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Working from the Heart - A Way of Life Course

If you are taking this course, you have probably been instructed to do so by your manager and your manager has probably begun practicing a radical new philosophy of managing.  This new philosophy, "Managing from the Heart," is designed to teach managers how to engineer a work environment in which employees are provided an opportunity to acquire the necessary tools, interaction, and instruction that will propel the employee to success.  This course is for you, the employee, and is designed to create the awareness and understanding necessary to take full advantage of this environment opportunity.  The employee who embraces this philosophy will begin a journey of growth in which he or she will develop "personal power," allowing the individual to succeed at whatever they attempt.

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Business Process Management System Course

If you are in charge for the success of a business process, then this course on Managing Business Process would come in handy for you. In about 2 hours, we will introduce you to some of the important concepts and tools such Business Process Management Systems ( BPMS), challenges in handling business processes, various process mapping techniques, etc.

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The Manager as Orchestra Leader Course

Taken from the book and course, "Managing from the Heart - A Way of Life," this course guides the manager through the steps to effectively conduct his or her staff like a "finely tuned orchestra."  The manager will learn the problems associated with "Starting Up a Department from Scratch," "Inheriting an Established Department," and "Maintaining an Established Department."  Our "Managing from the Heart" philosophy will instruct the manager how to develop staff that manages themselves and is willing to go to war for him or her.

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Finance For Non Finance Managers

Understanding the financial impact of every transaction undertaken in a business is the key focus of this course. A good manager is one who understands how to sell a lot of products or services but selling a lot of products or services does not make the manager an excellent one. Sales is a gift to a customer until it is translated into cash. It is with this in mind a manager must understand the impact of sales in the profit and loss account (profitability measurement), cashflow statements ( liquidity measurement) and balance sheet (net worth measurement). This course is targeted at non-financial experts with responsibility to manage and control financial resources in their organisation. This course aims at providing participants with finance fundamentals that will help them come to grips with sound financial discipline for business success. The course will cover topics such as: The definition of profit and loss accounts; why and how they are put together The definition of balance sheet; why and how they are put together The definition of cash flow statement; why and how they are put together Finance jargons and how to make sense of financial statements for effective decision making Effective financial controls required for robust safeguards over assets of an organisation How to interpret and evaluate the performance of a business using financial ratios Strategies for identifying financial leakages and maximising cash flow in your business- introduction to effective credit control system Brief introduction to financial costings and budget Post practice sessions, feedback and evaluation after the tutor session.

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Beyond Bullet Points 101

Transform your presentations with Beyond Bullet Points 101! This online training course will take you step-by-step through the process of creating an outstanding presentation beyond bullet points -- and help you to build your own personal presentation along the way. With this training program, you'll learn how to create stimulating presentations while modeling leadership in the workplace.   The course modules include: Previewing the Route You'll Take with BBP (12:48) - Module 1: Comparing Two PowerPoint Routes, and Two Outcomes  (26:55) Module 2: Igniting Your Ideas by Sparking Emotion  (36:53) Module 3: Revving Your Intellectual Engine by Prioritizing Your Ideas  (31:25) Module 4: Shifting from Words to Pictures by Setting Up your Storyboard  (47:29) Module 5: Stepping on the Gas by Quickly Adding Graphics  (26:56) Module 6: Crossing the Finish Line with Engaging Delivery  (24:33)   Each module features narration, examples, downloads, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge - once you enroll you'll have full access to the course for 1 year. Total Course Running Time: 207 minutes (3 hours 27 minutes)   Note: In order to access the course downloads, you will need to allow pop-up windows with the Coggno website. If you use a Safari browser, you will need to deselect the "Block Pop-Up Windows" feature in the Safari menu in order to download documents from the Download tab in the course.  If you use Google Chrome and run into a problem with the downloads, you may need to use an alternate browser.

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Self Leadership

As we grow, we learn to become leaders. Being a leader is natural for some, and learned for others.  No matter how we have become a leader, it is important to remember we must lead ourselves before we lead others. Take the time to motivate yourself and realize that you can do it. With our “Self-Leadership” workshop, participants will discover the specifics of how to be a better leader for themselves and for others. Participants will be able to guide themselves in positives ways, which equals success!

