Ultimate Collaborative Business Writing Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses

Develop your Writing Skills to Have an Extra Edge in the Workplace

Ultimate Collaborative Business Writing Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses

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Get Collaborative Business Writing, Business Writing, Conflict Resolution, Appreciative Inquiry, Delivering Constructive Criticism, Teamwork and Team Building, Business Acumen, Performance Management, Goal Setting & Getting Things Done and Time Management in this Bundle

1. Collaborative Business Writing: Develop your Writing Skills to Have an Extra Edge in the Workplace

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace. 

The Collaborative Business Writing course will give you the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. You will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide you with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

By the end of this Collaborative Business Writing Online Short Course, you should be able to:

  • Define collaborative business writing
  • Know different types of collaborative writing
  • Know how to collaborate with team members
  • Learn methods of handling conflict in writing
  • Build collaborative writing teams

2. Business Writing: Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More

We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether its e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it's because they don't have to do it very often so, therefore, it doesn't flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it's not their favorite thing.

This Business Writing Online Short Course will provide:

  • A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • An overview of some the typical business documents, letters, reports, proposals that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc.

Course Topics:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing the Letter
  • Proposals Key Info

By the end of the Business Writing Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the function/purpose of all of the above.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques provided here to determine an appropriate structure to use for your business artifacts in different situations.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing

3. Conflict Resolution: Learn How To Resolve Conflicts of Any Size

There are many ways to resolve conflicts - surrendering, running away, overpowering your opponent with violence, filing a lawsuit, etc.

Conflict resolution grew out of the belief that there are better options than using violence or going to court. Today, conflict resolution is used in a wide range of industries covering an array of different situations. This course will demonstrate the six-step process to resolve conflicts of any size.

You will also learn crucial conflict resolution skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame.

Course Topics:

  • Building Positive Energy
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Agreement Frame

By the end of this Conflict Resolution Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what conflict and effective conflict resolution mean.
  • Understand all six phases of the conflict resolution process.
  • Understand the five main styles of conflict resolution.
  • Be able to adapt the process for all types of conflicts.
  • Be able to break out parts of the process and use those tools to prevent conflict.
  • Be able to use basic communication tools, such as the agreement frame and open questions.
  • Be able to use basic anger and stress management techniques

4. Appreciative Inquiry: Strengthen an Organization by Creating a Positive Environment

Organizations can be thought of as a living being made up of the individuals working within it. Appreciative Inquiry has the ability to change the whole organization by changing the people. Through positive questioning employees will be directed to move in a positive direction. Recognizing the strengths and values of what works, as opposed to what's wrong will transform the individuals and in turn transform the organization.

Appreciative Inquiry is a shift from looking at problems and deficiencies and instead focusing on strengths and successes. It is a tool for change, and it will strengthen relationships throughout your business. Through best practices and positive stories you are able to transform your organization.

By the end of this Appreciative Inquiry Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Know the meaning of appreciative inquiry
  • Think in positive terms and avoid thinking negatively
  • Encourage others to think positively
  • Recognise positive attributes in people
  • Create positive imagery
  • Manage and guide employees in a positive environment

5. Delivering Constructive Criticism: How to Manage Criticism to Benefit Your Organization

Delivering Constructive Criticism is one of the most challenging things for anyone. Through this course you will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will assist with this challenging task. When an employee commits an action that requires feedback or criticism it needs to be handled in a very specific way.

Constructive Criticism if done correctly will provide great benefits to your organization. It provides the ability for management to nullify problematic behaviors and develop well rounded and productive employees. Constructive feedback shows an employee that management cares about them and will invest time and effort into their careers.

By the end of this Delivering Constructive Criticism Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand when feedback should take place
  • Learn how to prepare and plan to deliver constructive criticism
  • Determine the appropriate atmosphere in which it should take place
  • Identify the proper steps to be taken during the session
  • Know how emotions and certain actions can negatively impact the effects of the session
  • Recognise the importance of setting goals and the method used to set them

6. Teamwork and Team Building: Teamwork is Vital in a Successful Organization

For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it's at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. Having a strong team will benefit any organization and will lead to more successes than not.

The Teamwork and Team Building course will encourage you to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. You will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team member.

Course Topics:

  • Three Types of Teams
  • T&J Four Phase Model
  • Encouraging Teamwork
  • The SWOT Analysis

By the end of this Teamwork and Team Building Online Course you, will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of a team, and how to monitor success.
  • Explain the four phases of the Tuckman team development model.
  • Understand the three types of teams.
  • Describe actions to take as a leader  and as a follower for each of the four phases (Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing).
  • Understand the benefits and disadvantages of various team-building activities.
  • Describe several team-building activities that you can use, and in what settings.
  • Follow strategies for setting and leading team meetings.
  • Detail problem - solving strategies using the Six Thinking Hats model -- and one consensus-building approach to solving team problems.
  • List actions to do -- and those to avoid -- when encouraging teamwork.

7. Business Acumen: Increase your Financial Literacy & Improve Business Sense

Improve your judgment and decisiveness skills. Business Acumen is all about seeing the big picture and recognizing that all decisions no matter how small can have an effect on the bottom line. Increase your financial literacy and improve business sense.

Business Acumen will give you an advantage everyone wishes they had. The Business Acumen Online Short Course will help you recognize learning events, manage risk better, and increase your critical thinking. Business Acumen has the ability to influence your whole organization, and provide that additional edge that will lead to success.

By the end of this Business Acumen Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Know how to see the big picture
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Know how to practice financial literacy
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Practive management acumen
  • Find key financial levers

8. Performance Management: Focus Everyone on the same Priorities to Improve Performance

Performance Management is making sure the employee and the organization are focused on the same priorities. It touches on the organization itself by improving production and reducing waste. It helps the employee or individual set and meet their goals and improves the employee manager relationship. This is key in keeping an organization and employee aligned, which improves performance and productivity, is Performance Management.

