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Ethics in the Workplace

Being ethical does not mean following your feelings. Your feelings can misdirect you. This course explores how workplace ethics should be developed, how to create the standard and policies that support them, how employees can be trained and managed to follow and support these standards, and how to deal with problems where ethics are concerned.

Ethics in the Workplace for Organizations

Benefits of fostering an ethical workplace go beyond simply doing the right thing (although that is important). This course explores how workplace ethics should be developed, how to create the standards and policies that support them, how employees can be trained and managed to follow and support these standards, and how to deal with problems where ethics are concerned. After completing this course, you should be able to:

Family Law - Adoption and Assisted Reproduction

Adoption and assisted reproduction is a developing and dynamic practice area. In the United States, starting in the 1960’s, contraception became widely available, abortion became legal, and the number of viable assisted reproduction methods increased, which led to the number of children available for adoption to decrease. We found ourselves redefining “family” and responding by overhauling the law of this new “family.”

Family Law - Child Custody, Support and Visitation

This course concentrates on practice and procedure in the area of child custody, support, and visitation. Federal courts traditionally abstain from family law matters, considering state legislatures and local courts better suited for resolving family issues. As a result, state law is the primary law affecting the support and care of children in the United States.

Family Law - Dissolution Case Management

Against a background of Constitutional and federal law, state law is the primary law of marriage and divorce in the United States. Basic principles and models of divorce, including alimony, child custody, and property division, remain fairly consistent through all states and territories. Applicable law, rules, procedures, and terminology may vary significantly from state to state and within states from city to city. “Custody” and “alimony” in one court may be “parenting time” and “spousal support” in another.

Family Law - Division of Property and Spousal Support

This course concentrates on practice and procedure in the area of alimony and property division.

Financial Intelligence

How do you know if your department is doing well? What about your organization? More importantly, how can you contribute to the financial success of your department and your organization? The answer is by gathering, interpreting, and evaluating the financial data of your organization.  In today’s economy, organizations are doing more with less. They’re demanding more productivity from every employee and looking for every possible measure to improve the bottom line. And they’re expecting their employees to monitor and drive this process themselves.

Fundamentals of Strategic Planning

In most organizations, a strategic plan is created at the highest level, and it becomes your job to implement it. A company without a strategic plan is like a boat without a rudder. It may be afloat, but it isn’t headed in the best direction to ensure its long-term success. Strategic planning is moving an organization forward toward a shared vision through agreed-upon goals and objectives. Some people take a more theoretical approach and emphasize creating the vision, while others take a more task-based approach and focus on setting deadlines and achieving action items.   

How to Make Yourself Indispensable

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.

Ideas Into Action

Innovation doesn’t have to be complex or difficult, and it’s not just for technical problems. Innovation can happen everywhere in an organization. This course will take your team's ideas into action. After you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to:   

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