The module will meet most Fridays from 8:00-10:00 a.m., January 13 - April 6. There will be a required 1/2 day retreat the afternoon of Wednesday, March 1.
The module will be a mix of interactive didactic sessions (pre-retreat) and small team-based projects with short lectures on project management and problem-solving, (post-retreat). Due to the interactive nature of this course, attendance at all sessions is required. See attendance policy, below.
All module participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Finance 1 (Accounting and Financial Reporting)
Finance 2 (Managerial Finance, Budgeting, and Cash Management)
People 1 (Organizational Design, Recruiting, Hiring, Training)
People 2 (Leadership, Development, Motivation, and Compensation)
|January 27||Marketing 1 – Promotion, Advertising, Social Media, Public Relations|
|February 3||Marketing 2 – Product Development, Product Management, Customer Management|
|February 10||Technology – IT, Technology Infrastructure, Data Management|
|February 17||Operations 1 – Facilities and Operations Management|
|February 24||Operations 2 – Quality, Efficiency, and Continuous Improvement|
|Wednesday, March 1||
afternoon retreat - 1/2 day social/networking event with guest speakers.
Core Directors assigned as team leaders, project problems are presented.
|TEAM MEETING||NO DIDACTIC CLASS March 3; teams may meet on their own|
|BREAK||NO CLASS March 10|
|March 17||Project Management mini-lecture plus a Project Workshop|
|TEAM MEETING||NO DIDACTIC CLASS March 24; teams may meet on their own|
|March 31||Problem Solving mini-lecture plus a Project Workshop|
|April 7||Data Driven Decision Making mini-lecture plus a Project Workshop|
Groups will present the problem and their proposed solution/strategy.
Because the module is interactive and team-based, module participants need to attend all sessions and participate fully, including completing reading assignments outside of class and completing a team-based project. Participants should discuss time away from the lab with their research advisor in advance of the module. Anticipated absences, such as for scientific conferences, should be discussed with the module director.