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