When changes occur Performance Management helps the transition to be smoother and less hectic. It helps the organization and employee have a stream-lined relationship which improves communication and interactions between the two groups. It will help close any gaps that exist in an employee's skill-set and make them a more valuable employee through feedback and coaching.

By the end of this Performance Management Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define performance management
  • Understand how performance management works and the tools to make it work
  • Learn the three phases of performance management and how to assess it
  • Discuss effective goal-setting
  • Learn how to give feedback on performance management
  • Identify Kolb's learning cycle
  • Recognise the importance of motivation
  • Develop a performance journal and performance plan

9. Goal Setting & Getting Things Done: Become a Productivity Pro & Blaze Through Your To-Do Lists

Goal Setting is one of the most basic and essential skills someone can develop. We touch on goal characteristics, time management, and what to do when setbacks occur. This course will provide the knowledge and skills you need to complete more tasks, and get things done.

Our Goal Setting and Getting Things Done course will cover strategies to help you deal with distractions and overcome procrastination. These skills will translate into increased satisfaction in your professional and personal life. You will learn the Goal Setting characteristics of successful people and in turn will become happier and more productive.

By the end of this Goal Setting online short course, you will be able to:

  • Overcome procrastination
  • Manage time effectively
  • Accomplish important tasks
  • Self-motivate
  • Create SMART goals

10. Time Management: How To Manage Your Time And Get Things Done

Personal time management skills are essential skills for effective people. People who use these techniques on a regular basis are the highest achievers in all walks of life, from business to sport to public service. Making these skills part your daily routine will enable you to function exceptionally well, even under intense pressure.

As you master these skills you'll find that you take control of your workload, saying goodbye to the often intense stress of work overload. At the heart of time management is an important shift in focus: Concentrate on results, not on being busy. Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity, but achieve very little, because they're not concentrating their effort on the things that matter the most.

Time management training begins with setting goals. These goals are recorded, prioritized and may be broken down into a project, an action plan, or a simple task list. This entire process is supported by a skill set that should include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We'll cover all this and more during this Time Management Online Short Course.

Course Topics:

  • The SMART Way
  • Urgent Important Matrix
  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Eat That Frog
  • The Glass Jar

By the end of this Time Management Online Short Course you will be able to:

  • Plan and prioritize daily activities efficiently and in a productive manner.
  • Triumph over procrastination.
  • Effectively deal with crises.
  • Organize your workspace and workflow.
  • Efficiently delegate.
  • Ritualize your workload.
  • Plan effective meetings.

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Ultimate Collaborative Business Writing Bundle, 10 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Collaborative Business Writing

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is Collaborative Business Writing?

  • Clarifying the Objective
  • Practical Writing Approaches
  • Collaborative Writing Strategies
  • Collaborative Writing Patterns

Module Three:Types of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Construction – “Cut and Paste”
  • Parallel Construction – “Puzzle”
  • Sequential Summative Construction
  • Integrating Construction

Module Four: Collaborative Team Members

  • Team Leader Selection
  • Chief Editor Selection
  • Characteristics of Team Members
  • Ways to Build Collaborative Writing Team

Module Five: Collaborative Tools and Processes

  • Outlines and Storyboards
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Collaborative Revision
  • Collaborative Team Cohesion

Module Six: Setting Style Guidelines

  • Voice and Person
  • Format
  • Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
  • Numbers as Words or Figures

Module Seven: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing

  • Hoarding
  • Innovation
  • Search
  • Knowledge Transfer

Module Eight: Overcoming Collaborative Writing Barriers

  • Practice T-shaped Management
  • Building a Network of Alliances
  • Implementing Enablers
  • Assessing the Culture and Areas for Improvement

Module Nine: Styles of Dealing with Conflict

  • Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
  • Keep People and Problems Separate
  • Pay Attention to the Interests that are Being Presented
  • Listen First, Talk Second

Module Ten:Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration

  • Determine Purpose
  • Formulate Outline and Organizational Format
  • When Choosing a Team Leader, Remember…
  • Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties

Module Eleven: Examples of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Writing Emails
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Training Manuals
  • Writing Company Handbooks

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Business Writing

PART ONE – THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

PART TWO – THE DOCUMENTS

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Conflict Resolution

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: Introduction to Conflict Resolution

  • Conflict, What Is It?
  • What is Effective Conflict Resolution?
  • Understanding the Effective Conflict Resolution Process

Section Three: Effective Conflict Resolution Styles

  • Collaborating
  • Competing
  • Compromising
  • Accommodating
  • Avoiding

Section Four: Creating a Communicative Atmosphere

  • Defuse Emotions
  • Setting Ground Rules
  • Choosing the Time and Place

Section Five: Mutual Understanding

  • What Do I Want?
  • What Do They Want?
  • What Do We Want?

