Understand complex systems and chaos, how they manifest in your organization, and learn to develop strategies for managing stress and minimizing risk due to this chaos.


Get your personal life and projects under control

Many project managers struggle with the complexities of their organization and their lives in general. Often, the individual finds himself or herself working harder and harder, but getting less accomplished towards project objectives.

What causes this seemingly "hamster in a wheel"-like behavior? As you will learn in this course, the fundamental cause of this inefficiency is chaos inherent within the organization. This course will introduce the student to chaos theory, complex systems, and the emergent behavior of the organization. You will also develop strategies for managing stress and minimizing risk in a chaotic environment.

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Understand complex systems and chaos and how they manifest in your organization
  • Recognize emergent behavior in the organization
  • Identify where and when chaos is likely to occur
  • Develop risk mitigation schemes for your work
  • Manage your work and life within the chaotic environment
  • Recognize and avoid common problems caused by chaos


CANCELLATIONS are subject to a ten-percent processing fee if received 5 or fewer working days before the program start. REFUNDS are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be faxed to (612) 624-5359.

To register for all courses at once and receive a 10% discount, click on the Project Management Certificate link below.

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Section Title
Project Management and Chaos Theory
9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 08, 2020
Twin Cities
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $470.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $235.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
May 01, 2020
Transfer Request Deadline
May 07, 2020
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
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