You are here

Business Management Classes

Esports Business Management Certificate 04/15/2024 - 09/02/2024 $6500.00

The virtual course will include three course sessions that will increase your skills in leadership,
Esports business concepts, social media, and health. The virtual
course will be 120 hours in length. Digital badges and digital certificates will be provided at the
successful completion of all course requirements. Opportunities for internships with large scale
companies such as Cisco, Roland and others will be available to interested students. To apply, a
bachelor’s degree in all professions is preferred.

Mr. David Chen will serve as our lead instructor. He is a real -world expert in the Esports
profession. He is a pioneer in the gaming industry. Mr. Chen is a visionary leader with expertise
in nurturing Esports talent, content creation, media solutions, investment strategy and the
integration of fitness and gaming. He is recognized on a world scale for his business acumen,
communication skills and his dedication to fostering future industry leaders. This can be your
pathway to a new career!

Financing is available to qualified applicants.

Course start date is scheduled for April 15, 2024.

Class Times:
Interested? - ChatGPT:Enhancing Artificial Intelligence w/Emotional Intelligence 07/25/2023 - 12/31/2023 $0.00

Gain practical understanding of the potential of Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT. In this course, we demystify AI and ChatGPT, exploring their uses, benefits, and limitations. Dive into the world of AI from its origins to different types, like narrow and general AI. Explore machine learning, deep learning, NLP, computer vision, and robotics to understand AI's inner workings. Discover ChatGPT's capabilities and limitations and learn the power of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in decision-making. Harness EQ to enhance AI's efficiency and decision-making abilities through practical applications. Join us on this transformative journey to merge Emotional Intelligence with Artificial Intelligence.

**By clicking I'm Interested, you will be put on a Waitlist at no charge.

Class Times:
Interested? - Creating a Positive Company Culture 09/07/2023 - 09/07/2024 $0.00

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, a positive company culture is no longer just a
nice-to-have; it's a critical factor that directly impacts employee engagement, productivity, and
overall organizational success. This dynamic and engaging workshop, "Creating a Positive
Company Culture," is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, strategies, and
practical tools needed to foster a vibrant and supportive work environment that drives
innovation, collaboration, and employee well-being.

This is a 1 hour course. The cost is $45.00

Workshop Objectives:
• Understand the fundamental principles and benefits of a positive company culture.
• Explore the relationship between company culture, employee satisfaction, and business
outcomes.
• Analyze case studies of successful companies with strong cultures and their impact on
performance.
• Identify the key components and values that contribute to a positive company culture.
• Develop strategies for aligning company culture with organizational goals and values.
• Discover methods for recognizing and rewarding employees to enhance morale and
motivation.
• Understand the role of leadership in shaping and sustaining a positive culture.

Who Should Attend:
• Business leaders and executives seeking to enhance their leadership skills and
organizational impact.
• Human resources professionals responsible for shaping and nurturing company culture.
• Managers and team leads aiming to create a more cohesive and motivated team.
• Anyone interested in understanding the vital role of company culture in employee
engagement and business success.
By the end of this workshop, participants will have gained the knowledge and practical strategies
needed to foster a positive company culture that attracts top talent, retains employees, and
propels the organization toward sustained growth and prosperity. Join us in this transformative
journey to create an environment where people thrive, collaborate, and contribute their best to
achieve shared goals

Class Times:
Interested? - Management Fundamentals for New Managers 08/03/2022 - 08/03/2022 $0.00

Are you ready to take on any challenge, be your best and put what you've learned into practice immediately? In this virtual course, you will learn the skills necessary to plan, prioritize and execute effectively? At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to Understand how to approach a team as their supervisor, develop your management plan, motivate your direct reports, coach for improved performance, think and act strategically, plan and prioritize your time, handle difficult conversations, listen actively and effectively, create a motivational environment using feedback and reinforcement to guide and motivate behavior, and effectively deal with difficult people.

*This is a 4 hour virtual course done in 1 session.
**By clicking I'm Interested, you will be put on a Waitlist and not charged.

