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.
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.
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.
This module will take about 30 minutes to complete. Target advertising channels send your message to a specific target market, while awareness advertising channels send your message to a broad audience (which may include your target prospects). This lesson covers channels such as: Target: Trade publications Website Internet Search Engine Optimization Sponsorships Associations Networking Awareness: Broadcast (radio and television) Outdoor Newspaper Magazines
This module will take about 35 minutes to complete. For many small and mid-size businesses, marketing is reactive rather than strategic. But a clearly defined plan is essential to reach your goals. This lesson simplifies the components of marketing strategy and advertising campaign development. Understand and implement concepts such as: SCOT analysis Market potential Messages Advertising channels Tracking & analysis
In this course, we focus on the four pain zones of the human body that are most susceptible to office work. The Head zone, the Neck and Shoulders Zone, The Back and Legs Zone, and the Tummy zone. Employees learn how to Break, Back Up, Look Away, and Walk Away, to improve their health at work. Managers learn how to create a plan for employees to help them eliminate their Pain in the Workplace. The end result: Decreased Disability claims, reduced absences and even increased productivity. It should take you approximately 40 minutes to get through this course.
Are you tired of having so many meetings in a day, that you have no time in the work day to complete your job role assignments? In this module you will learn the five step process to hosting and mediating effective meetings.
In this course, Active Shooter ALERT: Staying Safe in the Workplace, we will cover the statistics on Private and Government Sector shootings, define the term, Workplace Violence, analyze the WHY behind workplace shootings, and the after effect of workplace shootings on an individual, as well as provide employers and employees with tips for staying safe in these frightful, yet real situations.
Would you like to lose 5-7% of your body weight? Have you struggled to lose weight? Do you have blood sugar issues? If so, this course will give you proven strategies to lose weight without dieting. Teresa Trower, a licensed Mental Health Counselor trained in Diabetes Prevention, lost 20 pounds using these methods and she wants to share them with you. Diabetes is now at the epidemic stage but you’ll learn how to prevent it, even if you’ve already been diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes. You'll discover the risk factors for Diabetes and which blood tests to request. You’ll discover which stage of Pre-Diabetes you may be in, and how to to move your blood sugar back into the healthy zone! In this course, you’ll discover how to create balanced meals, how to use the Glycemic Index when making food choices, and which foods to eat organic. You'll learn how much exercise is required to lose weight, as well as the best type of exercise to raise your metabolism. You’ll learn why stress is so damaging to the body, and how to reduce stress. If you don’t have blood sugar issues and your goal is simply to lose 5-7% of your body weight, then this course will show you how to lose the weight and keep it off. This is a lifestyle tweak, not a fast turnaround diet that actually tricks your body into holding onto the fat. The program includes over 40 educationalvideos providing the basic information to lose the weight. These are easy to comprehend and less than 5 minutes in length. Also included are Guided Meditations to encourage relaxation and break the stress cycle that sabotages weight loss.You’ll hear an inspirational message, followed by 15 minutes of relaxing music. Use this time as an opportunity to go within, relax, and reconnect to your inner peace. You can do this course at your own pace. However, completing at least one or two videos a week along with the follow up assignment will boost your success with the program. If you snooze, you lose. By completing the assignments, which are in included as pdf’s, you’ll reinforce the action steps leading to weight loss and blood sugar balance. Hint: Inviting a family member or friend to take the course along with you is more motivating than doing it alone. You're more likely to stay the course because you can motivate each other. By following the steps in this course, you can lose weight in a way that fits into your unique lifestyle and goals while you improve your health…a win-win!
