Archive for March, 2020

24 Courses Available FREE

March 31, 2020

We have added additional courses on infection control, illness prevention, anxiety, mental health, and ergonomics. We do not anticipate any further additions.

Download the complete list with course descriptions

EnergyU Administrators can easily assign the free courses by enrolling users in the certificate name. These courses will only remain available through May 15, 2020.

Coronavirus Preparedness (7 Courses)

  • Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees
  • Coronavirus: COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Coronavirus Preparedness
  • Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Stay Calm, Stay Informed
  • Crisis Management
  • What we do (and don’t) know about the coronavirus | David Heymann
  • How do viruses jump from animals to humans? | Ben Longdon

Infection Control (3 Courses)

  • Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Common Sense Hygiene
  • OSHA – Cold, Flu, and Transmissible Illness Prevention
  • The simple power of hand-washing | Myriam Sidibe

Anxiety & Mental Health (4 Courses)

  • Mindfulness: The Importance of Breathing
  • Mental Health – Anxiety
  • Handling Stress
  • Mental Health Awareness

Working Remotely (4 Courses)

  • Working Remotely
  • Working From Home: Strategies for Remote Employees
  • The happy secret to better work | Shawn Achor
  • Working From Home: Top Tips

Managing Remote Teams (4 Courses)

  • Managing Remote Teams
  • Leading Teams – Leading and Managing Effective Virtual Teams
  • Remote Management: Effective Ways to Communicate with Team Members
  • Leading Virtual Teams – Beginner

Ergonomics (2 Courses)

  • Ergonomics: 01. The Basics
  • Workplace Safety for Office Professionals: Designing an Ergonomic Workstation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Managing Remote Teams—Four New Courses Available

March 30, 2020

Many managers have never before been asked to manage a remote team and are looking for information and guidance. MEA is able to provide four courses on this topic, free of charge, to companies subscribing to EnergyU through May 15, 2020.

  • Managing Remote Teams
    Encouraging personal interactions can be tricky when you are managing a team remotely. This course will explain how you can build relationships between team members, even from a distance. First, you’ll learn why creating opportunities for employees to get to know each other is so important. Then, you’ll assess the current state of your team’s personal and professional relationships, and discover fun activities you can incorporate into your workday to get team members acquainted with each other. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of how you can nurture appropriate work relationships by using a variety of exercises. Successful completion of this course provides you with accreditation equivalent to 1 hour of Professional Development Units (PDU) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Leading Teams – Leading and Managing Effective Virtual Teams
    Organizations are changing, and so are our offices. The new age millennials are shifting toward the virtual world. More and more organizations use virtual teams to meet corporate goals. This has created the need to determine how best to manage and lead these virtual groups. Traditional methods of managing on-site groups don’t work with remote workers, because virtual teams are most often composed of workers who are spread over a varied geographic and cultural expanse and communicate, for the most part, electronically. Future Workforce Report states that 63 percent of companies utilize virtual workers, but only 57 percent have standards in place to manage the process. In this lesson, you will learn to effectively guide teams that they rarely see face-to-face.
  • Remote Management: Effective Ways to Communicate with Team Members
    Manage a team member’s activity:
    – Visiting a team member
    – Using the right tools to inform
    – Effective remote meetings
    Boost each team member:
    – Avoiding team members’ frustration
    – Choosing the right moment to interact
    – Adopting a circular view on reporting
  • Leading Virtual Teams – Beginner
    The overall goal of this program is to enable managers to learn and apply a practical approach to leading virtual teams. This is an especially important skill because teams are now the fundamental way in which work gets done within organization and teams existing now across geographic areas and meet virtually. Blending best practice and the latest research, our emphasis is on helping managers understand how to lead these dispersed, virtual teams. Upon completion, each learner will have completed a series of exercises that will enable them both to better manage teams in a virtual world.

Feel free to make these courses available to your registered EnergyU users by enrolling in certificate Managing Remote Teams.

For users to easily see all courses associated with this certificate, instruct your users to filter the course list using Managing Remote Teams.

NEW Working Remotely Courses Available for FREE

March 26, 2020

Many employees are now being asked to work from home. To help make these new remote workers successful, MEA has provided all companies enrolled in EnergyU with four courses on Working Remotely. 

