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1. Developing a Lunch and Learn: How To Run Effective Casual Meetings over Lunch and Engage Staff

The working lunch can develop a negative reputation among employees.  It often involves being in a roomful of other people with low blood sugar, trying to stay awake while someone drones on about policies, procedures, etc.

Lunch and learns, however, should be engaging and enjoyable. Hosting a lunch and learn correctly will improve employee satisfaction and the quality of employee training.

By studying this course you will gain a solid understanding of the true benefits of a well organised Lunch & Learn, improve efficiency in your workplace and achieve business goals while enjoying a more laid-back and friendly approach to training.

By the end of this Developing a Lunch and Learn Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what a lunch and learn is and is not
  • Be able to set up and break down
  • Create new content
  • Address difficult situations and people
  • Create useful takeaways
  • Use feedback to improve future lunch and learns

2. Facilitation Skills: How to Lead Meetings and Discussions More Effectively

Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy with its focus on fairness and creating an easy decision making process.Creating a comfortable environment through better facilitation will help you understand what a good facilitator can do to improve any meeting or gathering and put the theory into practice yourself. 

This Facilitation Skills course can help any scale of organization make better decisions, you will gain a strong understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as learn new tools that you can use to facilitate small meetings.  Additionally you will learn to command a room and dictate the pace of a meeting, skills that will set you up to become a great facilitator yourself.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define facilitation and identify its purpose and benefits
  • Clarify the role and focus of a facilitator
  • Differentiate between process and content in the context of a group discussion
  • Provide tips in choosing and preparing for facilitation
  • Identify a facilitator's role when managing groups in each of Tuckman and Jensen's stages of group development: forming, storming, norming and performing
  • Identify ways a facilitator can help a group reach consensus: from encouraging participation to choosing a solution
  • Provide guidelines in dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions and difficult people in groups
  • Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and how to implement them

3. Meeting Management: Learn How To Develop and Implement Meeting Management

This course is designed to give you the basic tools you need to initiate and manage your meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage the you and leave a positive and lasting impression. Through this course you will learn the needed skills in planning and implementing a successful meeting.  

The Meeting Management course will explore how to reduce waste and make meetings more efficient. This is a hands-on Meeting Management Online Short Course and your participation will help make it a valuable experience. Use this time to begin the process of developing your skills to improve your meeting management skills.

This training course is designed to give you the basic tools you need to initiate and manage your meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage your attendees and leave a positive and lasting impression. This is a hands-on workshop and your participation will help make it a valuable experience. Use this time to begin the process of developing your skills along with other participants who share the same desire to improve their meeting management skills.

By the end of this Meeting Management Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare
  • Identify the participants
  • Choose the time and place
  • Create the agenda
  • Set up the meeting space
  • Incorporate your electronic options
  • Meeting roles and responsibilities
  • Use an agenda
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Deal with disruptions
  • Professionally deal with personality conflicts
  • Take minutes
  • Make the most of your meetings using games, activities and prizes

4. Measuring Results from Training: Master The Learning Cycle & Get More Out Of Training

Although we all know that training can have many amazing benefits, sometimes it can be hard to prove those benefits and attach a dollar value to training. Some topics, like sales training or time management, might have direct, tangible benefits.

Other topics, like communication or leadership, might have benefits that you can’t put a dollar value on. In this course, we will learn about the different ways to evaluate training progress, and how to use those results to demonstrate the results that training brings.

By the end of this Measuring Results from Training Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Kolb's learning styles and learning cycle
  • Understand Kirkpatrick's level of evaluation
  • Be familiar with many types of evaluation tools, including goal setting, tests, reactionary sheets, interviews, observations, hip-pocket assessments, skill assessments and learning journals
  • Understand when to use each type of evaluation tool
  • Be able to perform a needs assessment
  • Know how to write learning objectives and link them to evaluation
  • Be able to write an evaluation plan to evaluate learning at each stage of the training and far beyond
  • Know how to identify the costs, benefits, and return on investment of training
  • Be familiar with the parts of a business case

5. Delivering Constructive Criticism: How to Manage Criticism to Benefit Your Organization

Delivering Constructive Criticism is one of the most challenging things for anyone. Through this course you will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will assist with this challenging task. When an employee commits an action that requires feedback or criticism it needs to be handled in a very specific way. 

