Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Leslie Williams Crocker
A key component to an individual’s development within an organization is understanding
the numbers side, the life blood of the business. This class provides people from
all backgrounds with a solid understanding of how things impact the bottom line.
Join us and learn how to analyze and interpret financial statements, as well as the
language associated with financial data such as the income statement and the balance
sheet. Take with you an understanding of how to forecast revenue and plan for growth,
how to plan budgets, justify investments and most importantly, how to spot problems
before they result in problems. Participants do not need to have any prior finance
or accounting knowledge.
This course provides an overview of diversity and inclusion and presents targeted
and high-involvement diversity practices. It examines diversity in the contexts how
your life experiences impact your daily lenses and how those lenses impact the workplace,
specifically team dynamics and leadership styles, and frames diversity in terms of
current life, business and cultural challenges.
The management of diversity and inclusion has evolved from a focus on compliance to
a strategic-level effort with a demonstrated positive impact on an organization's
performance. In the current business climate, companies that strive for both diversity
and inclusion are achieving intended business results. They provide the proof that
diversity and inclusion are much more than a legal or moral requirement; they’re also
a competitive advantage.
The following represents a sampling of other courses we may offer:
Make photos with your phone that work better on social media and can work to illustrate
reports. Learn about your phone's technical capabilities, how to consider light and composition, and basic photo editing. (Must have an Instagram account)
In a hands-on course, create, shape and hone a 360-degree presence online that feels
authentic, compelling and professional. Tips and tricks for developing your voice
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bonus Instagram stories tutorial.
Clarifying Your Message: Business Writing Essentials
Dr. Christina McDowell
Communication is important to personal success in the workplace and organizational
success in the marketplace. Fighting for attention in the workplace and having our
messages heard, however, is routine. By applying basic principles, you will break
down barriers to communication and ensure messages are received in the crowded business
marketplace. The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with business writing
essentials in order for you to clarify your message. Learn how to produce professional
written business documents. This session will include professional tips on how to
communicate effectively in writing effectively in the workplace.
Engaging Your Audience: Business Presentation Essentials
Dr. Christina McDowell
Engaging an audience from the get-go is key to delivering an effective professional
business presentation in the workplace. By organizing your information in the most
persuasive way possible, you will command attention and successfully reach your audience.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with business presentation essentials
in order for you to deliver an effective presentation. Learn to determine appropriate
presentation methods for reaching your audience, structuring a memorable message,
designing and developing professional presentations, and delivering successful informative
and persuasive business presentations. This session will include professional tips
on how to engage your audience by applying business presentation essentials.
Communicating in the Workplace - Generational Differences
Dr. Christina McDowell
7u彩票网址For the first time in history there are four generations in the workplace. Each generation
rebels at some point in their life in attempt to distinguish themselves from other
groups (i.e., hair, music, words). So, it is important to consider generational differences
and to ask questions such as what are their value systems? How do you communicate
as a leader, a manager, a partner in your organization? What do you need to know about
different generations? Think about the intergenerational communication that goes on
in your workplace. Half of today’s workforce is comprised of Generation X and Generation
Y (Millennials). The other half consist of 45% Baby Boomers and 5% Traditionalists
who have been tasked with mentoring the younger generations. When differences in intergenerational
communication in the workplace are recognized, you will be able to communicate effectively,
support employees in performing well, and reach success on projects. The purpose of
this workshop is to increase your awareness of the importance of effective workplace
communication, specifically related to generational differences. This interactive
session will challenge you to manage your interactions with your coworkers—to stop
and think before you write and speak. The session will include professional tips on
how to communicate clearly and concisely in an intergenerational business setting.
#Oopsism: Communicating Effectively Across Cultures in the 21st Century
Dr. Terry Nelson
”Alaskan people get everything for free, right”; “Why do you sound white”; “You’re
an old-timer, you wouldn’t understand”; “That’s so gay”; Oops!7u彩票网址 Have you ever had a situation when you wished you could literally grab the words
that had escaped from your mouth? During this 2-hour interactive workshop, participants
will discuss how unintentional remarks shaped by society’s negative and positive stereotypes
are deemed as subtle “isms” (sexism, racism, elitism, ageism, homophobism, etc.) rather
than miscommunication or misconception. Participants will explore how to manage and
diffuse “Oops, that’s not what I meant!” moments. The ultimate goal of this workshop
is to heighten participants’ awareness, comprehension, and appreciation of cultural
differences and to provide participants with skills to effectively communicate across
HE SAID, SHE SAID: Gender Miscommunication?
Dr. Terry Nelson
In a meeting at work, she says, “I think maybe….” and he says “My strong advice is….”.
Consequently, the male’s voice is amplified and the female’s voice is attenuated.
