Upskill with engaging, workforce relevant short courses.
Microcourses from the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene are created with the goal of delivering lifelong and personalized professional growth with a small investment of time and money.
With just 8-10 hours of instruction, microcourses are intended to make learners more effective in their current roles or expand skill sets for a potential career change. Industry needs combined with relevant university expertise will determine microcourse focus areas.
In all subjects and delivery models, U of I Coeur d'Alene expects participants will:
- Experience rapid and relevant workforce skills training.
- Engage with subject-matter experts and fellow learners.
- Increase personal productivity.
- Identify areas for improvement.
- Grow a deeper understanding of organizational or business-specific needs and trends.
- Align with skills needed for continuous growth across sectors.
Current Microcourse Offerings
Project Management | Three sessions | Starts Feb. 16
Gain an easy to use set of tools and techniques to apply to any project. Learn how to form teams, communicate with stakeholders, measure progress and manage risks. Emphasizes simple and standardized methods.
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 16, 23 and March 2
Where: Virtual through Zoom
Instructor: Gene Hamacher, Manufacturing Specialist, provides Operational Excellence training, coaching, and advising for manufacturing companies throughout the northwest. His benchmarking studies across the U.S. and Japan have produced significant gains in productivity, safety, quality, lead-time and morale. Gene has a bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry University and master’s degrees in Management and Engineering from M.I.T.
Academic Program Development Manager