This online learning life coaching course, is a total training programme for any person that is: Interested in life coaching Would like to receive a life coaching certification Interested in coaching themselves, their friends, their family Interested in coaching as part of CPD Interested in starting a new career in the field of coaching Interested in starting their own coaching practice Interested in how the whole coaching process works This life coaching course from the Training Academy of Renaissance Life Therapies, is a comprehensive life coaching course. It has all the advantages of online learning, such as flexibility and convenience, with the advantage of tutor support. Libby Seery, the course creator, offers full support (via Skype, phone & email). On course completion, you will have a great appreciation of coaching, together with the ability and the skills required to become a life coach. You will also receive a certificate on course completion. So whether you want to train as a life coach to start a new career, or would like to use coaching for the purpose of self development, this course is perfect. What is covered in this life coaching course: Course Introduction This module takes a look at who the course is intended for as well as the course objectives. Because of the flexibility of the course, we learn that it perfect for those people who wish to train as a life coach, as well as being an ideal learning experience for those people who wish to work on self progression or continued professional development, as well as those who have an interest in the coaching process. We also cover that this is the perfect course for those people wishing to start their own coaching practice. We learn that on completion of this course, you will be able to facilitate positive change, enabling your clients to reach their full potential and achieve your life goals. You will have an understanding of the principles of Coaching and how to apply those principles to yourself and to your clients’ lives. You will have a great understanding of what a coach can and cannot do. You will be able to set goals, make action plans and meet deadlines. In this module we also get the opportunity to meet the course instructor. Downloadable Resources In this module, we learn that there are a whole host of resources for you to download so that you are able to actively practise the various exercises throughout the course, ensuring you get the most from it. For ease and convenience, we have included all of the resources within this module, and as you progress through the course, we will indicate which of them you need for the specific exercises. As well as downaloadbles that are needed for specific modules, we have included many that are independent of the modules, and can be used as resources for self exploration. We have created all of the resources so that you are able to personalise them and make them you're own. This is particularly helpful for those people wishing to train as a life coach and to start their own coaching practice. This means that they are ready for you to upload your company logo and freely distribute them as you wish. In effect, you will have a ready made toolkit. As well as thought provoking exercises, we have included some templates for administration purposes. Again, this is perfect for those people wishing to start their own coaching practice. In this module we have included resources, such as: About Me Daily Planner Weekly Planner Monthly Planner Are Too Comfortable? Boost Your Strength Exercise Creating Your SMART Goal Day To Day Jotter How Good Are You To Yourself? Identify What You’re Tolerating Letting Go Life Balance Live Your Dream Making New Friends Coaching Exercise Micro Goals Mind Map Mistakes Pre Coaching Session Questions For Coaching Session Questions To Help Move Forward With Your Goals The Helicopter This Year’s Goals 4 Steps Time Chart Time Management Quarters What I Want To Achieve This Year Amazing Goal Setting Exercise Coaching, Counselling, Consulting and Mentoring In this module, we cover what each of these terms mean, and how they differ from each other. Specifically, and with the help of examples, we learn: Differences Between Counselling & Coaching Differences Between Mentoring & Coaching Differences Between Consulting & Coaching We then finish off this module by recapping with a brief summary of the differences. The Key Responsibilities of a coach We look at the primary role of a coach and the responsibility this brings. Included in this module, are: Facilitative Role Highlighting Choices Encouraging Honesty Commitment To Success Focus On The Client Challenging Confidentiality Listening Skills In this module we look at the five aspects associated with listening. We learn that there are only two aspects that we should be concerned with regards to the coaching setting. We learn that empathetic listening is a vital skill that teaches us to listen without judgement, and to be an effective communicator, it is essential to have empathy, trust, understanding and sympathy. We cover the importance of asking open ended questions, as well as reflection and finally we look at the four way process method. Questioning What, Why, When, How, Where, Who. We cover the percentage of balance between coach and client is 70% listening and 30% questioning. We learn how different questions