EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program

June 1–July 28, 2020

The EDUCAUSE management program is for higher education managers with 3 to 5 years of experience. The program provides an immersive, applied learning experience in support of engaging and motivating people, management values and decisions, effective organizational communication, team development and optimization, financial management, and project prioritization control.

About Attending This Program

All EDUCAUSE Institute programs are built around these core themes, which you'll learn more about in the program: diversity, equity, and inclusion; student success; and digital transformation. We believe in a humanized, learner-centered approach that supports communities of learning and networking.

This intensive, nine-week online program engages participants in interactive live sessions, offers small applied team projects designed to support networking and learning, and provides one-on-one coaching with the faculty. During the program, learners are expected to dedicate approximately 5-10 hours per week (synchronous and asynchronous) to have an engaged and successful learning experience. To accommodate busy schedules, we ask that participants actively plan the time they will spend on the program each week, even on a daily basis. Each competency below is delivered with diverse learning materials, resources, activities, and capstone projects in support of in-depth learning, immediate application, and networking. 

  • Management Values and Decisions: Evaluate personal and organizational values that align with and enhance your management goals.
    • Includes support for promoting diversity and inclusion, developing emotional intelligence, and learning to apply ethical decision-making.
  • Organizational Communication: Develop communication strategies that allow information to be clearly articulated to different stakeholders.
    • Includes support for developing communication styles, managing relationships, conflict management, and negotiation and persuasion.
  • Team Development and Optimization: Implement strategies for maximizing performance with individuals and teams.
    • Includes support for developing effective teams, managing performance, and strategies for managing workload.
  • Financial Management: Execute a financial strategy that maximizes resources and manages constraints.
    • Includes support for overcoming budgeting challenges, competing for funding, executing a budgeting strategy, and soft skills for budgeting.
  • Project Prioritization and Controls: Employ techniques for effectively managing all elements within a project.
    • Includes support for stakeholder management, task and resource prioritization, time and meeting management, and capturing and using data.

Weekly Meetings 

Once a week, we will hold a live, synchronous online meeting to discuss resources, activities, and assessments. These meetings will combine lecture, discussion, and opportunities for questions. See full meeting schedule in the agenda page.

Coaching Opportunities

As part of your enrollment in this program, you will receive a personalized coaching session from one of the program’s experienced facilitators. These sessions provide you with an opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation about your professional aspirations, skill development, and workplace issues.

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  • Key Dates

    Feb 4

    Registration Open

    Registration is now open.

    Jun 1

    Program Begins

    The Management Program begins on June 1, 2020.

    Jul 28

    Program Ends

    The Management Program concludes on July 28, 2020.