NSU Employee & Student Free Non - Credit Courses

NSU Academic Affairs together with Continuing Education is offering FREE courses for NSU employees only now through May 30, 2020! Don't miss this AMAZING opportunity!

The way to sign up is to fill out this simple google form and we will drop you into your course(s). These courses are all online and can be taken at your own pace. They provide continuing education units etc. for professional development. Courses that you can choose from are listed below. Read the list. Choose something you are interested in.  The bolded titles are category topics, not courses. Most of the time, you will find the course descriptions here.  
Some descriptions are not available because we are building the pages for the new courses.  However, we have a special way to drop you in on those brand new courses even if we don't have the page built yet!  
Once you have chosen something, fill out the Google form. If you sign up over a weekend, you will be dropped into your course on Monday and will receive an email with the necessary information.

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Courses you may choose from are listed below. The courses page has things listed in these categories. The titles that are bolded are categories, not courses that are being offered.

  • Agile
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Practice Exams & Exam Strategies
  • Challenges for Agile Teams
  • Integrating Agile Into a Waterfall Environment
  • Introduction to Agile
  • Principles of Scrum
  • Business Analysis
  • Introduction to Business Analysis
  • Career Building
  • Ace Your Job Search!
  • Finding Purpose in Your Career
  • Networking For Success
  • Personal Branding
  • Personal Finance
  • The First 30 Days
  • Communication
  • Communicating Collaboratively
  • Effective Business Writing
  • Effective Emails, Memos, and Letters
  • Effective Presentations
  • Effective Public Speaking
  • Speak With Confidence
  • Computer Applications
  • Excel Advanced Skills
  • Excel Basics
  • Excel Tips & Tricks
  • Microsoft Project Basics
  • Microsoft Project Intermediate
  • Microsoft Word Basics
  • PowerPoint for Business
  • Visual PowerPoint
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Creativity in Teams and Organizations
  • Innovation in Teams and Organizations
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Personal Creativity
  • Cybersecurity & CISSP®
  • Access Control and Identity Management Scenarios
  • Application, Data, and Host Security Scenarios
  • Asset Security
  • CISSP® Exam Prep Course
  • CISSP® Practice Exams and Exam Strategies
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Cloud Data Security
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Security
  • Cloud Operations Security
  • Communication and Network Security
  • Compliance and Operational Security Scenarios
  • CompTIA Security+® Exam Prep Course
  • Cryptography Scenarios
  • Fundamentals of Application Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Introduction to IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Introduction to Malware
  • Network Security Scenarios
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Engineering
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities Scenarios
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Analysis for Improving Organizational Performance
  • Data Analysis in the Real World
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistics as a Managerial Tool
  • Tools of Data Analysis
  • Emergency Management
  • AEM®/CEM® Exam Prep Course (U.S. version)
  • Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.
  • Emerging Technologies
  • A Manager's Guide to Artificial Intelligence
  • A Manager's Guide to Blockchain
  • A Manager's Guide to Robotics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs
  • Business Law for Entrepreneurs
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Fast Company Courses
  • Communicating With Flair
  • Creativity & Innovation Toolkit
  • Design Thinking
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Personal Growth
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning and Control
  • How to Read a Financial Statement
  • Introduction to Business Statistics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Time Value of Money and Risk
  • Understanding and Managing Budgets
  • GED Exam Prep
  • GED® Exam Prep: Mathematical Reasoning
  • GED® Exam Prep: Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA)
  • GED® Exam Prep: Science
  • GED® Exam Prep: Social Studies
  • HR Management
  • aPHR™ Exam Prep Course
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Data and Human Resource Management
  • Employee Rights
  • Employee Safety
  • Employee Selection
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • HR Ethics Series: Defining Business Ethics
  • HR Ethics Series: Ethical Decision Making
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Performance Management
  • PHR® Exam Prep Course
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Talent Management and Career Development
  • Inc. Magazine Courses
  • Becoming a Better Leader
  • Finance 101 for Entrepreneurs
  • Hiring, Managing and Developing Talent
  • Marketing 2020: Strategy & Execution
  • Optimizing Operations and Managing Crises
  • Selling Like a Pro
  • International Trade
  • Global Business Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Trade Finance
  • Leadership
  • Body Language for Leaders
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Leaders and Work-Life Balance
  • Leadership Assessment
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Leading Teams
  • LEED Green Building
  • LEED® Green Associate v4™ Exam Prep
  • Management
  • A Manager's Guide to Information Technology
  • A Manager's Guide to Superior Customer Service
  • Business Ethics in the 21st Century
  • Emotional Intelligence for Managers
  • Handling Difficult Conversations in the Workplace
  • Handling Difficult Employee Behavior
  • Handling Workplace Conflict
  • How to Coach
  • Introduction to Negotiations
  • Managing in a Modern Organization
  • Managing People
  • Managing Remote Employees
  • Negotiations: Making Business Deals
  • Negotiations: Resolving Disputes
  • The Effective Manager's Toolbox
  • Time Management
  • Marketing
  • An Overview of Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Google Analytics
  • Marketing Automation
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Paid Search (PPC)
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Web Analytics
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
  • How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement
  • Introduction to Grant Writing
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Management
  • Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization
  • Leading the Courtney Museum Simulation
  • Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development
  • Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Social Media for Nonprofits
  • Starting Your Own Nonprofit Organization
  • Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Online Learning
  • Introduction to Online Learning
  • Narrative Learning
  • Online Learning Accessibility
  • Teaching Online
  • The Technology of Online Learning
  • Operations
  • Logistics and Distribution Management
  • Operations Management
  • Procurement and Supply Management
  • Supply Chain Management Basics
  • Project Management
  • 4CShare Global Project Management Simulation
  • Allerton Connector Highway Project Management Simulation
  • CAPM® Exam Prep Course
  • CompTIA Project+® Exam Prep Course
  • Effectively Managing Project Stakeholders
  • Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers
  • Ethics for Project Managers
  • HealthMax Software Project Management Simulation
  • Managing Real World Projects
  • PgMP® Exam Prep Course
  • PM Primer: Cognitive Ability and Decisiveness
  • PM Primer: Conflict Resolution
  • PMP® Exam Prep Course
  • PMP® 10: Project Risk Management
  • PMP® 11: Project Procurement Management
  • PMP® 12: Project Stakeholder Management
  • PMP® 13: Practice Exams and Exam Strategies
  • PMP® 1: Introduction to Project Management
  • PMP® 2: Project Processes and the Project Life Cycle
  • PMP® 3: Project Integration Management
  • PMP® 4: Project Scope Management
  • PMP® 5: Project Schedule Management
  • PMP® 6: Project Cost Management
  • PMP® 7: Project Quality Management
  • PMP® 8: Project Resource Management
  • PMP® 9: Project Communications Management
  • Project Management for Information Technology
  • Project Management Team Leadership
  • Project Risk Management: PMI-RMP® Exam Prep
  • Quality Management Basics
  • Security Awareness
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Six Sigma & Lean
  • Lean Basics
  • Lean Six Sigma Basics
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam
  • Recertification Exam - Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Recertification Exam - Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Six Sigma Basics
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Exam
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Prep Course
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam
  • Small Business Management
  • Accounting Fundamentals for Small Businesses
  • Budgeting and Financial Analysis for Small Businesses
  • HR Fundamentals for Small Businesses
  • Introduction to Small Business Management
  • Law for Small Businesses
  • Leading and Managing Small Businesses
  • Project Management for Small Businesses
  • Small Business Marketing
  • Sustainable Management
  • An Overview of Sustainable Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Measuring Sustainable Management Performance
  • Sustainable Management: Leadership Ethics
  • Taking the Helm at Coastal Industries Simulation
  • Women in Business
  • Body Language for Women in Business
  • Communication for Women in Business
  • Current Issues Facing Women in Business
  • Leadership and Management for Women in Business
  • Negotiation for Women in Business
  • Networking and Mentorship for Women in Business
  • Work-Life Balance for Women in Business
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    Courses that are free for all students and employees

