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WSMYAN 15S1 Writing the Middle-Grade/Young Adult Novel: A... Esther Hershenhorn Spring 2015
Writing the Middle-Grade/Young Adult Novel: A Facilitated Writer's Group (WSMYAN)

Unsure how to move forward with your current middle-grade or young adult novel-in-progress? Joining a Writer’s Group offers you a supportive professional community, positive constructive criticism, and opportunities to learn and hone your craft. Facilitated discussions of each group member’s manuscript highlight story structure, the writing process, comparable literature, and a story’s marketability. Suggested writing exercises, reading assignments, and professional connections offer guidance, focus, insights, and encouragement to writers of all levels.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Esther Hershenhorn

Esther Hershenhorn

serves on the board of advisors of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her publications include Chicken Soup by Heart (winner of the Sydney Taylor Award) and The Confe$$ion$ and $ecret$ of Howard J. Fingerhut.

15 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 16 to May 21
Tuition: $430.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



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

PMENPM 15S1 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Project... Mark Werwath, MS, Phd, PMP Spring 2015
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Project Managers (Intermediate) (PMENPM)

Instructional level – intermediate

Successful project managers must be able to work with other managers, stakeholders, and vendors as well as their own employees. They must be able to resolve disputes, gain approval for budgets, negotiate contracts, and “sell” to all levels of the organizations. Bringing disparate parties together requires a delicate combination of art, science, and practice. Your ability to be truly prepared for and effective in a negotiation hinges on your ability to respond appropriately to colleagues and team members. In this course you will be involved in a variety of in-class simulations to enhance and improve your skills in preparing for and conducting effective negotiations and dispute resolution. Simulation topics include single-issue bargaining, negative and positive ZOPA, multi-issue bargaining, agents and ethical dilemmas, and dispute resolution.

The techniques taught in this course are based on research in social psychology, decision theory, and game theory. The design of the course reflects the belief that negotiating well is both art and science and that learning by experience is powerful-especially when the experience is clearly related to the situations where you want to apply what you learn. Hence, the negotiation exercises we use are set in managerial situations, and the points of learning are sufficiently core to be applicable to a broad range of negotiations or disputes in the context of project management

Learning objectives:

At the end of this course, the student will:

  • Be a more effective and more confident negotiator
  • Be able to recognize and respond to functional and dysfunctional negotiations and tactics
  • Be able to properly prepare for a negotiation and function well in a team that is embarking on a critical negotiation

Instructional format:

This is an onsite course.

This course is highly interactive. The instructor will provide simulations of negotiation scenarios that are derived from real world two-party and multi-party bargaining and integrative scenarios as well as dispute resolution scenarios. Students will be provided a variety of in-class simulations and will be shown how to prepare for and conduct these negotiations. Class-time will then be allocated for students to negotiate the various scenarios with each other and for a thorough debrief and discussion of the in-class negotiations. 

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 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: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 16 to April 17
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
April 10, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

MAINFO 15S1 Master of Science in Analytics Online Information... tbd Spring 2015
Master of Science in Analytics Online Information Session (MAINFO)

Building from a core in applied statistics, the MS in Analytics provides students with advanced analytical training to develop their ability to draw insights from big data, including: data collection, preparation and integration; statistical methods and modeling; and other sophisticated techniques for analyzing complex data. The program is highly applied in nature, integrating business strategy, project-based learning, simulations, case studies, and specific electives addressing the analytical needs of various industry sectors. Through partnerships with key employers, the program also provides students with applied projects and data sets as well as access to career networks and employment pathways upon graduation. Join us for this online information session to learn program details, admission requirements and how you can get started.

 

Register

Online
Chicago, IL
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: April 16
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.

MAINFO 15S2 Master of Science in Analytics Information Session tbd Spring 2015
Master of Science in Analytics Information Session (MAINFO)

Building from a core in applied statistics, the MS in Analytics provides students with advanced analytical training to develop their ability to draw insights from big data, including: data collection, preparation and integration; statistical methods and modeling; and other sophisticated techniques for analyzing complex data. The program is highly applied in nature, integrating business strategy, project-based learning, simulations, case studies, and specific electives addressing the analytical needs of various industry sectors. Through partnerships with key employers, the program also provides students with applied projects and data sets as well as access to career networks and employment pathways upon graduation. Join us for this  information session to learn program details, admission requirements and how you can get started.