Constructive Criticism if done correctly will provide great benefits to your organization. It provides the ability for management to nullify problematic behaviors and develop well rounded and productive employees. Constructive feedback shows an employee that management cares about them and will invest time and effort into their careers.

By the end of this Delivering Constructive Criticism Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand when feedback should take place
  • Learn how to prepare and plan to deliver constructive criticism
  • Determine the appropriate atmosphere in which it should take place
  • Identify the proper steps to be taken during the session
  • Know how emotions and certain actions can negatively impact the effects of the session
  • Recognise the importance of setting goals and the method used to set them

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  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates 

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Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

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The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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The Developing Lunch and Learn 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Developing a Lunch and Learn

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - The Prep Work

  • Finding the best location
  • Setting up the location
  • Focus group
  • Practice

Module Three - Creating the Content (Part 1)

  • Picking the right topic
  • Hands on works great
  • Stay focused
  • Keep it informal

Module Four - Creating the Content (Part 2)

  • Make it interactive
  • Review it thoroughly
  • Creating a customised presentation
  • Back it up

Module Five - During the Session

  • Ground rules
  • Quick opening
  • Parking lot
  • Adjusting on the fly

Module Six - Food and Facilities

  • Providing food
  • People bringing their own
  • Eat during or after?
  • Clean up or teardown

Module Seven - Take Away Material

  • Handouts and take away material
  • Quizzes or self-tests
  • Websites with minutes and session notes
  • Reference material ot white paper

Module Eight - Difficult Situations or People

  • Disruptions
  • Food issues
  • Senior management buy in
  • People not participating

Module Nine - What a Lunch and Learn is Not

  • Heavy or serious topics
  • Required training
  • Replacement for traditional training
  • Just a free lunch

Module Ten - Best Practices (Part 1)

  • Obtain feedback and tweak
  • Utilise star employees
  • Provide an agenda ahead of time
  • Keep the session casual and loose

Module Eleven - Best Practices (Part 2)

  • Use it as a refresher
  • Networking opportunity
  • Upper management Q&A session
  • Put it on a regular schedule

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Facilitation Skills

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Facilitation

  • What is facilitation?
  • What is a facilitator?
  • When is facilitation appropriate?

Module Three - Process vs Content

  • About process
  • About content
  • A facilitator's focus

Module Four - Laying the Groundwork

  • Choosing a facilitated approach
  • Planning for a facilitated meeting
  • Collecting data

Module Five - Tuckman and Jensen's Model of Team Development

  • Stage One - Forming
  • Stage Two - Storming
  • Stage Three - Norming
  • Stage Four - Performing

Module Six - Building Consensus

  • Encouraging participation
  • Gathering information
  • Presenting information
  • Synthesizing and Summarising

Module Seven - Reaching a Decision Point

  • Indentifying the options
  • Creating a short list
  • Choosing a solution
  • Using the multi-option technique

Module Eight - Dealing with Difficult People

  • Addressing disruptions
  • Common types of difficult people and how to handle them
  • Helping the group resolve issues on their own

Module Nine - Addressing Group Dysfunction

  • Using ground rules to prevent dysfunction
  • Restarting and reframing issues
  • Some of the ways of restarting and reframing includes
  • Getting people back on track

Module Ten - About Intervention

  • Why intervention may be necessary
  • When to intervene
  • Levels of intervention

Module Eleven - Intervention Techniques

  • Using your processes
  • Boomerang it back
  • ICE it - Identify, Check for agreement, Evaluate how to resolve

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Meeting Management

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Planning and Preparing (Part 1)

  • Identifying the Participants
  • Choosing the Time and Place
  • Creating the Agenda

Module Three - Planning and Preparing (Part 2)

  • Lesson One: Gathering Materials
  • Lesson Two: Sending Invitations
  • Lesson Three: Making Logistical Arrangements

Module Four - Setting up the Meeting Space

  • Lesson One: The Basic Essentials
  • Lesson Two: The Extra Touches
  • Lesson Three: Choosing a Physical Arrangement

Module Five - Electronic Options

  • Lesson One: Overview of Choices Available
  • Lesson Two: Things to Consider
  • Lesson Three: Making a Final Decision

Module Six - Meeting Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lesson One: The Chairperson
  • Lesson Two: The Minute Taker
  • Lesson Three: The Attendees
  • Lesson Four: Variations for Large and Small Meetings

Module Seven - Chairing a Meeting (Part 1)

  • Lesson One: Getting Off On the Right Foot
  • Lesson Two: The Role of The Agenda
  • Lesson Three: Using a Parking Lot

Module Eight - Chairing a Meeting (Part 2)

  • Lesson One: Keeping the Meeting on Track
  • Lesson Two: Dealing with Overtime
  • Lesson Three: Holding Participants Accountable

Module Nine - Dealing with Disruptions

  • Lesson One: Running In and Out
  • Lesson Two: Cell Phone and PDA Ringing
  • Lesson Three: Off On a Tangent
  • Lesson Four: Personality Conflict

Module Ten - Taking Minutes

  • Lesson One: What are Minutes?
  • Lesson Two: What Do I Record?