Is it a matter of linguistics, gender, or both? Should women make their language more
muscular in order to be heard in a male dominant workplace? Or, should men and women
recognize they communicate differently and adjust to the differences. In this interactive
seminar, we will discuss the possible origin of why men and women differ linguistically
and how as leaders you can proactively align gender communication within your organization.
Captivated Audiences: Next Level Business Presentation Skills
7u彩票网址Stage presence is being in charge of the space around you and in tune with the energy
of the room. When it's cultivated and nurtured, stage presence can grow. Is embracing
the spotlight a challenge for you? Learn to command the stage and deliver powerful
presentations with clarity, confidence and conviction. This active seminar will teach
you techniques implemented by actors, using tools of the trade, to help craft your
presentations. Understand vocal technique, how to overcome stage fright, ways to memorize,
skills for reading your audience and develop the style, walk and talk to engage your
audience, whether it is large or small. Take center stage with this seminar and become
your best self.
Organizational Behavior Series I: Smart Negotiation Skills
7u彩票网址In this class you will learn how to effectively prepare for negotiation and will develop
a deeper understanding of basic negotiation skills. You will have the opportunity
to integrate these skills into your "tool kit", understand the stages of negotiation
and effective tactics for each one. You will develop and practice skills that allow
you to negotiate better outcomes and build better working relationships. Bottom line
– the class will prepare you to negotiate more effectively in every area of your life.
The Effective Manager: How to Optimize, Motivate, and Inspire
Your effectiveness as a manager depends on the strengths and weaknesses of your approach
to managing employees. Insights gained through continued education and experience
will result in significant improvements in your managerial capability — which will
be noticeable to you as well as those around you. In this 3-day class series, you
will gain a practical understanding of the most effective skills in directing the
work of others.
Real Estate Investment Finance
This 12-hour ECE eligible seminar is not a "get-rich-quick" class or "guru" workshop.
This is a condensed version of a college-level real estate investment finance course
for investors (or aspiring investors) and professionals looking for the tools to understand
and evaluate real estate investments and income-producing properties. This is a hands-on
course, hosted in a computer lab, allowing you to work in Excel and learn concepts
you can take home and put into practice.
- Advantages and disadvantages of investing in real estate
- Methods for financing real estate and loan underwriting standards (debt coverage ratio,
loan constant, loan-to-value, etc.)
- Understanding and preparing loan amortization schedules
- Standards for categorizing revenue, expenses, and net operating income
- Standards for calculating before-tax cash flow
- Understanding positive and negative leverage
- Calculating common performance metrics like cap rates and cash-on-cash return
- Understanding the impacts of inflation, interest, and appreciation on the value of
property over time
- Calculating net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR)
Fair Housing: A Practical Guide to Leasing and Operating Apartment Rentals
Landlords, property managers, leasing professionals, and licensees working with residential
rental properties should have a strong understanding of Fair Housing laws and how
they affect the way they conduct their business.
Fair Housing laws are in place to prevent discrimination in the sale or rental of
housing based on certain protected classes like race, religion, and familial status.
While many landlords or professionals feel they are following the law and have a basic
understanding of discriminatory behaviors or policies, many are unfamiliar with the
details required to ensure compliance or hear conflicting stories about what to do.
This course aims to help landlords and operators feel more confident in their leasing
and operating of apartment rentals, avoiding violations and costly liability.
Topics will include:
- Municipal, state, and federal protected classes and exemptions
- Reasonable modification and reasonable accommodation requests
- Assistance animals -- definitions, policies, and best practices
- HUD's guidance on occupancy standards
- HUD's guidance on criminal background screening
- Intentional and disparate impact definitions and examples
- Best practices for equal treatment and avoiding complaints
7u彩票网址This 2-hour course qualifies for "Consumer Protection" DCE credits for real estate
licensees for 2016-18.
Business Ethics: Right, Wrong and Really Wrong
Can I tell you a secret? Conflict, what conflict? Hiring the boss's nephew... It's not enough to be able to identify an ethical issue, you also need the skills
to discuss, analyze and solve ethical problems in the workplace. Come join us as
we explore the critical tools necessary for resolution. Case studies in confidentiality,
personnel management, and conflict of interest will be used to explore different modes
of ethical decision making. We will also introduce best practices for avoiding and
resolving ethical problems.
Transitioning Military: Segueing from Service: From Military to Corporate Leadership
Many leaders experience frustration in their transition from leading military personnel
to leading civilians in the corporate setting. Motivation, accountability and teamwork
that they used to take for granted are now frustrations that can sometimes seem insurmountable.
In this one-day interactive seminar, we'll discover how to gain and grow employee
- aligning teams around core values,
- creating a motivational climate in the workplace, and
- creating a culture of team accountability.
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in the corporate world, and strategies for avoiding them.