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Language: EnglishDescription: This course provides an introduction to key topics in accounting and finance for those involved in new ventures. It reviews financial accounting basics, including GAAP Principles and financial statements, and also covers key issues in finance, broadly defined as any financial or monetary activity that involves a company.Instructor Description: This course has a "Mentor Expert" helpdesk feature. Learners have the ability to submit questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying.Certification: N/A

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Tuition: $195.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Do you love being around children? Have you ever thought about becoming a child care worker or wondered if you could start a home day care business? Child day care management distance learning course can provide you with the information to take the first step toward earning an attractive child care worker salary. With our child day care management distance learning course, you can learn the key concepts involved in being a child care worker. You could even learn some basic ideas on how to start a home day care business! A child care worker is a special person who helps children grow, learn, and gain new skills every day. A child care worker also provides behavioral and emotional support so children feel safe and comfortable while with a child care worker. After completing this course, you should be able to:• Identify the elements involved in starting a daycare business• Comprehend the requirements and considerations for planning a daily schedule• Identify methods for generating enrollment, solving common problems, and setting professional goals• Identify methods and considerations for developing a curriculum• Define example activities for early childhood curriculumInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification: Upon successful completion of our Child Day Care Management course, students will be prepared for a job in the Child Day Care industry and, in part, for the education requirements to become a Child Development Associate (CDA) and/or NCCB’s Certified Child Care Worker (CCCW).Candidates seeking to apply for CDA assessment must meet the following eligibility requirements: • Be 18 years of age or older • Hold a high school diploma or GED • Have 480 hours of experience working with children within the past five years • Have 120 clock hours of formal child care education within the past five years

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Tuition: $3,995.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: The First Line Supervision and Leadership course provides students with an overview of general supervision concepts and methodologies. It helps the students understand requirements for making the transition to first-line leadership, and introduces the paradoxes of first-line supervision. Students will examine the role of a supervisor and the qualities of an effective leader and then develop strategies for effective communication, management, and training. Targeted toward individuals new to the management field who do not have a business education background, the course also explores team development and technological factors that affect leadership.In most industries, the First Line Supervisor serves as the bridge between staff and management; this is the person tasked with communicating effectively to both of these groups and ensuring both understand the needs and concerns of the other. First Line Supervisors are key to cultivating positive morale among staff members and positioned best to identify a policy or procedure that is not working currently and improve upon these issues for the benefit of both staff and management. Being an effective First Line Supervisor takes a particular kind of self-starter with a constant eye toward improvement so as to not just oversee staff, but really take on new projects geared toward perfecting processes and enhancing the overall environment by taking all viewpoints into account. Moreover, successful First Line Supervisors are well-positioned for further advancement because of their ability to get things done with the support of their staff and management.In this way, no First Line Supervisor can be successful without the right leadership skills that cultivate a real sense of cooperation, collaboration, and teamwork among staff, and between staff and management. As such, this course will also cover leadership fundamentals as a tool for successful management, establishing trust and respect with and from employees, mentoring and coaching, effective communication and effective listing as well as conflict and diversity management. In mastering these skills, participants will learn to create positive change through effective influence rather than mere authorityInstructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