Module Eleven - Making the Most of your Meeting

  • Lesson One: The 50 Minute Meeting
  • Lesson Two: Using Games
  • Lesson Three: Giving Prizes
  • Lesson Four: Stuffed Magic

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Measuring Results from Training

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two: Kolb's Learning Styles

  • Lesson One: The Four-stage process
  • Lesson Two: Accommodators
  • Lesson Three: Divergers
  • Lesson Four: Convergers
  • Lesson Five: Assimilators

Module Three: Kirkpatrick's Level of Evaluation

  • Lesson One: Overview
  • Lesson Two: Level One: Reactions
  • Lesson Three: Level Two: Learning
  • Lesson Four: Level Three: Behavior
  • Lesson Five: Level Four: Results

Module Four: Types of Measurement Tools

  • Lesson One: Goal setting
  • Lesson Two: Self-evaluations
  • Lesson Three: Peer evaluations
  • Lesson Four: Supervisor evaluations
  • Lesson Five: High-Level evaluations

Module Five: Focusing the Training

  • Lesson One: Performing a Needs Assessment
  • Lesson Two: Creating Learning Objectives
  • Lesson Three: Drilling Down Into Content

Module Six: Creating an Evaluation Plan

  • Lesson One: What Will We Evaluate?
  • Lesson Two: When Will the Evaluation be Completed?
  • Lesson Three: How will we evaluate it?
  • Lesson Four: Who will perform the evaluation?

Module Seven: Assessing Learning before Training

  • Lesson One: Workplace Observation
  • Lesson Two: Objectives Assessment

Module Eight - Assessing Learning during Training

  • Reviewing learning objectives
  • Performing hip-pocket assessments
  • Quizzes and tests
  • Skill assessments

Module Nine - Assessing Learning after Training

  • Evaluation timelines
  • Learning journal
  • Goal setting
  • Additional methods of evaluation

Module Ten - The Long Term View

  • Creating a long term evaluation plan
  • Methods of evaluation
  • Documenting lessons learned

Module Eleven - Calculating the Return on Investment (ROI)

  • A basic ROI formula
  • Identifying and measuring tangible benefits
  • Identifying and measuring intangible benefits
  • Calculating total costs
  • Making a business case

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Delivering Constructive Criticism

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - When Should Feedback Occur?

  • Repeated events or behavior
  • Breaches in Company policy
  • When informal feedback has not worked
  • Immediately after the occurrence

Module Three - Preparing and Planning

  • Gather facts on the issue
  • Practice your tone
  • Create an action plan
  • Keep written records

Module Four - Choosing a Time and Place

  • Check the ego at the door
  • Criticize in private, praise in public
  • It has to be face to face
  • Create a safe atmosphere

Module Five - During the session (Part 1)

  • The feedback sandwich
  • Monitor body language
  • Check for understanding
  • Practice active listening

Module Six - During the Session (Part 2)

  • Set goals
  • Be collaborative
  • Ask for a self-assessment
  • Always keep emotions in check

Module Seven - Setting Goals

  • SMART goals
  • The Three P's
  • Ask for their input
  • Be as specific as possible

Module Eight - Diffusing Anger or Negative Emotions

  • Choose the correct words
  • Stay on topic
  • Empathize
  • Try to avoid "You messages"

Module Nine - What Not to Do

  • Attacking or blaming
  • Not giving them a chance to speak
  • Talking down
  • Becoming emotional

Module Ten - After the Session (Part 1)

  • Set up a follow-up meeting
  • Make yourself available
  • Be very specific with the instuctions
  • Provide support and resources

Module Eleven - After the Session (Part 2)

  • Focus on the future
  • Measuring results
  • Was the action plan followed?
  • If improvement is not seen, then what?

