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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September 2019

Design Thinking

September 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

Organizational decision makers frequently confront incongruences between existing goods and services and the needs of their consumers. Overcoming this challenge can be daunting. Leading organizations and problem solvers are turning to design thinking as a means to problem solving that breaks the antipathy to change.

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October 2019

Firm Valuation

October 8, 2019 @ 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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Achieving a Competitive Advantage Through Project Management

October 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

Does your business sometimes feel stuck in a quagmire of business cases and/or corporate red tape? Do you have great ideas, but aren’t getting them to market fast enough? In today’s business world, business agility is the key to success. It requires identifying customer needs and quickly organizing to deliver. Without an effectively designed delivery system, a competitor or start-up may beat you to market. Without an adaptive system, you will be unable to learn what changes are occurring to…

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November 2019

Designing & Delivering Training for Non-Trainers

November 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

We can all think of times when we have been part of great learning events, and times that we have been on the receiving end of, well…not-so-great training. What was the difference between those good and bad events? Was it the content? Was the delivery ‘death-by-PowerPoint’? Was it not-interactive or was it rushed or drawn-out? Point being, many things can derail training. As supervisors, leaders, managers, and as individual contributors, we facilitate learning every day in a multitude of ways.…

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Creating and Managing the Brand Called You: A Half-Day Workshop

November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$250

Now more than ever, personal branding is shaping how people are perceived in the marketplace. From Obama to Trump to LeBron to Joanna and Chip, people are brands and they can use those brands for a wide variety of goals. You may not run for president, be a successful basketball player with a booming business, or even start a TV show, however there’s no escaping that branding is no longer just a trend.

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Building Better Relationships Through Networking: A Half-Day Workshop

November 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$250

How do you feel about networking? Are you energized by the prospect of meeting new people? Or, does the very notion send you into fits of panic? Would you characterize yourself as an active networker? Or, are you unsure of where to begin, concerned that you might be asking too much of others? While at times, networking may feel intimidating, stressful or awkward, now is the time to sharpen your networking skills, utilize this powerful tool, and connect with others.

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December 2019

Managing Diverse Teams

December 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

In today’s dynamic and diverse workplace, managing can be an increasingly difficult task. Supervisors and leaders must achieve results while balancing the needs and talents of teams with varying levels of experience and skill. Just as importantly as driving business performance, leaders must support and work with diverse team members who come from incredibly different backgrounds and who have unique identities and values. Mastering the skills to lead diverse teams is an essential element for success in today’s business world.

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February 2020

Difficult Conversations: How to Step Up and Hold High Stake Discussions

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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s495

Difficult conversations happen all around us and we all have our own challenges when it comes to having them. We handle people differently in different contexts, with our own biases and our own unique emotional triggers. The good news is that with practice, perspective, and feedback – we can work on our ability to have these difficult conversations.

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March 2020

Using and Understanding Financial Statements

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

From accruals to write-offs, receivables and payables, learn the concepts, tools, and techniques that can help make decisions pay off both on the job and on the bottom line. Gain a greater confidence and a working knowledge of the key business financials statements. Learn how to “think finance” and translate performance in financial terms.

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April 2020

Harnessing Emotional Intelligence for Leadership Success

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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.

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