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A 3D printer can be used to teach science and math in two ways: when a teacher creates an accurate 3D model of a concept for students to handle, or to design a “starter set” model that students can then alter and use as the basis for explorations. The instructors will impart ideas for developing appropriate content of concepts ranging from kindergarten to grad school and will teach participants to use the free and open source 3D modeling program OpenSCAD. The class assumes participants already know the basics of using a 3D printer, from the UgotClass “Intro to 3D Printing” or equivalent experience. Recommended optional e-book: Horvath and Cameron, 3D Printed Science Projects (Apress, 2016).

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Online 24/7 (07/02/2018-07/27/2018)

Online 24/7

Location : Online

Tuition: $195.00

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Develop the mindset of Lean Operational Excellence, an advanced problem solving approach that facilitates continuous improvement within the organization through the identification and elimination of waste. Lean principles can also be used to streamline processes in the human resource functions such as recruiting, hiring, training, compensating and managing performance. Find out about Lean concepts, tools, and methods with which you can benchmark and assess problems, and lead continuous improvement efforts to resolve them. After taking this course you will have an expanded capacity to facilitate small groups and teams using Lean Process Improvement principles and methodologies to create change within your organization. Agenda Unit 1 Overview of LEAN Principles and Applications An overview of lean history and philosophy Understanding the universal application of lean to Human Resource functions regardless of industry Toyota Practical Problem Solving and A3 Tools A3 problem solving reporting processes Unit 2 LEAN Tools for Lean Human Resources Visual management, 5S, standardized work Other lean tools for HR functions Introduction to value stream mapping (VSM) processes A value stream mapping exercise to apply what you have learned Unit 3 Creating an Effective Business Case for LEAN Initiatives within Your Organization Creating the A3 report or storyboard Using the A3 report as a way to present a logical business case for proposed changes, decisions, and improvements within your organization Developing an A3 report to share with other class members Receiving feedback from peers and instructor Unit 4 Lean Leadership for Human Resources Lean leadership and culture change strategies Successfully implementing lean tools and concepts in your organization Planning to prepare for taking the next step Moving forward with Lean Leadership for HR

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Online 24/7 (07/02/2018-07/27/2018)

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Location : Online

Tuition: $245.00

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Acquire the basic skills to boost your website traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an SEO expert and can answer your toughest questions as well. Agenda Unit 1 Why web site analysis works Why web site managers analyze their visitor traffic Creating goals and objectives for your web site Understanding the web site visitor experience How data analysis can improve web site outcomes Unit 2 How Google Analytics functions Setting up Google Analytics accounts Analyzing traffic sources and visitor traffic Redesigning pages to improve retention Testing web site versions with Google Optimizer Unit 3 Search Engine Optimization Understanding how page ranking and positions are determined Redesigning the title bar, alt tags, heading area, and links your URL Keyword density and rewriting web page copy Strategies to improve your page rank Unit 4 Moving to Web 2.0 Generation Y and the Web 2.0 Attitude Developing user-created content Creating interactive web sites The future of web sites

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Online 24/7 (07/02/2018-07/27/2018)

Online 24/7

Location : Online

Tuition: $195.00

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Cash is King 

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Cash is arguably the most important factor in business success. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) reports 90% of all small business failures are due to poor cash flow—more money gets paid out than collected. It is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success. Agenda Unit 1 Cash Flow Strategies Why cash is so important in business What are the cash-critical stages in business What internal sources of cash are possible What potential external sources of cash there are Unit 2 Reporting and Evaluating Cash Flow Review of the Cash Flow Statement Review of Projected Cash Flow Report What the Cash Cycle communicates What improvements can be made to shorten the cash cycle Calculating cash cycle Unit 3 Projecting Cash Needs How much cash the business needs When cash injections are needed Which cash needs will internal sources be able to cover Which cash needs must be met through external sources Making comparisons with other businesses in the same industry Unit 4 Funding Requests What debt sources of cash are possible What are the potential equity sources of cash What requirements different funding sources have Making a pitch to investors Approaching potential lenders for financing

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Online 24/7 (07/02/2018-07/27/2018)

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Location : Online

Tuition: $195.00

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Most people do not like change even when they know that change is inevitable and will happen with or without your consent. A recent Gallup study found that nearly 70% of the American workforce is disengaged from their jobs. They perceive changes in careers to be too difficult to accomplish or they are too old, not skilled enough and may lack the funds to change their skill set. The good news is that those who are willing to embrace change are much more likely to thrive under new conditions. Take home strategies on how to deal with changes in your work environment and even how to introduce changes to your workplace culture. Agenda Unit 1 -The Fear of Change -Identifying the need for change -Dealing with denial -Our inner talk Unit 2 -Assessing the Situation -The Job at Hand -Starting Slowly but Moving Forward -Somebody has to do it Unit 3 -Leading Change -Creating a sense of urgency -Being driven from within -Ways to lead change Unit 4 -Empowering Others -Empowering Employees -When to Weed or Feed -Gaining a New Perspective -Strategies for Handling Changes in the Workplace

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Online 24/7 (07/02/2018-07/27/2018)

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Tuition: $195.00

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Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed. This course will help you explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization. Agenda Unit 1: Principles of collaboration in management -Defining principles of collaboration -Emotions, self-mastery and collaboration - Redirecting teams and group collaboration - Conflict management and facilitation Unit 2: Relationship building - Building relationships fundamentals - Renegotiating failed relationships - Managing collaborative potentials Unit 3: Strategies to tap into group collaborative potential -Harnessing collaborative energy - Responsible communication - Managing collaboration for performance Unit 4 : Your action plan for collaborative management - Setting your management goals - Identify and utilize collaborative resources - Creating a collaborative management action plan