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Tuition: $795.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: The Online Professional Certificate in Fitness Management was developed to establish an industry standard in fitness management education for allied health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, fitness managers, and entrepreneurs that wish to establish a successful business model and fitness operation. The certificate prepares students to implement successful business systems in the following settings: private and commercial health clubs, medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness centers, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, YMCA’s, JCC’s, college/university centers, recreational settings, and corporate fitness centers. A unique aspect of the program is the optional field internship experience which enables students to practice fitness management concepts in a real life health and fitness setting.Instructor Description: David Flench, FACHE, FMFA, MBA, ACSM HFS, is the Program Coordinator and an instructor for the Online Certificate in Fitness Business Management. He has over 17 years experience in health and wellness, and is currently the Director of the Wellness Center, Outpatient Diabetes Center, and Community Education at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, IN. David is responsible for the strategic planning and operational oversight of this certified medical fitness center and is heavily involved with the design, construction and development of a second center. David attained his Master of Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, OH and his Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. He is on the Board of Directors for the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), serves as a Lead Facility Examiner for MFA, is a past Chairman for Florida Regional Chapter of MFA, and was the 2009 recipient of the MFA Don Schneider Distinguished Service Award. David is Board Certified in Healthcare Management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), and is a Fellow of the Medical Fitness Association (FMFA). He is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt, by American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Health Fitness Specialist, and Level 2 Exercise is Medicine certified. He is a graduate of Leadership Sarasota County, and an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Tuition: $2,595.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Thinking about starting, owning, and operating a business? The Foundations for Start-Up and Business Owner Management certificate training program is perfect for anybody who has an interest in entrepreneurship or is considering starting, owning and operating their own business.Entrepreneurship training from World Education includes the following modules:Essentials of Business OwnershipOver the course of this instructional module the student learns the basics of starting, owning, and operating a small business from idea generation to implementation of the business plan.Management Essentials for EntrepreneursThe focus of this teaching module is on the management function. Students learn the skills and resources needed to develop and grow as a successful manager. Topics covered in this module include how to develop a winning corporate culture, how to work successfully with teams, how to develop and implement effective people management strategies, and workflow and proven performance management techniques.Budgeting Essentials for EntrepreneursWith this module students are introduced to the basic principles of the budgeting process. Principles covered in this module include understanding how to prepare and manage a budget within the hierarchical organizational structure. Students are exposed to the various components of a budget and how they interact as well as how to use financial statements to prepare, organize, and structure the budget.Marketing Management for EntrepreneursThis module focuses on various principles and techniques of the marketing process, including the fundamental principles of advertising and public relations.How to Develop an Effective Business PlanOver the course of this instructional module students are taught the essential skills needed to develop a successful business plan. Upon completion of this module, students have a better understanding of theInstructor Description: Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pang’s promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a period of 12-months. Dr. Pang has also served as COO and General Counsel for Technology Training Services Corporation a technology training company delivering services in Europe under Unites States Government contracts. Dr. Pang was also the Manager, Firmwide Practice Section Development, Training and Forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 100 business and law-related courses. In addition, she has served in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs.Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning conferences, including the MEC 2001 Conference sponsored by Arizona State University, the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; E-Learn 2005 and Online Educa Berlin 2005, AACE/ED Media 2006, E-Learn 2006, E-Learning Guild 2006, CELDA 2007, Learning Conference 2008 at University of Illinois, Chicago, EduComm 2008 in Las Vegas, DevLearn 2008 in San Jose, among numerous other professional conferences.

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Tuition: $2,395.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Students and working professionals alike will benefit from our online grant writing course. Over the course of this program, students learn the essential skills needed to research and write effective grant applications for public, private and government grants.Over the course of this program, experienced grant writers with real world experience lead students step-by-step through grant writing processes that increase their chances of receiving funding.Students enrolled in this course learn how to write compelling explanations, descriptions and intentional directions that persuade their readers.Grant ResearchOver the course of this module, you will study the various types of corporate, non-profit, education, and government grants that are available. You will also learn how to research a variety of funding sources and how to get started with the grant acquisition process.Effective Grant Writing TechniquesIn this teaching module, you'll receive instruction in technical writing and how to create grant proposals that incorporate the basic components of any good grant proposal - explanation, description and intentional direction.Technical Writing SkillStudents pursuing careers in highly competitive fields like the sciences, education, and those looking to begin a career as a professional grant writer will benefit from this module. Topics covered in this module include style and purpose.Advanced Grant Writing TechniquesIn this module, students learn how to develop successful and highly fundable grant proposals. The module also includes a separate lesson covering the potential pitfalls of the grant writing process.Instructor Description: Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pang’s promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a period of 12-months. Dr. Pang has also served as COO and General Counsel for Technology Training Services Corporation a technology training company delivering services in Europe under Unites States Government contracts. Dr. Pang was also the Manager, Firmwide Practice Section Development, Training and Forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 100 business and law-related courses. In addition, she has served in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs.Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning conferences, including the MEC 2001 Conference sponsored by Arizona State University, the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; E-Learn 2005 and Online Educa Berlin 2005, AACE/ED Media 2006, E-Learn 2006, E-Learning Guild 2006, CELDA 2007, Learning Conference 2008 at University of Illinois, Chicago, EduComm 2008 in Las Vegas, DevLearn 2008 in San Jose, among numerous other professional conferences.Certification: N/A

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Tuition: $2,395.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: This course explores the leadership and management issues entrepreneurs face as they create and establish successful new ventures. It reviews the key managerial roles of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling and their application in entrepreneurial settings. Further, the course addresses self-management for the entrepreneur--how an entrepreneur can manage his or her own time and maintain a proper work-life balance.Instructor Description: This course has a "Mentor Expert" helpdesk feature. Learners have the ability to submit questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying.Certification: N/A

