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SmartForceNL

Creating the smartest workforce in Canada - One business at a time.

SmartForceNL aims to make Newfoundland and Labrador home to the best  trained workforce in Canada. The SmartForceNL initiative is providing thousands of online courses FREE to get us there.

SmartForceNL is a joint project of the Department of Advanced Education and Skills (AES), The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI), and Bluedrop Performance Learning. SmartForceNL uses the power of CoursePark - the world's fastest growing learning network for small businesses - to make it happen.

SmartForceNL can transform your organization in 3 ways:

  • Employees can build Lifelong Learning Profiles and can quickly complete free courses on everything from WHMIS to Sales Skills to Advanced Leadership
  • Small companies can create private and secure Learning Networks to assign, track, and manage training for employees
  • Managers can build their own courses in minutes and assign them to individuals to track the results from a simple, easy to use web interface

SmartForceNL has a Learning Network on CoursePark with dozens of critical online courses that can help any small business in the Province compete for employees, keep these employees for longer, and help them become more productive.

These courses are offered for free for NL users! The SmartForceNL program covers the cost for companies and workers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Visit the SmartForceNL webpage for more information on how this program can benefit your company.

 

The following NEW custom course bundles are available through Smartforce NL as of January 2014:  

- Business Succession Planning (8 courses)

Description: One of the biggest challenges for small to medium-sized business owners is succeeding from the business. The best way to deal with that challenge is to plan ahead. The courses in the Business Succession bundle will show you how creating a succession plan can prepare you for a smooth departure from your business into retirement. The courses in the bundle are designed to lead you through creating a solid business succession plan, including selling to family members, selling to partners or employees, and selling to a third party. In addition, the courses cover how to prepare you successor, plan financially and do estate and retirement planning.

The Course Bundle contains the following courses:

  1. Introduction to Business Succession Planning
  2. Prepare for Business Succession
  3. Keep it in the Family
  4. Sell to Partners or Employees
  5. Sell to Third Party
  6. Prepare Your Successor
  7. Money Matter
  8. Prepare Your Future

- Employee Succession Planning Bundle (6 courses)

Description:One of the biggest challenges for small- to medium-sized businesses is keeping the organization staffed with qualified and experienced people. The best way to deal with that challenge is to plan ahead. The courses in the Employee Succession bundle will show you how creating a plan for employee departures and replacement can make a difference in your organization. The courses in the bundle are designed to lead you through the steps toward creating a solid employee succession plan, including: profiling your organization, creating job profiles, identifying and assessing potential candidates, employee development and knowledge transfer plans, and evaluation.

The Course Bundle contains the following courses:

  1. Introduction to Employee Succession Planning
  2. Step 1: Profile Your Organization
  3. Step 2: Create Job Profiles
  4. Step 3: Identify and Assess Potential Candidates
  5. Step 4: Create Employee Development and Knowledge Transfer Plans
  6. Step 5: Implement and Evaluate

- Diversity Series (6 courses)

Description:This bundle of courses introduces small business owners to the concepts of diversity and inclusion and presents strategies they can use to build and sustain a welcoming workplace.

The Course Bundle contains the following courses:

  1. What is Diversity & How Does it Benefit Your Organization?
  2. What are Your Legal Obligations?
  3. How Do You Modify Your Hiring Practices to Support and Achieve Diversity?
  4. How Do You Build A Welcoming Workplace?
  5. How Do You Manage a Diverse Team?
  6. How Do You Promote Inclusion and Celebrate Diversity?

To view the complete listing of available Course Bundles on Smartforce NL please click  here. To view the courses in each bundle click on the Details tab and select Bundled Courses.