 

Register

Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S2
Location:
Dates: April 23
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.

PMINFO 15S1 Project Management Certificate Online Information... tbd Spring 2015
Project Management Certificate Online Information Session (PMINFO)

Please join us for an online information session to learn more about the University of Chicago's Project Management Certificates and classes.  Find out about admissions and program requirements as well as have an opportunity to ask questions about the programming.

You may get a PDF of our schedule and our course descriptions in the download section of our home page:   https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/projectmanagement
 

The University of Chicago Graham School is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) and has been approved to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs).  Each class offers between 14-16 PDU's.

Register

Online
Chicago, IL
Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
tbd
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: April 23
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Thu
12:00 PM–1:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:

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

BPWHOD 15S1 Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's... Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose Spring 2015
Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's Odyssey (BPWHOD)

As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery...
—“Ithaka,” C.P. Cavafy

Following on the great success of our recent retreat on the Iliad, we will continue to engage the great foundational epic poet of our culture with a Weekend Study Retreat on Homer’s Odyssey. Perhaps the original “road narrative,” the poem recounts the adven- tures of Odysseus trying for years to make it home after the Trojan War, struggling against the wrath of gods and monsters and also against the consequences of his great thirst for knowledge and his occasional rash decisions, accumulating a vast and costly store of experiences while repeatedly escaping life-threatening situations by dint of craftiness. Of course, the challenges are by no means over once Odysseus lands on his home shore. The Odyssey has captured imaginations for almost three millennia, and inspired countless works in similar or vastly different genres, including Virgil’s Aeneid, Cavafy’s great 20th-century lyric meditation Ithaka, and even the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The weekend will include talks by James M. Redfield, Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Nature and Culture in the Iliad: The Tragedy of Hector; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova, Adam Rose, and Eva Fernandez, small-group discussions, and free time to enjoy the resort.

Recommended translation:
Homer, Odyssey, Robert Fagles, tr.
Penguin, ISBN 978-0140268867


Tuition includes lectures and discussions, special presentations, coffee and tea service at lectures, and two catered meals.

Accommodations

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations and meals unless otherwise noted. Room reservations and payment must be made directly with The Abbey Resort (800.709.1323, then press #2). A limited number of rooms are available at a group rate of $115 per night. Subject to availability, the Graham School Spring Weekend Retreat group rate is available through April 6, 2015.

The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard

Fontana, WI 53125

More Information

For resort information, please visit theabbeyresort.com. For program updates, please visit our website, grahamschool.uchicago.edu/basicprogram.

Cancellations

Registrations cancelled within 10 business days of start of event are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose

Eva Fernandez

has an MA in English from the University of Chicago.  Her primary interests include Chaucer, Aristotle, Aquinas, and contemporary philosophy of mind and action.  Other enthusiasms include Old English literature, 19th century American literature, and modern and contemporary poetry.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

,

Katia Mitova

has been teaching in the Basic Program since 1998. She holds an MA in Comparative Slavic Studies from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and an MA and PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. In her native city, Sofia, she worked as an assistant professor of Slavic literatures, literary critic, the Editor of the national quarterly magazine for literature and political philosophy, Panorama, and daily correspondent for Radio Free Europe. Mitova has published two books of poetry,The Human Shell (1994), in Bulgarian, and Dream Diary (2013), in English. She has translated (into Bulgarian) and edited 15 books of fiction, poetry, and philosophy. She taught philosophy and literature in the College at the University of Chicago and at present is a professional faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Katia Mitova is the 2008 recipient of Graham School’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

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Adam 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.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: April 24 to April 26
Tuition: $275.00
Days/Times: Fri
Starts at 6:30 PM
Sat
All Day
Sun
Ends at 12:00 PM

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

BPWHOD 15S1 Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's... Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose Spring 2015
Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's Odyssey (BPWHOD)

As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery...
—“Ithaka,” C.P. Cavafy

