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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Using and Understanding Financial Statements

Online MO

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.

$350

Managing Forward Series Live Q&A Panel

To wrap-up the series, participants can submit questions to be answered by a panel of instructors and facilitators from throughout the series.

Free

Perfecting the Presentation: How to Develop and Deliver Messages that Inspire Action

Online MO

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.

$350

Budgeting

Online MO

Being responsible for budgeting means you’re playing a vital role in your organization’s future. Your budget enables you to pinpoint critical variables that impact profit so your company can successfully pursue business goals and create value. Learn how to work with, develop, and present budgets aligned with business strategic goals.

$350

Digital Storytelling & Personal Brand

Online MO

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.

$350

Essential Negotiation Perspectives: Explore, Expand, Divide, Agree

Online MO

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.

$350

Firm Valuation & Mergers and Acquisitions

Online MO

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

$350

Collaborative Leadership: The Art of Working with and Motivating Others

Online MO

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.

$350

Communicating Financial Goals and Performance

Online MO

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.

$350

Influence, Persuasion, & Impact

Online MO

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.

$350

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