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Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions
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Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions

$245

with Online

Calendar Oct 2, 2017

 Develop the mindset of Lean Operational Excellence, an advanced problem solving approach that facilitates continuous improvement within the organization through the identification and elimination of waste. Lean principles can also be used to streamline processes in the human resource functions such as recruiting, hiring, training, compensating and managing performance.  Find out about Lean concepts, tools, and methods with which you can benchmark and assess problems, and lead continuous improvement efforts to resolve them.  After taking this course you will have an expanded capacity to facilitate small groups and teams using Lean Process Improvement principles and methodologies to create change within your organization.One month course, Sally Schmall, SPHR   AgendaUnit 1Overview of LEAN Principles and ApplicationsAn overview of lean history and philosophyUnderstanding the universal application of lean to Human Resource functions regardless of industryToyota Practical Problem Solving and A3 ToolsA3 problem solving reporting processesUnit 2LEAN Tools for Lean Human ResourcesVisual management, 5S, standardized workOther lean tools for HR functionsIntroduction to value stream mapping (VSM) processesA value stream mapping exercise to apply what you have learnedUnit 3Creating an Effective Business Case for LEAN Initiatives within Your OrganizationCreating the A3 report or storyboardUsing the A3 report as a way to present a logical business case for proposed changes, decisions, and improvements within your organizationDeveloping an A3 report to share with other class membersReceiving feedback from peers and instructorUnit 4Lean Leadership for Human ResourcesLean leadership and culture change strategiesSuccessfully implementing lean tools and concepts in your organizationPlanning to prepare for taking the next stepMoving forward with Lean Leadership for HRAbout online learningOnline learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. How the Course WorksIt is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.Participate when you wantYou can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.What you will doFor each Unit, you will:Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)Have the option of accessing the online readingsListen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slidesHave the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learnedEngage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participantsFor best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.DiscussionThe Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.It’s easy. It’s fun.

Business Coaching Certificate
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Business Coaching Certificate

$395

with Online

Calendar Sep 5, 2017

Workplace Mentoring & Coaching—Level 1

Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies. It has benefits for the employer and employee. The knowledge you gather will change the way you see yourself in the workplace. Through this knowledge, you can find helpful strategies to navigate through work and life.

Workplace Mentoring & Coaching—Level 2

Building on Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace Course I, C/M II take a further in-depth look at variables involved in employee support. Additionally, in this course you will develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Critical analysis and improvement of your programs alongside group dynamics and innovative strategies will also be examined in terms of coaching and mentoring programs. This course offers the much-awaited toolkit you have been searching for to improve your employees’ performance and create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding. 

About online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

How the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

Participate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

What you will do

For each Unit, you will:

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

Discussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Career Preparation
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Career Preparation

$195

with Online

Calendar Oct 2, 2017

Geared for professionals at every stage, this course provides resources and support to re-assess your career trajectory, develop the tools you need to launch yourself into a promotion, a new job or a whole new field. We will start with the basics – career assessments: who are you? what are you interested in? what are you good at? and where do you want to go? Then we will work on some research skills to find those opportunities or create them yourself. Lastly, each participant will craft the tools to take them to the next step – resumes, cover letters and other ways to reach out and cultivate your next career launch. Each participant will be able to customize their work to suit their unique direction and needs.

This Career Preparation class is designed for people who are wanting to clarify their career options within a specific field or explore possibilities for a career change. The goal of the class is to help participants learn more about careers that match their interests and become more confident about career planning and strategic career moves.

One month course, Kassia Dellabough, PhD, instructor.

Certificate in Business Writing
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Certificate in Business Writing

$495

with Online

Calendar Sep 5, 2017

Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace.  Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill.

Begin with understanding the format, construction, and successful techniques of writing good business reports and proposals.  Then improve your skills with editing and proofreading.  Finally, discover what good journalists know. Learn how to write a news story, press release or other publicity notice that zings.  

Help your organization stand out with your new skills in business writing. This certificate will take you to the next level where business writing is a skill for personal and organizational success.

Three one month courses; Dionne Felix, Kathryn Will, and Jeff Kart instructors. 