Section Six: Focusing on Individual and Shared Needs

  • Identify Common Ground
  • Build Positive Energy and Goodwill
  • Strengthen Your Partnership

Section Seven: Analysing to the Root Cause

  • Examining Root Causes
  • Creating a Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Identifying the Benefits of Resolution

Section Eight: Create Options

  • Generate, Don’t Evaluate
  • Creating Mutual Gain Options and Multiple Option Solutions
  • Digging Deeper into Your Options

Section Nine: Solution Building

  • Creating Criteria
  • Creating a Shortlist
  • Choosing a Solution
  • Building a Plan

Module Ten: The Short Version of the Process

  • Evaluating the Situation 
  • Choosing Your Steps 
  • Creating an Action Plan 
  • Using Individual Process Steps

Module Eleven: Additional Tools

  • Stress and Anger Management Techniques 
  • The Agreement Frame 
  • Asking Open Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Appreciative Inquiry

Module One - Geting Started

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Know the meaning of appreciative inquiry
  • Think in positive terms and avoid thinking  negatively
  • Encourage others to think positively
  • Recognise positives attributes in people
  • Create positive imagery
  • Manage and guide employees in a positive environment

Module Two - Introducing Appreciative Inquiry

  • What is Appreciative Inquiry?
  • Generating a Better Future
  • Engaging People in Positive Thought
  • Change the Person, Change the Organisation

Module Three - Changing the Way You Think

  • Shifting from "What's Wrong?" to "What's Right?"
  • It's not eliminating mistakes - It's holding up success
  • Positive language will affect people's thinking
  • Limit or remove negative phrasing

Module Four - Four D Model

  • Discovery
  • Dream
  • Design
  • Delivery

Module Five - Four I Model

  • Initiate
  • Inquire
  • Imagine
  • Innovate

Module Six - Appreciative Inquiry Interview Style

  • Framing positive questions
  • Solicit positive stories
  • Finding what works
  • Recognize the reoccurring themes

Module Seven - Anticipatory Reality

  • Imagining a successful future will affect the present
  • Controlling negative anticipation
  • Current decisions will be influenced positively
  • Base it on Data and Real examples

Module Eight - The Power of Positive Imagery

  • Shaping performance with positive imagery
  • Being better prepared for adversity
  • People are more flexible and creative
  • Think of the perfect situation

Module Nine - Influencing Change Through Appreciative Inquiry

  • Using strengths to solve challenges
  • Confidence will promote positive change
  • Inquiry is a seed change
  • People will gravitate towards what is expected of them

Module Ten - Coaching and Managing with Appreciative Inquiry

  • Build around what works
  • Focus on increases
  • Recognise the best in people
  • Limit or remove negative comments

Module Eleven - Creating a Positive Core

  • Strengths
  • Best Practices
  • Peak Experiences
  • Successes

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Delivering Constructive Criticism

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - When Should Feedback Occur?

  • Repeated events or behavior
  • Breaches in Company policy
  • When informal feedback has not worked
  • Immediately after the occurrence

Module Three - Preparing and Planning

  • Gather facts on the issue
  • Practice your tone
  • Create an action plan
  • Keep written records

Module Four - Choosing a Time and Place

  • Check the ego at the door
  • Criticize in private, praise in public
  • It has to be face to face
  • Create a safe atmosphere

Module Five - During the session (Part 1)

  • The feedback sandwich
  • Monitor body language
  • Check for understanding
  • Practice active listening

Module Six - During the Session (Part 2)

  • Set goals
  • Be collaborative
  • Ask for a self-assessment
  • Always keep emotions in check

Module Seven - Setting Goals

  • SMART goals
  • The Three P's
  • Ask for their input
  • Be as specific as possible

Module Eight - Diffusing Anger or Negative Emotions

  • Choose the correct words
  • Stay on topic
  • Empathize
  • Try to avoid "You messages"

Module Nine - What Not to Do

  • Attacking or blaming
  • Not giving them a chance to speak
  • Talking down
  • Becoming emotional

Module Ten - After the Session (Part 1)

  • Set up a follow-up meeting
  • Make yourself available
  • Be very specific with the instuctions
  • Provide support and resources

Module Eleven - After the Session (Part 2)

  • Focus on the future
  • Measuring results
  • Was the action plan followed?
  • If improvement is not seen, then what?

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 6 - Teamwork and Team Building

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: Defining Success

  • What is a Team?
  • An Overview of Tuckman and Jensen’s Four-Phase Model

Section Three: Types of Teams

  • The Traditional Team
  • What are Self-Directed Teams
  • Virtual Teams

Section Four: First Stage of Team Development – Forming

  • Characteristics of the Stage Forming
  • A Leaders Role for Forming
  • A Followers Role for Forming

Section Five: Second Stage of Team Development – Storming

  • Characteristics of the Stage Storming
  • A Leaders Role for Storming
  • A Followers Role for Storming

Section Six: Third Stage of Team Development – Norming

  • Characteristics of the Stage Norming
  • A Leaders Role for Norming
  • A Followers Role for Norming

Section Seven: Fourth Stage of Team Development – Performing

  • Characteristics of the Stage Performing
  • A Leaders Role for Performing
  • A Followers Role for Performing

Section Eight: Team Building Activities

  • The Benefits and Disadvantages
  • Team-Building Activities That Won’t Make People Cringe
  • Location for Team-Building

Section Nine: Making the Most of Team Meetings

  • Setting the Time and the Place
  • Trying the 50-Minute Meeting
  • Using Celebrations of All Sizes

Section Ten: Solving Problems as a Team

  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • Encouraging Brainstorming
  • Basic Brainstorming
  • Building Consensus

Section Eleven: Encouraging Teamwork

  • Some Things to Do
  • Some Things to Avoid
  • Some Things to Consider

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 7 - Business Acumen

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Seeing the Big Picture

  • Short and long term interactions
  • Recognize growth opportunities
  • Mindfulness of decisions
  • Everything is related

Module Three - KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong initiative
  • Being intuitive

Module Four - Risk Management Strategies

  • Continuous assessment
  • Internal and external factors
  • Making adjustments and corrections
  • Knowing when to pull the trigger or plug

Module Five - Recognizing Learning Events

  • Develop a sense of always learning
  • Evaluate past decisions
  • Problems are learning opportunities
  • Recognize your blind spots

Module Six - You Need to Know These Answers and More

  • What makes my company money?
  • What were sales last year?
  • What is our profit margin?
  • What were our costs?

