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Bloch Executive Hall

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5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
816-235-2892

April 2020

Data Analytics Primer

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$275

The velocity and volume of data in today’s workplace can be overwhelming. In this workshop, participants will explore methods for separating the signals from the noise.

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Harnessing Emotional Intelligence for Leadership Success

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

What makes a great leader? Research shows that high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the key. More than 90 percent of top performing leaders possess high EQ. Meanwhile, just 20 percent of bottom performers possess high EQ. The good news is that EQ skills can be developed throughout our careers. The Emotional Intelligence of a leader plays a significant part in team and individual success.

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R for Data Analytics

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
$275

This boot camp introduces students to the programming language R through a process of guided examples, ensuring a broad understanding of how it can easily address your analytical needs.

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Planning for Projects and Change: Essential Tools for Change Management

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

Facing uncertainty and operating in a mind-set of not knowing but needing to execute can be both a challenge and an opportunity to engage with our stakeholders in a meaningful way. Throughout this workshop, participants will explore tools and discuss best-practices to help manage both the organization of project and change planning in order to help drive the adoption of new initiatives.

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May 2020

SQL for Data Analytics

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$275

Storing, cataloging, and retrieving data has become essential in today’s data-rich environment. This workshop introduces students to the SQL environment, principles of database management, and basic tools for working with databases.

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Budgeting

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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.

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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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June 2020

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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s495

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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Essential Negotiation Perspectives: Explore, Expand, Divide, Agree

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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.

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Design Thinking Essentials

June 26 - September 19
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$4500

Practice human-centered design to develop problem solving skills to address your companies most pressing problems. This certificate program requires completion of six full-day seminars.

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August 2020

Advanced Financial Decision Making

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

One of the big challenges in business is dealing with uncertainty. Learn the basic framework for how to make financially solid decisions that minimize risk and maximize return.

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September 2020

Influence, Persuasion, & Impact

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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.

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Communicating Financial Goals and Performance

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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.

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October 2020

Collaborative Leadership: The Art of Working with and Motivating Others

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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.

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November 2020

Firm Valuation

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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

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December 2020

Digital Storytelling

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$495

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.

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