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Manager Management

With this course you will be able to provide the skills, guidance, and empowerment to your team of managers. They will then be better suited in leading and motivating their team and thus produce fantastic results. To be a successful manager means having a wide range of skills. Through this workshop you will be able to disperse your knowledge and experience throughout your leadership team. Manager Management takes a special type of leader. This workshop will expand the participant's knowledge and provide a way for them to teach and lead new and experienced managers. As every manager knows that learning never stops, this workshop will have something for everyone.

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Leadership and Influence

They say that leaders are born, not made. While it is true that some people are born leaders, some leaders are born in the midst of adversity. Often, simple people who have never had a leadership role will stand up and take the lead when a situation they care about requires it. A simple example is parenting. When a child arrives, many parents discover leadership abilities they never knew existed in order to guide and protect their offspring. Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership And Influence, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.

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Servant Leadership

Servant leadership can seem like a contradicting term, but it is becoming a very popular tool in many businesses. Servant leadership is a philosophy that involves focusing on others (i.e. your employees), and focus on their success, and in turn build better professional relationships that can benefit both manager and employee. Servant leadership shows that managers can be great leaders while boosting their employee’s confidence and further their success at the same time. With our “Servant Leadership” workshop, participants will discover the specifics of how servant leadership works and how it can benefit both leaders and employees!

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Women in Leadership

In the United States today, women make up half of the workforce. Unfortunately for women, their male colleagues are promoted at a much higher rate. Women offer great work ethnics, and bring something different from men to the workforce, but many times it goes unnoticed.  In this workshop, you will learn about how organizations can develop women leaders, about the benefits of women in organizations, as well as advancements for the future of women. You will learn how women in the workplace cannot only benefit the women themselves, but also your organization as well. With the Women in Leadership workshop, participants will learn how women are changing the workforce. Through this workshop, participants will gain a new perspective on the workforce, and what benefits can come from hiring and promoting women to higher positions.

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Workplace Violence Prevention Made Simple for Managers Course

Workplace violence is a serious problem in organizations all over the world.  In the United States alone over 2 million people are victims of violence at work every year.  The deep physical and emotional impact and the loss in time, money and reputation can have a catastrophic impact on organizations.  Make sure that your organization’s managers are trained to prevent and react to violence on the job. The 2017 course covers: The OSHA mandate on workplace violence. The behaviors that are considered workplace violence by the department of labor. Workplace bullying. Sexual assault and sexual harassment. Using physical and verbal intimidation. Vandalizing or destroying personal or work property. Sabotaging business operations. Threats of physical harm Physical assault Using a weapon for assault or intimidation. Violence at customer, vendor, or other locations The confidentiality of employees who report violence Having a zero-tolerance policy. Educating employees on violence How toxic behaviors create a breeding ground for violence Openly and honestly communicating with employees Ensuring that employees have a clean, healthy, and safe environment Fair management practices Conflict resolution Stress management Domestic violence Reports and investigations Facility security Warning signs and troubling changes in behavior Threat assessment and intervention Assisting at-risk employees Handling confrontations and assaults Active shooter incidents Disciplinary actions  This course includes a full HD video and employee quiz.

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Leadership Through Communication Course

