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.
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.
On a daily basis, we encounter the opportunities and challenges of providing feedback to those around us. Working virtually, many of us have had to learn to coach and mentor in new ways. This session will explore frameworks for coaching and providing feedback in today’s constantly changing world.
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. We hope to deliver great learning, but perhaps do not always feel confident and up to the task. Developing the know-how and skills that will help you organize for and effectively facilitate training in a variety of situations, can make the difference between good and bad events.
Tracking the financial health of a not-for-profit or foundation is not only the responsibility of the chief financial officer but also of its administrators, board members, directors, and key program staff. This workshop will walk you through the structure and interpretation of typical non-profit financial statements. As a result, you will be able to engage in the process and secure your organization’s ongoing financial health.
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.
Managers often reference “creating value” for their firms, owners, or shareholders. But how do we really create and measure value?
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.
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.
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.
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