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Get Developing a Lunch and Learn, Facilitation Skills, Meeting Management, Measuring Results from Training, and Delivering Constructive Criticism in this Bundle

1. Developing a Lunch and Learn: How To Run Effective Casual Meetings over Lunch and Engage Staff

The working lunch can develop a negative reputation among employees.  It often involves being in a roomful of other people with low blood sugar, trying to stay awake while someone drones on about policies, procedures, etc.

Lunch and learns, however, should be engaging and enjoyable. Hosting a lunch and learn correctly will improve employee satisfaction and the quality of employee training.

By studying this course you will gain a solid understanding of the true benefits of a well organised Lunch & Learn, improve efficiency in your workplace and achieve business goals while enjoying a more laid-back and friendly approach to training.

By the end of this Developing a Lunch and Learn Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what a lunch and learn is and is not
  • Be able to set up and break down
  • Create new content
  • Address difficult situations and people
  • Create useful takeaways
  • Use feedback to improve future lunch and learns

2. Facilitation Skills: How to Lead Meetings and Discussions More Effectively

Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy with its focus on fairness and creating an easy decision making process.Creating a comfortable environment through better facilitation will help you understand what a good facilitator can do to improve any meeting or gathering and put the theory into practice yourself. 

This Facilitation Skills course can help any scale of organization make better decisions, you will gain a strong understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as learn new tools that you can use to facilitate small meetings.  Additionally you will learn to command a room and dictate the pace of a meeting, skills that will set you up to become a great facilitator yourself.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define facilitation and identify its purpose and benefits
  • Clarify the role and focus of a facilitator
  • Differentiate between process and content in the context of a group discussion
  • Provide tips in choosing and preparing for facilitation
  • Identify a facilitator's role when managing groups in each of Tuckman and Jensen's stages of group development: forming, storming, norming and performing
  • Identify ways a facilitator can help a group reach consensus: from encouraging participation to choosing a solution
  • Provide guidelines in dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions and difficult people in groups
  • Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and how to implement them

3. Meeting Management: Learn How To Develop and Implement Meeting Management

This course is designed to give you the basic tools you need to initiate and manage your meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage the you and leave a positive and lasting impression. Through this course you will learn the needed skills in planning and implementing a successful meeting.  

The Meeting Management course will explore how to reduce waste and make meetings more efficient. This is a hands-on Meeting Management Online Short Course and your participation will help make it a valuable experience. Use this time to begin the process of developing your skills to improve your meeting management skills.

This training course is designed to give you the basic tools you need to initiate and manage your meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage your attendees and leave a positive and lasting impression. This is a hands-on workshop and your participation will help make it a valuable experience. Use this time to begin the process of developing your skills along with other participants who share the same desire to improve their meeting management skills.

By the end of this Meeting Management Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare
  • Identify the participants
  • Choose the time and place
  • Create the agenda
  • Set up the meeting space
  • Incorporate your electronic options
  • Meeting roles and responsibilities
  • Use an agenda
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Deal with disruptions
  • Professionally deal with personality conflicts
  • Take minutes
  • Make the most of your meetings using games, activities and prizes

4. Measuring Results from Training: Master The Learning Cycle & Get More Out Of Training

Although we all know that training can have many amazing benefits, sometimes it can be hard to prove those benefits and attach a dollar value to training. Some topics, like sales training or time management, might have direct, tangible benefits.

Other topics, like communication or leadership, might have benefits that you can’t put a dollar value on. In this course, we will learn about the different ways to evaluate training progress, and how to use those results to demonstrate the results that training brings.

By the end of this Measuring Results from Training Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Kolb's learning styles and learning cycle
  • Understand Kirkpatrick's level of evaluation
  • Be familiar with many types of evaluation tools, including goal setting, tests, reactionary sheets, interviews, observations, hip-pocket assessments, skill assessments and learning journals
  • Understand when to use each type of evaluation tool
  • Be able to perform a needs assessment
  • Know how to write learning objectives and link them to evaluation
  • Be able to write an evaluation plan to evaluate learning at each stage of the training and far beyond
  • Know how to identify the costs, benefits, and return on investment of training
  • Be familiar with the parts of a business case

5. Delivering Constructive Criticism: How to Manage Criticism to Benefit Your Organization

Delivering Constructive Criticism is one of the most challenging things for anyone. Through this course you will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will assist with this challenging task. When an employee commits an action that requires feedback or criticism it needs to be handled in a very specific way. 

