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  • Managers and leaders – Build skill sets for yourself and team members that can strengthen performance.

EAG Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Randolph

Prioritizing Marketing Efforts for Nonprofits

Learn time-honored marketing strategies that a nonprofit leader or marketer can apply to prioritize and develop its unique marketing mix.

07/23/2024 – 07/23/2024

9:00 AM

Professional Grant Writer Training

Learn the skills to become a professional grant writer in this online course while also preparing you for the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) exam.

Open Enrollment

UMKC TalentLink offers courses to prepare for CompTIA A+ certification

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 

Our online course prepares you for A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. Launch your career as an associate-level IT professional.

Open Enrollment

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Recent Posts

Get to know our expert instructors and UMKC faculty through Q&A interviews. Glean insight about upcoming trends and skills-based needs in the job market. Learn why gaining skills makes sense to achieve your goals. 

The online Sterile Processing program prepares you to gain industry certification and for work at a healthcare employer.

Comparing Programs: Sterile Processing Technician and Surgical Technologist

What are the similarities and differences between Sterile Processing Technician and Surgical Technologist training programs?

Warren Wandling leads the course Essential Skills for First Time Supervisors.

Warren Wandling Discusses Overcoming Self-limiting Beliefs Through Leadership With Purpose  

Learn how to overcome self-limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. Expert Warren Wandling’s Leadership With Purpose workshop shows you how.  

EAG Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Randolph

Jeff Randolph Discusses A Common Marketing Problem Nonprofits Face

EAG Advertising & Marketing Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Randolph previews key points that participants will explore in his July 23rd workshop, Prioritizing Marketing Efforts for Nonprofits.

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Haley Grayless Previews Her Essential Pillars of Leadership Success Workshop

Leadership development coach Haley Grayless of Växa Collective previews her June 18-20 Essential Pillars of Leadership Success workshop.

Congratulations, Leadership Leawood Class 2024

Congratulations to the inaugural 2024 Leadership Leawood graduates on completing their leadership training program.

Haley Grayless Leads Workshop With This Important Focus for Aspiring and Emerging Leaders

Haley Grayless of Växa Collective discusses how she helps people build leadership skills in her interactive three-session workshop.

UMKC TalentLink facilitator Jeremy Gray led an Emerging Leader training workshop for our friends at Wayside Waifs.

Wayside Waifs Emerging Leader Training with Jeremy Gray

UMKC TalentLink facilitator Jeremy Gray led an Emerging Leader training workshop for our friends at Wayside Waifs.

Krista Shelton

Learn From Real-life Scenarios of Fraud and Cybersecurity Breaches

Krista Shelton of Focused Forensic Solutions shares insight on fraud and how her workshop can prepare small business owners.

Sam Sapp

Minimize Cybersecurity Risks Through Preparation

Lockbaud founder Sam Sapp discusses the importance of cybersecurity awareness and preparation for small businesses to minimize risk.

Jonathan Jones is a a certified Gallup CliftonStrengths® Assessment coach for UMKC TalentLink.

CliftonStrengths Assessment Results Can Boost Job Engagement and Quality of Life 

Certified Gallup CliftonStrengths® Assessment coach Jonathan Jones discusses how the test can optimize strengths at work and in your personal life.

Terry Trafton

Manage Burnout and Emotional Exhaustion in Life and Work

Learn skills to manage burnout and emotional exhaustion from mental health and well-being expert Terry Trafton in his upcoming workshop.

Shannon Swift

The Big Ask of Leadership

How to make the “big ask” of leadership? Learn this valuable skill from leadership development expert Shannon Swift in her upcoming workshop.

UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts offer a certified training program to become a Mental Health Professional.

Mental Health Workers Needed to Meet Rising Demand

Our Mental Health Support Specialist and Professional certified training programs prepare you for an in-demand role in the mental healthcare field.

UMKC TalentLink Executive Director Jake Akehurst and WorkForge CEO Nathan Walts presented veteran Brenten Taylor with a certificate of completion at the recent Greater Kansas City Veterans Career Fair.

UMKC TalentLink and WorkForge Award Certificate to Veterans Community Project Recipient

UMKC TalentLink Executive Director Jake Akehurst and WorkForge CEO Nathan Walts presented veteran Brenten Taylor with a certificate of completion at the recent Greater Kansas City Veterans Career Fair.

Molly Weaver discusses skills-based hiring

Skills-based Hiring Makes Sense Now for Employers and Job Seekers 

Expert Molly Weaver discusses why skills-based hiring makes sense now as a strategy for talent acquisition and recruiting.

Warren Wandling leads Leawood Leadership program

Warren Wandling and UMKC TalentLink Provide Leadership Development for Leadership Leawood

UMKC TalentLink and expert facilitator Warren Wandling provide professional development for the Leawood Chamber’s Leadership Leawood program.

