Ultimate Administration Support Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses

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Enhance Your Administration Skills to be Effective and Organized - 10 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Administration Support

  2. Administrative Office Procedures

  3. Organizational Skills

  4. Time Management

  5. Communication Strategies

  6. Business Writing

  7. Interpersonal Skills

  8. Meeting Management

  9. Body Language Basics

  10. Assertiveness and Self-Confidence

1. Administration Support: Enhance Your Administration Skills to be Effective and Organized

Effective administration skills are essential in today’s work environment. Being organized, punctual, and effective in your communication skills, both written and verbal are crucial if you want to achieve your goals in any endeavor you pursue.  Our Administration Support Online Short Course will help you get there.

The current business environment is filled with many sources of information and you have to take that information and analyze it, prioritize it, and process it to the extent where value is achieved for the organization. Good administrative skills reduce the risk of “things falling through the cracks.” Great administrative skills create exponential results that spot potential problems, overcome obstacles, and leverage resources effectively.

In this administrative assistant training course, you will learn the core skills that will help you use your resources efficiently, manage your time wisely, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others skillfully.

The practices presented in this Administration Support Online Short Course will take time to root into your daily work routine. However, making the commitment to consistently apply the concepts every day is the key to changing and adopting new behaviors in a short amount of time.

By the end of this Administration Support Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Get Yourself Organized
  • Manage your time more effectively
  • Prioritize your time and get things done
  • Complete Special Tasks
  • Improve your Communication Skills
  • Improve your Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Empower Yourself
  • Deal with your managers more effectively
  • Take Care of Yourself

2. Administrative Office Procedures: Learn How Administrative Office Procedure Helps to Demonstrate Professionalism and Efficiency in an Organization

Administrative office procedures may not be glamorous, but they are essential to the success of any enterprise. A well run office reduces miscommunications and helps to eliminate common errors. By making the administrative office a priority, you will establish clear policies and procedures with employee understanding and buy-in, which ensures that your work environment runs smoothly.

With our Administrative Office Procedures Online Course, you will understand how an Administrative Office Procedure binder demonstrates professionalism and efficiency in an organization or office setting. It is also a marvelous instrument for quick reference and utilization.Strategies and procedures are a vital connection between the company's vision and its everyday operations.

By the end of this Administrative Office Procedures Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Organize a binder
  • Develop procedures
  • Prepare checklists
  • Understand succession planning
  • Collect the correct tools

3. Organizational Skills Online: Achieve Your Goals By Being Organized and Productive

Good organizational skills can prove beneficial in many areas of life, including personal and business areas.

Organization skills can increase a person’s general productivity, project management, and can even affect his or her memory and retention skills. These skills are not acquired overnight – it will take a lot of hard work and practice. But with a little guidance and the right tools, anyone can learn how to stop hunting for missing things and become better organized with our Organizational Skills Online Short Course.

By the end of this Organizational Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
  • Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
  • Determine ways of storing information and supplies
  • Learn to organize personal and work space
  • Learn to resist procrastination
  • Make plans to stay organized in the future

4. Time Management: How To Manage Your Time And Get Things Done

Personal time management skills are essential skills for effective people. People who use these techniques on a regular basis are the highest achievers in all walks of life, from business to sport to public service. Making these skills part your daily routine will enable you to function exceptionally well, even under intense pressure.

As you master these skills you'll find that you take control of your workload, saying goodbye to the often intense stress of work overload. At the heart of time management is an important shift in focus: Concentrate on results, not on being busy. Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity, but achieve very little, because they're not concentrating their effort on the things that matter the most.

Time management training begins with setting goals. These goals are recorded, prioritized and may be broken down into a project, an action plan, or a simple task list. This entire process is supported by a skill set that should include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We'll cover all this and more during this Time Management Online Short Course.

Course Topics:

  • The SMART Way
  • Urgent Important Matrix
  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Eat That Frog
  • The Glass Jar

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

  • Plan and prioritize daily activities efficiently and in a productive manner.
  • Triumph over procrastination.
  • Effectively deal with crises.
  • Organize your workspace and workflow.
  • Efficiently delegate.
  • Ritualize your workload.
  • Plan effective meetings.

5. Communication Strategies: Build Better, Stronger, and More Fulfilling Relationships 

For the better part of every day, we are communicating to and with others. Whether it’s the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your spouse when they are talking to you, or the look that you give to the cat, it all means something.

This course will help you understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them.