Module Seven - Financial Literacy (Part 1)

  • Assets
  • Financial Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Eight - Financial Literacy (Part 2)

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Read, read and read

Module Nine - Business Acumen in Management

  • Talent management
  • Change management
  • Asset management
  • Organisational management

Module Ten - Critical Thinking in Business

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise data
  • Evalute the information
  • Make the decision

Module Eleven - Key Financial Levers

  • Investing in people
  • Effective communication
  • Process improvement
  • Goal alignment

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 8 - Performance Management

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - The Basics (Part 1)

  • What is performance management?
  • How does performance management work?
  • Tools

Module Three - The Basics (Part 2)

  • Three phase process
  • Assessments
  • Performance reviews

Module Four - Goal Setting

  • SMART goal setting
  • Specific goals
  • Measureable goals
  • Attainable goals
  • Realistic goals
  • Timely goals
  • Monitoring results

Module Five - Establishing Performance Goals

  • Strategic planning
  • Job analysis
  • Setting goals
  • Motivation

Module Six - 360 Degree Feedback

  • What is 360 degree feedback?
  • Vs. traditional performance reviews
  • The components

Module Seven - Competency Assessments

  • Competency assessment defined
  • Implementation
  • Final destination

Module Eight - Kolb's Learning Cycle

  • Experience
  • Observation
  • Conceptualisation
  • Experimentation

Module Nine - Motivation

  • Key factors
  • The motivation organisation
  • Identifying personal motivators
  • Evaluating and adapting

Module Ten - The Performance Journal

  • Record goals and accomplishments
  • Linking with your employees or managers
  • Implementing a performance coach
  • Keeping track

Module Eleven - Creating a Performance Plan

  • Goals
  • Desired results
  • Prioritization
  • Measure
  • Evaluation

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 9 - Goal Setting & Getting Things Done

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Overcoming Procrastination (Part 1)

  • Eat that frog
  • Just do it
  • The 15 minute rule
  • Chop it up

Module Three - Overcoming Procrastination (Part 2)

  • Remove distractions
  • Start small and build
  • Reward yourself
  • Set realistic deadlines

Module Four - Four P's of Goal Setting

  • They need to be positive
  • They need to be personal
  • They need to be possible
  • They need to be prioritised

Module Five - Improving Motivation

  • Remember peak moments
  • Write down your goals
  • Use gamification
  • Track your progress

Module Six - Wise Time Management

  • Urgent/important matrix
  • The 80/20 rule
  • Utilise a calendar
  • Create a ritual

Module Seven - Tips for Completing Tasks

  • One minute rule
  • Five minute rule
  • Break up large tasks
  • Utilise technology

Module Eight - Increase your Productivity

  • Repeat what works
  • Get faster
  • Remove "should" from your dictionary
  • Build on your successes

Module Nine - "To Do"List Characteristics

  • Focus on the important
  • Chunk, Block, Tackle
  • Make it a habit
  • Plan ahead

Module Ten - Smart Goals

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Module Eleven - Mistakes will Happen

  • Accept it
  • Bouncing back
  • Adapt and learn from them
  • If needed, ask for help

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 10 - Time Management

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: SMARTER Goals

  • The Three P’s
  • Create SMARTER Goals
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Visualize your Goals-Visualization

Section Three: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Prioritizing with the Urgent-Important Matrix
  • Being Assertive...Saying “NO” to Requests you can’t meet.

Section Four: Planning

  • Using To Do List
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
  • Ready, Fire, Aim!

Section Five: Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog!

Section Six: Managing Crisis

  • When Crisis Calls...do you have a Contingency Plan?
  • Creating a Plan
  • Executing the Plan
  • Lessons Learned

Section Seven: The Organized Workspace

  • De-Clutter
  • Managing Workflow
  • Dealing with E-mail...email etiquette
  • Using Calendars

Section Eight: Delegating

  • When to Delegate?
  • Who Should I Delegate to?
  • Monitoring the Results

Section Nine: The Power of Ritual...Habits

  • What is a Ritual/Routine?
  • Example Rituals
  • Using Rituals to Maximise Time

Section Ten: Meetings

  • Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary... Is the meeting necessary?
  • Using the PAT Approach
  • Effective Agenda Writing
  • Staying on Track
  • Was the Meeting Worthwhile?

Section Eleven: Meeting Alternatives

  • Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
  • Teleconferencing
  • E-mail Lists and Online Groups
  • Collaboration Applications

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
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Average rating 3.5 out of 5 stars

19 October 2019 03:34:22 AM

Great Learning

17 October 2019 01:08:10 AM

I am very happy to have done this course. very helpful information. Looking forward to the next course .

Tony Ashek

15 October 2019 03:53:09 PM

Lite and Easy

13 October 2019 05:48:40 PM

Excellent self help.

9 October 2019 08:49:39 PM

It has helped me overcome procrastination and helped me get tasks done efficiently.

9 October 2019 01:40:08 PM

Excellent, Need I say any more.

7 October 2019 05:41:31 PM

7 October 2019 05:29:11 PM

7 October 2019 02:24:07 AM

Good

5 October 2019 07:54:10 PM

I enjoyed this course, it is always good to look back and re-visit what was once learned and see where you can improve. Easy to follow and to the point.

3 October 2019 08:16:25 PM

awesome

3 October 2019 07:15:07 PM

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3 October 2019 03:35:12 PM

The course was informative and will help me when at work

3 October 2019 03:20:58 PM

awesome

3 October 2019 12:12:40 PM

great

2 October 2019 12:37:34 PM

great work

1 October 2019 10:41:33 PM

This course can serve as a very fundamental basis of business writing. By learning about the frame, I can better learn by myself in the future.

1 October 2019 03:59:07 AM

This course was easier than the others but equally interesting

30 September 2019 06:45:46 PM

This course gives fantastic information about overcoming procrastination, setting goals,getting organized and staying motivated! I reccomend this course to anyone wanting to improve themselves and their work.

