Career Growth

Developing Your Career Path

Resumes are invaluable tools in the job search process. One extremely important purpose lies in the preparation process itself. You learn about yourself, your accomplishments and your goals. You also learn how to package and present yourself to fit the employer's needs.

Enhancing Your Speaking Skills

This course offers everything the business communicator needs to improve public speaking and oral presentation skills. The course contains information on visual aids, verbal signposts, and planning and organizing material. Your self-confidence will increase as you master your material and learn effective, successful public speaking methods. You will learn about the entire oral presentation process, including how to plan, organize and deliver a presentation.

How Adults Learn

Learner-centered training is outcomes based. Effective training addresses the outcomes and desired performance. Training must be engaging as well as informative. In this module, How Adults Learn, strategies utilized to create engaging, effective, and learner-centered training are outlined.

Identifying and Avoiding Burnout

Burnout. Exhaustion. Fatigue. Apathy. It doesn't matter what word you use. You just can't seem to get the energy to perform at your 'normal' level. Find out how you can recognize and avoid burnout so you can achieve a balance and stay on track!

Individual Anger Management

This course is designed to describe the essentials of managing anger in an appropriate and constructive manner. While designed specifically for the work environment, the core elements of this training can be applied when you are at home or on the road. The constant pressures and stresses of modern life have resulted in a growing realization that anger control methods should be taught. Rage and violence in the workplace are no longer rare occurrences. While anger is a normal human emotion, the prevalence of toxic anger is dangerous to us all. This course teaches us how to effectively manage anger in all its forms.

Individual Goal Contract

Goal setting is not always easy, as unexpected events can get in the way of even the most dedicated efforts. This course will teach you how to achieve goals by developing a self-initiated contract that formalizes your commitment to your goals. These contracts can be simple or complex, and can be revised and clarified to meet the obstacles you encounter in the pursuit of your goals. You will also learn to use these contracts to set and meet deadlines.

Individual Goal Personalization

The only way to accomplish a goal is to take total ownership of it. This course will teach you different methods of turning a goal into your own, ranging from understanding the nature of doubt, preventing sabotage by the subconscious, to adopting new types of positive behaviors such as role playing. Using these techniques, you will learn how to become a successful goal setter and achiever.

Individual Goal Setting

This course will teach you how to properly understand, effectively set and achieve your goals. You will learn to avoid setting goals that are either unrealistically high or too easily reached. The course also teaches you to understand the difference between goals and dreams.

Individual Goals and Challenges

Setting goals is one thing and realizing them is something else entirely. This course provides you with tools to set and remain committed to your goals. You will learn how to commit your goals to paper, set timelines, and track your progress.

Individual Leadership Power

This course is designed to help you unleash your leadership potential. You will learn how to take a stand, achieve a goal, and motivate others. The course explains how most leaders are made rather than born and teaches you to develop your personal leadership power (PLP). This includes using the five principles to increase and effectively use PLP.

Individual Listening Skills

This course is designed to help participants improve their listening skills through practical exercises and increased awareness of their personal listening styles.

Individual Priority Management

People in every walk of life face recurring demands, information overload, increased workloads, and have family and/or community responsibilities and their own personal expectations of what they want for their job, career or family. Busy people need to prioritize. Prioritizing can help in every facet of life. This course will teach you how to use a priority process to achieve meaningful personal and career goals. It also provides numerous techniques and tips that will make priority management a key to successful accomplishments.

Individual Productivity Enhancement

Productivity is the key to career success. In challenging and competitive times, companies look to their employees to accomplish needed tasks and assure the organization's viability. If companies downsize, the jobs of the most productive employees are secure. When companies decide to promote employees, those with a track record for accomplishing the important work of the organization are often considered for advancement. This course teaches time and task management skills that will make you more valuable to your company and more productive in your personal life.

Introduction to Training

Welcome to Introduction to Training! This module presents an overview of training including the steps needed to plan, implement and assess just-in-time learner-centered training. Clearly defined outcomes are critical to effective training. This module helps mangers define outcomes and create training to support learning and improved performance.

Managing Work and Family

Balancing the demands of work and family can be a challenging task. For most of our lives, we juggle a number of important roles that require our attention and energy. Your roles might include employee, manager, business owner, spouse, parent, community member, or student. Woven amidst those roles and associations are significant rewards and responsibilities that make our lives challenging, interesting, and satisfying. However, if we aren't careful, the demands and pressures can overwhelm and exhaust us and prevent us from achieving what we really want.

Managing Your Career Path

Resumes are invaluable tools in the job search process. Career planning is a process that requires candid assessment of your accomplishments, goals, talents and most importantly, your future plans. The course focuses on self-analysis and assists in career planning, whether you want to find a new job, make a lateral move, get a promotion or change careers within the same company. The material covers what you want to do, where you want to do it, financial issues and more.

Marketing Yourself

Knowing how to market yourself is an essential part of getting a job and planning a career. This module is about building a personal marketing strategy. You will need to do three things: decide what you are looking for in a job; become familiar with your personal features and benefits; and find the market for your product – you!

Mentoring for Improved Performance

This course teaches effective coaching techniques, and enables you to help employees improve their work performance through a clearer sense of performance objectives and renewed motivation. You will learn specific and practical suggestions for diagnosing performance problems, understand appropriate actions based on the diagnosis, and be able to implement the coaching process in an effective manner.

Networking Your Career Path

The power of networking is evident in various studies of the job search process, which conclude that between 70 and 80 percent of all executive and managerial jobs are obtained through networking. In this course, you will develop your initial network list of names and learn effective ways to begin using this list.

Reaching Personal Goals

You know your life could be better. You're not fulfilling your potential. Or maybe you've been wondering when your dreams will come true. Achieving Personal Goals will get you headed in the right direction and give you some tips for making it all happen!

Running A Virtual Office

More and more companies are finding that flexibility for employees in both work hours and work location helps them attract and retain the best talent and actually improve productivity. This course identifies the potential benefits and pitfalls in managing a virtual workforce, gives guidelines for maintaining communication, monitoring productivity, and encouraging peak performance. There are methods for assuring alignment and consistency, and suggestions for preserving important working relationships without the traditional work structure.

Time Management

This course addresses the nuts and bolts of time management and includes tools for setting goals, keeping logs, and planning your time. It includes methods for identifying low pay-off activities and time-wasters, along with suggestions for getting rid of them. It provides tips for organizing your materials and your surroundings for more efficiency, and has other practical suggestions for taking control of your time and your life with simple, tried-and-true tools and techniques.

Training Tips & Techniques

In Training Tips and Techniques, tools used to put training to work on the job quickly, efficiently and effectively are discussed. This module outlines ways to present materials that not only captivate attention but also produce the required results. Discover ways to create effective and efficient training that leads to improved performance on-the-job.

Work Process Basics

Every work process is part of a larger process that may be made up of smaller ones. Understanding the process flow and scope is the key to establishing 100 percent conformance in a work process. This course will analyze work as a process by identifying the requirements necessary to produce quality work, defining process flow and scope, and looking at inputs and outputs. The course will also show you how to keep quality number one, and examine listening skills to ensure that customer requirements are met.