Category "Business"

  • Instructional Design: Assess and Evaluate

    Organizations invest in human capital through their training and development programs for employees. This investment delivers returns through improved performance, increased productivity, and improved morale. Training and development is an organization-wide task in addition to individuals tasked with the role as part of their job. This course discusses the strategic approach to training and the analyze and evaluation stages of the training process.
  • Setting Business and Personal Goals

    All of us have had days filled with task after task and deadline after deadline; some of us experience that more often than not. Chances are, you have more things you want to do than you have time to do them. Knowing what you want to do in life and figuring out a path to achieve it takes hard work. Goal setting helps you identify the best path to accomplish your big and small tasks, whether those are at work or at home. This course discusses how to set long-term goals for both your personal and professional life, and ways to find time to work on your goals.
  • Train the Trainer: Training Tactics

    Training includes acquiring new knowledge, skills, and behaviors while focusing on vocational and practical competencies. Training can be led by trainers who develop and carry out training daily or by subject matter experts brought in to train on specific topics and skills. Regardless of who conducts the training, trainers need to understand how to develop successful programs. This course discusses adult education, trainer competencies, and tactics for facilitating training effectively.
  • Essentials of Emotional Intelligence

    When we hear the word intelligence, most of us think of our IQ scores.
  • Public Speaking and Presentations

    The ability to speak confidently and convincingly in public is a valuable skill to have in both the business world and private life. In fact, the top things employers seek in a new hire are good verbal and written communication skills. Many people experience stress when they have to speak in public, but planning for success and building structure around the speaking engagement increases self-confidence and reduces speaking anxiety. This course discusses public speaking and presentations and gives a step-by-step process for creating a speech for any occasion.
  • Business Grammar Basics

    From simple e-mails to formal letters, business professionals will need to compose documents that educate, persuade, inform, or enlighten others. Writing is an essential element of business communication. By the time most of us get through grade school, high school, and college, we feel like we have the basics of writing down pat. However, we still see basic grammar mistakes in the workplace. In a business setting this can be a problem, because others are making judgments about us and are forming opinions based on how we write.
  • Personal Stress Management

    For many people, simply hearing the word “stress” increases their heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and anxiety level.  Regardless of one’s place in the world, all people face many difficulties every day that can cause them stress.  But stress is not a thing; rather, it is how the body responds to things, called stressors.  Stressors cannot really be eliminated, but people can learn to manage their own response to everyday stressors, leading them to a healthier body and a more positive outlook on life.  This course discusses stress, the impact personal stress has on
  • Effective Professional Communications

    Communication is a process of transferring information from one person to another.  Communications is the cement that holds workplaces together and ensures that organizations are productive, profitable, and successful.  People tend to think of communications as only the words they say or write, but it is so much more than that.  Communications includes the environment it is used in, how words are said, non-verbal and cultural aspects, and how the communicator’s personality affects their style.  To be an effective professional, workers should understand the various elements that make up comm
  • Critical Thinking: Implications for Leadership

    Successful organizational leaders understand the importance of honing their critical thinking skills. Being an effective critical thinker is much like excelling at any art form; it takes commitment, practice, and years of hard work to achieve high results. This course explores the elements of critical thinking, the impact they have on strategic leadership, and the skills leaders must practice to be successful.