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aPHRi Exam Prep Workshop

aPHRi
The Associate Professional in Human Resources - International (aPHRi™)Certification is made for persons just beginning their professional HR journey internationally. In this aPHRi workshop, we will explore the operational tasks related to the human resource function and workplace management, employee training and development techniques, how to manage both organization and employee needs for a well-balanced and healthy organization, rewards, pay, and benefits application laws, regulations and company policies, laws related to a safe work environment and how to avoid workplace hazards in order to fully prepare you to take the aPHRi certification exam.

Business Applications 1

B3-181
This course is the entry point for Microsoft Office certification for three of the most heavily-used business applications in the world today - Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Students will learn how to create and format documents, build and manage spreadsheets, and use Outlook to send emails, manage contacts and appointments.  Utilizing a very project-driven approach, students will work collectively and independently to complete real-world scenario-based exercises throughout the course.

Business Applications 2

B3-182
This course is the second of two that prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for three of the most heavily-used business applications in the world today - Word, Excel and Outlook.  Students will cover advanced topics in document creation and management, spreadsheet functionality and electronic communication and collaboration using Outlook. Utilizing a very project driven approach, students will work collectively and independently to complete real-world scenario based exercises throughout the course.

Business Management Studies

B4-102
Business managers oversee the activities and development of their company and its employees.  They are also typically tasked with ensuring that the company or department is on track to meet its financial goals while also assessing performance against the business’s goals and plans.  Many of the most successful managers employ  a number of essential traits and skills to maximize their effectiveness in carrying out their responsibilities; not the least of which are good communication skills, effective leadership and the ability to adapt quickly to situations.  Join us in this hard-hitting management skills career development program that is certain to positively influence your outlook and ability as a business management professional.

CBP Project Management

B0-154
The CBP Project Management Certification equips the business professional with leading methodologies and practices in the project management field. Project management is a requirement for professionals in many industries today, with many employers now identifying project management skills as vital for corporate success. Whether you are a business executive or an information technology professional, the CBP™ Project Management Certification will enable you to advance your career and develop your professional skills.

Communication Skills for Business Professionals

B0-103
Many successful business professionals have mastered the ability to convey meaningful, informative, and motivational information in ways that promote great business relationships and customer experiences. In this course, students will explore some of the most useful and effective communication methods employed today for different business scenarios including face-to-face business meetings, corporate entertaining, telephone, and social media interactions, public speaking engagements, and more.

Digital Marketing and Social Media for Business

B0-177
This course is delivered as a practical and unfiltered guide to effective web marketing, the rules of new media and researching the new generation of digital consumers. Students will cover key topics such as search marketing, social media, Google, mobile marketing, affiliate marketing, email marketing, performance marketing, customer engagement and digital marketing strategies.

Digital Marketing Strategies & Analytics

B0-178
Tired of investing money, time, and effort into social media marketing without reaping results? Strategy—that's the key to a successful campaign. Learn effective digital marketing strategies to reposition and grow your brand online.

Employment Law for Managers and Supervisors

E1-101
This certificate course provides a practical guide and a comprehensive approach to understanding the fundamentals of Employment Law. The course is specifically designed for HR and departmental/executive managers and supervisors by highlighting critical legal issues involving employment practices in The Bahamas and essential problem-solving strategies to address these issues.

Employment Law for Managers and Supervisors II

E1-102
This advanced professional development certificate course provides practical, integrative training in complex employment law issues and principles for creative problem-solving and conflict resolution within an organization’s culture, human resource management, and ecosystem. The course combines critical analysis of relevant employment law case studies, dynamic group activities, stimulating discussion, experiential learning, and engaging classroom teaching and coaching.

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development

B0-159
The Entrepreneurship & Small Business certification program will provide students with the necessary core skills needed to succeed as an entrepreneur. Students will learn about real-life entrepreneurs, the characteristics of entrepreneurs, how to generate business ideas, and the steps it takes to initiate, manage and sustain a business. All of the concepts and skills are reinforced by a strong emphasis on active learning.

Fundamentals of Bookkeeping

B0-113
This certification course covers the basic principles of single and double-entry bookkeeping and its application to business in both a manual and a computerized system. Upon completion of this qualification students will be able to carry out the role of an employed assistant bookkeeper under supervision.  Students will learn how to apply postings from the books of prime entry and from source documents to the ledger accounts and produce an initial trial balance. They will also be able to set up a computerized bookkeeping system, enter details of all transactions, and produce reports.

Human Resource Administration

B4-108
Human Resources is the implementation of a strategy to drive innovation, productivity and share price through mobilizing the workforce towards excellence.  In this Human Resources Career Diploma program students will explore various concepts of this strategy while examining the critical topics important to establishing the foundation for a functional and effective HR management environment (including Recruitment and Selection, Discipline and Grievance, Equality and Diversity, Learning and Development and Managing Performance).  Also included is certification preparation in Office Applications and Procedures, Business Communications and Customer Service. 

Human Resource Management

B0-152
Human Resource is the implementation of a strategy to drive innovation, productivity and share price through mobilizing the workforce towards excellence. In this Human Resources Management course students will explore various concepts of this strategy while examining the critical topics important to establishing the foundation for a functional and effective HR management environment (including Recruitment and Selection, Discipline and Grievance, Bahamian Labor Laws, Equality and Diversity, Learning and Development and Managing Performance). 

