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Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence

People with high emotional intelligence are poised, outgoing, and cheerful, have empathy for others, express their feelings directly but appropriately, and have a capacity for developing meaningful relationships.This course will look at how developing your awareness of your emotions will enable you to be more productive and relate better to others on the job.  After completing this course, you'll be able to:

Land Use

This course provides an overview of zoning and land use regulation. Zoning is a type of public control that places many limits on how land is used. Each city or county places all its properties into zones for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other uses. Land use regulations vary widely from state to state, county to county, and city to city. Property owners can sometimes make requests for changes to the permitted uses and prohibited uses with applications for conditional uses, variances, zoning changes, or other requests.

Leadership Basics

After you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to identify key characteristics of leaders. You’ll know how to build trust and confidence with employees, and you’ll avoid behaviors that undermine leadership. You’ll be more skilled at promoting teamwork and esprit de corps, and you’ll be prepared to act decisively. And last, but not least, you’ll be able to demonstrate leadership in a crisis.

Learning to Manage

Making the transition from doing work yourself to managing others can feel overwhelming. Learning to Manage is designed to help minimize the stress and walk you through the process of management by targeting five specific areas. You’ll learn to successfully handle staff, projects, performance, conflict, and even yourself as you evaluate and continuously improve your effectiveness as a manager. 

Motivating Employees to be Their Best

As a manager, if you can create the appropriate climate that fosters positive feelings and eliminates obstacles, then employees will be intrinsically motivated. The three elements of this type of climate are community, influence, and openness. Therefore, this program is about providing the skills and techniques you will need to help groups develop a sense of community, to acquire influence over their work-related actions, and to enjoy the openness of shared information and feelings. After successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are inevitable in any workplace. Those conversations can create unhappiness, stress, and tension. They can also impair and even destroy relationships. When handled poorly, they are likely to result in serious problems that interfere with productivity and leave everyone involved feeling frustrated and dissatisfied.

Organizational Leadership Bundle

If you are a manager or are a part of a team, the Organizational Leadership Bundle is an essential course grouping that will prepare you for all aspects of working together in an organization. All the knowledge you will need to help your team reach success is incorporated into this Organizational Leadership bundle. From learning about how to organize a successful meeting, to developing your organization's social media policy, you'll find all the information you need to be a confident manager or an invaluable member of your team.

Personal Leadership Bundle

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: 

Real Estate Principles

The Real Estate Principles course presents fundamental concepts related to acquisition, possession, use, and transfer of real property.

Resolving Workplace Conflict

Is conflict an ongoing battle in your organization? Apparently, it is for most. A recent study reveals that 85 percent of employees experience conflict at work; a staggering 2.8 hours each week, ranging from mild squabbles with teammates to explosive disagreements between managers.

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