Course Topics:

  • Paraverbal Communication
  • Body Language
  • The four stages in the Appreciative Inquiry model are known as the 4-D cycle
  • Speaking Like a Star
  • Positive Signals

By the end of this Communication Strategies Online Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what communication is
  • Understand the different ways communication takes place
  • Overcome communication blockages
  • Make the most of non-verbal and paraverbal communication
  • Understand and utilize the STAR method
  • Listen actively and effectively
  • Ask good questions
  • Use appreciative inquiry as a communication tool
  • Establish common ground with others

6. Business Writing: Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More

We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether its e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it's because they don't have to do it very often so, therefore, it doesn't flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it's not their favorite thing.

This Business Writing Online Short Course will provide:

  • A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • An overview of some the typical business documents, letters, reports, proposals that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc.

Course Topics:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing the Letter
  • Proposals Key Info

By the end of the Business Writing Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the function/purpose of all of the above.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques provided here to determine an appropriate structure to use for your business artifacts in different situations.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing

7. Interpersonal Skills: Learn Powerful Communication Skills!

We've all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just have a way with others, and has a way of being remembered. You will identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

The Interpersonal Skills course will help you work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. You will also identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation.

By the end of this Interpersonal Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between hearing and listening
  • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power
  • Understand what non-verbal communication is and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation
  • Identifying ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you've forgotten someone's name
  • Understand how seeing the other side, building bridges and giving in without giving up can improve skills in influencing other people
  • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side
  • Identify ways of sharing one's opinions constructively
  • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation
  • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions, situation assessment and being zealous without being offensive

8. 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

9. Body Language Basics: Understanding Body Language is a Great Advantage in Daily Communication

Can you tell if someone is telling the truth just by looking at them? It is a skill that a lot of people do not have. Through Body Language Basics you will be given a set of tools to use to your advantage. These tools can be utilized in the office and at home. Understanding Body Language will provide you a great advantage in your daily communications.

Body Language Basics will provide you with a great set of skills to understand that what is not said is just as important than what is said. It will also give you the ability to see and understand how your own Body Language is being seen. You will be able to adjust and improve the way you communicate through non-verbal communications.

By the end of this Body Language Basics Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define body language
  • Understand the benefits and purpose of interpreting body language
  • Learn to interpret basic body language movements
  • Recognise common mistakes when interpreting body language
  • Understand your own body language and what you are communicating
  • Practice your body language skills

10. Assertiveness and Self-Confidence: How To Be A High Achiever and Succeed in Life!

Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits in your professional and personal lives.

The Assertiveness and Self-Confidence course will give you an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence mean and how to develop those feelings in your day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of your life and have a positive effect.

By the end of the Assertiveness and Self-Confidence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the 4 styles of communication
  • Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts
  • Explain the difference between listening and hearing, and understand the importance of body language and questioning skills in communication
  • Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior
  • Utilise methodologies for understanding your worth - and the use of positive talk
  • List reasons why a pleasing appearance and body language are critical for creating a strong first impression
  • Practice sending positive communications phrased as "I-Messages"
  • Use the STAR model to make your case during a presentation challenge
  • Display rapport-building skills through assertive methods of expressing disagreement and consensus - building techniques
  • Practice strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations. 

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The Ultimate Administration Support 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Administration Support

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Getting Yourself Organized (Part One)

  • Managing Email
  • Managing Electronic Files
  • Managing the Paper Trail
  • Making the Most of Voice Mail

Module Three: Getting Yourself Organized (Part Two)

  • Organizing Your Workspace
  • Using a To-Do Book

Module Four: Managing Your Time More Effectively

  • Managing Your Time
  • Keeping Others on Track
  • Maintaining Schedules

Module Five: Getting It All Done On Time

  • Prioritising
  • The Secret to Staying on Track
  • Goal Setting

Module Six: Complete Special Tasks

  • Planning Small Meetings
  • Planning Large Meetings
  • Organizing Travel

Module Seven: Improve Your Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same
  • Asking Questions
  • Communicating with Power

Module Eight: Improve Your Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body Language
  • The Signals You Send to Others
  • It’s not what you Say, It’s how you Say It

Module Nine: Empower Yourself

  • Being Assertive
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Building Consensus
  • Making Decisions

Module Ten: Deal With Your Managers More Effectively

  • Working with Your Manager
  • Influencing Skills
  • What to Do in Sticky Situations

Module Eleven: Taking Care of Yourself

  • Ergonomics
  • Stress Management
  • Dealing with a Heavy Workload

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Administrative Office Procedures

Module One: Getting Started

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

  • Organize a binder
  • Develop procedures
  • Prepare checklists
  • Understand succession planning
  • Collect the correct tools

Module Two: Why Your Office Needs Adminstrative Procedures

  • Business Continuity
  • Succession Planning
  • Internal and External Audit Requirements
  • Recovery Planning

