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The following course information is effective for the Summer 2018 term.

PGOT 3 Infographics

Discover a powerful, concise way to present information using infographics and data visualization. Learn about the types of infographics used in business, education and industry and where to find various web-based sources. Get started in the basics of planning, designing and presenting your own infographics.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 4 Graphic Design for Visual Presentations

Make your visual presentations look professional and communicate effectively. Get the latest most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away more skills to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 5 Photoshop for Presentations

Acquire the skills to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. Practice the most commonly used methods, such as managing text, working with layers, and image file properties. You will find out the purpose of each photo-editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 10 Effective Copywriting

Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo or promoting your own skills on LinkedIn, strong writing skills are the key to success. Come away with the tools and techniques you need to improve your copywriting skills and learn how to avoid the common writing mistakes that can hold you back.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 15 Designing Successful Webinars

Webinars are a meeting format that save money and reach more people than in-person meetings. Use them for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Learn the 4 key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 17 Applying Lean Sigma to HR Functions

Lean principles can be used to streamline processes in the human resource functions such as recruiting, hiring, training, compensating and managing performance. Find out about Lean concepts, tools, and methods with which you can benchmark and assess problems, and lead continuous improvement efforts to resolve them.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 22 Google Analytics

If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool. You’ll understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find out how to get more conversions and sales from your website visitors. A must for anyone serious about leveraging more success from their website.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 23 Google Apps for Business

Google has variety of applications and tools to help you become more productive, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and more. Move beyond the basic features you figured out on your own. Be able to use them to work collaboratively and increase productivity. Learn how to run online meetings and webinars. Learn the ins and outs of all the tools Google has to help you become more productive and improve your work communication skills. You will learn time-saving tips and strategies to get more done in your work and personal life.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 24 Google +

Google+ has surpassed Twitter to become the second largest social network next to Facebook. Discover the best ways to use this popular and emerging social media platform to raise your online profile, and connect with current and potential new contacts. You’ll learn the advantages of using Google+, how it can help your organization to engage existing users, and grow your base and techniques for using the platform to create relationships, and expand your reach and knowledge in particular subject matter areas.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 28 Office Operations

Discover strategies for focusing on specific office outcomes and operating a high-functioning office. Office operations refer to the administration and management of office business practices to support the highest level of efficiency and productivity within an organization. Learn how to design, implement, evaluate, and maintain the process of work within your office.

Come away understanding how to supervise or manage a team of administrators, allocating roles, recruiting and training, and issuing assignments and projects.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 29 Lean Six Sigma

In today’s world, Lean is a part of the business environment. Lean Six Sigma attacks inefficiencies, non-value added wastes caused by defects, non value-added flow of information or materials, non-productive time, data storage, stacks of inventory, overproduction and extra processing. With Lean Six Sigma techniques you will have the skills to lead successfully in both service and manufacturing industries.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 30 Creative Problem Solving

In today’s business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. Using the problem solving model in this course will enable you to be more successful. Interpersonal and business relationships fail because of poor problem solving. Find out how to recognize problems and deal with them more appropriately. You will take home techniques relevant for any organization or group context, but can also be easily adapted to work at an individual level.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 31 Instagram for Business

With over 100 million users, Instagram is a marketing gold mine. Discover ways to have your audience generate excellent content for you. Build your community while doing it. Learn how to make hashtags work for you, how to make and keep your followers happy and how a small input can cause exponential growth. We'll also explore Do's and Don'ts of Instagram to get you on the fast track to success. Make the most of Instagram and lead your business to unending exposure. An android or iOS device is needed to take full advantage of the exercises in this class.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 32 Facebook for Business

Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Facebook Pages and how to
increase the chances that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new
tools and proven techniques to increase business and expand your reach.
Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and
how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas. This is an advanced class and assumes you have started a Page on Facebook and have some basic knowledge of the platform. It includes the most current updates Facebook has made to Pages.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 33 Business Writing

Take away the key practices you need to develop and hone your business writing communication effectively and successfully. Get the best practices for crafting effective, professional business documents. Find out how to avoid grammatical pitfalls. And acquire business writing principles that will be good for years to come.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

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PGOT 34 Writing News and Press Releases

Being able to write a good news story, press release or publicity notice is a skill that can set you apart in the workplace. Getting the word out is an essential activity for every organization. Acquire the skills good journalists have and learn how to craft a news story, press release or publicity notice that will get attention.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 35 Certificate in Business Writing

Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill.

