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Strategy & Business Models

Jumsptart Growth with Relevant, Scalable Business Models

By Skillsology | in Online Courses

Whether you're a business professional or an entrepreneur, this course will have you tossing your outdated business models out the window and adapting new, more effective techniques. Learn to consider today's complex issues when looking to launch or pivot your business plan, and gain the practical techniques to put ideas into action.
  • Learn to think strategically using modern techniques w/ 15 hours of coursework
  • Recognize, develop & execute successful strategy using business model frameworks
  • Identify the drivers of Strategy formulation using Megatrend analysis
  • Adopt a dynamic strategic approach to deal with 21st Century continuous change
  • Turn your idea into a business model prototype
  • Construct a value proposition that works
  • Understand the importance of customer centrality in business models & value propositions
  • Deliver better results in company brainstorming sessions
Anna Shaw is a Strategy and Innovation Consultant at Lucency, based in Sydney, Australia. She has 20 years experience appraising strategy, finance, and business models. This experience has been derived from working across multiple industries in the UK, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, for globally based financial institutions, servicing some of the world’s leading corporations. Her broadly based skillset includes strategy and innovation, finance, risk governance, economics, general management and business development. Anna has an insatiable curiosity about how ingenious business models are created, executed, and evolve. Her core focus is on training people in all types of businesses (from start ups, new ventures and established firms), how to turn their sensational new growth ideas into value propositions that delight and business models that work. For more details on this course and instructor, click here.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: online 24/7 access for 12 months
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Introduction/Overview
    • Unit 1.1 - A Brief Discussion on Strategy and How It Has Changed In the 21st Century
  • Section 2: Defining 21st Century Strategic Thinking
    • Unit 2.1 - What is Strategy?
    • Unit 2.2 - Defining 21st Century Strategic Business Model Thinking
    • Unit 2.3 - Section Plenary
  • Section 3: Equipping yourself for the 21st Century business environment
    • Unit 3.1 - 21st Century Business Environment - Mega trends
    • Unit 3.2 - 21st Century Strategic Drivers
    • Unit 3.3 - Section Plenary
  • Section 4: Business Model Design
    • Unit 4.1 - The High Level Structure of a Business Model
    • Unit 4.2 - Crafting Effective Value Propositions
    • Unit 4.3 - Customer Facing Segments
    • Unit 4.4 - Infrastructure Segments
    • Unit 4.5 - Business Model Environment
    • Unit 4.6 - Validation and Testing of Business Models using Entrepreneurship
    • Unit 4.7 - Section Plenary
  • Section 5: Applying Strategy and Business Models
    • Unit 5.1 - Business Model Patterns for Developing Strategy
    • Unit 5.2 - Business Model Brainstorming
    • Unit 5.3 - Section Plenary
  • Section 6: Summing it all Up
    • Unit 6.1 - Course Summary
    • Unit 6.2 - Course Plenary

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Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

Understand Basic Financial Concepts Vital for Success

By Skillsology | in Online Courses

Even if finance isn't your bread and butter, understanding the way it works is crucial to your professional success. Study the below concepts to get familiar with techniques and vocabulary that will equip you with skills to excel in business.
  • Study basic finance over about 15 hours of coursework
  • Understand & use key financial statements: Profit and Loss Statements, Balance Sheets & Cash Flow Forecasts
  • Use key performance indicators (KPIs) effectively
  • Apply important investment-appraisal techniques
  • Develop a foolproof business plan
Dr. Janet Cole has over 20 years of finance experience. She trained as a chartered accountant with Hays Allen and worked in financial and management accounting roles as well as audit, information systems and business change. Dr. Cole worked for a range of firms during her finance career such as ARRI, Hoechst and Moss Chemists. She worked closely with managers and directors helping them to understand and make decisions based on key financial data. Dr. Cole has been involved in providing finance and information systems training in her commercial roles and as an Associate Professor at Kingston University where she teaches on Finance, Information Systems and Business Change courses. She is the current chair of the Business Change special interest group for the British Computer society and contributed to the review of the Change Management Institutes body of knowledge. For more details on this course and instructor, click here.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: online 24/7 access for 12 months
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Introduction
    • Unit 1.1 - Financial Information and Decision-making
  • Section 2: Using Financial Information for Business Planning and Control
    • Unit 2.1 - Management Accounts
    • Unit 2.2 - Costs / Using Costs in Business Decisions
    • Unit 2.3 - Using Budgets
    • Unit 2.4 - Control using variance analysis
    • Unit 2.5 - Section Plenary
  • Section 3: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Unit 3.1 - The usefulness of Business KPIs
    • Unit 3.2 - How to choose KPIs
    • Unit 3.3 - How to use KPIs
    • Unit 3.4 - KPIs in Practice
    • Unit 3.5 - Section Plenary
  • Section 4: Project Investment Appraisal
    • Unit 4.1 - Project Investment Appraisal
    • Unit 4.2 - Appraisal Methods and Risk
    • Unit 4.3 - Appraisal Methods and Inflation
    • Unit 4.4 - Comparing Appraisal Methods
    • Unit 4.5 - Section Plenary
  • Section 5: Building Your Business Case (Portfolio)
    • Unit 5.1 - Building a Business Case
    • Unit 5.2 - Identifying your Resources
    • Unit 5.3 - Sales, Production and Pricing
    • Unit 5.4 - Financial Planning for Your Business Case
    • Unit 5.5 - Section & Course Plenary

