Aspire Journeys

Corporate Trainer Journey

  • 24 Courses | 7h 55m 44s
  • 6 Books | 57m
  • 6 Audiobooks | 1h 42m 9s
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A corporate trainer is responsible for the transfer of knowledge to employees, and who ensures that employees have the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their roles. Learning and development can help employees achieve their goals and increase productivity. Learn more about the skills and competencies required by corporate trainers. This Journey is based on real-time market information from Burning Glass Technologies and focuses on the role of the Corporate Trainer within organizations.

Communication Skills

There's also an art to communication, allowing your authentic self to shine through and allowing the exchange with another person to unfold naturally.  Learn more about communication skills.

  • 4 Courses | 1h 13m 49s
  • 1 Book | 10m
  • 1 Audiobook | 19m 26s

Teamwork & Collaboration

Managing teams successfully involves ensuring that team members can communicate with you and with one another and that they will collaborate effectively as a team. To achieve this, clear channels of communication are required for both on-site and virtual teams.  Learn more about teamwork and collaboration.

  • 5 Courses | 1h 42m 40s
  • 1 Book | 8m
  • 1 Audiobook | 17m 33s

Organizational Skills

Organizing your physical and digital workspaces is a great way to be more productive. When you declutter your workspace, you can improve many aspects of your work day, including your ability to concentrate, achieve targets, and become more efficient.  Learn more about organizational skills.

  • 3 Courses | 52m 33s
  • 1 Book | 10m
  • 1 Audiobook | 12m 16s

Time Management

The amount of time available to you is constant – you can't buy more and you can't save it for later. However, by managing your time, you can increase your productivity.  Learn more about time management.

  • 4 Courses | 1h 15m 25s
  • 1 Book | 9m
  • 1 Audiobook | 11m 36s

Presentation Skills

Whether your job includes delivering sales pitches, making PowerPoint presentations, or leading team trainings, presentation excellence can only be achieved when the standard of your public speaking matches the quality of your content.  Learn more about presentation skills.

  • 4 Courses | 1h 34m 33s
  • 1 Book | 11m
  • 1 Audiobook | 20m 42s

Influence, Presence, & Leading Meetings

Authority carries a certain positional power. A title grants a person some power and authority, but even that has its limits.  Learn more about influence, presence, and leading meetings.

