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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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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Introduction to Data Analytics

February 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$135

Data is everywhere. Understand how to harness it in order to drive informed decisions.

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March 2020

Reading and Understanding Financial Statements

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on June 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on September 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$149

Designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools, this course will teach you to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet.

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Data Dashboards with Tableau

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$275

Data dashboards are tools to continually track an organization’s position in its environment. This course leverages Tableau to create functional, attractive and relevant dashboards as tools to communicate to internal and external stakeholders.

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The First Steps to Starting a Business

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$49

This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of financing.

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The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$49

Learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and information that must be included. Full of tips on writing style and professional appearance, this session will end with a greater understanding of what a business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

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Pitching to Investors

March 18 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on August 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on October 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$49

Learn what investors need to know and want to see before making an investment in a start-up.

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Python Boot Camp

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$275

A working understanding of Python is a highly sought-after skill in today’s data science job market. This Python toolbox workshop provides attendees with a non-technical introduction to Python applications for data cleaning, merging, visualizing, and analyzing data. Leveraging Jupyter Notebooks, attendees will be empowered to answer the important questions for their organizations.

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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

Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Free

This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications.

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