External Education Resources

Affinity University
Provides web-based training sessions for the legal professional. All of their classes are one hour, making it easy and affordable for lawyers, paralegals and support staff to take time from their day to improve their efficiency and productivity. No software is required and sign up is simple. 
NOTE: Their On Demand courses are not interactive self-study.

Barry University
Barry University's ACE Institute for Training and Professional Development offers many online programs covering a wide variety of topics - from Writing instruction to HR and Financial Management to Strategic Planning. Courses integrate readings with interactive exercises, audio/video, assessments, and internet references, and are available anytime and anywhere over the internet. Assessments and periodic tests are administered and a passing grade of 70% must be achieved to move through the course. Each participant will receive a certificate upon successfully completing the course.

CareerTrack/Fred Pryor
CareerTrack offers over 100 online courses in the areas of Communication and General Management, Finance, Human Resources, and Personal Development.

Among Emtrain's offering are HR courses, Ethics and Substance Abuse. Their eLearning courses use relevant video clips and their interactive element is obtained through their LMS system, recognized for its patent-pending compliance tracking features.

HP Learning Center
Hewlett Packard provides free online classes available 24/7. Course content areas include software courses, data protection, business skills, computing and networking, government and education topics, and graphic arts.

LearnWell Continuing Education Institute provides accredited online courses in substance abuse, ethics, and health with instant online processing and certification 24/7. Fee-based courses offer a continuing education certificate. Study courses are offered 24/7 as are the 12-question multiple choice tests - you need 75% to receive your certificate.

Their interactive, self-paced online training company offers user interface experts featuring video, audio, animations, interactive exercises, and full-screen application environments to keep the lessons interesting and appealing to the student. They currently offer over 3,000 course titles, everything from IT to Ethics to Time Management. 
NOTE: Their Video courses are not interactive self-study.

In addition to their onsite seminars, SkillPath offers an extensive selection of online training. Topics range from Teambuilding and Business Writing to Mac Troubleshooting and PC Upgrades. For a 15 – 20% discount on all programs, contact Bobbi Mendenhall at bmendenhall@skillpath.net (800-873-7545 x 1184) and let her know you are an ALA member.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Online Courses
The SBA provides multiple online business courses free of charge, but not all of their courses are interactive and you will only know once you access the course. Although you will have to register, registration is fairly fast and incurs no cost for the user. The SBA curriculum includes courses in Surviving a Down Economy, Business Management, Finance and Accounting, Marketing and Advertising, Government Contracting, Business Planning, E-Commerce, International Trade, and Federal Tax Training.

Small Business Development Center of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Online Learning
The SBDC Pennsylvania has over 80 online learning programs making them one of the largest providers of free, on-demand business training resources available in the United States. They have online learning programs from the SBA, the IRS, Small Biz U, Virtual Advisor and custom programs. Each course is self-paced and interactive. Curriculum content includes courses in accounting, business operations and management, finance, international business, management development, sales, business planning, marketing, small business tax and more.

Treatment Solutions
FREE Interactive, online, 1 hour Substance Abuse seminars.