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There has been a lot of excitement about the use of 3D printers in education, but educators can have trouble both getting started with the technology and figuring out what to do with it. This two-class certificate covers both aspects, starting with how the technology works and then moving on to how to use it effectively. If participants already have 3D printers, the instructors will customize the class as much as possible so participants can follow along on the hardware they have. If a participant does not yet have access to a 3D printer, the instructors can help with helping participants define criteria to make decisions about appropriate hardware to buy. The intro class (recommended to be taken first) covers the entire 3D printing workflow with a focus on open source and free software. The market is somewhat fractured and different 3D printers vary somewhat in their operations there are not a lot of standards in the industry yet, but the instructors will guide participants through what the options are and where to learn the details of operation of their particular existing or planned hardware. The second class then builds on this knowledge to think about how to help students create their own exploratory models, or how to create models that a teacher can create to help students visualize an abstract concept. Participants will use some of the software covered in the Intro to 3D Printing class to create several different types of 3D printable models, and will discuss the details of how to print their design on the 3D printer they already have or plan to acquire in the future.

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-10/27/2017)

Class Cost: $345.00

Location : Online



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The final course in the Six Sigma Green Belt program is the Advanced Six Sigma Greenbelt course which teaches participants to improve and control processes. Topics included in this course include hypothesis testing, design of experiments, and statistical process control. Participants will have to apply the concepts learned in the Introduction and Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt courses. The instructor will share many handouts, spreadsheets, and web links that have tools participants will use while completing Six Sigma projects. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Start date: 11/06/17

Online 24/7 (11/06/2017-12/01/2017)

Class Cost: $195.00

Location : Online



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In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a ten step model for developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Plus, find out how self quizzes enhance learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. An instructor’s book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included. Agenda Unit 1 How the Internet is Changing How We Learn The Top 10 reasons cognitive information is delivered better by the Internet Learning online Learning in-person; what you cannot do on the Internet How young people learn differently online The Brain and Learning online Unit 2 Building Your Online Course The Ten Step Model How knowledge is organized online Building online content Creating audio and video presentations Development time and cost Unit 3 Teaching Your Online Course Facilitating online discussions Creating a safe online learning environment Responding to student questions and needs How much time you should spend online Evaluating your online course Unit 4 Creating Assessment and Measuring Online Learning Designing online assessment Multiple assessments Assessment as a learning tool Grading in the 21st century Best Practices in Online Teaching

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-09/29/2017)

Class Cost: $195.00

Location : Online



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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: 10/02/17

Online 24/7 (10/02/2017-10/27/2017)

Class Cost: $245.00

Location : Online



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Geared for professionals at every stage, this course provides resources and support to re-assess your career trajectory, develop the tools you need to launch yourself into a promotion, a new job or a whole new field. We will start with the basics – career assessments: who are you? what are you interested in? what are you good at? and where do you want to go? Then we will work on some research skills to find those opportunities or create them yourself. Lastly, each participant will craft the tools to take them to the next step – resumes, cover letters and other ways to reach out and cultivate your next career launch. Each participant will be able to customize their work to suit their unique direction and needs. This Career Preparation class is designed for people who are wanting to clarify their career options within a specific field or explore possibilities for a career change. The goal of the class is to help participants learn more about careers that match their interests and become more confident about career planning and strategic career moves. Agenda Unit 1 Skill and values identification Envisioning an “ideal career” Networking and research skills Basics of Job Search strategies Unit 2 Developing the Master Resume Understanding the resume & cover letter Selecting the right approach for networking Understanding informational interviews Unit 3 Draft #1 resume & cover letter Identifying professionals for an interview Social Network profile Unit 4 Final resume & cover letter Interviews & reports Wrap-up & resources

Start date: 10/02/17

Online 24/7 (10/02/2017-10/27/2017)

Class Cost: $195.00

Location : Online



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Hybrid, or blended courses have been found to be superior in student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. All face-to-face courses should and will be blended. Blended gives students a better learning experience. It gives you as teacher the ability to make better use of you valuable time. With our Certificate in Blended Instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Take away the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teaching time to maximize student learning. Three one-month courses.

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Class Cost: $495.00

Location : Online



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Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else. Two one-month courses.

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-10/27/2017)

Class Cost: $245.00

Location : Online



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Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), the certificate provides how-to practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society. Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals. Then learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned. 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. At the end of completing the three course certificate, you will come away with a new understanding, new toolbox of leadership skills, and the information to move your leadership development into high gear.

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Class Cost: $395.00

Location : Online



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New research and information is coming out frequently now about how your learners - - and you - - learn. Here’s what we know. In the last century, you taught everyone equally by teaching them the same. But we know we each learn differently. So in this century, you teach everyone equally by teaching them differently. In this Certificate in Learning Styles, you get the most advanced information about the three most important and most prevalent characteristics you experience with your participants: generation, gender, and the autism spectrum. Your instructors are some of the foremost authorities in the world on these subjects. They write, and speak around North America, on learning styles.

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Class Cost: $395.00

Location : Online



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Nonprofits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff need to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation for nonprofits, and program evaluation for nonprofits, with our Certificate in NonProfit Administration. You will come away with the best information from instructors who train people in nonprofits.

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Class Cost: $595.00

Location : Online



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This Certificate is for those new to teaching online or those already teaching online. Get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online. From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching. Three one-month courses. Take the courses in any order you choose.

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-12/01/2017)

Class Cost: $495.00

Location : Online



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This is your invitation to teach others in-person and join in one of the more important functions in life - passing on knowledge and skills to others. It is both an opportunity and a responsibility. Whether you want to teach others or currently teach others, in any setting, either formally or informally, this course is for you. We will give you both the fundamental and advanced information to improve your teaching. Your lead instructor is author of How to Teach Adults, the best-selling book on the subject. The ebook version is included in the course.

Start date: 09/05/17

Online 24/7 (09/05/2017-10/27/2017)

Class Cost: $295.00

Location : Online



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