Continuing and Innovative Education Centennial
Welcome to class. Welcome to Continuing and Innovative Education.

Communication/Personal Development


Programs in this category:

Enroll Now

Constructive Feedback and Criticism
Fee: $149.00
Program #: SS07658

Giving feedback is a necessary skill and can involve anyone in an organization, whether it is manager to report, peer to peer, or report to manager. The course starts by exploring the importance and purpose of feedback in general, and then discusses both positive and corrective feedback. You will also learn a three step process for giving feedback, and will have a chance to practice giving feedback using this three step process. This course also explores the key differences, the effects, and the importance of giving constructive criticism as opposed to destructive criticism and different ways to give constructive criticism.

Estimated Course Hours: 3.0

Target Audience: : Anyone who wants to learn more about giving feedback

Continuing Education : 0.3
UTPDC powered by SkillSoft

Enroll Now

Business Ethics
Fee: $199.00
Program #: SS07563

How do you go about making the best ethical decision possible? Sometimes there are gray areas between what is right and what is wrong. Do you have the tools necessary to ethically lead you in your work practices? When you are able to recognize areas in which ethical problems occur in the workplace and are aware of the various arguments and justifications that become obstacles to ethical behavior, it is easier to successfully apply ethical standards. This course aids you in identifying ethical problems, helps you avoid the obstacles that may tempt you to act improperly, and gives you the tools necessary to guide you toward the right decisions. This course will prepare you to approach your job with an awareness of the importance of ethics in the work setting and an understanding of what constitutes ethical behavior. You will learn the thinking behind ethical behavior and be able to recognize some of the common myths about business ethics. This course is approximately 3 hours.

Estimated Course Hours: 3.0

Target Audience: Individuals at all levels of an organization who should understand the impact of ethical and unethical behavior in the workplace

UTPDC powered by SkillSoft

Enroll Now

Managing Your Career
Fee: $149.00
Program #: SS07561

Careers don’t just happen; they take planning and development. Managing Your Career shows you how to be proactive when it comes to identifying and attaining your career goals. This course assists you in reflecting on the status of your career, assessing your interests and strengths, finding ways to make lateral moves or take on tasks that will expand your career skills, networking and networking communication skills, building a strong relationship with your boss, and utilizing your performance as a feedback tool for your career development.

Estimated Course Hours: 5.0

Target Audience: Employees at all levels who want to advance their career

UTPDC powered by SkillSoft

Enroll Now

Optimizing Your Work/Life Balance
Fee: $149.00
Program #: SS07556

Do you fill your life with many activities and then find it’s tricky getting a good balance between them? Getting the balance right can provide you with tremendous payback, but where does this balance lie? You want to feel fulfilled and in harmony with yourself and your world. You know finding a balance is good for you, and also impacts positively on your family, friends, and coworkers. This course highlights techniques you can use to analyze your current level of balance between work and life responsibilities. It covers ways to assess your current work/life balance and overcome internal and external obstacles to achieving balance. It includes recognizing the behaviors of passiveness, aggressiveness, and assertiveness and how those affect a person’s ability to find balance in life. Techniques that can be used to achieve and preserve balance are also discussed. The course also covers how you can positively change your responses to stress once you are able to recognize how you respond to stressful situations. Relaxation techniques such as breathing and mediation are also covered. 

Estimated Course Hours: 3.0

Target Audience: This course is aimed at individuals who wish to balance their work/life responsibilities.

UTPDC powered by SkillSoft

Enroll Now

How to Write an Effective Internal Business Case
Fee: $199.00
Program #: SS07552

How to Write an Effective Internal Business Case program explains the importance of a well developed business case and shows you how to prepare, write, and present one.It explains the importance of using a business case to persuade decision makers as you compete for resources within your organization. You’ll learn what elements to include in your business case, what research you need to do, and the writing and presentation processes that help ensure your success.

Estimated Course Hours: 7.0

Target Audience: Managers and experienced business professionals

UTPDC powered by SkillSoft

Enroll Now

Fundamentals of Working with Difficult People
Fee: $299.00
Program #: SS07651

Managers deal with a wide range of personalities. Most people are cooperative and reasonable. However, some employees are very difficult to be around and work with. This program defines and illustrates the behaviors of difficult employees and ways to handle these behaviors so the workplace will continue to be productive and turnover will not become a problem. Two simulations are used to help participants feel more confident when confronting employees with difficult behaviors.

Estimated Course Hours: 7.0

Target Audience: Individuals who want to develop or refresh their communications skills when working with difficult people.

UTPDC powered by SkillSoft

Continuing and Innovative Education at The University of Texas at Austin
Our Address: P.O. Box 7817 - Austin, Texas 78713-7817
Privacy information  |  Web Accessibility Policy