This course is made up of 13 individual modules that cover the major content areas of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). In this course, you will consider some of the organizational issues surrounding project management. You will review how different organizations handle the responsibilities of project management and focus on the entity known as a project management office, or PMO. You will also learn how organizational structure can play a key role in the success or failure of project management. You will be introduced to the five project management process groups and 10 project management knowledge areas into which PMI® sorts all project activities.
This course provides an introduction to financial and managerial accounting concepts, revenue and budgetary procedures, and the financial status necessary to be a successful business entity in the fitness industry. Topics include fee structures, financial impact analysis, price setting strategies, financial forecasting, and the relationship between financial analysis and strategic business planning. The course examines additional business concepts including purchasing, contractual agreements, risk management and negligence, technology issues, and other fiscal concerns
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) encompasses the practices and metrics of trying to increase a web site's ranking with search engines. This course will engage learners through a variety of assignments that span the history and technology of the World Wide Web. Students will learn how to leverage both content and technical features in order to increase ranking while also learning about the latest tools to measure performance. These aspects are then incorporated into real-world scenarios that challenge students to apply what they have learned.
This course is designed to give learners an assessment of their readiness to take the Project Management Institute® (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam. It contains five process group assessments, as well as two 200-question practice exams, which cover the PMI® standard, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The practice exams provide a comprehensive review of the PMBOK® Guide. You will also review key strategies for preparing for the PMP® Exam.
The ability to speak confidently and convincingly in public is a valuable skill to have in both the business world and private life. In fact, the top things employers seek in a new hire are good verbal and written communication skills. Many people experience stress when they have to speak in public, but planning for success and building structure around the speaking engagement increases self-confidence and reduces speaking anxiety. This course discusses public speaking and presentations and gives a step-by-step process for creating a speech for any occasion.
The process of decision making involves a number of steps that can simplify the process, if not the decision itself. Identifying the issue at hand is clearly the first step. From there, it is necessary to gather the required information to help figure out what sort of solution would work best. After formulating solutions, you can weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each, until you can finally make your selection and complete the process. Which steps you follow and how you follow them is in part determined by what sort of decision you make. Depending on such factors as the nature of the situation and your own decision-making style, your decision for any given situation may be rational—or it may be based on intuition.
Trade barriers and free-trade agreements create new business opportunities and they intensify competition, both of which are the manager's top jobs. This course discusses how trade is both blocked and allowed in the global business environment.
Managers are expected to adhere to much different federal, state,county, and local laws that pertain to how companies recruit, hire, train, promote, terminate, and treat their workers. The general effect of all these laws is that employers are not allowed to discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an applicant’s membership in a protected class. HR professionals and line managers need to ensure the workplace is in compliance with rules and laws related to worker safety, and that it is free of employment discrimination and sexual harassment. Human Resource Management is responsible for finding, developing, and keeping the right people needed for a qualified work force; but they must do so while following many federal, state, and local employment regulations.
Employees within an organization have different skill sets, levels (and types) of intelligence, and personality traits. When measuring intelligence, remember that different types of intelligence work better for certain jobs. Understanding and addressing all aspects of employee behavior can lead to reduced turnover and higher job satisfaction.
To master the best ways to make sure that your employees remain both safe and on track while on the job, you must first understand the different methods for conducting performance appraisals and the best ways to do it fairly and accurately. You will need to learn about the importance of informal and formal feedback, and understand the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
To fully understand the best way to make decisions, you must first understand the decision-making process and the different types of decision-making styles. Additionally, understanding the different types of problems, the different types of decisions, and making decisions that are ethical can help you succeed at reaching the next level as a supervisor.
Staffing an organization can be one of the most challenging jobs for the human resources department. They need to identify what type of personnel an organization needs and then recruit, hire, and train the new employees. When it comes to recruiting and retaining employees, the supervisor's relationship with human resources can have a huge impact.