ICB Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounting

B0-119
Learn how to carry out more advanced bookkeeping functions and principles in the Level 3 Certificate from ICB, including the following:
 
  • Prepare a bank reconciliation statement for a business/company/organization.
  • Account for VAT and prepare a VAT return to an acceptable industry standard.
  • Prepare a ledger account for the purposes of recording the disposal of a fixed asset.
  • Calculate any profit or loss caused by the disposal of a fixed asset, and record these findings in accordance with current regulation and best practices.
  • Calculate adjustments to accounts when and if appropriate.
  • Prepare the final accounts for almost any type of non-incorporated business - this would include calculating, processing, and accurately recording any adjustments made to the account in question, including:
    • Opening and closing stock
    • Financial provisions for doubtful debt
    • Accruals
    • Prepayments
    • Depreciation of fixed assets

Intro to Bahamian Law 1 & 2

B2-190
The paralegal profession is one of the fastest growing professions in the last ten year with many Legal Assistants now being employed by private law firms, corporate legal departments, insurance companies, real estate firms and some banks.  Students in this course will learn to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services including conducting client interviews, interviewing witnesses, statistical and documentary research, drafting legal documents, attending executions of wills, real estate closings, depositions, attending court or administrative hearings and trials with the attorney. 

Introduction to Computers & Business Applications

B0-001
This course is for students who have little or no experience with personal computers and who want to learn the basics. Students will learn about the main components of a typical computer system and the basic elements of the Windows interface. Students will learn how to navigate in Windows Explorer, organize files and folders, search for items on their computers, and personalize Windows. Students will also learn how to browse the Web with Internet Explorer and how to protect their computers from malware. This course will also provide students with a hands-on, interactive introduction to the most popular Office processing software in the world.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

B2-113
Microsoft Office -- including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook -- is one of the most popular sets of business software used worldwide. Microsoft (the company) offers the ability to become professionally recognized and certified in these applications through the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification.  A recent study by CompTIA showed that two-thirds of hiring managers in IT placed a high value on software certifications when choosing new hires. Beyond the hiring process, a study conducted by Microsoft and the International Data Corp. showed that employees in certain fields with Microsoft certification earned up to $16,000 more annually than uncertified workers in the same industry.
 

Office Administration & Accounting

B4-115
Anyone who has had some success as an owner or manager of a company knows how critically important it is to have a strong administrative and accounting presence in the business.  Typically it almost always comes down to that one person with the skills, experience and leadership that grabs the reigns and runs the show.  Be that person!  Get certified in Accounting and QuickBooks, Business Communications and Team Collaboration and more while acquiring very practical skills on what it takes to lead and manage an Office environment.

Office Procedures & Theory

B0-115
This course explores a variety of very relevant and essential skills for office professionals working in today's complex, multi-skill dependent business world. Students will cover topics in communication, information management, use of technology in the workplace, problem solving and more. Many of the activities outlined in the course are hands-on and task-oriented requiring students to apply knowledge and skills learned to complete an assignment or solve a problem.

Paralegal Studies

B4-103
The paralegal profession is one of the fastest growing professions with many Legal Assistants now being employed by private law firms, corporate legal departments, insurance companies, real estate firms and some banks. Paralegals typically assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services including conducting client interviews, interviewing witnesses, statistical research, drafting legal documents, attending executions of wills, real estate closings, depositions, attending court or administrative hearings and trials with the attorney. Taught by certified lawyers, this diploma program is designed to prepare the student for all aspects of providing paralegal support for various job requirements of the profession in the Bahamian legal system. 

Perfecting the Art of Customer Service

B0-101
Customer service and support is truly the backbone of any business. It has the ability to make or break a customer’s experience and therefore impacts a company’s bottom line in many ways. Good customer service means more money. Happy Customers Spend More! In fact, seventy percent of buying experiences are based on the emotional experience of the customer and how he or she feels they are being treated. In this course, students will learn how to improve customer experiences in an engaging and interactive environment involving role-play, case studies, field trips, and more.

PHRi Exam Prep Workshop

PHRi
The Professional in Human Resources - International (PHRi™)  certification is made for professionals who want to enhance their HR skills internationally. In this PHRi exam prep workshop, we will explore, making sure that the right positions at your company are filled by employees with the necessary skills at the suitable times, shared administrative responsibilities, effective employee development methods, organizational enhancement through employee benefits and retention, the supports rewards system, workplace safety, employee satisfaction and effective use of human resource technology.

Principles of Business Management

B0-153
This entry-level Business Management training and certification course is an excellent starting point for students interested in pursuing a career in management or improving their management skills. The course provides the essential information and skills required by professionals who have to make decisions that are important to the direction and performance of an organization or business. It offers a very practical approach to management including case studies, group projects, round table discussions and more.

Quickbooks Pro

B0-136
This course is designed to prepare students for the QuickBooks® Certified User Exam by providing an easy to understand syllabus for students to grasp relevant accounting concepts while developing and honing skills in one of the most commonly used and powerful bookkeeping applications for small to medium sized businesses today.

The primary focus is centered on effectively understanding the dynamics of the software using real world scenarios.

Team Leadership & Collaboration

B0-123
Good leadership is about much more than business know-how. Leaders in the modern workplace must be able to empathize with their teams' concerns and needs, almost taking on the role of psychologist. And as the workplace is a constantly evolving ecosystem, leadership skills and leader roles aren't reserved purely for those in management positions anymore. 
 
In this course, students will explore new concepts of leadership with a team-first approach and focus. They can expect lively debates and group discussions, case studies, team collaboration exercises and presentations.

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