Following on the great success of our recent retreat on the Iliad, we will continue to engage the great foundational epic poet of our culture with a Weekend Study Retreat on Homer’s Odyssey. Perhaps the original “road narrative,” the poem recounts the adven- tures of Odysseus trying for years to make it home after the Trojan War, struggling against the wrath of gods and monsters and also against the consequences of his great thirst for knowledge and his occasional rash decisions, accumulating a vast and costly store of experiences while repeatedly escaping life-threatening situations by dint of craftiness. Of course, the challenges are by no means over once Odysseus lands on his home shore. The Odyssey has captured imaginations for almost three millennia, and inspired countless works in similar or vastly different genres, including Virgil’s Aeneid, Cavafy’s great 20th-century lyric meditation Ithaka, and even the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The weekend will include talks by James M. Redfield, Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Nature and Culture in the Iliad: The Tragedy of Hector; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova, Adam Rose, and Eva Fernandez, small-group discussions, and free time to enjoy the resort.

Recommended translation:
Homer, Odyssey, Robert Fagles, tr.
Penguin, ISBN 978-0140268867


Tuition includes lectures and discussions, special presentations, coffee and tea service at lectures, and two catered meals.

Accommodations

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations and meals unless otherwise noted. Room reservations and payment must be made directly with The Abbey Resort (800.709.1323, then press #2). A limited number of rooms are available at a group rate of $115 per night. Subject to availability, the Graham School Spring Weekend Retreat group rate is available through April 6, 2015.

The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard

Fontana, WI 53125

More Information

For resort information, please visit theabbeyresort.com. For program updates, please visit our website, grahamschool.uchicago.edu/basicprogram.

Cancellations

Registrations cancelled within 10 business days of start of event are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose

Eva Fernandez

has an MA in English from the University of Chicago.  Her primary interests include Chaucer, Aristotle, Aquinas, and contemporary philosophy of mind and action.  Other enthusiasms include Old English literature, 19th century American literature, and modern and contemporary poetry.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

,

Katia Mitova

has been teaching in the Basic Program since 1998. She holds an MA in Comparative Slavic Studies from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and an MA and PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. In her native city, Sofia, she worked as an assistant professor of Slavic literatures, literary critic, the Editor of the national quarterly magazine for literature and political philosophy, Panorama, and daily correspondent for Radio Free Europe. Mitova has published two books of poetry,The Human Shell (1994), in Bulgarian, and Dream Diary (2013), in English. She has translated (into Bulgarian) and edited 15 books of fiction, poetry, and philosophy. She taught philosophy and literature in the College at the University of Chicago and at present is a professional faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Katia Mitova is the 2008 recipient of Graham School’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

, ,

Adam 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.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: April 24 to April 26
Tuition: $275.00
Days/Times: Fri
Starts at 6:30 PM
Sat
All Day
Sun
Ends at 12:00 PM

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

BPWHOD 15S1 Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's... Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose Spring 2015
Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's Odyssey (BPWHOD)

As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery...
—“Ithaka,” C.P. Cavafy

Following on the great success of our recent retreat on the Iliad, we will continue to engage the great foundational epic poet of our culture with a Weekend Study Retreat on Homer’s Odyssey. Perhaps the original “road narrative,” the poem recounts the adven- tures of Odysseus trying for years to make it home after the Trojan War, struggling against the wrath of gods and monsters and also against the consequences of his great thirst for knowledge and his occasional rash decisions, accumulating a vast and costly store of experiences while repeatedly escaping life-threatening situations by dint of craftiness. Of course, the challenges are by no means over once Odysseus lands on his home shore. The Odyssey has captured imaginations for almost three millennia, and inspired countless works in similar or vastly different genres, including Virgil’s Aeneid, Cavafy’s great 20th-century lyric meditation Ithaka, and even the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The weekend will include talks by James M. Redfield, Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Nature and Culture in the Iliad: The Tragedy of Hector; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova, Adam Rose, and Eva Fernandez, small-group discussions, and free time to enjoy the resort.

Recommended translation:
Homer, Odyssey, Robert Fagles, tr.
Penguin, ISBN 978-0140268867


Tuition includes lectures and discussions, special presentations, coffee and tea service at lectures, and two catered meals.

