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Tennessee State University, in partnership with Aperion Global Institute, is ready to help you take your professional development to the next level. 

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  • Convenient self-paced learning that also includes peer interaction

  • Supportive global leader instructors who are subject matter experts in their fields

  • A wealth of helpful online resources to help you learn and grow

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This Week’s Next Level Certificate Courses

  • Intermediate Project Management

    Course Length: 4 Weeks Course Hours: 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Course Overview In this course, you will focus on the last three stages of the project life cycle: planning, execution, and termination. This includes identifying tasks and resources; using scheduling techniques like the work breakdown structure, Gantt charts, and network diagrams; preparing a budget; executing a project; and controlling changes.
  • Anger Management: Understanding Anger, Kevin Carr, CEO, Pro2CEO

    Course Length: 4 Weeks Course Hours: 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Course Overview This course will help you identify how anger is affecting you. You will also learn about the anger process, trigger thoughts, behavior types, and coping strategies.
  • Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo

    Course Length: 4 Weeks Course Hours: 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Course Overview Once you complete Six Sigma: Entering the Dojo your skills in this practice area of business improvement will be prepped and practiced enough to apply them in the real world. You are going to learn about the basics of Six Sigma and about various improvement tools. You will follow that up with a look at management tools for generating ideas. A look at continuous improvement is next on the agenda and the course concludes with a consideration of customer relationships.
  • Public Speaking: Presentation Survival School

    Course Length: 4 Weeks Course Hours: 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Course Overview This course will teach you how to manage your thoughts, body language, nervousness, and speech patterns to present yourself professionally. You'll also learn how to present at meetings, use the five-S pattern to prepare a good presentation, and punch up your presentation with visual aids. As a bonus, you'll complete Velsoft's signature personality assessment to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses as a speaker.
  • Making Training Stick

    Course Length: 4 Weeks Course Hours: 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Course Overview In this course, you'll learn ways to help make your training workshops stickier so that the learners will retain the material better. You will familiarize yourself with strategies that can help learning to stick with the audience in an effective and meaningful way. You will learn how to keep learners focused and motivated to absorb material. Also, you will learn ways to develop an effective training style, using appropriate training aids and techniques.
  • Emotional Intelligence

    Course Length: 4 Weeks Course Hours: 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Course Overview This course will introduce you to the history of emotional intelligence and what its all about. You'll explore the most popular theories, including the EI blueprint, Martin Seligman's ABC's of optimism, the VALUE and SOLER techniques, Ekman's seven basic emotions, and Plutchik's wheel. You'll also explore your personal values and vision statement to help guide you in your emotional intelligence development.
  • Leadership Skills for Supervisors: Communication, Coaching, and Conflict

    Course Length: 4 Weeks Course Hours: 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Course Overview In this course, you will learn about coaching models, conflict resolution techniques, and ways to communicate with your employees. You will also complete Velsofts signature leadership assessment to help you identify how to connect with others. As a bonus, you will receive an introduction to some important leadership theories, including the Situational Leadership II model and servant leadership.
  • Continuous Improvement with Lean

    Course Length: 4 Weeks Course Hours: 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Course Overview   In this course, you will learn about developing continuous improvement strategies in the workplace using Lean methodology. The course focuses on the Identify Plan Execute Review cycle and wraps up with an in-depth case study to help you practice what you have learned.
  • Encouraging Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Business

    Course Length: 4 Weeks Course Hours: 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Course Overview This course will introduce you to the basics of sustainability and corporate social responsibility using ISO 26000 guidelines as a framework. These principles include organizational governance and ethics, operating practices, human rights and labor practices, environmental awareness and sustainability, consumer issues, and community involvement.
  • Writing Reports and Proposals

    Course Length: 4 Weeks Course Hours: 8 ________________________________________________________________________ Course Overview To begin this course, you will learn about the four stages of report writing: investigating, planning, writing, and revising. You'll also learn about the ten steps of proposal writing, as well as use headings, adding visual aids, writing persuasively, and sourcing material.



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