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Throughout this simulation, you will play the role of the new chief executive officer of Coastal Industries, a fictional manufacturer of industrial transformers. During the simulation, you will be asked to make a series of decisions as Coastal Industries adopts sustainable management practices. These decisions will involve the company's operations, its standing in the community, and its relations with local government and state and federal regulators. Each of your decisions will affect Coastal Industries in different ways.
Time Commitment: 10 hours
This simulation is designed to challenge and engage participants while exploring key real-world leadership issues confronted by nonprofit managers. The learner assumes the role of executive director of the troubled Courtney Museum, and deals with a series of personnel, marketing, financial, and board/community relations issues. As the learner makes tough decisions, an adaptive scoreboard reflects the impact of those choices on the museum's prospects. Video commentary from experienced non-profit leaders provides qualitative context and explores the consequences of choosing different paths for reviving the museum.
Time Commitment: 10 hours
Sustainability refers to the use of ecosystems and their resources in a manner that satisfies current needs without compromising the needs or options of future generations.A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts.
This program covers several key topics, including:
The reasons for sustainability's increase in popularity
The connection between the environment and sustainability
The business case for embracing sustainable management within an organization
The role government regulation plays in sustainability efforts
Some criticisms of corporate sustainability
Applying sustainable management principles in the workplace
Applying the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) concept and its three pillars of "People, Planet and Profits" in organizations
Time Commitment: 15-25 hours
Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed
Cost: $459 or individual courses can be taken at a cost of $99 each
Project Management is critical to the success of every organization. Without thoughtful planning, execution and monitoring of efforts, organizations will lose business to those that effectively manage their projects. Qualified project managers are desired and can be highly rewarded for their work. If you want to stand out from the crowd in this competitive field, obtaining Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can elevate your status on projects and within organizations.
When you take these project management test preparation courses, you will learn the necessary skills that will prepare you to take the PMP certification exam. The PMP is the project management credential of choice across most industries and within most companies. By attaining the PMP credential, you will join the largest and most prestigious group of certified professionals in the project management community.
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