This course breaks the barriers in problem solving. Discover key elements that give you the power to solve problems permanently. The knowledge you gain from this course will allow you to succeed even where others fail.
Don't let problems puzzle you. This course shows you how to solve problems permanently.
Approximate study time: 18 hours
You will learn proven techniques for solving a problem so that it doesn't come back.
You will not be spending time and energy revisiting the same problem time and time again.
Your stress level will drop.
Your success level will rise.
Put your problems out to pasture permanently. When facing a problem, you can use the techniques in this course to solve it completely--so you don't have to "solve" it again later.
Most people solve only the symptoms or only part of the problem, so they end up dealing with the same problem again and again. Life is too short. Solve a problem permanently, so you can find better things to do with your time, money, and other resources that to keep struggling with the same issue that you "solved" previously.
Real problem solving involves using the important skills, insights, and techniques you will learn in this course. There are no tricks or shortcuts, but you don't need to be a genius to solve problems effectively, either. You just need to understand and apply the material in this course.
This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what you are sending or how you are sending it.
These are downloadable files. In other words, you get download instructions as soon as the buying part is done and you get the files right away.
What is it that I'm going to get and how? Is it a file that I’ll download? Is it mailed?
As soon as your purchase is complete, you will receive download instructions both on screen and via e-mail. You download self-extracting zip file that contains the course material. Depending on the course, the individual files will be in the rich text format or in the e-book format. Most materials are in the easier-to-handle rich text format.
Are we talking about a lot of pages for me to read?
Here's something that pleasantly surprises most people about these.
If you look at a typical $99 professional book, most of it is filler. These courses don't have the filler. Ditto for $995 seminars covering the same information. Our courses get right to the meat, saving you the effort of wading through pages of nonsense. We don't mass up the high overhead of generating the filler, and we pass the savings on to our customers.
Do your courses on project management prepare me for the various certification routes of the Project Management Institute?
No. The material does not focus on exam preparation. It focuses on improving your real-world skills. However, what you learn will not impede certification.
Are you one of the approved (by PMI) course providers?
No. We are not affiliated with the Project Management Institute, although we may consider going that direction. Our goal is not to make you spend a lot
of money learning how to answer test questions. Our goal is to teach you how to do your job better.
How long does each of your courses take?
It depends on the student. These courses are essentially white papers with exercises to help you relate the information to what you are doing now. You can read the material in each course in under an hour. But, how long it takes to digest it and apply it is up to you.
Do I have to buy books in addition to your course material? Will those books have to be bought from you?
To both questions, no. You don't have to buy anything else. Each course stands on its own.
What if your course material is not clear? Are your course writers available for clarification? Since it is not possible to read all material at one shot, and collect all questions at the same time, will the course writers be available as needed or on a one time basis?
a. It will be clear.
c. Your success is important. If you have a question that is germane to the material, and not a probe for free consulting services, we will help you understand the material. We have kept the prices low, because not everyone can afford $995 for a two-day seminar that amounts to little more than a book promo. This is not a book promo.
What if I have other questions?
We'll answer to whatever extent is reasonable. It may be possible that you will ask questions that require developing a new course--some aspect of successful project management we didn't cover and that is not part of the normal project management training regimen. In that case, you would get the new course for free.
Do you have other courses?
Yes, and we are developing more. You can always write to us with specific needs, and we will adjust our product development accordingly. Also, it's a good idea to check Mindconnection on a regular basis, just to see what is new.
Who writes these courses?
That depends on the subject. For example, Dr. Jay Prince wrote the behavior courses based on his experience as a licensed therapist.
All of the courses are well-researched and devoid of pseudoscience. Most are written by a subject matter expert. All are reviewed by a professional editor for clarity and succinctness.
Do your courses qualify for employer reimbursement?
Possibly not, because they are not accredited. Then again, our cost is very low. So, you must ask yourself if that small amount is worth investing into the skills you need to keep yourself employed and employable.
The goal here is not to pile up paper credits. The goal is to get the information you would ordinarily get only from a lifetime of working in project management--if even then. We save you "classroom time" in the "school of hard knocks." You will recover your investment (and then some), simply because you will be that much better at what you do.
How much time can I reasonably expect to save, once I use the principles in your time management course?
That depends on how you presently approach your work. The typical student can expect to increase productivity by 50%. If you look at the way most people do their work, and then work your way through the course, you'll see why this is so. The author of that course works three full-time jobs and is Chair for one non-profit and acting Chair for another. Yet, he manages to excel in all of these roles while still maintaining outstanding health and enjoyment of life.
Why does the same problem persist, even after many attempts to resolve it? Why does it happen again, even if we've "solved it" several times? What
can we do to solve problems for good, once we are in charge of solving
These kinds of questions are prevalent in the workplace, in our personal lives, and in the course of our every day existence. Unfortunately, they go unanswered. They don't even get asked. We accept a cycle of repeated failure and repeated adjustment as normal. It doesn't have to be. You can solve problems permanently.
While it is not possible to solve every problem in a cost-effective fashion, in a timely fashion, or even at all, it is possible to solve most problems cost-effectively and permanently. That includes problems that you have tried repeatedly to solve, have given up on solving, or haven't even attempted to solve.
This course does not provide you with a cookie cutter formula or one-size fits all approach. Nobody knows your situation as well as you do. This course provides you proven techniques so you can arrive at, and implement, the solution that is most appropriate for you.
The fact that the very efforts made to solve a problem often make is worse is a plot concept for many movies and television sit-coms (they are called situation comedies precisely for that reason). But this is also a part of real history and a part of current events, some of which we refer to in this course. It's history you don't have to repeat, and a current event you can put in your past.
I've already put many of these strategies to use in my work, and have developed good solutions to formerly persistent problems. Good job with this course, thanks.
I almost gave it 5 starts, but I think to get that it needs some worksheets or something we can use as a step by step guide.
Clear and helpful, low on theory, 5.7.2011
Reviewer: Emilie Hanson (Washington, DC)
The information was presented in a clear manner, and it was helpful. But its focus was on the practical and it should have presented more theory. It didn't review the major formal problem solving processes or explain how they work.