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Jermaine Jamison leads a course on fostering inclusion in the workplace

Fostering Inclusion in the Workplace: Five Questions With Jermaine Jamison

June 9, 2022

Inclusion has become a more common term in business vernacular, but what does it actually mean to put it into practice? In our interview below, Jermaine Jamison offers insight into the question based on years of experience.

The Case for Credentials and Certificates

May 6, 2022

UMKC TalentLink provides several courses that include a certificate upon completion. A recent survey underscored how valuable and prevalent alternate credentials have become for U.S. employers and workers. We share some key findings below based on recent research.

Fifth Friday coffee in North Kansas City for the Northland Regional Chamber

Fifth Friday Coffee: Networking With Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

May 2, 2022

UMKC TalentLink was pleased to sponsor the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce Fifth Friday Coffee in April.

Data Visualization With R: Five Questions With Dr. Neal Wilson

April 18, 2022

Dr. Neal Wilson, who teaches Data Visualization With R, answers five questions about how he uses the programming language in his data analysis work.

Essential Financial Skills instructor Nathan Mauck

Essential Financial Skills: Five Questions With Dr. Nathan Mauck

April 13, 2022

Understanding accounting and finance terminology is an essential skill for leaders and managers throughout an organization. Taught by UMKC faculty Dr. Nathan Mauck and business leader William Kay, the Essential Financial Skills Certificate consists of four live instructor-led courses that demystify financial terminology.

Python instructor Dr Jin Yao

Dr. Jin Yao Uses Python and Data Analysis to Support Decisions Impacting Johnson County Government Resources

March 9, 2022

5 Questions With Dr. Jin Yao, a senior data analyst with the government of Johnson County, Kansas, who teaches Python Boot Camp.

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