Class Times:
Interested? - Navigating Healthy Boundaries:Cultivating Empowerment & Well-being 09/07/2023 - 09/07/2024 $0.00

In a rapidly evolving world where personal and professional dynamics intertwine, setting healthy
boundaries is a vital skill for maintaining emotional well-being, fostering authentic relationships,
and achieving personal growth. The "Navigating Healthy Boundaries" course is designed to
equip participants with the knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to establish and maintain
boundaries that promote self-respect, effective communication, and harmonious interactions.

This is a 1 hour course. The cost is $45.00

Through a blend of interactive discussions, practical exercises, case studies, and self-reflection,
this course delves deep into the art of boundary-setting, helping participants develop a
comprehensive understanding of:
• Foundations of Boundaries: Explore the concept of boundaries, their significance in
various life domains, and how they contribute to mental and emotional health.
• Self-Awareness and Values: Recognize your own values, needs, and triggers to build a
strong foundation for boundary-setting that aligns with your authentic self.
• Types of Boundaries: Differentiate between physical, emotional, and psychological
boundaries, and learn how to set and communicate them effectively.
• Boundary Violations: Understand common signs of boundary violations and the impact
they can have on your well-being and relationships.
• Communication Skills: Develop assertive communication techniques that enable you to
express your boundaries confidently, while fostering open dialogue and mutual
understanding.
• Overcoming Resistance: Learn strategies to overcome internal resistance and external
pressures that may hinder your boundary-setting journey.
• Boundary Maintenance: Discover methods for consistently maintaining your
established boundaries, even in challenging situations, and adapt them to evolving
circumstances.
• Self-Care Practices: Integrate self-care techniques into your routine to support your
boundary-setting efforts and overall well-being.
• Resilience and Growth: Learn how setting healthy boundaries contributes to your
personal growth, resilience, and capacity for meaningful connections.

By the end of this course, participants will emerge with a clear understanding of their own
boundaries, enhanced communication skills, and a tailored toolkit for confidently establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in various areas of life. Whether you're seeking to enhance your emotional well-being, improve relationships, or create a healthier work-life balance, this course empowers you to navigate life's complexities with authenticity, confidence, and resilience. Join us on this transformative journey toward cultivating empowerment and wellbeing through the practice of setting healthy boundaries.

Class Times:
Interested? - Project Management: The Secret to Success 07/25/2023 - 12/31/2023 $0.00

Unlock the secret to achieving project success in our immersive course on Project Management. Gain essential knowledge and skills to navigate projects and manage project processes. Discover how project management tools can be utilized across diverse industries, empowering you to excel in any professional environment. Explore power dynamics, effective decision making, and leading change in the project management landscape. Our experienced instructors will guide you through engaging discussions, case studies, and practical exercises. Enroll and unlock your full potential as a confident and capable project manager, ready to thrive in any industry.

**By clicking I'm Interested, you will be put on a Waitlist at no charge.

Class Times:
Interested? - Proper Workplace Communication 06/22/2023 - 06/22/2024 $0.00

The workplace consists of diverse professionals with varied skillsets, education, and competencies. It is common to work alongside individuals who are much different in views of proper communication, even generational differences. However, successful organizations ensure all individuals are aware of effective communication skills and learn abilities to navigate in any setting. This virtual course will teach individuals how to identify their own communication styles, but also learn specific strategies, tips, and rules to connect with others verbally and orally. Individuals will leave the course with more knowledge to increase team productivity, and also avenues for building relationships with colleagues.

*This is a virtual 2 hour course for 1 session.
**By clicking on I'm Interested, you will be put on a Waitlist at no charge.

Class Times:
Interested? - SHRM-Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Bootcamp 06/23/2023 - 06/22/2024 $0.00

Are you interested in an intensive SHRM exam preparation course? Are you limited on time to prepare for the exam? We have the course for you!

This bootcamp course will cover the following:

This highly interactive live virtual course is designed primarily for individuals seeking credentials that focus on identifying and testing the knowledge and practical real-life experiences HR professionals around the world need to excel in their careers today.

Earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field. These certifications recognize that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success:

•Built on the Body of Applies Skills and Knowledge (SHRM BASK™) designed to elevate the HR profession around the world.
•Tests the HR professional’s competency—the ability to put that knowledge to work through critical thinking and application.
•Demonstrates that the HR professional is a technical expert and has mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies, through practice and experience, to drive business results.

This certification preparation program covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication.

