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Short-Term Professional Development Courses

SHORT-TERM COURSES ARE GEARED TOWARD INDIVIDUALS SEEKING CAREER

OR PERSONAL GROWTH AND EMPLOYERS INVESTING IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF THEIR WORKFORCE.

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Success in dealing with conflict comes from understanding how we behave, as well as how we can influence others. If we approach difficulties as needing to take place in one or a series of conversations, and we approach those conversations with a plan, we will find that we have less difficult people to deal with. More often than not, we will also have more meaningful and significant conversations.
Conversational Intelligence Deep Dive Course adds to the foundations course and gets in depth on understanding of how conversations drive leadership. Conversational Intelligence is based on Judith E. Glaser's work. "To get to the next level of greatness depends on the quality of culture, which depends on the quality of relationships, which depends on the quality of conversations... Everything happens through conversation!"
Conversational Intelligence Foundations Course gives you the a basic understanding of how conversations drive leadership. Conversational Intelligence is based on Judith E. Glaser's work. "To get to the next level of greatness depends on the quality of culture, which depends on the quality of relationships, which depends on the quality of conversations... Everything happens through conversation!"
The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings and coaching to help individuals, teams and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership. Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put a Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account. Further information is available at https://daretolead.brenebrown.com Linda Clark, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CMC is a professionally recognized human resources strategist and provides advisory and consulting services to organizations in a range of industries including energy, education, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and more. She is committed to professional excellence and currently serves as the Chair of College Relations for the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resources, Vice President of Professional Development and Education for the Oklahoma City Human Resources Society, and as a member of the Oklahoma Metro Employers’ Council Executive Committee.
For many Americans, a significant goal of estate planning is to avoid probate. A revocable living trust, unlike a will, offers a fast, private, probate-free way to transfer one's property after death. Although a living trust is not a complete substitute for a will (it doesn't allow you to name a guardian for a child, for example), it is definitely a more efficient way to transfer property at death, especially large-ticket items such as a house. Every student will work with an attorney to make themselves a valid trust.
Almost everyone can benefit from having a last will and testament. This course will teach you how to make a will. After learning about wills, every student will work with an attorney to make themselves a valid will.
Are your personal assets at risk? Do not let your self-employment, side business or part-time gig be a personal liability! Come and learn the formalities of having an LLC, including formation, taxation, operation and more!
Learn about ADA as well as ADAAA. This law protects discrimination against qualified disabled individuals. It also covers reasonable accommodation. Lunch included.
Understand the changes of the Civil Rights Act. This law includes burden of proof, coverage of foreign sites, jury trials, and awards for discrimination. Lunch included.
Learn about FMLA. This law allows up 12 weeks of leave for eligible employees. Understand the requirements and coverage. Lunch included.
Learn about IRCA. This law covers I-9 Forms and the employment of legal workers. Lunch included.
Learn how each paycheck can be an unlawful act if it reflects a discriminatory practice. Lunch included.
New to QuickBooks? This class introduces you to QuickBooks and basic file management tasks necessary for mastering the essentials, including setting up a company file, working with customers and vendors and using banking tasks in QuickBooks.
This class will meet in person on the Autry campus. Ergonomics is the science of designing and arranging things so that people can use them easily and safely. Poorly-arranged work areas where people have to bend or overextend limbs and body parts can result in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which affect 1.8 million U.S. workers every year. Proper ergonomic workplaces can help workers avoid carpal tunnel, eye strain, and poor posture. Employees that take this course will learn how to identify ergonomic risk factors, potential injuries, and methods to minimize or eliminate ergonomic hazards. This in-person course is designed to help small business owners and retail stores but would also be beneficial for people who work from home to avoid chronic discomforts and strains in the long run. Identifying and improving ergonomic conditions helps employers with compliance with OSHA’s General Duty Clause.
As a small business, you likely think a lot about how the word about your business is promoted to your customers. An online presence is more important now than ever before, but not all online marketing is the right choice for your business. This class will help you: identify and understand your "avatar client" and target audience; help you build an effective online strategy; determine the best marketing channels to attract your target; and create effective content that could help your business achieve its highest potential.
All companies with one or more employees are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) to provide a hazard-free workplace for their employees. Depending on your size and type of business, this may not be something that you consider when employing individuals. Documentation of training reduces your liability in the event of an incident. This course will cover the basics of OSHA and the general provisions that all companies must comply with as well as a few safety topics that should be covered as a best practice for providing a safe and hazard-free workplace.