Courses

RESTORATIVE PRACTICES: This course will address the application of restorative justice/restorative practices to community leadership frameworks. Restorative practices is a relational framework grounded in interdisciplinary theories and collective processes. When used to create spaces for engaged learning, inclusive decision-making, and social capital building, restorative practices has the potential to transform communities and systems by allowing community members to maintain and sustain relationships even when harm has occurred. The class will meet weekly for 2.5hr sessions for 5 weeks, with socially distanced and carefully managed in-person sessions.

Wednesdays 4:30-7:00 beginning 11/09/22

This course is not limited to UMBC students and is open to the general public.



November 9, 2022 to December 7, 2022, TBD

DIGITAL STORYTELLING FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: This course will guide students through the process of creating a digital story and also give them the tools to facilitate digital storytelling workshops themselves. Digital stories are short-format videos in which the creator narrates a story from their own life; they are often connected to broader themes and can be used to tell the story of a person, organization, community, or movement. The class will meet weekly for 2.5hr sessions for 5 weeks, with socially distanced and carefully managed in-person sessions.

Thursdays 4:30-7:00 beginning Spring 2022

This course is not limited to UMBC students and is open to the general public.



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This course will teach students how to create macro architectures for modern information systems. Students who are interested in building a new application, a new smart app, a new information system or creating their own startup, or looking to realize an idea that can be built with software are encouraged to take this course. The course will cover modern approaches to software development: requirements analysis, system design techniques, formal description techniques, implementation, testing, debugging, metrics, human factors, quality assurance, cost estimation, maintenance, and tools. This course will be taught by a software engineering practitioner who managed the design and architecture of several large-scale information systems and led global software engineering teams distributed across multiple continents.


August 31, 2022 to December 7, 2022, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING: Community Organizing is a means of bringing people together to address problematic social conditions and to collectively participate in cultural and economic aspirations. Organizing is a purposeful, collective and sometimes an individual effort for change . As Organizing is an intentional effort, it requires analysis, political insight, good planning, flexibility, and interactional skills. The course is for students who seek to expand, learn, and refine their skills in building organizational, social, and community power of action. The class will meet weekly for 2.5hr sessions for 5 weeks, with socially distanced and carefully managed in-person sessions.

Thursdays 4:30-7:00 beginning Spring 2022

This course is not limited to UMBC students and is open to the general public.



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This course introduces students to the social impacts of software in the context of real-world software development and management. The course covers aspects of privacy, bias, regulations, intellectual property as it applies to software engineering and to all phases of the software development lifecycle. This course introduces students to the social impacts of software in the context of real-world software development and management. The course covers aspects of privacy, bias, regulations, intellectual property as it applies to software engineering and to all phases of the software development lifecycle. This course will be taught by a law practitioner with experiences in privacy laws.


September 6, 2022 to December 13, 2022, Live Online Hybrid: (LOH)
Inclusive Leadership in Project Management: The course will balance the art and science of project management with a strong emphasis on nontechnical skills, growth mindset, and systems needed in leading projects and project teams. The primary goal of this course is to help leaders incorporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE/I) principals, tools, and techniques in project management throughout the initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closeout phases. A secondary goal of this course is to develop leaders' nontechnical skills, growth mindset, and systems needed in leading projects and project teams.


July 11, 2022 to August 15, 2022, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

SOFTWARE PROCESS MANAGEMENT

This course covers the various software development processes that are followed in the industry and discusses the tradeoffs between the processes. An emphasis is placed on Agile development practices.


August 29, 2022 to December 13, 2022, Independent Online Asynchronous: (IOA)
This course covers advanced study of structure systems development. The course places an emphasis on strategies and techniques of structured analysis and structured design for producing logical methodologies for dealing with complexity in developing information systems.


August 31, 2022 to December 15, 2022, Independent Online Asynchronous: (IOA)
This course provides an overview of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE/I) in Project Management. This course will focus on incorporating and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles, tools, and techniques into the five (5) major project management process groups (initiation, project planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing) outlined in Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBoK Seventh Edition). The course will balance the art and science of project management with a strong emphasis on nontechnical skills, growth mindset, and systems needed in leading projects and project teams. This course will combine lecture presentations, group project-based assignments, group discussions, individual case study, and exams.