29 September 2019 09:15:54 PM

Great course!

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About this Course

Get Collaborative Business Writing, Business Writing, Conflict Resolution, Appreciative Inquiry, Delivering Constructive Criticism, Teamwork and Team Building, Business Acumen, Performance Management, Goal Setting & Getting Things Done and Time Management in this Bundle

1. Collaborative Business Writing: Develop your Writing Skills to Have an Extra Edge in the Workplace

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace. 

The Collaborative Business Writing course will give you the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. You will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide you with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

By the end of this Collaborative Business Writing Online Short Course, you should be able to:

  • Define collaborative business writing
  • Know different types of collaborative writing
  • Know how to collaborate with team members
  • Learn methods of handling conflict in writing
  • Build collaborative writing teams

2. Business Writing: Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More

We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether its e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it's because they don't have to do it very often so, therefore, it doesn't flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it's not their favorite thing.

This Business Writing Online Short Course will provide:

  • A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • An overview of some the typical business documents, letters, reports, proposals that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc.

Course Topics:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing the Letter
  • Proposals Key Info

By the end of the Business Writing Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the function/purpose of all of the above.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques provided here to determine an appropriate structure to use for your business artifacts in different situations.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing

3. Conflict Resolution: Learn How To Resolve Conflicts of Any Size

There are many ways to resolve conflicts - surrendering, running away, overpowering your opponent with violence, filing a lawsuit, etc.

Conflict resolution grew out of the belief that there are better options than using violence or going to court. Today, conflict resolution is used in a wide range of industries covering an array of different situations. This course will demonstrate the six-step process to resolve conflicts of any size.

You will also learn crucial conflict resolution skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame.

Course Topics:

  • Building Positive Energy
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Agreement Frame

By the end of this Conflict Resolution Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what conflict and effective conflict resolution mean.
  • Understand all six phases of the conflict resolution process.
  • Understand the five main styles of conflict resolution.
  • Be able to adapt the process for all types of conflicts.
  • Be able to break out parts of the process and use those tools to prevent conflict.
  • Be able to use basic communication tools, such as the agreement frame and open questions.
  • Be able to use basic anger and stress management techniques

4. Appreciative Inquiry: Strengthen an Organization by Creating a Positive Environment

Organizations can be thought of as a living being made up of the individuals working within it. Appreciative Inquiry has the ability to change the whole organization by changing the people. Through positive questioning employees will be directed to move in a positive direction. Recognizing the strengths and values of what works, as opposed to what's wrong will transform the individuals and in turn transform the organization.

Appreciative Inquiry is a shift from looking at problems and deficiencies and instead focusing on strengths and successes. It is a tool for change, and it will strengthen relationships throughout your business. Through best practices and positive stories you are able to transform your organization.

By the end of this Appreciative Inquiry Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Know the meaning of appreciative inquiry
  • Think in positive terms and avoid thinking negatively
  • Encourage others to think positively
  • Recognise positive attributes in people
  • Create positive imagery
  • Manage and guide employees in a positive environment

5. Delivering Constructive Criticism: How to Manage Criticism to Benefit Your Organization

Delivering Constructive Criticism is one of the most challenging things for anyone. Through this course you will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will assist with this challenging task. When an employee commits an action that requires feedback or criticism it needs to be handled in a very specific way.

Constructive Criticism if done correctly will provide great benefits to your organization. It provides the ability for management to nullify problematic behaviors and develop well rounded and productive employees. Constructive feedback shows an employee that management cares about them and will invest time and effort into their careers.

By the end of this Delivering Constructive Criticism Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand when feedback should take place
  • Learn how to prepare and plan to deliver constructive criticism
  • Determine the appropriate atmosphere in which it should take place
  • Identify the proper steps to be taken during the session
  • Know how emotions and certain actions can negatively impact the effects of the session
  • Recognise the importance of setting goals and the method used to set them

6. Teamwork and Team Building: Teamwork is Vital in a Successful Organization

For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it's at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. Having a strong team will benefit any organization and will lead to more successes than not.

The Teamwork and Team Building course will encourage you to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. You will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team member.

Course Topics:

  • Three Types of Teams
  • T&J Four Phase Model
  • Encouraging Teamwork
  • The SWOT Analysis

By the end of this Teamwork and Team Building Online Course you, will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of a team, and how to monitor success.
  • Explain the four phases of the Tuckman team development model.
  • Understand the three types of teams.
  • Describe actions to take as a leader  and as a follower for each of the four phases (Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing).
  • Understand the benefits and disadvantages of various team-building activities.
  • Describe several team-building activities that you can use, and in what settings.
  • Follow strategies for setting and leading team meetings.
  • Detail problem - solving strategies using the Six Thinking Hats model -- and one consensus-building approach to solving team problems.
  • List actions to do -- and those to avoid -- when encouraging teamwork.

7. Business Acumen: Increase your Financial Literacy & Improve Business Sense

Improve your judgment and decisiveness skills. Business Acumen is all about seeing the big picture and recognizing that all decisions no matter how small can have an effect on the bottom line. Increase your financial literacy and improve business sense.

Business Acumen will give you an advantage everyone wishes they had. The Business Acumen Online Short Course will help you recognize learning events, manage risk better, and increase your critical thinking. Business Acumen has the ability to influence your whole organization, and provide that additional edge that will lead to success.

By the end of this Business Acumen Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Know how to see the big picture
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Know how to practice financial literacy
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Practive management acumen
  • Find key financial levers

8. Performance Management: Focus Everyone on the same Priorities to Improve Performance

Performance Management is making sure the employee and the organization are focused on the same priorities. It touches on the organization itself by improving production and reducing waste. It helps the employee or individual set and meet their goals and improves the employee manager relationship. This is key in keeping an organization and employee aligned, which improves performance and productivity, is Performance Management.

