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Develop the mindset of Lean Operational Excellence, an advanced problem solving approach that facilitates continuous improvement within the organization through the identification and elimination of waste. Lean principles can also be used to streamline processes in the human resource functions such as recruiting, hiring, training, compensating and managing performance. Find out about Lean concepts, tools, and methods with which you can benchmark and assess problems, and lead continuous improvement efforts to resolve them. After taking this course you will have an expanded capacity to facilitate small groups and teams using Lean Process Improvement principles and methodologies to create change within your organization. Agenda Unit 1 Overview of LEAN Principles and Applications An overview of lean history and philosophy Understanding the universal application of lean to Human Resource functions regardless of industry Toyota Practical Problem Solving and A3 Tools A3 problem solving reporting processes Unit 2 LEAN Tools for Lean Human Resources Visual management, 5S, standardized work Other lean tools for HR functions Introduction to value stream mapping (VSM) processes A value stream mapping exercise to apply what you have learned Unit 3 Creating an Effective Business Case for LEAN Initiatives within Your Organization Creating the A3 report or storyboard Using the A3 report as a way to present a logical business case for proposed changes, decisions, and improvements within your organization Developing an A3 report to share with other class members Receiving feedback from peers and instructor Unit 4 Lean Leadership for Human Resources Lean leadership and culture change strategies Successfully implementing lean tools and concepts in your organization Planning to prepare for taking the next step Moving forward with Lean Leadership for HR

Start date: 03/06/17

End date: 03/31/17

Tuition: $245.00



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Strategically applying/utilizing the various disciplines within human resources in order to cause organizational change and add value is often referred to as “change management.” HR professionals are increasingly being asked to develop the personal skills and attitudes for implementing change as well as a technical understanding of how to apply the tools for change. In this class participants will learn how to successfully plan, implement, communicate, create employee involvement and commitment, and add value during change. This class is beneficial to human resources professionals within organizations or those seeking to enter the field of Human Resource Strategy Consulting. Agenda Unit 1 Overview of Change Management Principles and Applications -Change management principles and applications -Skills and aptitudes for change management -Successfully initiating and implementing change Unit 2 Change Management Tools for Human Resources - Various models of change management -Applying specific models to successful change management Unit 3 Building the Case For Change -Developing a convincing and data driven case for change within your organization -Building support for effective change management -Receiving feedback from peers and instructor Unit 4 Applying Change Management Tools Within Your Organization - Identifying a specific project within your organization -Successfully mapping out the process based on change management -Strategically creating a change management coalition -Planning to prepare to take the next step

Start date: 03/06/17

End date: 03/31/17

Tuition: $245.00



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Recently we have seen an upsurge of individuals claiming bullying in the workplace. The phenomenon of females being bullied by other females has been discussed in recent years in the media but little has been done to combat or try to deal with the problem. Both females and males need to understand about relational aggression in the workplace. This course is designed to not only help you understand this growing issue but to also help you to not become a victim of perpetrator of workplace bullying. Agenda Unit 1 What is workplace bullying What constitutes workplace bullying and what are some examples How is workplace bullying different than harassment? Learn how to identify the specific traits that bullies possess Unit 2 An Introduction to relational aggression vs. the schoolyard bully covert vs. overt bullying gender differences how media and society contribute Unit 3 Demographics Statistics Health effects How race and culture may play a role Unit 4 Resolving the problem Strategies to cope with the problem How to address the issue Who to talk to Resources

Start date: 02/06/17

End date: 03/03/17

Tuition: $195.00



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Take away a practical strategy and techniques for implementing social media for your organization or business. Learn how to create your own private social media using Ning, work socially using Google Docs and calendars, and move your website to an interactive Web 2.0 site. Then your instructor will help you choose which social media tools are right for your situation, and then integrate them into your web site to develop a social media strategy for your organization. Find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social media into your communication and marketing. Agenda Unit 1. Running a Community and Creating Your Own Social Network Using Ning Online Communities and Creating Your Own Social Network with Ning Top 5 Considerations When Starting a Social Network What Goes into Build a Great Social Network What is an online community manager What is Ning and How to Use the Platform Examples of Companies Using Ning Unit 2. What Tools to Use for Your Organization What tools and platforms will help get content on the web Readings on top new tools to consider How to select which tool to use How video fits into online marketing Organizing and collaborating with Google products How to take advantage of mobile and local in applications and search Unit 3. Integrating Social Platforms into Your Web Site Discovering how web design has changed and what is needed for true integration Understanding elements on web sites that increase interaction, engagement, search engines findability Learn best practices for website usability and landing page design Discuss how your sites compare and generate next steps that will improve your business Unit 4: Developing a Manageable Work Flow: Time, Resources, Policies, and Trends Developing a Manageable Work Flow Time and Resources: How do you know where to spend your time? Target Social Media Influencers to Boost Traffic and Sales Is Your Company Ready for Social Media or Are They Holding You Back? Trends - What''s Next or Are We Still Working on Last Year''s Trends? Social Media Policies and Planning For A CrisisRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 11/07/16

