Scrum is an agile framework for product development. In our ScrumMaster® course, you will learn about the history of agile development and the disciplines promoted by Scrum. Scrum can apply to many industries such as IT, finance, government, health care, telecommunications, construction, education, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, and others that need to develop high-quality solutions quickly. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum methodology while reviewing the behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster.
Our ScrumMaster® certification is taught by a Scrum Alliance Certified Trainer through a partnership with Collaborative Leadership Team and will cover techniques for managing product backlogs, long and short-range planning, project execution, and progress reporting. In-depth discussions, exercises, and case studies will reinforce the ideas learned.
After taking this course your information will be submitted to the Scrum Alliance and you will be eligible to take the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) online exam. You must participate in both days of training to be eligible for submission to Scrum Alliance.
It is not necessary for you to have experience working in an Agile environment; however, project management experience is helpful.
Certified Treasury Professional
This certification covers what leaders should consider when making tough fiscal decisions and how to determine which ideas are best financially to implement. Based on the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) body of knowledge and written by experts, it is the preferred study resource for the CTP exam.
Compensating and Managing Human Capital
This course is designed to introduce the student to effective compensation plan design. Differing philosophies in total rewards are presented, and system design components are examined. The job evaluation process is explained, and a basic pay system is demonstrated. Legally mandated benefits are defined, and the variety of additional benefits employers offer are explored.
Flow is about how the items or people that we are processing move from the start to the end of our interaction with them. To create flow is to eliminate anything that hinders us from moving directly from one value added process to the next. This course uses a very systematic process based on LEI’s Creating Continuous Flow by Mike Rother and Rick Harris examining the details and root causes of waste as Flow.
Crucial Conversations® is a two-day course (MBA779) that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by promoting open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), one will begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on decisions with unity and commitment. In this practical and interactive learning session, wparticipants will learn to converse more effectively with their colleagues. In partnership with VitalSmarts®, we have locally certified Crucial Conversations® instructors that are ready to work with your team. Participants will learn how to create alignment, manage disagreement and keep business conversations concise while encouraging spirited dialogue and creative thinking.
Database Management Systems
Organizations must manage their data resources effectively in order to remain competitive. The efficient design, deployment, use and management of database systems requires an understanding of the fundamentals of database management systems, techniques for the design of databases and principles of database administration. This course emphasizes the fundamentals of database modeling, design, and development, the languages and utilities provided by database management systems, and the techniques for implementing and managing database systems. Although primary emphasis will be on relational database management systems, the object-oriented and distributed models will also be examined.
- Exhibit disciplinary knowledge in business intelligence and analytics
- Think critically to aid decision making
- Communicate professionally
- Commit to action that demonstrates care for others
- Exhibit personal habits consistent with leadership formation
Decision Making As a Leader
Problem solving and decision making are essential skills for managers and directors. We make many quick decisions unconsciously; sometimes the best decision is no decision at all. However, managers and directors have to make major and strategic decisions, both individually and as a group, that require the use of proven processes. Often the justification for a decision is as important as making the decision. This course teaches the key reasons why managers and directors benefit from learning how to make effective decisions.
Developing and Managing Talent
This course is designed to introduce the student to a strategic approach for training and developing an organization’s human capital. Training needs analysis is discussed, and the various methodologies and considerations are examined to address both short and long-term training and development goals, including leadership development objectives. Effective talent management begins with communicating performance expectations, and providing feedback on progress. Various methods of performance evaluation are presented to the student to accomplish performance improvement goals.
Developing Performance Goals and Standards
When setting goals for a project, you have to be SMART to be successful. Learn the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented, Time-framed) approach to consistent performance improvement with Creighton. This course includes an in-depth analysis and discussion of how to apply this system in the office.
Participants who complete this course will be able to be better suited to set attainable goals for themselves and their teams using the SMART system, leading to better outcomes and more motivated employees.
Emotional and Social Intelligence
Research has shown that high IQ is not the lone determinant for success in business. In fact, high performers have an extra special something else that has now been identified as “Social and Emotional Intelligence” or EI for short. So, it really takes the use of both parts of our brains and the ability to use our logical side to help guide our emotional side.
What is social and emotional intelligence (EI) and what does it have to do with our work environment? How can having high EI translate into better relationships and improved performance? All of these questions and much more will be covered in this interactive training workshop.