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Business Writing

Gain Confidence in Your Professional Writing Skills

By Skillsology | in Online Courses

Whether you're tasked with drafting an email or a lengthy report, producing quality content quickly is essential for career success. This course will teach you techniques for getting even the most technical of ideas clearly outlined for your readers without wasting a minute of your time.
  • Study useful writing techniques w/ 15 hours of learning material
  • Structure & plan your writing
  • Write with style & confidence
  • Edit effectively to improve readability
  • Gain more readers
  • Explore techniques & tricks from an expert
Andreas Loizou has run training course since 1999. His clients include governments and financial institutions around the world. Andreas has also signed off research at BNP Paribas, worked in equity research at Goldman Sachs and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC. He has also served as Director of Training at FT Knowledge, and was the highest-rated speaker on the Financial Times Intro to the City program six years in succession. Andreas has a first class degree in English Literature from Leeds and an M. Phil in English from the University of Cambridge. He is also a graduate of the Faber & Faber Novel Writing Academy. His first book, The Devil’s Deal, was published by FT Prentice Hall in 2012. It featured on the WH Smith Business Book Chart, was Pearson’s Business Book of the Month, and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and six other languages. Andreas is now a Leader in Residence at Leeds University Business School, where he talks to MBAs and Masters in Occupational Psychology about effective communication. He splits his time between London, Madrid and writing his next book - The Genius Guide to Modern Business Writing, which comes out in Spring 2015. For more details on this course and instructor, click here.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: online 24/7 access for 12 months
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Intro
    • Unit 1.1 - Introduction
  • Section 2: Writing for Readers
    • Unit 2.1 - What Do You Want From Your Reader?
    • Unit 2.2 - What Do Readers Want From Your Writing?
    • Unit 2.3 - Sensory Preferences
    • Unit 2.4 - Section Plenary
  • Section 3: Structure and Flow
    • Unit 3.1 - Planning & The Pyramid Structure
    • Unit 3.2 - Flow
    • Unit 3.3 - Section Plenary
  • Section 4: Writing with Style
    • Unit 4.1 - Make Your Writing Easy to Follow
    • Unit 4.2 - How to Write a Great Sentence
    • Unit 4.3 - The Words That Attract Readers
    • Unit 4.4 - Punctuation and Grammar
    • Unit 4.5 - Section Plenary
  • Section 5: Editing your Writing
    • Unit 5.1 - Getting the Most From Feedback
    • Unit 5.2 - Editing Your Work
    • Unit 5.3 - Section Plenary
  • Section 6: Course Ending
    • Unit 6.1 - Course Ending

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Leadership & Management

Learn to Become a Strong Leader with These Crucial Skills

By Skillsology | in Online Courses

Lead your organization, department, or team to success with essential management skills. From managing performance to delivering stability to developing your own style, this is a must-take course for any current or future manager in today's business world.
  • Gain fundamental leadership skills w/ 15 hours of instruction
  • Understand your organization in detail & put forth a strategy
  • Make strategic decisions based on this strategy
  • Build a set of core values & brand definition
  • Promote these values & the brand across all teams at your company
  • Develop staff skills across to deliver your objectives
  • Lead & manage with charisma, integrity, conviction & support
Richard Pettinger is Principal Teaching Fellow (Reader) in Management Education at University College London (UCL), where he is the director of the undergraduate and graduate programmes in information management for business, in the UCL Department of Management Science and Innovation. Richard is the author of over fifty books and numerous papers on all parts of the subject of management. His research interests are privatization and restructuring, the effects of organization and human behavior on decision taking in organizations, and the development of a professional and agreed body of knowledge and expertise for the ‘profession of management’. Richard is visiting professor of management at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. He continues to research write and consult with companies and organizations of all sizes and in many different sectors. He regularly is asked to join panels and conferences as keynote speaker, conference and session chair and expert contributor. Chloe Daniel has run and helped set up a number of businesses - a specialized education consultancy, a network for high achieving graduates, an innovative online job referral platform and a publishing business. Her expertise lies in management, structuring start ups, and getting brilliant ideas off the ground. Her parallel focus right now is writing a series of education books and growing her publishing business. Chloë studied History and German at Oxford University and started her career at an internationally renowned literary agency. For more details on this course and instructor, click here.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: online 24/7 access for 12 months
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Introduction
    • Unit 1.1 - Introduction
  • Section 2: Delivering Stability and Growth
    • Unit 2.1 - Strategy
    • Unit 2.2 - Money
    • Unit 2.3 - Environment
    • Unit 2.4 - Change
    • Unit 2.5 - Risk
    • Unit 2.6 - Section Plenary
  • Section 3: Leadership & Management Style
    • Unit 3.1 - Personal Effectiveness
    • Unit 3.2 - Communication and Culture
    • Unit 3.3 - Section Plenary
  • Section 4: Managing Performance
    • Unit 4.1 - Ethics
    • Unit 4.2 - Organisational Structure
    • Unit 4.3 - People
    • Unit 4.4 - Maximising Performance
    • Unit 4.5 - Section Plenary
    • Section 5: Conclusion
    • Unit 5.1 - Conclusion

