Healthcare Certification Coming soon is anxiously awaiting the arrival of our upcoming certification program, Healthcare Professional Success Principals. This 35 clock-hour  program contains four of our professional development courses and our CPHQ certified HIPAA Privacy course. These five courses will help learners develop leadership and management skills and gain a better understanding of the HIPAA Privacy laws. The courses that are included are:

  • Effective Facilitation of Meetings – 5 hours:  Objectives include projecting meeting outcomes; setting the agenda; establishing roles for key participants; facilitating; and capitalizing on meeting outcomes.
  • Empowerment and Accountability – 5 hours:  Objectives include setting clear expectations; managing the flow of information; establishing effective controls; phasing in empowerment; and balancing empowerment and accountability.
  • Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback – 5 hours:  Objectives include identifying differences in personality style; giving feedback constructively; overcoming one’s own resistance to feedback; receiving and actively soliciting feedback.
  • Stress Management – 5 hours:  Objectives include understanding stress and its external and internal sources; developing strategies for reducing long-term stress; building a tolerance to stress; reducing or eliminating short-term situations that cause stress; learning techniques for immediately reducing stress through relaxation.
  • HIPAA Privacy – 15 hours:  This CPHQ credentialed course provides an in-depth understanding of the key elements of the federal privacy regulations regarding medical information.

This certification is aimed at giving usable training that can be applied to the real world situations.  All of these courses are CEU/CPE/PDU certified and HIPAA Privacy is CEU/CPE/PDU/CPHQ certified.


And the winner is…..

Regretfully, we do not have a winner for our Ranger Contest.

The MyCourseRoom team would like to thank everyone for their participation in our first contest. By participating you were sharing knowledge with colleagues, friends and family.  Please continue to be our ambassadors of knowledge by spreading the word.

As many of you know, you can access your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts directly from  Please ‘Like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and increase your professional network through LinkedIn.  You can also find us on Pinterest and Google Plus. Extend your helping hand and share the benefits you have gained from taking courses at

Please keep an eye out for any future contests or promotions from To do this simply go to the page to see if any new contests or promotions are currently in progress or coming soon.

Tips for coping with loss

MyCourseRoom understands that things happen in our personal lives that often directly impact our work life.  Coping with loss is one of life’s experiences that can have a major effect on how we get through each day and how we relate to others. Dealing with loss and starting the healing process can be one of the hardest things to do, regardless of what kind of loss it is. The healing process takes time and requires some work, but it can be done. The following are some techniques to help during your time of grief, healing and adjusting to your new life.


  • Journalingcoping with loss quote copy

Spend 15-30 minutes every morning to write about anything and everything that comes to mind. What you write about does not really matter. What does matter is that you feel comfortable and free enough to write what is on your mind.

  • Planning activities just for you

Schedule a day and time to go on a date with yourself and only yourself. Get dressed up and go out. Perhaps one week you go to a movie and the next you go to the newest art exhibit at the museum. Even browsing the racks at the local library or heading to a travel store to come up with your dream vacation are ways to begin the healing process. The only real rule is to not discard any activity because it may seem silly; go have fun and enjoy yourself. Simply do things for you.

  • Building a safety net

Just like a tight rope walker uses a safety net to ease the fear of falling, you should have a support system when you have to deal with loss. Surround yourself with people who are willing to help you and with whom you are comfortable sharing your thoughts during your time of need.


To learn more about coping with loss and adjusting to your new life, take Coping with Loss the FREE course from


Brush up on your organizational skills

With school just around the corner, organization is the key to success. Organization is a fundamental part of productivity in both your personal and professional life. When you are organized, you spend less time on meaningless tasks and more time on high priority tasks. High priority can be major work projects or the project of getting the kids ready in the morning. Below are five ways to help you get organized before the start of school.

  • Recognize the clutter in your home andofficeorg
    • The easiest way of reducing potential clutter in your home and office is to understand what it is. We accumulate clutter everyday such as newspapers and magazines that we never read but think we might someday. The office takes on its own unique forms of The memos from a week ago, the papers that were left over from last semester, copies of work you have already completed or even post-it notes to yourself all constitute clutter.
  • Remove the clutter from your home and office.
    • This is one of those no-brainer items, if its clutter gets rid of it. This tends to be the hardest part. Clutter builds up quickly, and just when you think you have gotten rid of it, more You must actively remove clutter before it accumulates. Throw away junk mail immediately; don’t set it on the table to deal with later. Once you have completed a task, throw away all associated notes unless needed for future reference, especially the post-it note you made to remind yourself to do it.
  • Make sure you use your desk properly; your desk should have:
    • A large surface area upon which current projects can be spread and viewed at the same time
    • Easily accessible storage for office supplies such as pens, staplers, and other office accessories
    • A compartment for filing papers
    • A tray system for mail and reports frequently entering and leaving your office
  • Use a calendar that you enjoy seeing
    • We have all seen calendars with cute baby animals or vintage hot rods. These may not be the most practical and utilitarian items, but if you like the look of that calendar, go for it. You are more likely to look at a calendar, use it and keep it up to date if you enjoy looking at it.
  • Use technology to your advantage
    • Just about everyone has a smart phone; use it. These can sync to your computer and assist in organizing your contacts and appointments. The calendar function can be your best friend. Schedule your appointments in a calendar that can sync to your phone and set reminders so you do not forget. We tend to get involved with daily activities and forget about upcoming appointments or events causing us to rush around and possibly forget important items leaving us unprepared. (Ever brush your teeth in such a rush to finish packing for a trip, only to arrive at your destination to find out you forgot to pack the toothbrush.)

