Leading Organizations

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Estimated learner hours: 55-60 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 40 SHRM PDCs

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The successful transition to executive-level leadership is essential to lead organizations in today’s global environment.

This 8-unit program will help you complete this transition by further developing you as an organizational leader. The program covers responsibilities for strategic leadership, organizational planning, governance, the workforce, customers, organizational performance, quality, and culture.

Each unit in the 8-unit program is approximately 4-6 learner hours and can be completed independently or in sequence. Collectively, the program reviews the key elements of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework.

Corporate Governance

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Estimated learner hours: 4-6 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 4 SHRM PDCs

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Evidence suggests that organizations that follow the Triple Bottom Line concept (TBL) – of profit, people, and the planet – outperform their peers. Profit with purpose and shared value are alternative constructs used to define the scope of corporate governance today. In this course, you will learn best practices for corporate governance, what makes boards of directors effective, and how to employ successful board management.

This course comes from the 8-unit program, Leading Organizations. To learn more about or purchase the full program visit the Leading Organizations page.

Corporate Ethics

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Estimated learner hours: 4-6 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 4 SHRM PDCs

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Ethics permeates all levels of our organizations. Evidence suggests that ethical organizations outperform their peers on key performance metrics. Whether we like it or not, we face ethical dilemmas in all aspects of life. Resolving ethical dilemmas is challenging and requires adherence to time-tested principles. This course explores the reality and understanding of corporate ethics.  It will teach you how to address ethical dilemmas and choose the most appropriate course of action.  And it will provide you the tools to develop a framework for ethical corporate behavior and corporate citizenship.

This course comes from the 8-unit program, Leading Organizations. To learn more about or purchase the full program visit the Leading Organizations page.

Continuous Quality Improvement

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Estimated learner hours: 4-6 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 4 SHRM PDCs

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Continuous improvement is the ongoing improvement of products, services, or processes through incremental and breakthrough improvements. Start building your understanding of how continuous improvement can help your organization succeed. This course is designed for senior managers and junior executives transitioning to an organizational leader. You will learn how to implement quality management and continuous improvement in any size organization.

This course comes from the 8-unit program, Leading Organizations. To learn more about or purchase the full program visit the Leading Organizations page.

Career Management

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Estimated learner hours: 12-15 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 10 SHRM PDCs

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Career management is the overall design or pattern of one’s career, shaped by goals and interests and identifiable by positions that embody those goals and interests. It is a sequential process that starts from an understanding of yourself and encompasses occupational awareness.

This course will develop your understanding, knowledge, actions, and skills to help you more effectively manage your career. You will learn how to set career goals, understand the steps to reach them, and create a more fulfilling life.

Business Writing Fundamentals

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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In nearly any workplace situation, writing is something you will be expected to do continuously and expected to do well. Your writing style will indicate your level of professionalism and can garner respect for you and your organization.

This course teaches the basics of writing a business letter, preparing a report, writing for a publication, and choosing appropriate methods or technology to send your message. These tools can increase writing effectiveness in the business world and beyond.

Business Leadership

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Leadership is a part of nearly every employee’s job description. Businesses today require employees to take the initiative, find innovative solutions, act like an entrepreneur, and lead others towards organizational success.

This course will help you understand and apply foundational leadership concepts, including leadership traits and characteristics, leadership development and succession, transformational leadership, measurement of leadership effectiveness, and contingency leadership.

Business Integration and Strategic Management

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Do you have a system in place to grow your business? Managers and business owners must be able to conduct decision-making within an often complex, ambiguous, and evolving business landscape.

In this course, you will learn about strategic leadership, strategic decision making, building competitive advantage, multifunctional management, and strategy.

Business Finance Fundamentals

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Financial managers must be able to convert relevant accounting and tax information into meaningful and actionable knowledge for organizational decision making.

In this course, you will learn about financial statements and cash flows, how to plan for growth and control, debt management, financial instruments, capital budgeting, and returns. It is appropriate for employees needing to understand financial analysis and reporting.

Business Ethics

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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In all realms of the business world, ethics and ethical conduct must be the foundation for employee decisions.

In this course, you will learn about organizational and ethical culture, ethical decision making, ethical leadership, global perspectives and issues of business ethics, and the development of business ethics culture.

