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Take Your Leadership to the Next Level with this 4-Session Supervisory & Leadership Training Certification. Renown Presenters: Celina Peerman, Ph.D. & Mel Gonnerman, Ph.D. See session descriptions 2000002/73, 2000003/74, 2000004/75, 2000005/76 or contact Rachael Koehler at Rachael.Koehler@iavalley.edu for more information.

Start date: 10/23/2018

Tuition:: $679.00

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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).

2000091

Start date: 10/01/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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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.

2000090

Start date: 09/04/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $345.00

Location : Online



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Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Finance - The Vocabulary of Finance - The Four Basic Elements of Finance - The Basic Financial Statements Unit 2 Introduction to Accounting -Basic Terminology -The Purpose of Accounting -The Accounting Cycle -Preparing Financial Statements Unit 3 Managing Liabilities -Overview of Liabilities -The Liabilities of a Business - Short-Term Liabilities -Long-Term Liabilities Unit 4 Financial Planning - Overview of Financial Planning -The Importance of Financial Planning -The Business Planning Process

2000015

Start date: 09/04/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Agenda Unit 1 Developing a Survey -Purposes of surveys -Fundamentals of Survey Research -Ethical Considerations -Likert Scales Unit 2 Comparing Means -Chi-Square -Statistical Significance -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems involving Means Comparisons Unit 3 Finding Differences between Groups -ANOVA -Post Hoc Comparisons -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems Involving ANOVA Unit 4 Individual Research Inquiries -Developing Research Questions -Setting Up Study -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually

2000030

Start date: 11/05/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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In this final course in the Six Sigma Black Belt program candidates will focus on the improve and control stages of DMAIC. Topics included in this course include hypothesis testing, regression analysis, design of experiments, hypothesis testing, non-parametric analysis, and statistical process control. Participants will have to apply the concepts learned in the Introduction and Intermediate Six Sigma Belt courses as well as the material covered in the Green Belt course. The instructor will share many handouts, spreadsheets, and web links that have tools participants will use while completing Six Sigma projects.

2000105

Start date: 11/05/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

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.

2000075

Start date: 11/05/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $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

2000006

Start date: 10/01/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $245.00

Location : Online



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If you wish to communicate technically with programming teams or wish to code a bit yourself, this course is for you. A lot of programming languages are very similar, and knowing what’s common between all programming languages will help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with programmers, help aspiring programmers get started or transition into any programming language.

2000106

Start date: 10/01/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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Raising awareness is not enough! Social change is baked into the work of many mission driven organizations, but is it effective? Exactly what change are you after? Do you know if your efforts are working? This course is designed to support staff of nonprofit organizations in using planning and evaluation tools to increase the effectiveness of social change advocacy campaigns. Students will be guided through case studies, planning tools, and evaluation methods specific to advocacy work. This course will emphasize strategy and evaluation.

2000107

Start date: 10/01/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies and provide employee support. It has benefits for the employer and employee. Develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Take home the much-awaited toolkit you have been searching for to improve your employees’ performance and create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding. Building on Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace Course I, C/M II take a further in-depth look at variables involved in employee support. Additionally, in this course you will develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Critical analysis and improvement of your programs alongside group dynamics and innovative strategies will also be examined in terms of coaching and mentoring programs. This course offers the much-awaited toolkit you have been searching for to improve your employees’ performance and create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding. Agenda - Month One Unit 1 Introduction to Mentoring/Coaching Coaching and Mentoring – Defined Why Mentor or Coach? What are the types of mentoring? (Career development and Skills development) Unit 2 Coaching versus Mentoring (What’s the Difference?) Role Model - Define Which one is right for you? (Assess yourself as a Mentor/Coach) What is Peer Mentoring? Unit 3 The Effective Mentor or Coach (Leadership Tools & Techniques etc.) Setting Realistic Expectations Get Creative Communicate Effectively Unit 4 Issues in Mentoring and Coaching Teamwork (Group Dynamics) Diversity Increasing your Emotional IQ (Civility in the Workplace) Agenda - Month Two Unit 1 Special Employee Considerations in Workplace Coaching and Mentoring Programs The Remote Worker The Part-time Worker/Just-in-Time Workforce Generational Differences The Power Differential Unit 2 Development of a Coaching/Mentoring Program at Your Workplace Setting Your Workplace Goals & Objectives Making Your Workplace A Learning and Growth Organization Buy-in & Rewards Promotion of Your C/M Pr Investment & Support Unit 3 Critical Evaluation of Your Workplace Coaching/Mentoring Program Checkpoints for successful coaching/mentorship programs Successful Workplace Models of Coaching/Mentoring Programmatic and individual evaluations in coaching/mentorship programs When are you “Done”? The Feedback Loop Unit 4 Final Issues to Build On in Mentoring/Coaching in the Workplace Trust Group Dynamics Innovation

2000007

Start date: 09/04/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $295.00

Location : Online



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Take away the key practices you need to develop and hone your business writing communication effectively and successfully. Get the best practices for crafting effective, professional business documents. Find out how to avoid grammatical pitfalls. Acquire business writing principles that will be good for years to come. Agenda Unit 1 Writing as a Process - Audience, Purpose, and Medium -Outlining for Successful Writing -Organization Models (Choosing a Model that Works) - Principles of Business Communication Unit 2 Written Communication in the Workplace -Writing Reports (formal and informal) -Drafting and Revision -Writing the First Draft -Constructing Openings and Closings that Work Unit 3 Writing a Proposal -Writing for Your Readers -Writing Effective Content - Safeguarding Users -Ethical Considerations Unit 4 Collaborative Writing and Research -Research and Team Writing -Collaborating Across Departments -Working Through Conflict

2000051

Start date: 09/04/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $195.00

Location : Online



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