A Self-Directed Seminar is a learning system that offers the content, activities, handouts, advice, and other resources workers receive in a half-day, full-day, or multi-day seminar or workshop on CD-ROMs in a format enhanced by an audiovisual presentation.
Who uses it?
The Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Training and Development offer a form of Self-Directed Seminar to educate candidates interested in the professional certifications they offer.
What does it include?
Every seminar comes with a detailed presentation of the topic being discussed, an audio file so that learner can listen to and view the presentation simultaneously or download it to a playback device such as an iPod or CD player, and copies of referenced handouts, papers, forms, templates, user guide and other resources. Presentation includes graphics, charts and other visual aids to support different learning styles.
What topics are covered?
Self-Directed Seminars cover organizational development needs such as leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, and culture change, among others. They address such critical professional skills as communication, conflict resolution, collaboration, and time, resource, and stress management. Custom topics can also be developed to meet specific needs.
What are the benefits?
Expert knowledge: Self-Directed Seminars are developed by industry experts. Authors are active professionals and entrepreneurs who provide leadership to their organizations and serve as coaches to other business leaders.
Convenience: If you have a small or very busy HR or Training and Development Department, these seminars are a lifeline.
Flexibility: Listen to and view a seminar at your convenience.
Low cost: Receive access to current, well-researched thinking on critical business competencies and topics for a fraction of the cost.
Affordability: Educate 1, 10 or 100 employees for the price of one.
Practical application: ALL seminars provide actionable guidance and ready-to-use information that produce immediate results when carefully applied.
Follow up support: Seminar authors are available to answer questions and provide support post-purchase.
Companies save on travel as employees are able to acquire needed skills on the job or at any other location where they have access to a computer. Workers who work late or odd shifts will no longer miss out on important training. Those concerned about what their peers might think if they saw them in a class on a sensitive topic such as anger management or coping with ADHD in the workplace will be able to acquire the skills they need in the privacy of their home or office. What’s more, employees who have to renew learning certifications can receive credit for completing a Self-Directed Seminar.
Star Leadership® is proud to be the first organization to offer these seminars in a format that takes full advantage of current technology. Convenience, portability, expert content, actionable knowledge, and low cost set Self-Directed Seminars apart from other learning methods. Our authors are recognized industry experts whose writings are published by such reputable organizations as the Society for Human Resource Management, HR Executive Magazine, HR.com, among others.
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