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Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Finance - The Vocabulary of Finance - The Four Basic Elements of Finance - The Basic Financial Statements Unit 2 Introduction to Accounting -Basic Terminology -The Purpose of Accounting -The Accounting Cycle -Preparing Financial Statements Unit 3 Managing Liabilities -Overview of Liabilities -The Liabilities of a Business - Short-Term Liabilities -Long-Term Liabilities Unit 4 Financial Planning - Overview of Financial Planning -The Importance of Financial Planning -The Business Planning Process

4499X

Start date: 04/03/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Course: $195.00

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Instructor : Sharon DeFonteny 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able 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. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Agenda Unit 1 Developing a Survey -Purposes of surveys -Fundamentals of Survey Research -Ethical Considerations -Likert Scales Unit 2 Comparing Means -Chi-Square -Statistical Significance -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems involving Means Comparisons Unit 3 Finding Differences between Groups -ANOVA -Post Hoc Comparisons -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems Involving ANOVA Unit 4 Individual Research Inquiries -Developing Research Questions -Setting Up Study -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually

4548X

Start date: 04/03/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Course: $195.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Jeff Kritzer 

Online 24/7

Location : Online

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In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a ten step model for developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Plus, find out how self quizzes enhance learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. An instructor’s book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included. Agenda Unit 1 How the Internet is Changing How We Learn The Top 10 reasons cognitive information is delivered better by the Internet Learning online Learning in-person; what you cannot do on the Internet How young people learn differently online The Brain and Learning online Unit 2 Building Your Online Course The Ten Step Model How knowledge is organized online Building online content Creating audio and video presentations Development time and cost Unit 3 Teaching Your Online Course Facilitating online discussions Creating a safe online learning environment Responding to student questions and needs How much time you should spend online Evaluating your online course Unit 4 Creating Assessment and Measuring Online Learning Designing online assessment Multiple assessments Assessment as a learning tool Grading in the 21st century Best Practices in Online Teaching

4502X

Start date: 04/03/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Course: $195.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Travis Allison 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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A recent study conducted by the American Management Association (AMA) revealed that the average manager spends more than 20 percent of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation. This study also identified that out of twenty-five management skills, conflict management was the only one positively correlated to higher earnings and promotion. Discover a workable conflict management model, discuss case studies in conflict management, and then take away successful conflict management strategies to apply in your workplace. Agenda Unit 1 Understanding Conflict - Definition of conflict. - The up side of conflict. - Describe performance expectations related to conflict. Unit 2 Understanding the Conflict Management Model -Using the model -Dialog for a conflict conversation -When to take action and address a conflict situation Unit 3 Conflict Management Case Studies -Review of real world cases -Analyze and evaluate the cases Unit 4 Strategies for success -Creating a standard of performance -Creating your own dialog -Applying the model

4474X

Start date: 04/03/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Course: $245.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Sally Klauss 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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In today’s business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. Using the problem solving model in this course will enable you to be more successful. Interpersonal and businesses relationships fail because of poor problem solving. Find out how to recognize problems and deal with them more appropriately. You will take home techniques relevant for any organization or group context, but can also be easily adapted to work at an individual level. Agenda Unit 1 What is a problem? Detecting and identifying problems Differentiating problems from symptoms Recognizing the business reasons for creative problem solving Structuring problems with observation and fact-finding Unit 2 Identify and Evaluate Solutions Generating multiple solutions to solve problems Selecting the best solution Stretching outside your preferred style Evaluating the risks of taking action vs. not taking action Unit 3 Make and Implement a Decision Utilizing 4 decision-making methodologies to select a solution Exploring the best possible means of implementing the solution Identifying who will implement the solution Committing to a solution Unit 4 Problem Solving Follow Up Expressing organizational benefits Employing the 4 effective methods of obtaining feedback Planning follow up meetings Identifying improvements Documenting success and the process for future reference Continuously practicing your newly developed creative thinking skillsRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

4533X

Start date: 05/01/17

Online 24/7 (05/01/2017-05/26/2017)

Course: $195.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Cathy Niven 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation. Your instructor is co-author of the book "The Online Teaching Survival Guide", which you will receive in the mail with this course. Agenda Unit 1 Overview of the Online Instructional Environment Internet basics Principles behind the adoption of technology innovation The nature of the online learning environment Unit 2 Envisioning Your Online Course Types of web courses Preparing for the move to the Web Analyzing your current course Planning your web course Identifying resources Design guidelines Unit 3 Developing a Web course Team vs. Individual approach to development Phases of design and development Models of web courses Unit 4 Online Interaction Online collaboration Creating an interactive environment Motivating student-student interaction Managing interaction Unit 5 Issues in the Web Environment Managing email Facilitating discussions Class size Copyright

4504X

Start date: 05/01/17

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

Course: $195.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Dr. Rita-Marie Conrad 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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The rapid growth of online and other digital tools to deliver course materials has opened the door to many possibilities for expanding regular face-to-face courses or developing new ones. This is a great opportunity to reach broader audiences and add rich resources and materials to the topics you want to teach. Whether developing new or modifying an existing class, this four-week session will help you puzzle out how to take advantage of the best of both worlds. Use the strength of the face-to-face engagement and the power of the Internet to deliver great content, reach broader audiences and support different learning styles. The Hybrid or blended classroom encourages students to learn at their own pace while also building on the unique exchanges that can happen in both the face-to-face class and on-line. Agenda Unit 1 Terminology & Trends Defining the Hybrid approach Overview of Technology in Education Unit 2 Identifying the Best of Face-to-face and Best of On-line Understanding Learning Styles Unit 3 Teaching in the Hybrid Environment Best Practices – models for flipped and hybrid Challenges and techniques to the on-line environment Unit 4 Assessing Your Resources Creating a plan for developing Hybrid course Resources to get started