End date: 12/02/16

Tuition: $195.00



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Take away a practical strategy and techniques for implementing social media for your organization or business. Learn how to create your own private social media using Ning, work socially using Google Docs and calendars, and move your website to an interactive Web 2.0 site. Then your instructor will help you choose which social media tools are right for your situation, and then integrate them into your web site to develop a social media strategy for your organization. Find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social media into your communication and marketing. Agenda Unit 1. Running a Community and Creating Your Own Social Network Using Ning Online Communities and Creating Your Own Social Network with Ning Top 5 Considerations When Starting a Social Network What Goes into Build a Great Social Network What is an online community manager What is Ning and How to Use the Platform Examples of Companies Using Ning Unit 2. What Tools to Use for Your Organization What tools and platforms will help get content on the web Readings on top new tools to consider How to select which tool to use How video fits into online marketing Organizing and collaborating with Google products How to take advantage of mobile and local in applications and search Unit 3. Integrating Social Platforms into Your Web Site Discovering how web design has changed and what is needed for true integration Understanding elements on web sites that increase interaction, engagement, search engines findability Learn best practices for website usability and landing page design Discuss how your sites compare and generate next steps that will improve your business Unit 4: Developing a Manageable Work Flow: Time, Resources, Policies, and Trends Developing a Manageable Work Flow Time and Resources: How do you know where to spend your time? Target Social Media Influencers to Boost Traffic and Sales Is Your Company Ready for Social Media or Are They Holding You Back? Trends - What''s Next or Are We Still Working on Last Year''s Trends? Social Media Policies and Planning For A CrisisRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 04/03/17

End date: 04/28/17

Tuition: $195.00



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In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholder for quick resolution, including project cancelation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure. You will have the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements are provided. We hope you will choose Project Management as a career. Agenda Unit 1 Project Management Overview • Project Manager’s Responsibilities & Commitment • Certification Requirements & Costs • Compensation • Project Framework Preview Unit 2 Tools & Templates • Project Process Checklist • Project Charter Template • Project Plan Template • Communications Templates Unit 3 Creating a Project • Creating a project plan and schedule in MS Project • Creating charter and team/stakeholder matrices • Creating Change Log • Creating a Risk Plan Unit 4 Managing the Project - Prepare a Project Status Deck • Creating status deck (format, content, operating rhythm, etc.) • Collecting Detail Status • Presenting Summary Status • Simulating project close-out & celebrate

Start date: 02/06/17

End date: 03/03/17

Tuition: $195.00



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In light of the recent Presidential election, many people are taking to social media to express their personal opinions.  This "freedom of speech" is sometimes proving to be hostile.  Also, companies are beginning to catch the backlash of their employees' posts.  Find out how much reach a company has into its employees’ personal social media presence, and how much protection the employee has to express themselves without fear of reprimand from their employer.  Participants will also learn about other social media and business etiquette issues that can cause a company heartburn. Lunch will be provided.

Start date: 12/13/16

End date: 12/13/16

Tuition: $20.00



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Create a database and organize data efficiently using Access by learning basic database functions. Topics covered will include creating a database, using tables, forms and queries and generating reports with easy-to-use wizards. Learn how to sort and retrieve data simply and efficiently with your new skills. Manual included.  

Start date: 03/21/17

End date: 03/23/17

Tuition: $149.00



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This course will help you improve your spreadsheets with advanced formatting. Learn to manage multiple worksheets and workbooks, insert headers and footers, create macros, sort data, and create charts. Relative and absolute formulas will also be reviewed. Save time and learn more options by mastering Excel with the easy tips and tricks you will receive from our experienced instructor! Manual included.  

Start date: 03/28/17

End date: 03/30/17

Tuition: $149.00



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Students will learn the basics of project management using Microsoft Project. During this course students will build a project plan that includes tasks and resources. Students will learn to manage the project as tasks are completed and to see whether or not the project is on schedule and on cost. Students will use various reporting tools to print and view the project status. Students will be able to track the progress of a project and troubleshoot problems with schedules and resource usage. Students will be able to customize the Project environment and to publish the project information using various reports, charts and web page options. Students will be able to pool resources within a project and to link multiple projects together. Students will need a copy of Project. A 30-day trial version is available. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $375.00



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Students will be able to track the progress of a project and troubleshoot problems with schedules and resource usage. Students will be able to customize the Project environment and to publish the project information using various reports, charts and web page options. Students will be able to pool resources within a project and to link multiple projects together. Students will need a copy of Project. A 30-day trial version is available. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $375.00



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Ensure a smooth transition from best candidate to star employee. Onboarding is the process of socializing new employees into the organization. Onboarding of employees begins well before traditional new-hire orientation and has long reaching implications. At the conclusion of the class you will have constructed an Onboarding Program for use in your own organization. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Onboarding What is Onboarding The Social Model Organizational implications Roles of employees and management Unit 2 Onboarding During Recruitment The company culture Socializing prior to day one Public relations, social media and other trends Selecting for culture fit Unit 3 Onboarding After Recruitment Taking it from Orientation to Onboarding Discussion of different orientation processes Relationships The role of feedback and ongoing evaluation Unit 4 Onboarding for Success Information: What to include and When to include it Helping new hires to match their strengths to the organization Organizational Identity versus Personal Identity in socialization Onboarding at your own organization

Start date: 02/06/17

End date: 03/03/17

Tuition: $195.00



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