MCSHOP)

Shopper marketing is getting an increasing share of marketing budgets and spawning a fast-growing number of new and interesting marketing jobs. In this course, you’ll learn how to understand and influence the customer in the store, be it physical or online, near the “point-of-purchase,” and get products into the shopping cart and purchased. Topics include shopping environments, shopper behavior in today’s multi-channel retailing era, package design, in-store product displays and signage, product placement in departments and on shelves, sampling, product presentation on shopping websites, discount coupons, loyalty programs, payment options, and pick-up and delivery options. You’ll learn how to use consumer data to offer relevant, timely product information and individually targeted promotions to consumers, including on the smart phones they use while they walk through a store or mall.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
James Lucas

James Lucas

Mr. Lucas is Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Insight, at Schawk, a global marketing agency which offers point-of-purchase and in-store marketing materials and retail consulting services to clients around the world. Formerly, Mr. Lucas was Executive Vice President, Global Retail Insight and Strategy, at Draft FCB. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Chicago.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 17 to March 12
Tuition: $960.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Thu
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Sat
3/14/2015 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (with a 1-hour lunch break)

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

MCVIRL 15W1 CANCELED: Brand Creativity: Creating Contagious... Dan Fietsam Winter 2015
CANCELED: Brand Creativity: Creating Contagious Content (MCVIRL)

Today’s smart marketer is always ready withcontagious brand content ready to activate at just the right moment. Whether your audience is cat lovers, car enthusiasts, or new mothers, the creative challenge is to be ready to connect with them, surprise or delight them, excite their emotion, and make them want to repeat, share, and amplify your content.

In this new course, one of the nation’s foremost creative directors will inspire and coach you to create the kinds of slogans, tweets, images, clips, ads, themes, and attitudes your brand needs to have ready to deploy on web, mobile web, and broadcast platforms. Here’s a wonderful opportunity to have fun while you’re developing the keen cultural awareness and creative approach to audience engagement that employers and clients are looking for.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Dan Fietsam

Dan Fietsam

Dan Fietsam is Executive Creative Director at FCB (Foote, Cone, Belding), inspiring and guiding creative development for major clients and brands. Previously, he served as Chief Creative Officer at Energy BBDO. His creative direction and copywriting have won Emmy, Cannes Lions, Clio, and One Show awards. Mr. Fietsam holds an M.S. in Integrated Marketing from the Medill School, Northwestern University.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 17 to March 14
Tuition: $960.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Thu
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Sat
3/14/2015 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (with a 1-hour lunch break)

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

MCMACO 15W1 Managing Integrated Marketing Communications Sabrina Libby-Isherwood Winter 2015
Managing Integrated Marketing Communications (MCMACO)

This course teaches you to express your brand values, your selling proposition, and your marketing themes and messages consistently through all your media and customer touchpoints. You will learn to coordinate a marketing campaign and manage and motivate a staff and agency team. You will set goals, allocate marketing resources, manage budget, measure whether goals are being met, and use data to guide important marketing decisions.

 

Prerequisite(s):

Successful Marketing: Basics to New Directions and at least one other marketing course.

Instructor:
Sabrina Libby-Isherwood

Sabrina Libby-Isherwood

Sabrina Isherwood most recently was Chief Marketing Officer for ChiroOne, a multi-state chain of chiropractic health clinics. During most of her career, however, Ms. Isherwood has been responsible for domestic and international marketing of food and beverage products. She has been Director of Global Enjoyment at the Wrigley Company, Director of International Marketing at Welch's Foods International, and Export Marketing Manager at Kraft Foods for the Central American and the Caribbean regions. At various times during her career, she has lived in Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Ms. Isherwood earned an M.B.A, with a concentration in international marketing, at Eastern Michigan University.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 18 to March 16
Tuition: $960.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Wed
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Sat
3/21/2015 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (with a 1-hour lunch break)

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

LAPHEA 15W2 Evil in the Headlines Elsa J. Marty Winter 2015
Evil in the Headlines (LAPHEA)

This course will focus on discussions of and appeals to the concept of evil in the contemporary world. Class members will be asked to identify and analyze current news stories that relate to the following topics: (1) moral evil, (2) natural evil and scientific explanations of evil, (3) cultural depictions of evil, and (4) responses to evil.

