The Art of Project Management for the Internal Communicator

3 modules


Course Length
2 hours

IABC Academy Instructor N/A

$0 - 184


The Art of Project Management for the Internal Communicator

Project management skills are increasingly in demand as business becomes more challenging and complex. And nothing is more key to the success of a project than effective communication. Project management is noted as a top-five competency considered most important for a successful Internal Communication (IC) practitioner. 

Every project goes through specific phases of development in its project life cycle. Project management allows you to break the project down into separate phases, and the project manager must guide the project through these phases, watching for roadblocks and adapting when necessary. This course details those phases and what a project manager can expect to accomplish in each.

As you progress through this two-hour course, you will be asked to apply what you have learned to a case study, develop a project status report, and test your recall of the material presented. In the course materials, you will receive tailored templates, checklists, and advice specific to internal communication.

For some who have experience in project management, this course may serve as a refresher and provide you with new approaches to project management. For those new to project management – as well as leading a project – you’ll learn valuable tips and tools to apply to your everyday work projects.  For others, it will provide you with the essentials of basic project management skills so you can demonstrate your value to your organization.


Instructor: Rhonda Rathje, APR

Rhonda Rathje, APR, is a seasoned veteran with over 35 years of communication experience in the telecommunications, airline, retail and automotive industries. She is a passionate communicator and storyteller who helps companies discover compelling and original ways to speak about themselves and their work.

Rhonda’s expertise is in strategic planning and leadership development initiatives, as well as developing internal/external communications/engagement programs and building marketing and social media plans for various companies and clients.

She is known for moving forward and making things happen. She’s a master at project management. If you want something done, ask her. And, when it comes to dotting I’s and crossing T’s, she is the master of details. Rhonda’s legacy is to leave things better than when she found them. 

Rhonda holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Iowa State University, Ames, and a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.


By the end of this course, you will have...   

  • Gained knowledge about fundamental principles of project management.
  • Evaluated project requirements and charter project plan.
  • Defined timelines, responsibilities, and expected business outcomes.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate IABC Academy

Learning Credits

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