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Business Courses

Grant Writing 101

This course purpose is to help you overcome the panic associated with writing, winning, and managing grant proposals. Many newly appointed grant writers feel clueless about the grants process and they fit into it. What is a grant? Who is eligible to apply? What are the restrictions on grant funds? What are the different type of grants? How do I begin to write an effective proposal?

Advanced Grant Writing: Beyond the Basics

Are you ready to continue your journey into the world of grants? You will learn how to create a fundraising plan for all types of grant makers. In addition, you will explore websites for finding and reviewing corporate, foundation, and government grant funding opportunities and grant application guidelines. You will go through every aspect of strategic funding research, preparing a fundraising plan, writing an award-winning plan of operation, and creating a project budget without red flags. Then you will journey into the world of grants available for your projects. The excitement will build when you discover just how many funding opportunities are available. You will see grants for arts and humanities, education, medical, science and agriculture, human services, and corporate foundation grants. You will also explore new grant-writing trends and what to do when you're notified of a grant award or a grant rejection. Don't worry, there's a plan to implement for future grant seeking success if you don't get your project funded. By the end of the course, you will be prepared to continue tracking future grant-writing and funding trends, bounce back successfully from rejection notices, and manage all of your grant awards proficiently. In addition, you will gain confidence in all areas of grant seeking, grant writing, and grants management (post-award reporting requirements).

Talking like a Leader

The average person speaks up to 16,000 words every day. That a lot of talking, but successful leaders know there's a significant difference between being a big talker and being an effective communicator. And they also know communication is the key to motivating and inspiring people. The best organizations excel at communicating with their employees. But they need to know which messages are the most important for leaders to communicate. Talk Like a Leader: What Every Leader Needs to Hear is a half-day classroom training program that focuses on four key areas of leadership communication: Vision, Competence, Relationships, and Support. This interactive workshop is chock-full of activities, action planning exercises, and takeaway resources. It’s a learning experience that empowers leaders with the skills and confidence to encourage enthusiasm, increase productivity, minimize miscommunication, and improve working relationships.

Learning to Listen

This effective listening skills test helps individuals develop their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses so they are better equipped to handle customer complaints, negotiate contracts, manage teams, and more.

Workplace Communication (Online Course)

Effective communications are at the heart of success in any organization. Whether you are communication within your organization, or with clients, it is imperative to gain support and build

Account Management (online course)

Identifying accounts with the greatest potential for growth, developing strategies to grow them, building essential customer relationships, and communicating value you can bring to customers are all challenges of growing your key accounts. However, selling to existing accounts is one of the most profitable ways to grow sales. The ability to build relations with clients and nurture them into long-lasting accounts hinges on account management. With account management training, account managers learn to solidify their position as a trusted advisor, building loyalty and partnerships that are poised to move forward for years to come.

Accountability at Work

Creating a culture of accountability can be tough, but every organization has the responsibility of doing so in order to create a better workplace for their employees. An accountable workplace will drive success and create happier employees, as everyone knows what they are responsible for and who they have to answer to. People who go through accountability training are also proven to have a more positive experience with their peers at work.

Team Emotional Intelligence

Team Emotional Intelligence is designed to inform you on the most current information on emotional and social intelligence research and outlines the authors' proven "Collaborative Growth Team Model" that gives team members the ability to rate their performance on the seven skills: Team identity, Motivation, Emotional awareness, Communication, Conflict resolution, Stress tolerance, Positive mood.

Conflict Management

The Conflict Strategies Inventory is based upon the well-known Blake and Mouton Styles Grid as well as the works of many other respected researchers in the field of conflict management. Presented with 10 common workplace situations, individuals identify a preference for one of five basic conflict strategies: integrating, avoiding, smoothing, competing, and compromising. Scores reveal a "personal conflict strategies profile." 

Small Business Boot Camp

The Small Business Boot Camp is a two-week course that is covers a variety of business topics needed to help a small business owner or start-up business succeed.  The boot camp will cover the following:

  • The Environment of Business
  • Business Ownership and Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Organization
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Writing a Business Plan

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Acadia Parish

Acadian Campus

1933 W. Hutchinson Ave. 
Crowley, LA 70526
(337) 788-7521

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Evangeline Parish

C.B. Coreil Campus

1124 Vocational Dr.
Ville Platte, LA 70586
(337) 363-2197


Iberia Parish

New Iberia Campus

908 Ember Dr.
New Iberia, LA 70560
P: (337) 373-0185

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International School of Aviation Excellence 

1113 Vortex Dr.
New Iberia, LA 70560
Phone: (337) 373-0106

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Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Campus

1101 Bertrand Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 521-9000

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St. Landry Parish

T.H. Harris Campus

332 East South St.
Opelousas, LA 70570
P: (337) 943-1518

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St. Martin Parish

Evangeline Campus

6305 Main Highway
St. Martinville, LA 70582
(337) 394-2750

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St. Mary Parish

Franklin Campus

1013 Perret St.
Franklin, LA 70538
(337) 413-8146

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Young Memorial Campus

900 Youngs Road
Morgan City, LA 70380
P: (985) 380-2957

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Vermilion Parish

Gulf Area Campus

1115 Clover St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
P: (337) 893-4984

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