There are a wealth of professional development and learning experiences available in the Kansas City metro. Check out the UMKC TalentLink calendar below to find your next workshop, class, and/or training event. You can also review a listing of Bloch Executive Education events, or entrepreneurship related programming.

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June 2020

Perfecting the Presentation: How to Develop and Deliver Messages that Inspire Action

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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s495

Whether you are having an informal conversation with your peers, speaking with your boss in a 1-1 setting, or delivering a formal presentation to a client, you are constantly being evaluated on how well you communicate. Numerous studies show that those who are able to clearly and succinctly articulate facts and points of view often enjoy greater professional success. Furthermore, those who develop effective communication and presentation skills tend to be those who truly lead others toward meaningful action.

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The First Steps to Starting a Business

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$49

This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of financing.

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The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$49

Learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and information that must be included. Full of tips on writing style and professional appearance, this session will end with a greater understanding of what a business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

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Essential Negotiation Perspectives: Explore, Expand, Divide, Agree

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

The best negotiation results come from understanding that every negotiation is a tool to solve a problem. Skilled negotiators work to understand exactly what problem they’re solving, how to approach it as efficiently as possible, and how to distribute the value of that solution to maximum advantage.

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Design Thinking Essentials

June 26 - September 19
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$4500

Practice human-centered design to develop problem solving skills to address your companies most pressing problems. This certificate program requires completion of six full-day seminars.

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July 2020

The First Steps to Starting a Business

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of financing.

Find out more »

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
+ Google Map
$49

Learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and information that must be included. Full of tips on writing style and professional appearance, this session will end with a greater understanding of what a business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

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ELEVATIONLAB NEW VENTURE

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$649

Do you dream of owning your own business? Are you ready for a realistic perspective on whether or not people really want to buy what you want to sell? This 5 week program helps aspiring entrepreneurs look at all aspects of their business idea, exploring the feasibility of their new venture and learning how to develop a viable business.

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August 2020

Pitching to Investors

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on May 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on August 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on October 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$49

Learn what investors need to know and want to see before making an investment in a start-up.

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Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop

August 6 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 7, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on August 6, 2020 at 11:30 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$49

Learn how to find, apply, and create a strategies to gain funding for a growing technology business. An introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants.

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