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Communication Influence & Teams

Create a Healthy Workplace for Yourself & Your Team

By Skillsology | in Online Courses

Cultivate top-notch communication skills to augment your relationship with your staff and in turn, boost your business. As business moves faster and faster in today's digital age, it's essential to assure that clear communication exists across your organization--and this course explores the skills required to make that dream a reality.
  • Learn to better understand people’s emotions w/ 15 hours of training
  • Communicate according to people's wants & needs
  • Employ body language & active listening to communicate more effectively
  • Communicate with introverts & extroverts
  • Speak clearly & w/ authority
  • Create excellent first impressions
  • Cultivate power, empathy, rapport, consistency & credibility
  • Apply a number of influence-building techniques
  • Distinguish between different types of teams &team members
  • Manage teams, including conflict within teams
  • Communicate effectively as part of a team
Andreas Loizou has run training course since 1999. His clients include governments and financial institutions around the world. Andreas has also signed off research at BNP Paribas, worked in equity research at Goldman Sachs and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC. He has also served as Director of Training at FT Knowledge, and was the highest-rated speaker on the Financial Times Intro to the City program six years in succession. Andreas has a first class degree in English Literature from Leeds and an M. Phil in English from the University of Cambridge. He is also a graduate of the Faber & Faber Novel Writing Academy. His first book, The Devil’s Deal, was published by FT Prentice Hall in 2012. It featured on the WH Smith Business Book Chart, was Pearson’s Business Book of the Month, and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and six other languages. Andreas is now a Leader in Residence at Leeds University Business School, where he talks to MBAs and Masters in Occupational Psychology about effective communication. He splits his time between London, Madrid and writing his next book - The Genius Guide to Modern Business Writing, which comes out in Spring 2015. For more details on this course and instructor, click here.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: online 24/7 access for 12 months
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Introduction
    • Unit 1.1 - Introduction
  • Section 2: Communication
    • Unit 2.1 - Wants vs. Needs and Open vs. Closed Questions
    • Unit 2.2 - Introverts and Extroverts
    • Unit 2.3 - Listening
    • Unit 2.4 - Body Language
    • Unit 2.5 - Emotions
    • Unit 2.6 - Section Two Plenary
  • Section 3: Influence
    • Unit 3.1 - Influence
    • Unit 3.2 - Power and Empathy
    • Unit 3.3 - Consistency
    • Unit 3.4 - Influencing Techniques
    • Unit 3.5 - Credibility and Presenting
    • Unit 3.6 - Section Three Plenary
  • Section 4: Teamwork
    • Unit 4.1 - Types of Teamwork
    • Unit 4.2 - Running a Team
    • Unit 4.3 - Conflict in Teams
    • Unit 4.4 - Team Communication
    • Unit 4.5 - Section Four Plenary
  • Section 5: Further Communication Tips
    • Unit 5.1 - Using Rapport to Influence Team Performance
  • Section 6: Outro
    • Unit 6.1 - Communicating with Yourself
    • Unit 6.2 - Course Plenary