Begin with understanding the format, construction, and successful techniques of writing good business reports and proposals. Then improve your skills with editing and proofreading. Finally, discover what good journalists know. Learn how to write a news story, press release or other publicity notice that zings.

Help your organization stand out with your new skills in business writing. This certificate will take you to the next level where business writing is a skill for personal and organizational success.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: No

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PGOT 40 Collaborative Management

Explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization. Collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Learn to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

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PGOT 41 Productivity eTools

Work more efficiently and uncover more time in your day to become a more productive worker. Learn the latest eTools, sites, iPhone and iPad applications to turbo-charge your work and simplify your life. Discover how to select the right tools for your needs, evaluate your productivity system and develop a framework that gets things done. Explore new productivity tools each week, while also evaluating your own productivity needs.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

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PGOT 42 Managing Productivity

Acquire the four new management systems and procedures to maximize productivity in your work organization and successfully manage both on-site workers and those working remotely. Move your skill set from the last century’s system of managing time to this century’s managing of productivity. After completing this course, you will have a new set of management skills to manage both your own productivity and that of others in the new work environment of this century.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

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PGOT 43 Productivity and Time Management Certificate

Boost your productivity by managing your time better. Discover the Top Ten most effective time management techniques to increase your work outcomes without spending more time. Take home new 21st century techniques and strategies, find out about the exciting Productivity eTools that are available, use technology to boost your productivity and get the latest best information on documenting your own productivity and managing the productivity of others.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: No

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PGOT 45 Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Gain insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. Identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage your new business.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

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PGOT 46 The Business Plan

Evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and build your business plan, one step at a time. This practical, hands-on approach encourages you to immerse yourself in the vision and planning aspects of your business. Focusing on the most critical components of a business plan enables you to uncover hidden risks and assess the business from a marketing, management, and financial vantage point.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 47 Embracing Sustainability in the Workplace

Implement sustainability solutions for your workplace. Gain practical information for yourself and your employees that you can implement immediately. Brand your organization in the world of environmental stewardship. Learn practical approaches and applications toward implementing sustainability with guidance in planning procedures. Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of environmental stewardship and overall social responsibility while you learn practical suggestions on operating an indoor environment as it relates to air, water, lighting, fitness, nutrition, mind and comfort.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 48 Creating Community and Social Change

From elected officials to the CEO of Apple, leaders are now urging people in the workplace and community to participate in community and social change to help improve communities and society. You will discover how social change happens (or doesn't happen) and how you can influence change. Explore working within an established organization versus creating your own group for change. Finally, you will learn different change strategies and techniques to highlight issues and improve your community and society for all.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Summer 2018: Yes

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PGOT 49 Onboarding New Employees

Onboarding is the process of socializing new employees into the organization. Ensure a smooth transition from best candidate to star employee. Onboarding of employees begins well before traditional new-hire orientation and has long reaching implications. At the conclusion of the class you will have constructed an onboarding program for use in your own organization.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

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PGOT 50 Project Management Skills for HR Professionals

Project management skills and processes are critical tools in meeting your organization's strategic talent and management objectives. You will develop and demonstrate skills in leadership, organization, planning, and understanding of the essential aspects of project management. Broaden your understanding of project management principles, develop skills needed to successfully facilitate projects as well as develop an understanding of potential risks that often prevent successful project implementation.

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