Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Kate Cornelius's blog

February is Time Management Month, so as the month comes to an end, we're once again featuring courses to help you master your time and get organized. Managing time can feel like an overwhelming task; luckily, there are many resources available such as our time management training to help you get control over your time. Whether you're always out of time or feeling like you have too much (which at times can be just as much of an issue!), elearning courses can teach you the skills you need. ... [more]

Safety in the workplace is a critical concern for companies in all industries. No matter whether your team works in a office or at a construction site, knowledge of safety and first aid can save lives and improve working conditions. As a manager, it's your responsibility to make sure your team studies up on safety and is ready to take on challenges from fire situations to first aid emergencies. ... [more]

Staying current on compliance, no matter your industry, is crucial, both to ensure employee safety and wellbeing and to avoid costly lawsuits. Laws and regulations change often; and it can be tricky to keep up! When you identify new training needs in your organization, we'll be here to help—we do our best to keep up with compliance changes and work closely with our sellers to provide the training you need. ... [more]

We're sending some love to the service industry today through our featured courses! We may often focus on business skills, but OpenSesame has plenty of food service and hospitality courses available too. This week we're highlighting just three of the many. If you're in the restaurant biz, don't miss these courses on going green (save the planet!), hand washing (defeat germs!), and food safety (trounce food poisoning!). ... [more]

If you're looking to take your technical skills to the next level, you've come to the right place! We offer a large selection of technical courses across many categories; you're sure to find a course to fit your learning needs! This week, we're featuring three courses to help you get started. Whether you're looking for project management certification, PowerPoint speed skills, or IT requirement writing, you'll find it here! ... [more]

Seems like the term "manager" has taken on a decidedly negative connotation these days; "leader" has become the preferred term for supervisors and heads of companies. Leader implies positivity, innovation, vision, support, and more, while manager conjures the image of a paper-pushing, micromanaging boss. Which would you rather call your "bosses"?  Turn your managers into leaders and start 2015 off strong with these great leadership development courses! Have you mastered the five characteristics of extraordinary leadership? What separates mediocre leaders from the truly great? ... [more]

How is it possible there were 12.7 million unemployed Americans in 2010, while seven million skilled jobs went unfilled? The answer lies in the so-called “skills gap” that we’re currently experiencing—job searchers are unqualified for available positions. The future looks bleak; if we continue down the current path, seven million will increase to 21 million empty jobs by 2020. ... [more]

2014 hobbies getting boring? Why not try something new? Take up knitting, commit to yoga, or learn a new language; including fun activities and hobbies in your resolutions is a great way to start the new year on a positive an productive note. We have many courses to help you find inspiration and get going on your new challenge. ... [more]