Business Workforce Solutions Courses

Stepping into Leadership

This course is designed for first time Team Leaders and Supervisors but can benefit anyone that a company would like to have leadership training. Prior to the start of the course each participant will be given a Knowledge Check Handout. This handout will also be given at the end of the course to gauge learning. The course discusses supervisor pitfalls such as micromanagement and handling difficult situations and how to avoid or deal with them. Many supervisors wonder how did they end up in a leadership role once they are there and realize the responsibility. This course discusses qualities of a leader and enhancing leadership qualities. They will learn how to communicate their expectations, how to give employee feedback and establish boundaries for employees. Case histories will be read and discussed.

Conflict Management

This course is designed for Managers, front line leaders, supervisors, team leaders, group leaders and others who are responsible for maximizing the performance of others. Prior to the start of the course each participant will be given a Knowledge Check Handout. This handout will also be given at the end of the course to gauge learning. Video vignettes will show workplace conflict and the resolution of that conflict. A workbook is provided in this course that will allow participants to take notes during the vignettes and have healthy class discussion afterwards. It will also present case studies and the group will participate in role play activities. It will explain the five steps of the conflict management process and how to apply it. Conflict will happen in every workplace. This course allows you to learn the process of handling it thereby reducing your stress level and making the workplace a healthier and happier place to be.

Team Building

The purpose of this course is to aid participants in identifying and enhancing interpersonal skills needed to support more effective team interactions. Participants will be given the tools to create an outcome that will exceed what they could have achieved individually by having many team building exercises and discussions. Throughout the course, participants will explore how to develop skills, such as building a strong team that has good communication and positive reinforcement. All aspects of this course address the challenges of working with different personalities to make a cohesive team and enjoy professional success with personal enrichment that teams can bring.

Insights to Successful Grant Writing

This course is designed for individuals who wish to gain knowledge and expertise in the area of grant writing. The course will begin with an introduction to grant funding and its role in the development of nonprofits and progress through the skills needed to produce a competitive grant proposal. Using interactive learning, participants will focus on the decision points involved in grant proposal development:  planning, research, evaluation techniques, budgeting and aligning grant proposals with the objectives of funding agencies. Upon completion of this course, participants will be prepared to locate, research and develop a rough draft grant proposal. This course will be taught in a computer lab. Participants will use Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.

In addition, participants should bring a USB jump drive in order to save their work. Participants are encouraged to bring projects to class.

7 Strategies to Create Profitable Sales

This course will identify and detail seven strategies to create profitable sales. All of the material covered in this program has been proven through the actual application of these strategies.  Gross sales are not an accurate indicator of how your business is performing. We show you what to pay attention to and how to determine what part of your market you should be concentrating on. Then we reveal how to grow your sales in that defined market. Regardless of your industry this course will give you information that you can put into effect to increase your profitable sales.

Coming Soon: Service Professional Skills/ Customer Service

This course provides instruction on today’s customer service, its challenges and its impact on business. Today, everyone in an organization provides service. Today’s customers expect more and have less tolerance for inferior service. In today’s economy, an organization’s health may be predicted by its customer satisfaction level. This course gives participants the knowledge, tools, and skills to satisfy each customer in each transaction. Retention of material is enhanced by the use of a wide variety of instructional methodologies, including exercises, activities and role play.

Strategic Planning-Wow-A Business Plan that Works

Every business (and start up business) will benefit from this course. It addresses all the major areas needed to succeed in business – securing funds needed for start-up or growth, finance and accounting, cash flow, increasing sales, marketing, managing employees, improving the skill set of your supervisors, customer service, operational concerns and more. This course is packed with practical advice that can be implemented to vastly improve the bottom line in existing businesses and give a new start-up business the greatest chance to be successful right from the start.

Increasing Productivity and Net Profits

This course will address ways to engage your employees at a higher level of productivity and the most effective ways to increase the bottom line profits in your business. Key components of employee productivity will be identified with practical ways to implement best practices and get buy in from your managers and employees. Several areas for increasing profitability including identifying your most profitable sales (and how to increase them), reducing costs of goods sold, how to implement an incentive plan that works (increases profitability while rewarding employees), keeping your overhead low and other important areas that will improve your profits.

Microsoft Access

The learner will maintain data in Access tables; create tables and relationships; create queries, forms and reports; and summarize data and calculate in forms and reports.

Microsoft Word 2013 Core Essentials

The learner will create and edit documents; format characters and paragraphs; format and enhance documents; and formatting a document with special features.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Core Essentials

The learner will analyze data using Excel; Edit and format worksheets; use functions and setting print options; work with multiple worksheets, tabs and other file formats.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Advanced

Microsoft Excel 2013 has lots of time-saving tools. Do you know how to make the most of them? The modules in the course will show you how! This advanced course covers a wide range of topics, including advanced formula tasks, working with named ranges, using advanced functions, resolving formula errors, managing data, outlining and grouping data, working with scenarios, using Solver, the Analysis ToolPak, PivotTable features, using PowerPivot, and developing macros.  (Customization available for your office staff to fit your time and education needs)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Core Essentials

This one-level PowerPoint 2013 training course covers how to create, customize, and present an interactive slide show. Highlights of the course include using templates and variants; adding images, video, and audio to a slide show; organizing slides into sections; presenting a slide show online; and customizing the PowerPoint interface.