Module Three: Gathering the Right Tools

  • Binder
  • Section Divider
  • Sheet Protectors
  • Cover to Cover Binders

Module Four: Identiyfing Procedures to Include

  • Tracking Tasks for Some Days
  • Reach Out to Other Employees for Feedback/Ideas
  • Write Down Daily Tasks
  • Keep Track Using a Spreadsheet

Module Five: Top Five Procedures to Record

  • Use a Template to Stay Consistent from Track to Track
  • Be as Detailed as Possible
  • Use Bullet Points Instead of Paragraphs
  • Ask Someone to Execute the Procedure

Module Six: What to Include in Your Binder (I)

  • Phone Etiquette
  • Business Writing
  • Effective Time Management
  • Creating Meeting Arrangements

Module Seven: What to Include in Your Binder (II)

  • Policy on Absences
  • Breaks
  • Salaries
  • Benefits

Module Eight: Organizing Your Binder

  • Create a Table of Contents
  • List Each Section (e.g. Accounting)
  • List Procedures in that Section
  • Keep Binder Updated with any New Changes

Module Nine: What Not to Include in the Procedure Guide

  • Passwords
  • Identify Other Confidential Information Via Your Employer
  • Store Information in a Separate Folder Outside of the Guide
  • Find a Secure Location to Store

Module Ten: Share Office Procedure Guide

  • Give Guide to Boss/Executive to Review
  • Inform Office Personnel of Procedure Guide
  • Place Guide in a Visible Area
  • Allow Office Personnel to Express Improvements/Updates if Needed

Module Eleven: Successfully Executing the Guide

  • Create a One Hour Meeting/Seminar for Employees
  • Stay Consistent with Procedures
  • Make Employees Aware of any Updated Changes
  • Keep Open to Improvements

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Organizational Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Remove the Clutter

  • Just do it
  • You dont have to keep everything
  • Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place

Module Three - Prioritize

  • Write it down
  • Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Divide tasks
  • 80/20 rule

Module Four - Scheduling Your Time

  • Have a master calendar
  • Setting deadlines
  • Remove or limit the time wasters
  • Coping with things outside of your control

Module Five - To Do Lists

  • Use a day planner
  • Finish what you start
  • Focus on the important
  • Do quick tasks immediately

Module Six - Paper and Paperless Storage

  • Find a system that works for you
  • Make it consistent
  • Make it time sensitive
  • Setting up archives

Module Seven - Organization in Your Work Area

  • Keeping items within arm's reach
  • Only have current projects on your desk
  • Arranging your drawers
  • Organize to match your workflow

Module Eight - Tools to Fight Procrastination

  • Eat that Frog!
  • Remove distractions
  • Give yourself a reward
  • Break up large tasks

Module Nine - Organizing Your Inbox

  • Setting delivery rules
  • Folder and message hierachy
  • Deal with email right away
  • Flag and highlight important items

Module Ten - Avoid the Causes of Disorganisation

  • Keeping everything
  • Not being consistent
  • Not following a schedule
  • Bad habits

Module Eleven - Discipline is the Key to Stay Organised

  • Stay within your systems
  • Learn to say No
  • Have organisiation be part of your life
  • Plan for tomorrow, today

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Time Management

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: SMARTER Goals

  • The Three P’s
  • Create SMARTER Goals
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Visualize your Goals-Visualization

Section Three: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Prioritizing with the Urgent-Important Matrix
  • Being Assertive...Saying “NO” to Requests you can’t meet.

Section Four: Planning

  • Using To Do List
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
  • Ready, Fire, Aim!

Section Five: Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog!

Section Six: Managing Crisis

  • When Crisis Calls...do you have a Contingency Plan?
  • Creating a Plan
  • Executing the Plan
  • Lessons Learned

Section Seven: The Organized Workspace

  • De-Clutter
  • Managing Workflow
  • Dealing with E-mail...email etiquette
  • Using Calendars

Section Eight: Delegating

  • When to Delegate?
  • Who Should I Delegate to?
  • Monitoring the Results

Section Nine: The Power of Ritual...Habits

  • What is a Ritual/Routine?
  • Example Rituals
  • Using Rituals to Maximise Time

Section Ten: Meetings

  • Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary... Is the meeting necessary?
  • Using the PAT Approach
  • Effective Agenda Writing
  • Staying on Track
  • Was the Meeting Worthwhile?

Section Eleven: Meeting Alternatives

  • Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
  • Teleconferencing
  • E-mail Lists and Online Groups
  • Collaboration Applications

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Communication Strategies

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: The Big Picture

  • What is Communication?
  • How Do We Communicate?
  • Who’s Listening?

