Leadership Development Programs and ecq-based Readings

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Penn State University

Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

In a true hands-on learning experience, participants acquire a complete “toolbox” of accounting and financial knowledge for making decisions that affect the performance of their unit and contributes to the overall profitability of the organization. This four-day program covers accounting basics, financial analysis and planning, strategic finance, and corporate valuation. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager is designed for supervisors, general managers, and functional managers in areas such as sales, manufacturing, or engineering. For more information, click here.

Dates: December 9-13, 2013
Fee: $5,750

Location: Executive Education Center, University Park, PA

Contact: 1-800-311-6364 or psep@psu.edu
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Skillsoft: eLearning and Performance Support Solutions

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

Skillsoft maintains mappings for a variety of competency models. These mappings help to direct the individual learner to specific Skillsoft learning assets that are directly aligned with the particular subject area and training requirements. Nearly 500 hours of e-learning assets, 1,000 online books and book summaries, and 200 videos are aligned to the OPM Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications (ECQ’s).

Skillsoft OPM-ECQ Business Acumen

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Click here for a complete list of assets and descriptions specific to each ECQ competency.

Dates: Available 24x7x365

Location: Web-enabled content available with internet connectivity

Cost: Most US Federal agencies are currently licensed for a range of Skillsoft learning assets that can support Leadership Development initiatives. Please contact your organization’s Training Administrator for specific information and access.

More Information: https://community.skillsoft.com/USGOV/Competency_public.asp

Click here for resources related to OPM’s Federal Supervisory Training

Email LeadershipTraining@Skillsoft.com for additional guidance.

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Southern Methodist University

The Essentials of Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers

This three-day program will help you understand how to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. You'll also learn forecasting and financial planning approaches to help you with the budgeting process. You'll get the basics of net present value and capital budgeting techniques to apply when evaluating projects. You'll gain an understanding of various types of costs and how to allocate them to truly understand the financial performance of a business unit. Ultimately, you'll learn to use financial information to make better strategic business decisions. For more information, click here.

Program Dates: October 8 – 10, 2013

Program Location: Dallas, TX

Cost: $2,895 USD

Contact Number: 214-768-3335
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Strategic Financial Skills in the Oil and Gas Industry

Hundreds of executives have chosen our Strategic Financial Skills program for its concentrated coverage of financial management techniques uniquely tailored to the complexities of their industry. This comprehensive weeklong program uses a hands-on approach to help you understand and master the energy sector’s financial essentials. Your instructors are senior teachers with significant experience in executive development, business, consulting and energy industry financial management. You’ll share ideas and discuss industry issues with participants from around the world in small discussion groups and lively classroom sessions. You’ll meet mid-level to senior-level professionals from many segments of the energy industry and a variety of functional areas within their companies. In a series of information-packed class sessions, you'll learn the essentials of the business side of the energy industry. By the end of the week, you'll have a working knowledge of the key areas of financial management. For more information, click here.

Program Dates: September 16-20, 2013

Program Location: Dallas, TX

Cost: $6,250

Contact Number: 214-768-3335

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