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Project Leadership & Communication

A required course in the Certificate Program in Project Management.

Course Description

The bulk of the work of a project manager is leading a project team and communicating with that team and project stakeholders. In this course, students will learn how to apply verbal and written communication, conflict management and problem solving, virtual team management, and team empowerment and motivation skills to serve as effective project leaders.

Prerequisite: Completion of Project Management Overview is required to begin this course. The Overview course will establish the project that will be used for the duration of the program.

This course has two required resources:

  1. The Standard for Project Management, PMBOK® Guide, 7th Edition
  2. PMIstandards+ Subscription: Each subscriber to PMIstandards+ will receive a complimentary 60-day trial. After the trial period, there will be a monthly fee of $8.00

These resources can be obtained in two ways:

  1. PMI Membership: By becoming a PMI member, you'll gain access to Standards+ and a digital version of the PMBOK® Guide, 7th Edition.
  2. PMIstandards+ Subscription (available through PMI)

This course uses live sessions via Zoom.   A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate.  The student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions. Please note these sessions will be recorded and posted in the course for all students to access.

  • Details
  • $700
  • February 05, 2024 to March 03, 2024
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00090
  • ID/Units: MGMT X402.9  (2.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2024


Karen Nguyen, M.S., PMP, CSM has extensive experience in practicing and teaching project management framework, principles, and theories. Her passion is to deliver value and equip students with a distinctive blend of program management along with leadership skills for real-world experience and application. Karen is a recipient of the UCI Division of Continuing Education Alumni of the Year award, SoCal Most Powerful & Influential Woman of Diversity, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for academic excellence. To help inspire others to achieve their success, Karen also does motivational speaking for organizations and charity events across the U.S.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbook information is available for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START02/05/2024Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC02/07/2024Wednesday5:30 PM6:15 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/14/2024Wednesday5:30 PM6:15 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/21/2024Wednesday5:30 PM6:15 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/28/2024Wednesday5:30 PM6:15 PMZoom---
END03/03/2024Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---