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Online 24/7 (07/02/2018-07/27/2018)

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Location : Online

Tuition: $245.00

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It seems that nearly everyone is carrying and using a smart phone these days. Whether you favor the Android, iPhone or Blackberry platforms, once you get used to having Internet access with you “everywhere” you go, it’s hard to be unplugged. Smart organizations across the globe are investing in building smartphone applications. The challenge with traditional smartphone applications is that development is highly technical and very expensive. In this four week course, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android and iPhone platforms. This course is ideal for business owners and executives who want to understand how smartphone applications can be inexpensively built and also for technical users who want to understand to how quickly deploy smartphone applications. NOTE – This course will not include any programming. At the end of this course, each participant will discover how easy they can build smart phone applications for their businesses, without any of the programming which is normally required. Agenda Unit 1 - Why your organization should leverage smart phones - Ideas for smartphone applications - The smartphone landscape & platform options - RSS feeds explained - What is twitter? - What is Facebook? - What is YouTube? - What is a blog? - What are QR codes? - Web apps vs smart phone applications - Building your first application Unit 2 - Building your second application - Basic image manipulation for smart phone use - Sharing your application with others - Previewing your application on a smart phone - Tracking your application usage Unit 3 - Building your third application (2 week project) - Options for monetizing your application - Understanding publishing guidelines for applications Unit 4 - Deploying to the App Stores - Monetizing through AdMob - App builder roundup

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Online 24/7 (07/02/2018-07/27/2018)

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Tuition: $245.00

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Discover the keys to lead customer service with your team. From selecting customer service oriented employees to developing the best processes, you’ll find simple ways to increase your bottom line with outstanding customer service. By saving time and building lifelong customers you will develop lifelong customers.Requirementsnet

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Online 24/7 (07/02/2018-07/27/2018)

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Tuition: $195.00

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Cyber security issues are all around us and reach nearly every part of our business and work, from online banking and education to Facebook and Wi-Fi. Finally, you can get up-to-date on cyber security basics and fundamentals. Designed for non-technical managers, directors and others in the workplace, you will find out about threats and vulnerabilities, safeguards, common attacks, viruses, malware and spyware, disaster recover planning, intrusion detection/prevention, basic security architecture, introductory forensics, and cyber terrorism. At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to practice safer computing and safeguard your business and work information. Agenda Unit 1. Introduction to Cyber Security -What does "Cyber Security" mean? -Brief history and evolution -Commonly used Cyber Security terms and their meaning -Cyber terrorism Unit 2. Threats and Vulnerabilities -Viruses, malware and spyware -Vulnerability Management 101 -Detection and Remediation Unit 3. Information Assurance - Staying safe -Enterprise Risk Management -Common Attacks -Technical Controls -Firewalls and encryption Unit 4. Disaster recover planning -Intrusion Detection/Prevention -Basic security architecture -Introductory forensics -Recovering data

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

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Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation. Your instructor is co-author of the book "The Online Teaching Survival Guide", which you will receive in the mail with this course. Agenda Unit 1 Overview of the Online Instructional Environment Internet basics Principles behind the adoption of technology innovation The nature of the online learning environment Unit 2 Envisioning Your Online Course Types of web courses Preparing for the move to the Web Analyzing your current course Planning your web course Identifying resources Design guidelines Unit 3 Developing a Web course Team vs. Individual approach to development Phases of design and development Models of web courses Unit 4 Online Interaction Online collaboration Creating an interactive environment Motivating student-student interaction Managing interaction Unit 5 Issues in the Web Environment Managing email Facilitating discussions Class size Copyright

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Online 24/7 (07/02/2018-07/27/2018)

Online 24/7

Location : Online

Tuition: $195.00

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Webinars are a hot new meeting format that save money and reach more people than in-person meetings. Use them for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. Agenda Unit 1 Keys to Successful Webinars -What your participants want in a webinar -Choosing the right format for your program -Choosing the right length for your webinar Unit 2 Effective Slides and Presentation Techniques for Webinars -The 4 Keys to a Successful Webinar Presentation -The 5 best webinar presentation techniques -Making slides powerful and visual -Timing your speaking, what to say when, for how long -Voice techniques to keep your listeners interested Unit 3 Involving Your Webinar Participants -How to schedule and initiate questions -Selecting questions to read -How to respond to questions -Using polls Unit 4 Preparing and evaluating webinar presenters -Choosing your presenters: who to pick, who to NOT pick -Ways to train presenters -How to prepare your presenters -Evaluating your webinar success

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

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Especially for future and emerging leaders in Gen Y, come discover the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing your leadership skills and influence. Learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit in for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned. The action takes place in attending meetings, running meetings, interacting with others 1:1, and employing successful techniques to convince and influence others. You can become a leader if you know the do’s and don’ts; what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do. Agenda Unit 1 Making Leadership Happen -What leaders do, and don’t do -What Leaders Believe -Attributes of leaders: what characteristics leaders have that others don’t -Making it happen: becoming a leader -Leadership procedures and processes, how leaders work Unit 2 Attending Meetings: Where the Action Is -How to attend a meeting when you are not the leader -The dynamics of meetings -Recognizing the players in a meeting -How to study. The unspoken cues of body language, silence, objections, -Studying/Reading the leader in a meeting Unit 3 The Secrets of Leading Successful Meetings -Creating your meeting agenda and objective -The 5 Secrets of leading an outcome oriented meeting -Getting something passed -Understanding meeting procedures: Bob’s Process Model Unit 4 Change: How to Influence Others -Creating the argument -Delivering the case -Gaining support, before, during, and after meetings -Taking leadership

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Online 24/7 (07/02/2018-07/27/2018)

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Location : Online

Tuition: $145.00

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