Rice University: Project Management Professional Development Is Available At the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University

    Are you interested in enhancing your professional growth by adding the knowledge, efficiencies, and tools of project management? Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is offering three project management classes this spring to help you advance your career.


    Strategic Project Management (online and on-demand)

    Discover how to apply strategic thinking to step beyond traditional project management and fulfill overarching business goals in this short course. Learn More.

    On-demand, Feb. 20-April 10


    Fundamentals of Project Management

    Whether you are new to project management, experienced but lack formal structure or a business professional seeking to improve your skills, the Project Management Fundamentals course provides you with the practical knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately to increase your personal success and the success of your projects. Learn More.

    Mondays and Wednesdays, April 15-May 8, 6-9 p.m.


    Registration is now available. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our professional development team by calling x6167 or email riceprofdev@rice.edu.

    February 2019: Toastmasters Tips and Discussions

    Project Management Toastmasters Clubs - Tips and Discussions


    Quote: "Those who tell the stories rule the world” – Native American Proverb


    Toastmaster International's "90 Tips From 90 Years"

    36. Find your strengths. Strengths include voice volume and timbre, expert knowledge, comfort level and ability to think on the fly. Find those strengths and look for a way to capitalize on them.


    Talking TED with Jeremy Donovan, DTM

    Jeremy is the author of How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations, and Speaker, Leader, Champion: Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking (2014). Check out Jeremy’s website at www.speakingsherpa.com for the great advice, such as:

    • Strive to engage in dialogue as quickly as possible. Asking questions and listening is as much a part of presenting as speaking is.
    • Relive, rather than retell. When you relive, you use emotion, dialogue, and sensory description to bring characters and settings to life.
    • Using a short, well-crafted story as an example to support an argument is often more powerful than using reams of data.


    Accept Some Motivation

    • Check out the Five Top Reasons to join Toastmasters at unburythatbadass.com. Lawyer Elizabeth Jin creates “Burst of Happiness” video blogs.  The direct link is https://bit.ly/2sBbDlF  It may change your life.


    Books to Consider

    • Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact> Keynote Speaker Annette Simmons spotlights the power of relatability through storytelling.
    • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. Urban legends, business origin stories, and quirky personal profiles comprise Chip & Dan Heath’s entertaining exploration on sharing ideas.
    • The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design. Tim Pollard explains how to craft and deliver presentations the mind can easily register and retain.
    • Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and Life One Conversation at a Time. Susan Scott offers seven simple steps toward intimate and enlightening discussions.



    “Talking TED With Jeremey Donovan, DTM” Excerpted from March 2015 Toastmasters Magazine by Lynn Lieu

    “Accept Some Motivation” hi-lights Elizabeth Jin’s Video Blog

    “Books to Consider” Excerpted from Advice to Members in December 2018 Toastmasters Magazine


    You can learn more about telling your stories at a Project Management Toastmasters Club! 

    Project Management Toastmasters clubs are open to all, but members are predominately professional project managers. Houston Area Project Management Toastmasters Clubs are sponsored by PMI Houston and aligned with the goals of PMI International.   Certified PMPs receive Professional Development Units (PDUs) for participation.