Leadership is about working with your people, not against them, and effective communication is essential to leading your team.  In this retail specific program, communication techniques are presented along with examples of situations in which they may apply. This course covers: Paraphrasing Communication is as much about listening and understanding as it is about talking.  When you initiate any kind of communication you must assure yourself that the other person understands what you are saying.  Paraphrasing is an excellent way to verify comprehension. Follow up Follow up is essential when you are counting on others to communicate a message on your behalf.  Whenever you communicate a message make sure it is delivered to the right people and that everyone understands what you meant. Performance Feedback When offering positive feedback, you should First offer congratulations to the employee on the good work. Mentioned specifics of why the work was good and discussed the positive result of the work. Thank employees for the work and encourage them for the future When offering constructive criticism: Offer congratulations and point out what was good about their work. Don’t tell them they are wrong. Offer a suggestion.  Discuss what you believe the result of the suggestion will be.  Thank employees for the work and give encouragement Offer to help the employee start implementing the suggestions. Getting to know your employees. Every employee is unique and the better you know each employee the better motivator you will be.  Some people are sensitive to criticism while others take it well and know how to immediately incorporate suggestions.  Some people embarrass easily and would rather not receive a complement in public.  Some people need constant public praise in order to thrive.  Spend time talking to your people one on one, it’s the best way to know how to motivate and encourage your team. Facilitating Meetings Meetings are a great way to train and motivate your people.  There are two particularly effective kinds of meetings…storewide meetings and small group meetings. Storewide Meetings One of the best ways to learn is through teaching, therefore, it’s effective to delegate part of your meeting to be presented by other members of your team.  By involving employees in the subject matter of the meeting they will feel more connected to the material.  Managers should be prepared to follow up with each presenter before the meeting.  If you delegate a task and the person you delegate to is not prepared this will reflect poorly on both of you. Follow a simple format during your storewide meeting. Introduce the meeting.  Welcome your employees Thank them for being there Briefly present what will be covered. Present the subject matter with individual presentations, role play, video training or other hands-on activity. Close the meeting.  This just takes a couple of minutes.  You’ll need to recap what was covered and again thank everyone for their commitment and their time. Small Group Meetings One great way to provide ongoing support is through the use of small group meetings.  In contrast to a storewide meeting, a small group meeting focuses on one specific subject only and it is held with just a couple of people.  Small group meetings are an excellent tool to use with two or three associates who are having difficulty with topics others on your staff don’t need additional training on. Small group meetings can be scheduled informally.  They can be any length from 15-30 minutes.  They can be held on any topic that you think will improve your business.  Consider topics such as customer service, store presentation, or recruiting.  If you ever need suggestions on what topics you should cover, ask your staff.  They know better than anybody what techniques and skills that would like to improve. Use the same techniques in running a small group meeting as you would when running a storewide meeting.  Encourage those attending to be involved in the presentation of the material Be prepared with exactly what information you will cover and how you will present it. Conflict Resolution Even the best leaders have problems with employees.  When conflicts arise with the employees you manage handle the situation calmly and effectively.  Make no accusations and do not make disparaging comments. Even if the employee becomes defensive, remain calm and professional. Offer a suggestion to correct the problem.  Conflicts with or between employees can turn into serious issues if they are not handled calmly and effectively from the beginning.  Always stay professional and never let emotions run high. This course features a video and employee quiz.

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Flight of the Buffalo Course

This classic video-based course based on the best-selling business book of the same name describes that in order for an organization to change, the leader has to change. Leaders must be willing to shed old management habits and allow employees to participate  in the leadership process. In order to include employees in the company’s decision-making process, managers need to: Stop answering questions and start asking them Stop making decisions for people and let them make their own Stop speaking first and instead speak last It is only when employees are asked to stretch and grow that they fully function at their jobs and begin to play a vital and meaningful role in the strategic plan for the company’s future. Because people, like buffalo, observe authors Belasco and Stayer, will follow as long as someone insists on leading. Unfortunately, along with such an aimless “tag-along” position, people don’t bother to put forth their best work or show off their inherent creativity. Much of that spirited productivity and creative energy is trampled by the herd and never seen by either the company or the company’s customers. By letting employees lead, an organization will not only have the opportunity to realize its own highest goals, but it can help individuals reach and enjoy new levels of job satisfaction along with a real sense of pride and accomplishment. This course includes a video and employee quiz.

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Diversity Made Simple for Managers Course

Embracing the talents of people from all cultures, races, ethnicities, faiths, beliefs and personal experiences is imperative for organizations that wish to succeed in today’s increasingly diverse world. Managers also have the crucial job of educating their employees about what diversity is, why it’s important and how to embrace it and participate in it.  Providing this education is a constant day-to-day process that involves reinforcing the organization’s training programs and enforcing the policy itself through reminders, coaching and direct training. This 2017 course covers: What is diversity? Why is diversity important? How can managers embrace diversity? How managers and supervisors can influence a successful diversity and inclusion program Why it’s critical that managers take the time to discover their own biases. Why managers should include diversity and inclusion as part of all of their work decisions.

