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Why ENCE 665

No matter the required level of technical expertise, successful projects are delivered by people. And people are pretty complex organisms. This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to learning how to become your best self, help others do the same, create highly competitive and creative project teams. Learn about yourself first -- personality, strengths, emotional style, emotional intelligence, approach to change, psychological capital, and more -- then transfer that knowledge to managing others through organizational change, project team formation and exceptional performance, generative conflict, productive communications including meetings, and much more. This course includes a curated portfolio of self-assessments so you can establish your baseline across all the aspects of your best self and becoming a great leader before setting your own SMART goals and action plans to becoming an exceptional people manager on projects.

ProfessorJocelyn S. DavisJocelyn S. DavisProfessorJohn Johnson, PMP, CSMJohn Johnson, PMP, CSMStats Credits 3 Offered* Fall On-Campus, Spring Online


Creating high performance teamsWork engagementConstructive conflictMotivationCommunications & meeting managementChange managementInfluencePrincipled decision-making

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Offered: Fall On-Campus, Spring Online*
Week 1Course introduction
  • Overview
  • Soft Skills
  • PAMS
  • Time, Stress & Energy
Week 2Engagement
  • Happiness@Work, Motivation
Week 3Building High-performance TeamsWeek 4Let’s Get Started: Building Self-AwarenessWeek 5Let’s Get Emotional: Emotions & Emotional IntelligenceWeek 6Let’s Get Talking: Communications & Great Conflict4Week 7Midterm Exam #1Week 8Let’s Get Strong: Strengths-based ManagementWeek 9Let’s Get Personal: Working with Personality TypeWeek 10Let’s Get TogetherWeek 11Midterm #2Week 12Let’s Get PrincipledWeek 13Final Projects/PresentationsWeek 14Last Class – Adjournment

*All course content, including schedule, topics, and books are subject to change semester-to-semester. Course costs are dependent on students' individual situations, including but not limited to, online vs on-campus enrollment, in-state vs out-of-state enrollment, and scholarships. Not all books on this page may be required readings and additional readings may be assigned. Please check the UMD Schedule of Classes for most up to date semester offerings. Instructors give students specific semester details once they are enrolled.