This intensive program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track as you prepare for the exam. For those not seeking certification, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist point of view, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core competencies and increase productivity.

As an added advantage, we use the SHRM Learning System, which has a long and established track record of helping HR certification candidates beat average pass rates. It features relevant HR content and advanced tools that streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

*Cost is inclusive of course fee and book/materials
**This is a virtual course.
***By clicking I'm Interested, you will be put on a Waitlist at no charge.

Class Times:
Interested? - Virtual Leadership 06/22/2023 - 06/22/2024 $0.00

The pandemic has completely enhanced and/or evolved the remote workforce. Not only have organizations shifted from the traditional workplace, but they have included hybrid or fully remote options for their employees. New processes, policies, and strategies have been created to embrace this changing world. However, have leaders thought about their responsibilities concerning leading effectively when you no longer can obtain the face-to-face interactions? This course is designed to assist leaders with effective leading in a workforce driven by technological advances and home office capabilities. Participants will learn ways to manage and influence a virtual team, collaborative working methods, effective written and verbal communication skills, proper virtual meeting tactics, avenues to overcome setbacks and hurdles, and even tips for maintaining proper self-care for employees and administrators. The practical skills learned in this remote session will equip all leaders for a successful work-from-home team.

*This is a 2 hour virtual course done in 2 sessions.
**By clicking I'm Interested, you will be put on a Waitlist at no charge.

Class Times:
Interested? - Working Well with Others 06/22/2023 - 06/22/2024 $0.00

Teamwork makes the dream work! No matter if an organization has an awesome workplace environment, conflict can still occur in various ways. This can consist of something very small like the inability to choose the best topic for the next meeting or something very large like an office brawl due to a new policy. Either way, it is essential that all individuals are aware of how to properly manage conflict, thus eliminating the risk of unproductivity. This course will provide the tools necessary to navigate through any workplace problem and continue to thrive in the setting. The objective is for each participant to understand the importance of continually working well with others. This course will be delivered virtually.

*This is a virtual 4 hour course for 1 session.
**By clicking I'm Interested, you will put on a Waitlist at no charge.

Class Times:
Soil Conference Registration 05/21/2024 - 05/24/2024 $325.00

The 2024 Southern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference will be held at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Conference is scheduled to take place on May 21st -24th, 2024. The conference theme is: “Our Soils, Our Heritage.” The conference will allow you to connect with fellow soil scientists, catch up on activities of the National Cooperative Soil Survey, and learn about the soils and landscapes of South Louisiana.

Refund Policy
For your convenience, you may submit a Withdraw Request by signing in to your Continuing Education account at keeplearning.louisiana.edu. You may also cancel by emailing lori.selsor@louisiana.edu. To be eligible for a partial refund, you must cancel your registration a minimum of 24 hours prior to the start time of the conference. Cancellation requests received prior to 5 business days before the conference start date will be subject to a 1% cancellation fee. If a cancellation request is received between 24 hours and 5 business days prior to the start time of the conference, the registrant's total conference fees collected will be refunded minus a 20% cancellation fee. Registration cancellations requested within 24 hours of the conference start time are not eligible for a refund. A "no show" is responsible for the full conference fee. Payments made by credit card will be refunded back to the same card. Check payments refunded by check, require a W-9. All W-9 information received will be encrypted for security. The refund process may take up to 30 days. If UL Lafayette Office of Professional and Continuing Education, OPCE, or OPCE in partnership with another entity cancels the conference, participants will receive a full refund.

Class Times:

Tue May 21 2024 08:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed May 22 2024 07:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu May 23 2024 08:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri May 24 2024 08:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Soil Conference Student Registration 05/21/2024 - 05/24/2024 $150.00

The 2024 Southern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference will be held at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Conference is scheduled to take place on May 21st -24th, 2024. The conference theme is: “Our Soils, Our Heritage.” The conference will allow you to connect with fellow soil scientists, catch up on activities of the National Cooperative Soil Survey, and learn about the soils and landscapes of South Louisiana.

