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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May 2020

Pitching to Investors

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 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 5:30 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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The First Steps to Starting a Business

May 21 @ 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

May 21 @ 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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Data Visualization

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$275

Communicating knowledge has become paramount as consumers, clients, and citizens wade through data. Visualization is the science of communicating inference from data analysis concisely and accurately. Learn how to create visually appealing and persuasive data stories.

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Social Media Road Map for Business

May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on May 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on September 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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$199

This class is for companies who are new to social media or are winging it and need a plan of action!

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June 2020

Reading and Understanding Financial Statements

June 2 @ 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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Spatial Data Analysis

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$275

Where We Are Matters. In this workshop, participants will learn intuitive tools for analyzing how geography impacts consumer and citizen behavior.

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

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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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.

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The First Steps to Starting a Business

June 16 @ 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.

Find out more »

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

June 16 @ 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
+ Google Map
$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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