Individual Courses

Business Writing

Take away the key practices you need to develop and hone your business writing communication effectively and successfully.  Get the best practices for crafting effective, professional business documents. Find out how to avoid grammatical pitfalls. And acquire business writing principles that will be good for years to come.

One month, Dionne Felix, instructor.

Effective Copywriting

Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo or promoting your own skills on LinkedIn, strong writing skills are the key to success.  Come away with the tools and techniques you need to improve your copywriting skills and learn how to avoid the common writing mistakes that can hold you back.

One month course, Kathryn Will, instructor.

Writing News and Press Releases 

Being able to write a good news story, press release or publicity notice is a skill that can set you apart in the workplace. Getting the word out is an essential activity for every organization. Acquire the skills good journalists have and learn how to craft a news story, press release or publicity notice that will get attention. 

One month, Jeff Kart, instructor.

About online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

How the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

Participate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

What you will do

For each Unit, you will:

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

Discussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Certificate in Workplace Communication
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Certificate in Workplace Communication

$595

with Online

Calendar Aug 7, 2017

About online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

How the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

Participate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

What you will do

For each Unit, you will:

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

Discussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Change in the Workplace
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Change in the Workplace

$195

with Online

Calendar Oct 2, 2017

  Most people do not like change even when they know that change is inevitable and will happen with or without your consent. A recent Gallup study found that nearly 70% of the American workforce is disengaged from their jobs. They perceive changes in careers to be too difficult to accomplish or they are too old, not skilled enough and may lack the funds to change their skill set.    The good news is that those who are willing to embrace change are much more likely to thrive under new conditions. Take home strategies on how to deal with changes in your work environment and even how to introduce changes to your workplace culture.

One month course, Brenton Rolle, instructor.

Change Management Skills for Human Resource Professionals
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Change Management Skills for Human Resource Professionals

$245

with Online

Calendar Oct 2, 2017

Strategically applying/utilizing the various disciplines within human resources in order to cause organizational change and add value is often referred to as “change management.” HR professionals are increasingly being asked to develop the personal skills and attitudes for implementing change as well as a technical understanding of how to apply the tools for change. In this class participants will learn how to successfully plan, implement, communicate, create employee involvement and commitment, and add value during change. This class is beneficial to human resources professionals within organizations or those seeking to enter the field of Human Resource Strategy Consulting. One month course, Sally Schmall, SPHR   Agenda Unit 1Overview of Change Management Principles and Applications-Change management principles and applications -Skills and aptitudes for change management-Successfully initiating and implementing change Unit 2Change Management Tools for Human Resources- Various models of change management -Applying specific models to successful change management Unit 3Building the Case For Change-Developing a convincing and data driven case for change within your organization-Building support for effective change management-Receiving feedback from peers and instructorUnit 4Applying Change Management Tools Within Your Organization- Identifying a specific project within your organization -Successfully mapping out the process based on change management-Strategically creating a change management coalition-Planning to prepare to take the next stepAbout online learningOnline learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. How the Course WorksIt is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.Participate when you wantYou can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.What you will doFor each Unit, you will:Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)Have the option of accessing the online readingsListen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slidesHave the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learnedEngage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participantsFor best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.DiscussionThe Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.It’s easy. It’s fun.

Collaborative Management
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Collaborative Management

$245

with Online

Calendar Oct 2, 2017

Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed. This course will help you explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization. 

One month, Joyce Odidison, instructor.

 

Agenda

Unit 1

Principles of collaboration in management 

-Defining principles of collaboration 

-Emotions, self-mastery and collaboration 

- Redirecting teams and group collaboration 

- Conflict management and facilitation 

Unit 2

Relationship building 

- Building relationships fundamentals 

- Renegotiating failed relationships 

- Managing collaborative potentials 

Unit 3

Strategies to tap into group collaborative potential 

-Harnessing collaborative energy 

- Responsible communication 

- Managing collaboration for performance 

Unit 4 

Your action plan for collaborative management  

- Setting your management goals 

- Identify and utilize collaborative resources 

- Creating a collaborative management action plan

 

 About online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.

How the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

Participate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

What you will do

For each Unit, you will:

Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)

Have the option of accessing the online readings

Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides

Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned

Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.





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