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The Training and Development Team offers many great live instructor led training opportunities in a variety of different modalities. Some are offered regularly, while some are only available upon request (Note: the regularly scheduled classes can are also available upon request. The preferred minimum number of attendees for requested classes is 10). To inquire more about any of our classes, please contact us at das.statetraining@nebraska.gov


Cost: $49/Learner
Duration: 4 Hours
Modality: Classroom or WebEx
Target Audience: Fantastic for front line employees
Description: In government, our customers have no choice; they need our product or service and can't get it anywhere else. Sometimes our customers aren't overjoyed to be speaking to us and are rude or difficult. This course will provide practical solutions to common customer service challenges, as well as explore the many benefits that providing exceptional customer service realizes. Register here.
Cost: $19/Learner
Duration: 1 Hour
Modality: Classroom or WebEx
Target Audience: Great for Teams!
Description: How we treat each other at work is vital to every aspect of the job, including productivity, morale, and turnover. This class explores the meanings of both diversity and inclusion, how they are expressed behaviorally in the workplace and steps to move toward a culture of inclusion. Lastly, we will discuss how the concept of inclusion feeds civility, and strategies to help us all create a supportive, positive, and professional environment. Register here.
Cost: $19/Learner
Duration: 1 Hour
Modality: Classroom or WebEx
Target Audience: Great for new supervisors or brushing up on quick tips and tricks
Description: Being a supervisor isn’t easy, especially when things don’t go smoothly. This course offers practical tools to assist in your effort to be an effective leader, provide valuable and timely feedback to your employees and coach chose who need improvement in a positive way to see fast results.
Cost: $249/Learner
Duration: 8 Hours
Modality: Classroom
Target Audience: Anyone who manages projects
Description:

Today's knowledge workers have quietly slipped into the role of the unofficial project manager. Stakeholders, scope creep, no formal training, and a lack of process all combine to raise the probability of project failure costing organizations time, money, and employee morale. This project management training course is taught in one day, is facilitator-led, and encourages attendees to focus on their own current projects for a truly hands-on experience. The work session is ideal for those with no previous project management training, as well as those who are taking on an increasing number of project-oriented assignments.

FranklinCovey's Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager will help participants consistently complete projects successfully by teaching them to implement a disciplined process to execute projects and to master informal authority. Project management isn’t just about managing logistics and hoping the project team is ready to play to win. The skills of “informal authority” are more important than ever before, so team members are inspired to contribute to the project's success! Register here.

Cost: $99/Learner
Duration: 7 Hours
Modality: Classroom
Target Audience: People leaders
Description:

With the new opportunities to reward high performance with increased pay, executing consistent, fair, and honest performance reviews becomes even more critical. This session will offer a business case for daily performance management and provide practical tools to build your skill at inspiring great performance in your team. Register here.

Note: Due to the current public health emergency, modality, dates, and duration of the classes may vary. 

Access Basic
Cost: $229/Learner
Description: After an introduction to database concepts and the Access environment and help systems, students will learn how to design and create databases, work with tables, fields, and records; sort and filter data; and set field properties and data entry rules. Students will also learn to create queries, forms, and reports. Register here.

Access Intermediate
Cost: $229/Learner
Description: Students will learn how to normalize data, manage table relationships and enforce referential integrity; work with Lookup fields and sub datasheets; create join queries, calculated fields, and summary values; add objects to forms and create advanced form types; print reports and labels; create and modify charts; and use PivotTables and Pivot Charts. Register here.

Access Advanced
Cost: $139/Learner
Description: This course builds on the skills and concepts taught in Access Intermediate. Students will learn how to query with SQL; create crosstab, parameter, and action queries; create macros; import, export, and link database objects; interact with XML documents; create hyperlink fields; optimize, split, and back up databases; password-protect and encrypt databases; and set Access options and properties. Register here.

Note: Due to the current public health emergency, modality, dates, and duration of the classes may vary. 

Excel Basic
Cost: $139/Learner
Description: After an introduction to spreadsheet terminology and Excel's window components, students will learn how to use the Help system and navigate worksheets and workbooks. They will enter and edit text, values, formulas, and pictures, and will save workbooks in various formats. Students will also move and copy data, learn about absolute and relative references, and work with ranges, rows, and columns. We will cover simple functions, basic formatting techniques, and printing. Finally, students will create and modify charts, and learn how to manage large workbooks. Register here.

