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IgnitEd now makes it easier than ever before to incorporate curriculum from around the world into your classroom. With just a few clicks you can connect to approximately 200 different globally-located Jesuit universities and institutions with the use of case studies, videos, podcasts and more. IgnitEd is an invaluable resource that can aid you with finding the perfect curricular tools, creating the perfect opportunity for your students to benefit from the centuries of Jesuit experience and tradition.
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Current Learning Opportunities for Faculty
The training field is a continuously evolving environment—changing expectations from organizations and trainees, the introduction of new methodologies, fresh insights on the best presentation and planning
As a training professional, you are required to adapt your knowledge and skills to ensure your training programs are impactful and successful. Participants of the Train-the-Trainer program learn the essentials of the training function, while having the opportunity to directly apply the newly introduced content to their day-to-day jobs. Whether you are a seasoned professional in need of a refresher looking for new approaches to deliver your programs, or are new to the field and are missing a strong foundational knowledge in critical training skills, the Train-the-Trainer program will leave your audience praising your training abilities.
The Train-the-Trainer program is organized into a three-module approach How Adults Learn; Planning, Designing and Evaluating Training; and Proven Classroom Training Techniques.
Train the Trainer: Planning, Designing & Evaluating Training
You already know that an adult’s learning style is different than a child’s, and training based on theories and lectures is not the most effective approach for delivering programs. But how do you actually develop your training around the principles of adult learning?
Train the Trainer: Planning, Designing & Evaluating Training helps you make your own training programs more effective using proven approaches for adult learning. This program focuses on helping you with your specific content and audiences and how to combine them in a way that creates an engaging program. The result? A positive, memorable learning experience and lasting impact for you and your participants in your training programs.
Thriving During Change
There are few guarantees in the workplace today. However, change is one of them. More than ever, organizations and their environments are in a state of flux; streamlining processes, upgrading technologies, introducing new products and competing in a global market. In some cases these changes are planned, in others they are unplanned. Sometimes the forces for change are internal to the organization, sometimes they are caused by external conditions. The need for an organization and its people to meet and cope with change requires employees to be competent in dealing with and managing change.
Six Sigma Black Belt
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is a highly respected credential and a huge asset to individuals and their organizations.
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification enables you to confidently lead Six Sigma projects for your organization, as well as lead others to follow the Six Sigma principles in their projects and processes. You will learn how to leverage your expertise as a knowledgeable practitioner of Six Sigma to improve processes, decision making, organizational capabilities and results.
Public Sector Leader Certificate Program
he Xavier University Williams College of Business, Department of Criminal Justice and the Xavier Leadership Center have partnered to create a Public Sector Leader Certificate Program (PSLCP). The Public Sector Leader Certificate Program is designed for leaders in law enforcement, public safety and city management seeking to develop the knowledge, skills and tools required to successfully lead their organizations. Additionally, participants learn how to apply these skills when they work with others during day-to-day operations, where decision-making, critical thinking, and leadership are required. This understanding is especially helpful during high-stress situations, such as active-shooter situations, fires, accidents, environmental crises, political meetings, press conferences, as well as daily internal and external issues, which require strategic planning, personnel management, and communication.
Project Management Certificate Program
Xavier University has been successfully delivering project management training to participants from all industries for nearly twenty years. As the Project Management Institute (PMI)® gained additional momentum in the late 1980’s, our faculty and experienced business professionals played an instrumental role with the Southwest Ohio PMI® chapter and its rapid growth, especially in the number of professionals achieving their Project Management Professional (PMP)®designation.
The Xavier Leadership Center is an extension of Xavier University and provides high impact executive education designed with the expressed intent of helping leaders and their teams solve real problems. The cornerstone to this approach is “facilitated learning,” which challenges participants to actively implement the concepts we teach under the guidance of our team, a blend of Xavier professors and experienced business professionals.
Organizations across industries are challenged to deliver an increasing number of projects and programs, while maintaining flat (or decreasing) budgets and resources. It is not surprising that the skills needed to successfully manage increasingly complex projects are more important than ever.
XLC’s Project Management Certificate Program is built on the content and processes found in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition. This highly interactive program develops the essential skills and real-world practices required for project managers to be successful, delivering projects on time, on budget according to specifications.
Xavier is a Registered Education Provider (REP) approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to offer PDUs. We have developed all of our courses in alignment with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition. Every hour of our class instruction is pre-approved as PDU’s to fulfill the Project Management Professional (PMP®Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR).
PMP, PMBOK and the R.E.P. logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Maximizing Results in a Goal Oriented Culture
Maximizing Results in a Goal Oriented Culture
Does your organization set clear, simple goals? Are the goals linked to the organization’s strategy? In this session, you will learn some simple techniques to help you:
Develop a culture of goal setting
Set goals that are linked to the organization’s strategy
Manage and track goal progress
Hold individuals accountable to goals
For more information, click here and chat live with an XLC rep.
Leadership Foundations Certificate
There is really no such thing as a born leader. Becoming an effective leader is actually a journey defined by experience, self-awareness and personal development. Leaders need to develop and hone their abilities throughout their career–and they can begin with a leadership program.
The Leadership Foundations Certificate program is about great leadership and you. We help you understand what makes a leader great and how to incorporate that knowledge into how you lead — in a way that makes sense and is authentic to who you are and how you are.
This personal journey of learning, application and discovery focuses on what it takes for each individual to be the kind of leader, who can inspire, engage and empower others to achieve results.
Influencing Without Authority
Leadership is not about having the power to exercise your authority. Leadership is about behaving in ways that influence the feelings, thoughts and actions of others.
“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” ~ Ken Blanchard
In a world of multi-functional teams, globalization and flatter organizational structure, what it means to be a leader is shifting. You simply can’t rely on a position of power to make demands; rather you need the ability to influence others to help you achieve your goals. Influencing Without Authority will teach you how to engage others, manage interactions and best of all, shape outcomes enabling you to become a more effective manager and leader.
Executive Certificate in Financial Planning
Although the financial crisis has made the public more wary about financial issues, the demand for financial planners is expected to continue growing. However, proven credibility and trust are essential to a successful future in financial planning.
Xavier University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning enables for financial planners to obtain industry recognized credentials, through an accelerated education and preparation program – building knowledge and enhancing client confidence.