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.
Being responsible for budgeting means you’re playing a vital role in your organization’s future. Your budget enables you to pinpoint critical variables that impact profit so your company can successfully pursue business goals and create value. Learn how to work with, develop, and present budgets aligned with business strategic goals.
Stories are the most powerful and memorable way of communicating important messages – whether it was the ancient from Greek myths to Biblical parables to epic heroes on Disney journeys. Today technological advances have given leaders a wide array of tools to tell stories – video, website, social media, email, presentations, advertising -- yet not all tools work for all stories. In this class, you’ll learn which tools are best for which kinds of stories, and how to be a master of those tools.
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.
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.
Managers often reference “creating value” for their firms, owners, or shareholders. But how do we really create and measure value?
Collaborative leadership is about uniting and motivating people towards a shared purpose. This can be difficult because of personalities, personal agendas, misaligned goals, and the lack of collaboration skills. However, with the skills and knowledge to be a collaborative leader, you can overcome these challenges and inspire people towards shared outcomes, unified relationships, and taking responsibility to follow through with commitments.
Ideas that require firm resources also require evidence that benefits outweigh the costs. Learn and apply best practices for making a business case for new projects and strategies.
As leaders who collaborate with others across a variety of venues, your survival is contingent upon your ability to form trusting relationships with senior leaders, stakeholders, clients, peers, and direct reports. Without trust, you cannot be successful in influencing and advancing the businesses, organizations, and people you serve.
Do you project confidence? Are you able to command a room? Do people stop and listen when you speak? If so, you have likely mastered the art of executive presence. There is always room for growth in how we are perceived. Executive presence is all about maintaining poise, reading others, influencing in all directions and communicating seamlessly with our words, voices, and bodies. Fair or not, how you come across to others factors into promotion decisions; nearly 60% of recently surveyed CEOs indicated as much.
One of the big challenges in business is dealing with uncertainty. Learn the basic framework for how to make financially solid decisions that minimize risk and maximize return.
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