Contract Training - Alabama - USA Center for Continuing Education


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For the organization with a group of individuals to be trained, we provide customized programs in communications, computer applications, management and leadership that focus on company-specific problems and issues. In addition to reducing the cost of training by as much as 30%, these programs bring instruction to your site at a time that is compatible with your business cycle.

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Examples of Past Training Modules

Mastering Workplace Communications (Two Day Workshop)  The first day of this workshop is designed to enable participants to develop appropriate listening skills, send clear messages, enhance awareness of non-verbal communication and learn skills necessary to conduct effective meetings. The second day is devoted to increasing awareness of problem areas in written business communications. Participants will learn to write clear, concise messages defined by a particular audience. For this session, participants are asked to bring to class two pieces of correspondence: one e-mail and one written report.


Technical Writing (Two Day Seminar)  By using team-teaching and individual writing conferences, this intensive two-day workshop helps improve technical writing skills through instruction, practice, and one-on-one writing conferences. This seminar focuses on organizing information, sources of accuracy, substantiating arguments, personal style, analyzing and adapting to the audience, and achieving simplicity and clarity in report and letter writing. Engineers and other technical personnel interested in effective business writing will benefit from this program.


Public Speaking and Presentation Skills (Two Day Workshop)  In this highly interactive workshop, learn how to handle nervousness, manage the two-way communication process, inform and persuade your listeners, translate technical ideals and jargon into simple terms, organize your ideas, make sure your audience will follow and remember your ideas, and develop and use visual aids. Participants make short presentations and help others develop presentations using criteria and constructive criticism. Two to three different types of presentations will be videotaped. This course is ideal for any engineer or technical person who, as part of their job, must present technical ideas or proposals to peers, supervisors, customers, or the public in a way that is understandable.


Interpersonal Skills for Team Members & Facilitators (Two Day Seminar)  Organizations integrating quality management concepts into the workplace have found the interpersonal relationships among workers more important than ever. Understand the basic concepts impacting interpersonal relationships. Acquire foundation skills for exploring team building, facilitation skills, and communication in more specific teams to all levels of employees. Topics include interpersonal communication, active listening, conflict resolution and assertion.


Developing Effective Presentations (Three Day Seminar)  Learn to design and deliver interesting, purposeful and effective presentations. This seminar demonstrates methods for organizing ideas quickly and accurately, without hours of work usually involved with planning the task. Participants deliver a presentation to a small group or other participants. This presentation segment utilizes video tapes and critiques as part of the learning experience. By the end of the program, participants will have gained the confidence necessary to speak effectively in front of groups, make presentations, and sell ideas to others.


Project Management (Two Day Workshop)   Every Project Manager knows a successful project is one that is completed on time, comes in under budget and performs according to the project objective. This course is designed to provide greater managerial insight into what project management is, how it works, and why it works as it does, enabling managers and team members to make more effective and efficient use of time and resources while maximizing project management performance. The concepts of Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Critical Path Method (CPM) are introduced. Microsoft Project and ABQM software are used to illustrate concepts and principles developed in this course. Discussion of each topic is followed by examples and exercises to reinforce concepts developed. Participants are encouraged to bring personal examples and experiences to the course. General familiarity with personal computers is helpful.