  • 4 Courses | 1h 16m 44s
  • 1 Book | 9m
  • 1 Audiobook | 20m 36s

COURSES INCLUDED

The Art and Science of Communication
There is a science behind communication, including how we react neuro-physiologically to others - through verbal communication such as their words and tone, as well as the non-verbal communication of their actions and body language. There's also an art to communication, allowing your authentic self to shine through and allowing the exchange with another person to unfold naturally. In this course, you'll learn about the art and science of communication. You'll explore techniques for connecting with your audience and building trust with them so that your communication intention is clear and understood. You'll also learn the basic principles of assertive communication that is positive and not aggressive.
6 videos | 15m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Do We Have A Failure to Communicate?
Communicating effectively can be challenging when having difficult conversations. Because these challenges typically involve emotions such as hurt, anger, or confusion, it's not uncommon for people to avoid one another or shut down, preventing what could be a productive exchange at many levels. In this course, you'll examine some common communication challenges and how you can successfully navigate them. By showing patience, perseverance, and accountability, you can effectively deal with tough conversations, communicate your message, and reach mutual understanding and agreement.
6 videos | 16m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Communicating with Confidence
Communicating with confidence is critical to your message being successfully received. Feeling confident in a high stakes situation is not always easy but with effort, confidence can be cultivated and improved. In this course, you'll learn about being an effective speaker. You'll discover ways to prepare, techniques to avoid being nervous and how to use your voice and body language to communicate with self-confidence.
7 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Effective Team Communication
It's vital to maintain open, effective communication when working on a team. However, it's all too easy for teams to adopt bad habits. Without realizing how badly it affects your team, you or another team member may communicate in ways that lead to misunderstandings in teamwork, cause unnecessary conflict, keep others from having their say, and prevent collaboration. In this course, you'll learn about different verbal barriers to effective team communication and strategies for overcoming them. But speaking is only one part of communication; effective team leadership is about listening too. So you'll also learn about some active listening techniques that can help you be a better listener when managing teams.
8 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge
Encouraging Team Communication and Collaboration
Managing teams successfully involves ensuring that team members can communicate with you and with one another and that they will collaborate effectively as a team. To achieve this, clear channels of communication are required for both on-site and virtual teams. In this course, you'll learn how to demonstrate team leadership by encouraging effective communication and overcoming communication problems. You'll explore strategies for encouraging team collaboration. Finally, you'll learn about tools and technologies that are commonly used for virtual teamwork and key considerations for establishing virtual communication guidelines.
8 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Being an Effective Team Member
Making a real, positive difference on a team is not necessarily about showing team leadership. Even if your role doesn't involve managing teams, you can still make an important contribution by being a strong team member. This course covers strategies and techniques to help you become a more effective and valued team member. You'll explore ways to adopt a positive mindset toward teamwork, so that you can make a significant contribution. Because your success when working on a team depends on pulling together with other people, you'll also learn constructive ways to acknowledge differences and show respect for teams, and specific strategies for team collaboration.
8 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Building the Foundation for an Effective Team
The way in which teams are built is an important factor in determining a project’s success. Effective team management requires strong team leadership that clearly outlines your goals and standards of behavior. In this course, you'll learn about the five stages of team development and strategies for selecting high-performing team members most suited for collaboration. You'll also learn some foundations for managing teams successfully, including how to set team goals, assign roles to individuals working on a team, and define specific guidelines for how team members should behave to minimize conflict and optimize teamwork.
8 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Strategies for Building a Cohesive Team
Team cohesion, or the strength of the links between team members, determines how effective teams will be, especially in responding to outside pressures. A team has to be cohesive if its members are to function as a unit, working closely and efficiently to achieve common goals. In this course, you'll learn methods for effectively building and managing teams that focus on improvements in three areas: communication, cooperation, and trust. You'll learn specific strategies for improving communication and promoting collaboration among staff members working on a team. You'll also learn what signs suggest a lack of trust on a team, and how you can show team leadership by using the right techniques to build trust and improve teamwork.
8 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge
Facing Virtual Team Challenges
A virtual team can face the same difficulties as other teams, but remote teamwork also has unique challenges. In this course, you'll learn about tactics for managing teams that blend onsite and offsite members across time zones and geography. You'll be introduced to team leadership strategies for overcoming internal conflicts and handling collaboration and communication challenges. Finally, you'll learn how to evaluate and adapt your management style and approach to working on a team that is virtual.
7 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Organize Your Physical and Digital Workspace
Organizing your physical and digital workspaces is a great way to be more productive. When you declutter your workspace, you can improve many aspects of your work day, including your ability to concentrate, achieve targets, and become more efficient. This course will help you increase your productivity by showing you how to organize and maintain both your physical and digital workspaces. You'll learn the rewards of organizing your workspace and find out what a productive workspace looks like. You'll learn how to use your organization skills to manage your digital workspace. And finally, you'll find out how to make your new clutter-free life last by making organization a habit.
8 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Avoid Procrastination by Getting Organized Instead
Procrastination reduces your productivity while causing you stress at the same time. Procrastinating is a habit that causes urgent and difficult tasks to pile up as you studiously avoid them. Developing and applying organization skills, you can declutter your schedule and avoid putting off work that demands your attention. In this course, you'll learn about the reasons people procrastinate, and the benefits of organizing your time. You'll learn how to build self-discipline and combat time wasters, as well as how to bring more organization to your day. And finally, you'll explore how to set priorities and how to say no when you need to.
7 videos | 17m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Achieve Productivity in Your Personal Life
A busy personal life has a direct correlation to your productivity level at your job. By getting control of your productivity at home, you can improve your productivity work too, making you better able to stick to schedules and meet deadlines by reducing the stress and distractions that come from trying to juggle home and work at the same time. In this course, you’ll learn how to prepare for trips, plan personal and household tasks, and become more organized as a parent. You’ll also explore tips for achieving an effective work/life balance and taking care of your personal health and well-being.
6 videos | 14m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Maximize Your Productivity by Managing Time and Tasks
