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SIUE Executive Education offering professional development workshops

The SIUE School of Business Executive Education program is planning a number of professional development courses and workshops.

They include:

Fall 2018 Foundations of Project Management – PMP Prep

Five Fridays, Sept. 14, 21 and Oct. 5, 12 and 19, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus – Morris University Center
Learn the basics and best practices of project management and prepare for the PMP certification. Successful completion awards the 35 educational hours required for the PMP certification exam.

Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) Certification Prep Course

Thursday, Sept. 13, Friday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 21
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus

siueschoolofbusinessCompanies are adopting agile frameworks for project management to improve customer satisfaction, increase team performance and instill continuous improvement. The Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) is one of the newest certifications offered by Project Management Institute (PMI). This certification is the largest growing of any professional, project management certifications and is expected to become the industry standard certification for agile over the next few years. In addition to preparation for the exam changes as of March 2018, this PMI-ACP exam prep course is designed to teach the principles and practices of agile, including Scrum, Kanban, XP and Lean.

This course satisfies the 21 contact hour requirements for the PMI-ACP exam with hands-on, personal attention. The instructor incorporates adult learner best practices, situational learning examples and real world practical agile knowledge to maximize the impact of the learning materials.

This course will benefit anyone interested in agile framework project management methods, including those fulfilling roles such as:
• Product owners and business stakeholders
• Agile team member practitioners – engineers, analysts, developers and testers
• Scrum masters and project managers
• Agile coaches
• Portfolio managers and program managers
• General business subject matter experts
• All levels of management
• College and university instructors, professors and department chairs

Excel Fundamentals

Friday, Sept. 28
8 a.m.-noon, SIUE Main Campus – Science West

Need proficiency in Excel? Maintaining and creating spreadsheets is a requirement for almost every office position. This short, hands-on workshop teaches the basic and most essential skills needed to maintain workbooks. Topics include:

• Spreadsheet basics
• Creating worksheets from scratch
• Formatting features and tricks
• Creating formulas
• Using functions
• Page layout options
• Shortcuts and tricks

Excel Productivity Tips

Friday, Sept. 28
12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus – Science West Building

Eighty percent of the workforce uses Excel. There are so many different shortcuts and features that can help to analyze and track data. Designed for the intermediate Excel user, the Excel Productivity Tips class demonstrates hands-on some of the best features Excel has to offer. Topics include:

• Conditional formatting
• Quick analysis
• Flash fill
• Absolute cell referencing
• Range names
• If function
• Lookup functions
• Goal seek

Advanced Excel Topics

Friday, Oct. 5
8 a.m.-noon SIUE Main Campus – Science West

Learn how to make the most of Excel tools and turn yourself into a guru. This hands-on course helps users efficiently audit and analyze worksheet data, utilize data tools, and create and manage macros. Topics include:
• Index/Match functions
• Scenarios
• Consolidating Data
• Pivot Tables and Charts
• Creating Macros

Microsoft Office Tips & Tricks

Friday, Oct. 5
12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus – Science West

Every new version of Office includes better productivity tools and enhancements. Some new features are obvious, but many tools are hidden behind the scenes. Learn the best features in this short hands-on seminar. Topics include the latest and greatest additions to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Project Management Symposium
**Registration will open in September
Friday, Nov. 16
8 a.m.-4 p.m., 7 PDUs

The SIUE Project Management Symposium provides a forum for project managers in the St. Louis metropolitan area to exchange ideas and knowledge with peers and industry practitioners on complex project management issues and topics.

Spring 2019 Foundations of Project Management-PMP Prep

5 Fridays, March 1, 8, 22, 29 and April 5, 2019
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus
Learn the basics and best practices of project management and prepare for the PMP certification. Successful completion awards the 35 educational hours required for the PMP certification exam.

To register, call Kristine Jarden at (618) 650-2668 or Deanna Lotter at (618) 650-5440 or visit:


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