provoke different responses. The style of questions we look at include: Compounding Questions Leading Questions Tag Questions Reflective Questions Challenging Questions Reframing Questions Focusing Questions Closed Questions Open Questions Expanding Questions Embedded Questions Comparison Questions Curious Questions We also include some questions to ask when you think clients may want to do something new, but they are unsure of what that something is. T-GROW Coaching Model This is a proven coaching model which has a clear structure and ensures that the most crucial areas of achieving a goal are thought through and carefully considered. T-GROW, stands for: Topic Grow Reality Obstacles / Options Way Forward We learn the most effective questions to use with this particular model, in order to get the most from yourself and your clients, and ensuring that you achieve all goals that are set. SMART Coaching Model This is another favoured coaching model. It is great for being specific when setting goals ensuring that they are realistic and measurable. The SMART goal setting method is a five stage process, although it is not a rigid process. It is a checklist that ensures you include the five steps surrounding your goals. SMART stands for: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timed As part of an exercise, we use the SMART coaching model, in a real life example, of someone who would like to achieve the goal of wanting to earn more money. Wheel Of Life The wheel of life is one of the most important tools in the coaching toolkit. It is perfect for beginning the process of identifying goals and areas the client wishes to focus on. It is simplistic but yet powerful. It provides the client with an instant visual of what it is they want. A client often knows they want something to change, but don’t know where to start, so the wheel of life is a great place to begin. Each segment of the wheel represent an area of life and focus, such as: Friends & Social Contacts Health Money & Finance Personal Development Fun & Recreation Work & Career Relationships & Romance Family Albert Mehrabian Model This is communication model, which works on the principle that communication is more than just words. In fact we learn the words you say are just 7% of the message. Pitch, volume and pace make up 38%, and body language accounts for a huge 55%. This communication model is a great asset for any coach to learn, and for those people wishing to become more effective communicators. Matching and Mirroring Mirroring and matching can help build rapport between two people. Rapport is connecting with another person and sharing a sense of ease, a trust, a familiarity with each other, or more commonly to click with. Good rapport helps with communication and interaction between coach and client. Rapport happens naturally or it can be built. One key way to help build rapport, is to physically match and mirror the other person. Clean Language: Its Use In Coaching Clean language is a communications methodology, developed by David J Grove, a counselling psychologist, during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Clean language encourages a sense of clarity in communication between people. It offers helpful techniques for people that work closely with other people, such as in coaching. We cover the principles of clean language and learn the twelve basic questions that accompany the clean language approach. Within these questions, there are certain styles, including: Developing Questions Sequence and Source Questions Intention Questions Passive Aggressive Assertive Model of Communication We can identify passive, aggressive and assertive behaviour, by observing the way communication is conveyed. This module includes an exercise for you to identify sentences, that are either, passive, aggressive or assertive. How Did You Get on? In this module, we look at the answers to the passive, aggressive or assertive, exercise. It is a great opportunity to explore your awareness of this style of communication. How Assertive Are You? This is a great exercise to discover just how assertive you are. You get the opportunity to score yourself and see where you fall on the scale of being assertive. Feedback In this module we learn what feedback is, and why it is so important. As a coach, giving feedback will expand your clients unknown potential and reduce their blind spots. In fact, effective feedback can improve performance by 39%. We learn how and why we should own our feedback in order to be constructive, without being critical. We finish this module by learning the feedback styles of the 2:2 rule, and the feedback sandwich. Administration In this module we are introduced to a number of documents that will help you in practising as a life coach. This is a particularly important section for those people who are interested in training as a life coach and have plans to set up their own life coaching practice. This section includes information on The Data Protection Act, as well as coaching ethics and standards. We've also included a coaching client contract that you can personalise by adding your own logo or company details. Conclusion In this final lecture we’ll be summarising what we’ve learned throughout the course. This will help us to make sure, we’ve fully understood the learning objective and successfully achieved it.