Please watch the Frontline episode, "Raising Adam Lanza" on the PBS website (pbs.org) for the first class.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Elsa J. Marty

Elsa J. Marty

Ms. Marty is a graduate student in theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School and co-author of A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 18 to March 11
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Wed
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
February 17, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

MCBFCA 15W2 Branding for Competitive Advantage Ilan Geva Winter 2015
Branding for Competitive Advantage (MCBFCA)

A brand can be the foundation of successful marketing: often, it is the most valuable asset of a business. But what is a brand and who defines it? This course challenges you to answer these questions and think deeply about the many facets and attributes of brands. You will learn to develop a brand strategy that gives your products a strong advantage within their categories in the competitive marketplace. You will learn to create, position, maintain, update, and extend a brand and build a brand-centered organization. You will also study the increasing challenge to well-known national and global brands from generic and store-label goods and brand counterfeits.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Ilan Geva

Ilan Geva

Mr. Geva is an independent marketing and branding consultant serving clients in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East from his office in Chicago. He has held prior executive marketing positions at Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett, and Frankel & Co. Geva received the 2006 Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W2
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 18 to March 16
Tuition: $960.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Wed
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Sat
3/21/2015 9:00 AM–3:00 PM (with a 1-hour lunch break)

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

CTFOSM 15W7 Fundamentals of Site Management Eileen Dickman Winter 2015
Fundamentals of Site Management (CTFOSM)

This course covers the process of coordinating and managing a clinical study from the perspective of the study site. Students will learn the essentials of coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of a clinical research study, from planning site logistics and constructing timelines for the study initiation visit to closing out a study. The course will focus on the operational, interpersonal, and data-management aspects of the process.

Synchronous Sessions: Saturdays, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CST.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Eileen Dickman

Eileen Dickman

Dr. Dickman has been a clinical trials project manager for over 10 years, managing the financial and administrative processes for industry-sponsored, federally-sponsored, and investigator-initiated clinical research trials. Before becoming involved in the clinical side of research, she worked in preclinical development focusing on the molecular etiology of congenital heart abnormalities. She received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W7
Location: Online
Dates: February 18 to March 18
Tuition: $1,265.00
Days/Times:



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

PMPMAN 15W1 CANCELED: Portfolio Management (Advanced) Mark Werwath, MS, Phd, PMP Winter 2015
CANCELED: Portfolio Management (Advanced) (PMPMAN)

Instructional level – Advanced

Dealing with the conflicting issues of multiple priorities, clients, and budgets with finite resources is intrinsic to the role of a project manager. The goal of this class is to familiarize the student with the emerging field of portfolio management from the perspective of multi-project project management. The typical project is surrounded by a context of other projects within the organization. This seminar will familiarize the student with the organizational, process, management and other techniques currently in use in industry today for the optimization of the multi-project environment.

This seminar builds on the basic project management body of knowledge as well as the strategic planning and product strategy setting materials in order to optimize the implementation of multi-product and multi-project planning and design.

Learning objectives:

This course assumes a working knowledge of project management techniques and focuses on the issues confronted when project managers must juggle priorities and resources. Through lectures, group discussions and case studies, students will:

  • Acquire the skills necessary to manage multiple projects with limited resources
  • Be exposed to different approaches to the management of multiple priorities, clients, and budgets
  • Learn techniques helpful in recognizing and managing portfolio risk
  • Learn different methods (such as stage-gate modeling) to analyze mini-business prospects

Course format:

This is an onsite course.

The format for this course is highly interactive and includes lectures, discussions, and a few in-class exercises. Students are encouraged to come prepared to engage in active participation and share issues and challenges from their own projects and organizations. The student will be exposed to cases in the automotive, pharmaceutical, and high tech industries in order to understand the myriad of applications for this methodology.

