The Millennium Group
International, LLC
46169 Westlake Drive
Suite 240
Sterling, VA 20165
ph: 703-260-6716
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Coaching - Consulting - Training - Learning Management


The Millennium Group International, LLC
46169 Westlake Drive
Suite 240
Sterling, VA 20165
ph: 703-260-6716

Defensive Driving
Description: This one-hour course will provide simple defensive driving techniques to reduce your
chances of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.  The content in this course is designed to
comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements - define defensive driving,
recognize accident prevention methods, identify the importance of seat belts, describe the facts
concerning the impact of "drinking and driving", and identify vehicle safety measures on the job.

Dynamic Decision Making
Description: Your decisions determine your life. Nowhere is this simple statement so unabashedly
evident as in today's business world.  Made consciously or unconsciously, your decisions represent
the fundamental tool you use in facing the opportunities, challenges, and uncertainties of life.  It's
not a case, however, of "make a decision, any decision."  The increased complexity and competition
of the 21st century marketplace calls for dynamic decision making--the kind of decision making that
significantly boosts productivity.  The objective of this course is to turn you and others in your
organization into dynamic decision makers.  You'll gain the skills necessary to avoid the
psychological pitfalls that adversely affect decision making.  You'll hone your decision-making ability
in risky and uncertain circumstances.  You'll walk away from this course with concrete and powerful
decision-making tools, both rational and statistical.  When you use the decision-modeling
techniques presented here, you'll enjoy enhanced accuracy and, hence, business confidence.  
Then, with these strategies in hand, you'll explore ways to better make decisions even when
you're working with others who aren't completely "on your side."  It's true that decisions determine
your life. It's time now to better determine your decisions.

Ethical Decision Making
Description: What is an ethical decision? Many studies show that business people have an intuitive
understanding of right and wrong, but that they find difficulty in explaining their judgments.  This
course provides the conceptual framework for discussing business ethics and the tool kit for making
ethical decisions.

Foundations of Effective Thinking
Description: Albert Einstein once remarked that "the significant problems we face cannot be solved
at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."  It necessarily follows that you
must raise your own level of thinking in order to solve pressing business problems and make
effective decisions.  In this course, you'll explore how to think about the most critical business skill
of all--thinking itself.  You'll first learn about the counterproductive thinking patterns and tendencies
most people naturally fall prey to.  You'll then discover how these largely intuitive tendencies
manifest themselves in problem-solving mind-sets and decision-making styles.  Finally, you'll take
the necessary steps to neutralize ineffective thinking habits and instead practice dynamic and
results-oriented thinking strategies.  The result?  You'll become a better thinker, someone who can
apply these new-found techniques to achieve organizational goals within the current climate of
great institutional change.

Framing the Problem
Description: When you frame a picture, you intend for the viewer to examine everything within that
border.  Problem framing is similar in that you must not only consider what objectively makes up
the problem itself but also what subjective tendencies influence your view of the situation.  This
course is designed to help you effectively frame problems so that you're sure your line of sight is
aimed straight toward the solution.  You'll discover how to recognize and gather information about
a problem so that all contingencies are accounted for and all subtleties considered.  You'll learn
how to uncover the various assumptions, both conscious and unconscious, that are typically made
about problems.  After identifying these assumptions, you'll be able to tell the productive ones from
the nonproductive.  You'll also explore specific strategies for getting to the heart of any problem
and learn dynamic techniques for framing that problem so that success is greatly enhanced.  In the
end, your ability to frame problems will be museum-quality.

Generating Alternatives in Problem Solving
Description: When faced with any problem, it's tempting, especially in today's frenzied business
atmosphere, to either take the easiest route or rely on the old tried-and-true methods.  But how
many times have you taken a certain action and realized afterward that you had more options than
you realized?   Now more than ever, today's business world is complex and multifaceted.   As a
positive result of that complexity, however, you can enjoy the benefits of increased opportunities in
problem solving.  This course is designed to equip you with numerous and productive alternative
generation strategies that will enable you to draw from a pool of expanded options.  By so doing,
you'll better recognize and act on the best possible business choice.  You'll explore ways to begin
generating alternatives and get into the flow of enlarging your store of possible solutions.  Using
both rational and creative approaches to problem solving, you'll be sure that no good idea is left
unnoticed.  And even when you get stuck, when that rut becomes tiresomely deep, you'll be able to
right your course by using the dynamic strategies provided here.  Options and alternatives are
valuable commodities to possess. Get ready to take them to the bank.

