STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development is extending to India a new blended learning approach for delivering project management education. Stanford Advanced Project Management in India launched in September and the first cohort roll-out will take place in December 2011.
Stanford’s Advanced Project Management certificate program provides executives and professionals with advanced tools and techniques to strategically execute projects, programs, and portfolios. The program in India will deliver courses in a blended learning mode—consisting of instructor-led sessions, online courses, live virtual sessions, and program end evaluation. Stanford has partnered with the Straxium Corporation, which has offices in India, to interface with participants and host the on-site lectures and virtual discussions. Participants will learn from and network with other professionals in India.
“Stanford is pleased to offer this program to India,” says Ray Levitt, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the academic director of Stanford Advanced Project Management. “This is an outstanding opportunity for professionals to get access to advanced education in the important disciplines of executing strategy, managing complex programs, leading change efforts, and improving organization performance.”
Participants will have the opportunity to further develop their current management skills while learning new methodologies all in a customized approach. “What can be more exciting for entrepreneurs and managers in India than learning from the renowned faculty of Stanford University?” says Bikram Gupta Sarma, CEO of Straxium and an alumnus of Stanford’s Advanced Project Management program. “This program will provide access for entrepreneurs and executives to the highest level of instructors and accomplish this in a flexible way.” Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive the credential of Stanford Certified Project Manager. Applicants can apply to the program online at www.straxium.com/SAPM.
The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, and view free online seminars and more. Courses are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and at the work site.
About Straxium Corporation
Straxium assists transnational companies transform existing local delivery and execution teams into global innovation leaders, by identifying globalization strategies, developing organizational and individual capabilities, influencing leaders and processes, and measuring the ability to innovate.