Certificate in Mindfulness (8 contact hours) The practice of mindful living reduces stress and improves virtually every area of life, including personal and professional relationships, and brain health and function. It supports the expansion of compassion, wisdom, and human potential in many areas. In this certificate program, you'll examine the many benefits of mindfulness for both one's personal and professional life and build the foundation for a career in health and wellness coaching. The program explores a variety of widely-recognized healing interventions that incorporate mindfulness, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Certificate in Stress Management (14 contact hours) Stress is at epidemic levels in the world today. It affects every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit, resulting in a wide range of symptoms, from headaches or stomach ailments to heart disease and death. Currently, as many as 90% of all visits to health-care providers in the United States are considered stress-related. In this certificate program, you'll explore the physiological, social, and psychological impacts of stress; examine the relationship between stress and health, nutrition, and physical activity; identify causes and health effects of workplace stress, and explore modalities to reduce and manage stress.
High-Performance Organization Do you want your organization to be a high-performance organization? The benefits of becoming an HPO is not only the profits and survival but that organization becomes a great place to work.
This course will provide you with the information needed to help your organization with its efforts to become a High-Performance Organization (HPO). We’ll begin discussing the four principles of an HPO: Egalitarianism and Engagement, Shared Information and Trust, Knowledge Development and Performance Reward Linkage and how to link those principles with organizational activities to be an HPO to the implementation of the principles. You'll also discuss leadership and how the organization’s culture can help or hinder your efforts to become an HPO.
Mastery of Business Fundamentals Are you interested in acquiring practical business experience in strategic planning, management, and finance without enrolling in an MBA program? This course is for you! You'll understand the significance of strategic planning and discover how external and internal environmental factors affect an organization. You'll learn about various organizational structures and determine how to use leadership, motivation, and control for maximum impact. You'll master the fundamentals of accounting and increase your knowledge about key financial terms, cash flow management, financial statements, and cost control. You'll also discover various financial investment models and you'll learn the basics of financial planning and budgeting methods. You'll even understand the basic principles of business law, contracts, and the principal-agency relationship.
Value Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Value Suite bundles.
The Mindfulness certificate program consists of a total of 5 courses:
The Stress Management certificate program consists of a total of 9 courses:
Identify the fundamental principles of a High-Performance Organization, how to design a HPO, align an HPO with your company’s strategy as well as implement an HPO. You will also learn how you can empower your employees and create an empowered workforce. We will also examine ways in which employees can be given authority in decision making, and how employee feedback can facilitate improvements in the workflow in support of an HPO.
Define the HPO principle of Shared Information and Trust and describe the different ways to communicate your vision for an HPO. We will also discuss how to identify the characteristics that make a good leader as well as examine how communication and a collaborative environment can be used to create successful teams. Define the principles of trust and integrity in an HPO.
Identify the steps of the performance management process, as well as identify the four basic elements necessary to establish effective standards for performance management and describe what an effective performance management process looks like. Identify ways to motivate productivity in your employees. Discuss how motivational techniques can be used to support a HPO.
Identify common causes and costs of workplace disputes. Discuss the role of arbitration to handle disputes. Define what a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) is and examine how an HRIS can help develop and maintain an HPO. Learn how to identify your organization’s culture, the effects of culture on developing and maintaining a HPO and the role of the mission statement in supporting a HPO.
Learn what diversity is, the benefits of diversity in a HPO, ways to manage diversity-related conflicts in the workplace, and the role of leadership in the workplace. Explain how implementing a HPO can improve your company’s bottom line and the ways to motivate your employees to help your company be a HPO. Lastly in this lesson, you will learn the role of communication in creating a HPO and delegating authority in creating a HPO.
Learn the definition of participative leadership is discussed, as well as ways to grow talent internally to become leaders for a HPO. The steps in the strategic planning process and identifying your organization’s strengths and weaknesses. Explain how to implement and evaluate your strategic plan. How to find the right strategy for your organization and explain how the strategic plan contributes to the implementation of a HPO.
Mastery of Business Fundamentals
Learn the ins and outs of strategic planning, as well as the elements you must use to effectively implement your strategic plan. We'll study vision statements, move on to purpose and mission statements, and discuss goals, objectives, strategies, policies, and procedures. Then, look at the major strategic choices that you can choose from, ranging from core business focus to insolvency.
Learn how to organize resources so employees can perform job duties and relate to one another in the most effective way possible. Then, discuss three key management principles: motivation, leadership, and control.
Examine the elements of the general ledger, explore a few key accounting terms, contrast accounting and bookkeeping, and investigate the different types of accounting. You'll learn about vital accounting concepts, such as the accounting equation, debits and credits, and the cost principle. Then, review two financial statements that you find at nearly every organization—the balance sheet and the income statement.
Discuss the nature of discretionary, relevant, sunk, and variable costs, and many more. You'll also discover how managerial accounting differs from financial accounting. Then, learn about the different types of investment decision-making models, including average rate of return (ARR), payback period, discounted cash flow (DCF), net present value (NPV), and internal rate of return (IRR).
Learn everything you need to know about business budgeting including how to use the major budgets, including the department administration budget (also known as an expense budget), the production materials budget, the maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) budget, the capital budget, and zero-based budgeting. Then, examine performance measurements as a way to keep track of progress.
Develop a good overview of business law and also learn about some important concepts, such as the principal-agency relationship and the basics of contracts. And finally, look at the four most popular organizational forms: sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, and corporation. You’ll also spend some time going over organizational politics.
The Certificate in Stress Management consists of a total of nine lessons. You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate.
The Certificate in Mindfulness consists of a total of five lessons. You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate.
For the first two courses, you must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the six-week duration of the program at no additional charge.
High Performance Organization and Mastery of Business Fundamentals each contain one final exam, which must be passed successfully to complete each course.
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