Molly Weaver discusses skills-based hiring

Update Your 2024 Career Plan By Upskilling Or Reskilling

Skills-first hiring is an ongoing trend, emphasizing job-relevant skills for candidates more than degrees and work experience. Here’s why.

Master Public Speaking course available through UMKC TalentLink

How To Develop and Master Public Speaking Skills

Learn how to develop and master the skills to become an effective and confident public speaker in this online course.

Skills-First Training and Hiring Gains Traction Heading Into 2024 

Skills-first hiring is an ongoing trend, emphasizing job-relevant skills for candidates more than degrees and work experience. Here’s why.

Happy Holidays!

Best wishes for a safe, peaceful, and relaxing holiday season from the UMKC TalentLink team!

The online Sterile Processing program prepares you to gain industry certification and for work at a healthcare employer.

Why Training As A Sterile Processing Technician Is Popular

The online Sterile Processing Technician training program prepares you to gain industry certification and for work at a healthcare employer.

Three Key Insights From the Kansas Manufacturing Summit 

UMKC TalentLink Business Development Director Candice Haines shares three key insights from the 2023 Kansas Manufacturing Summit.

Healthcare and IT Training for MYCAA Military Spouses

Military spouses can use up to $4000 in MYCAA scholarship funds for healthcare and IT training through UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts.

Leadership Leawood Program Application Deadline

Leadership Leawood 2024 application deadline is November 10. Leawood Chamber offers the leadership program presented by UMKC TalentLink.

UMKC TalentLink and WorkForge offer skills training to help address the growing need among Kansas manufacturers for qualified workers.

Kansas Manufacturers Need Qualified Candidates to Fill Positions 

UMKC TalentLink and WorkForge offer skills training to help address the growing need among Kansas manufacturers for qualified workers.

Case Study: Sharpening Durable Skills to Serve Others at City Union Mission

UMKC TalentLink provided training on durable skills customized for City Union Mission’s team of guest coordinators.

UMKC TalentLink and WorkForge announce a partnership that enables manufacturers to train employees in key skills and enhances capacity for manufacturing growth.

UMKC TalentLink and WorkForge Partner to Expand Manufacturing Training in Greater Kansas City

UMKC TalentLink and WorkForge announce a partnership that enables manufacturers to train employees in key skills and enhances capacity for manufacturing growth.

MedCerts dental assistant training program available through UMKC TalentLink

Become a Dental Assistant 

Completing the MedCerts online Dental Assistant training program available through UMKC TalentLink will prepare you to work in the dental field.

KC Digital Drive Jim Starcev

AI For Small Businesses: Insights From Jim Starcev, KC Digital Drive

KC Digital Drive Program Manager Jim Starcev shares how using AI for small businesses is important and can help them compete and grow.

Invest in Durable Skills To Build a Better Workforce with training from UMKC TalentLink

Invest in Durable Skills To Build a Better Workforce  

UMKC TalentLink’s Durable Skills certificate program addresses the ongoing need for durable skills development within businesses, nonprofits, and civic organizations.  

Grant writing is not only a learnable skill for beginners, but also a skill that can be developed for better results. UMKC TalentLink offers four courses to learn and improve grant writing skills.

How to Become a Better Grant Writer

Grant writing is not only a learnable skill for beginners, but also a skill that can be developed for better results. UMKC TalentLink offers four courses to learn and improve grant writing skills.

Takeaways from the AI & THE FUTURE OF WORK Symposium for Business Leaders.

Takeaways From AI and the Future of Work Symposium

UMKC TalentLink presents takeaways from Next CoLabs’ team of AI experts and industry speakers on the current state-of-play of AI in business.

Become A Pharmacy Technician Specialist

Completing the Pharmaceutical Technician Specialist training program available from UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts will prepare you to work in a pharmaceutical workplace.

Upskilling Benefits Both Healthcare Employees and Employers  

Upskilling is a way to invest in healthcare employees at the early stage of their professional path and retain high performers.  

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Become A Surgical Technologist

Completing the Surgical Technologist training program available from UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts will prepare you to work alongside the healthcare team throughout a surgical operation.

AI Plus You blog post from UMKC TalentLInk

Choose and Use Generative AI Tools Wisely

With plentiful options, how do you decide which AI tools best meet your needs? Lyndsay Noble and Chris Temple of Slalom offer their insights.

MedCerts

Become A Certified Medical Assistant

Completing the Medical Assistant training program available from UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts will help you earn certification and prepare you for in-demand healthcare jobs.

Completing the Phlebotomy Technician training program available from UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts will help you earn certification and prepare you for in-demand healthcare jobs as a phlebotomist.

Become A Phlebotomy Technician

Completing the Phlebotomy Technician training program available from UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts will help you earn certification and prepare you for in-demand healthcare jobs.