Section Three: Barriers to Communication

  • It All Starts with Me
  • Common Barriers to Communication
  • Language Barriers
  • Cultural Barriers
  • Location Barriers

Section Four: Paraverbal Communication Skills

  • The Power of Pitch
  • The Power of Tone
  • Vocal Speed Camera

Section Five: Non-Verbal Communication

  • Your Body Speaks its own Language

Section Six: Speak Like a STAR
Using STAR

  • Situation
  • Task
  • Action
  • Response

Section Seven: Listening Skills

  • Ten Ways to Listen Better Today
  • Understanding Active Listening
  • Sending Positive Signals to Others

Section Eight: Asking Good Questions

  • Asking Open Questions
  • Probing Questions

Section Nine: Appreciative Inquiry

  • The Four Stages
  • The Purpose of Appreciative Inquiry

Section Ten: The Art of Conversation Using SPEAC

  • Suppose
  • Prepare
  • Enquire
  • Ascertain
  • Change

Section Eleven: Advanced Communication Skills

  • Precipitating Factors
  • Common Ground

Section Twelve: Wrapping up

Course 6 - Business Writing

PART ONE – THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

PART TWO – THE DOCUMENTS

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 7 - Interpersonal Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with power

Module Three - Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body language
  • The signals you sent to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it

Module Four - Making Small Talk and Moving Beyond

  • Starting a conversation
  • The four levels of conversation

Module Five - Moving the Conversation Along

  • Asking for examples
  • Using repetition
  • Using summary questions
  • Asking for clarity and completeness

Module Six - Remembering Names

  • Creating a powerful introduction
  • Using Mnemonics
  • Uh-oh... I've forgotten your name

Module Seven - Influencing Skills

  • Seeing the other side
  • Building a bridge
  • Giving in without giving up

Module Eight - Bringing People to Your Side

  • A dash of emotion
  • Plenty of facts
  • Bringing it all together

Module Nine - Sharing your Opinion

  • Using I-messages
  • Disagreeing constructively
  • Building consensus

Module Ten - Negotiation Basics

  • Preparation
  • Opening
  • Bargaining
  • Closing

Module Eleven - Making an Impact

  • Creating a powerful first impression
  • Assessing a situation
  • Being zealous without being offensive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 8 - 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 9 - Body Language Basics

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two -Communicating with Body Language

  • Learning a new language
  • The power of body language
  • More than words
  • Actions speak louder than words

Module Three - Reading Body Language

  • Head position
  • Translating gestures into words
  • Open vs Closed body language
  • The eyes have it

Module Four - Body Language Mistakes

  • Poor posture
  • Invading personal space
  • Quick movements
  • Fidgeting

Module Five - Gender Differences

  • Facial Expressions
  • Personal Distances
  • Female Body Language
  • Male Body Language

Module Six - Nonverbal Communication

  • Common gestures
  • The signals you send to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it
  • What your posture says

Module Seven - Facial Expressions

  • Linked with emotion
  • Micro-expressions
  • Facial action coding systems (FACS)
  • Universal facial expressions

Module Eight - Body Language in Business

  • Communicate with power
  • Cultural differences
  • Building trust
  • Mirroring

Module Nine - Lying and Body Language

  • Watch their hands
  • Forced smiles
  • Eye contact
  • Changes in posture

Module Ten - Improve your Body Language

  • Be aware of your movements
  • The power of confidence
  • Position and posture
  • Practice in a mirror

Module Eleven - Matching your Words to your Movement

  • Involuntary movements
  • Say what you mean
  • Always be consistent
  • Actions will trump words

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 10 - Assertiveness and Self-Confidence

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What does Self-Confidence mean to you?

  • What is Assertiveness?
  • What is Self-Confidence?
  • The Four styles

Module Three - Obstacle to our Goals

  • Types of negative thinking
  • Personal Application

Module Four - Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing; they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Body language

Module Five - The Importance of Goal Setting

  • Why goal setting is important
  • Setting SMART goals

Module Six - Feeling the Part

  • Identifying your worth
  • Creating positive self-talk
  • Identifying and addressing strengths and weaknesses

Module Seven - Looking the Part

  • The importance of appearance
  • The role of body language
  • First impressions count

Module Eight - Sounding the Part

  • It's how you say it
  • Sounding confident
  • Using "I" messages

Module Nine - Powerful Presentations

  • What to do when you're on the spot
  • Using STAR to make your case

Module Ten - Coping Techniques

  • Building rapport
  • Expressing disagreement
  • Coming to consensus

Module Eleven - Dealing with Difficult Behavior

  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Key tactics

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

Enhance Your Administration Skills to be Effective and Organized - 10 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Administration Support

  2. Administrative Office Procedures

  3. Organizational Skills

  4. Time Management

  5. Communication Strategies

  6. Business Writing

  7. Interpersonal Skills

  8. Meeting Management

  9. Body Language Basics

  10. Assertiveness and Self-Confidence

1. Administration Support: Enhance Your Administration Skills to be Effective and Organized

Effective administration skills are essential in today’s work environment. Being organized, punctual, and effective in your communication skills, both written and verbal are crucial if you want to achieve your goals in any endeavor you pursue.  Our Administration Support Online Short Course will help you get there.

