Course Detail: BUS503 - Applied Leadership, Track IV: Project Management for Beginners
Non-profit organizations, community-based organizations working in the areas of human services, social services, or education-related settings.
Project management is the practice of leading the work of teams to achieve goals, implement mission-aligned strategy, and to meet success criteria within a specified time period. In this track, participants will learn how to organize large projects into a series of desired results and deliverables. Moreover, participants will learn how to create task tables that allow leaders to delegate responsibility, monitor task completion, and resolve issues that emerge in the process of project implementation. This module concludes with an examination of how project management contributes to a cadence of healthy internal accountability and organizational credibility with solving and/or addressing community-based needs.
"We receive not only knowledge, but tools that we can utilize on the job immediately. The instructor is all around excellent, professional, well-versed in the topic, communicates frequently, his presentations are top-notch, and he has implemented the use of technology within our online sessions flawlessly. I feel as though I am receiving a graduate-level quality education through Continuing Studies because Dr. Oliver has prepared the course and each session so well." - Applied Leadership Student
Dr. Brad Oliver serves as Program Coordinator for the Applied Leadership Certificate program. He serves as clinical Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Brad has an extensive background in K-12 education, public policy, social enterprise and non-profit management. In addition to teaching in higher education, Brad serves as a professional consultant to several northeast Indiana non-profit organizations, offering training in the areas of leadership development and strategic execution. He has over twenty-five years of experience serving as a board member and executive officer on several community and non-profit boards.