Foundations for Success

winning game of life booksCourse Description
Foundations for Success is a 10-week, self-paced course that’s based on Chantell Cooley's inspirational book, "Winning the Game of Life" and the corresponding workbook "Equipped for the Game of Life." This course will identify the building blocks for living a successful life and will teach students the tools to navigate each area of focus.
Course Textbook(s)
Cooley, C. M. (2016). Equipped for the Game of Life. Orange Beach, AL: Cooley Communications.
Cooley, C. M. (2016). Winning the Game of Life. Orange Beach, AL: Cooley Communications.
Course Cost: $50
Course Duration: This course is a 10-week self-paced, open enrollment course. Once students complete each assignment in the course with a 70% or higher, they will recieve a certificate of completion listing the CEUs earned. 

CEUs Earned Upon Course Completion: 3.8 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify one’s sources of strength and values within one’s life.
  2. Recognize support and obstacles that come from one’s own family and culture.
  3. Connect opportunities for involvement, volunteerism, and fellowship with career goals.
  4. Articulate the benefits of setting goals and receiving help toward those goals.
  5. Analyze one’s ability to be flexible and compromise.
  6. Recognize the effects of bad habits and the use of new constructive habits.
  7. Identify the balance between procrastinating and making quick decisions based on emotions.
  8. Recognize the effect of one’s own perspective on career and life decisions.
No prerequisite courses are required by CSU for enrollment in this course.
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Terms for Payments, Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions:

All tuition payments must be paid in full upon 14 business days of registration confirmation. Failure to pay by this time period will result in the forfeiture of your registration. You may re-register as long as enrollment is still available.

Cancellations must be made up to 30 days before the event start date. Columbia Southern University will refund half your paid tuition in this time frame. Any cancellations made less than 30 days of the event start date is nonrefundable. Full refunds will be given at Columbia Southern University’s discretion. Any refund issued will be done by the same method of tuition payment.

*Documentation may be required for cancellation.

Columbia Southern University reserves the right to cancel any event that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. Should this occur, we will call registered participants to reschedule. If the alternative event is not convenient for you, a full refund will be issued. Columbia Southern University’s liability is solely limited to refunding of event tuition payments.

Substitutions may be made up to one week of the event start date. The substitute must meet the specific qualifications of the event in order to attend. The participant, or representative, is responsible for providing Columbia Southern University with the substitute’s information.

Any event hosted or sponsored by Columbia Southern University is subject to change. This includes -but is not limited to- the event facility, agenda, and instructors /presenters. If applicable, participants will be notified of changes before event start date.

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