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There has been a lot of excitement about the use of 3D printers in education, but educators can have trouble both getting started with the technology and figuring out what to do with it. This two-class certificate covers both aspects, starting with how the technology works and then moving on to how to use it effectively. If participants already have 3D printers, the instructors will customize the class as much as possible so participants can follow along on the hardware they have. If a participant does not yet have access to a 3D printer, the instructors can help with helping participants define criteria to make decisions about appropriate hardware to buy. The intro class (recommended to be taken first) covers the entire 3D printing workflow with a focus on open source and free software. The market is somewhat fractured and different 3D printers vary somewhat in their operations there are not a lot of standards in the industry yet, but the instructors will guide participants through what the options are and where to learn the details of operation of their particular existing or planned hardware. The second class then builds on this knowledge to think about how to help students create their own exploratory models, or how to create models that a teacher can create to help students visualize an abstract concept. Participants will use some of the software covered in the Intro to 3D Printing class to create several different types of 3D printable models, and will discuss the details of how to print their design on the 3D printer they already have or plan to acquire in the future.

4383X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-10/27/2017)

Course: $345.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Joan Horvath 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies and provide employee support. It has benefits for the employer and employee. Develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Take home 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. 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. Agenda - Month One Unit 1 Introduction to Mentoring/Coaching Coaching and Mentoring – Defined Why Mentor or Coach? What are the types of mentoring? (Career development and Skills development) Unit 2 Coaching versus Mentoring (What’s the Difference?) Role Model - Define Which one is right for you? (Assess yourself as a Mentor/Coach) What is Peer Mentoring? Unit 3 The Effective Mentor or Coach (Leadership Tools & Techniques etc.) Setting Realistic Expectations Get Creative Communicate Effectively Unit 4 Issues in Mentoring and Coaching Teamwork (Group Dynamics) Diversity Increasing your Emotional IQ (Civility in the Workplace) Agenda - Month Two Unit 1 Special Employee Considerations in Workplace Coaching and Mentoring Programs The Remote Worker The Part-time Worker/Just-in-Time Workforce Generational Differences The Power Differential Unit 2 Development of a Coaching/Mentoring Program at Your Workplace Setting Your Workplace Goals & Objectives Making Your Workplace A Learning and Growth Organization Buy-in & Rewards Promotion of Your C/M Pr Investment & Support Unit 3 Critical Evaluation of Your Workplace Coaching/Mentoring Program Checkpoints for successful coaching/mentorship programs Successful Workplace Models of Coaching/Mentoring Programmatic and individual evaluations in coaching/mentorship programs When are you “Done”? The Feedback Loop Unit 4 Final Issues to Build On in Mentoring/Coaching in the Workplace Trust Group Dynamics Innovation

4480X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-10/27/2017)

Course: $395.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Sheri Restauri Carson 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Discover the specific knowledge needed to succeed in researching and utilizing the best and most appropriate data for decision making for your work organization. Get the skills needed to effectively communicate research results to a specific audience for maximum impact and effective decision making. For business professionals, entrepreneurs, and anyone who needs specific information about a business. Or, for anyone who is in business and needs specific information about a particular topic such as market potential, competitive intelligence, standard industry practice, productivity improvement, etc. This course will give you the specific knowledge you need to succeed in your research quest.

4535X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Course: $495.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Mary Dereshiwsky 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Hybrid, or blended courses have been found to be superior in student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. All face-to-face courses should and will be blended. Blended gives students a better learning experience. It gives you as teacher the ability to make better use of you valuable time. With our Certificate in Blended Instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Take away the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teaching time to maximize student learning. Three one-month courses.

4565X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Course: $495.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Kassia Dellabough 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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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

4387X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Course: $495.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Kathryn Will 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else. Two one-month courses.

4515X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-10/27/2017)

Course: $245.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Fred Bayley 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home-based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

4545X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Course: $495.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Jeff Kritzer 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Finally, you can acquire the best Professional Development in webinar design, presentations, planning, and marketing. Webinars are a popular format for delivering information. They can be very successful for your organization, IF you have good webinar presentations and good management and marketing. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the 4 key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. Then acquire the webinar planning skills involved in budgeting, pricing, and marketing webinar meetings. Take back a certificate in designing webinars that provides you with the latest and best information about presenting webinars, as well as managing and marketing them. You will be learning from two of the foremost authorities on webinars.

4553X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-10/27/2017)

Course: $345.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : William Draves 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Increase your online savvy and ability to position yourself and your organization for greater success. Experience the interaction and big take-aways from studying with top-notch professionals. Your instructors not only work with these tools every day, but speak at national conferences and train others. Your teachers have tips you have not discovered yet. Learn more about Google Analytics, Google apps for business, and Google+ . Acquire new tips and techniques. Just one new tip can mean greater productivity, effectiveness and even profitability for your work. Three one-month courses.

4385X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Course: $495.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Jeff Kart 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), the certificate provides how-to practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society. Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals. Then learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned. You can become a leader if you know the do’s and don’ts; what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do. At the end of completing the three course certificate, you will come away with a new understanding, new toolbox of leadership skills, and the information to move your leadership development into high gear.

4482X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Course: $395.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : William Draves 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Nonprofits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff need to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation for nonprofits, and program evaluation for nonprofits, with our Certificate in NonProfit Administration. You will come away with the best information from instructors who train people in nonprofits.

4486X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Course: $595.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Fred Bayley 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Efficient office operations can mean the difference between success and not-so-much, between being in the black and being in the red. Moving from you and your employees working harder to working smarter, the strategies and benchmarks of office operations increases the productivity of every person in your organization. Position yourself in your organization as the one who knows what to get done, and how to get things done in office operations. Three one-month courses

4391X

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Course: $495.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Greg Marsello 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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