Constructive Criticism if done correctly will provide great benefits to your organization. It provides the ability for management to nullify problematic behaviors and develop well rounded and productive employees. Constructive feedback shows an employee that management cares about them and will invest time and effort into their careers.

By the end of this Delivering Constructive Criticism Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand when feedback should take place
  • Learn how to prepare and plan to deliver constructive criticism
  • Determine the appropriate atmosphere in which it should take place
  • Identify the proper steps to be taken during the session
  • Know how emotions and certain actions can negatively impact the effects of the session
  • Recognise the importance of setting goals and the method used to set them

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The Developing Lunch and Learn 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Developing a Lunch and Learn

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - The Prep Work

  • Finding the best location
  • Setting up the location
  • Focus group
  • Practice

Module Three - Creating the Content (Part 1)

  • Picking the right topic
  • Hands on works great
  • Stay focused
  • Keep it informal

Module Four - Creating the Content (Part 2)

  • Make it interactive
  • Review it thoroughly
  • Creating a customised presentation
  • Back it up

Module Five - During the Session

  • Ground rules
  • Quick opening
  • Parking lot
  • Adjusting on the fly

Module Six - Food and Facilities

  • Providing food
  • People bringing their own
  • Eat during or after?
  • Clean up or teardown

Module Seven - Take Away Material

  • Handouts and take away material
  • Quizzes or self-tests
  • Websites with minutes and session notes
  • Reference material ot white paper

Module Eight - Difficult Situations or People

  • Disruptions
  • Food issues
  • Senior management buy in
  • People not participating

Module Nine - What a Lunch and Learn is Not

  • Heavy or serious topics
  • Required training
  • Replacement for traditional training
  • Just a free lunch

Module Ten - Best Practices (Part 1)

  • Obtain feedback and tweak
  • Utilise star employees
  • Provide an agenda ahead of time
  • Keep the session casual and loose

Module Eleven - Best Practices (Part 2)

  • Use it as a refresher
  • Networking opportunity
  • Upper management Q&A session
  • Put it on a regular schedule

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Facilitation Skills

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Facilitation

  • What is facilitation?
  • What is a facilitator?
  • When is facilitation appropriate?

Module Three - Process vs Content

  • About process
  • About content
  • A facilitator's focus

Module Four - Laying the Groundwork

  • Choosing a facilitated approach
  • Planning for a facilitated meeting
  • Collecting data

Module Five - Tuckman and Jensen's Model of Team Development

  • Stage One - Forming
  • Stage Two - Storming
  • Stage Three - Norming
  • Stage Four - Performing

Module Six - Building Consensus

  • Encouraging participation
  • Gathering information
  • Presenting information
  • Synthesizing and Summarising

Module Seven - Reaching a Decision Point

  • Indentifying the options
  • Creating a short list
  • Choosing a solution
  • Using the multi-option technique

Module Eight - Dealing with Difficult People

  • Addressing disruptions
  • Common types of difficult people and how to handle them
  • Helping the group resolve issues on their own

Module Nine - Addressing Group Dysfunction

  • Using ground rules to prevent dysfunction
  • Restarting and reframing issues
  • Some of the ways of restarting and reframing includes
  • Getting people back on track

Module Ten - About Intervention

  • Why intervention may be necessary
  • When to intervene
  • Levels of intervention

Module Eleven - Intervention Techniques

  • Using your processes
  • Boomerang it back
  • ICE it - Identify, Check for agreement, Evaluate how to resolve

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Meeting Management

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Planning and Preparing (Part 1)

  • Identifying the Participants
  • Choosing the Time and Place
  • Creating the Agenda

Module Three - Planning and Preparing (Part 2)

  • Lesson One: Gathering Materials
  • Lesson Two: Sending Invitations
  • Lesson Three: Making Logistical Arrangements

Module Four - Setting up the Meeting Space

  • Lesson One: The Basic Essentials
  • Lesson Two: The Extra Touches
  • Lesson Three: Choosing a Physical Arrangement

Module Five - Electronic Options

  • Lesson One: Overview of Choices Available
  • Lesson Two: Things to Consider
  • Lesson Three: Making a Final Decision

Module Six - Meeting Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lesson One: The Chairperson
  • Lesson Two: The Minute Taker
  • Lesson Three: The Attendees
  • Lesson Four: Variations for Large and Small Meetings

Module Seven - Chairing a Meeting (Part 1)

