Author - Pete Dulin

Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent: Five Questions With Marisa Gray

Marisa Crawford Gray, EdD, leads the upcoming course Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent, which runs June 23, 1-3 PM. Her depth of knowledge and experience adds value for participants in her course. Below, Gray shares some insights on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a workplace environment. Learn more about...

The Case for Credentials and Certificates

UMKC TalentLink provides several courses that include a certificate upon completion. A recent survey underscored how valuable and prevalent alternate credentials have become for U.S. employers and workers. We share some key findings below based on recent research. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted research during the summer of...

Fifth Friday Coffee: Networking With Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

UMKC TalentLink was pleased to sponsor the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce Fifth Friday Coffee in April. Executive Director Jake Akehurst and Business Development Director Candice Haines met and networked with many Chamber members. Christopher Oppenhuis provided his OLEO roasted coffee. What a great turnout from business owners and professionals in...

First Time Supervisor Series: Five Questions With Patricia Plumb

Know how to bring out the best in people? Have you made the transition from coworker to team leader, supervisor, or manager? Below, leadership expert and instructor Patricia Plumb shares insight about these topics and upcoming courses for her First Time Supervisor Series. Earn a certificate after completing Plumb's series of...

Data Visualization With R: Five Questions With Dr. Neal Wilson

Dr. Neal Wilson, who teaches Data Visualization With R, answers five questions about how he uses the programming language in his data analysis work. "Learning R changed the course of my career. I like opening the door to the R environment for people, introducing them to some of what R can...

Essential Financial Skills: Five Questions With Dr. Nathan Mauck

Understanding accounting and finance terminology is an essential skill for leaders and managers throughout an organization. Taught by UMKC faculty Dr. Nathan Mauck (above left) and business leader William Kay, the Essential Financial Skills Certificate consists of four live instructor-led courses that demystify financial terminology. Participants gain the tools needed...

Fostering Inclusion in the Workplace: Five Questions With Jermaine Jamison

Inclusion has become a more common term in business vernacular, but what does it actually mean to put it into practice? Jermaine Jamison offers insight into the question based on years of experience. Jamison is the co-founder of Jamison Perry, a recruiting and staffing organization, and president of 3E, LLC, a...

Dr. Jin Yao Uses Python and Data Analysis to Support Decisions Impacting Johnson County Government Resources

5 Questions With Dr. Jin Yao, a senior data analyst with the government of Johnson County, Kansas, who teaches Python Boot Camp. Dr. Yao uses machine learning and statistical analysis to support criminal justice and human service interventions in regional communities. Decision-makers in Johnson County’s government rely on data analysts...

Demand Remains Strong for Project Managers. Here’s How to Prepare For a Project Management Career.

UMKC TalentLink commissioned research on professional development and learning among large employers and executives in the Kansas City region. Findings indicated that project management and data analytics are two of the top priorities that people seek to develop career skills. Research also showed that employers surveyed have difficulty finding highly...

5 Questions With Dr. Alex Francisco, Instructor of Introduction to Data Analytics

Demand for data analysts isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Hiring of data analysts and operations analysts is projected to grow 25 percent through 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Analysts play a vital role in banking, insurance, healthcare, and industries that rely on data to forecast growth and...