Get awesome Jobs, Promotions and Pay hikes like an MBA. Begin with Free Yellow Belt Certification Now! What do people who often get promotions and adorable pay hikes year after year do differently? You don’t need to add multiple academic degrees for that. Pay rise is within your reach. All you need is to know this silly logic. In today’s challenging economic environment, every organization in the private sector, government and non-profit is constantly being challenged to evolve and become fit for the future. If they don’t, they perish. It’s like Darwin’s theory of evolution for organizations. So they back employees who can ‘challenge’ and ‘change’ their business processes, products & services to become ‘Future Fit”. Moreover who in today's world wants to keep doing what they are already doing. To become future fit, Lean Six Sigma is a proven formula being used by most successful organizations such as GE, Ford, Bank of America, Amazon, Boeing, Dell, Motorola, 3M, US Army, US Marine Corps, Caterpillar, National Kidney Foundation, etc., Imagine yourself with the right Lean Six Sigma knowledge & certification; you can bring about desperately needed improvements to your organization’s business processes. Remember, organizations hire you for your qualifications and past experience, but they will reward you only when you directly contribute to their strategic goals. You will get promotions and pay hikes, year after year, surpassing all qualification barriers. You don’t have to shred your core strengths and become a Lean Six Sigma professional. Lean Six Sigma supplements core strengths that you already have. So, it’s like a ‘booster’. So whatever be your industry, if you take this course, your managers will want to recognize and promote you! There are many Lean Six Sigma Certification courses, but you first need to know what is relevant to you. You should learn practical tips that can be readily applied not mere academic stuff that you will find in any book. Most courses view Lean Six Sigma as a ‘Quality Management Training’. However, the real power of Lean Six Sigma is in transforming businesses, and not mere ‘quality improvements’! This course is specifically designed for professionals like you, who want to fast track your career. How is this course different from others? I have experienced fast track growth in my 17 years long career, starting off as a trainee in an automotive firm to a senior vice president in bank within 10 years, without an MBA. I attribute this success to my Lean Six Sigma knowledge. It has also given me the ability to seamlessly move across industries. Through a series of courses (starting with this one), I’m going to share my knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and some tips that can help you to achieve similar fast track growth. I’m not just sharing academic information, but instead my tacit knowledge that can help fuel your career, because this world needs professionals who can challenge the status quo and change it ... not just manage stuff! What am I going to get from this course? Over 14 lectures and 1 hour of content! Practical tips on how to use Lean Six Sigma to transform your business and so fuel your career Take the first step; get your Yellow Belt Certification FREE by registering for this course! Get clarity on what type of Lean Six Sigma Certifications (Green Belt, Black Belt, Master Black Belt) should you acquire What is the target audience? Well, anyone can take this course, but it is ideal for those who want to walk home with a fatter pay check, recognition and larger roles. It does not work by pleasing bosses, but instead, by challenging and transforming business processes. Industry and domains don’t matter at all. There are no limitations on experience or industry domain with this course.
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.
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.
In this module, we will take you through a journey of imagining and visualising the relationship between risk and return, these quarrelsome and often misunderstood siblings of the investment world. You will see them in an entirely different light by the time you reach the end of this enlightening trip! Here we discover the multi-faceted nature of this relationship through imagination, visualisation, simulation and analysis. We learn that risk and return are euphemisms for fear and greed – perhaps the most primordial of human sentiments – and that far from being a scary monster, risk is, in fact, the driver of return: “Without risk, there will be little or no return”, our resident Professor tells us! He also explains that risk is best viewed through a prism of statistics and event probability; as such, it can be visualised as a “range of probable return outcomes around an average value”.
In this module. we will define Cross Contamination, review the different types of Cross Contamination, as well the types of bacteria that causes food contamination, study cases in the news of contamination and food poisoning, and preventative measures to follow when transporting, prepping, cooking, selling and storing foods in three environments: at home, in restaurants, and in stores or shops. This module will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.