AI And You, UMKC TalentLink's artificial intelligence blog and newsletter

Four Takeaways From AI Tools for Entrepreneurs Workshop Presenter Doug Hohulin 

UMKC TalentLink shares four takeaways about artificial intelligence from the AI Tools For Entrepreneurs Workshop.

AI And You, UMKC TalentLink's artificial intelligence blog and newsletter

Make Artificial Intelligence Work For You 

UMKC TalentLink introduces AI + You, a new blog post series and newsletter covering artificial intelligence (AI) as a practical guide.

Annie Alexander of CiBR Solutions leads the course Improving Practice Management for UMKC TalentLink.

Improving Practice Management Sustainability Takes More Than Practice

Annie Alexander helps private medical practices learn how to improve practice management and be more sustainable and profitable.

Medical Coding and Billing Professional certification available from MedCerts and UMKC TalentLink.

Become A Medical Coding and Billing Professional

The Medical Coding and Billing Professional program available through UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts prepares graduates for in-demand jobs and careers.

Bridging Generations in the Workplace Conference sponsored by UMKC TalentLink and Roots & Rounds

Bridging Generations in the Workplace Conference Photo Gallery

A photo gallery from the Bridging Generations in the Workplace Conference hosted by UMKC TalentLink and Roots & Rounds.

Jeremy Gray durable skills training

Building Durable Skills Adds Value

UMKC TalentLink is thrilled to work with clients and provide training for individuals as part of our Durable Skills certificate program.

EAG Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Randolph

Workplace Insights: Build Your Company Brand For Prospective Employees From Multiple Generations

Bridging Generations in the Workplace conference speaker Jeff Randolph from EAG Advertising discusses why brand-building is important to a company’s employees and culture.

Durable Skills In Demand

Durable Skills Needed Now

Durable skills are in demand. UMKC TalentLink offers training in durable skills and essential skills for first-time supervisors.

UMKC Business Communication professor Erin Blocher

Workplace Insights: Improve Multigenerational Workforce Communication

UMKC Business Communication professor Erin Blocher discusses how to improve multigenerational workforce communication at the Bridging Generations in the Workplace Conference.

Christel Gollnick leads a presentation at the Bridging Generations in the Workplace conference.

Workplace Insights: Navigating Intergenerational Workforce Differences 

Roots & Rounds founder Christel Gollnick discusses intergenerational differences at the Bridging Generations in the Workplace Conference.

Become an Allied Healthcare Professional with MedCerts training available through UMKC TalentLink.

Become An Allied Healthcare Professional

The Allied Healthcare Professional online program, available through UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts, prepares graduates for in-demand jobs and careers.

Panelists discussed Certifications for Digital Media at the 2023 KC Imagine Conference: Creating the Future of Digital Media in KC.

KC Imagine Panel Discusses Merits of Certification For Digital Media Careers  

Panelists discussed Certifications for Digital Media at the 2023 KC Imagine Conference: Creating the Future of Digital Media in KC.

UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts work with hospitals to address staffing shortages and build talent pipelines.

Building a Talent Pipeline to Address Hospital Staffing Shortages

UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts work with hospitals to build talent pipelines in response to staffing shortages.

Haley Prophet

Mindfulness Matters: Five Questions with Haley Prophet

Haley Prophet teaches Mastering Mindfulness Everyday. Adding mindfulness to your daily practice can empower you personally and professionally.

UMKC TalentLink Community Launch

Photo Gallery From UMKC TalentLink’s Community Launch

A photo gallery from UMKC TalentLink’s Community Launch, featuring speaker Jennifer Schnack of T-Mobile discussing workforce training and talent development.

Jennifer Schnack of T-Mobile delivers remarks on workforce development at UMKC TalentLink's Community Launch.

War For Talent Drives Training Needs at T-Mobile And Other Companies

Jennifer Schnack, Vice President of Employee Talent, Development & Experience at T-Mobile emphasized the importance of talent development and training to optimize workforces at TalentLink’s Community Launch event.

How to Set the Table and Close the Deal Through Sales Enablement

Instructor and product marketing expert Seth Kakuske explains why the tools and process of sales enablement helps product salespeople improve success rates.

UMKC TalentLink announces partnership with South Kansas City Workforce Development Center

UMKC TalentLink Announces Partnership With South Kansas City Workforce Development Center

UMKC TalentLink and the South Kansas City Workforce Development Center agreed to partner recently to provide employee training programs. TalentLink will also host office hours each month at the WDC.

Warren Wandling leads the course Essential Skills for First Time Supervisors.

Five Questions With Warren Wandling About Essential Skills for First Time Supervisors

Instructor Warren Wandling discusses some supervisory skills taught in his certificate program, Essential Skills for First Time Supervisors.