Accommodations

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations and meals unless otherwise noted. Room reservations and payment must be made directly with The Abbey Resort (800.709.1323, then press #2). A limited number of rooms are available at a group rate of $115 per night. Subject to availability, the Graham School Spring Weekend Retreat group rate is available through April 6, 2015.

The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard

Fontana, WI 53125

More Information

For resort information, please visit theabbeyresort.com. For program updates, please visit our website, grahamschool.uchicago.edu/basicprogram.

Cancellations

Registrations cancelled within 10 business days of start of event are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose

Eva Fernandez

has an MA in English from the University of Chicago.  Her primary interests include Chaucer, Aristotle, Aquinas, and contemporary philosophy of mind and action.  Other enthusiasms include Old English literature, 19th century American literature, and modern and contemporary poetry.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

,

Katia Mitova

has been teaching in the Basic Program since 1998. She holds an MA in Comparative Slavic Studies from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and an MA and PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. In her native city, Sofia, she worked as an assistant professor of Slavic literatures, literary critic, the Editor of the national quarterly magazine for literature and political philosophy, Panorama, and daily correspondent for Radio Free Europe. Mitova has published two books of poetry,The Human Shell (1994), in Bulgarian, and Dream Diary (2013), in English. She has translated (into Bulgarian) and edited 15 books of fiction, poetry, and philosophy. She taught philosophy and literature in the College at the University of Chicago and at present is a professional faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Katia Mitova is the 2008 recipient of Graham School’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

, ,

Adam 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.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: April 24 to April 26
Tuition: $275.00
Days/Times: Fri
Starts at 6:30 PM
Sat
All Day
Sun
Ends at 12:00 PM

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

BPWHOD 15S1 Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's... Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose Spring 2015
Basic Program Weekend Study Retreat: Homer's Odyssey (BPWHOD)

As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery...
—“Ithaka,” C.P. Cavafy

Following on the great success of our recent retreat on the Iliad, we will continue to engage the great foundational epic poet of our culture with a Weekend Study Retreat on Homer’s Odyssey. Perhaps the original “road narrative,” the poem recounts the adven- tures of Odysseus trying for years to make it home after the Trojan War, struggling against the wrath of gods and monsters and also against the consequences of his great thirst for knowledge and his occasional rash decisions, accumulating a vast and costly store of experiences while repeatedly escaping life-threatening situations by dint of craftiness. Of course, the challenges are by no means over once Odysseus lands on his home shore. The Odyssey has captured imaginations for almost three millennia, and inspired countless works in similar or vastly different genres, including Virgil’s Aeneid, Cavafy’s great 20th-century lyric meditation Ithaka, and even the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The weekend will include talks by James M. Redfield, Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Nature and Culture in the Iliad: The Tragedy of Hector; Basic Program instructors Katia Mitova, Adam Rose, and Eva Fernandez, small-group discussions, and free time to enjoy the resort.

Recommended translation:
Homer, Odyssey, Robert Fagles, tr.
Penguin, ISBN 978-0140268867


Tuition includes lectures and discussions, special presentations, coffee and tea service at lectures, and two catered meals.

Accommodations

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations and meals unless otherwise noted. Room reservations and payment must be made directly with The Abbey Resort (800.709.1323, then press #2). A limited number of rooms are available at a group rate of $115 per night. Subject to availability, the Graham School Spring Weekend Retreat group rate is available through April 6, 2015.

The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard

Fontana, WI 53125

More Information

For resort information, please visit theabbeyresort.com. For program updates, please visit our website, grahamschool.uchicago.edu/basicprogram.

Cancellations

Registrations cancelled within 10 business days of start of event are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Eva Fernandez, Katia Mitova, James Redfield, Adam Rose

Eva Fernandez

has an MA in English from the University of Chicago.  Her primary interests include Chaucer, Aristotle, Aquinas, and contemporary philosophy of mind and action.  Other enthusiasms include Old English literature, 19th century American literature, and modern and contemporary poetry.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

,

Katia Mitova

has been teaching in the Basic Program since 1998. She holds an MA in Comparative Slavic Studies from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and an MA and PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. In her native city, Sofia, she worked as an assistant professor of Slavic literatures, literary critic, the Editor of the national quarterly magazine for literature and political philosophy, Panorama, and daily correspondent for Radio Free Europe. Mitova has published two books of poetry,The Human Shell (1994), in Bulgarian, and Dream Diary (2013), in English. She has translated (into Bulgarian) and edited 15 books of fiction, poetry, and philosophy. She taught philosophy and literature in the College at the University of Chicago and at present is a professional faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Katia Mitova is the 2008 recipient of Graham School’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

, ,

Adam 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.