The amount of time available to you is constant – you can't buy more and you can't save it for later. However, by managing your time, you can increase your productivity. And the better you understand your own personal productivity, the easier it will be to manage your time effectively. In this course, you'll learn about how you can use task management to maximize your productivity. You'll discover the benefits of using time management and assessing the value of your tasks. You'll learn about benefits of setting goals and how productivity is tied to your ability to assess time and set priorities. And you'll also learn about the process of "chunking" your time and how to use different types of to-do lists effectively.
7 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Aligning Goals and Priorities To Manage Time
Too much to do and too little time? Everything is urgent? Modern technology means our employers can reach us 24/7, so schedule management and goal setting are more important than ever. When you're under pressure to deliver, you need to know your priorities. Meeting targets and achieving goals consistently regardless of the business situation isn't easy. And this means managing your time effectively. In this course, you'll learn about aligning each goal with your employer's expectations, clarifying your goals, and prioritizing your most important work. You'll also learn how to ask questions to clarify goals, and how to establish and schedule priorities based on these goals.
6 videos | 17m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Make The Time You Need: Get Organized
If you want to manage your schedule and make your time count, you have to be organized. But to stay organized, you need to check your progress. This mean developing schedule management skills. The stress and potential for mistakes grows when you don't spend time organizing your time. In this course, you'll discover how schedule management can help you regain control of your time. You'll learn how to leverage your personality to boost your productivity and explore techniques for dealing with time stealers. And you'll learn how to create practical to-do lists and keep them relevant and realistic.
7 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
The Art of Staying Focused
Even if you know what's important to do, losing focus can stop your progress. No matter who you are or what job you do, focusing at work can be hard. Even with great schedule management and organizing skills, it's easy to get off track if you're not careful. In this course, you'll learn how to stay focused and stay on top of your schedule. You'll learn strategies for dealing with focus challenges and distractions at work. You'll also find out how to beat fatigue, manage your time, and decline work-related requests. And you'll explore how to adjust your focus to deal with change, and how to regain focus when you've lost it.
7 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Planning an Effective Presentation
Concern about the impact of a presentation can inspire presenters to improve their verbal communication skills, enabling them to get the desired results. Public speaking and business presentations can be immeasurably improved if the presenter devotes sufficient time and attention to planning. In this course, you'll learn how to define and understand your audience's characteristics, knowledge, needs, and responses. You'll also learn how to organize your presentation's timing, purpose, key points, and approach so that it is engaging, focused, and relevant. Finally, you'll learn about different presentation methods, such as PowerPoint presentations, and when they're most effectively used.
8 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Building Your Presentation
Effective business presentations need to have a sound structure. To ensure that your presentation has this structure, you need to consider its overall purpose, your audience, and the key points you'll be presenting, and then put them all together into a plan of action to guide you. In this course, you'll learn how to write the key parts of a presentation so they're memorable and effective. You'll also learn how to select and use eye-catching visual aids to bring your PowerPoint presentations to life. Finally, you'll learn how to rehearse your presentation – a key step for public speaking that will improve your verbal communication skills and build confidence for the real thing.
8 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Ensuring Successful Presentation Delivery
Whether your job includes delivering sales pitches, making PowerPoint presentations, or leading  team trainings, presentation excellence can only be achieved when the standard of your public speaking matches the quality of your content. Having diligently prepared your presentation, you need to make sure that your delivery is engaging, enthusiastic, composed, and confident. In this course, you'll learn how to set up the right environment for your business presentations. You'll also learn techniques for managing stage fright and using your verbal communication skills and body language to deliver your message clearly and effectively. Finally, you'll learn about how to deal with audience questions in a Q&A session and the impact this has on your credibility.
8 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Getting Started with Design Thinking
The main aim of your organization's product or service is to help your customers achieve a specific goal or overcome a problem. This is where the concept of design thinking comes in. Design thinking is a customer-centric approach to determining how best to meet customer needs. In this course, you'll explore ways to develop customer focus to help you define problems. You'll explore design thinking strategies, including how to reframe problems, how to brainstorm solutions, and when to use prototypes. You'll also identify best practices for user testing, as well as for and gathering and reviewing feedback for effective problem solving.
7 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Capturing the Attention of Senior Executives
Does your job require you to communicate critical information to c-suite executives, such as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)? Perhaps you have opportunities to influence executive decision making, but don't know how best to deliver your message. In order to make the most of your communication with senior executives, you need to be prepared. In this course, you'll learn how to shape your message so it's communicated clearly to your organization’s c suite. You’ll discover how to build your credibility with those at the senior level, such as the CFO, CIO, and COO. And you'll explore how to approach and plan meetings with senior executives, and how to make your case – whether it's with an elevator pitch or a formal report.
8 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Influencing through Positive Leadership
An organization's social and political landscape can provide opportunities for positive leadership, influencing others in order to accomplish team and company goals.
In this course, you will discover methods and strategies for effectively influencing a team to accept your ideas. You'll be introduced to the importance of political awareness and the essential skills involved in utilizing positive influence, while avoiding the negative, when persuading others. You'll also have an opportunity to practice methods for influencing effectively and ethically.
7 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Personal Power and Credibility
Authority carries a certain positional power. A title grants a person some power and authority, but even that has its limits. To meet goals and get results requires developing a sense of personal power that goes beyond the job description and that print on the business card. Personal power stems from personal credibility, influence, and political savvy. Even those with the most humble job titles can know how to get things done. In this course, you'll learn how developing personal power and credibility, and using them for building trust with your coworkers and organization, allows you to increase your influence at work and reach your goals.
7 videos | 12m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Running Meetings in Better Directions
Have you ever attended a meeting or presentation that left you feeling frustrated? Despite their reputation for sometimes wasting time, meetings remain one of the most effective tools for sharing information, presenting ideas, and making decisions – if facilitated well. Meetings can be very productive; many issues can be resolved, and participants can feel grateful they attended. In this course, you’ll learn how to kick off meetings and how to ensure maximum participation and buy-in. Then you'll be introduced to what to do when meetings go off track, when to intervene, and how to deal with productivity problems. You'll also learn how to close and follow up on a meeting.
7 videos | 16m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

