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Warren Wandling leads the course Essential Skills for First Time Supervisors.

Five Questions With Warren Wandling About Essential Skills for First Time Supervisors

August 30, 2022

Instructor Warren Wandling discusses some supervisory skills taught in his certificate program, Essential Skills for First Time Supervisors.

Tomayto, Tomahto, Certification, Certificate

August 8, 2022

Certification and certificate are often used interchangeably as forms of alternative credentials. However, they are distinct and represent two different pathways and outcomes to professional development and training. Let’s discuss the difference.

Instructor Erin Blocher leads a course on effective email and digital communication

Video: Erin Blocher Discusses Factors that Impact Effective Email and Digital Communication

August 5, 2022

Learn more UMKC business communication professor Erin Blocher’s course Effective Email and Digital Communication.

Jermaine Jamison leads a course on fostering inclusion in the workplace

Video: Jermaine Jamison Discusses Inclusion in the Workplace

July 18, 2022

Jermaine Jamison discusses several key points about the importance of inclusion in the workplace and other topics he explores in his workshop, Fostering an Inclusive Workplace Environment.

Krista Shelton

Charity Fraud: Five Questions With Forensic Accounting Expert Krista Shelton

June 29, 2022

Forensic accounting is a formidable tool to audit and verify the accuracy of financial records. Charity Fraud: A Look Inside the Federal Investigation of Former NBA Player Kermit Washington sheds light on how forensic accounting uncovered fraudulence.

Instructor Erin Blocher leads a course on effective email and digital communication

Six Questions With Erin Blocher: Effective Email and Digital Communication

June 17, 2022

Erin Blocher, an assistant professor of business communication at the UMKC Bloch School of Management answers questions about Effective Email and Digital Communication.

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