UMD

The University of Maryland is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship, and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies, and scores of Fulbright scholars.

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Let’s Get Personal: Working with Personality Type (edX)

Effective leaders capitalize on their strengths & manage their weaknesses. Build your power skills by understanding the MBTI, personality type assessment, and how to use your type to your greatest advantage as an effective leader. Great leaders are just ordinary people with the right skills at the right time. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Let's Get Started: Building Self-Awareness (edX)

Effective leaders know themselves well. They capitalize on their strengths and manage their weaknesses using self-awareness. Learn how self-aware you are and how you can use self-awareness to intentionally develop your management and leadership skills. Great leaders are just ordinary people with the right skills at the right time. [...]

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? [...]

Agile Process, Project, and Program Controls (edX)

Learn Agile controls that get work done with confidence by using true transparency (actuals not estimates) and continuous improvement to ensure your people, process, and products deliver valuable, working solutions. Agile provides greater opportunities for control and risk management and offers unique benefits that traditional methods miss. As a [...]

Agile Leadership Principles and Practices (edX)

Accelerate and improve team decisions by learning Agile’s facilitating leadership principles to unleash team productivity, motivation, and problem solving. Agile can often challenge project managers in the realm of leadership. Old styles of command-control are now a thing of the past, except for the most conservative organizations. While good [...]