  • Lesson One: Getting Off On the Right Foot
  • Lesson Two: The Role of The Agenda
  • Lesson Three: Using a Parking Lot

Module Eight - Chairing a Meeting (Part 2)

  • Lesson One: Keeping the Meeting on Track
  • Lesson Two: Dealing with Overtime
  • Lesson Three: Holding Participants Accountable

Module Nine - Dealing with Disruptions

  • Lesson One: Running In and Out
  • Lesson Two: Cell Phone and PDA Ringing
  • Lesson Three: Off On a Tangent
  • Lesson Four: Personality Conflict

Module Ten - Taking Minutes

  • Lesson One: What are Minutes?
  • Lesson Two: What Do I Record?

Module Eleven - Making the Most of your Meeting

  • Lesson One: The 50 Minute Meeting
  • Lesson Two: Using Games
  • Lesson Three: Giving Prizes
  • Lesson Four: Stuffed Magic

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Measuring Results from Training

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two: Kolb's Learning Styles

  • Lesson One: The Four-stage process
  • Lesson Two: Accommodators
  • Lesson Three: Divergers
  • Lesson Four: Convergers
  • Lesson Five: Assimilators

Module Three: Kirkpatrick's Level of Evaluation

  • Lesson One: Overview
  • Lesson Two: Level One: Reactions
  • Lesson Three: Level Two: Learning
  • Lesson Four: Level Three: Behavior
  • Lesson Five: Level Four: Results

Module Four: Types of Measurement Tools

  • Lesson One: Goal setting
  • Lesson Two: Self-evaluations
  • Lesson Three: Peer evaluations
  • Lesson Four: Supervisor evaluations
  • Lesson Five: High-Level evaluations

Module Five: Focusing the Training

  • Lesson One: Performing a Needs Assessment
  • Lesson Two: Creating Learning Objectives
  • Lesson Three: Drilling Down Into Content

Module Six: Creating an Evaluation Plan

  • Lesson One: What Will We Evaluate?
  • Lesson Two: When Will the Evaluation be Completed?
  • Lesson Three: How will we evaluate it?
  • Lesson Four: Who will perform the evaluation?

Module Seven: Assessing Learning before Training

  • Lesson One: Workplace Observation
  • Lesson Two: Objectives Assessment

Module Eight - Assessing Learning during Training

  • Reviewing learning objectives
  • Performing hip-pocket assessments
  • Quizzes and tests
  • Skill assessments

Module Nine - Assessing Learning after Training

  • Evaluation timelines
  • Learning journal
  • Goal setting
  • Additional methods of evaluation

Module Ten - The Long Term View

  • Creating a long term evaluation plan
  • Methods of evaluation
  • Documenting lessons learned

Module Eleven - Calculating the Return on Investment (ROI)

  • A basic ROI formula
  • Identifying and measuring tangible benefits
  • Identifying and measuring intangible benefits
  • Calculating total costs
  • Making a business case

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Delivering Constructive Criticism

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - When Should Feedback Occur?

  • Repeated events or behavior
  • Breaches in Company policy
  • When informal feedback has not worked
  • Immediately after the occurrence

Module Three - Preparing and Planning

  • Gather facts on the issue
  • Practice your tone
  • Create an action plan
  • Keep written records

Module Four - Choosing a Time and Place

  • Check the ego at the door
  • Criticize in private, praise in public
  • It has to be face to face
  • Create a safe atmosphere

Module Five - During the session (Part 1)

  • The feedback sandwich
  • Monitor body language
  • Check for understanding
  • Practice active listening

Module Six - During the Session (Part 2)

  • Set goals
  • Be collaborative
  • Ask for a self-assessment
  • Always keep emotions in check

Module Seven - Setting Goals

  • SMART goals
  • The Three P's
  • Ask for their input
  • Be as specific as possible

Module Eight - Diffusing Anger or Negative Emotions

  • Choose the correct words
  • Stay on topic
  • Empathize
  • Try to avoid "You messages"

Module Nine - What Not to Do

  • Attacking or blaming
  • Not giving them a chance to speak
  • Talking down
  • Becoming emotional

Module Ten - After the Session (Part 1)

  • Set up a follow-up meeting
  • Make yourself available
  • Be very specific with the instuctions
  • Provide support and resources

Module Eleven - After the Session (Part 2)

  • Focus on the future
  • Measuring results
  • Was the action plan followed?
  • If improvement is not seen, then what?

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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