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Preparing for a career, or for a career change, can be challenging. We’ve collected, and continue to collect, career training programs for those seeking to enter into a career and for those seeking to change careers or add a skill to an existing profession.

Course and Registration Information

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Career Training Classes
General Training & Skills
Advanced Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.31
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you'll learn how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization and how to communicate these results visually and verbally. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions using statistically significant information. Whether you're part of a home-based business or a large company, this class can take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

Designing Successful Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.43
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Webinars have become a hot new meeting format that saves money and reaches more people than in-person meetings. They're being used for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization, then learn the four key strategies to make your own webinars more successful. You'll acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences.

Developing Your Leadership Skills
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.55
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Especially for future and emerging leaders in Gen Y (born 1980 - 1999), this course reveals the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing leadership skills and influence. Learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ for influencing others. The action takes place in attending meetings, running meetings, interacting with others one-on-one, and employing successful techniques to convince and influence others. You can become a leader if you know the do's and don'ts: what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do.

Developing Your Professional Career
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.56
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Have you ever wondered what it takes to get to that next level in your career? This course will help you identify those skills that all great leaders possess, while learning new skills that will help take you a step up. Whether you are leading a department or an organization, you will gain the knowledge you need to be successful. Learn how to incorporate a developed image and communication skills that will rocket you to that next level.

Intermediate Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.19
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Many business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may need to look at relationships between variables. For instance, does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you'll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.

Introduction to Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.18
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have access to vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.

Introduction to Project Management
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.21
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
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 stakeholders for quick resolution. Come learn the skills, tools, and templates to develop and maintain a project with confidence. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements will be provided. Software requirements: access to 2013 or newer MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Reader.

Leadership Principles
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.54
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Especially for Gen Y (born 1980 - 1999), this course serves as the first of three in a series addressing the development of Generation Y leadership. Find out what it take to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals. Finally, the course offers the opportunity to perform a case study analysis of workplace conflicts that require effective leadership, allowing you to apply your unique leadership characteristics revealed through completing the class.

LERN Certificate in Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.16C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. This certificate program consists of three courses: Introduction to Data Analysis, Intermediate Data Analysis, and Advanced Data Analysis.

LERN Certificate in Designing Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.12C
Fee: $345
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Finally, you can acquire the best professional development in webinar design, presentations, planning, and marketing. Webinars are a popular format for delivering information which can be very successful for your organization, provided you implement good webinar presentations and good management and marketing. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization and learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences, supported by webinar planning skills involved in budgeting, pricing and marketing webinar meetings. Earn a certificate in designing webinars that provides you with the latest and best information about presenting webinars, as well as managing and marketing them. You will be learning from two of the foremost authorities on webinars. This certificate program consists of two courses: Designing Successful Webinars and Managing & Marketing Webinars.

LERN Certificate in Leadership Development
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.23C
Fee: $395
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980 - 1999), this certificate provides practical how-to information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in the workplace and society. Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals. Then learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ for influencing others. You can become a leader if you know the do's and don'ts: what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do. At the end of completing this three-course certificate, you will come away with a fresh understanding, a new toolbox of leadership skills, and the information you need to move your leadership development into high gear. The three classes are Leadership Principles, Developing Your Leadership Skills, and Developing Your Professional Career.

LERN Certificate in Project Management
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.24C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
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 stakeholders for quick resolution. First, learn the skills, tools, and templates to develop and maintain a project with confidence. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements will be provided. Then acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, in a project management field, or in any line of work. Finally, we'll cover the ten Project Management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes. The three classes are Introduction to Project Management, Project Management Processes, and Project Management Knowledge Areas.

LERN Productivity & Time Management Certificate
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.26C
Fee: $595
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Maximizing productivity and the use of time is the primary way to increase profitability and organizational success for a growing number of people and their organizations. Successful businesses and organizations are moving from counting hours sitting in a chair to evaluating outcomes and results. Boost your productivity by managing your time better. Discover the Top Ten most effective time management techniques to increase your work outcomes without using more time. Take home new 21st century techniques and strategies. Then find out about the exciting Productivity eTools that are available now, and utilize technology to boost your productivity. Finally, get the latest best information on documenting your own productivity and managing the productivity of others. The three classes are New 21st Century Strategies for Productivity & Time Management, Productivity eTools, and Managing Productivity.

Managing & Marketing Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.88
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Boost your success with webinars by getting the most advanced and latest information on managing and marketing webinars. Find out when and how often to promote webinars, how to do follow-up promotion to those who click-through on your initial emails, and how to generate more leads and inquiries. Discover our unique needs-assessment model, and learn our five secrets to creating high response surveys. Market research can be simple, low-cost and effective, limiting your risks. Then take home our webinar planning timeline with the ideal timeframe for planning and marketing webinars for maximum success.

Managing Productivity
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.53
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Whether you are measuring and documenting your own productivity or managing the productivity of others, acquire the four new management systems and procedures to maximize productivity in your work organization. Move your skill set from the last century's system of managing time to this century's management of productivity. With a growing number of people in the workforce working remotely, these four new management systems allow you to successfully manage both office or on-site workers and those working from a distance, including home. After completing this course, you will have a new set of management skills to manage both your own productivity and that of others in the new work environment of this century.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Fundamentals
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.64
Fee: $175
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
NLP is a powerful change management tool that can transform the way people think and act, creating a great impact both professionally and personally. Find out how to manage your emotional and psychological states to eliminate fear and anxiety, replace negative behaviors with positive ones, and establish rapport in your personal and professional relationships. Then learn how to model highly successful people and better understand the needs, motivations and behaviors of your staff, your customers, and yourself.

New 21st Century Strategies for Productivity
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.51
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Time is even more valuable in this century then in the last. How effectively you manage your time and productivity can affect your business and personal life in so many ways. You'll get tips and techniques you won't get anywhere else for managing time and increasing productivity. Whether you are managing your own time, or other's time, come away with proven tips to put into practice next Monday morning.

Productivity eTools
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.52
Fee: $245
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Find out the top 40 favorite applications and eTools of productive workers. Get the latest tools, sites, and iPhone and iPad applications to turbo-charge your work and simplify your life. Then discover how to select the right tools for your needs, evaluate your productivity system, and develop a framework that gets things done. Learn about different new productivity tools each week, while also conducting an evaluation of your own productivity needs. After completing this course, you will work more efficiently and uncover more time in your day.

Project Management Knowledge Areas
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.23
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
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 stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation. The Project Management Professional community does this through the five Project Management Processes supported by the ten Project Management Knowledge Areas. This course introduces the student to the Project Management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the Project Management Processes.

Project Management Processes
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.22
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, currently in a project management field, or employed in any line of work. Come away with a solid foundation of the five processes to learn and use when any type of project occurs in your employment arena.

Retail Customer Service Skills Training
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.236
Fee: $850
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Retail Customer Service Skills Training Certificate Program prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers in today┬┐s retail world. This is an excellent option for those already working in a retail environment and wanting to advance in their careers or for those interested in starting new retail jobs. The program emphasizes customer service skills that can be applied in a wide variety of retail settings.

Telecommuting Basics: Maximizing Productivity as a Remote Employee
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.7090
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course provides an introduction to telecommuting, including helping you determine whether telecommuting is right for you, given the type of job you have and the tasks involved. It also provides information that will be useful for helping you set up your home office so you can be as productive as possible. You will learn about some of the challenges telecommuting presents, and some solutions that will help you create and maintain a productive remote work environment.

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