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Workplace Essentials

Workplace essential skills are the foundational skills necessary for success in any job. Essentials skills training can help you respond to workplace changes.

These courses are designed for staff and management to inform, prepare and implement imSprovements within the workplace.

Courses in Workplace Essentials

  • 2 Day - Creating Winning Proposals
    Proposals are persuasive documents that are fundamental tools in organizational funding and output. This 2 day course will look at sources of funding, types of proposals and how to write proposals that will meet funding agencies requirements. This will include a number of tips and techniques to increase the potential success of your proposals.
  • 2 day - Workplace Harassment - What It is and What to Do About It
    But how do you prevent harassment from occurring? What sorts of policies should be in place? What should managers do to protect their employees? And if a complaint is filed, what will we do? All of these questions (and more!) will be answered in this course.

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  • Balanced Scorecard Basics
    Over the past several decades, organizations have come to realize that success cannot only be measured in dollars and cents. Intangible assets (like a company's reputation, the knowledge base created by their employees, and training initiatives) can make up a huge portion of a company's wealth.
  • Bullying in the Workplace
    Bullying is called the silent epidemic. Although half of workers have experienced or witnessed bullying, policies and laws dealing with it are far less prevalent. This is, in part, because bullying can be hard to identify and address. People wonder, what does bullying look like? How can we discourage it in our workplace? What can I do to protect my staff and co-workers? All of these questions (and more!) will be answered in this course.

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  • Business Ethics for the Office
    This course will not provide you with an easy way to solve every ethical decision you will ever have to make. It will, however, help you define your ethical framework to make solving those ethical dilemmas easier. We'll also look at some tools that you can use when you're faced with an ethical decision. And, we'll look at some techniques you can use so you don't get stuck in an ethical quandary. Best of all, we'll look at a lot of case studies so that you can practice making decisions in a safe environment.
  • Business Process Management
    Business process management helps organizations leverage processes to achieve their goals and be successful. Once processes are implemented, they must be monitored, evaluated, and optimized to make sure they are still meeting the goals that they were designed to accomplish. A business that can successfully manage its processes is able to maintain a competitive edge, while increasing productivity and efficiency and decreasing costs.
  • Crisis Management
    Viable organizations need to be ready for emergencies because they are a fact of doing business. The worst plan is not to have any kind of plan at all, and the best plans are tested and adjusted so that they work over time. Fortunately, you do not need separate plans for fire, weather disasters, and all the different kinds of crises that can occur. One solid plan will help you to prevent, respond, and recover from all crises. This course will help you ensure your organization is ready to manage any kind of crisis.
  • Developing a High Reliability Organization
    Today's world is full of the unexpected. System failures, terrorism events, disease outbreaks, and superstorms disrupt businesses every day, sometimes to an unrecoverable point. Despite these challenges, some services (such as power plants, hospitals, and airports) have no choice but to continue operating. This one-day course will explore how these organizations maintain high reliability even in times of serious crisis and stability. We will share their secrets in a way that can be applied to all organizations in order to create high reliability and continued success.
  • Disability Awareness - Working with People with Disabilities
    People with disabilities represent a significant and largely underutilized resource for businesses. Many disabled persons are underemployed or unemployed. As a result of advocates for diversity, as well as a shrinking labor pool, employers are taking a serious look at hiring and retaining people with disabilities. This course will give supervisors, managers, and human resource consultants tools and tips for creating a diverse workplace.
  • Diversity Training - Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace
    More than ever, a workplace is a diverse collection of individuals proud of who they are: their gender, their sexual orientation, their religion, their ethnic background, and all the other components that make an individual unique. One of the challenges for workplace leaders is how to help these diverse individuals work as a team.

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  • Employee Accountability
    An article in the March 11, 2010 edition of TIME magazine purported to explain "why we have entered the post-trust era." Indeed, we seem to be in a time where people act inappropriately and then refuse to take responsibility for their actions. Who can we blame for the world economic crisis, issues with religion, the outcomes of our governments, or the state of the environment? More to the point, why do we spend so much time and energy looking to pin the blame on someone (usually anyone but ourselves)?
  • Knowledge Management
    Understanding how to manage the knowledge within your organization is the key to business success. Mismanagement of organizational knowledge comes with a price: frustrated employees, angry customers, and decreased productivity. All of these things can affect our business' bottom line. The purpose behind knowledge management is to help us bridge organizational gaps and to use our greatest asset (our knowledge) to take our business performance to the next level. The theory of knowledge management has emerged to help us harness and enhance both the individual and collective brain power of our businesses. This course will introduce you to knowledge management tips, techniques, and proven processes.
  • Lean Process Improvement
    Lean principles have come a long way over the past 300 years. From Benjamin Franklin's early ideas, to Henry Ford's work in the 1920's and the Toyoda precepts in the 1930's, to Jeffery Liker's publication of The Toyota Way in 2004, Lean processes have evolved from a simple concept to a set of widely used best practices.
  • Process Improvement with Gap Analysis
    This course will give you the skills that you need to perform an effective gap analysis that will solve problems, improve processes, and take your project, department, or organization to the next level.
  • Safety in the Workplace
    Workplace accidents and injuries cost corporations millions of dollars and thousands of hours lost every year. They also have a profound, often lifelong impact on workers. Introducing a safety culture into your organization, where safety is valued as an integral part of the business's operation, not only saves the business time and money, it also builds a committed, loyal, healthy workforce. This course will give you the foundation to start building your safety culture.
  • Strategic Planning
    If you and the people who work with you don't understand where the company is going, they may all develop their own priorities and actually prevent you from getting where you need to be. Part of getting everyone on board is creating a strategic plan complete with the organization's values, vision, and mission. Then, there's the challenge of bringing these principles to life in a meaningful way that people can relate to. This course will help you describe what you want to do and get people where you want to go.
  • Workplace Ergonomics: Injury Prevention Through Ergonomics
    The human body is a fragile system, and we put many demands on it every day. Activities like reaching to get supplies off of a shelf, sitting in front of a computer for hours every day, and moving heavy products around the shop can all take a toll on our bodies. In this course, you will learn how to make your environment as ergonomic as possible in order to make daily tasks easier on your body and mind.
  • Workplace Violence - How to Manage Anger and Violence in the Workplace
    Violence of any sort has many roots. Sometimes there are warning signs of workplace violence, but this is not always the case. It is up to us to learn whatever we can to prevent, identify, and mitigate any threats, and this comprehensive course includes everything a workplace leader needs to get started.

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  • Workplace Wellness
    Whether you are creating a workplace wellness program from scratch, or enhancing what you already have, you're already on the right track! With increasing costs of health care, a shrinking workforce, and aging workers, a savvy workplace understands the value in supporting workers to improve their conditioning and to live a fitter lifestyle. This course includes all aspects of designing or upgrading a program, from concept through implementation, to review.

Please note - all courseware is provided in electronic format


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