Design and Management of Training Projects
Project design and management in the context of instructional systems design, as applied to developing and implementing major training projects in corporate settings: program development, supervision, group processes, staff and client relations.
ITEC 800 and ITEC 801 should be completed before enrolling in ITEC 850. Permission to enroll in this course may be requested from the instructor if a student is able to demonstrate knowledge of ITEC 800 and 801 content through parallel coursework or life experience.
In Design and Management of Training Projects, you will learn instructional design and project management approaches necessary to effectively design and implement training solutions for organizations. You will be introduced to a variety of tools and techniques from the field of Instructional Design, Business Management, Change Management, Project Management and Organizational Psychology to help you successfully manage both the instructional and human aspects of organizational training projects.
There are two major elements in this seminar course:
- An introduction to various project management concepts and methods, such as forming a project team, planning a project, evaluating project results, managing a project’s schedule and resources, etc. We will explore the instructional design considerations in each of these topics.
- Practice applying project management skills and knowledge skills for training by completing a comprehensive project plan for an instructional design project. This project will be selected by you – working individually in consultation with a small group of your peers. You will complete a formal project plan as the culminating assignment for the course. This project plan will be completed in steps through frequent class activities and assignments.
Readings assigned for each week will provide the foundation for our discussion and class activities. Readings from the text(s) encompass the majority of these assignments. Supplemental readings will provide alternative and complimentary views on project management.