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Adapting Your Leadership Styles

It’s no new discovery that people learn differently, which is why leaders need to understand how to communicate with each of their individual employees. In this course, you will assess your personal leadership style and learn to adapt your preferred style to each individual employee for multiple levels of communication, including motivation and feedback. By practicing and applying tools, you’ll be able to build connections with employees, facilitate productive meetings, and build rapport using verbal and nonverbal messages.

Assertiveness Skills

Assertiveness skills are crucial to professional development, as well as other aspects of life. Asking for what you need, handling confrontations gracefully, and putting ideas forward with confidence. Not only do these skills improve teamwork, focus discussions, and build relationships, but they also help individuals to become competent, constructive, confident, and perform at their best.  Assertiveness Skills provides the skill development, practice, and understanding individuals need to learn how to be truly assertive.  

Balancing Priorities

 It’s all about doing more with less. Employees in today’s organizations are under immense pressure to work faster and smarter, yet the deadlines are tighter, the resources are lacking, and the work is more complex. Equip them with the know-how and skills to effectively manage the workload with Balancing Priorities, this course will help to improve their productivity and performance through better goal setting, task delegation, organization, and an efficient use of technology.

Business Etiquette

Business etiquette is defined as the conduct or procedures that are generally acceptable and polite in the workplace. It is typically a set of unspoken expectations that most people either meet—or find out about when they do not meet them. This course provides guidelines for common business etiquette, how to show respect for yourself and others, how to establish positive connections with anyone, and how to choose polite and positive responses to rude behavior.

Business Organizations: Incorporated Entities

This course covers both general concepts and specific techniques used in corporate law, from incorporation to merger or dissolution. The course reviews: Agency law Business structures The Business Organizations Incorporated Entities APC course relies on student participation through scenarios, case studies, and internet research. Upon completion of the course, paralegals will have completed exercises involving:

California Advanced Specialization in Discovery

Become a California Advanced Specialist (CAS™) in Discovery by participating in the CAS program.  This course highlights differences between Federal and California discovery laws and procedures. The course is owned and developed by the Commission for Certification of California Paralegals (CCCP). Whether you have one year or ten years of experience, professional certification can help you advance your career. You are more valuable to your employer or a potential employer if you have more than the basic paralegal certificate. Earn the CAS™ in CA Discovery and move your career foward.  

Coaching for Development

An organization’s success relies on the performance of every employee and so it goes without saying that it is important to foster an atmosphere that allows for employees to grow with the company. The key to this is guidance. Coaching for Development is designed to help managers, supervisors, and leaders alike encourage individual performance to increase engagement and productivity rather than to use the traditional “command and control” method.

CP Practice Exam

Studies have shown that one of the best ways to prepare for an exam is to test yourself repeatedly on the content. NALA's CP Practice Exam test bank is a great resource available to help you prepare for the CP Exam. For one fee you are able to test yourself on the topics for the CP Exam from any device, as often as you would like. Each answer provides feedback to enable you to learn as you go.  The question bank tests the Knowledge portion of the CP Exam.

CP Practice Exam Preview

Studies have shown that one of the best ways to prepare for an exam is to test yourself repeatedly on the content. NALA's CP Practice Exam test bank is a great resource available to help you prepare for the CP Exam.  http://www.psychologicalscience.org/publications/journals/pspi/learning-...

Creative Problem Solving

Creative Problem Solving is a course in which participants will learn how to integrate creativity with analytic thinking for effective problem solving, and to develop critical thinking skills. Creative problem solving is a valuable skill for today's fast-changing world. The concept of "innovation" and how it relates to the bottom line will also be emphasized. An innovative mindset not only identifies and evaluates great ideas for the marketplace; it also focuses on solving customer problems. 

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