    The courses that are listed immediately below are free for all students and employees.  Just click on the register button and it will automatically enroll you and drop you into the course.

    Introduction to Critical Thinking

    Course Description This introductory-level course is designed to help learners define and identify critical thinking and reasoning skills and develop those skills. Critical thinking is an intellectual model for reasoning through issues to reach well-founded conclusions. It may be the single most valuable skill that one can bring to any job, profession, or life challenge. Being able to ask the right questions, critique an argument, and logically dissect an issue occur constantly in the workplace and our lives.

    Learning Outcomes Define critical thinking, reasoning, and logic Ask appropriate questions for critical thinking Understand the process of systemic problem-solving Identify and overcome barriers to critical thinking Articulate common reasoning fallacies Understand critical thinking as it pertains to the workplace

    • Dates: Open enrollment
    • Duration: 90 days
    • Time: 5 hours
    • Location: Online
    • Course Fee: Free of charge through Aug. 31, 2020
    • CEUs: .5 CEUs
    • Code: 01-PRO-ON

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    Personal Creativity

    Course Description Through tools and exercises drawn from Adrian Brown's book, "Creativity & Innovation", it seeks to help unlock the creativity within individuals. By stimulating creativity through various techniques (mind-mapping, DO-IT, SCAMPER, right and left brain thinking) participants learn to tap into their personal creativity and apply it to organizational challenges.

    Learning Outcomes Describe the basis of personal creativity Explain the uses of creative tools Distinguish between vertical and lateral thinking Employ creative tools like SCAMPER, random input, mind mapping, and DO IT Describe the key characteristics of personal creativity Assess the issues surrounding measuring creativity Creativity in Teams and Organizations

    • Dates: Open enrollment
    • Duration: 90 days
    • Time:;5 hours
    • Location: Online
    • Course Fee: free of charge through Aug. 31, 2020
    • CEUs: . 5 hours
    • Code: 01-PRO-ON

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    Creativity in Teams & Organizations

    Course Description Spurring creativity in teams can be very challenging, but could also be the difference between a successful team and an unsuccessful one. This course looks at spurring creativity and innovation in teams and organizations. Drawing on the latest academic thinking, it outlines the key factors for creative teams. Further, the course focuses on tools and techniques designed to yield more productive thinking in collective settings. Participants learn about a number of targeted tools, including brainstorming, Discussion 66, Provocation, and others, to generate fresh thinking in smaller group settings and in their organizations.

    Learning Outcomes Explain the connection between creativity and innovation Outline the five factors for creative teams Use team creative tools such as brainstorming, Discussion 66, anonymous idea generation, and visioning Explain the importance of diversity in team creativity Describe techniques for prototyping new ideas Explain how to overcome creative barriers for teams and organizations Describe ways to make teams and organizations more open to creativity and innovation

    • Dates: Open enrollment
    • Duration: 90 days
    • Time: 5 hours
    • Location: Online
    • Course Fee: Free of charge through Aug. 31, 2020
    • CEUs: .5 CEUs
    • Code: 01-PRO-ON

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