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Online Training and Development

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UTCIS) offers hundreds of online training and development courses with a focus on professional training and continuous improvement through educational opportunities in the areas of performance development/ improvement and organizational effectiveness.  The University’s online training deliverables include online course access, blended learning and onsite course facilitation.  All courses are updated regularly and designed to address today’s continuously changing industrial workforce needs and opportunities.

Why online training and development?

The lifeblood of your business organization is your hard-working employees. Without them, your company would come to a crashing halt. It is a sound investment to provide both training and continuous educational opportunities for your employees.  Moreover, with an increase in knowledge comes greater worker confidence and increases in employee performance, which will affect your company's bottom line in positive ways.

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UTCIS), in partnership with Vital Learning, FirstNet Learning and Skillsoft Leadership Advantage, provides hundreds of online training courses to meet your company’s current and future training needs in areas such as conflict resolution, leadership skills, delegating, team building, safety, project management, customer relations, and internal communications which can be appropriate for every employee. However, if specialized training is required, you can find expert trainers ready to teach your employees new skills via bundling our online training and development courses or onsite facilitation.  For more information about onsite course facilitation, please contact your local Solutions Consultant.
 
Online training course providers consist of Vital Learning, FirstNet Learning and Skillsoft Leadership Advantage curriculum course offerings.

 


 

Vital Learning provides flexible solutions that will meet your needs. For over 20 years Vital Learning has been helping companies and organizations around the world improve organizational performance. Whether you are seeking materials that can be delivered in a variety of formats or tailor-made bundles that specifically address your needs Vital Learning’s solutions will enhance the effectiveness of your employees and help your organization achieve results.
Staples used Vital Learning’s Vital Leadership courses to reduce their turnover and boost their bottom line. According to Krista Soucy, Senior HR Manager, “After we started using Vital’s materials we saw our turnover drop by almost one-third over the course of a year.” – Vital Learning (2013)
For more information about UTCIS and Vital Learning’s course offerings, select the following links:
For more information about ordering hardcopies of the course materials or for more information regarding onsite course facilitation, please contact Dr. Andre Temple at andre.temple@tennessee.edu.
Registered online course participants have 365 days access to complete selected module(s) through the UTCIS online campus.  Vital Learning courses are available through online, blended learning and onsite facilitation.  UTCIS onsite course facilitation is scheduled with the company via your regional Solutions Consultant and your availability. 
 
Course Fees:
Online Courses - $49.95 per participant
Blended Learning Courses (online access and workbook) - $79.95 per participant
Onsite Facilitated Courses (minimum 10 participants) - $149.95 per participant
 
For additional information regarding online course administration contact Dr. Andre Temple at Andre.Temple@Tennessee.edu
 

 


 

FirstNet Learning specializes in delivering online training via hosted, high-value, branded, customized online learning solutions providing organizations, large or small, with a robust Learning Management System (LMS) at a fraction of the cost of other systems. These solutions allow you to offer your learners a secure training center uniquely designed with the look of your organization and populated with only the courses that are meaningful to your company.

“The key to business success in today's competitive marketplace is the ability to lead and motivate a workforce to excellence. The investment an organization makes in its people is its most important investment. Training employees to not only work better together, but to also be responsive to your customers' needs will set your organization apart from your competitors, and raise earnings for both the employee and employer. These FirstNet Learning courses provide managers and employees with the skills required to achieve this goal”. - FirstNet Learning (2013)

For more information about FirstNet Learning course offerings, select the following links:

FirstNet Learning courses are available online only.  Once registered, course participants have 365 days access to complete online modules.

Course Fees:
FirstNet Learning online courses - begin at $15.00 per participant

For additional information regarding online course administration contact Dr. Andre Temple at Andre.Temple@Tennessee.edu
 


Course Registration:  HPT Online Campus

Vital Learning and FirstNet Learning Courses


Welcome to The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Service’s Leadership and Development Online Campus which provides you access to both Vital Learning and FirstNet Learning’s detailed course descriptions and course registration.
For more detailed course descriptions and access to course registration, course participants must first register/enroll in the University’s online campus through our Human Performance Technology (HPT) web portal.

Step 1:  Create an account to access to the online campus (HPT web portal)
       How do I create an account to browse and/or register for courses?  

Step 2:  Log into the HPT web portal using your new username and password 
       >> Log in here (new or existing account):  Welcome to HPT Campus 

Step 3:  Choose your category of interest then browse the hundreds of course offerings    
 available within the online campus library

Step 4:  Select the course of interest

Step 5:  Select your payment method (company or individual)

Step 6:  Course registration complete!
 

Skillsoft Leadership Advantage is a leading-edge leadership skills training and development program solution designed by experts to make learning quick and engaging. From first-time and front-line managers to managers in the executive suite, Skillsoft Leadership Advantage delivers learning solutions at every level in two hours or less, for easy integration into busy work schedules.
Skillsoft helps organizations of all sizes expand the scope and impact of management and leadership development training. Our flexible, technology-enabled elearning solutions can be used in a variety of formal and informal ways to reinforce existing leadership training programs, increase their impact, and give first-time and frontline managers the skills they need to succeed. A leadership course can make a huge difference in your managers' ability and confidence. – Skillsoft (2013)
Course Fees:
Skillsoft Leadership Advantage online courses - $10.00 to $18.00 per participant
For more information about Skillsoft Leadership Advantage course offerings and course registration, select the following links: 
Skillsoft Leadership Advantage courses are available online only.  Once registered, course participants have 365 days access to complete online modules.
For additional information regarding online course administration contact Dr. Andre Temple at Andre.Temple@Tennessee.edu
 

Course Registration:  Extended Online Campus

Skillsoft Leadership Advantage Courses


Welcome to The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Service’s Industrial Leadership and Development EXTENDED Online Campus which provides you access to Skillsoft Leadership Advantage course descriptions and course registration.
UTCIS extended online campus access is provided through The University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service’s web portal.
Step 1:  Visit the University’s online library of courses (no password required for access to EXTENDED online campus courses)
       Online Course Library


Step 2:  Select the course of interest, then register for the class.
 
Step 3:  Log into the Solution Point system to register electronically.  Frequently Asked Questions about Solution Point

Step 4:  Pay for the course with your credit card. (Visa and MasterCard Only)

Step 5:   Course registration complete!

For questions about EXTENDED campus (Skillsoft Leadership Advantage) registration contact Patty Wells at Patty.Wells@Tennessee.edu.