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SmartForce NL- NEW Courses Available

Monday, November 20, 2017

SmartForce NL aims to make Newfoundland and Labrador home to the best trained workforce in Canada. The SmartForce NL initiative provides custom online courses FREE to all residents to get us there.

Smartforce NL is a joint project of the Department of Advanced Education and Skills, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI) and Bluedrop Performance Learning. It provides access to online professional development e-learning for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador to help increase the level of professional development and on the job skills training for employers and their workers.

The following NEW custom course bundles are now available through Smartforce NL:  

- 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?

These bundles and others are now available FREE through  www.smartforcenl.ca. 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.

 

More about SmartForceNL

  • Smartforce NL uses Bluedrop's Coursepark e-learning platform to provide access to over 2000 off the shelf courses including Leadership,  WHMIS,  Project Management,  Business Essentials,  Customer Service, Financial Literacy, Communication, Computer Literacy (MS Word, Excel, Power Point), Small Business Management  and Personal Productivity. 
  • There are 57 custom courses available designed with the input of Newfoundland and Labrador businesses that are available free of charge.
  • The custom course topics include: Engaging Gen Y, HR Fundamentals, Compensation, Alternative Compensation Solutions, Day to Day Performance Management, the Hiring Process, Social Media and Your Business, Social Media and Your Employees, Business Succession, Employee Succession, and Diversity.
  • Smartforce NL is available to every business and resident of Newfoundland and Labrador courtesy of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador through the Department of Advanced Education and Skills.
  • Custom courses are FREE to all residents of NL.