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 (PMBOK®) as well as 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:
Mark Werwath, MS, Phd, PMP

Mark Werwath, MS, Phd, PMP

Mark brings a rich background of project/process management and 25 years of new product development experience to the classroom. He began his career in industrial engineering with Motorola,
developing a strong operations background as he supported factory automation, process streamlining and process optimization. Moving to Northrop Grumman he focused on new product development,
managing the teams that designed, developed, and produced RF transmitters. Mark then returned to Motorola, and during his 20 year tenure worked in nearly every sector of the business including handsets, infrastructure, and the government side, leading teams that developed, tested, implemented and integrated large scale technology projects. As a principal with Pro-Lima Consulting Mark's clients included Abbott Laboratories, Baxter Medical Products, Northwestern Technological Institute, DePaul University and University of Chicago. Mark then moved on to WMS Gaming and worked Executive Director of Program management of new product development. Mark is currently the Director of Masters in engineering management and Associate Director for the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University. Mark has a PhD in Organizational Development from Benedictine University.

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 19 to February 20
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 18, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAHIHI 15W7 Online Course: History of Islam Adrian De Gifis Winter 2015
Online Course: History of Islam (LAHIHI)

This online course begins with pre-Islamic historical and cultural background before discussing the Quran and the life of Muhammad. The course concludes with a look at the Islamic Golden Age, when the Muslim world experienced cultural innovations in science, mathematics, medicine, literature, philosophy, and art. In all, this course covers nearly a millennium of history, providing a context for understanding the history of Islam from 400-1300 CE.

Using an asynchronous format, this online course combines brief lectures, opportunities to interpret passages from the Quran (in Arabic or English translation), and a final assignment of a brief paper or presentation on the topic of your choice.  For further questions please contact Marissa Love at mvlove@uchicago.edu.

Please note:

  • The registration deadline for this online course is February 12.
  • Please click this link and fill in the form to request an electronic ID for this course.
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Adrian De Gifis

Adrian De Gifis

Mr. de Gifis holds a PhD in Islamic thought from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His areas of specialization include Islamic political thought, Islamic sectarianism, history and historiography, and classical Arabic literature.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W7
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 19 to March 31
Tuition: $150.00
Days/Times:
There are no regular meeting times. Students work at their own pace.



Online Registration Close Date:
February 12, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

TRLETR 15W1 Legal Translation Lois M. Feuerle Winter 2015
Legal Translation (TRLETR)

This course will provide an overview of legal translation. Because a legal document, when executed, bears legal liabilities, the translation usually has the same legal effect as the original. As a result, the characteristics of legal translation in general will be discussed, and the different areas of legal translation—corporate, litigation, intellectual property, and tax—will be covered. This course will address the different bases of legal systems and ways to research legal issues in the countries of the various language pairs.

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:
Lois M. Feuerle

Lois M. Feuerle

Dr. Feuerle holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures and Applied Linguistics from the University of Kansas and a law degree from the New York University School of Law. After receiving her JD, she clerked for Justice Gary S. Stein, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and then practiced law at a large law firm before working in alternative dispute resolution and court administration. She has lived and worked in Germany. She studied theater and art history in Vienna, goldsmithing in Salzburg and spent 3 years at Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany. She has been an ATA-certified translator for German into English since 1991 and has taught translation at Montclair State University and in the NYU translation certificate program.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15W1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 19 to February 21
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:
February 14, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAPHWD 14A1 Medical Ethics: Who Decides, and On What Basis? Daniel Brudney Autumn 2014
Medical Ethics: Who Decides, and On What Basis? (LAPHWD)

Decisions about medical treatment take place in the context of changing health care systems, changing ideas about rights and obligations, and among doctors and patients who have diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. By means of historical, philosophical, and medical readings, this course will examine such issues as paternalism, autonomy, the commodification of the body, and the enhancement of mental and/or physical characteristics.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Daniel Brudney

Daniel Brudney

Mr. Brudney is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and the College, associated faculty in the Divinity School and MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and cochair of the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago.

5 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 14A1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: February 21
Tuition: $115.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–4:00 PM (one-hour lunch break)



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

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



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
February 27, 2015
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.

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.

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