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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.

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.

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.

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



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



134 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



80 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.

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.

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.

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



17 slots available

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

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.

 

Register

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



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

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.

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