This course will raise the financial awareness of class participants by developing a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts and terminology, as well as the ability to read, assess and understand key financial statements.  The course will cover, the general accounting process, financial statement preparation and reporting process, as well as methods to analyze financial statements. The link between an organization's strategy, operational objectives and financial objectives will also be explored. 

Conflict is an inevitable part of work. We’ve all seen situations where people with different goals and needs have clashed, and we’ve all witnessed the often intense personal animosity that can result. The fact that conflict exists is not necessarily a bad thing. When resolved effectively, conflict can strengthen working relationships.

As organizations employ concepts such as flatter management structures, outsourcing, and virtual teams, a greater number of employees are being asked to get things done through peers inside and outside their organizations. The challenge becomes how to accomplish this without the direct authority. This workshop will explore using the concept of influence, also termed lateral leadership, as a method to drive initiatives within an organization.

Is your team thriving and contributing their best at work? Work pressures seem to thwart leader’s efforts to create an environment where employees can grow and flourish in new ways. In this interactive session, you’ll learn current theories in self-motivation and self-determination at work. In addition, you’ll learn to build your employees’ self-worth by demonstrating appropriate authenticity, vulnerability, serving others, giving respect, reducing fear and learning from mistakes. By doing so, you’ll then experience the wonderful benefit of improving not only team dynamics, but also work creativity, innovation and performance as you inspire employees to be their best.

Do you have someone in your office who is constantly negative? No matter what you are doing, whether it is regular day-to-day activities or even hanging out at a work picnic, they're still negative. Studies show that people’s moods can be contagious. Their attitude impacts the culture of the workplace. In this interactive session, you will learn the various types of negativity and how these attitudes can bring down morale and productivity. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with negativity including Covey’s concept of emotional deposits.