Personal development includes the processes of improving ourselves through activities such as enhancing our skills (improving our employability), increasing consciousness, and building or maintaining wealth.
The growing success of the self-help and personal development movement has improved the chances of today's businesses obtaining more qualified and motivated personnel for their companies. It has also encouraged more people to go into business for themselves.
OLT's Personal Development courses were primarily written by staff members to answer their own questions and are now available to the world through our site. The courses for improving employability are available under our professional development category.
Plan ahead for Social Security and Retirement
Which would you prefer: $1,141 or $2,757 per month from Social Security?
Which would you prefer: $314,916 or $496,260 from Social Security by the time you reach 85?
You've worked hard all of your life. We want you to get the most out of your Social Security retirement. This course can help you with those decisions. Managing the Social Security Maze
This course teaches you what you need to know to make decisions about Social Security that ..
During our working years, pre-retirement planning is essential. But, after working for about 40 years, another chapter begins. Estimates show that the number of retirees over age 65 will increase and that an average retirement can be expected to last an average of 15 to 20 years. Retirees must allocate available assets and income to meet their retirement necessities. This is when post-retirement planning begins. This course is not about saving for retirement. It’s giving you direction in handlin..
The OnLine Training GED Program
The GED test consists of four parts.
Part 1. Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) – This includes writing and reading skills. It includes popular literature, classical literature, and commentary on literature and the fine arts. A composition of approximately 250 words is also required.
Part 2. Mathematics - This includes basic arithmetic, algebra, statistics, and geometry.
Part 3. Science - This includes life scien..
This course will teach you both writing and reading skills. First, this course will teach you to comprehend and interpret workplace and academic reading selections and to apply those interpretations to new contexts. The questions ask you to understand, apply, analyze, and synthesize information that you are given in the reading selections.
You will be exposed to all forms of literature. You will be trained on how to interpret what you have read in popular and classical literature and commenta..
This course teaches how to apply what you learn to everyday situations. The student will learn to think through situations and apply what he or she has learned to reach sound decisions. Again, this course teaches critical reading skills and their use in learning new material. You will also learn the basics of the interpretation of illustrations. Upon satisfactory completion of this section, you should be able to successfully read and understand high school graduate level material in both the lif..
This course helps the student learn how to read and interpret concepts used in understanding history as it is being published today.
He or she will learn to understand what he or she has read, take what he or she has learned, and apply it to new situations, discern differences and relationships between ideas, and how to make judgments based on what he or he has read. Though the student will be gathering information and specific facts in the course, remember that the test will cover his or her..
“How do we meet each other’s deep emotional need to feel loved? If we can learn that and choose to do it, then the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we ever felt when we were infatuated.” – Dr. Gary Chapman
This course is based upon the New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages, by Dr. Gary Chapman. Dr. Chapman’s international bestseller has brought back or intensified the love in millions of marriages by revealing the five distinct languages we all use to expres..
This mini-course takes approximately 4-6 hours to complete and covers the middle six chapters of the New York Times bestseller “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman, which can be purchased via our online bookstore. Amazon has a Kindle version available here.
Please be sure to purchase the book prior to beginning this course for maximum benefit. Just as a college class often teaches from one main textbook, this online course teaches from one text.
This mini-course focuses on the fiv..
Battling excess weight can be one of the most frustrating things you do. A whole industry has grown up with fad diets, rigorous exercise regimens, magic weight loss pills, yet Americans still grow larger year after year. About 95% of people who lose weight on a diet gain it back in three to five years. Truly losing weight and keeping it off requires a lifestyle change. With this ten-day cleanse, you are going to retrain your taste buds to desire and crave healthier foods so you never have to thi..