The current business environment is filled with many sources of information and you have to take that information and analyze it, prioritize it, and process it to the extent where value is achieved for the organization. Good administrative skills reduce the risk of “things falling through the cracks.” Great administrative skills create exponential results that spot potential problems, overcome obstacles, and leverage resources effectively.

In this administrative assistant training course, you will learn the core skills that will help you use your resources efficiently, manage your time wisely, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others skillfully.

The practices presented in this Administration Support Online Short Course will take time to root into your daily work routine. However, making the commitment to consistently apply the concepts every day is the key to changing and adopting new behaviors in a short amount of time.

By the end of this Administration Support Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Get Yourself Organized
  • Manage your time more effectively
  • Prioritize your time and get things done
  • Complete Special Tasks
  • Improve your Communication Skills
  • Improve your Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Empower Yourself
  • Deal with your managers more effectively
  • Take Care of Yourself

2. Administrative Office Procedures: Learn How Administrative Office Procedure Helps to Demonstrate Professionalism and Efficiency in an Organization

Administrative office procedures may not be glamorous, but they are essential to the success of any enterprise. A well run office reduces miscommunications and helps to eliminate common errors. By making the administrative office a priority, you will establish clear policies and procedures with employee understanding and buy-in, which ensures that your work environment runs smoothly.

With our Administrative Office Procedures Online Course, you will understand how an Administrative Office Procedure binder demonstrates professionalism and efficiency in an organization or office setting. It is also a marvelous instrument for quick reference and utilization.Strategies and procedures are a vital connection between the company's vision and its everyday operations.

By the end of this Administrative Office Procedures Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Organize a binder
  • Develop procedures
  • Prepare checklists
  • Understand succession planning
  • Collect the correct tools

3. Organizational Skills Online: Achieve Your Goals By Being Organized and Productive

Good organizational skills can prove beneficial in many areas of life, including personal and business areas.

Organization skills can increase a person’s general productivity, project management, and can even affect his or her memory and retention skills. These skills are not acquired overnight – it will take a lot of hard work and practice. But with a little guidance and the right tools, anyone can learn how to stop hunting for missing things and become better organized with our Organizational Skills Online Short Course.

By the end of this Organizational Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
  • Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
  • Determine ways of storing information and supplies
  • Learn to organize personal and work space
  • Learn to resist procrastination
  • Make plans to stay organized in the future

4. Time Management: How To Manage Your Time And Get Things Done

Personal time management skills are essential skills for effective people. People who use these techniques on a regular basis are the highest achievers in all walks of life, from business to sport to public service. Making these skills part your daily routine will enable you to function exceptionally well, even under intense pressure.

As you master these skills you'll find that you take control of your workload, saying goodbye to the often intense stress of work overload. At the heart of time management is an important shift in focus: Concentrate on results, not on being busy. Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity, but achieve very little, because they're not concentrating their effort on the things that matter the most.

Time management training begins with setting goals. These goals are recorded, prioritized and may be broken down into a project, an action plan, or a simple task list. This entire process is supported by a skill set that should include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We'll cover all this and more during this Time Management Online Short Course.

Course Topics:

  • The SMART Way
  • Urgent Important Matrix
  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Eat That Frog
  • The Glass Jar

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

  • Plan and prioritize daily activities efficiently and in a productive manner.
  • Triumph over procrastination.
  • Effectively deal with crises.
  • Organize your workspace and workflow.
  • Efficiently delegate.
  • Ritualize your workload.
  • Plan effective meetings.

5. Communication Strategies: Build Better, Stronger, and More Fulfilling Relationships 

For the better part of every day, we are communicating to and with others. Whether it’s the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your spouse when they are talking to you, or the look that you give to the cat, it all means something.

This course will help you understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them.