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18

Business Analysis

Utilize Financial Data to Gain Valuable Insights

By Skillsology | in Online Courses

Don't just collect the numbers, use them to make strategic business decisions that will move your company in the right direction. This course will teach you to utilize data to support business decisions, and present them to stakeholders with confidence.
  • Improve your ability to manipulate date w/ over 20 hours of learning material
  • Analyze data in order to make smarter, informed decisions
  • Present data to clients & stakeholders
  • Create stunning charts to share w/ your team
  • Utilize & adapt 60 included professional spreadsheet models
  • Learn techniques & tricks from an expert
  • Take multiple-choice testing to benchmark your progress
Harold Graycar is an experienced executive with a broad background in information technology, business development and general management. His degrees are in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia. In addition to his numerate and analytic skills, Harold's ability to communicate and work with personnel from non-technical backgrounds makes him a valuable contributor to multi-disciplinary projects, and an effective business trainer. He has had over 25 years’ experience in technical, commercial and general management roles: advising corporate and government clients on project funding, models and strategies for business development, procurement of equipment and services and outsourcing of systems and operations -- all based around business analysis and numerate skills. Harold has been a “power user” and developer of Excel applications since the product was launched, and has developed a number of Excel modelling tools for financial applications, workforce planning, HR profile analysis and transaction logging. Harold has presented executive-level Financial Analysis, Forecasting and Business Modelling sessions for public groups and individual client organisations in Australia, Brunei, China, Malaysia, Macao, Philippines and Singapore. The focus is always on how to increase productivity with better hands-on numerate and information presentation skills. For more details on this course and instructor, click here.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: online 24/7 access for 12 months
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Business Analysis Section 1: Introduction
    • Unit 1.1 - Turning Numbers into Better Business Decisions
  • Section 2: The Business Analyst's Excel Toolbox
    • Unit 2.1 - Essential Excel for Business Analysis
    • Unit 2.2 - Professional Tools for Business Analysts
  • Section 3: Collecting and Managing Business Data
    • Unit 3.1 - Importing and Exporting Data
    • Unit 3.2 - Power Functions for Managing Business Data
  • Section 4: Communicating Your Message
    • Unit 4.1 - Your Stakeholders and Their Needs
    • Unit 4.2 - Data Presentation Formats That Work
  • Section 5: Winning Charts for Business Communication
    • Unit 5.1 - Professional Charting
    • Unit 5.2 - Dynamic Charts
    • Unit 5.3 - Some Special Charts for Business Analysis
  • Section 6: Looking Inside your Data (Analysis)
    • Unit 6.1 - Analysing Data With Pivot Tables
    • Unit 6.2 - Managing Pivot Tables Output
  • Section 7: Comparing Business Scenarios
    • Unit 7.1 - Decision Making With Compared Scenarios
    • Unit 7.2 - The Scenario Manager
  • Section 8: Looking Outside Your Data (Forecasting)
    • Unit 8.1 - Time Series and Forecasting
    • Unit 8.2 - Working With Moving Averages
    • Unit 8.3 - Introduction to Regression
  • Section 9: Ending
    • Unit 9.1 - Ending

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Project Management

Initiate & Manage Projects to Yield the Results You Need

By Skillsology | in Online Courses

Project management is a key component of reaching business goals, and this course will cover best practices from project start to finish. Study tools and techniques with the experts, and make sure all projects are planned, performed, and completed as intended.
  • Learn to launch, manage & evaluate projects of all types w/ 15 hours of learning material
  • Make sure projects are well-informed, efficient, flexible & effective
  • Study tools, processes, and skills to monitor project progress
  • Study techniques & tricks w/ project-management experts
  • Receive video summaries, downloadable templates & exercises
  • Participate in multiple-choice tests
Brett Topham has over 15 years of experience in contract and project management, and has been a Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2004. He has worked in a variety of roles in project / program management, procurement, contract management, and portfolio management. Mr. Topham served as the Deputy Account Lead with responsibility for a +$70M (annual) portfolio of U.S. Federal contracts, capturing and reporting financial data from all operations and projects; providing oversight, review, and approval of proposals and change requests; consolidating and presenting financial performance reports for senior management. Don A. Cox has been a Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 1999, and has more than thirty years experience in successful integration and implementation of large scale IT systems in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Cox has successfully managed multi-year programs and projects ranging from $70M to more than $650M. For more details on this course and instructor, click here.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: online 24/7 access for 12 months
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Overview
    • Unit 1.1 - Introduction
    • Unit 1.2 - A Brief Discussion on Project Management and How It Began
    • Unit 1.3 - The "Book Ends" of the Project Management Process
    • Unit 1.4 - Various Project Management Frameworks / Life Cycles
    • Unit 1.5 - Section Plenary
  • Section 2: Preparation
    • Unit 2.1 - The High Level Organisation Structure of a Project
    • Unit 2.2 - Project Definition
    • Unit 2.3 - Initial Stakeholder Analysis
    • Unit 2.4 - Section Plenary
  • Section 3: Planning
    • Unit 3.1 - Management Processes - Adding Discipline without Bureaucracy
    • Unit 3.2 - Developing a Project Schedule
    • Unit 3.3 - Identifying and Assigning Project Resources
    • Unit 3.4 - Section Plenary
  • Section 4: Performance
    • Unit 4.1 - Project Team Management
    • Unit 4.2 - Directing and Controlling Project Work
    • Unit 4.3 - A Project Manager's Soft Skills
    • Unit 4.4 - Section Plenary
  • Section 5: Closure
    • Unit 5.1 - Deliverable Verification
    • Unit 5.2 - Project/Phase Closure
    • Unit 5.3 - Section & Course Plenary

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