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Non-substantive credit is mediation, law office management, computer programs or applications, communications, office technology, self-help, mental health, or prevention of substance abuse courses.

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: 

It’s time to start creating a more organized and nearly paperless office that efficiently uses both your time and office space. Imagine having a document management plan, a basic naming procedure, and a policy on what to do for every paper that comes into your office. Knowing the right procedures and policies to implement in your office is half the battle. This on-demand webinar will help you build a foundation in your office to use a lot less paper – or get rid of it completely.

We all have our own view of what it takes to be a successful interview. The old adage of “just be yourself” isn’t going to work in today’s digital world. An interview doesn’t start the minute you walk into the interview, but could potentially start before you even receive a call, and it doesn’t end when you the interviewer shakes your hand. What do you need to consider when looking for a job in today’s digital world? What makes you stick out from the digital pack, and how do you ensure that what you have on your digital wall doesn’t come back to haunt you in the physical world?

Choosing your next step isn’t something that someone can do for you, but something that you have to control. What does that mean?  You have to discover on your own what is needed to take your career to the next level or down the next path by taking time to understand what your skills are, what they need to be, and how to reach the next level. This webinar will provide you the tools to start your own career journey by developing an inventory of your existing skills and discovering how the “paralegal” skills are transferrable to leadership and growth opportunities.

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