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Individual Excellence

Develop career-enhancing skills in a single course that covers twelve popular one-day seminar topics, including goal setting, time management, and personal organization.  

You'll learn how to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence with financial matters, and how to minimize conflict in your life. Develop a fulfilling career plan and improve relationships with co-workers, friends, and family.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Course Code: pie

You Will Learn
  • Understand goal setting, time management, and personal organization
  • Learn how to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence with financial matters, and how to minimize conflict
  • Learn how to develop a useful career plan
  • Learn to become a better communicator using both written and verbal communication
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Develop a fulfilling career plan
  • Learn how to improve relationships with co-workers, friends, and family
  • Become a better and more confident communicator
  • Increase productivity and accomplish a greater number of objectives
Outline
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Week 1

Learn how to start developing a useful career plan, regardless of whether you're at the beginning of your journey or have been traveling on the road for a while. You’ll also take an in-depth look at goal setting.

Week 2

Learn to become a better communicator with verbal and written communication principles. You’ll also work to improve your listening skills and understand how your nonverbal communication can benefit or hinder you. 

Week 3

Understand and apply the keys to personal organization: awareness, preparation, execution, and follow-through to become more organized. Then examine key elements of problem solving, present a model of decision-making, and discuss how to use numerical methods to arrive at the best solutions.

Week 4

Learn concepts of time management that will help you increase productivity and accomplish a greater number of objectives. You’ll also learn to understand what stress really is, identify where it comes from, find out how it affects you, and apply some stress reduction and coping strategies.

Week 5

Understand what risk is and learn concepts and strategies to help you take calculated risks and make the right choices. You’ll also learn all about conflict including where it comes from and different strategies that can help you manage it constructively

Week 6

The final week of the course deals with financial skills. You’ll learn the differences between bookkeeping and accounting, share basic accounting terms, view various types of accounting methods, and walk through the two most widely used financial statements. Then examine various types of costs, determine what cash flow really means, identify key differences between financial and cost accounting, and explore how to make rational investments.

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Instructors
Becky and Tony Swaim

Becky and Tony Swaim have helped thousands of clients, colleagues, and students reach organizational and personal goals. Working in the medical, manufacturing and education fields, the Swaims manage a successful consulting firm in southern California. Starting her career as a medical administrative assistant, Becky provides assistance as a program manager to various medical practices and has managed a large staff in the medical reimbursement field. Becky earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Speech Communication from California State University, Long Beach. Tony Swaim has been an accomplished online instructor since 1998. His industry experience includes twenty years of medical device manufacturing management. Tony's consulting areas are project management, customer service, total quality and supply chain management. He earned an MBA from California State University, Long Beach and holds professional certifications in five disciplines.

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Instructional material requirements: 

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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