Because organizations must innovate to stay alive in today's highly competitive marketplace, organizations need employees who can channel their creativity and innovation toward organizational challenges and goals. This suite of courses will first help you become re-acquainted with your own stores of creativity and innovation. Next, you are given a set of tools that allow you to leverage your creativity to identify and solve organizational problems. One activity asks you how you might look at a problem from a different angle to produce a more creative result; others walk you through the process of using analogies or replacement techniques to invent creative solutions to problems.
This course is training for basic, intermediate, and advanced features of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 software. Excel 2013 is a spreadsheet program in the Microsoft Office system. Users can use Excel to create and format workbooks (a collection of spreadsheets) in order to analyze data and make more informed business decisions. Excel 2013 is an incredibly powerful tool for getting meaning out of vast amounts of data, as well as being utilized for simple calculations and tracking almost any kind of information. Specially, Excel is used to track data, build models for analyzing data, write formulas to perform calculations on that data, pivot the data in numerous ways, and present data in a variety of professional looking chats.
This course introduces the major models, tools, and techniques for creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied in practice to online design and instruction. The National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL), founded in 2012, seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of online learning, especially for adult learners, by promoting best practices and innovation in the field.
Do you love taking photos? Or do you carry your camera everywhere? Our course will help you realize your dream of working from your home at something you enjoy, a home-based photography business. Our students will receive information on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based photography business. You will learn how to estimate your start-up costs, outfit your home studio, market yourself and stay profitable once you are in business. Whether you want to earn your living as a portrait photographer, photojournalist, or product photographer our course will give you the tools you need to prepare for an exciting new career.
Grant Writing is at the heart of the nonprofit world, and Grant Writers remain in high demand. Philanthropy has remained strong in the United States. From large funders such as Bill and Melinda Gates to small funders, Grant Writers seek to secure funds for individuals. The Grant Writer provides a crucial connection between the person seeking grants and funders. Our course will allow students to gain a full understanding of grant writing from identifying potential grant seekers needing someone to write their grants to finding funders and building your own grant writing business. Basic grant writing is a critical skill for anyone seeking a position in a nonprofit organization or as a freelance grant writer.
Leave hunt-and-peck to the chickens. Effective and efficient keyboarding is more than tapping the correct letter. Our course teaches you to react to letters instead of finding them on the keyboard. This breakthrough guide brims with step-by-step exercises for keyboarding with ease. Develop your digital dexterity with our Keyboarding Basics course.
Do you feel like people walk all over you? Do you want to learn to be a more confident, assertive individual? If so, this course is for you. The class will teach you the necessary skills to be decisive and in control of your life. The course will teach you to improve your relationships, move your career forward, and earn the respect of your friends, family, spouse, co-workers, even your boss.
When we think of marketing, we typically think of the activities that a for-profit company engages in. However, marketing is an important function for nonprofit organizations as well. Marketing is the way that nonprofits determine the needs of their clients and their donors. As in the for-profit world, nonprofit marketing includes advertising, promotion, public relations, and customer relationship management. This course examines how nonprofits use marketing to publicize their mission and to gather contributions of time and money. The course also discusses marketing planning in the nonprofit organization.
Interpersonal Communication is a very important skill that is needed to developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships. Just because you are talking does not mean your communicating. This course will take you through the steps involved in understanding the importance of interpersonal communication and the effect on our daily interactions.
At the core of strong leadership is the ability to communicate effectively. But many leaders focus solely on their spoken words while ignoring the impact of their nonverbal cues, including facial expressions, hand gestures, body movements, and eye gaze. By understanding the impact of body language, leaders can learn how to communicate in a way that builds and sustains positive relationships with employees, clients, and business partners. This course will provide leaders with tips for reading body language and using it to exude both strength and warmth. The course also addresses gender stereotypes and cross-cultural body language and explores the role of body language in virtual communication.
Public speaking is one of the most common anxiety-inducing experiences. Whether delivering a speech in front of a large audience or having a direct conversation with one or two other people, we often allow stress and nerves to impede our ability to deliver a clear message. This course is designed to help learners understand the causes and signs of speaking anxiety and learn practical ways to address their speaking fears.
This course provides training for the features of Microsoft Office's Word 2013. Microsoft Word 2013 is a word-processing program, designed to help you create professional-quality documents. With the finest document-formatting tools, Word helps you organize and write your documents more efficiently. Word also includes powerful editing and revising tools so that you can collaborate with others easily.