Leadership – 23 Courses

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Basic Business Management: Boot Camp for Business Owners

This course will give you all the skills that you need as a new business owner. Youll learn how to develop your organizational chart, manage operations, speak knowledgeably about finance, hire the right people, build your brand, market your product online and offline, complete a strategic plan and a succession plan, and build your customer base. Youll also learn the basics of leadership and tips for taking your business to the next level.

Business Process Management

To begin this course, you will learn about business process management and three related skill areas: business analysis, enterprise content management, and business process re-engineering. Then, you will work through the five stages of the business process life cycle: vision, design, modeling, execution, monitoring, and optimization. Tools such as automation, business rules, workflow engines, what-if analysis, process mining, business activity monitoring, the balanced scorecard, Lean, and Six Sigma are also covered.

Making Your Business Better

This course demonstrates how various factors work together to ensure a company flourishes. Students will be guided through positioning and pricing, marketing, selling, negotiating, responding to RFQs, project management, team building, productivity, and strategic planning. Other courses that may be of interest to the student are Building Your Self Esteem and Assertiveness Skills, Business Leadership, Business Ethics in the Office, Creating a Positive Work Environment, and Getting Stuff Done - Personal Development Boot Camp.

Kickstarting Your Business with Crowdsourcing

This course will show you how to leverage all types of crowdsourcing (including microwork, macrowork, crowdvoting, crowdcontests, crowdwisdom, and crowdfunding) to kickstart your business growth.

Intrapreneurship

In this course, youll learn what intrapreneurship is all about. You will learn about the history and culture of intrapreneurship and assess your own intrapreneurial qualities. Youll also explore different ways that you can contribute to the intrapreneurial process. As well, youll learn how to develop, screen, sell, and implement your ideas.

Successfully Managing Change

This course covers how to manage and cope with change and how to help those around you, too. Topics explored include understanding, accepting and reacting to change; and strategies for assisting with change to be accepted and implemented in the workplace.

Risk Management

In this course, you will learn about the seven Rs and four Ts that traditionally represent the key activities of risk management. This will give you a framework that you can customize for a single project, a department, or an entire company.

Crisis Management

To begin this course, you will learn how to put the right people in place with a crisis management team and appropriate training. Then, you will learn how to identify and assess crisis risks, develop a response process, and gather appropriate resources. You will also learn how to respond to, document, and investigate crises; establish an emergency operations center; create a continuity plan; and recover from a crisis.

Budgets and Managing Money

To start this course, you will review the fundamentals of finance (including basic terms, generally accepted accounting principles, and financial roles in an organization). Then, you will learn about different types of budgets and a six-step budgeting process. You will also learn how to monitor budgets, perform basic ratio analysis, and compare investment opportunities.

Entrepreneurship 101

In this course, youll learn the basics of entrepreneurship. You will learn how to find and evaluate business ideas, flesh out those ideas by developing value propositions and financial projections, consider your ownership options, prepare the appropriate documents (including a business plan, pitch deck, and white papers), and gather funding for your business. Youll also learn the steps of developing, testing, marketing, and launching a product or service. To wrap things up, youll learn how to grow your business and become an entrepreneurial leader.

Developing a High Reliability Organization

You will learn what constitutes a High Reliability Organization (HRO), the principles behind high reliability and take a look at a real life disaster that could have benefitted from those principles.

Women and Leadership: Owning Your Strengths and Skills

At the end of this course you will understand a brief history and evolution of women and leadership. You will recognize leadership barriers, how to handle them, and use them to create benefits. You will know about social and emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. You will be able to develop a basic vision and brand for your leadership and understand essential leadership skills. You will also examine decision making and create a workplace philosophy statement and action plan.

Working Smarter: Using Technology to Your Advantage

In this course, youll learn how to use technology to your advantage. Computers, various types of applications, software purchases, technical training, IT budgets, security, privacy, usage policies, ergonomics, instant messaging, and telecommuting are all covered.

Meeting Management: The Art of Making Meetings Work

In this course, you will learn how to prepare for meetings, develop agendas, lead a meeting, differentiate between process and content, use facilitation skills in a meeting, and manage difficult participants.

Growth Hacking

In this one-day course, you will learn how to: identify the growth hacking mindset, recognize the differences between growth hacking and marketing, identify the customer need your business can fill, create and implement product placement and services to fit the need, learn and practice techniques of growth hacking, review and practice growth marketing strategies, identify the essentials of conversion and optimization, and create your own growth hacking plan.

Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Approach to Greening Your Organization

Here you will learn how to draft an Environmental Management System that can be applied to your organization. Along the way you will understand the term greenwashing and how to avoid it. You will know the six key performance indicator areas as defined by the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme and will be able to determine Environmental Impacts and Aspects within an organization then how to set objectives and targets for significant impacts.

An Environmental Audit Primer

This course will give you the tools to conduct an internal environmental audit at your workplace. You will learn of the different types of audits and about auditors and the basic steps of an audit. This course will also teach you the essential aspects of an audit checklist and how to develop a checklist based on Environmental Management System procedures. You will also explore noncompliances, corrective actions and an audit closing meeting.

Becoming Management Material

After you complete this course, you will be able to define your role as a manager and identify how that role differs from other roles you have had, understand the management challenge and the new functions of management discover how you can prepare for and embrace the forces of change, identify ways to get you and your workspace organized and get a jump on the next crisis, identify your leadership profile and explore ways to use this knowledge to improve your success as a manager, enhance your ability to communicate with others in meetings and through presentations, and create an action plan for managing your career success.

Critical Elements of Customer Service

This course is all about the critical elements of customer service: a customer service focus that is defined within, and given life by, your organization. In order to be successful, this focus must be reinforced every day, measured, and improved upon.

Design Thinking: An Introduction

This course is designed to get you started using design thinking to solve problems more creatively. You will better understand problems from the customer's perspective as you apply different brainstorming techniques to identify innovative ideas. You will be able to use effective design research through use of prototypes and testing to test your ideas and keep your design ideas moving forward. Upon completion you will be ready to take on your next project using a design thinking process.

Public Relations Boot Camp

In this course, you will learn how to determine the type of information required in a particular situation, ways to approach PR strategically, how to create compelling releases, and techniques for managing media relations.

Effective Planning and Scheduling

This course will teach you how to use a variety of planning and scheduling tools, including the work breakdown structure, network diagrams, program evaluation and review technique (PERT), and Gantt charts. You will also learn how to properly estimate time, schedule resources, identify task dependencies, manage risks, communicate your schedule, and keep the schedule updated.

Managing Difficult Conversations

This course will give you an eight-step process for a difficult conversation, as well as some things to consider when deciding to have the conversation (such as your desired outcome, the time and place, and how to stay safe). Youll also learn how to speak persuasively, ask good questions, and listen actively.
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