Typically excluded from the discourse on work motivation are the identification, analysis, and application of biblical principles to motivational theory and processes. An important outcome of this course is the development of a perspective on motivation that includes themes derived from the Bible. A foundational theme of this course is that work and other human pursuits are meaningless unless done to the glory of God. This theme is reiterated throughout the course with readings from the book of Ecclesiastes. These and other biblical passages bring a perspective to the discourse on work motivation that is absent from most writings on the subject.
The risk of loss and the likelihood of that loss are a reality of project management. A vital part of project management is mitigating risk. One set of authors, (DeMarco and Lister, 2003) state that, "If a project has no risks, then don't do it." This course addresses the need for project managers to understand and apply methods of identifying, analyzing, evaluating, and monitoring the risk associated with various stages of the project lifecycle. This course will focus on the PMI process of risk management, including risk management planning; identifying risks; qualitative risk analysis; quantitative risk analysis; risk response planning; and monitoring and control of risk responses. Other risk management methods will also be discussed.
This course provides a framework for the systematic approach to risk management and discusses project risk in the context of the project management process as a whole. Students in this class will learn to mitigate the risk of project loss by understanding the overall project planning process, using key ideas for project risk planning, and practicing the employment of high-level risk assessment tools.
Nonprofit leaders often have a primary responsibility to raise the outside resources and support needed for an organization to fulfill its mission. This course equips nonprofit leaders with everything from traditional fundraising basics (drafting a plan, engaging the board, researching prospects) to new trends and opportunities with online/email campaigns, crowdfunding, and mobile fundraising. Biblical concepts related to stewardship will help inform nonprofit leaders on the ethical dimensions of fundraising.