Basic

Basic Level Courses

A basic level is most appropriate for the professional with little to no experience in the subject area being taught.

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.

 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.

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. 

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.

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.  

No doubt technical and task-oriented skills are important to bring to any working environment, but research has proven that real success comes from those who have honed the soft skill of emotional intelligence. No organization is without its ups, downs, and of course, turnarounds, which is why emotional intelligence is an essential aspect for anyone in the working field.

Indispensable employees are always indispensable, no matter where they go or what they do. That’s because it’s more about attitude than skill set. They know the key to their success is to work smarter, not harder. They understand where to focus their energy to get the greatest return on their efforts. They take time out to plan and they offer a solution for every problem. They get the difference between being proactive and being reactive. They also know they are replaceable...and perhaps most importantly, they want to be replaceable.

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.

NALA believes it is important for paralegals to focus on their personal development. This new program will provide paralegals with the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop their personal leadership skills. By purchasing this bundle you will have access to the following courses: 

This on-demand webinar will discuss solutions to common pitfalls that occur in a modern real estate practice. Real estate, whether commercial or residential, is full of challenges that are often hard to predict. Through the use of checklists, forms, and a consistent intake and post-closing system, paralegals/legal assistants can manage these challenges, but they must first know how to spot them from afar. This course will discuss the ethical issues of a real estate practice, as well as tax problems that are associated with complex real estate transfers.

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