Our office skills training course is designed for individuals who currently work in an office environment and those seeking to learn basic business skills to advance their careers and as a means of increasing their earning potential.
In this module students learn the basics of the budgeting process including how to prepare a business budget and the hierarchical organizational structure. Students learn about the various components of a budget and how these components work together, and are taught how to read and interpret basic financial statements commonly used in the business setting.
Over the course of this module, students are introduced to fundamental project management principles as they are applied in an executive or management role. Students explore the project management life cycle and best practices employed in most business settings.
Essentials of Good Grammar
Students are taught the foundational elements of grammar along with the essential writing skills necessary for effective daily business communications including how to word, edit, proofread and format basic business forms, communiques and documents.
Persuasive Communication Skills
Persuasive communication skills are essential when selling the products or services of the business. But they are also crucial when attempting to obtain financing and in the running of the daily operations. This module helps students build self-confidence by becoming better, more effective communicators. Even highly skilled communicators can always learn additional techniques that lead to greater success.
Excel for Project Management
Students are taught how to use Excel spreadsheets and workbooks for scheduling, listing, and formulating data, how to utilize the spreadsheet for various bookkeeping and accounting functions, and for organizing or collecting data within a business environment.
I. Budgeting Essentials
II. Project Management
III. Grammar Essentials
IV. Persuasive Communication
V. Introduction to Excel
The General Office Skills program is geared towards anyone who works in an office environment and who is seeking to learn basic general practices in a variety of business areas.
Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS
Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.
Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pang’s promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a period of 12-months. Dr. Pang has also served as COO and General Counsel for Technology Training Services Corporation a technology training company delivering services in Europe under Unites States Government contracts. Dr. Pang was also the Manager, Firmwide Practice Section Development, Training and Forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 100 business and law-related courses. In addition, she has served in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs.
Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning conferences, including the MEC 2001 Conference sponsored by Arizona State University, the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; E-Learn 2005 and Online Educa Berlin 2005, AACE/ED Media 2006, E-Learn 2006, E-Learning Guild 2006, CELDA 2007, Learning Conference 2008 at University of Illinois, Chicago, EduComm 2008 in Las Vegas, DevLearn 2008 in San Jose, among numerous other professional conferences.
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Budgeting for Managers
• Grammar Essentials