Bill Brantley

Dr. Brantley is a certified training manager and certified in creating leadership development programs. He is the program manager for the Career Coaching Program at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
He’s served as a trainer for over two decades, designing courses completely from the ground-up. He concurrently held positions as an adjunct college professor at UMD and the University of Louisville (Kentucky). There he designed and delivered courses in a wide variety of topics, consistently using leading-edge techniques such as microlearning and flipped classroom to create courses and training programs.
In 2019, Dr. Brantley was recognized as an Emerging Training Leader by Training Magazine for his work in the Enterprise Training Division - specifically the recovery and redesign of the Supervisory Certificate Program (SCP) training he developed at USPTO. The Emerging Training Leader is a national award given out annually to the top 25 training leaders in industry, government, and the nonprofit sector. Dr. Brantley’s relentless focus on ensuring delivery of benefits and incorporation of modern course pedagogy.

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Storytelling and Persuading using Data and Digital Technologies (edX)

Learn how to gain traction for your digital transformation initiatives with stories based on data that use compelling data visualizations to build a persuasive business case. Decisions made by humans are rarely made by data alone. Human decision-makers have cognitive biases, are affected by emotions, and make conceptual leaps [...]
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Storytelling That Delivers Program and Project Outcomes (edX)

Storytelling is how leaders lead other leaders. Tell your project’s story to inspire your project teams, encourage your stakeholders, and gain customer commitment to project and program success. Program and project managers are master storytellers. They have to be in order to weave high-priority information into a memorable narrative [...]
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Persuasion and Presence for Program and Project Managers (edX)

Logic is not enough. Program managers need presence and to move stakeholders emotionally. Project professionals only follow people they both respect and trust. Learn to apply Aristotle’s persuasion triad to create successful communication that persuades.
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Making Evidence-Based Strategic Decisions (edX)

Drive alignment among managers, employees and the organizational goals through data analytics and data products. This course on digital transformation will show you how to turn your organization into a decision-making factory. What makes a good business decision? How can we combine effective data analytics and feed robust foresight [...]
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Effective Communication for Program and Project Stakeholders and Teams (edX)

Go beyond the communication methods you learned in the project management training. Learn how to structure your program and project communications for the most effective understanding by your stakeholders, project managers, and project teams. “Everyone communicates, but few connect” is a famous book and message by John C. Maxwell [...]
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Designing Project Information Hubs for Program and Project Performance (edX)

The most valuable resource on a project is timely information. Why? Because information changes the decisions that determine project outcomes. Learn the planning skills and techniques needed to manage information across complex programs or projects.
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Effecting Digital Transformation with Data Analytics Projects (edX)

Learn how to transform an organization digitally through simulations and case studies by applying the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework to work through three simulations. As a business leader, you may be asking yourself, what’s next? R? Python? Graph Databases? The latest data analytics technology that was launched last week? [...]
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Managing Conflicts on Projects with Cultural and Emotional Intelligence (edX)

Great program managers understand and heal bad communication habits and conflicts that arise within project teams and stakeholders. Learn how by leveraging emotional and cultural intelligence using the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). Every program and project has a social world. The program managers, project managers, project teams, and [...]
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Introduction to Transforming with Data Analytics and the Digital Organization (edX)

Learn how data analytics powers the digital organization and gives it a competitive edge. Every modern organization is a digital organization or will rapidly become digital. Artificial intelligence, Google/Amazon/Facebook/Uber, and big data have dramatically raised customer expectations and [...]
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