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Effective Business Writing

Price: $125.00             PDUs/Contact Hours: 5   |   CEUs: .5
The ability to write clearly and directly is highly prized in organizations. This course focuses on improving business writing. The ideas, techniques, and checklists in this course apply to all forms of business writing: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites. Other topics include formal and informal outlining techniques, how to revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, and jargon, and the appropriate use of email in an organizational setting. Register for this course.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites
Estimated time to complete: 4-6 hours

Introduction to Human Resource Management

Price: $79.00                           CEUs: .5
Human Resource Management includes the vital tasks of recruiting, screening, interviewing, training, appraising, disciplining, rewarding, and developing the employee—both for business and non-profit enterprises. Since all managers (especially line managers) have HR responsibilities, it is important that they have an understanding of the key concepts of this increasingly important function, especially since many decisions they make about employees have possible legal ramifications. The course draws on material from Harvard Business School professor D. Quinn Mills’ book, Principles of Human Resource Management. Register for this course.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites
Estimated time to complete:
3-5 hours

Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

Price: $150.00             CFRE Credits: 4   |   CEUs: .5
Fundraising is one of the central activities of a nonprofit organization. To help finance operating budgets, nonprofits must raise money every year. In addition, special projects and improvements to facilities may be needed. In these situations, fundraisers will often launch large capital campaigns or apply for foundation grants. This course offers an introduction to fundraising for nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on the fundamental issues.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites
Estimated time to complete:
4-6 hours

Leadership and Management for Entrepreneurs

Price: $129.00             CEUs: .5
This course explores the leadership and management issues entrepreneurs face as they create and establish successful new ventures. It reviews the key managerial roles of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling and their application in entrepreneurial settings. Further, the course addresses self-management for the entrepreneur–how an entrepreneur can manage his or her own time and maintain a proper work-life balance.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites
Estimated time to complete:
5 hours

Managing Real World Projects

Price: $249.00             PDUs/Contact Hours: 10   |   CEUs: 1
Access Time: 180 days
This online, self-paced six-module course presents a stream-lined approach to project management based on the best practices of experienced, effective project managers. It cuts through the clutter and focuses on the key principles of project management in the real world, offering tools and techniques for achieving project success. Managing Real World Projects™ is intended for anyone who needs to lead or manage projects of any kind. Managing Real World Projects™ provides you with a clear road map for leading a project through the five key project stages: Initiating, Planning, Controlling, Executing and Closing. You’ll be exposed to the basic tools employed in each of these stages, including templates for a comprehensive project plan, work breakdown schedules, task list, issue list, risk register and close-out documents. Each stage is illustrated by examples and video commentary by project management professionals, where you can see how best practices are applied to solve project challenges. Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course utilizes vocabulary games, flashcards, and drag-and-drop activities to help you master the material. Numerous mastery quizzes and ten interactive real world case studies allow you to test your understanding of the content, along with a comprehensive course-ending exam. By submitting a question via the course’s Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.

Note: Upon successful completion, you will receive 10 PDUs/contact hours. This course is self-paced and online. You will have access to this course for 180 days.
Level: Introductory
It is helpful, but not required, for learners to have some experience in project management.
Estimated time to complete:
10 hours

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