Excel Intermediate
Cost: $139/Learner
Description: Students will learn how to use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently, and will start working with more advanced formatting options including styles, themes, and backgrounds. They will also learn how to create outlines and subtotals, how to create and apply cell names, and how to work with tables. Students will save workbooks as Web pages, insert and edit hyperlinks, and learn to share workbooks by email. This course also covers advanced charting techniques, use of trend-lines and spark-lines, worksheet auditing and protection, file sharing and merging, and workbook templates. Register here.

Excel Advanced
Cost: $139/Learner
Description: Students will work with advanced formulas, as well as lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH, INDEX, data validation, and database functions such as DSUM. They will learn how to work with PivotTables and PivotCharts, how to import and export data, and how to query external databases. Finally, students will learn about the analytical features of Excel (such as Goal Seek and Solver), running and recording macros, SmartArt graphics, and conditional formatting with graphics. Register here.

Excel Macros
Cost: $139/Learner
Description:

The most advanced of the Excel series, this class is for users with or without a programming background but those who register should have either taken Excel advanced level or have very significant experience with high levels of Excel. It introduces students to the capabilities of Excel’s Visual Basic for Applications. You will learn how to automate repetitive spreadsheet tasks, read and edit code generated in Excel’s Visual Basic Editor, write decision-making code using IF statements and Loops, as well as create interactive message and input boxes which prompt the user for more information. You also will learn how to make macros easily available via keyboard shortcuts, buttons, or by assigning them to Excel’s menus or toolbars. Register here.


Please contact us at das.statetraining@nebraska.gov for more information.

Cost: $49/Learner (preferred minimum of 10 attendees)
Duration: 3 Hours
Modality: Classroom
Target Audience: People leaders
Description:

According to sociologist Alexander Leighton, "morale is the capacity of a group of people to pull together persistently and consistently in pursuit of a common purpose.” One of the most important roles as a leader is to build and maintain the morale of the team. Teams with high morale experience higher productivity and staff engagement. They also experience lower employee turnover and absenteeism, and they have a happier workforce. This in turn makes it easier to attract and retain the best talent. During this class, candidates will learn about why team morale is vital to a team’s success, why morale suffers, and practical steps to build and maintain the morale of their teams. Register here.

Cost: Please contact us for details
Duration: 4 Hours
Modality: Classroom
Target Audience: People leaders
Description: Coaching a team member who is not meeting expectations is one of the most daunting parts of being a supervisor. This course will give you a roadmap to get through it, even the most difficult conversations, and see results. Learners will practice using simple and repeatable tools to help be successful in this critical leadership skill.
Cost: Please contact us for details
Duration: 8 Hours
Modality: Classroom
Target Audience: People leaders
Description:

Many think “engaging cultures” are reserved for young, hip tech start-ups that were just “born lucky”. Others feel stuck with their company culture because “it’s always been this way”. A sense of inevitability leads some to chase quick fixes. Some try gimmicky programs. Others apply bloggy pseudo-science. These tactics rarely work as intended. In many cases, they cause cultural damage that is particularly hard to undo.

A review of the literature makes it clear. For better or for worse, organizations earn their cultures. This course details the pillars of organizational culture. Leaders, managers and employees alike will use introspective methods to evaluate cultural consensus across their organizations. Identifying both the strongest and softest elements of culture, and how they came to be the way they are, will help to elucidate strategies to change even the most intransigent among them.

Cost: Please contact us for details
Duration: 7 Hours
Modality: Classroom
Target Audience: People leaders
Description: Diversity. Inclusion. Political Correctness. Accommodations. How can leaders today navigate the changing workforce and environment while keeping teams focused on outcomes? Why is it critical to your business strategy to nurture team culture? What is the business case for maintaining an inclusive team? How can leaders manage the sticky issues? Too often leaders are left to flounder with these questions. We’ll spend quality time tackling some of the toughest issues.
Cost: $99/Learner (preferred minimum of 10 attendees)
Duration: 7 Hours
Modality: Classroom
Target Audience: People leaders
Description: In today’s fiercely competitive human resource marketplace, hiring and retaining quality employees is a must for all top leaders. During this session, you will learn the importance of hiring right and creating an environment in which employees can thrive. We will also explore Nebraska State Government’s automated hiring procedures, the follow-up necessary and touch on the compensation system that currently exists.
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