Wright State’s Professional Development and Continuing Education for the Workforce offers completion certificates in partnership with ESI that combine a variety of courses that enable you to sharpen your skills and work toward professional credentials, such as PMI's PMP certificate, that demonstrate your expertise, enhance your resume and build your career.

A completion certificate from Wright State will help you stand out as a leader in today’s crowded marketplace. 

Classes can either be taken individually for specified spot training or grouped together for a reduced rate and applied to a certificate.


Project Management (Online)

Title Date # Days Access Location Price  
Project Management Course Package Online 42 ESI Online $4995 More Info

Working toward a certificate in Project Management? This five course series includes four on-line project management courses and the on-line PMP exam preparation. The four courses include Managing Projects, Risk Management, Scheduling and Cost Control, Contract Management Principles and Practice.

Managing Projects Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

Managing Projects gives you the foundation, techniques and tools to manage each stage of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from your project management team, and utilize state-of-the-art project management tools to get the work done on time and within budget.

Risk Management Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

In this Risk Management course, you’ll work through the proactive approach to threat and opportunity—based on a clear understanding of the powerful nature of both qualitative and quantitative approaches to risk management.

Contract Management Principles and Practices Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

Get an overview of all phases of contracting, from requirements development to closeout. This course explores these vital issues from the manager’s perspective, highlighting key roles and responsibilities to give you greater influence over how work is performed.

Scheduling and Cost Control Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

Develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects as you put the tools of project management to work. In this course you’ll focus on managing the constraints you face in any project: limits on time, human resources, materials, budget and specifications.

PMP© Exam Preparation Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

You will find out exactly what you need to know and how to prepare yourself to fulfill the requirements for each PMBOK® Guide knowledge area. You will become familiar with the makeup and format of the exam itself by answering multiple-choice questions within each lesson and explore the rationale behind each answer with your instructor, a certified PMP®

How to Gather and Document Requirements Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

This “how-to” course introduces the roles of the business analyst as they relate to the elicitation, analysis and documentation of requirements. It familiarizes participants with the core knowledge and skills required to identify and document user requirements. It also addresses how these requirements are managed throughout the life cycle.

Project Leadership, Management and Communications Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

Project Leadership, Management and Communications is an interactive course designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies and to afford you the opportunity for a truly transformational leadership experience.

Project Management Applications Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

Confirm your mastery of the core principles of project management in this experiential course and gain the hands-on confidence to practice new skills in your organization.

Quality for Project Managers Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

Quality for Project Managers applies quality principles to project management itself, as well as to the products and services resulting from projects. The course shows you how to integrate quality management concepts with project management program to support your business success.

IT Risk Management Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

In IT Risk Management, you’ll learn to look at risk management as a way to seize opportunities, minimize threats and achieve optimum results.

Managing IT Projects Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

In IT Risk Management, you’ll learn to look at risk management as a way to seize opportunities, minimize threats and achieve optimum results.

Testing Techniques for Tracing and Validating Requirements Online 42 ESI Online $1195 More Info

In this interactive course, you’ll work to develop a master test plan under the guidance of an experienced instructor. You will also perform exercises designed to help you establish a risk-based and comprehensive master test strategy for a testing effort.


Program Management

These courses require a minimum number of registrations to keep prices reasonable. If you are interested in taking a course please contact us at cecs-profdevelop@wright.edu

Title Date Time Location Price  
Program Management TBD 5 day session, 8:30-5:00 daily On-site TBD More Info

Program management does not simply entail managing interrelated projects—it is about managing programs to maximize benefits realization, while also ensuring that programs (and their components) align with the organizational strategy and overall strategic objectives. Whether a course participant is new to the field or a seasoned practitioner, this course offers a hands-on approach to program management. Participants will learn to identify and refine the advanced business and leadership skills required to go beyond managing projects to excel at managing programs. The course contains an integrated case study to help walk participants through the life cycle of a typical program while identifying critical success factors at each step in the process. This course aligns with current teachings of the Project Management Institute and Managing Successful Programmes and is packed with practical application tools, techniques, and best practices for managing programs. Participants will learn to initiate a program, develop a solid business case, manage stakeholders at all levels, develop a detailed road map and the major components of the program management plan, and define key deliverables and outputs needed for realizing program benefits. Participants will manage change and program challenges and also learn to close out the program effectively.

Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects TBD 5 day session, 8:30-5:00 daily On-site TBD More Info

The course demonstrates a proven process with accompanying tools for assessing a project that is in trouble, determining if a recovery is possible, planning and conducting the assessment, developing a recovery plan, project stabilization, and preventative measures. The emphasis is on proven techniques that can be applied rapidly in most situations. Also included are tips on identifying classic project mistakes, and how to avoid them. Course is designed for project managers who must take immediate action with speed, accuracy, sensitivity, and skill.

Leading Complex Projects TBD 5 day session, 8:30-5:00 daily On-site TBD More Info

Leading Complex Projects provides a systematic approach to assessing project complexity and deploying the best approaches and techniques to achieve success. The course does not provide a detailed blueprint based on the PMBOK® Guide; instead it offers some general principles based on chaos theory. The course includes ESI’s unique Complexity Indicator™ Tool and Complex Project Model™ to increase effectiveness in managing complexity. The Complexity Indicator™ is used as an assessment tool to determine the actual level of project complexity as the first step in developing a project management plan. The Complex Project Model™ provides valuable insight into the variables that create the complexity of a particular project. The heart of the course is a progressive case study that provides hands-on experience in determining the true level of project complexity and managing it from a new perspective.

Aligning Project Management with Organizational Strategy TBD 5 day session, 8:30-5:00 daily On-site TBD More Info

Provides an in-depth awareness of the process leading from business strategy formulation to portfolio development from the PM perspective. Participants will learn how to analyze their projects and conduct strategic project management. Additionally, Project Managers will learn how to link their projects to corporate strategy, and manage expectations of stakeholders and project heavyweights.

High-Impact Communication TBD 5 day session, 8:30-5:00 daily On-site TBD More Info

This course teaches techniques for creating high-impact communication with coworkers, clients, and stakeholders. Through practical exercises and group discussions, participants determine their own communication styles and then learn how to identify the communication styles of their audiences and how to adapt messages accordingly. This course provides hands-on practice in crafting persuasive messages, facilitating dialogue, and making powerful presentations. Participants will walk away from the course firmly grounded in key communication techniques and with the additional tools necessary to apply these techniques to their work environments.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jennie Gallimore or Jared Glick.