Course Topics:

  • Paraverbal Communication
  • Body Language
  • The four stages in the Appreciative Inquiry model are known as the 4-D cycle
  • Speaking Like a Star
  • Positive Signals

By the end of this Communication Strategies Online Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what communication is
  • Understand the different ways communication takes place
  • Overcome communication blockages
  • Make the most of non-verbal and paraverbal communication
  • Understand and utilize the STAR method
  • Listen actively and effectively
  • Ask good questions
  • Use appreciative inquiry as a communication tool
  • Establish common ground with others

6. Business Writing: Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More

We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether its e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it's because they don't have to do it very often so, therefore, it doesn't flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it's not their favorite thing.

This Business Writing Online Short Course will provide:

  • A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • An overview of some the typical business documents, letters, reports, proposals that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc.

Course Topics:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing the Letter
  • Proposals Key Info

By the end of the Business Writing Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the function/purpose of all of the above.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques provided here to determine an appropriate structure to use for your business artifacts in different situations.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing

7. Interpersonal Skills: Learn Powerful Communication Skills!

We've all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just have a way with others, and has a way of being remembered. You will identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

The Interpersonal Skills course will help you work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. You will also identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation.

By the end of this Interpersonal Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between hearing and listening
  • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power
  • Understand what non-verbal communication is and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation
  • Identifying ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you've forgotten someone's name
  • Understand how seeing the other side, building bridges and giving in without giving up can improve skills in influencing other people
  • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side
  • Identify ways of sharing one's opinions constructively
  • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation
  • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions, situation assessment and being zealous without being offensive

8. 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

9. Body Language Basics: Understanding Body Language is a Great Advantage in Daily Communication

Can you tell if someone is telling the truth just by looking at them? It is a skill that a lot of people do not have. Through Body Language Basics you will be given a set of tools to use to your advantage. These tools can be utilized in the office and at home. Understanding Body Language will provide you a great advantage in your daily communications.

Body Language Basics will provide you with a great set of skills to understand that what is not said is just as important than what is said. It will also give you the ability to see and understand how your own Body Language is being seen. You will be able to adjust and improve the way you communicate through non-verbal communications.

By the end of this Body Language Basics Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define body language
  • Understand the benefits and purpose of interpreting body language
  • Learn to interpret basic body language movements
  • Recognise common mistakes when interpreting body language
  • Understand your own body language and what you are communicating
  • Practice your body language skills

10. Assertiveness and Self-Confidence: How To Be A High Achiever and Succeed in Life!

Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits in your professional and personal lives.

The Assertiveness and Self-Confidence course will give you an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence mean and how to develop those feelings in your day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of your life and have a positive effect.

By the end of the Assertiveness and Self-Confidence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the 4 styles of communication
  • Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts
  • Explain the difference between listening and hearing, and understand the importance of body language and questioning skills in communication
  • Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior
  • Utilise methodologies for understanding your worth - and the use of positive talk
  • List reasons why a pleasing appearance and body language are critical for creating a strong first impression
  • Practice sending positive communications phrased as "I-Messages"
  • Use the STAR model to make your case during a presentation challenge
  • Display rapport-building skills through assertive methods of expressing disagreement and consensus - building techniques
  • Practice strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations. 

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The Ultimate Administration Support 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Administration Support

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Getting Yourself Organized (Part One)

  • Managing Email
  • Managing Electronic Files
  • Managing the Paper Trail
  • Making the Most of Voice Mail

Module Three: Getting Yourself Organized (Part Two)

  • Organizing Your Workspace
  • Using a To-Do Book

Module Four: Managing Your Time More Effectively

  • Managing Your Time
  • Keeping Others on Track
  • Maintaining Schedules

Module Five: Getting It All Done On Time

  • Prioritising
  • The Secret to Staying on Track
  • Goal Setting

Module Six: Complete Special Tasks

  • Planning Small Meetings
  • Planning Large Meetings
  • Organizing Travel

Module Seven: Improve Your Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same
  • Asking Questions
  • Communicating with Power

Module Eight: Improve Your Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body Language
  • The Signals You Send to Others
  • It’s not what you Say, It’s how you Say It

Module Nine: Empower Yourself

  • Being Assertive
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Building Consensus
  • Making Decisions

Module Ten: Deal With Your Managers More Effectively

  • Working with Your Manager
  • Influencing Skills
  • What to Do in Sticky Situations

Module Eleven: Taking Care of Yourself

  • Ergonomics
  • Stress Management
  • Dealing with a Heavy Workload

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Administrative Office Procedures

Module One: Getting Started

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

  • Organize a binder
  • Develop procedures
  • Prepare checklists
  • Understand succession planning
  • Collect the correct tools

Module Two: Why Your Office Needs Adminstrative Procedures

  • Business Continuity
  • Succession Planning
  • Internal and External Audit Requirements
  • Recovery Planning