When changes occur Performance Management helps the transition to be smoother and less hectic. It helps the organization and employee have a stream-lined relationship which improves communication and interactions between the two groups. It will help close any gaps that exist in an employee's skill-set and make them a more valuable employee through feedback and coaching.

By the end of this Performance Management Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define performance management
  • Understand how performance management works and the tools to make it work
  • Learn the three phases of performance management and how to assess it
  • Discuss effective goal-setting
  • Learn how to give feedback on performance management
  • Identify Kolb's learning cycle
  • Recognise the importance of motivation
  • Develop a performance journal and performance plan

9. Goal Setting & Getting Things Done: Become a Productivity Pro & Blaze Through Your To-Do Lists

Goal Setting is one of the most basic and essential skills someone can develop. We touch on goal characteristics, time management, and what to do when setbacks occur. This course will provide the knowledge and skills you need to complete more tasks, and get things done.

Our Goal Setting and Getting Things Done course will cover strategies to help you deal with distractions and overcome procrastination. These skills will translate into increased satisfaction in your professional and personal life. You will learn the Goal Setting characteristics of successful people and in turn will become happier and more productive.

By the end of this Goal Setting online short course, you will be able to:

  • Overcome procrastination
  • Manage time effectively
  • Accomplish important tasks
  • Self-motivate
  • Create SMART goals

10. Time Management: How To Manage Your Time And Get Things Done

Personal time management skills are essential skills for effective people. People who use these techniques on a regular basis are the highest achievers in all walks of life, from business to sport to public service. Making these skills part your daily routine will enable you to function exceptionally well, even under intense pressure.

As you master these skills you'll find that you take control of your workload, saying goodbye to the often intense stress of work overload. At the heart of time management is an important shift in focus: Concentrate on results, not on being busy. Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity, but achieve very little, because they're not concentrating their effort on the things that matter the most.

Time management training begins with setting goals. These goals are recorded, prioritized and may be broken down into a project, an action plan, or a simple task list. This entire process is supported by a skill set that should include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We'll cover all this and more during this Time Management Online Short Course.

Course Topics:

  • The SMART Way
  • Urgent Important Matrix
  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Eat That Frog
  • The Glass Jar

By the end of this Time Management Online Short Course you will be able to:

  • Plan and prioritize daily activities efficiently and in a productive manner.
  • Triumph over procrastination.
  • Effectively deal with crises.
  • Organize your workspace and workflow.
  • Efficiently delegate.
  • Ritualize your workload.
  • Plan effective meetings.

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Ultimate Collaborative Business Writing Bundle, 10 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Collaborative Business Writing

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is Collaborative Business Writing?

  • Clarifying the Objective
  • Practical Writing Approaches
  • Collaborative Writing Strategies
  • Collaborative Writing Patterns

Module Three:Types of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Construction – “Cut and Paste”
  • Parallel Construction – “Puzzle”
  • Sequential Summative Construction
  • Integrating Construction

Module Four: Collaborative Team Members

  • Team Leader Selection
  • Chief Editor Selection
  • Characteristics of Team Members
  • Ways to Build Collaborative Writing Team

Module Five: Collaborative Tools and Processes

  • Outlines and Storyboards
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Collaborative Revision
  • Collaborative Team Cohesion

Module Six: Setting Style Guidelines

  • Voice and Person
  • Format
  • Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
  • Numbers as Words or Figures

Module Seven: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing

  • Hoarding
  • Innovation
  • Search
  • Knowledge Transfer

Module Eight: Overcoming Collaborative Writing Barriers

  • Practice T-shaped Management
  • Building a Network of Alliances
  • Implementing Enablers
  • Assessing the Culture and Areas for Improvement

Module Nine: Styles of Dealing with Conflict

  • Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
  • Keep People and Problems Separate
  • Pay Attention to the Interests that are Being Presented
  • Listen First, Talk Second

Module Ten:Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration

  • Determine Purpose
  • Formulate Outline and Organizational Format
  • When Choosing a Team Leader, Remember…
  • Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties

Module Eleven: Examples of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Writing Emails
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Training Manuals
  • Writing Company Handbooks

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Business Writing

PART ONE – THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

PART TWO – THE DOCUMENTS

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Conflict Resolution

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: Introduction to Conflict Resolution

  • Conflict, What Is It?
  • What is Effective Conflict Resolution?
  • Understanding the Effective Conflict Resolution Process

Section Three: Effective Conflict Resolution Styles

  • Collaborating
  • Competing
  • Compromising
  • Accommodating
  • Avoiding

Section Four: Creating a Communicative Atmosphere

  • Defuse Emotions
  • Setting Ground Rules
  • Choosing the Time and Place

Section Five: Mutual Understanding

  • What Do I Want?
  • What Do They Want?
  • What Do We Want?

