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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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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August 2020

Advanced Financial Decision Making

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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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September 2020

Influence, Persuasion, & Impact

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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.

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Communicating Financial Goals and Performance

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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.

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October 2020

Collaborative Leadership: The Art of Working with and Motivating Others

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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.

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November 2020

Firm Valuation

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

Managers often reference “creating value” for their firms, owners, or shareholders. But how do we really create and measure value?

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December 2020

Digital Storytelling

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

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.

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