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Gain perspective from TalentLink’s latest posts and news about workforce industry trends, instructor interviews and insights, and skills-focused new courses.

Independence Chamber of Commerce luncheon with Candice Haines of UMKC TalentLink

Independence Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

November 18, 2022

Business development director Candice Haines represented UMKC TalentLink, host of the Independence Chamber of Commerce’s November luncheon.

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Photo Gallery From UMKC TalentLink’s Community Launch

October 26, 2022

A photo gallery from UMKC TalentLink’s Community Launch, featuring speaker Jennifer Schnack of T-Mobile discussing workforce training and talent development.

Jennifer Schnack of T-Mobile delivers remarks on workforce development at UMKC TalentLink's Community Launch.

War For Talent Drives Training Needs at T-Mobile And Other Companies

October 26, 2022

Jennifer Schnack, Vice President of Employee Talent, Development & Experience at T-Mobile emphasized the importance of talent development and training to optimize workforces at TalentLink’s Community Launch event.

How to Set the Table and Close the Deal Through Sales Enablement

October 12, 2022

Instructor and product marketing expert Seth Kakuske explains why the tools and process of sales enablement helps product salespeople improve success rates.

UMKC TalentLink announces partnership with South Kansas City Workforce Development Center

UMKC TalentLink Announces Partnership With South Kansas City Workforce Development Center

October 4, 2022

UMKC TalentLink and the South Kansas City Workforce Development Center agreed to partner recently to provide employee training programs. TalentLink will also host office hours each month at the WDC.

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UMKC TalentLink Community Launch

September 7, 2022

UMKC TalentLink will host an event on October 21 to mark UMKC Engagement Month, highlight our professional development mission and programs, and to celebrate our official community launch.

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.

UMKC Business Communication professor Erin Blocher

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.