Section Six: Focusing on Individual and Shared Needs

  • Identify Common Ground
  • Build Positive Energy and Goodwill
  • Strengthen Your Partnership

Section Seven: Analysing to the Root Cause

  • Examining Root Causes
  • Creating a Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Identifying the Benefits of Resolution

Section Eight: Create Options

  • Generate, Don’t Evaluate
  • Creating Mutual Gain Options and Multiple Option Solutions
  • Digging Deeper into Your Options

Section Nine: Solution Building

  • Creating Criteria
  • Creating a Shortlist
  • Choosing a Solution
  • Building a Plan

Module Ten: The Short Version of the Process

  • Evaluating the Situation 
  • Choosing Your Steps 
  • Creating an Action Plan 
  • Using Individual Process Steps

Module Eleven: Additional Tools

  • Stress and Anger Management Techniques 
  • The Agreement Frame 
  • Asking Open Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Appreciative Inquiry

Module One - Geting Started

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Know the meaning of appreciative inquiry
  • Think in positive terms and avoid thinking  negatively
  • Encourage others to think positively
  • Recognise positives attributes in people
  • Create positive imagery
  • Manage and guide employees in a positive environment

Module Two - Introducing Appreciative Inquiry

  • What is Appreciative Inquiry?
  • Generating a Better Future
  • Engaging People in Positive Thought
  • Change the Person, Change the Organisation

Module Three - Changing the Way You Think

  • Shifting from "What's Wrong?" to "What's Right?"
  • It's not eliminating mistakes - It's holding up success
  • Positive language will affect people's thinking
  • Limit or remove negative phrasing

Module Four - Four D Model

  • Discovery
  • Dream
  • Design
  • Delivery

Module Five - Four I Model

  • Initiate
  • Inquire
  • Imagine
  • Innovate

Module Six - Appreciative Inquiry Interview Style

  • Framing positive questions
  • Solicit positive stories
  • Finding what works
  • Recognize the reoccurring themes

Module Seven - Anticipatory Reality

  • Imagining a successful future will affect the present
  • Controlling negative anticipation
  • Current decisions will be influenced positively
  • Base it on Data and Real examples

Module Eight - The Power of Positive Imagery

  • Shaping performance with positive imagery
  • Being better prepared for adversity
  • People are more flexible and creative
  • Think of the perfect situation

Module Nine - Influencing Change Through Appreciative Inquiry

  • Using strengths to solve challenges
  • Confidence will promote positive change
  • Inquiry is a seed change
  • People will gravitate towards what is expected of them

Module Ten - Coaching and Managing with Appreciative Inquiry

  • Build around what works
  • Focus on increases
  • Recognise the best in people
  • Limit or remove negative comments

Module Eleven - Creating a Positive Core

  • Strengths
  • Best Practices
  • Peak Experiences
  • Successes

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Delivering Constructive Criticism

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - When Should Feedback Occur?

  • Repeated events or behavior
  • Breaches in Company policy
  • When informal feedback has not worked
  • Immediately after the occurrence

Module Three - Preparing and Planning

  • Gather facts on the issue
  • Practice your tone
  • Create an action plan
  • Keep written records

Module Four - Choosing a Time and Place

  • Check the ego at the door
  • Criticize in private, praise in public
  • It has to be face to face
  • Create a safe atmosphere

Module Five - During the session (Part 1)

  • The feedback sandwich
  • Monitor body language
  • Check for understanding
  • Practice active listening

Module Six - During the Session (Part 2)

  • Set goals
  • Be collaborative
  • Ask for a self-assessment
  • Always keep emotions in check

Module Seven - Setting Goals

  • SMART goals
  • The Three P's
  • Ask for their input
  • Be as specific as possible

Module Eight - Diffusing Anger or Negative Emotions

  • Choose the correct words
  • Stay on topic
  • Empathize
  • Try to avoid "You messages"

Module Nine - What Not to Do

  • Attacking or blaming
  • Not giving them a chance to speak
  • Talking down
  • Becoming emotional

Module Ten - After the Session (Part 1)

  • Set up a follow-up meeting
  • Make yourself available
  • Be very specific with the instuctions
  • Provide support and resources

Module Eleven - After the Session (Part 2)

  • Focus on the future
  • Measuring results
  • Was the action plan followed?
  • If improvement is not seen, then what?

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 6 - Teamwork and Team Building

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: Defining Success

  • What is a Team?
  • An Overview of Tuckman and Jensen’s Four-Phase Model

Section Three: Types of Teams

  • The Traditional Team
  • What are Self-Directed Teams
  • Virtual Teams

Section Four: First Stage of Team Development – Forming

  • Characteristics of the Stage Forming
  • A Leaders Role for Forming
  • A Followers Role for Forming

Section Five: Second Stage of Team Development – Storming

  • Characteristics of the Stage Storming
  • A Leaders Role for Storming
  • A Followers Role for Storming

Section Six: Third Stage of Team Development – Norming

  • Characteristics of the Stage Norming
  • A Leaders Role for Norming
  • A Followers Role for Norming

Section Seven: Fourth Stage of Team Development – Performing

  • Characteristics of the Stage Performing
  • A Leaders Role for Performing
  • A Followers Role for Performing

Section Eight: Team Building Activities

  • The Benefits and Disadvantages
  • Team-Building Activities That Won’t Make People Cringe
  • Location for Team-Building

Section Nine: Making the Most of Team Meetings

  • Setting the Time and the Place
  • Trying the 50-Minute Meeting
  • Using Celebrations of All Sizes

Section Ten: Solving Problems as a Team

  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • Encouraging Brainstorming
  • Basic Brainstorming
  • Building Consensus

Section Eleven: Encouraging Teamwork

  • Some Things to Do
  • Some Things to Avoid
  • Some Things to Consider

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 7 - Business Acumen

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Seeing the Big Picture

  • Short and long term interactions
  • Recognize growth opportunities
  • Mindfulness of decisions
  • Everything is related

Module Three - KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong initiative
  • Being intuitive

Module Four - Risk Management Strategies

  • Continuous assessment
  • Internal and external factors
  • Making adjustments and corrections
  • Knowing when to pull the trigger or plug

Module Five - Recognizing Learning Events

  • Develop a sense of always learning
  • Evaluate past decisions
  • Problems are learning opportunities
  • Recognize your blind spots

Module Six - You Need to Know These Answers and More

  • What makes my company money?
  • What were sales last year?
  • What is our profit margin?
  • What were our costs?