Managing Your Anger
Description: You're angry and you want to let everyone know it.  But, is this really a good idea?  
What will your co-workers or your supervisor think of your outburst?  Is there something that you
could do to control your anger?  This course will help you manage your anger so that you will be
less angry and will be able to channel your energy into more constructive activities.  You will learn
the three stages of managing your anger and techniques that will be useful for preventing your
anger from getting out of control.  This series provides techniques that a motivated person can use
to deal with manageable anger.  These techniques do not replace counseling or other professional
assistance where such attention is appropriate.

Perspectives on Organizational Change
Description: The way that you respond to your new job role, new responsibilities, or fresh
procedures is unique to you.  The way that you react to change is intensely personal.  But, to a
large extent, organizations change in predictable ways and for predictable reasons.  Similarly, the
ways in which people respond to change tend to follow predictable patterns.  Being able to see
yourself as part of this larger picture is a big help when you set out on a journey of change.  
"Perspectives on Organizational Change" gives you an insight into the basic principles that drive
change.  You also gain an understanding of the factors that impact on the readiness and ability of
people to change.  The course also shows you how to deal with the fear that may be generated in
a situation where change is just around the corner.

Success over Stress
Description: "Stress is the psychological, physiological and behavioral response by an individual
when they perceive a lack of equilibrium between the demands placed upon them and their ability
to meet those demands, which, over a period of time, leads to ill-health."  Stephen Palmer,
"Occupational Stress".  Contrary to popular belief, stress itself is never a good thing--it is always
harmful.  This course will show you the difference between pressure, which spurs you into action
and helps you to perform at your peak, and stress, which impedes your performance, and has
long-term health implications.  Stress is produced by your own feelings and reactions to certain
external events, rather than by the events themselves.  This means that once you recognize how
you respond to certain situations, you can change your response to one that is more helpful and

Taking Control of Your Time Simulation Training
Description: You are the Senior Editor for the catalog and online home furnishings company, House
and Homes Furniture.  Currently, you are working against a deadline to complete the copy on the
company's new Polynesian Settings collection, which is a collection of indoor and outdoor
Polynesian-inspired Koa wood furnishings.  This is a brand-new line, and it has been a constant
scramble and struggle to have these pieces included in the upcoming catalogs.  The copy is due to
both the print and web publishers by Friday, and it is already Wednesday.  Additionally, you belong
to the employee activities committee and the company employee barbecue and softball tournament
is fast approaching.  This is an event that you oversaw the planning of last year, and you'll have to
decide what contributions you can realistically make this year based upon your schedule.  You
barely have enough time to get your work done, so how you balance and manage your time and
other activities is critical to your success.  Because different personality types inherently have
different strengths and weaknesses for managing time, it is important to not only pay attention to
your own personality type but also those of your coworkers.  This simulation is based on the
SkillSoft series "Take Control of Your Time by Working More Effectively".

Techniques for Better Time Management
Description: If you don't feel that you are the organized type, or if making lists or drawing up
detailed plans doesn't come naturally, don't worry.  There isn't just one way in which time can be
managed effectively.  This course will introduce you to several different techniques for improving
your time-management skills--experiment with them, and then choose and apply the tools which
best suit your own situation.  In order to achieve anything it is important to establish goals.  You
need to know what you want to do, before you can decide how and when you are going to do it.  
You then need to establish deadlines.  If these deadlines are unrealistically tight, your interest and
commitment in the task may be undermined, or you may experience stress which can have a
negative effect on your performance.  Deadlines are important, but they have to be realistic.  
Making "To-do" lists is a useful technique, but you can end up feeling overwhelmed by the amount
that has to be achieved in a day, a week or a month.  It is vital to prioritize the tasks, and the
Priority Matrix is a quick and effective way of sorting the urgent, from the less important.  It is
relatively easy to make changes to the way in which you work while you are concentrating on
making improvements, but it can be much more difficult to sustain these improvements.  Once you
have taken better control of the way in which you manage time, you need to find ways of
maintaining this control.  The final lesson in this course will provide some suggestions as to how
this can be done effectively.
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