Saturday, November 28, 2009

Special Focus: Training and Development Programs

Here are some great training and development programs:

Management series - The Bullet Proof Manager (Crestcom International LLC)
From Fortune 500 companies to outstanding, local firms, Crestcom International helps organizations to see their business more clearly worldwide. The entire 12-months program features a unique blend of video-based, live-facilitated instruction in vital skill areas, coupled with goal-setting and personal application.

Introducing one of the finest collections of management and leadership talent ever assembled, including Zig Ziglar, Lisa Ford, Jim Cathcart, Dr. Jim Hennig, Harvey Mackay, Tom Hopkins and many more internationally recognised experts.

For Intermediate to Advanced Management level

Personal Development - The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Franklin Covey)
Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, has been a top-seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity.

This highly acclaimed Signature Program systematically features the seven habits through a maturity continuum.

Dependence to Independence
- Habit 1: Be Proactive: Principles of Personal Choice
- Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: Principles of Personal Vision
- Habit 3: Put First Things First: Principles of Integrity & Execution

Independence to Interdependence
- Habit 4: Think Win/Win: Principles of Mutual Benefit
- Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Principles of Mutual Understanding
- Habit 6: Synergize: Principles of Creative Cooperation

Continual Improvement
- Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal

Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny. - Emerson, Ralph Waldo

All levels recommendation

Supply Chain Fundamentals - The Beer Game (Bullwhip Effect)

The Beer Game is a relatively short game that illustrates the supply chain dynamics. This game shows clearly that fluctuations in demand at the final customer are amplified the more one goes upstream. This effect has been described in the literature as the "Forrester effect" or the "Bullwhip effect". The participants will experience the distortions in the supply chain, understand the causes of this distortion, and learn how to improve the supply chain performance.

The objective of the beer game is to create awareness for supply chain issues. It is an ideal introduction to an in-depth training on supply chain management.

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