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AWENS Corporate Workplace Education Course and Training Programs

Give your workforce the knowledge and skills they need to meet your strategic goals through one of our workplace education courses, customized specifically to your workplace.

Technology Training

Customized workplace education courses for your employeesGive your workforce the knowledge and skills they need to meet your strategic goals. AWENS programs help you create a comprehensive training plan, manage your talent, empower end users with, both, live and online courses and drive greater proficiency across your organization.


With a full suite of software training, education courses and certifications, designed to help you maximize the power of your employees.

Collectively, AWENS instructors have a vast knowledge in delivering technology educational programs. Some of the technology programs provided by AWENS are as follows:

Microsoft Office Training & Tutorials

Training can be delivered in a variety of ways with the Microsoft Office applications suite. AWENS delivers training to participants in three levels:  Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. AWENS Microsoft Office training covers a wide range of software titles including Excel, Publisher, OneNote, Outlook, SharePoint, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.

Microsoft Project Workshop 2010 / 2013

Your projects just became much easier to manage, thanks to the three stages of the Microsoft Project software training workshop. AWENS instructors deliver this workshop in three stages: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

The AWENS Microsoft Project workshop format is ideal for managers and staff who want to improve their skills in using project management software. Participants will be led through practical exercises, by an expert instructor, which illustrate the many software features. The AWENS Microsoft Project Workshop covers tangible management issues including: Setting up a project; Scheduling and assigning tasks; Allocating costs and resources; Tracking progress.

CRM – Tools for Today’s Businesses

Today, companies are using many types of CRM tools. AWENS has a team of IT professionals who deliver training with respect to: SAP, BDC Remedy, MS Dynamics CRM, Pipeliner, Siebel, Bullhorn, Goldmine, Salesforce, Zoho.

Supply Chain Management Training

AWENS Supply Chain Management Training courses and workshops provide individuals with a stronger knowledge and ability to work in connection with junior buyers, purchasing assistants, production planners, warehouse clerks, material handlers, logistics administrators, inventory co-ordinators and associates, analysts and specialists. This training, taught by our instructors, will help individuals who work outside of the supply management field but have some procurement, logistics, and transportation or operations responsibilities. It will also help those with supervisory and management responsibilities seeking basic knowledge of their direct reports’ supply management functional areas and anyone who influences an organization’s procurement decisions.

This course can be designed specifically to industry needs.

Strategic Planning

AWENS delivers strategic planning training courses and strategy formulation seminars for managers at all levels. The entire strategic planning process is covered, in detail, from the basics of strategy formulation to the implementation of business strategies in the “real world.”

Our strategic planning training and business planning courses are designed to work cohesively with one another. Pick any one of our strategic planning courses to begin gaining the business strategy and strategy formulation skills you need to effectively map your organization’s future.

Take a look (at our course list?) to learn more about how our strategic planning courses can help you prepare your organization to rise to a new level of performance. (take a look where?)

Entrepreneurship – Business Skills

AWENS delivers small business start-up and growth training to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their business. AWENS entrepreneurship instructors deliver one of business courses and offer a 90 hour training program for small businesses. This program provides information on how to create a business plan and breaks each component out into small training sessions. These sessions take participants through the following steps to help small businesses get off the ground:

  • Finance (including Cash Flow)
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Executive Summary
  • Action Plan

Project Management

Learn how to manage the work that needs to get done by attending  AWENS Project Management course. The course will cover the following project management training areas: project scope and gathering requirements; creating a project plan; assessing project risk; managing multiple projects; managing enterprise-wide initiatives; scheduling, controlling and managing contracts and implementing project management offices for repeatable success throughout the organization.

Train the Trainer

AWENS has developed a wide range of Train the Trainer professional development programs. Each PD program is supported with a training manual.  Train the Trainer PD program topics include:

  • Human Resources
  • Financial Literacy
  • Small Business Skills Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Writing Skills

At AWENS when you participate in a Train the Trainer workshop you will learn how to apply adult learning best practices to get top results.

Leadership for Management and Supervisory Programs

Designed to fit the Industry

Within each industry there are several tiers of management. The role of the management team can encompass a broad spectrum of leadership requirements within different industry sectors.  AWENS creates leadership programs that fit senior managers and supervisors who are determined by the clients required leadership within a segment of an industry, such as retail, wholesale, and IT.

AWENS custom designs programs that fit your specific industry.

  • Home Builders Construction
  • Commercial Industrial Construction Sector
  • Tourism
  • Health Care
  • Small Business


Are you ready to meet the difficult challenges of today’s economy and business world?

Improve your performance by increasing your leadership skills. AWENS leadership training courses and seminars provide numerous avenues for enhancing the qualities of good leadership in you and your team.

These leadership training courses and seminars help you fulfill your potential through effective leadership skills training in areas such as: team building, strategic planning, decision making and more. All of our leadership seminars teach you valuable insights, proven to work in a “real world” environment.

Going Global Workshops

AWENS expert instructors deliver 3-hour Going Global Workshops  that are designed to help you (or learners) make crucial importing or exporting decisions, avoid common pitfalls, and increase understanding of international trade. These sessions include introductions to:  International Trade; International Trade Research; International Marketing; Global Supply Chain Management; International Trade Finance; the Cultural Aspects of International Trade; Trade Compliance Issues for Importers

Global Diversity

Workplace diversity not only refers to the differences between employees, but also the acceptance and celebration of these differences at work. Diversity training is an essential part of building awareness and a cohesive work environment. Developing awareness benefits a workplace by allowing employees to let their guards down and build healthy business relationships, as well as decreasing at-work bullying and discrimination. Diversity training not only improves the quality of work put out by employees, but produces a happier staff and, in turn, increases productivity.


Communication in the workplace can either be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Good communication will improve your overall workplace culture. It will eliminate barriers, resolve problems and help build stronger workplace relationships and productivity.

AWENS delivers a broad range of communication courses to help bring success to your workplace. Topics include: Conflict Resolution, Change Management, Effective Listening & Verbal Communications Skills, Proposal Writing and responding to RFP.

Creating a Customer Experience

Whether you are engaging with customers through in bound and out bound calls, face to face or through technology, AWENS provides customer service training that teaches employees the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to increase customer satisfaction. Our training can provide the following benefits: Assist companies in building relationships and retaining customers; Create word of mouth referrals and mitigate negative situations; Decrease call backs and returns; Increase employee satisfaction and retention; Build brand value for companies that provide excellent service to customers. Increase your competitive edge through customer care process that will result with customer retention and acquisition.

Literacy and Essential Skills

AWENS is an association of adult education practitioners who deliver workplace education courses to help individuals upgrade their Essential Skills. Literacy and AWENS Essential Skills training includes:

  • reading
  • document use
  • writing
  • numeracy
  • math
  • occupational research
  • computer skills



Accounting training will provide you with the tools to manage your accounting and bookkeeping tasks with a solution that gives you the freedom and flexibility to manage expenses, create invoices, track inventory and stay on top of your financials. This training will help you maintain full control of your data on the desktop.


QuickBooks is a small business accounting software program businesses use to manage sales and expenses and keep track of daily transactions, used to invoice customers, pay bills, generate reports for planning, tax filing, and more.

Financial Statement Analysis for the Non-Accountant

  • Acquire a basic understanding of financial statements and the application of key financial analysis tools
  • Explore the relationships between investment, operational and financing decisions
  • Identify the danger signals when assessing the viability of an enterprise
  • Interpret the impact of key financial figures on your business
  • Make sense of individual statements and balance sheets
  • Uncover irregularities in financial statements


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