AESP’s Leadership Self-Paced Courses

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Leading & Managing Change (90 Day Access)

Members: $300 (3 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $399

Organizations must continuously change to remain current and competitive. Progressive companies in the energy industry and beyond are embarking on a wide range of change initiatives to adapt to current trends and market demands. The role of leaders in the success of these initiatives cannot be overstated. Leading change is a skill in and of itself, and this course is aimed at providing leaders the requisite tools to successfully navigate change in dynamic workplace environments. It includes case studies drawn from real world examples – such as digital transformation in the energy sector – that show common pitfalls as well as key strategies to overcome resistance and lead change at various levels of an organization. This course is based on the work of Harvard Business School Professor D. Quinn Mills.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss organizational change and the forms it can take
  • Describe Kotter’s Eight Step Process recommended for implementing change successfully
  • Outline Lewin’s model of change and discuss its limitations
  • Identify the factors a leader or manager can employ to promote change
  • Outline the change initiative planning process
  • Explain the role of a leader in communicating change
  • Discuss methods to foster participation
  • Discuss the underpinnings of resistance to change and how to overcome it
  • Discuss other models of change management (ADKAR, GE CAP, Cisco Change Roadmap)
  • Match change management models to specific scenarios
  • Explain strategic change and mastering a changing environment
Awards 0.4 CEUs / 4 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.4 CEUs/ 4 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Managing People (90 Day Access)

Members: $375 (4 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $499

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of management is managing people. A manager must motivate workers and coordinate their activities. And in the increasingly complex work environment we all operate in, organizations are changing, from adopting matrix structures to establishing empowered teams. These developments present managers with new and difficult challenges. In addition, in the energy industry, managers often face challenges of managing a remote or field-based team. Finally, regardless of where you work, whether at a major utility, a small municipal department, or an energy consulting firm, as energy businesses evolve there is a growing need to focus on building and managing a strong workforce culture of performance. This course will explain how the goals, empowerment, and measurement system of management can be employed. It includes case studies drawn from energy management situations, including motivating employees, establishing metrics, and managing conflict.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe how managers must handle people—subordinates, peers, superiors, and customers—to achieve goals
  • Explain how delegation is a key tool for managing
  • Discuss the role of emotional intelligence (EI) in managing
  • Understand your own attitudes toward empowering management
  • Describe the major organizational structures and the differences between them
  • Explain the different factors that motivate workers and how a manager can use them to improve employee performance
  • Identify the defining characteristics, benefits, and unique challenges of empowered teams
  • Explain how coaching employees is a vital part of managing in any organization
  • Discuss the challenges of discipline and how a manager should deal with such situations
Awards 0.5 CEUs / 5 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.5 CEUs/ 5 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Emotional Intelligence for Manager (90 Day Access)

Members: $225 (2 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $299

Emotional intelligence (EI) is our ability to identify and control our emotions to achieve positive outcomes in our relationships, and it is often what distinguishes great leaders from good leaders. Leaders in the energy industry with high EI are better equipped to engage subordinates, colleagues, and company executives, and they can do a better job of handling and resolving conflicts. Further, many organizations today, including those in the energy industry, are considering emotional intelligence when hiring, promoting and developing their employees. This course reviews the underlying concepts of emotional intelligence and explores how managers can improve and make use of their emotional intelligence.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the role of emotional intelligence for managers
  • Explain why improving emotional intelligence can have a positive impact on managerial performance
  • Recognize the importance of emotional intelligence in successful management
  • Discuss the nine key EI factors
  • Apply EI factors to business management scenarios
Awards 0.3 CEUs / 3 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.3 CEUs/ 3 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Handling Workplace Conflict (90 Day Access)

Members: $225 (2 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $299

This course will explore the many facets of workplace conflict and consider its effects on an organization. It will examine examples of the types of conflicts that typically arise in organizations and will help you identify conflict behaviors. It will provide you tips on how to handle dangerous conflict and will explore strategies for diffusing tension and restoring a positive workplace environment. The course includes video commentary from experts in Organizational Behavior and presents several real-world scenarios, including in the energy industry, to help you practice and apply the skills and strategies discussed throughout the course.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the different types of conflict in the workplace
  • Describe some of the major causes of workplace conflict
  • Discuss the Thomas-Kilman model of conflict
  • Consider your personal conflict style and compare it to other styles
  • Identify various conflict behaviors in the workplace
  • Explore conflict resolution strategies
  • Discuss best practices for handling difficult employees
  • Describe what constitutes dangerous conflict and consider methods for handling risky situations.
Awards 0.3 CEUs / 3 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.3 CEUs/ 3 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Managing Remote Employees (90 Day Access)

Members: $225 (2 Group Member Points) / Non-Member: $299

Most managers have gained at least some experience managing remote employees. But many have had to do so via “gut instinct” without a framework to guide their actions and decisions. This course is an opportunity to “step back” and reassess your online management style, review best practices, and consider new ways to augment your current approach to remote management. As you know, there can be many advantages to remote work for both the company and the individual, but managers must be aware of the challenges that can arise when employing remote workers. While much of the energy workforce has historically been field-based, this course takes a deeper look at the benefits and drawbacks of remote work for those positions which were traditionally office-based and provides managers with tips and multi-industry case studies for helping their remote workers stay connected and motivated.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the reasons why people choose to work remotely
  • Examine current attitudes toward remote work
  • Consider some of the myths surrounding remote work
  • List the benefits and drawbacks of remote work arrangements
  • Assess whether their company is well-suited for remote work arrangements
  • Identify the top challenges when it comes to leading remote employees
  • Discuss best practices for hiring and onboarding remote employees
  • Explore ways to develop remote workers
  • Consider how to effectively communicate with remote employees
  • Develop strategies for providing feedback to remote workers
  • Identify ways to motivate and connect with remote employees.
Awards 0.3 CEUs / 3 PDHs (Click for more info)

Offers 0.3 CEUs/ 3 PDHs with passing score of 70% on end of the course quiz

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

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