Full course description
"Bundle Up for the Holidays!" with this 2 for 1 course offering featuring both Designated Project Manager & the USF Modern Management Tools Certificate.
Format Self-Paced Online
Full Schedule Access is available for 30 days after registration
Designated Project Manager (Project Management for the Non-Project Manager)
Arm yourself with the interpersonal and organization skills required to absorb more project management responsibilities. USF’s Designated Project Manager (Project Management for the non-Project Manager) course will prepare you to embrace your new role and shepherd jobs to completion. This course covers two main areas essential to project success: working with people and working with the process.
Participate in role-playing activities to practice skills that can help you successfully organize and manage all types of business projects. At the end of this course, you will hold a practical workbook of tools to help you in every step of the project management process.
USF Modern Management Tools Certificate
USF’s Modern Management Tools Certificate provides the necessary skills and knowledge demanded in a leadership role today. You will gain the practical tools and techniques that can transform you from a good manager to an exceptional one.
Our Team of Presenters:
Gary Galloway Modern Marketing
Gary Galloway is a versatile marketing executive with more than 19 years of experience implementing and launching digital marketing products and solutions. Over the past 5-years, he has served in various product marketing roles building out the next generation of digital marketing technology platforms.
He is also managing partner and founder of Tweak Marketing Group. A digital marketing company that helps clients across North America create and execute on digital marketing strategies. The focus of execution is exclusively on website design and development, email marketing, social media marketing, search marketing, display marketing, video marketing and high-level market research.
Gary has served as an adjunct professor at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill teaching a Digital Marketing and Media Sales & Management course. He has also served in varies teaching capacities at Boston University and Vanderbilt University.
Shane Wentz, PhD Project Management
Shane got his start as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in the US Army in 2009 as the Army rolled out the largest deployment of Lean Six Sigma in the world. He received his lean six sigma black belt and later master black belt certification and immediately began putting it to use by teaching, coaching and leading enterprise level projects. In 2011 he was recognized by the Secretary of the Army for the best Enterprise Level Army project while he was the Director of the Army’s Human Resources Command Continuous Improvement program.
Shane then made the plunge to the private sector as the Director of Business Excellence, North America Region, for Siemens Rail automation. He then joined Nike as a lean master, overseeing the lean program for Japan and Korea as well as rolling out lean to various North America Nike business segments. Shane then moved to Memphis and became the Director of Lean and Quality for Nike’s Memphis Distribution Network. He then joined Radial (formerly eBay Enterprises) as their Global Director of Continuous improvement for their network of 23 distribution centers and call centers across North America and Europe; developing and deploying the Radial Continuous Improvement System, leveraged by leaders across the organization to drive a culture of continuous improvement.
Shane and his wife Susie are owners of A Change in Latitude Consulting (ACIL). They are a certified small business woman owned (SBWO) and Small Business Disabled Veteran Owned (SBDVO) consulting firm. ACIL leverages continuous improvement to enhance the bottom line of private and public sector organizations and get them closer to their “true north” by building a culture of continuous improvement that smashes silos, increases employee engagement and optimizes organizational processes.
Shane is passionate about continuous improvement and shows his passion through various posts and articles on LinkedIn, speaking at Operational Excellence conferences, being a guest on the Just in Time Café (goleansixsigma.com) and the Manufacturing Leaders Podcast and training thousands of people in continuous improvement. Shane is an advocate of people being at the core of continuous improvement and works with leaders of organizations to ensure continuous improvement is leveraged to smash silos and increase employee engagement; resulting in enhanced company performance.
Kelley Rexroad HR Concepts
Kelley Rexroad, SPHR, is the founder of krexconsulting, a firm that specializes in supporting small and family businesses, and individual performers. She has more than 30 years in the communications and human resources fields. Kelley's prior employers include Cardinal Health, British Aerospace and The Singer Company. She has served as head of human resources for a global workforce of more than 30,000.
Kelley earned her bachelor's degree from Mary Baldwin College. Her graduate studies and further education took place at the American University and Thunderbird University. She is near completion of her MS in Applied Behavior Analysis. She will be studying for her national board certification examination after graduation.
She holds the professional designation of Senior Human Resources Professional, International Human Resources Management certification and is a certified coach. She has been recognized as a Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year Finalist in two different categories.
She is a published author of books, articles, photographs and calendars.
Elizabeth Hennig Finance Concepts
For 19 years, Elizabeth Hennig held positions of steadily increasing levels of responsibility in business planning, strategy, and sustainability, accounting and finance, organizational development, human resources, and risk management at ZooTampa. Passionate about helping others learn and help businesses grow, she recently transitioned from serving as CFO and Sr. VP of Finance, Planning & Strategic Initiatives of ZooTampa to teaching and serving as a business consultant.
Elizabeth is certified as a professional in human resources by HRCI and by SHRM. She earned an MBA at the University of South Florida. Elizabeth was named Tampa Bay Business Journal’s CFO of the Year in the nonprofit category in 2012, and is an alumnus of the Leadership Tampa program, Class 2013.
Ian Briggs, PhD Process Improvement
Dr. Ian Briggs is an entrepreneurial business leader and highly competent educator with over 20 years of successful teaching and management experience with an emphasis on leadership, operations, program and project management, sales and marketing, customer service and delivery, human resources, and employee learning and development. He has extensive global expertise in managing cross-functional teams across a broad range of industries including electronic manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, information technology, sports, non-profit, and healthcare. He has worked as a Regional Business Director (Southeast Asia) for Merck, and as a Business Manager for Microsoft with cross-cultural responsibility, directing highly successful global projects within these same organizations. As part of a protean career, for 10 years Dr. Briggs developed and managed his own business training and coaching world-class athletes for competition. More recently he has taken to educating companies and their employees with regard to leadership, effective people management, and improving organizational productivity and profitability through the efficient and sustainable use of human resources. This concept lends itself to the learning and use of Human Resource Management as a successful business methodology.
Dr. Briggs educational background includes an undergraduate degree in business, an MBA with a focus on international business and human resource management, and a PhD in Management with an emphasis on leadership and organizational change. With this very diverse background he is very keen to share a unique combination of academic and practical experience to prepare adult learners for their future success.
Dana Holmes-Jenkins Data Analysis
Dana Holmes-Jenkins is the President of D & K Systems Consulting. The technology firm specializes in helping businesses increase productivity by leveraging software. Dana has a degree in Business Management and twenty years of corporate experience, which she draws on to match the right technology with desired business goals.
Before starting D & K, Dana worked in the financial services industry and began her training career with ExecuTrain, a worldwide leader in IT training. Currently, this versatile instructor delivers courses and consultations in effective database design, cloud storage, project management and software techniques to automate tasks.
Dana is a Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Certified Master Instructor, and CompTIA Project+ Certified Professional. A graduate of Hampton University, she enjoys ballroom dancing, strategic board games and being a Toastmaster.
She and her husband Kevin of 32 years reside in Tampa, Florida.