The following online courses are available to purchase and complete at your own pace to assist you in developing your skills and making you a better, stronger individual:
- Self-esteem and Assertiveness (R999)
Ayn Rand once said, “The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” This course will give you some techniques that can dramatically change how you feel about yourself and how you approach the world.
In this course, you will explore what self-esteem is and where low self-esteem comes from. You will also learn ways to build your self-esteem, get what you want, and make others feel better about themselves
- Conquering Public Speaking (R999)
Do you get nervous when presenting at company meetings? Do you find it hard to make conversation at social events? Do you lock up in awkward social situations? If so, this course can help you conquer your nerves and speak confidently in public.
To begin this course, you’ll review some of the basics of communication. Then, you’ll learn how to make small talk, develop conversations, speak well, dress appropriately, and control nervousness. To wrap things up, you’ll learn how to handle specific scenarios, like meetings and sticky social situations.
- Public Speaking: Speaking Under Pressure (R999)
If you are a new speaker who feels nervous about the task at hand, or an experienced speaker who wants to learn more about being put on the spot, then this course is just for you. It focuses on speaking under pressure, which means being able to quickly organize your thoughts and being able to convey them meaningfully to your audience.
This course will take you through preparing an effective presentation. Topics include planning your speech, identifying your audience, connecting with the listener, developing key themes and sentences, structuring your ideas, and managing nervousness and body language. You’ll focus on short responses and learn ways to expand a basic presentation.
- Emotional Intelligence (R999)
Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and manage emotions and relationships. This course will help you develop your emotional intelligence to give you that extra edge in building relationships and connecting with others.
This course will introduce you to the history of emotional intelligence and what it’s all about. You’ll explore the most popular theories, including the EI blueprint, Martin Seligman’s ABC’s of optimism, the VALUE and SOLER techniques, Ekman’s seven basic emotions, and Plutchik’s wheel. You’ll also explore your personal values and vision statement to help guide you in your emotional intelligence development.
- Managing Pressure and Maintaining Balance (R999)
When things are extremely busy at work and you have your hands full with many tasks, having skills you can draw on are essential for peace of mind and growth. This course will give you ways to manage the pressure and maintain balance in your life.
This course will teach you about the causes and costs of workplace pressure, the benefits of creating balance, and how to identify pressure points. You will also learn how to apply emotional intelligence, increase optimism and resilience, and develop strategies for getting ahead.
- Personal Branding (R999)
Abigail Van Buren, the writer of Dear Abby, once said, “There are two kinds of people: those who come into a room with the attitude, ‘Here I am!’ and those who have the attitude, ‘There you are!’” This course is an exploration about the type of impact we want to have in life and work.
In this course, you’ll learn what a brand is and how you can leverage it to make a personal impact. You’ll define, design, and plan the interior elements of your brand (such as your confidence level and approach to others) as well as the exterior elements (such as how you dress and act). You’ll also learn supporting skills, such as setting goals, communicating effectively, building your credibility, managing difficult conversations, influencing others, and speaking in public.
- Self-leadership (R999)
Self-leadership combines taking responsibility for our outcomes, setting direction for our lives, and having tools to manage priorities. This course will cover all of these aspects and teach you how to make meaningful, empowered choices while taking action to get where you want to go.
In this course, you will explore the four pillars of self-leadership: knowing who you are, knowing what you do, knowing what you need to learn, and using what you know.
- Influence and Persuasion (R999)
When we talk about influence and persuasion, we often talk about marketing and sales. However, we influence in many ways and with great frequency. This course will teach you how to speak with influence and persuasion.
In this course, you will learn how to speak persuasively, communicate with confidence, build rapport, develop a strong presentation, and leverage storytelling. You’ll also receive an introduction to basic neuro linguistic programming techniques.
- Networking for Success (R999)
Business networking is an effective and efficient way for business people to connect, develop meaningful relationships, and grow their businesses. This course will give you the skills that you need to network with others.
In this course, you will learn how to identify opportunities, create a positive first impression, develop a memorable intro, start conversations, shake hands well, handle business cards, manage sticky situations, follow up with others, and organize your network. You’ll also learn how to network in online spaces, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
- Introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) (R999)
In order to achieve results, you must master the art of bringing your unconscious thoughts to the surface. This course will give you the skills to do just that through neuro linguistic programming.
This introductory course will teach the basics of neuro linguistic programming (NLP). You’ll learn about key terms, the NLP presuppositions, the NLP senses, eye cues, enriched language, clean questions, and hypnotic language.