Cloud Computing

Ever wonder what Cloud Computing is? Saving to the cloud? How do you do it? In this workshop participants will create accounts using One Drive, Google Drive, and DropBox programs as well as learn how to save and retrieve files.

Introduction to Prezi

Tired of the same old Powerpoints, then Prezi is your answer. Prezi is more interesting. Learn how to use Prezi for free. See templates and learn to create your own Prezi presentation. (Customization available for your company or group)

Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)

This course introduces the concepts and principles of CADD. Student will learn file management, drawing setups, application of graphic and geometric controls, and complete single and multi-view drawings. This course applies commands such as layer controls, editing and dimensioning commands, and plotting equipment.

Addiction in the Workplace

Substance abuse is a major problem in the workplace that safety managers and supervisors must address daily. This course is designed to make you are of the nature and extent of substance abuse in the workplace and help you develop an approach to handling these problems. Initially, we will study alcohol and other drugs, licit and illicit (including prescription and over-the-counter drugs) that can effect human behavior and/or performance in the work place Then, we will look at the components of programs designed to attack the problem of substance abuse in the workplace.

Interdisciplinary Leadership

This course will explore leaders and leadership situations. The objective of the course is to extract insights, which can be applied to the approach to and perceptions of leadership.  The course will examine how to develop as leaders and common characteristics among them. Learn the keys elements of leaders and a framework for discussing leadership. Engage in critical thinking about the differences between management and leadership, interpersonal effectiveness, holistic communications, conflict resolution, leadership behaviors, team building, coaching, styles and global context.

Employee Engagement

Examine why Employee Engagement is so important and valuable. Explore how to foster and measure employee engagement and link it to key organizational goals and outcomes. Components include discussions of strategies to not only retain employees but attract them, inspire and support them, train them and enable them to lean and give them opportunities to grow. Drivers, traits, motivation, and development of an action plan to be included.

CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution)

The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and certification preparation training program.  The program combines reading material and interactive web-based study tools and tests plus an optional instructor-led option to enhance your learning effectiveness. By the end of this course you will:

  • Learn how to manage logistics as a cohesive system.
  • Understand the tradeoffs to present a logistics strategy that aligns with the organizational strategy.
  • Create efficient forecasts to better align supply to demand.
  • Planning, designing and controlling processes which manage and execute customers’ orders.
  • Maintaining inventory levels to align with the business strategy and goals, supporting the coordination of supply and demand, while protecting inventory value.
  • Moving goods and services throughout a firm’s supply chain, between where products are produced and where they are consumed, while allowing for competitive growth.
  • Identifying macroenvironmental factors of global logistics that impact countries and organizations around the world.
  • Designing the network of warehouses and transportation lanes to enable supply to be provided at the place and time of demand.
  • Developing a comprehensive reverse logistics strategy.

SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) SCP and CP

Course offered two times per year – January and August

This instructor led course combines learning modules and online study tools of the SHRM Learning System to expand your human resource knowledge and skills and prepare you for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exam.

This course is based on the NEW 2016 SHRM Learning System for SHRM- CP/SHRM-SCP. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules teaching the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), the online resources and study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

Reducing Legal Risk*

Leaders are accountable for implementing a company’s policies and procedures. They are also responsible for understanding how their everyday actions can increase or decrease the company’s legal risk. In this highly interactive session, the participants will learn how to apply employment policies and procedures consistently with all employment practices and also learn how to reduce legal risk by understanding company policies, abiding by compliance regulations and maintaining proper documentation.

What will be learned: Managers will learn the following:

  • Policies & Procedures
  • Consistent Practices
  • Employment LawsExecutive Team Collaboration* 

Executive Teams have a critical need to constantly maintain good working relations so be able to contribute to each other’s aspects of the business, work across business lines and make decisions for the good of the company as a whole.

What will be learned: Executives will learn the following:

  • Focus on enhancing communication
  • Establish Team Agreements

Executive Innovation*

Executives require the ability to define their desired innovation, understand their responsibility for Innovation and how to manage innovation within their organization.

What will be learned: Executives will learn the following:

  • Defining Innovation
  • Executive Management of Innovation

Negotiation Skill Training*

Negotiation is an essential skill for management. Good negotiation grows your network and solidifies relationships with your customers and vendors. What will be learned: Senior Leadership Team will learn the following:

  • The 7 negotiation techniques necessary to pave the way for future business opportunities.

Total Quality Management*

Course that explores total quality management, developing a total quality management system and how to implement and sustain a quality process

ISO 9001: 2015*

Course that provides practical guidance on the requirements of the 2015 version of ISO 9001. What will be learned: Participants will learn about the changes from ISO 9001:2008 to 2015 as well as how to implement the changes of the new version to your quality management system.

*Courses designated for companies with manufacturing codes

CONTACT

Crystal Chiasson

(985) 448-7938