Course Summary
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10 days (52 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Management, Human Resources, or Organizational Behavior


The course objective is to prepare managers for planning within organizations through a process that includes strategic planning and project management.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Use project management tools to manage projects
  • Use the appropriate decision-making process to select projects, using cost/benefit analysis and other factors
  • Direct a strategic planning effort for emergency services
  • Assess team functionality, the elements of applied strategic planning model, and initial stages of project management as described in textbooks using case studies
  • Apply the strategic planning model to an issue of concern in communities
  • Demonstrate application of strategic planning principles in a presentation
  • Create a model project plan that will include a project definition, work breakdown structure, responsibility matric, and project schedule
  • Present a strategic plan and project presentation that demonstrates effective application of strategic planning and project management principles

General Course Topics:

  • A strategic planning
  • Project management
  • 'the last place on earth' video case study
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Presentations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials