Digital Latitudes Soft Skills Business Courses
Our Soft Skills Courses Give You The People Skills and Analytical Skills Needed to Succeed In This Global Economy
We've developed 15 E-Learning courses on the topics you need to build the powerful people skills and analytical skills that will put your career on the fast track! Skills that will help you succeed in any job, any industry, in any economic climate. You won't find this powerful a list of courses anywhere in business today:
Do You Have The One Skill Set That Most People Are Missing?
“More and more companies are looking for employees with strong communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills. These are the skills that will be needed in 2010 and beyond...” (Education Week)
Anyone can learn their company's products and markets. But most people lack the very skills they need to move ahead in today's competitive economy - people skills and problem-solving skills. Those are the skills that managers need, and companies desperately look for.
“The world of the early twenty-first century will be one in which learning must go on, out of necessity, throughout working life. In a global economy, increasing levels of competition create more and more change. The person who attempts to coast, only applying what he or she has learned in the past, will have an increasingly difficult time being competitive in a tough global labor market. Economic forces will make 'grow or die' the maxim.” (John P. Kotter, “Lifetime Learning,” The Futurist).
Capitalizing on Change: Change is a certainty in today's environment. The key to surviving and thriving is to take a proactive approach to change. This program provides the tools to assess typical attitudes toward change, intervene in the change cycle with positive strategies, and combat change-related stress.
Delegating For Growth: Often misunderstood and poorly implemented, effective delegation can be a highly successful method to increase productivity and build capability among employees. This program will help managers and supervisors select the right person for delegation, and implement a five (5) step process for effective delegation.
Effective Coaching Skills: Most managers are aware that the old school "command and control" method of supervising simply isn't as effective as involving employees in their development. From determining the appropriate coaching approach, to implementing a comprehensive development plan, to conducting an effective coaching session, to setting meaningful team missions and goals, this program provides the tools and techniques to increase any employee's performance.
Giving and Receiving Feedback: Would you like to give feedback that sticks? Do you ever hesitate to give feedback because you’re not sure what to say? Do you get defensive when someone gives you feedback? This program will give you answers to these questions as well as ideas about making you and your employees more productive, minimizing conflicts and misunderstandings that can disrupt work flow and being more confident in your ability to recognize your employee’s needs and communicate solutions.
Interviewing and Hiring: Hiring quality employees is one of the most critical tasks in any organization. The basis of effective interviewing is asking the right questions. Let’s face it. If you ask candidates hypothetical questions you will get hypothetical answers. In this program you will learn the art of interviewing systematically so that you are getting the information that is most critical for job performance. Identify competencies associated with the job, conduct interviews and practice evaluating and recruiting candidates in this highly interactive curriculum.
Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence: People with high emotional intelligence are poised, outgoing and cheerful, have empathy for others, express their feelings directly but appropriately, and have a capacity for developing meaningful relationships. All of these traits are very important aspects of a collaborative, high achieving workplace. This program offers you techniques to increase and develop your emotional intelligence. It guides you through proven methods to apply emotional intelligence in the workplace to enhance employee relationships and increase productivity.
Leading and Motivating: The premise of this program is that motivation is not something you do to others; people motivate themselves. This program is about helping managers and supervisors create the appropriate climate that fosters positive feelings and eliminates obstacles, then employees will be intrinsically motivated. “Leading and Motivating” focuses on providing the skills and techniques you will need to help groups develop a sense of community, to acquire influence over their work-related actions, and to enjoy the openness of shared information and feelings.
Making a Presentation: How many of you have ever viewed a presentation where it was clear the presenter was ill-prepared? “Clicker culture” refers to the vast majority of people in our culture—and in your audience—who have been conditioned by media (TV, movies, video, computers, blogs, Twitter, etc.). The average “sound bite” is 15-20 seconds and getting shorter. If your presentation doesn’t get and keep their attention, they’ll “click and change channels.” They may be physically present but mentally elsewhere. In this program you'll learn how to make your presentations meaningful, memorable and motivating.
