Management, Soft Skills, and Career Training

Your resume and cover letter are likely the first documents that a hiring manager sees to get an idea of your work history. In this class you will learn how to emphasize your soft skills and your experience to produce a results-oriented resume. Most important, you will learn tips on getting past applicant tracking software. We will also touch on the importance of cover letters and how to make them stand out. We will discuss how to assemble a LinkedIn profile that helps you stand out from other job seekers. Come away with tips on access to networking, a key resource for jobseekers. Ms. Stewart is a certified coach from the Coactive Training Institute and holds a degree from Boston University Wheelock College of Education. (3 hours) $50
Tuesday, October 22 and 29
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Course Number: CAR 995 75   CRN 18409              
Instructor: STEWART

Management Certificate Training
Are you in the role of a supervisor or manager?  This program provides supervisors and managers the skills to shift from individual contributor to well respected manager and achieve team success.

The following five classes can be taken individually or you can complete all five classes and receive a certificate of completion.

Speaking with Confidence
This course will focus on ways to use your voice and build confidence both personally and professionally. We will explore tactics to increase your self-esteem so you feel comfortable speaking up in any situation. Students will be provided the opportunity to practice speaking in a supportive environment.
(6 hours) $75
06/11 - 06/25     5:00pm - 7:00pm    Tuesday
Online with Class Meeting Times   
Course Number: CAR 921 75      CRN:  14475

Instructor  Hahn

Intro to Workplace Communication
This course is designed to share basic communication skills that are useful in the workplace. Topics covered will include effective listening skills, use of different types of questions, nonverbal behavior, diversity considerations in language use, tips on dealing with conflict effectively, responding to difficult questions.  We will discuss how to give feedback so that people can hear it more easily. Participants will have on opportunity to practice skills and ask questions. Interactive, practical, and fun! (3 hours) $85
Tuesday, September 10   
6p - 9p

Online via Zoom with class meeting times
Course Number CAR 970 75   CRN: 18362
Instructor Kangas

Understanding Motivation
We will discuss and review the latest research on motivation-it is probably not what you think.  Being able to understand what motivates you will help you be better able to support others’ discovering their motivation. A practical workshop with an opportunity for self-reflection and tools to use in the future.
(3 hours) $85
Tuesday, September 17
6p to 9p
Course Number: CAR 992 75   CRN: 18405
Online via Zoom with class meeting times
Instructor Kangas

Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
This introductory workshop will cover DEI definitions, the history of DEI, how to connect DEI to your business strategy, the impact of stereotypes and  microaggressions, intent and impact, and tips on how to continue your DEI work and share ideas and concepts with others. Class will be interactive. Participants will have an opportunity to share perspectives and ask questions.
(3 hours) $85
Tuesday, September 24
6p - 9p
Online with class meeting times via Zoom
Course Number: CAR 963 75   CRN: 18363
Instructor Kangas

Performance Management
Most people dread performance reviews so let’s talk about ways to make it simpler, more collaborative, less threatening, and productive. Participants will be introduced to practical and easy to apply “best practices” performance management tools. Review the potential challenges of performance management and learn tools to manage them effectively. (3 hours) ($85) 
Tuesday, October 1
6p - 9p
Online with class meeting times via Zoom
Course Number  CAR 823 75   CRN  18404
Instructor  Kangas


Project Management

Agile Project Management
We all have heard of Project Management, but what is Agile Project Management? This course is designed to provide beginners across all industries with a comprehensive understanding of Agile Project Management using the Scrum framework. We will delve into the core principles, methodologies, and practices of Scrum, equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage projects in today's dynamic and fast-paced environments. Through a combination of interactive lectures, hands-on exercises, and real-world case studies, you will gain practical insights into the key roles of Scrum Master and Product Owner, and how they collaborate to drive project success. From sprint planning to retrospective meetings, you will learn the entire Scrum lifecycle and how to apply its principles. No Pre-req. (14 contact hours). The 14 hours counts towards the 35 course required hours for PMP. $525.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding of Agile principles and values, and how they differ from traditional project management approaches.
  2. Proficiency in the Scrum framework, including its roles, events, artifacts, and rules.
  3. Ability to facilitate Scrum ceremonies such as sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives.
  4. Skills to create and prioritize product backlogs, and effectively manage stakeholder expectations.
  5. Knowledge of techniques for managing impediments and fostering continuous improvement within Scrum teams.
  6. Practical experience in applying Scrum practices through hands-on exercises and simulations.

Choose from 2 sections:

Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28, 2024 from 8:30a – 4:30p
Bedford, MA campus, North Academic Hall, Room NA 109
Course Number CAR 508-30 CRN 18474

Wednesday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Online via Zoom from 6p – 9p
Course Number CAR 508-75  CRN 18475

Project Risk Management
This class will introduce the project risk management discipline and the risk management lifecycle involving identification, analysis, evaluation, and response treatment. Differentiating the various terminologies used in many industries describing risk, the characteristics of risk management will be discussed along with applicable standards and regulations in using risk management effectively. (3 contact hours or 3 PDUs). $99 You walk away with:

  1. An understanding of risk management discipline.
  2. Understand the stages of risk management life cycle.
  3. Differentiate risk management from risk response strategies.
  4. Build an effective risk register.
  5. Understand various standards and regulations related to risk management

Tuesday, October 1, 2024 from 6p – 9p
Online via Zoom
Course Number CAR 741-75  CRN 18476

Project Schedule Management
This class introduces the project schedule management discussing the planning, development, and control of the project schedule. The discussion will involve building a project schedule in plan-driven development and adaptive projects. We will focus on the estimation techniques, networking diagram, critical path and schedule compression techniques and iteration planning. The discussion will continue with the use of earned value management techniques, velocity, and burn rate to monitor project progress. ( 3 contact hours, 3 PDUs). $99. You will walk away with:

  1. An understanding of schedule management discipline.
  2. Understand the schedule estimation techniques.
  3. Differentiate schedule management in plan-driven and adaptive projects.
  4. Understand the impact of the schedule compression techniques.
  5. Distinguish earned value management and its role in project health monitoring.

Tuesday, October 22, 2024 from 6p – 9p
Online via Zoom
Course Number CAR 509-75  CRN 18477

Professor:  Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan is the global lead on agile transformation and learning services at Inflectra and has worked as the Vice President of PMO delivering many programs and projects. He is a published author and speaker and has received PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award and has also been nominated for the Kerzer Process Excellence Award. He holds numerous certifications, teaches at Northeastern University, and trains professional exam preparation courses. 


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