Learn the Art of Communication for Program Success

Earn our Professional Certificate in ” Project Management and the Art of Communication”

You may have heard that “90% of a project manager’s work is communication.” Well that’s even more true as a program manager. But do you know why communication is so important and what is good communication for making projects successful?

If you have even a little project management experience, you know communication is no longer just the transfer of information and giving directives to project managers and project teams. Modern communication theory is based upon creating shared understanding – “the coordinated management of meaning.” And nowhere is it more important to manage and coordinate meaning – and understanding – than in programs and projects.

Earn up to 50 PDUs as you progress in this professional certificate.

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What You Will Learn

This certificate program is not just about theory; I also give the working project manager aspiring to program management practical tips and tools to help them improve their most important skill: communication. You’ve worked hard to gain the Project Management Institute, Inc’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification or similar project management certification. And, you have mastered the PMBOK guide (“A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge) communication knowledge area while preparing for the PMP exam.

These workplace-tested tips and tools are ready to use today as you manage your programs and projects whether you have project management training in traditional or agile project management (PMI-ACP). Even certified scrum masters can benefit from this online course. Along with gaining professional development units (PDU), upgrade your project management training with the power skill of communication.

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Program Content

Target Audience

Whether you’re delivering a small part of a project or portfolios of large multi-million-dollar government works, these principles scale and apply to all industries to achieve delivery success.

Self Paced Courses and PDUs

The certificate consists of five individual courses and when all five are successfully completed, the certificate will be issued (for verified learners – see cost information below).  All courses are asynchronous which allows individual students to sign up and start the courses when they want and at their own pace.  Students from all sides of the project management community will also be able to collaborate with others registered in the program. The list below identifies the five courses required to complete the Professional Certificate program.

Earn 50 PDUs for completion of all five (5) courses.

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Fees

Each course is free for the first four (4) weeks and it takes approximately ten (10) hours to complete.  For a small fee, edX and UMD will issue a Verified Certificate which provides proof for an employer, school or other institution that the course was successfully completed by the student.  To qualify for a Verified Certificate, participants complete all aspects of the courses which can include watching all videos, participating in discussion forms, and completing any required homework and exams with a passing grade.

Costs for a verified version of each individual course in the Project Management and the Art of Communication Professional Certificate program are shown below.

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