Module Three: Gathering the Right Tools

  • Binder
  • Section Divider
  • Sheet Protectors
  • Cover to Cover Binders

Module Four: Identiyfing Procedures to Include

  • Tracking Tasks for Some Days
  • Reach Out to Other Employees for Feedback/Ideas
  • Write Down Daily Tasks
  • Keep Track Using a Spreadsheet

Module Five: Top Five Procedures to Record

  • Use a Template to Stay Consistent from Track to Track
  • Be as Detailed as Possible
  • Use Bullet Points Instead of Paragraphs
  • Ask Someone to Execute the Procedure

Module Six: What to Include in Your Binder (I)

  • Phone Etiquette
  • Business Writing
  • Effective Time Management
  • Creating Meeting Arrangements

Module Seven: What to Include in Your Binder (II)

  • Policy on Absences
  • Breaks
  • Salaries
  • Benefits

Module Eight: Organizing Your Binder

  • Create a Table of Contents
  • List Each Section (e.g. Accounting)
  • List Procedures in that Section
  • Keep Binder Updated with any New Changes

Module Nine: What Not to Include in the Procedure Guide

  • Passwords
  • Identify Other Confidential Information Via Your Employer
  • Store Information in a Separate Folder Outside of the Guide
  • Find a Secure Location to Store

Module Ten: Share Office Procedure Guide

  • Give Guide to Boss/Executive to Review
  • Inform Office Personnel of Procedure Guide
  • Place Guide in a Visible Area
  • Allow Office Personnel to Express Improvements/Updates if Needed

Module Eleven: Successfully Executing the Guide

  • Create a One Hour Meeting/Seminar for Employees
  • Stay Consistent with Procedures
  • Make Employees Aware of any Updated Changes
  • Keep Open to Improvements

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Organizational Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Remove the Clutter

  • Just do it
  • You dont have to keep everything
  • Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place

Module Three - Prioritize

  • Write it down
  • Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Divide tasks
  • 80/20 rule

Module Four - Scheduling Your Time

  • Have a master calendar
  • Setting deadlines
  • Remove or limit the time wasters
  • Coping with things outside of your control

Module Five - To Do Lists

  • Use a day planner
  • Finish what you start
  • Focus on the important
  • Do quick tasks immediately

Module Six - Paper and Paperless Storage

  • Find a system that works for you
  • Make it consistent
  • Make it time sensitive
  • Setting up archives

Module Seven - Organization in Your Work Area

  • Keeping items within arm's reach
  • Only have current projects on your desk
  • Arranging your drawers
  • Organize to match your workflow

Module Eight - Tools to Fight Procrastination

  • Eat that Frog!
  • Remove distractions
  • Give yourself a reward
  • Break up large tasks

Module Nine - Organizing Your Inbox

  • Setting delivery rules
  • Folder and message hierachy
  • Deal with email right away
  • Flag and highlight important items

Module Ten - Avoid the Causes of Disorganisation

  • Keeping everything
  • Not being consistent
  • Not following a schedule
  • Bad habits

Module Eleven - Discipline is the Key to Stay Organised

  • Stay within your systems
  • Learn to say No
  • Have organisiation be part of your life
  • Plan for tomorrow, today

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Time Management

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: SMARTER Goals

  • The Three P’s
  • Create SMARTER Goals
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Visualize your Goals-Visualization

Section Three: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Prioritizing with the Urgent-Important Matrix
  • Being Assertive...Saying “NO” to Requests you can’t meet.

Section Four: Planning

  • Using To Do List
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
  • Ready, Fire, Aim!

Section Five: Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog!

Section Six: Managing Crisis

  • When Crisis Calls...do you have a Contingency Plan?
  • Creating a Plan
  • Executing the Plan
  • Lessons Learned

Section Seven: The Organized Workspace

  • De-Clutter
  • Managing Workflow
  • Dealing with E-mail...email etiquette
  • Using Calendars

Section Eight: Delegating

  • When to Delegate?
  • Who Should I Delegate to?
  • Monitoring the Results

Section Nine: The Power of Ritual...Habits

  • What is a Ritual/Routine?
  • Example Rituals
  • Using Rituals to Maximise Time

Section Ten: Meetings

  • Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary... Is the meeting necessary?
  • Using the PAT Approach
  • Effective Agenda Writing
  • Staying on Track
  • Was the Meeting Worthwhile?

Section Eleven: Meeting Alternatives

  • Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
  • Teleconferencing
  • E-mail Lists and Online Groups
  • Collaboration Applications

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Communication Strategies

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: The Big Picture

  • What is Communication?
  • How Do We Communicate?
  • Who’s Listening?