Managing Difficult Interactions: While challenging and often unpleasant, difficult interactions at work don’t necessarily have to end negatively with hard feelings and lack of trust. This course provides participants with perspectives and techniques that help diffuse anger and frustration and create greater understanding when difficult interactions occur. Participants will learn why interactions often become difficult, learn strategies to resolve difficult interactions and establish new approaches that will prevent negative interactions in the future.
Managing For Performance: Learn to develop standards and the steps for results based measurements in this program for managers and and supervisors. Managers will learn how to assess performance based on established standards and will also learn how to support employees as they work to meet and exceed goals. You will learn a process to develop clear standards, manage performance and conduct formal and informal performance discussions in this comprehensive program.
Managing Your Time: A simple glance at the desks of various workers reveals different organizational and time management practices that individuals have adapted to their personality. Personality preferences have an impact on how individuals successfully manage their time. Different approaches to time management are equally effective and neither approach is better than the other. In this program you will learn how to increase your personal effectiveness by using management techniques that fit your personality. You will apply time saving techniques, learn ways to overcome procrastination and find out a variety of methods to living a balanced life.
Persuading and Influencing Others: Lay the foundation for more effective communication in this highly interactive workshop. Develop creative ways to establish rapport and build relationships through a deeper awareness of the power of nonverbalcommunication. Learn how to avoid common communication barriers. Recognize communication styles preferences, and tailor your communication to be more effective with each style. Learn methods for de-escalating difficult situations and to effectively resolve conflicts.
Running a Meeting: One of the most fundamental, yet critical, skills for managers and staff members is planning and executing a successful meeting. This course offers participants tips and techniques that focus on building an agenda, identifying roles and responsibilities of meeting participants, making decisions and ensuring effective follow up after the meeting. Learn to increase your productivity dramatically with successful meetings.
Solving Business Problems: Course participants will learn how to integrate creativity with analytic thinking for effective problem solving, and to develop critical thinking skills. Creative problem solving is a valuable skill for today's fast-changing world. Participants will learn how to write problem statements, analyze root causes as well as create and evaluate potential solutions. An innovative mindset not only identifies and evaluates great ideas for the marketplace; it also focuses on solving customer problems.
The Art and Science of Communication: Good communication skills are essential for every employee at every level. The ability to convey ideas, give and receive feedback, resolve differences and persuade others is as important as technical competence in a job. This course shares the basic communication model, helps employees identify common barriers to effective communication, and tailor different communication styles to various personalities.
Get The Skills You Need…. From The Comfort Of Your Laptop Computer
The E-Learning course format means that you can access these courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer, an Internet browser and an Internet connection.
All courses include voice-over narration, built-in knowledge checks to ensure that you understand the material, and a library of exercises and checklists that give you the physical tools to (finish sentence…). You control the pace of the course, so you can go through the material at your own speed, and can review pages in the course at any time.
Scenario-Based Learning Gives You A Powerful Edge
Scenario-based learning has proven to be one of the most powerful ways to learn, because you're dealing with an actual situation. Most of our business skills courses have two components: a 30-45 minute knowledge based course, where you learn the basics of a particular topic, and then an accompanying, scenario-based case study, where you put what you've learned to use.
The case study has an attached study guide, where you'll be asked a powerful series of questions to help guide your thought processes and decision-making. The study guide also includes a possible resolution, where you can compare your solution with that of the authors of the course.
15 Powerful Soft Skills Business Courses for the Price of One Seminar!
Courses like these from top universities in the country (Tulane, Notre Dame, University of San Francisco) are selling for $1,200 to $1,500 per course.
Because we can offer these courses online at a fraction of the cost, we can price these courses well below what the major universities charge:
Choose any of these 15 powerful courses for as little as $69 each!
You won't find content of this quality, at this price, anywhere! For less than the cost of dinner and a movie, you can begin transforming your career and making more of an impact at work!
Try one of our courses for FREE!
We're so confident that you'll find these the most powerful, informative courses you've ever taken that we're willing to let you preview one of our courses for FREE! This is the full-blown version of our popular "Implementing Strategy" knowledge course - exactly what you'll get when you purchase our other courses! Click on the link below to get started:
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