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The Professional Advantage
First impressions count. Have you ever been caught in an awkward moment or felt uncertain about what to say or how to act in a business situation? Learn to communicate confidently and network with assurance, enhance your interpersonal and social etiquette skills so you feel more comfortable with formal dining situations, and present yourself confidently and professionally both within your organization and externally with clients, stakeholders and others.
Become indispensable to any organization by understanding who your internal and external customers are and how to identify and meet their needs. Learn to demonstrate a customer-focused approach and develop strategies to respond efficiently and confidently to inquiries, requests, deal with difficult situations and problem solve. By providing excellent service, you help achieve success for your organization, as well as for you own career.
Become a mentor and help others benefit from your knowledge and expertise. Whether you are a manager looking to accelerate employee development or have been asked to mentor a colleague, there are proven mentoring strategies to guide others in achieving success. In this interactive class you will examine the role of a mentor, the difference between mentoring and coaching, the mentee’s role and how your insight and experience can help others achieve their personal and organizational goals.
Strategic Project Management
Linking your projects to the organizational strategic plan is an essential strategy for project success. Discover how project governance tools and techniques can help you incorporate a holistic approach to establishing priorities, determining who the key stakeholders are, managing challenges and mitigating risks. Learn how to use a decision-making framework to ensure your project deliverables support your organization's values and goals.
Managing Multiple Projects
As a project manager, you are often expected to oversee multiple projects at one time in the most efficient, effective and timely manner. Learn the essential methodologies required to manage multiple deliverables and schedules. Discover how you can share resources, reduce overhead, and communicate more effectively to overcome challenges and keep your projects moving forward.
Agile Project Management
Use Agile project methods and leaderships skills to enhance the flexibility, collaboration, and productivity of your project team. Prepare your team to respond quickly to the challenges and shifting requirements of projects using proven techniques and processes developed by project management professionals.
Project Survival and Recovery
Why do projects fail and what can you do to ensure successful completion? Examine the common factors that contribute to project failure and learn to analyze the status of your projects with an emphasis on identifying obstacles to their success. Learn about the various strategies and techniques that can help your project recover, such as strategic alignment, communication strategies, and stakeholder engagement, which are all instrumental to ensuring your projects' success.
Scrum Basics - A Team Approach
Ensure the right things are being done at the right time with the implementation of Scrum techniques to deliver significantly better and faster outcomes needed to succeed in today’s business world. Learn to develop a roadmap that will help deliver exceptional product value, service and organizational effectiveness through improved communication and collaboration within teams. Through hands-on application, learn how Scrum’s team-based approach can be implemented in bite-size pieces to optimize creativity and productivity in delivering continuous improvement and high-quality outcomes for your products, services, projects, processes, teams and organizational goals.
Challenging Conversations Made Easy
Have you had challenging conversations that didn't go as planned? Whether they involve a manager giving difficult feedback or communicating change, an employee disagreeing with a supervisor or peer, or colleagues dealing with interpersonal issues, these conversations can make us feel uncomfortable and anxious. In this interactive course, you will learn practical strategies for engaging in challenging conversations with increased confidence and ease. You will walk away with tools to help you manage your emotions, organize your thoughts and mentally prepare to discuss difficult issues in a positive and productive manner.
Strategies for Managing Projects
Have you ever been given a project to coordinate? Had to prepare an annual report? Organize an office move? Plan an event? These are all projects and managing projects successfully is a valuable skill. In this practical, hands-on course you will learn the basics of managing projects throughout the various phases including conception, planning, execution and completion.
Resolving Everyday Conflict
Conflict is a part of everyday life. It occurs in our workplaces and in our close relationships, as well as at a societal level. All too often we see conflicts leading to aggression, even hostility. Unresolved conflict at work can lead to job dissatisfaction and employee turnover. But if we learn to handle it constructively, conflict can also be a catalyst for change and growth. Learn about the different types of workplace conflict and its effects on individuals and the organization. You will learn how to identify your own conflict style and that of others, understand the problem-solving process, and explore key principles and techniques for managing and resolving conflicts constructively.
Facilitating Resolution: Finding Common Ground
Developing expertise in conflict resolution is a crucial skill for anyone in a leadership or supervisory role. Learn and apply strategies and tactics in shifting from positions to interests, facilitation, coaching, negotiation and mediation. Regardless of your role in your organization or social network, you will leave equipped with the tools and knowledge to build a positive culture and sustain an atmosphere of respect for diversity and peace.
Minute Taking Made Easy
If people can't remember what occurred or what was decided at a meeting, how can the group accomplish its objectives? Discover the top minute-taking tips and techniques, and develop key minute-taking skills that include listening, critical thinking and organization. You learn to produce minutes that include essential, accurate information for informal, semi-formal, formal and action-oriented meetings. When you know how to write minutes for a meeting, you know how to keep track of business.
Effective Business Writing
Every word you write becomes a reflection of you and your credibility. In today’s workplace, effective written communication is critical for success. Develop your ability to organize your ideas using an audience-centred approach to achieve the results you want. You will apply your knowledge with a variety of in-class exercises that will help you master the steps to producing clear and concise e-mail and business letters. You will also learn how to solve the most common grammar mistakes and how to polish your work by revising, editing and proofreading your written communications.
Reports, Proposals, Plans & More: Effective Professional Writing
Business professionals in every field can enhance their success by mastering how to distill key information and present it to senior management and decision-makers. Learn how to summarize, analyze and extract key points from research results, financial documents, operational reports and customer feedback to generate concise, readable, useful documents that will be used to guide day-to-day decision making and long-term strategic planning.
Time Management & Priority Planning
Need more time? Learn practical techniques for effective time management and how you can effectively deal with your time wasters (procrastination, unclear priorities, interruptions, e-mail and clutter to name a few). Get more out of your day and your life!
The Art of Public Speaking
Discover what it takes to get through any public speaking situation. Whether you’re delivering a formal presentation or just offering an opinion in a meeting, this is the course for you. Learn what causes your fear of public speaking and techniques that can help you face that fear and move through it. Discover the key factors to effective public speaking and the secret to making powerful presentations.
The Basics of Project Management
Gain an understanding of the project characteristics, along with the five Project Management Process Groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing to enhance overall performance and the success of projects in any organization or industry. Discover how to integrate the ten Knowledge Area processes, tools, techniques and templates in a manner that can be readily applied in the workplace. Learn how to apply various techniques such as stakeholder analysis, work breakdown structure, scheduling, estimating, risk assessments, evaluation criteria, change control and lessons learned.
Project Schedule and Cost Management
Scheduling along with cost definition and control is critical to project success. Learn how to transform project scope and quality objectives into a feasible project schedule and cost baseline for tracking and control. Concepts include how to estimate the impact of adaptive versus predictive project management and effective techniques to develop and display schedule information for critical paths. Students will apply various techniques to measure and report the combined impact of schedule and cost variances against a baseline plan. Earned Value Analysis will enable students to properly forecast potential project outcomes.
Project Risk Management
Inappropriately managed risk can have serious consequences. Learn how to identify, accurately assess and respond to risk in an effective manner. Concepts include risk identification and understanding probability to develop reasonable risk response strategies. Incorporating risk through risk registers, audits and reassessment into the project management plan is addressed. Students will apply various techniques such as risk categorization, quantitative risk analysis, expected monetary value analysis, contingency analysis, risk mitigation strategies, decision trees, variance, and trend analysis.