Refund Policy
For your convenience, you may submit a Withdraw Request by signing in to your Continuing Education account at keeplearning.louisiana.edu. You may also cancel by emailing lori.selsor@louisiana.edu. To be eligible for a partial refund, you must cancel your registration a minimum of 24 hours prior to the start time of the conference. Cancellation requests received prior to 5 business days before the conference start date will be subject to a 1% cancellation fee. If a cancellation request is received between 24 hours and 5 business days prior to the start time of the conference, the registrant's total conference fees collected will be refunded minus a 20% cancellation fee. Registration cancellations requested within 24 hours of the conference start time are not eligible for a refund. A "no show" is responsible for the full conference fee. Payments made by credit card will be refunded back to the same card. Check payments refunded by check, require a W-9. All W-9 information received will be encrypted for security. The refund process may take up to 30 days. If UL Lafayette Office of Professional and Continuing Education, OPCE, or OPCE in partnership with another entity cancels the conference, participants will receive a full refund.

Class Times:

Tue May 21 2024 08:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed May 22 2024 07:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu May 23 2024 08:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri May 24 2024 08:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Soil Conference Wednesday Evening Banquet Only 05/22/2024 - 05/22/2024 $40.00

The 2024 Southern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference will be held at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Conference is scheduled to take place on May 21st -24th, 2024. The conference theme is: “Our Soils, Our Heritage.” The conference will allow you to connect with fellow soil scientists, catch up on activities of the National Cooperative Soil Survey, and learn about the soils and landscapes of South Louisiana.

*Wednesday Evening Banquet Only – Awards Banquet and Dinner at Vermilionville Historic Village (5:00pm – 8:30pm)

Refund Policy
For your convenience, you may submit a Withdraw Request by signing in to your Continuing Education account at keeplearning.louisiana.edu. You may also cancel by emailing lori.selsor@louisiana.edu. To be eligible for a partial refund, you must cancel your registration a minimum of 24 hours prior to the start time of the conference. Cancellation requests received prior to 5 business days before the conference start date will be subject to a 1% cancellation fee. If a cancellation request is received between 24 hours and 5 business days prior to the start time of the conference, the registrant's total conference fees collected will be refunded minus a 20% cancellation fee. Registration cancellations requested within 24 hours of the conference start time are not eligible for a refund. A "no show" is responsible for the full conference fee. Payments made by credit card will be refunded back to the same card. Check payments refunded by check, require a W-9. All W-9 information received will be encrypted for security. The refund process may take up to 30 days. If UL Lafayette Office of Professional and Continuing Education, OPCE, or OPCE in partnership with another entity cancels the conference, participants will receive a full refund.

Class Times:

Wed May 22 2024 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Soil Conference Wednesday Field Tour and Banquet Only 05/22/2024 - 05/22/2024 $75.00

The 2024 Southern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference will be held at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Conference is scheduled to take place on May 21st -24th, 2024. The conference theme is: “Our Soils, Our Heritage.” The conference will allow you to connect with fellow soil scientists, catch up on activities of the National Cooperative Soil Survey, and learn about the soils and landscapes of South Louisiana.

*Wednesday Field Tour and Banquet Only – Field Tour of Coastal Marsh (MLRA 151), MS River Alluvium (MLRA 131A), and MS River Loess (MLRA 134) with Banquet at Vermilionville (6:45am to 8:30pm)

Refund Policy
For your convenience, you may submit a Withdraw Request by signing in to your Continuing Education account at keeplearning.louisiana.edu. You may also cancel by emailing lori.selsor@louisiana.edu. To be eligible for a partial refund, you must cancel your registration a minimum of 24 hours prior to the start time of the conference. Cancellation requests received prior to 5 business days before the conference start date will be subject to a 1% cancellation fee. If a cancellation request is received between 24 hours and 5 business days prior to the start time of the conference, the registrant's total conference fees collected will be refunded minus a 20% cancellation fee. Registration cancellations requested within 24 hours of the conference start time are not eligible for a refund. A "no show" is responsible for the full conference fee. Payments made by credit card will be refunded back to the same card. Check payments refunded by check, require a W-9. All W-9 information received will be encrypted for security. The refund process may take up to 30 days. If UL Lafayette Office of Professional and Continuing Education, OPCE, or OPCE in partnership with another entity cancels the conference, participants will receive a full refund.

Class Times:

Wed May 22 2024 07:00 AM - 9:00 PM