Online Training for Today’s Government Employees
The demand on government agencies to optimize their supply chains, capitalize on synergies and reduce operating costs has never been higher. Effectively communicating with internal and external audiences — in person, in print and online — paramount importance. To address these issues, government leaders are calling for more targeted training to drive a higher benchmark of knowledge and competence from their employees.
Whether you’re currently working for the government or aspire to, you can get the skills you need to distinguish yourself from the crowd. The University of San Francisco offers sought-after advanced professional certificates for today's government employees and agencies, with comprehensive programs focused on the critical skills of Supply Chain Management, Sales and Sales Management, Internet Marketing and Business Process Management.
Federal government employees now have access, via the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), to special government program pricing. All federal government employees are eligible to save 10% off individual certificate courses and 5% off the specially priced advanced professional certificate programs. Access these exclusive savings by clicking here or calling 800-959-6138.
Earn Credentials While You Work — 100% Online
Learn new skills you can apply immediately, creating a stronger, more efficient and more productive agency for your employer and enhanced career opportunities for yourself. Whichever program you choose, you can complete your certificate 100% online, around your busy schedule. Each course includes online streaming video lectures you can access anywhere, 24/7, making it easier to balance work and family responsibilities. Connect with instructors and fellow students through chat rooms, message boards and email. There are no entrance exams or prerequisites, so you can enroll immediately. Don’t pass up this opportunity for professional growth!
Government Applications for USF Certificate Programs
Supply Chain Management
As organizations increasingly feel the pressure of rising operating expenses and inefficient processes, supply chain management has emerged as a critical business skill in the world today. The good news is that with the right training, you can conquer your supply chain and put it to work for you. Earn your Advanced Professional Supply Chain Management Certificate or Advanced Professional Sustainable Supply Chain Management Certificate.
Three government agencies – the U.S. Transportation Command, Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. General Services Administration – established a formal partnership focused on improving supply chain management across their organizations. The agreement defines a number of specific goals, which include: improving operations, information sharing and integrated supply chain planning; adopting shared processes to gain efficiencies in the delivery of goods and services to the armed forces; determining IT requirements to enhance troop support capabilities; and seeking partnership opportunities wherever possible. Beyond optimizing supply solutions for the military, the successful implementation of this initiative will save taxpayer dollars.
Sales and Sales Management
While most people associate “sales” with products and services, it plays an equally important role in promoting ideas, gaining cooperation and impacting decisions. Learn how to use consultative selling techniques to establish a positive relationship with your audience and increase their receptiveness to your message. Earn your Advanced Professional Sales and Sales Management Certificate.
Federal employees are often called on to inform, recruit, influence and/or persuade others, in activities that run the gamut from upselling services to postal customers, to fundraising for arts and cultural institutions, to courting selection committees for international conventions and sporting events. As many have learned, passively presenting the facts is unlikely to spur people to action, while a hard-sell approach may actually drive them away. The solution is to establish a mutually beneficial partnership between "buyer" and "seller" that enables both sides to come out ahead. Today, government workers are leveraging proven sales tactics to achieve successful outcomes in many different fields and job functions.
Organizations everywhere are demanding greater accountability for marketing expenditures, and government agencies are no exception. Faced with the high cost and long lead time of traditional media — as well as the difficulty of proving a return on investment — smart marketers have turned to the Web. Learn how you can maximize every marketing dollar through integrated online campaigns: Earn your Advanced Professional Internet Marketing Certificate, then enhance your expertise with advanced specialized certificates in digital analytics, social media, email marketing, affiliate marketing, search engine marketing and mobile marketing.
Given the inherent challenges of communicating with an audience that encompasses every eligible voter in the country, modern presidential candidates have been at the vanguard of the Internet revolution. Interactive marketing strategies have evolved from websites and email campaigns to social media and Web 2.0. YouTube and viral videos offer a virtual alternative to the campaign rally, while social communities enable individuals to share information and show public support for their chosen candidates. Search engine marketing also plays a critical role, helping politicians to get their names and their platforms out in front of voters at large. With new interactive technologies emerging on almost a daily basis, political candidates have opportunities for an increasingly personal relationship with individual constituents — paving the way for the one-on-one marketing of tomorrow.
Business Process Management
Just like businesses around the nation, local, state and federal governments are under pressure to improve their processes as a way to reduce costs, increase productivity and better serve their citizens. In addition, governments are expected to do this while providing the maximum return for each taxpayer dollar spent. Fortunately, the University of San Francisco offers the ideal business process management training. Learn how to streamline processes, cut costs, improve productivity, decrease risks and enhance service levels by earning your Advanced Professional Business Process Management Certificate.
Many government agencies including local, state and federal governments, Citizen Services, the U.S. Military, and the U.S. Secret Service are at the forefront of implementing business process management practices. From improving citizen and employee services to streamlining the U.S. Military entrance process and managing inventory, business process management plays as important of a role in government as it does in business. Typically business process management solutions for the government involve areas such as acquisition management, compliance programs, service-oriented architecture-based application development and e-government initiatives. As government agencies move forward with BPM practices and policies, they will continue to simplify workflows, increase efficiency, better serve citizens and employees, and ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of critical services. Plus, with these initiatives in place, there will also be substantial taxpayer savings.
Advanced Professional Supply Chain Management Certificate
Now available through a strategic partnership between DAU and University of San Francisco:
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has teamed up with the University of San Francisco to offer training to Department of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics personnel. Through this dynamic partnership, students who have earned a Level 2 or 3 Life Cycle Logistics DAWIA Certification will receive credit for the Functional Perspective of Supply Chain Management course. Only two additional courses are needed to complete the requirements for an Advanced Professional Supply Chain Management Certificate from the University of San Francisco.
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