30 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location:
Dates: April 24 to April 26
Tuition: $275.00
Days/Times: Fri
Starts at 6:30 PM
Sat
All Day
Sun
Ends at 12:00 PM

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

LASYCP 15S3 Teacher and Parent Workshop: Cultivating Young... Bart Schultz Spring 2015
Teacher and Parent Workshop: Cultivating Young Philosophers and Excellent Students (LASYCP)

In collaboration with the University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project

If you would like to help your child or student cultivate key skills in critical thinking, ethical reflection, and collaborative inquiry, the University of Chicago Winning Words Initiative can support your efforts. Please join us for these workshops on how to nurture your child’s philosophical questions and interests, and by doing so enhance both a wide range of academic skills and, most importantly of all, the capabilities needed for a rich, meaningful life. Participants will consider various strategies for effectively responding to the questions that children and young people love to raise, and we will select readings and lesson plans that can be especially valuable for sparking philosophical conversations.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Bart Schultz

Bart Schultz

Bart Schultz is senior lecturer in philosophy and director of the Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago. He founded and developed the award-winning Winning Words precollegiate philosophy program, which is a program of the Civic Knowledge Project. Each workshop in the series will feature a distinguished special guest lecturer, as well as the coaches actively teaching in the Winning Words program.

3.5 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S3
Location: Hyde Park
Dates: April 25
Tuition: $50.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–2:00 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 24, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LASCAP 15S1 Astrophysics 101 Vikram Dwarkadas Spring 2015
Astrophysics 101 (LASCAP )

This daylong seminar will cover the nature of life as we know it. We will emphasize the fundamental principles of physics and astronomy pertaining to life on earth and elsewhere. We will cover the nature and difficulties of space travel, whether it is achievable, and what the requirements are. We will also cover the philosophical importance of scientific discoveries and the impact of the discovery of life beyond Earth.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Vikram Dwarkadas

Vikram Dwarkadas

Mr. Dwarkadas is a senior research associate in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Areas of interest include numerical simulations of various facets of the interstellar medium (supernovae and supernova remnants), winds, bubbles, and shock waves.

20 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 25
Tuition: $115.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00AM–4:00PM



Online Registration Close Date:
April 24, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAAHPO 15S1 CANCELED: Post-Impressionism Catherine Burdick Spring 2015
CANCELED: Post-Impressionism (LAAHPO)

Due in part to economic crisis and skepticism of the fin-de-siècle, a dramatic shift in sensibility began to unfold in the French art world in the 1880s and 1890s. Artists like Seurat, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Anquetin either critiqued the modern city or turned their backs on it in search of experiences and subjects untainted by Western materialism. We will use lectures, a museum visit, and group discussions to explore this quest for the authentic.

Prerequisite(s):
none
10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 27 to May 18
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Mon
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 5, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

WSGWCN 15S1 Essay-A-Day: A Generative Workshop in Creative... Dina Elenbogen Spring 2015
Essay-A-Day: A Generative Workshop in Creative Nonfiction (WSGWCN)

In this workshop, we will explore the craft issues related to flash nonfiction. Writing shorter pieces will allow students to work on structure, intensity of language, and wrapping an idea in a compelling story. Students will receive a daily prompt which they will use as a launching pad to write a flash piece every day except for the day of class. During each class session, students will share one of the pieces they created during the preceding week. A short discussion will follow each presentation. We will also read and discuss flash nonfiction essays and craft issues related to this genre.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Dina Elenbogen

Dina Elenbogen

has published 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: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 28 to May 19
Tuition: $285.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



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

WSWAFW 15S1 Eat Those Words: Writing About Food and Wine Bill St. John Spring 2015
Eat Those Words: Writing About Food and Wine (WSWAFW)

