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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Basics of Accounting: Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Online MO

From recording the dollar impact of business decisions to the preparation of the resulting financial reports, gain an understanding of the accounting process. Come away with the ability to converse with the finance people intelligently and grasp the all-important numbers side of business. Become familiar with common accounting concepts and buzzwords used by accounting insiders, while also developing a baseline of financial understanding to clear up any confusion.

$350

Disaster Planning for Small Businesses

According to the SBA, approximately 25 percent of businesses don’t reopen after a major disaster. This course focuses on how small business can develop a plan for disaster management and recovery.

Free

Agile Marketing, Sales and E-commerce for Small Businesses

Develop an effective E-commerce strategy and plan that focuses on steps every business must work through to successfully market and sell using on-line tools with distributed customers, employees, and suppliers.

Free

Time and Energy Management: Breaking Barriers to Personal Effectiveness

Online MO

Managing our time and energy is incredibly challenging given the myriad roles that we fulfill inside and outside of our professional lives. During this interactive session, you will learn how to maximize your performance by changing your relationship to time, acquiring scientifically-informed strategies for optimizing functioning, improving stress management skills, and combining the new knowledge and skills with renewed energy to better meet the demands of intense workplaces.

$350

Planning for Projects and Change: Essential Tools for Change Management

Online MO

Facing uncertainty and operating in a mind-set of not knowing but needing to execute can be both a challenge and an opportunity to engage with our stakeholders in a meaningful way. Throughout this workshop, participants will explore tools and discuss best-practices to help manage both the organization of project and change planning in order to help drive the adoption of new initiatives.

$350

Supply Chain Challenges for Small Businesses

This course explains how to integrate brick-and-mortar small businesses with online technologies and services to add flexibility and increase responsiveness. Supply chain, logistics, and analytics will be emphasized especially for businesses working in online platforms.

Free

Harnessing Emotional Intelligence for Leadership Success

Online MO

What makes a great leader? Research shows that high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the key. More than 90 percent of top performing leaders possess high EQ. Meanwhile, just 20 percent of bottom performers possess high EQ. The good news is that EQ skills can be developed throughout our careers. The Emotional Intelligence of a leader plays a significant part in team and individual success.

$350

Essentials of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

This course will describe the most effective steps to prevent attacks and provide actionable techniques that can be used to handle and prevent attacks. You will be instructed on a wide range of possible cyber-attacks and specific steps to manage them.

Free

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