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New certificate programs offered in project management, coaching and mentoring, and supervision

Thursday, August 28, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - The Division for Enterprise Development at The University of Texas at Arlington will offer educational programs in coaching and mentoring, supervision, and project management beginning this fall.

In today’s workplace, top executives must be purposeful in their approach to achieving outcomes that accomplish organizational mission and goals. Workforce studies suggest companies are retooling and restructuring, which is changing the role of organizational leaders and executives. This condition has created a need for professional coach/mentors, supervisors, and project managers with exceptional knowledge and skills.

These programs are designed for individuals interested in improving their skills as an internal or private practitioner.

The Coaching and Mentoring Program certificate program examines the principles of mentoring/coaching and assesses individual coaching/mentoring skills. Furthermore, it emphasizes how important understanding the organizational culture is to developing skills as a mentor/coach. The instructor will help individuals meet course objectives through various methods, such as case studies, role playing, self assessments, informational sessions and group work. The participants will go through the four-day program together and work on a project that will integrate what they’ve learned.

Whether new to supervision, considering a career change or increasing management experiences, this five-day Supervision Certificate Program incorporates options to expand competencies essential to handling technological factors and generational differences. Emphasis is placed on performance management and appraisals/review, employee engagement, interpersonal communication, talent management, human resource basics, facilitating change and handling conflict as a supervisor.

The instructor will help individuals meet course objectives through various teaching methods, such as case studies, assessments, informational sessions and group work. The participants will be responsible for completing a capstone project which demonstrates what they have learned throughout this course.

Starting in September, a new format for the project management certificate program will be introduced. The certificate program will consist of four classes that explore in-depth each of the following topics: Introduction to Project Management (7 hours); Organizing Projects For Success (14 hours); Leading the Project Team (14 hours); Project Estimating and Scheduling (14 hours). These classes will provide students with the hours, as well as content, they will need to sit for one of the Project Management Institute (PMI) certification exams.

Programs begin in September with courses offered either in Arlington or downtown Fort Worth. Contact Continuing Education at (817) 272-2581 or for more information.


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