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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.

Start date: 07/05/16

End date: 07/29/16

Tuition:$245.00

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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.

Start date: 10/03/16

End date: 10/28/16

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.

Start date: 07/05/16

End date: 07/29/16

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.

Start date: 10/03/16

End date: 10/28/16

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.

Start date: 09/06/16

End date: 09/30/16

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 web site 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.RequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 08/01/16

End date: 08/26/16

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 web site 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.RequirementsInternet 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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Project management provides significant benefits to companies and to managers when the principles and methodologies are consistently applied. A successful project manager uses both art and science, or more succinctly, both project leadership and management. Regardless of your position in an organization, good project management skills are essential. Everyone leads projects of some type, and the principles are the same for all projects - big or small. This course will help you understand those principles and apply them in both your professional and personal life. In this course, the student will learn the art and science of leading a project and the importance of being (or having) an active sponsor. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$225.00



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Project management provides significant benefits to companies and to managers when the principles and methodologies are consistently applied. A successful project manager uses both art and science, or more succinctly, both project leadership and management. Regardless of your position in an organization, good project management skills are essential. Everyone leads projects of some type, and the principles are the same for all projects - big or small. This course will help you understand those principles and apply them in both your professional and personal life. In this course, the student will learn the art and science of leading a project and the importance of being (or having) an active sponsor. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$225.00



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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.

Start date: 09/06/16

End date: 09/30/16

Tuition:$195.00



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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 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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