My main day job is college professor. I've enjoyed teaching since I was in high-school when I first volunteered as a computer teacher for a non-profit mental health organization in Kingsport, TN which helped people with disabilities. In college, I received a scholarship to be part of an innovative team which put the first online Human Resource degree. I taught instructors and students how to build online courses, create streaming audio/video, and how to use various web technologies.
While working for Eastman Chemical Company, I taught night classes at various local colleges which eventually led to more full-time teaching opportunities. I've taught diverse groups ranging from corporate HR employees from Korea's Samsung organization to college business students. It is amazing that when an individual enjoys learning and applying that teaching seems to come naturally. Even deeper is the need to help someone experience that "ah - ha" moment. Years ago, I read a book or article which talked about how learning is one of the most satisfying experiences one can have in their life. We don't think much about how learning gives us "satisfaction" but when you think about how it affects your confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance, and sense of accomplishment, there is a link to happiness.
I hope everyone has something that they love to do and can go teach someone else.
Social Network Marketing with Facebook and Twitter
15 Free Online Tools that will save you small business thousands of dollars
eBusiness 101: Taking Your Business Online
eBusiness 201: Using Web Technologies to Market and Grow Your Business
The New Web Lifestyle: Using the Web to SIMPLIFY
Podcasting / Videocasting – getting your audio or video message online
Designing your Web portfolio and Get a Job!
ACM is an eight hours workshop is designed to present an understanding of the roots and the nature of human anger and conflict, of responses to conflict, and of models for constructive ways to deal with conflict between individuals, groups, and nations. Anger, violence, creative dimensions of conflict, mediation, and resolution will be examined from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Team Building / Problem Solving
I've conducted various courses and workshop on team building which have helped different organizations improve communication, grow stronger teams, and ultimately improve performance. Using interactive tools and experiential learning strategies, I've found new methods to teach team-building.
Employment Law for Front Line Supervisors
ELFLS is an eight hours workshop is designed to explain in detail the plethora of federal laws and regulations designed to end discrimination and uphold employee rights which have been enacted during the past three decades.
Understanding and complying with employment law is important for several reasons. It helps organizations and supervisors do the right thing, it minimizes the organization’s potential liability and it helps management and organizations realize the limitations of legal and HR departments.
Learn current strategies on how to be an effective communicator as a new manager or supervisor. Strategies such as emotional intelligence, team communications, giving feedback, effective facilitation, and common written communication skills will be covered.
360 Degree Leadership
The 360 Degree Leadership program is a 16 hour workshop emphasizes the necessity of solid leadership in all positions responsible for implementing an organization's vision and mission. This training experience empowers leaders to exercise their influence upward to superiors, across to fellow leaders, and down to members they lead. Developing one’s self and those who surround a leader is necessary to make a dynamic and lasting impact.
Best Practices for Front Line Supervisors
BPFLS is an eight hour workshop is designed for newly promoted supervisors as well as experienced supervisors either who have not received formal supervisory training or require a refresher course in updated skills, concepts and practices. This interactive training gives participants “hands on” practical supervisory techniques that can be taken directly from the classroom to the workplace and will add value to the organization’s bottom line.
TI is an eight hour program with the objective of identifying applicants that will be most likely to succeed in the intermediate and top level jobs they would be expected to reach in a reasonable period of time using selection technology within the letter and spirit of applicable laws, regulations and precedents.
Human Resources for Small Businesses
Human Resources can be overwhelming when one has neither the time nor the resources to hire a specialist. Compliance with laws and regulations, while maintaining a company culture, is especially challenging for small businesses. The objective of the HRSM eight hour program is to provide small business owners and staff with the necessary knowledge and tools to develop and maintain a successful and cost effective Human Resource function.
Human Resource Management Certification Classes
Are you working in the area of Human Resources? Are you interested in being certified as a PHR or SPHR?