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ON DEMANDEffective report writing (0.5hr) – $35

Course overview

The challenge of writing clear and concise reports can lead to frustration and even conflict. The meaning of key content can be obscured or misinterpreted because of poor writing technique. The good news is that there are simple and proven tools that will immediately improve the effectiveness of report writing at any level.

This online course will demonstrate tools to improve report writing.

Learning objectives

  • Identifying the challenges of writing reports for different user(s)
  • Identifying the users of their reports and analyzing their needs
  • Applying a research based toolkit to write and revise reports with improved effectiveness

0.5 hrs or credits of verifiable professional development (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMANDDe-stress for success (0.5 hr) – $35

Course overview:

In this VOD course, designed specifically for business professionals, we will explore the root causes of stress and pressure that negatively impact our professional and personal health.

The course will then provide you with three established tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately to help address these stressors and improve your quality of life.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identifying the root causes of stress for accounting and finance professionals
  2. Understanding the health consequences of “bad” stress over prolonged periods
  3. Applying the “De-stress for Success” toolkit
  4. Tailoring the “De-stress for Success” toolkit for your specific challenges

0.5 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

 

 

ON DEMANDDelivering engaging presentations (0.5 hr) – $35

As the Jerry Seinfeld joke goes “More people fear public speaking than death. That means at a funeral more people would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy.

Delivering a presentation is an anxiety-producing experience for almost everyone. However, as public speakers, we all bring aspects of ourselves that will be engaging to an audience. Improving your presentation delivery takes practice and self-awareness. In this course, we will discuss key challenges to public speaking and provide practical exercises to overcome these obstacles.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding who you are as a public speaker and how you engage an audience
  2. Identifying challenges to public speaking including eye contact, voice and movement
  3. Applying action steps to overcoming common challenges to public speaking

0.5 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMANDDesigning effective presentations (0.5 hr) – $35

As business professionals, we are constantly finding ourselves presenting information. Whether it is for a board, keynote speech or for potential clients, an important skill set of our profession is the ability to present information to different audiences for different purposes. Much of our preparation focus is on presentation delivery (voice, posture, poise etc.), but how we design the presentation can be much more impactful in creating an effective and clear message for your audience.

In this online course, we will examine the latest in instructional design research to ensure your content and visual aids are helping your presentation delivery.

Learning objectives:

  1. How to understand your audience and what’s in it for them (WIIFT)
  2. Understanding the latest research in how participants for a presentation stay engaged with your message
  3. Applying the latest research in instructional design to improve your presentation including storytelling techniques, the replacement of words with images and the effective use of technology such as PowerPoint

0.5 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMANDImprov for business communication (0.3 hr) – $20

Have you ever been caught off guard by a question or comment during a conversation or presentation? Have you ever looked back at your reaction and felt that you could have handled things differently? Did your emotions get the better of you?

The online course will introduce you to the idea of using the concepts of improv when confronted with the unexpected during a conversation or presentation. Improv is typically associated with theatre and comedy; however the techniques used in improv, such as active listening and offering, provide an extraordinary system to help improve an individual’s ability to respond with control to unexpected situations.

Learning objectives

  • Defining improv and the concepts of improv
  • Understanding how it can be used to become a more effective communicator in a business professional environment

0.3 hrs or credits of verifiable professional development (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMANDNetworking for success (2 hrs) – $65

Course Overview:

In this online course, we will learn key tools to improve your professional networking skills including how to find the value in your networking relationships and build your brand. The course also includes a module on networking in a time of social distancing

Learning objectives:

  1. How to build, organize and find the value in your network
  2. Understanding the challenges of networking as an introvert or extrovert
  3. How to be present at a networking event
  4. How to develop your professional brand
  5. How to use LinkedIn effectively to build your brand
  6. How to network in a time of social distancing

2.0 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMANDThinking outside of the box (0.5 hr) – $35

Course overview:

Innovation can lead to breakthrough ideas and operational excellence. However, ‘outside the box’ thinking is very challenging for most of us. This course will provide you with researched-based tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately to help encourage innovation individually and within your teams.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding what thinking “outside the box” means
  2. Identifying roadblocks to thinking outside the box
  3. Applying a researched based framework – the thinking hats

0.5 hr of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMANDMotivation and teamwork (0.5 hr) – $35

Course overview:

Understanding how to create and maintain a motivating environment can be challenging given the differing individual and team incentives involved in completing a project or task. Motivation is a powerful tool and current research shows that it can lead to increased productivity within teams.

This “Daily Show” style course will introduce you to 3 recent research studies that can be used to improve motivation and increase productivity within teams.

Learning objectives:

  1. Exploring the common challenges in leading teams to effective results
  2. Learning and applying practical tools to help motivate teams and improve productivity
  3. Understanding the latest research on motivation and teamwork 

0.5 hr of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMANDProfessional ethics (2 hrs) – $65

Learning objectives:

In this online course, we will examine specific areas of the CPA code of professional conduct (“code”) and use case studies to highlight key learning objectives. This presentation will also introduce a critical thinking methodology that will be applied to an ethical decision-making framework. Finally, we will explore current events relevant to the professional to understand how to apply lessons learned to deepen our ethical decision-making framework.

The learning objectives of this course include:

  1. Understanding how we make decisions using tools such as the Heinz dilemma
  2. Understanding how our organizational culture affects our decision-making process
  3. Applying a critical thinking methodology that will be applied to a relevant case study

The course will also explore current events relevant to the professional to understand how to apply lessons learned to deepen our ethical decision-making framework.

2.0 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMANDBridging the generational gap (1.5 hrs) – $65

In this online course, designed specifically for accounting and finance professionals, we will explore the perceptions of the generational differences between:

  • Baby Boomers
  • Generation X
  • Millennials
  • Generation Z and the newly termed,
  • Generation Alpha

We will use current research to identify potential areas of misconceptions between generations and implement tools to increase understanding and communication across our diverse generational team members.  The tools discussed can improve creative problem solving, conflict management and motivation within a generationally diverse team or organization.

Learning objectives:

  1. Defining the different generational categories within the workplace
  2. Understanding the major events and influences for each generation
  3. Understanding common misperceptions among each generation
  4. Using current research models to identify the root causes of conflicts within a generationally diverse team or organization.
  5. Applying specific tools to increase our understanding and communication across our diverse generational team members

1.5 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)