How It Works

2 CEUs, equivalent to 20 Contact Hours/PDUs
How can we leverage human psychology to get what we need from ourselves and others? In this course you’ll tackle this question through the study of organizational behavior, the psychology of motivation, leadership and purpose, personality and emotion, change, communication, and conflict.
Self-paced course; start at anytime
4 weeks

Meet Your Instructor

Kristen Pedersen, PhD

Kristen Pedersen, PhD, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication (1997) and a Master of Arts in Communication (2000), both from the University of South Alabama, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Communication (2008) from Bournemouth University in Poole, England. In addition to being the Director of Continuing and Professional Education for Norwich, she teaches university online coursework in communication, leadership, and public relations. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Pedersen has a deep personal connection to the military and an affinity for designing degree programs and courses specifically for cadets, active duty and veteran students.

The Curriculum

Applied Psychology in Project Management
Humans often behave in predictable ways, and understanding these tendencies can help project managers accomplish more. Join us for an exploration of these patterns and how they can be used to motivate employees, resolve conflicts, guide groups through change, and communicate more effectively—skills that are especially important for project managers who frequently are not in positions of power. Other topics include values-driven leadership, adapting messages for different personalities, and emotional intelligence.

Topics Include:

  • Evaluating personality type using Myers-Briggs and Big Five assessments
  • Using the preferences of various personality types to achieve goals
  • Confidently and accurately using the language of the profession in interviews and on the job
  • Identify your values and the values of others to better recognize motivation and more effectively influence others

Who Should Register:

  • Adults looking to transition into a Project Management career
  • Project Managers who want to do better work
  • Anyone who works in a field that heavily relies on Project Management approaches, including: Technology, Healthcare, Engineering, Construction, Banking & financial services, Law, Education, & others

Learning Format

We provide a more interactive and visually engaging learning experience than you’ll find in many online course environments.
The format of this class is fully online, instructor-led, pass/no pass, and can be taken as part of the certificate or independently. Certificate courses can be taken in any order unless otherwise noted.
Industry Experts
You'll experience optional live sessions with your instructor and other experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the subject.
Active Learning
Learn content deeply through varied case studies, topical readings, infographics and other visuals, and hands-on exercises.
Engaged Classrooms
Build your knowledge repository with weekly quizzes, open group discussions, and even the occasional debate.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

Applied Psychology in Project Management
Devote 6-8 hours/week
Apply knowledge to your real life
Do the extra work when you can
Be prepared to learn from each other