These five things can help get your day in better order and make those hectic mornings a little less hectic. To get more information and a better understanding of how to organize your time and space, go to to take the FREE 5 hour course, Organizational Skills.

Introducing Ranger Contest is announcing a contest to win badges as an Ambassador for life-long learning. As part of the contest, we are giving away our full Preferred Plan Annual Subscription to the first person to reach Ranger level.

To enter:

    • Go to the My Invitees section on My Hub.
    • Type in the email addresses of friends, family and co-workers or simply import your contact lists.  An email will be sent inviting them to join the MyCourseRoom community of learners.  When they click on the link in the invitation email, it takes them to our Sign Up page.  When they register, you get credit.
  • The first person to reach 100 learners signed up under the invitation email link during the contest run dates will have the full Preferred Plan Annual Subscription unlocked. The full Preferred Plan includes the ability to print certificates, print transcripts and take competency and behavioral assessments for 365 days.
  • If you have already purchased this package, we will credit your account with an additional 365 day extension.
  • MyCourseRoom will also award you with Ambassador Badges at different levels that you can post to your social networks.
  • This contest will run from July 28, 2014 to August 11, 2014.
  • The winner will be announced on August 18, 2014 through our blog.


Not a member of but would like to participate as an Ambassador for life-long learning? Simply sign up for a free account to get started.  For more information on eligibility, contest details and prize, please see our Contest Page.

Contest Details

Ranger Contest

Start: July 28, 2014

End: August 18, 2014

Prize: Free one-year Preferred Plan Subscription – All Services (a $40 value)

Description: is announcing our first contest. We are giving away our top Preferred Plan subscription to the first person to reach the Ranger Ambassador Award Level. This plan allows you to view and print your course certificates, your transcript, and take any or all of our competency and behavioral assessments. To enter:

  • Go to the My Invitees section on My Hub
  • Type in the email addresses of friends, family and co-workers or simply import your contact lists. An email will be sent inviting them to join the MyCourseRoom community of learners. When they click on the link in the invitation email, it takes them to our Sign Up page. When they register, you get credit.

The first person to reach 100 new registered learners will win our one-year Preferred Plan Subscription – All Services.


Anyone who is registered on prior to August 18, 2014, is eligible to enter by inviting friends, family and co-workers using My Invitees on My Hub. Only those MyCourseRoom learners who have not reached any Ambassador Level Award are eligible to participate.

Eligibility restrictions:

  1. Only person(s) from the United States are eligible to compete in the contest. Invited contacts must reside in one of the fifty (50) United States.
  2. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Person(s) entering this contest must reach Ranger Level (100 individuals registered for the free MyCourseRoom learner account under the contestant’s personal invite link). These new registrants must not be affiliated with any other account in the database. The system will not send the email invitation to anyone who is currently registered. Each email recipient may only register one (1) time per email invitation link.
  4. Ranger level must be met between the start and end date of the contest.

Awarding of prize:

  1. The first person to reach Ranger Level during the three (3) week contest time frame is awarded the prize. The free one-year Preferred Plan Subscription will be available within forty-eight (48) hours of the winner being announced. If these services have already been purchased prior to winning, the winner’s account will be credited for an additional year (365 days).
  2. If no one meets the eligibility requirements for the prize, the prize will not be awarded. If there are two or more participants who tie, the prize will be awarded to all winners.
  3. The winner will be announced in the blog on August 25, 2014. A congratulatory email will also be sent to the winner prior to August 25, 2014.

Additional information:

  1. No purchase is necessary to participate. Purchasing subscriptions will not increase your chances of winning.
  2. Business Premium plans do not count toward the 100 individual registrations.
  3. Contest will be governed by Texas state law.

Introducing scope management

Scope creep can be one of the most hazardous threats to a project. Gold plating (a.k.a. scope creep) is when extra attributes are added to the project/product that were not originally in the list of deliverables. These extras often bring little or no value to the project. How does one deal with scope creep or gold plating? The answer seems simple, but the implementation can be a bit tricky. The answer is scope management. Scope management is when the work that will and will not be included in a project is carefully determined, documented and then managed over the course of the project.Scope management

Scope management consists of 6 processes to ensure that it is done correctly.

  • Plan Scope Management
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create WBS (work breakdown structure)
  • Validate Scope
  • Control Scope

In general, scope management is something that is necessary for the success of your project. For those of you with a project management background, brushing up on this FREE course on scope management could be beneficial. If you are also working toward various project management certifications, this course is designed around the Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition). MyCourseRoom’s Scope Management course carries PDU, CPE and CEU credentials.

For those who do not have a professional background in project management, you will find that this FREE course offers useful concepts that can be incorporated into your own personal and professional projects.

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