Find greater success in the workplace with courses and workshops in communications, leadership, project management and process improvement.

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Upcoming Workshops, Courses and Training

Leadership Courses

Leadership development program covering topics essential to effective supervision and leadership. Topics include Essentials of Leadership, Communicating with Impact, Situational Leadership, Employee Engagement, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Navigating Conflict, Performance Management, Coaching & Talent Development, Workplace Culture & DEI, Navigating Change and Strategic Leadership. After completing Leadership Academy, you will be awarded a digital badge.
Future offerings will be posted here.
This course is a unique blend of key project management concepts and applied training that you can immediately apply to your projects. Gain specific tools for all phases of the project life cycle to successfully manage and deliver results at home, at work or in any project situation. Learn how to develop project plans and requirements, identify scope, develop milestones and action plans, prepare estimates, and monitor and manage projects.
#63007, Online Live, 4/16-4/30, Tuesday, 5:30-8 PM Instructor: Brent Kyzer-McHenry
Be empowered with the essential skills to communicate with impact and navigate conflicts successfully in both personal and professional contexts. By the end of this course, you will have gained a holistic understanding of effective communication, honed active listening skills, developed strategies for conflict resolution, and acquired the tools to lead and navigate crucial conversations with confidence and success.
#63820, Truax - Early Learning Campus, 4/16-4/18, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12-4 PM Instructor: Vilitha Clay
Embark on a transformative journey of leadership excellence with our comprehensive course on Coaching, Talent Development, and Performance Management. This program is designed to empower leaders and aspiring leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to foster a culture of continuous growth and high-performance within their teams. By the end of this course, participants will not only have a profound understanding of their role in talent development but will also be adept at applying coaching strategies and situational leadership principles.
#63838, Online Live, 5/7-5/9, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12-4 Instructor: Stephanie Christensen
As an overall collaboration of (standard) leadership resources and practices, the essentials of leadership addresses the practical behaviors and experiences associated with leading individuals and teams in day-to-day operational functions. The essentials serve as the foundation for more advanced applications of leadership practices, incorporating the various styles of leadership, applications of appropriate leadership traits, and the flexibility necessary to recognize the individual needs and talents of the leader and his/her reporting domain.
#11422, Online Live, 7/17, Wednesday, 12:30-4 PM Instructor: Tim Glaeser
This course demonstrates how wellness is at the core of all successful leadership. Each week we’ll explore a new area of wellness, observe how it shows up in common workplace situations, practice implementing new tools to improve leadership skills, receive coaching to help navigate challenges and better understand the significance of wellness in leadership. Throughout the process you’ll learn how to become more present, better support yourself and those you lead, navigate challenging employee matters with increased ease and confidence and develop an employee leadership relationship that is based on mutual respect and teamwork.
Future offerings will be posted here.
Remote team management isn't new, but it has become far more common and extensive than it used to be. So, whether you have gone from managing the occasional "telecommuter" to managing a fully remote team or have been managing a remote team and would like to explore new strategies and best practices for this unique form of management—this course is for you.
Instructor-Moderated (Asynchronous).
Also available as an on-demand, self-paced tutorial.

Communication Courses

This comprehensive course, "Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution," is designed to empower participants with essential skills to communicate with impact and navigate conflicts successfully in both personal and professional contexts. By the end of this course, participants will have gained a holistic understanding of effective communication, honed active listening skills, developed strategies for conflict resolution, and acquired the tools to lead and navigate crucial conversations with confidence and success. This course is ideal for individuals seeking to enhance their interpersonal communication skills in professional and personal settings.
#63820, Truax-Early Learning Center, 4/16-4/18, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12-4 PM
Based on the teachings of Brene Brown we will explore how effective communication is a critical skill for any leader. In this workshop, participants will learn about the importance of clear, compassionate communication, and explore techniques for giving and receiving feedback, navigating conflict, and building trust.
#11967, Truax-Health Building, 5/18-5/18, Saturday, 9 AM-1 PM

 

Workshops and Skill Development

Analyze how your time is currently being spent, what it is you are not getting done, what the consequences may be, and how to prioritize and make more productive use of your time. Learn to help others identify how they are using their time and how they may use their time more effectively by setting individual goals and achievable objectives. This course is designed for all individuals and front-line supervisors and managers.
#62933, Online Live, 4/15, Monday, 6-9 PM
Learn to write to make the best first impression and to be recognized as ready for the next step in your career through clear and concise communication. Employers place clear and concise communication skills at the top of their list when evaluating job applicants. This course will provide you with tips and techniques to quickly elevate your writing skills for success.
#11966, Online Live, 6/5-6/26, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM
Crowdfunding is an accessible fundraising strategy for start-ups, inventors, business ventures, non-profits, and individuals. Crowdfunding requests relatively small donations from a large group of donors/investors – your crowd. In this course you will learn about the types of crowdfunding and leading platforms, review other projects, learn how to plan for a campaign, strategize, and pitch and budget for a project. Crowdfunding has become a prominent mechanism of generating revenue, with billions of dollars raised each year in North America. Learn if crowdfunding is for you or your organization and what running a successful campaign involves.
#11968, Online, 7/9-7/30
Learn the fundamental differences between the top social media platforms, and how to identify the best ones for your business. Learn how to create an effective social media strategy and content, including running social media ads. Students will go through the process to create their own impactful social media plan.
Future offerings will be posted here

Project, Process and Operations Courses

Green Belts solve problems by finding their root causes and then streamlining processes. This course meets today's changing business environment and is led by Lean Six Sigma Experts. Course offered in partnership with Ed2Go.
Online, On-demand. 50 hours, 6 months of access
Learn to streamline organizational processes through strategic improvement projects. This online Six Sigma training course will help you prepare for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam. Help transform your organization by reducing costs, increasing revenue and improving collaboration.
Online, On-demand. 75 hours, 6 months of access

Noncredit to Credit Pathway

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Business Communications Series

Completion of this series of courses indicates study of and practice in skills associated with business communication. Topics and competencies include active listening, concise speaking, non-verbal communication and body language, managing difficult and crucial conversations, working with diverse others, bias, stereotypes, and workplace harassment, negotiation, networking, persuasive speaking, and conducting coaching and performance evaluations.

Emerging Leaders Series

Completion of this series of courses indicates study of and practice in skills associated with the two keys to effective management: results and relationships, in the context of the traditional managerial elements of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. Students learn techniques for problem solving, critical thinking, decision-making, delegation, motivation, change management, and apply these techniques through simulations, role-plays, and case studies. The course also emphasizes development of Emotional Intelligence (“EI”), including self-assessment, as well as learning and applying specific techniques to improve each element of EI.

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