By April Miller | Photo by Gery Petrof
“Some people join us to sharpen or learn a new skill, some to reinvigorate their thinking, and still others join us to gain vital skills in order to elevate their careers or get promoted to the next level,” Marilee MacAskill, the trainer and business development manager for Dale Carnegie Training of Northeast Ohio, says. “Our goal is to help our participants achieve results and become equipped to practice their newfound skills immediately.”
Online courses are offered in various categories: leadership effectiveness, customer service excellence, presentation effectiveness, process improvement, team-member engagement, sales effectiveness, and personal effectiveness. Courses range from one-hour to multi-session seminars.
Online subscription packages that include virtual instructor-led courses as well as self-paced, on-demand courses are available. For those seeking instructor-led courses a la carte, prices range from $99 to $1,695. There are no prerequisites or specific requirements to enroll. The Carnegie Cloud subscription package includes a variety of courses that can be accessed for one to three years. Prices for subscription packages vary based on company size and number of subscriptions needed.
The live instruction from Dale Carnegie-certified trainers sets it apart from other training options, MacAskill says. “It’s just like the classroom, only it’s virtual, real-time, and synchronous.”
Unlike webinars or podcasts that don’t necessarily require the user’s input, the Carnegie program is built on two-way engagement and participants are expected and encouraged to speak, answer questions, and collaborate with peers. Facilitators call on you by name, there are small-group activities, and interpersonal skills are being developed and strengthened.
MacAskill also sites the personalized coaching and mentoring as benefits of the program. “Customers are pleasantly surprised at the level of interaction that takes place,” she adds. “They really enjoy learning and collaborating with professionals across the U.S.”
Similar to the company’s in-person courses, MacAskill finds that the live online training options “breathe life” into Dale Carnegie’s books. Founded in 1912, Dale Carnegie Training evolved from the founder’s belief in self-improvement. He began with a public speaking course in New York City and built a performance-based training company that has offices around the world. His bestseller, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” was first published in 1936 and remains a go-to resource for many professionals to this day.
“Our digital courses are often used to complement what has been learned in the classroom as well as sustain the learning,” MacAskill says. “Our participants may join us for an in-person classroom course, then refresh and reinforce the learning through our digital offerings.”
The in-person Dale Carnegie Course now includes a one-year digital extension package so graduates can continue the momentum begun in the classroom.
For more information: dalecarnegie.com/online-training