Ingredients: reading, writing, skill-building, and one-on-one feedback. Preparation: read great writing on food and wine; use your five senses to write on food or wine yourself; learn how to pen or blog restaurant reviews or criticism, recipes, and cookbooks; pick up tips how to pitch editors and publishers. Serves: one to dozens.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Bill St. John

Bill St. John

For 19 years, Mr. St. John (MA ‘77, MA ‘80, PhD ‘83) was wine writer, restaurant critic and food editor at The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Microsoft sidewalk.com, and for 12 years wrote on food and wine for Wine & Spirits magazine.

10 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 29 to May 20
Tuition: $285.00
Days/Times: Wed
6:30 PM–9:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
April 28, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

OUAPRA 15S1 Personal Property Valuation: Research and Analysis Patricia H. Atwood Spring 2015
Personal Property Valuation: Research and Analysis (OUAPRA)

PPV: Research and Analysis is the second class in the Principles of Valuation course of study of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) for Personal Property Appraisers. The PP202 class covers the development of the scope of work for appraisal assignments, including methods of research and analysis of markets, and approaches to value. This course also provides students with expanded appraisal terminology. This course is a prerequisite for PP203.

Prerequisite(s):

Successful completion of PP/GJ201 is a prerequisite for this course.

Instructor:
Patricia H. Atwood

Patricia H. Atwood

is an ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser. Educated at Cornell University (A.B.) and Princeton University (M.A.), she was Curator/Executive Director of The Time Museum, Rockford, IL. She is a past president of the Chicago Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers and currently serves as a member of the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation and on the IRS Advisory Council.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 29 to May 2
Tuition: $875.00
Days/Times: Wed
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thu
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Unlimited slots available

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

OUARDI 15S1 Display Storage and Use II Michelle Burton Spring 2015
Display Storage and Use II (OUARDI)

Through lectures, readings, and hands-on exercises, this course will explore conservation principles and practices relating to the housing, storage, and display of museum collections. Students will be introduced to design and construction principles as well as to practical ideas and solutions for the effective storage and display of objects that safeguard their intrinsic and interpretive value. Students will consider material selection and use, explore methodologies and fabrication techniques for housing, enclosures, and supports, and learn about environmental concerns and factors. In the third part of the course, use of collections will be discussed with reference to their value for the present and future, and how interpretation techniques affect their use.

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:
Michelle Burton

Michelle Burton

is a Collections Manager at the Field Museum, where she is supervising major re-housing effort and storage move of over 6,000 artifacts.  She has lectured at Beloit College and Northern Illinois University.  She holds a Masters in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Field Museum
Dates: April 30 to June 11
Tuition: $475.00
Days/Times: Thu
6:00 PM–8:00 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
April 29, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

OUVAWR 15S1 Writing as Part of Your Practice Susan Snodgrass Spring 2015
Writing as Part of Your Practice (OUVAWR)

This course provides artists with the necessary communication skills to write and think critically about their own work and its connection to the larger world of contemporary art. Just as the field of critical practice and theory analyzes and evaluate works of art, artists must also use dialogical tools that inform, interpret and educate their varied audiences. These goals will be explored through readings and written assignments, including the artist statement, narratives for grants/proposals, interviews and reviews.

Course Meeting Days/Times:

Classes on April 30, May 7, May 14, May 19, May 21, May 26, June 2

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Susan Snodgrass

Susan Snodgrass

Ms. Snodgrass is a Chicago-based critic, editor, and educator. She has written for both print and online publications, most notably for Art in America, for which she served as a Corresponding Editor (1994-2013), and ARTMargins (www.artmargins.com), devoted to contemporary art in Eastern Europe and for whom she is an online editor. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Sculpture Department and the New Arts Journalism Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

21 CPDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Hyde Park Art Center
Dates: April 30 to June 2
Tuition: $475.00
Days/Times: Tue
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Thu
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
April 29, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PMPAAR 15S1 Project Assessment And Recovery (Intermediate) Prasad S. Kodukula Spring 2015
Project Assessment And Recovery (Intermediate) (PMPAAR )

Instructional level–intermediate

Learn to embrace challenges! Experienced project managers are often brought on-board to recover troubled projects. The recovery process first starts with an assessment of the project’s health using various diagnostic tools. A determination is made whether the project can be saved or warrants termination. If it can be saved, a recovery plan is developed. Upon agreement by the key stakeholders, the plan is put into action. The recovery process is closely monitored and tracked until the project is back on track. The key challenge is to make all this happen extremely quickly!