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Tuition: $295.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: The Operational and Strategy Principles for Business Owners and Managers program includes a number of online business management training courses which are ideal for business owners and anyone who is considering owning a business. The courses provide a thorough introduction to a broad range of the principles and strategies of organizational development. Business management training courses offered in this program include:Organizational Development & ChangeThis module focuses on the basic social systems which make up most businesses. You will study the organizational culture and how it influences the way people work together to maximize the ongoing health and profitability of the organization and its employees.Strategic Operational ManagementStudents develop the managerial skills they need in order to successfully plan for operational success as they study the basic details for developing an operational plan and designing the strategic direction necessary to attain the organization’s operational goals.Seven Management DisciplinesIn this module, students examine the seven management disciplines every manager needs to know in order to achieve success in business. These seven disciplines are discussed in the context of a wide range of business operation and management environments and the study includes a round-table opportunity for all students to evaluate a variety of real-life business issues.Business Best PracticesIn this module, students learn about the best practices employed by business managers to achieve excellence and success. The module also focuses on several best practices from a wide range of industries and incorporates the common themes into a strategy for success.Organizational Leadership & Decision-MakingBusiness leaders typically set the overall tone on an organization and establish the benchmarks for measuring success. In this module students learn how to develop a leadership style that leads to successInstructor Description: Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pang’s promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a period of 12-months. Dr. Pang has also served as COO and General Counsel for Technology Training Services Corporation a technology training company delivering services in Europe under Unites States Government contracts. Dr. Pang was also the Manager, Firmwide Practice Section Development, Training and Forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 100 business and law-related courses. In addition, she has served in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs.Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning conferences, including the MEC 2001 Conference sponsored by Arizona State University, the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; E-Learn 2005 and Online Educa Berlin 2005, AACE/ED Media 2006, E-Learn 2006, E-Learning Guild 2006, CELDA 2007, Learning Conference 2008 at University of Illinois, Chicago, EduComm 2008 in Las Vegas, DevLearn 2008 in San Jose, among numerous other professional conferences.

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Tuition: $2,395.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: The certificate program is designed to supply essential education integrating exercise science curriculum and practical training techniques into a systematic model that teaches students to progress their clients through different training levels and phases. Students will be prepared for careers working at medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, corporate fitness centers, YMCA’s/JCC’s, and private and commercial health clubs. Included with the either certificate program registration, you will receive complimentary access to receive the National Posture Institute’s Certified Resistance Training Professional™ (RTP™) designation. The Professional Certificate in Personal Fitness Training program is offered in partnership with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Graduates of the Certificate Program will receive a preferred discount to take the ACE Certified Personal Trainer Certification Exam and on study materials.Instructor Description: Ken Baldwin, M.ED., ACSM-H/FI, NPI-CPS, is the former Chair of IDEA’s National Personal Trainer Committee and Chair of the Senior Fitness Subcommittee for the Massachusetts’s Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports. Ken is the Senior Editor and lead author for the American College of Sports Medicine - ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer Manual (2nd Ed.) and textbook. He continues to serve on national committees for ACSM, AAHPERD (AAPAR), and the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). He has been honored with numerous awards including IDEA’s Personal Trainer of the Year Award, presented at the IDEA International Personal Training Summit.

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Tuition: $2,795.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Do you love working with children? Have you ever thought about starting your own home day care business? This course provides the steps you will need to plan for, market, and maintain your very own home day care business. Topics include writing your policies and procedures, setting your fees, developing a daily schedule, ways to solve common problems, and more. This comprehensive course covers everything you will need to succeed in this exciting career opportunity.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

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Tuition: $195.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Whether a celebration, business conference, industry show or convention - event planners are often an integral part of a successful event. Whatever the occasion, planners can assist in the design of the event, locating an appropriate site, determining food, beverage as well as decor needs, locating entertainment, managing the invitation process, arranging travel accommodations, hiring and overseeing personnel, supervising the event and so on. With all there is to do – it’s no wonder that event planners are in such high demand!Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

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Tuition: $195.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Do you love being surrounded by flowers? Do you like to make people feel special with your floral gifts and arrangements? With so many different occasions appropriate for giving flowers, a florist shop is an in-demand business to start. Perfect your floral-arranging skills and customer service skills with a traditional florist shop or use your creativity with the endless possibilities of items to add to your shop! Whether you are considering opening a retail or a wholesale floral business, there are many things to consider when thinking about starting a floral business. Our course will provide you with essential information to get started!Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

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Tuition: $195.00

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