Module Seven - Financial Literacy (Part 1)

  • Assets
  • Financial Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Eight - Financial Literacy (Part 2)

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Read, read and read

Module Nine - Business Acumen in Management

  • Talent management
  • Change management
  • Asset management
  • Organisational management

Module Ten - Critical Thinking in Business

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise data
  • Evalute the information
  • Make the decision

Module Eleven - Key Financial Levers

  • Investing in people
  • Effective communication
  • Process improvement
  • Goal alignment

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 8 - Performance Management

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - The Basics (Part 1)

  • What is performance management?
  • How does performance management work?
  • Tools

Module Three - The Basics (Part 2)

  • Three phase process
  • Assessments
  • Performance reviews

Module Four - Goal Setting

  • SMART goal setting
  • Specific goals
  • Measureable goals
  • Attainable goals
  • Realistic goals
  • Timely goals
  • Monitoring results

Module Five - Establishing Performance Goals

  • Strategic planning
  • Job analysis
  • Setting goals
  • Motivation

Module Six - 360 Degree Feedback

  • What is 360 degree feedback?
  • Vs. traditional performance reviews
  • The components

Module Seven - Competency Assessments

  • Competency assessment defined
  • Implementation
  • Final destination

Module Eight - Kolb's Learning Cycle

  • Experience
  • Observation
  • Conceptualisation
  • Experimentation

Module Nine - Motivation

  • Key factors
  • The motivation organisation
  • Identifying personal motivators
  • Evaluating and adapting

Module Ten - The Performance Journal

  • Record goals and accomplishments
  • Linking with your employees or managers
  • Implementing a performance coach
  • Keeping track

Module Eleven - Creating a Performance Plan

  • Goals
  • Desired results
  • Prioritization
  • Measure
  • Evaluation

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 9 - Goal Setting & Getting Things Done

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Overcoming Procrastination (Part 1)

  • Eat that frog
  • Just do it
  • The 15 minute rule
  • Chop it up

Module Three - Overcoming Procrastination (Part 2)

  • Remove distractions
  • Start small and build
  • Reward yourself
  • Set realistic deadlines

Module Four - Four P's of Goal Setting

  • They need to be positive
  • They need to be personal
  • They need to be possible
  • They need to be prioritised

Module Five - Improving Motivation

  • Remember peak moments
  • Write down your goals
  • Use gamification
  • Track your progress

Module Six - Wise Time Management

  • Urgent/important matrix
  • The 80/20 rule
  • Utilise a calendar
  • Create a ritual

Module Seven - Tips for Completing Tasks

  • One minute rule
  • Five minute rule
  • Break up large tasks
  • Utilise technology

Module Eight - Increase your Productivity

  • Repeat what works
  • Get faster
  • Remove "should" from your dictionary
  • Build on your successes

Module Nine - "To Do"List Characteristics

  • Focus on the important
  • Chunk, Block, Tackle
  • Make it a habit
  • Plan ahead

Module Ten - Smart Goals

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Module Eleven - Mistakes will Happen

  • Accept it
  • Bouncing back
  • Adapt and learn from them
  • If needed, ask for help

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 10 - Time Management

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: SMARTER Goals

  • The Three P’s
  • Create SMARTER Goals
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Visualize your Goals-Visualization

Section Three: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Prioritizing with the Urgent-Important Matrix
  • Being Assertive...Saying “NO” to Requests you can’t meet.

Section Four: Planning

  • Using To Do List
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
  • Ready, Fire, Aim!

Section Five: Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog!

Section Six: Managing Crisis

  • When Crisis Calls...do you have a Contingency Plan?
  • Creating a Plan
  • Executing the Plan
  • Lessons Learned

Section Seven: The Organized Workspace

  • De-Clutter
  • Managing Workflow
  • Dealing with E-mail...email etiquette
  • Using Calendars

Section Eight: Delegating

  • When to Delegate?
  • Who Should I Delegate to?
  • Monitoring the Results

Section Nine: The Power of Ritual...Habits

  • What is a Ritual/Routine?
  • Example Rituals
  • Using Rituals to Maximise Time

Section Ten: Meetings

  • Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary... Is the meeting necessary?
  • Using the PAT Approach
  • Effective Agenda Writing
  • Staying on Track
  • Was the Meeting Worthwhile?

Section Eleven: Meeting Alternatives

  • Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
  • Teleconferencing
  • E-mail Lists and Online Groups
  • Collaboration Applications

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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19 October 2019 03:34:22 AM

Great Learning

17 October 2019 01:08:10 AM

I am very happy to have done this course. very helpful information. Looking forward to the next course .

Tony Ashek

15 October 2019 03:53:09 PM

Lite and Easy

13 October 2019 05:48:40 PM

Excellent self help.

9 October 2019 08:49:39 PM

It has helped me overcome procrastination and helped me get tasks done efficiently.

9 October 2019 01:40:08 PM

Excellent, Need I say any more.

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5 October 2019 07:54:10 PM

I enjoyed this course, it is always good to look back and re-visit what was once learned and see where you can improve. Easy to follow and to the point.

3 October 2019 08:16:25 PM

awesome

3 October 2019 07:15:07 PM

awesome

3 October 2019 03:35:12 PM

The course was informative and will help me when at work

3 October 2019 03:20:58 PM

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3 October 2019 12:12:40 PM

great

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great work

1 October 2019 10:41:33 PM

This course can serve as a very fundamental basis of business writing. By learning about the frame, I can better learn by myself in the future.

1 October 2019 03:59:07 AM

This course was easier than the others but equally interesting

30 September 2019 06:45:46 PM

This course gives fantastic information about overcoming procrastination, setting goals,getting organized and staying motivated! I reccomend this course to anyone wanting to improve themselves and their work.

29 September 2019 09:15:54 PM

Great course!

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 020CBWOSC10CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 60-80 Hours for total bundle
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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