August 29, 2022 to December 12, 2022, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP & DIALOGUE: This course is designed for people who have a deep interest in issues related to race, social justice, power, privilege, oppression, intercultural dialogue, and the ways such issues influence our leadership abilities and interests. By focusing on how we learn, think, and talk about social justice broadly, including race and other intersecting social identities in the United States, students will deepen their understanding of structural power and oppression, which result in a false hierarchy of human value. Designed for students who are interested in community-based public service and leadership, this course will support students' development of critical self-reflection and cultural storytelling, as well as techniques to engage in and lead constructive conversations and critical dialogues across differences. Further, it will equip students with the skills to more critically examine their role in perpetuating and disrupting inequitable structures embedded within the culture of public service and community-based leadership. The class will meet weekly for 2.5hr sessions for 5 weeks, with socially distanced and carefully managed in-person sessions.

Thursdays 4:30-7:00 beginning Spring 2022

This course is not limited to UMBC students and is open to the general public.



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CERTIFIED SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL: UMBC offers Baltimore and Maryland's only APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) training, providing a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards for anyone in supply chain. Earning the APICS CSCP will make you a recognized expert in the supply chain field giving you the professional distinction that sets you apart for your high level of knowledge and skills. The CSCP® certificate taught at UMBC takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass the entire supply chain-from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer. The program provides professionals with the skill set necessary to understand and manage the integration and coordination of activities within today's increasingly intricate supply chains.

Class meets TBA in Fall 2022

This course is not limited to UMBC students and is open to the general public.



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GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY ADVOCACY: This course will focus on the tenets of grassroots community advocacy at the local level. From stop signs to school funding, local government plays a fundamental role in designing communities for people to thrive. Over this six week course, students will learn about the basic functions of county and city government, how to organize around issues of concern or opportunity, and the best means of organizing to influence local elected officials and others. The class will meet weekly for 2hr sessions for 6 weeks (the last class will meet for 2.5 hours), with socially distanced and carefully managed in-person sessions.

Wednesdays 5:00-7:00 beginning Summer 2022

This course is not limited to UMBC students and is open to the general public.



July 13, 2022 to August 17, 2022, The Lion Brothers Building

ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: This course will address the fundamentals of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) -- how to practically implement ABCD in students' daily professional practice while developing a community of practice -- using ABCD as well as becoming ABCD practitioners in the field. Working through an ABCD process, participants can move towards whole-community mobilization through mapping the capacities & assets of individuals, associations, and institutions while building relationships. The class will meet weekly for 2.5hr sessions for 5 weeks, with socially distanced and carefully managed in-person sessions.

This course is not limited to UMBC students and is open to the general public.



October 5, 2022 to November 2, 2022, The Lion Brothers Building

PLACES AND PLACEMAKING: This course will support students in cultivating a strong sense of place and developing leadership skills and experience in the pedagogy and practice of placemaking. The class will meet weekly for 2.5hr sessions for 5 weeks, with socially distanced and carefully managed classroom and outdoor in-person sessions. Students will critically explore theoretical and applied perspectives about the key concept of "place" through seminar style discussions, written reflections, and other course assignments.

Wednesdays 4:30-7:00 beginning 08/31/22

This course is not limited to UMBC students and is open to the general public.



August 31, 2022 to September 28, 2022, The Lion Brothers Building

CELL AND GENE THERAPY: This course builds on general interest in the cutting-edge realms of pharma, specifically cell and gene therapies. Students will explore the new age of digital medicines, personalized medicines, single treatment (one and done) therapies and the requirements put upon the innovators and manufacturers of these products. 


Price: $1,500



August 31, 2022 to December 14, 2022, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

DEVICES AND COMBINATION PRODUCTS: Over the last decade, the number of medicines needed for delivery via medical devices has grown exponentially. These products have made the development and approval process more complex. The way in which these products are treated by regulators has also changed and evolved, as has the way in which they are used. Taught by renowned professors and experts from industry, this course teaches the ins and outs of the rapidly growing combination products market. Learn about combination product lifecycle management and the regulatory environment for these products. 


Price: $1,500



September 6, 2022 to December 13, 2022, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)

QUALITY CONTROL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS: In-depth coverage of the key issues associated with adequate quality-control systems, assays and stability for novel biotechnology products: quality concepts, product release testing and specifications, in-process testing, product characterization, quality assurance documentation and audits and vendor certification.

Price: $1,500



September 1, 2022 to December 8, 2022, Live Online Synchronous: (LOS)