Business Communications

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Effective business communication is critical in today’s workforce. Through an exchange of verbal or written statements, the ability to communicate effectively is vital to creating an understanding of strategic goals, focus, or events.

In this course, you will learn the foundational principles of communication, interpersonal dynamics in organizations, the variances in communicating with internal and external audiences, crisis and risk communication, and developing impactful communication in professional presentations.

Accounting Fundamentals

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3

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You will learn the foundations and fundamentals of business accounting, including basic financial statement analysis, analytical measures, corporate annual reports, capital investment analysis, internal controls, budgeting, and performance measures. In this course, you will gain a comprehensive overview of the business accounting function.

A Focus on Your Customer

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Estimated learner hours: 4-6 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 4 SHRM PDCs

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Get the competitive advantage with superior customer service. Some 80% of CEOs in a recent Gartner study said they provided exceptional customer service; however, only 8% of customers agreed. The challenges of customer service are many.  In this course, gain the tools and processes to understand, implement, measure, and develop a great customer experience to gain a competitive advantage and keep your customers coming back for more.

This course comes from the 8-unit program, Leading Organizations. To learn more about or purchase the full program visit the Leading Organizations page.

Leading Teams

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Understanding the dynamics of effective team leadership means better output, happier and more inspired people, and a smoother and more efficient workflow.

This course outlines what you need to understand to plan, build, and lead the most effective and productive teams possible. Whether you are a team member or a team leader — learn what you can do to be more effective and raise your team performance to the next level.

Leading the Leaders

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Create a leadership legacy. This course will take you to the highest tier of leadership and will show you how to ignite the desire in others to lead as you have. Ultimately, what it means to walk the path of a leader is different for each of us, but a few steppingstones have proven universal.

In this course, you will learn the principles of higher leadership, look at practical applications of leadership, and gain tools for working with people and inspiring yourself and others. Also, you will learn how to mentor so you can prepare the next generation of leaders successfully.

Legal Environment of Business

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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The legal environment of business is much more than simple compliance with the law; it is also about understanding the legal frameworks in which a company operates to achieve and maintain compliance.

In this course, you will learn the critical concepts behind how businesses are formed and structured from a legal perspective, trade laws and regulations, contracts, and compliance issues related to sales and product liability.

Managing Conflict

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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No matter how much we try to avoid it, conflict is inevitable regardless of our communication and leadership abilities. It can also push us to re-examine what we think and strive to be our best.

In this course, you will learn the art of conflict resolution. You will examine different kinds of conflict and how to best deal with them, including what to do when conflict happens, how to minimize or remove barriers to conflict resolution, how to handle high maintenance relationships, and some tried-and-true rules for conflict resolution.

Improving your conflict management skills creates positive results for relationships at home and in the workplace.

Marketing Fundamentals

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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In this course, you will learn the core concepts of marketing that will help set your organization apart from the competition. Great marketing is based on sound, logical economics and psychological laws of human and organizational behavior. Marketing, when well executed, will make customers happier and companies more profitable.

This course is an easy-to-follow introduction to marketing, including marketing framework, the importance of research in decision making, segmentation, target marketing, positioning, and marketing metrics to gauge effectiveness.

Mentoring

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Estimated learner hours: 3-5 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 3 SHRM PDCs

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Mentoring is essential to help grow other leaders. A good mentor can help others become more effective at work, learn new skills, develop greater confidence, and make better decisions for their overall career growth.

Being a mentor has many benefits, including satisfaction from seeing others develop, expanded generational and cultural perspectives, strengthening technical, leadership, and interpersonal skills, and continuing to experience new ideas and i sights.

In this course, you will learn how to develop a successful mentoring plan and build strong mentoring relationships within your team and within the organization.

OneDay Strategy Simulation: An Interactive Learning Experience

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Estimated learner hours: 12-15 hours

Access time: 2 years

Credits: 10 SHRM PDCs

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Accelerate your development of a strategic mindset. OneDay teaches you the concepts of business strategy, communications, time management, critical thinking, and business decision making. The simulation is designed to engage you in real-world activities so that you can apply and demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills needed in today’s business environment. You will learn, develop, and apply the professional knowledge and soft skills associated with business strategy in the workplace.