  • Working Remotely
    Research shows that around half of the American workforce holds jobs that are compatible with remote work, meaning they don’t need to be in an office to do their jobs. Millions of these people are working from home for at least half of each week. In fact, since 2005, working from home (for those not self-employed) has grown by over 100%. Working remotely offers plenty of benefits, not just to the employee doing the remote work, but to the organization allowing them to do it in the first place. In order to take advantage of those benefits, you need to be a successful remote employee.
  • Working From Home: Strategies for Remote Employees
    When imagining telecommuting, many people envision a relaxed day of working at home in their pajamas. However, this probably isn’t the best approach. Telecommuting definitely offers a lot of freedom, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore your work responsibilities. This course will help you decide if telecommuting is a good fit for you and then provide some strategies for being effective as a remote employee.
  • The happy secret to better work
    We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.
  • Working From Home: Top Tips
    This short standalone microlearning module will take around 5 minutes to complete, contains a multiple choice quiz and is designed for use on desktop, laptop, mobile and tablet.

As with the Coronavirus Preparedness courses, these courses will remain available through May 15, 2020. To make ALL of these courses available to your employees, simply enroll users in certificate Working Remotely.

For users to easily see all the courses associated with this certificate, instruct your users to filter on Working Remotely.

 

Six Additional Coronavirus Preparedness Courses Available

March 26, 2020

As a free service, MEA has provided six additional courses on Coronavirus Preparedness to all companies enrolled in EnergyU:

  • Coronavirus: COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Coronavirus Preparedness
  • Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Stay Calm, Stay Informed
  • Crisis Management
  • What we do (and don’t) know about the coronavirus
  • How do viruses jump from animals to humans?

As with the Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees course, these courses will remain available through May 15, 2020. To make ALL of these courses available to your employees, simply enroll users in certificate Coronavirus Preparedness.

For users to easily see all the courses associated with this certificate, instruct your users to filter on Coronavirus Preparedness.

 

Course Maintenance scheduled for March 31 – April 1, 2020

March 25, 2020

The two courses listed below are scheduled to undergo maintenance. The courses will be offline beginning Tuesday evening (March 31) at 6:00 p.m. CDT. We expect maintenance to be completed by Wednesday (April 1) at 12:00 p.m. noon CDT. A blog post will go out when maintenance is complete.

  • OS-0201 e-TNG Forklift Safety
  • OS-0201 KNT Forklift Safety

Remember… After a course has undergone maintenance, it is important that users verify a status of “Not started” to ensure proper recording of a new score.

Maintenance Complete – Reports Now Available

March 24, 2020

Maintenance was completed ahead of schedule, and all ad hoc and dynamic reports are once again available.

IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding EnergyU reports

March 22, 2020

Required maintenance on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 will prevent access to ad hoc and dynamic reports.

What you need to know…

  • Delivery of scheduled reports will be delayed
  • Record transfers to ISNetworld will be delayed
  • Standard reports, such as the Credits-by-User report, will remain available
  • No other features or access to EnergyU will be affected

Course Maintenance on ELEC Courses Now Complete

March 18, 2020

Course Maintenance is now complete on the following courses:

  • ELEC-09018 e-TNG Voltage Regulators
  • ELEC-09018 KNT Voltage Regulators

Remember… After a course has undergone maintenance, it is important that users verify a status of “Not started” to ensure proper recording of a new score.

Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees

March 16, 2020

As a free service, MEA has provided a new online course to all companies enrolled in EnergyU:

Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees

This course will remain available through May 15, 2020. To make this course available to your employees, simply enroll users in certificate COVID-19.

Course Description:

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This course will tell you about simple steps you can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the virus and disease.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe what coronaviruses are and the health concerns associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Recall the signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • Summarize the ways that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted and the ways to prevent its spread
  • Describe how to care for COVID-19 patients at home
  • Outline COVID-19 workplace preparedness considerations

 

Course Maintenance scheduled for March 17-18, 2020

March 11, 2020

The two courses listed below are scheduled to undergo maintenance. The courses will be offline beginning Tuesday evening (March 17) at 6:00 p.m. CDT. We expect maintenance to be completed by Wednesday (March 18) at 12:00 p.m. noon CDT. A blog post will go out when maintenance is complete.

  • ELEC-09018 e-TNG Voltage Regulators
  • ELEC-09018 KNT Voltage Regulators

Remember… After a course has undergone maintenance, it is important that users verify a status of “Not started” to ensure proper recording of a new score.