Corporate Conversations: Guide to Crafting Effective and Appropriate Internal Communications
Corporate Conversations offers time-honored and modern techniques for harnessing the power of effective communication to strengthen trust, morale, and productivity in the workplace. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Shel Holtz

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Clone Yourself: Build a Team that Understands Your Vision, Shares Your Passion, and Runs Your Business For You
Clone Yourself distinguishes itself from other books by approaching leadership from a new angle—you can’t, and shouldn’t, do it on your own. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 8m Book Authors By Jeff Hilderman

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Organizing for Success, Second Edition
In Organizing for Success, author Kenneth Zeigler explains how you can become more organized, more efficient, and better at managing your time. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Kenneth Zeigler

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The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer
The Inefficiency Assassin examines effective time management techniques that aim to give you more control over your life. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Helene Segura

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10 Steps to Successful Presentations
10 Steps to Successful Presentations provides the key information needed to deliver an effective and memorable presentation. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 11m Book Authors By American Society for Training and Development

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All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence
All the Leader You Can Be details the three dimensions of a leader – character, substance, and style – and the five qualities that correspond to shaping executive presence in each dimension. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Suzanne Bates

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Corporate Communication Crisis Leadership: Advocacy and Ethics
In Corporate Communication Crisis Leadership, the authors discuss how a failure to ground your company ethos—and its communication strategy—in honesty and integrity could threaten both the company’s good name and its financial bottom line. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 26s Audiobook Authors By Matthew Corr, Ronald C. Arnett, Sarah M. Deluliis

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Leaders Don’t Command: Inspire Growth, Ingenuity, and Collaboration
Leader’s Don’t Command offers you the tools to uncover your best leadership strengths that will have others looking to you as a respected leader. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 17m 33s Audiobook Authors By Jorge Cuervo

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The Personal Efficiency Program: How to Get Organized to Do More Work in Less Time, Third Edition
The Personal Efficiency Program helps you and your team manage your tasks and time more effectively so that you get more done-with time left over for some extras! In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 12m 16s Audiobook Authors By Kerry Gleeson

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Kickstart Your Time Management: The Complete Guide to Great Work Habits
Kickstart Your Time Management by Frances Kay is a practical, step-by-step guide for anyone who has ever wondered where all that time goes. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 11m 36s Audiobook Authors By Frances Kay

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Presentation Skills: Educate, Inspire and Engage Your Audience
Presentation Skills is a reference guide to the ideas, tips, and tricks you can use to elevate your presentation to a persuasive pitch. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 20m 42s Audiobook Authors By Michael Weiss

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Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO
Executive Presence is a lively exploration of what separates the exceptional from the competent, drawing on intriguing research conducted specifically for this book. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 20m 36s Audiobook Authors By Harrison Monarth

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