4566X

Start date: 05/01/17

Online 24/7 (05/01/2017-05/26/2017)

Course: $195.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Kassia Dellabough 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Especially for future and emerging leaders in Gen Y, come discover the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing your leadership skills and influence. Learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit in for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned. The action takes place in attending meetings, running meetings, interacting with others 1:1, and employing successful techniques to convince and influence others. 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. Agenda Unit 1 Making Leadership Happen -What leaders do, and don’t do -What Leaders Believe -Attributes of leaders: what characteristics leaders have that others don’t -Making it happen: becoming a leader -Leadership procedures and processes, how leaders work Unit 2 Attending Meetings: Where the Action Is -How to attend a meeting when you are not the leader -The dynamics of meetings -Recognizing the players in a meeting -How to study. The unspoken cues of body language, silence, objections, -Studying/Reading the leader in a meeting Unit 3 The Secrets of Leading Successful Meetings -Creating your meeting agenda and objective -The 5 Secrets of leading an outcome oriented meeting -Getting something passed -Understanding meeting procedures: Bob’s Process Model Unit 4 Change: How to Influence Others -Creating the argument -Delivering the case -Gaining support, before, during, and after meetings -Taking leadership

4484X

Start date: 05/01/17

Online 24/7 (05/01/2017-05/26/2017)

Course: $145.00

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Instructor : William Draves 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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Have you ever wondered how do I get to that next level in my career? What does it take? This course will help you identify those skills that all great leaders possess, while learning new skills that will help take you to the next level. Whether you are leading a department or a organization you will gain the knowledge you need to be successful. Learn how to incorporate a developed image and communication skills that will rocket you to that next level. Agenda Unit 1 Mapping your Career for Success -Defining where you want to be in your career in 5, 10, 15 years -Setting and monitoring your career goals -Establishing a mentor partnership as a start in your professional career Unit 2 Developing your Professional Career through Non-Verbal Communication -The difference between verbal and non-verbal communication -Conveying the right message with your body language -Writing what you think -Haptics – Using touch to convey non-verbal communication -How to understand others non-verbal communication Unit 3 Image is Everything -You are your brand -What you wear can determine where you go -How to determine if your image is headed in the right direction -How your communication and your image should agree with each other Unit 4 Using Social Media to help develop your Professional Career -The purpose of Social Media -How to use Social Media to create a professional online presence -How to avoid negative images trap that many people fall victim to on Social Media

4485X

Start date: 04/03/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Course: $145.00

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Instructor : Tawanda McLaurin 

Online 24/7

Location : Online

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Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss. Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. At the end of this course, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage your new business. Agenda Unit 1 What is an Entrepreneur? Checklist For Going Into Business Are You A Potential Entrepreneur? Success, Self-Esteem and Goals Brainstorming Business Ideas Unit 2 As You Start Your Business Selecting A Legal Structure Licensing And Registrations Planning Your Business Unit 3 Using Technology The Essential Eleven Computer Skills Marketing Strategies Internet Opportunities Unit 4 Managing Your Business Financial Statements Record Keeping And Taxes Grants And Government Programs

4513X

Start date: 04/03/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Course: $195.00

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Instructor : Conrad Brian Law 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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To succeed in today''s marketplace, entrepreneurs must know how to effectively market their product or service. This course offers you a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget. With an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions, you will learn how to build a strong brand, analyze which tactics to use, and implement your marketing plan. Whether you are starting a business or growing an existing one, you will take away practical marketing tips and tools that you can use to improve your marketing efforts. Agenda Unit 1 The Customer as the Driver - Marketing Decisions Framework - Positioning Your Product or Service - Marketing Strategies and Goals Unit 2 Communicating Value to Customers - Key Selling Messages - Creating Emotional Connections - Personal Selling - Networking: Your 30-Second Introduction Unit 3 Creating a Strong Brand - Managing the Marketing Mix - Marketing on a Shoestring Budget - Your Marketing Calendar - Implementing Your Plan Unit 4 Building Customer Relationships - Tools to Meet Your Strategic Goals - Online Opportunities and Social Media Checklist - Generating Buzz: Word-of-Mouth Marketing - Measuring Effectiveness

4532X

Start date: 04/03/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Course: $195.00

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Instructor : Kathy Nadlman 

Online 24/7

Location : Online

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Our economy is moving swiftly out of the industrial age into the new economy of the Internet, knowledge and innovation. Executive leaders require a new perspective on the external environment, and new tools to lead one’s internal organizational structure and way of doing business. Discover information not available anywhere else about how the marketplace and business is changing. Then find out what executive leaders need to know about the new economy to position your organization for success moving forward. The nationally acclaimed book, Nine Shift: Work, life and education in the 21st Century, by William A. Draves and Julie Coates, is included in your course fee. Agenda Unit 1 The Big Change The decline of the industrial age The rise of the new economy Parallels to 100 years ago Implications for your organization Unit 2 How the marketplace changes The decline of suburbs The rise in intangible goods The new Knowledge Worker class Opportunities and threats for your organization Unit 3 How your organization changes The workplace of the 21st century Managing from a distance Gen Y values and behavior Your pyramid collapses Unit 4 New executive leadership skills The vision thing Managing your people Leading your organization Planning your moon shot

4559X

Start date: 05/01/17

Online 24/7 (05/01/2017-05/26/2017)

Course: $395.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : William Draves 

Online 24/7

Location : Online



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