Section Three: Barriers to Communication

  • It All Starts with Me
  • Common Barriers to Communication
  • Language Barriers
  • Cultural Barriers
  • Location Barriers

Section Four: Paraverbal Communication Skills

  • The Power of Pitch
  • The Power of Tone
  • Vocal Speed Camera

Section Five: Non-Verbal Communication

  • Your Body Speaks its own Language

Section Six: Speak Like a STAR
Using STAR

  • Situation
  • Task
  • Action
  • Response

Section Seven: Listening Skills

  • Ten Ways to Listen Better Today
  • Understanding Active Listening
  • Sending Positive Signals to Others

Section Eight: Asking Good Questions

  • Asking Open Questions
  • Probing Questions

Section Nine: Appreciative Inquiry

  • The Four Stages
  • The Purpose of Appreciative Inquiry

Section Ten: The Art of Conversation Using SPEAC

  • Suppose
  • Prepare
  • Enquire
  • Ascertain
  • Change

Section Eleven: Advanced Communication Skills

  • Precipitating Factors
  • Common Ground

Section Twelve: Wrapping up

Course 6 - Business Writing

PART ONE – THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

PART TWO – THE DOCUMENTS

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 7 - Interpersonal Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with power

Module Three - Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body language
  • The signals you sent to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it

Module Four - Making Small Talk and Moving Beyond

  • Starting a conversation
  • The four levels of conversation

Module Five - Moving the Conversation Along

  • Asking for examples
  • Using repetition
  • Using summary questions
  • Asking for clarity and completeness

Module Six - Remembering Names

  • Creating a powerful introduction
  • Using Mnemonics
  • Uh-oh... I've forgotten your name

Module Seven - Influencing Skills

  • Seeing the other side
  • Building a bridge
  • Giving in without giving up

Module Eight - Bringing People to Your Side

  • A dash of emotion
  • Plenty of facts
  • Bringing it all together

Module Nine - Sharing your Opinion

  • Using I-messages
  • Disagreeing constructively
  • Building consensus

Module Ten - Negotiation Basics

  • Preparation
  • Opening
  • Bargaining
  • Closing

Module Eleven - Making an Impact

  • Creating a powerful first impression
  • Assessing a situation
  • Being zealous without being offensive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 8 - 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 9 - Body Language Basics

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two -Communicating with Body Language

  • Learning a new language
  • The power of body language
  • More than words
  • Actions speak louder than words

Module Three - Reading Body Language

  • Head position
  • Translating gestures into words
  • Open vs Closed body language
  • The eyes have it

Module Four - Body Language Mistakes

  • Poor posture
  • Invading personal space
  • Quick movements
  • Fidgeting

Module Five - Gender Differences

  • Facial Expressions
  • Personal Distances
  • Female Body Language
  • Male Body Language

Module Six - Nonverbal Communication

  • Common gestures
  • The signals you send to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it
  • What your posture says

Module Seven - Facial Expressions

  • Linked with emotion
  • Micro-expressions
  • Facial action coding systems (FACS)
  • Universal facial expressions

Module Eight - Body Language in Business

  • Communicate with power
  • Cultural differences
  • Building trust
  • Mirroring

Module Nine - Lying and Body Language

  • Watch their hands
  • Forced smiles
  • Eye contact
  • Changes in posture

Module Ten - Improve your Body Language

  • Be aware of your movements
  • The power of confidence
  • Position and posture
  • Practice in a mirror

Module Eleven - Matching your Words to your Movement

  • Involuntary movements
  • Say what you mean
  • Always be consistent
  • Actions will trump words

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 10 - Assertiveness and Self-Confidence

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What does Self-Confidence mean to you?

  • What is Assertiveness?
  • What is Self-Confidence?
  • The Four styles

Module Three - Obstacle to our Goals

  • Types of negative thinking
  • Personal Application

Module Four - Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing; they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Body language

Module Five - The Importance of Goal Setting

  • Why goal setting is important
  • Setting SMART goals

Module Six - Feeling the Part

  • Identifying your worth
  • Creating positive self-talk
  • Identifying and addressing strengths and weaknesses

Module Seven - Looking the Part

  • The importance of appearance
  • The role of body language
  • First impressions count

Module Eight - Sounding the Part

  • It's how you say it
  • Sounding confident
  • Using "I" messages

Module Nine - Powerful Presentations

  • What to do when you're on the spot
  • Using STAR to make your case

Module Ten - Coping Techniques

  • Building rapport
  • Expressing disagreement
  • Coming to consensus

Module Eleven - Dealing with Difficult Behavior

  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Key tactics

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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Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
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