The goal of this two-day course is to provide you with a methodology and tools for assessing and recovering troubled projects. First you will learn the key characteristics of successful projects. You will gain an understanding of rational criteria for deciding whether a failing project should be terminated or resuscitated. You will be introduced to a four-phase methodology for rapidly assessing and recovering failing or troubled projects. You will learn key processes and tools associated with each phase. The course is based on standard PMI project management processes, tools, and techniques. It assumes that you are familiar with the basic project management concepts and tools and PMI’s A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide).

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will develop skills to:

  • Define characteristics of successful vs. failed projects
  • Apply rational criteria in project go/no-go decisions
  • Perform a rapid assessment of a project’s health
  • Identify root causes of project “troubles” using various diagnostic tools
  • Stabilize a troubled project by applying standard project management tools and techniques
  • Apply a structured methodology to recover troubled projects
  • Implement critical measures to prevent projects from becoming troubled

Course delivery format:

This course is offered onsite. It consists of focused mini-lectures, detailed discussions, and case study exercises. The class will be divided into small teams, and each team will be engaged in group discussions and team exercises throughout the course. The teams will make presentations of their discussion and exercise results to the entire class. The class is designed to be highly hands-on and interactive.

Sections:

This course is offered twice 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):

Please note: Participants must have completed Project Management: From Idea to Completion or be familiar with PMI’s project management framework as specified in the PMBOK Guide. Participants must have at least two years of business or professional experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required.

Instructor:
Prasad S. Kodukula

Prasad S. Kodukula

Dr. Prasad S. Kodukula, PMP, PgMP, is an award-winning speaker, coach, author, and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of professional experience. He is the founder & CEO of Kodukula & Associates, Inc., a project management training, coaching, and consulting company in Chicago, Illinois. He has spoken to audiences spanning more than 40 countries on a variety o topics in project management. Prasad has trained or coached several thousands of project/program/portfolio managers at 40 Fortune 100 companies, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the United States government. Examples of major companies where he taught include Abbott Labs, Boeing, BP, Chrysler, Cisco, Corning, Dow Chemical, Ericsson, ExxonMobil, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, Medtronic, Motorola, Sprint, Volkswagen, and United Technologies Corporation. Prasad is also co-founder and CEO of Neochloris, Inc., an alternative energy technology company. Prasad holds degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Cornell University, and Rutgers University. He was recognized by the Project Management Institute as “Best of the Best in Project Management” with 2010 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award. He also received prestigious awards from the USEPA and the States of Kansas and Illinois for outstanding achievements in education, training, and technology innovation. Prasad is a co-author or contributing author of eight books and more than 40 articles.

14 PDU
Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: April 30 to May 1
Tuition: $1,400.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Online Registration Close Date:
April 23, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

LAPHHL 15S1 Suffering in the Headlines Elsa J. Marty Spring 2015
Suffering in the Headlines (LAPHHL)

This course will focus on instances of and discussions about suffering in the contemporary world. Class members will be asked to identify and analyze current news stories that relate to the following topics: (1) death and disease, (2) grief, pain, and depression, (3) poverty and injustice, and (4) prevention and alleviation of suffering. Please watch the PBS video “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” for the first class.

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

Elsa J. 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: 15S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates: May 1 to May 22
Tuition: $180.00
Days/Times: Fri
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
April 30, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

BPFFLS 15S3 First Friday Lecture: On Looking at Pictures in... Claudia Traudt Spring 2015
First Friday Lecture: On Looking at Pictures in an Exhibition (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.

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

Claudia Traudt

holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her art-making, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image.

She is the 2006 recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program.

Course Documents (if available):
Section: 15S3
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Dates: May 1
Tuition: $0.00
Days/Times: Fri
12:15 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
April 30, 2015
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

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