Professional Development Classes for Less than $500.

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New skills, a promotion or a new job? All of these are great reasons to take a class and increase your knowledge. We offer a full line-up of classes. Many of our classes are under $500 to gain professional skills. It’s a small investment in your future.

Accounting for Non Accountants
Don’t be baffled by “accounting-speak.” Whether you are a new manager or just want to understand accounting better, this course is for you! Receive a hands-on introduction to financial and managerial accounting. Learn the accounting equation, accounting techniques, budgeting, terminology, and general accounting processes. Recommended Prerequisite: Basic arithmetic skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and basic algebra skills (solve a simple arithmetic equation for one unknown).

Build and Present a Winning Business Case
Have you ever had an idea that remained just that—an idea? Great ideas do not become reality unless you know how to prepare and present the idea to those who matter. This course provides both the science and art of developing—and –presenting—a winning business case. Are you an entrepreneur wanting to gain acceptance and support for your idea? Do you work in a company and have a great idea you want to share and get approved? Do you need to attract new customers, partners, suppliers, and talent to your team? Do you simply want to become more organized and persuasive? If you answered any questions with a yes—take this course. You’ll have fun, practice, and learn how to successfully prepare and present your great ideas!

Managing Project Communication and Team Dynamics
Communication and effective teamwork are critical but often overlooked components of effective project management. In this interactive class you will develop essential communication skills for project management success. Create a project communication plan, learn to use communication tools & techniques and discover best practices for managing a project team. Yields 12 PDUs.

Principles of Project Management
This foundation course examines the project management framework including key terminology, project management context, project management processes, project life cycle, and organizational design. Tools and techniques that are critical during the initiating process will be emphasized. Obtain hands-on practice such as reviewing a Statement of Work, identifying stakeholders, and conducting business case analysis.

Principles of Requirements Management
In this course, learn the fundamental skills of developing and managing requirements over product and service development life cycle processes. Practice applying these key tools and techniques to help improve the requirements management process. Other topics include interaction between requirements management and project management processes (Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing). Yields 18 PDUs.

Project Execution, Monitoring and Controlling
Precise execution of a project is critical to success. In this course, develop skills to perform tasks for the work-driven phase of a project. Use tools to evaluate the progress of a project, identify preventative actions to avoid issues, apply corrective action where needed, and document project performance. Obtain practice in implementing project management processes (change control, quality, and communications) to ensure that a project is on track to a successful outcome. Yields 12 PDUs.

Project Planning and Scheduling
A comprehensive project plan and a precise schedule are necessary components of a project. Using planning and scheduling techniques that will establish the timeline of a project and facilitate moving the project forward, building an accurate, resource-driven project schedule, and creating a realistic budget will be the focus of this course. In addition, students in this course will prepare project planning documents and create processes for risk management, change management, and quality control. Yields 18 PDUs.

Understanding Budgets
Find out where budget figures come from and what they mean. Gain skill in analyzing financial statements and using ratios to analyze cost information and the performance of profit centers. Understanding the budget process will improve your decision-making intelligence, enhance product strategy analysis, and help you to present budgets to senior management intelligently. This course can help managers in sales, marketing, operations, and human resources master the financial tools companies use to make decisions about products and markets. Yields 9 PDUs.

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Last Updated December 13, 2017