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Diversity Made Simple for Managers in Government Course

With the changing demographics of citizen populations, government organizations are finding it more and more critical to represent their organizations with a diverse workforce.  It's the manager's job to ensure that diversity and inclusion programs are successful. Managers also have the crucial job of educating their employees about what diversity is, why it’s important and how to embrace it and participate in it.  Providing this education is a constant day-to-day process that involves reinforcing the organization’s training programs and enforcing the policy itself through reminders, coaching and direct training. This 2017 course covers: What is diversity? Why is diversity important? How can managers embrace diversity? How managers and supervisors can influence a successful diversity and inclusion program Why it’s critical that managers take the time to discover their own biases. Why managers should include diversity and inclusion as part of all of their work decisions.

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Conducting Extraordinary Performance Appraisals Course

This video-based course focuses on making the performance appraisal an extraordinary experience for managers and employees. Appraisals serve as an opportunity to provide constructive feedback and coaching as well as a time to give recognition and inspiration.  Additionally appraisals should be part of a year long process of performance improvement rather than just a once a year meeting  Performance appraisals are only meaningful when they have direct, ongoing influence on an employee’s behavior and performance.  Topics Covered in the Program: Preparation Documentation Performance Logs Conducting a job analysis Employee Self-Appraisals Best practices for appraisal forms Best practices for appraisal meetings Keeping appraisals objective and job related Goal setting Follow through This course includes a full HD video and employee quiz.

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The Manager as Engineer of the Workplace Course

Taken from the book and course, "Managing from the Heart - A Way of Life," this course guides the manager through the 5 basic roles used to manager a staff that becomes invested in the success of the business and takes ownership of the business plan.  A manager will learn the importance of developing relationships, creating a safe collaborative workplace, the difference between “Job” and “Career,” the “art” of counseling, and how to manage without appearing to manage.

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The Art of Counseling Staff Course

Taken from the course and book, “Managing from the Heart – A Way of Life,” this course examines the role of counselor for the manager.  Like it or not, a manager “is” a counselor.  Very few managers know how to employ this role effectively.  The reality is, counseling “is” an art. In “The Art of Counseling Staff,” a manager will learn the objectives of counseling as well as how to implement different counseling sessions.  You will also learn how to read body language, identify liars, nurture your Superstars, recognize burnout, conflict mediation and resolution, and the importance of counseling self.

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Monitoring the "Pulse" of Your Staff Course

Taken from the book and course, "Managing from the Heart - A Way of Life," this course instructs the manager how to “read” his or her staff by recognizing “Red Flags,” reading “Body Language,” and identifying “Burnout.”   The manager will also learn how to identify “Attitudes that Lead to Mediocrity,” how to Float Balloons,” and how to “Peal the Onion” to get to the heart of an issue.  He or she will also learn how to identify liars and deal with “Rainclouds.” Knowing where your staff is at any given moment is essential if you are to get where you want to go.         

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Managing from the Heart - A Way of Life Course

Success in business is all about relationships.  This intensive and comprehensive course examines a radical new business philosophy, which explores “preventive maintenance” for a company's most valuable asset - it's people.  It’s amazing how companies will spend millions on preventive maintenance for its hard assets and nothing for its most important.  Imagine a staff which is self-motivated and inspired to produce long-term sustainable growth for both themselves and the business.  Learn how to develop "Career-Minded" employees instead of "Job-Minded" employees.  Discover the power of creating "Raving Fans" of your customers and staff.  Learn how to inspire your staff to become willing to go to war for you.  Unleash the unrealized potential hidden in each and every human being.  Learn how to implement the 5 basic roles a manager uses to inspire a staff that self-manages, takes ownership of the business plan, and becomes vested in the success of the business.  "Managing from the Heart" is not just a philosophy which nurtures growth and inspires success. "Managing from the Heart" is "A Way of Life."

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