Conflict is an inevitable part of any organization. Traditionally, managers view conflict negatively, but recent research has shown that conflict can have positive effects on an organization if managed effectively. This course will help you understand the difference between functional and dysfunctional conflict. It will provide a useful model of conflict development to diagnose and treat conflicts in the workplace. Common causes of conflict are discussed and strategies for resolving conflict are presented. You will also learn how to use functional conflict to increase innovation, change, and creativity in your organization.
When delegating is successful, everyone wins: you have more time to dedicate to what you need to be doing, and your employees develop new skills as well as self-confidence and a heightened sense of responsibility to the company. In this module, you will learn about the components of delegating, and ways of delegating successfully.
It has been said that the achievements of an organization are the results of the combined efforts of each individual. If you as a manager have been able to delegate tasks effectively, the results will likely be the successful completion of many projects. As a result, the achievements of the organization will be greater. In Delegating I, we looked at the fundamentals of delegating. In this module, we will give you strategies to delegate effectively, and explore ways to handle delegated tasks that get stalled or that are successfully completed.
In today's workplace, it's not enough just to manage. Organizations are looking for leaders. Becoming an effective leader takes insight into the things that motivate employees to give their best. It also takes skill in handling the challenges of interpersonal conflict and negativity. It takes coaching skills too. An effective leader knows how to mentor employees as they take on new projects and strive to grow professionally. In this module you'll have an opportunity to explore these essential leadership skills.
Individual Leadership Power
This course is designed to help you unleash your leadership potential. You will learn how to take a stand, achieve a goal, and motivate others. The course explains how most leaders are made rather than born and teaches you to develop your personal leadership power (PLP). This includes using the five principles to increase and effectively use PLP.
Individual Productivity Enhancement
Productivity is the key to career success. In challenging and competitive times, companies look to their employees to accomplish needed tasks and assure the organization's viability. If companies downsize, the jobs of the most productive employees are secure. When companies decide to promote employees, those with a track record for accomplishing the important work of the organization are often considered for advancement. This course teaches time and task management skills that will make you more valuable to your company and more productive in your personal life.
Employees at all levels are involved in group decisions and problem solving more than ever before. This course teaches the skills needed to lead and participate in meetings effectively and efficiently. Companies that fail to train employees in these skills can find meetings frustrating and time consuming.
One of the biggest fears for managers and others is speaking in public. You will receive worksheets and checklists to help you plan and present your remarks for the most impact, and you will learn how to deal with the anxiety that so often accompanies such assignments. The course includes tools and techniques to help you determine what the audience wants and needs, methods to gauge their needs, and a structure for organizing and formatting a good presentation.
Strategies for Meeting Goals
Goal setting with others can strengthen your ability to reach your goals. This course teaches you about the benefits of mutual goal setting. You will learn how to pursue multiple goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve long term goals.
Time Management - Strategies for Success