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Phone: 802.876.6200

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MINDEDGE COURSES







Course Features

  • Take your courses on any device

  • Courses include interactive games, video challenges, and other interactive content

  • Courses are short, relevant, and include modular professional development

  • Receive CEUs, PDUs, and industry certifications when completing special courses

  • Use the "Ask an Expert" feature

  • Keep up with your progress by viewing your progress report anytime

In collaboration with MindEdge Learning, your Vermont Builders and Remodelers Association is proud to bring you top-notch flexible, self-paced online professional development courses created by MindEdge faculty, industry professionals, and subject matter experts. These on-demand, self-paced courses focus on a range of today’s most urgent business topics, deliver content through video, interactive exercises, learning assessments, and simulation technology to ensure that you benefit the most from the courses that are right for you and your businessCourses include the latest in project management, entrepreneurship, marketing, data analysis, finance, communication, and more

By taking MindEdge courses, you are able to receive CEU credits and industry-recognized certifications. We are excited to provide your managers with an easy and efficient way to satisfy their PDU requirements that will give them the skills they need on a schedule that fits your business demands. Just choose the certificate or course you need, register online, and begin. They are a great option for busy professionals looking to gain the skills they need on their own time, at their own pace, and from any location.


Registration is fast and easy! Simply select your course(s), pay online, and start now!


Invest in your most important resource – your human capital – and start training today.


Please note: these are non-credit courses and do not apply towards a college certificate or degree.


For questions or additional information, contact your Vermont Builders and Remodelers Association at info@homebuildersvt.com or call (802) 876-6200.


Career Building (Click Here to Register)

MindEdge's career building courses prepare new graduates to join the professional work environment. From resume writing to interviewing, networking to managing personal finances, these courses teach young professionals the life skills that a traditional education may have left behind.  

MindEdge coursework includes:

  • Ace Your Job Search!
  • Finding Purpose in Your Career
  • Networking For Success
  • Personal Branding
  • Personal Finance
  • The First 30 Days

MindEdge's career building courses will help you find and land the job of your dreams.

Communication (Click Here to Register)

Clear and effective communication is critical to your success, no matter what your profession. MindEdge’s communication coursework prepares you to become an expert communicator and to stand out as a professional. The coursework will assist in structuring your ideas and eliminating wordiness, whether you need tips for speaking, writing in emails, or in presentations and proposals.

MindEdge coursework includes:

  • Collaborative Communication
  • Effective Business Writing
  • Effective Emails, Memos, and Letters
  • Effective Presentations
  • Effective Public Speaking
  • Speaking with Confidence

Add communication courses to your professional toolbox, shed the anxiety and gain confidence in speaking and presenting.

Creativity and Innovation (Click Here to Register)

Organizations need innovative and creative employees in today’s competitive market. Creativity is the act of transforming your imagination into reality. Creativity is the differentiator between you and others.

MindEdge’s coursework in creativity and innovation will give you the tools you need to become more imaginative. You will learn to look at a problem with different lenses and to produce a more creative result.

MindEdge coursework offers tours of:

  • Creativity in Teams
  • Creative Tools such as Brainstorming, Discussion 66, Idea Generation, and Visioning
  • Innovation in Organizations
  • Critical Thinking & Reasoning
  • Personal Creativity

Learn to take an idea and turn it upside down. Add creativity and innovation to your professional toolbox and set yourself apart.

Data Analytics (Click Here to Register)

As business professionals, we are frequently asked to make decisions based on more and more data. With MindEdge’s data analytics coursework you will learn the fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis and be provided the vocabulary and tools to help master quantitative analysis and data driven decision making.

With MindEdge's Data Analytics courses, learners will build the foundational skills around how to take complex information and turn it into valuable information for business insight and decision making.  Case examples will demonstrate how to apply your learning in real world situations.  

The Data Analytics course suite covers these topics:

  • Quantitative Decision-Making Tools and Techniques
  • Overview of Measures and Tools, Reviewing Specific Measurements
  • The Relationship Between Assessment and Strategy
  • How Decisions Differ when Applied to Different Sectors, such as Health Care, Education, and Government
  • Introduction to Big Data
Entrepreneurship (Click Here to Register)

Entrepreneurs can grow their seedling ideas into full-fledged businesses. Some think it's magic, while others understand that entrepreneurial practices and philosophies can be learned. Entrepreneurial success can be enhanced thorough this online certificate program and related course work. You will learn how to apply proven rigor and best practices to idea generation, business planning, and implementation, while building foundational knowledge in business law, marketing, accounting, finance, and management.

Courses start at the fundamentals of starting a business before advancing to the following topics:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
Finance (Click Here to Register)

Even if not in a financial role, all managers should have a fundamental understanding of finance. MindEdge courses introduce non-financial managers to the essentials of finance. These courses take the mystery out of financial statements and help to translate them into easy to understand concepts. The learner will also become conversant in critical financial terminology.

MindEdge coursework offers tours of:

  • Financial Statements
  • Budgeting
  • Time Value of Money
  • Business Statistics
  • Risk
  • ROI

Learn what the numbers mean and get the tools you need for sound financial decision making.

HR Management (Click Here to Register)

MindEdge's comprehensive HR courses provide a well-rounded foundation in human resource management to optimize your organization’s most valuable assets – its people. From effective recruiting, screening, and interviewing to managing employee benefits and policies, to performance management systems, the skills taught in the human resource management courses are foundational to management success and building your HR managerial career.

Individual courses address the following HR management topics:

  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Benefits and Policies
  • Pay Policies
  • How to Effectively Recruit, Screen, and Interview Job Candidates
  • How to Screen Candidates (reference checks, background checks, and testing)
  • Major Employment Laws and Anti-Discriminatory Regulations
  • Performance Management
  • Preparation for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification Exam
Management (Click Here to Register)

MindEdge's comprehensive management courses help to build the skills to successfully manage and deliver results. From effective negotiation tactics to navigating business ethics, to time and conflict management, the skills taught in the management courses are foundational to management success and building your managerial career.

The coursework provides expert guidance on how to coach, set goals, prioritize, organize, negotiate, lead, and resolve conflict across the organization. In addition, there is focused managerial coursework on Information, Technology, and Customer Service.

Individual courses address the following management topics:

  • Business Ethics
  • Handling Difficult Employee Behavior
  • Handling Workplace Conflict
  • How to Coach
  • Managing People
  • Morale and Inspiration
  • New Manager Challenges
  • Time Management
Marketing (Click Here to Register)

Marketing is vital to the success of an organization. From an introduction to Marketing basics, Marketing Automation, and Digital Marketing, MindEdge’s comprehensive Marketing coursework provides the background and technical knowledge needed to master marketing in today’s multi-channel business environment.

Individual courses address the following marketing topics:

  • The 4 P’s of Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Automation
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Paid Search
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Web Analytics
Project Management (Click Here to Register)

With MindEdge comprehensive Project Management courses, business professionals can build the project management skills to successfully become a project leader. These Project Management courses teach best practices for running a project and ensuring success. They cover the domains of project management and provide preparation for high stakes certification tests. All courses carry PDUs across PMI's talent triangle and span introductory and intermediate topics.

Individual courses address the following project management topics:

  • Managing Real World Projects
  • Project Management Team Leadership
  • Project Management for Information Technology
  • Project Risk Management
  • Quality Management
  • Managing Project Stakeholders
  • Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers
  • Ethics for Project Managers
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