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Project Management for the Collaborative Workplace

The independence and visibility of a project manager can be invigorating, while the perceived lack of authority can be deflating. In this course, the third in the Gradvantage Leadership and Teamwork certificate program, you will learn the project management mind-set, tools, and skills to successfully define, plan, execute, monitor, control, and report a project. Particularly important topics include the project life cycle, fundamental project management processes, development of the project plan, interpersonal management skills, and managing changes during project execution. Skills to help you excel in today’s fast-paced working environment are emphasized.

Topics Include:

  • Project specification and plan development
  • Meeting & facilitation skills
  • Team development
  • Work breakdown structures (WBS)
  • Network schedules
  • Resource management
  • Monitoring the project
  • Project communication
  • Change management

Practical Experience:

  • Working on a multi-disciplinary team to execute a project

Course Typically Offered: Winter-Spring

Prerequisites: Completion of Effective Leadership and Teamwork in the Workplace and Leadership and Teamwork Practicum.

Next Steps: Upon completion of this course, consider taking additional leadership or project management courses to continue to develop your skills.

More Information: For more information about this course, please contact Nathan Owens at

Note: This course is open to UC San Diego graduate and postdoctoral scholars in the Gradvantage Leadership and Teamwork certificate program only.

Course Number: BUSA-40889
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)