Understanding the Magic Black Box is a revealing glimpse into an essential tool of our study program: The silent engine which operates tirelessly behind the scenes, generating the dynamic numbers which allow us to create a lively variety of graphs, tables and diagrams for illustrating or elaborating key investment concepts and ideas. Our Black Box is more than a mere curiosity, a mysterious automaton churning out numbers; that would be a simplistic characterisation of its invaluable contributions to this course. Indeed, we call it the "Magic" Black Box because of its diverse abilities and talents, from generating random numbers to support our visualisation efforts to performing simulations and producing probabilistic scenarios and forecasts. The Black Box is a versatile computational tool which helps us in our aim of demystifying a subject which for many is shrouded in mystery! To add to your learning experience, in this package you will also have access to our "Learning Lounge", which is designed for those who wish to delve deeper into a subject and get to know its nuts and bolts, so to speak!
Understanding Portfolio Construction is the stage on which all the actors introduced in Modules 1-4 can interact and perform! In this gathering, risk and return take on new personas and asset classes begin to behave in a manner that is different to when they were in isolation: Normally rambunctious stocks can metamorphose and exert a moderating influence on the crowd while introverted bonds can emerge as the catalyst for many a convivial conversation. We could say that asset classes are social animals and their personality transforms in a portfolio setting! If we are invited to this gathering, then our preferences as to which of these characters we wish to mingle with, in what combination and for how long will add yet another dimension to the complexity. Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) describes these transformations, interactions and permutations in the context of an investment portfolio. One peculiarity is that adding a risky asset to a portfolio could actually reduce overall risk, a phenomenon which for many may seem counter-intuitive. Another key insight is that a portfolio containing two or more risky assets can be engineered in such a way as to maximise return for a given level of risk or minimise risk for a given level of return. There is only a finite set of portfolios which can be constructed in this fashion and collectively, these trace out a magical curve referred to as the Efficient Frontier. Welcome to the alchemist's corner! To add to your learning experience, in this package you will also have access to our "Learning Lounge", which is designed for those who wish to delve deeper into a subject and get to know its nuts and bolts, so to speak!
Understanding Asset Classes continues the theme of diversification by focusing on the building blocks of investing, namely the many types of “egg baskets” and their classification and characteristics. These include cash, stocks, bonds, property and commodities and more "exotic" and less tangible ones such as options and futures. We focus on stocks & bonds and examines their behavioural traits, including historical risk and return profiles, factors which make them "tick", their sensitivity to market and economic events, and the unique "inverse" relationship between them which makes these instruments such amicable partners in the process of portfolio construction. We discover that far from being homogeneous groups, stocks and bonds come in many shades of grey and their spectrum of risk and return is wider and more diverse than could be imagined. We also put "property" under the microscope, following Signore Medici's own footsteps as he applies his tried and tested criteria to selecting an investment property to buy! To add to your learning experience, in this package you will also have access to our "Learning Lounge", which is designed for those who wish to delve deeper into a subject and get to know its nuts and bolts, so to speak!
Understanding Diversification delves into the simple but wise age-old parable of not putting all one’s eggs in a basket. But are all eggs and all baskets created equal and how many eggs should we put in a basket anyway? To explore and answer these questions, we will trace the steps of a mysterious medieval figure whose fortunes have finally taken a favourable turn and who now has a windfall to invest in the property market. We begin with the mathematics of a simple diversification strategy for our daring investor and progress to examine event probability using a game of dice, elaborating on the deeper nuances of diversification and their implications for modern-day portfolio construction and management. To add to your learning experience, in this package you will also have access to our "Learning Lounge", which is designed for those who wish to delve deeper into a subject and get to know its nuts and bolts, so to speak!
UI+ is our "nuts-n-bolts package. This includes all the benefits of UI but with the addition of our Learning Lounge. This specialised area is created especially for those curious - if not inquisitive - individuals who like to delve deep and reach for the nuts and bolts of a subject. Here we dissect each topic through formulas, analysis, commentary and examples to shed light on its nuances and subtleties and how these come into play in real life. Why not fly on the wings of your imagination and enter our Isaac Newton Lounge for some inspirational study time? Or come and marvel a while at the magnificence of the 10th Century Royal Library of Cordoba while you lose yourself among its 400,000 books….