One of the most important skills for all business professionals is the ability to present. Acuity Institute’s Presentation Skills course aims at teaching students the foundational skills of adult learning, experiential learning, how to structure a presentation, and engage people in a way that enables the achievement of the objectives and intended outcomes. Whether you are facilitating a team meeting, brainstorming session, leadership meeting, presentation or training, this course will help you build your presentation approach, engage your audience and evaluate the impact of the outcomes. This course delivers best practices from leading experts in a practical and simple way.
The Presentation Skills Certification course is conducted online and uses a multi-media format that includes content by experts, examples of what to do and what not to do, exercises, quizzes, and the most current and robust tools and techniques available. The Presentation Skills course is “self-paced” and can be accessed any time – and – anywhere, providing you the flexibility you need to complete the course.
We recommend the Presentation Skills course to facilitators, project managers (i.e. PMP, Green Belts, Black Belts, and Master Black Belts), supervisors, trainers, learning and development professionals and anyone who wants to learn the secrets of how to engage people and achieve objectives within a facilitated session.
Education Credits (see Course Accreditation for additional information)
•CEU: 1.0 Unit
•PDU: 10 Units
•Understand Adult Learning Principles
•Classify the Multiple Intelligences
•Utilize the Facilitation Roadmap
•Explain the Evaluation Hierarchy
•Break Down Content
•Demonstrate the Modes of Facilitation
•Utilize Openers and Closers
•Interpret Body Language
•Utilize Engaging Skills
•Utilize the Fundamentals of Evaluation
•Understand how to Close the Experiential Learning Cycle
Presentation Skills Course Package Includes:
•Presentation Skills Online Course Lessons and Quizzes (3 months access)
•Instructor Support (3 months access)
•Presentation Skills Toolkit
•Presentation Skills Course eBook
•IACET Continuing Education Units: 1 CEU
•CEU’s PMI Professional Development Units: 10 PDUs
Upon completing these requirements you will be awarded Acuity Institute’s Presentation Skills Certification.
On average students complete the Presentation Skills course in 10 hours.
Technical Requirements for accessing Acuity Institute’s Online Training Courses
•Windows – one of the following web browsers (noted version or later): Internet Explorer 6, Google Chrome, Firefox 1.5, Safari 3, Opera 9.5 (Internet Explorer or Firefox is highly recommended)
•Macintosh – one of the following web browsers (noted version or later): Firefox 1.5, Safari 3 (Firefox is highly recommended)
•A computer with Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3, or later (this is required for the statistical analysis software)
•A computer with Microsoft Office 2003 or higher (required to utilize the Lean Six Sigma Toolkit templates and SigmaXL)
•A high speed internet connection
•Sound capability on the computer (speakers or headphones)
•Adobe Reader (free software)
•Adobe Flash Player (free software)
Acuity Institute wants the learning experience to be as supportive and engaging as possible. They understand the importance of having a place to ask questions to the experts on tools and techniques, exercises, project work or general technical support. During training, students can submit questions to instructors through Acuity Institute’s Helpdesk. Responses are provided to student questions in one business day or less. If questions and answers are complex, an Acuity Institute instructor will schedule a one-on-one phone meeting with the student to review the question or answer.
Instructor Support Time Frame: 3 Months Access
PRESENTATION SKILLS COURSE eBOOK
The Presentation Skills eBook (electronic copy) contains much of the same content as the online instructional materials. The eBook includes more than 240 pages of Presentation Skills tools and techniques. The eBook is fully searchable and contains many links to assist students in quickly navigating to key tools and concepts. The eBook allows students the ability to capture notes and comments within the eBook for future reference. Students can print directly from the eBook. To protect the electronic intellectual property of the course content, students will not be able to copy from the eBook.
PRESENTATION SKILLS COURSE ACCREDITATION
Acuity Institute is recognized as a qualified institution of higher education. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards for educational quality and accreditation. Our superior credentials include:
•Department of Higher Education with the State of Colorado in the United States
•International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). 1.0 CEU will be granted upon completion of this course.
•Project Management Institute (PMI). 10 PMI Professional Development Units are provided upon successful completion of this course.