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Build Creativity and Innovation for Competitive Advantage (WPG569-62)

$99

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Sep 22, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Wednesday and Friday, 9/22/21-9/24/21, 2 sessions
Time: 9-10:30am
Format: Remote/Live streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

This program gives a broad overview of innovation and the managerial decisions that influence innovative performance. Often, success hinges on the ability to solve problems that don’t have straightforward answers. The goal is to drive home concepts, models, frameworks, and tools that we need in a world where creativity and innovation is fast becoming a pre-condition for competitive advantage. These sessions will explore some of the best practices of some of the world’s most creative and innovative firms.

Who Should Attend:

This program is for participants who recognize that creativity and innovation are key to longevity and success, and want learn new skills and best practices to gain the competitive advantage.

About the Instructor:

Rich Weissman is an experienced supply chain management practitioner and educator. He works with businesses to build scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies. His focus includes strategic sourcing, sales and operations planning, process improvement, and sales and customer service management. Weissman teaches operations and supply chain management, strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, and managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain. He has more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience in procurement and supply chain management for Boston area manufacturing and service companies. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. Weissman earned an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

 

High Impact Negotiations and Conflict Resolution (WPG296-62)

$99

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Thursday, 10/7/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-12pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

When do you negotiate? Always! Negotiation is an underutilized, yet critical business skill that lies dormant within most organizations. Many employees, including management, are uncomfortable with negotiation and may be unaware of how that is impacting their own job performance, as well as the overall performance of their organizations. 

Who Should Attend?

This session prepares attendees to hone their personal negotiating style and skills, as well as identify and defend against the negotiating techniques that may be used against them by suppliers, customers and co-workers.

About the Instructor:

Rich Weissman is an experienced supply chain management practitioner and educator. He works with businesses to build scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies. His focus includes strategic sourcing, sales and operations planning, process improvement, and sales and customer service management. Weissman teaches operations and supply chain management, strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, and managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain. He has more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience in procurement and supply chain management for Boston area manufacturing and service companies. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. Weissman earned an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

 

Create a Strategic Leadership Mindset (WPG401-64)

$99

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Tuesday and Thursday, 10/19/21-10/21/21, 2 sessions
Time: 9-10:30 am
Format: Remote/Virtual streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

Leaders who employ strategic thinking are better able to meet the needs of their organizations. In this program, participants will learn the progression from an operations mindset to a strategic one and how to implement a strategic plan. Participants will explore the link between the leadership mindset and the organizational culture. When aligned, the leader creates more buy-in, motivates both their managers and their front-line employees, and leverages teams and individuals in order to increase the profitability and efficiency of the organization.

Who Should Attend?

This program is for leaders and small business owners who are ready to shift to a strategic mindset resulting in increased success within their organization.

About the Instructor:

Rich Weissman is an experienced supply chain management practitioner and educator. He works with businesses to build scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies. His focus includes strategic sourcing, sales and operations planning, process improvement, and sales and customer service management. Weissman teaches operations and supply chain management, strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, and managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain. He has more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience in procurement and supply chain management for Boston area manufacturing and service companies. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. Weissman earned an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

 

Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement for Business Success (WPG577-62)

$99

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Nov 4, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Wednesday, 10/13/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-3pm (:60 break for lunch)
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

All employees at an organization must have a clear understanding of the concepts of continuous improvement, the connection to the organization's strategy, their roles, and the impact continuous improvement has on future business success. A successful culture of continuous improvement begins with company leadership and permeates throughout all levels of the organization, empowering employees to participate in process improvements that impact operations, customer service and financial performance. In this session, students will learn how to evaluate existing roadblocks to efficiency and explore how to implement practical actions.

Who Should Attend?

Small business owners, managers and employees interested inlearning about process improvements and how each individual roll has a direct impact on the performance and success of a company.

About the Instructor:

Rich Weissman is an experienced supply chain management practitioner and educator. He works with businesses to build scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies. His focus includes strategic sourcing, sales and operations planning, process improvement, and sales and customer service management. Weissman teaches operations and supply chain management, strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, and managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain. He has more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience in procurement and supply chain management for Boston area manufacturing and service companies. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. Weissman earned an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

 

Enhancing Your Professional Image (WPG578-62)

$99

with Dianne Klayman

Calendar Nov 9, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Tuesday, 11/9/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-1pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

Professional image is a how you conduct yourself in your capacity as an employee to your employer your co-workers and your customers. 

This program will examine ways for participants to create positive interactions and perceptions with vendors, customers, and colleagues.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify customer expectations
  • Create “Positive Moment of Truth”
  • Learn how to dress for success
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude

Who Should Attend?

This is a great program for anyone who might be changing jobs and looking to enhance and improve their professional image, or for anyone who would like to learn how to present themselves using a more polished professional demeanor. 

About the Instructor

Dianne Klayman has over 25 years’ experience in leadership and organizational development assessing departmental needs; designing and delivering various programs in both the public and private sectors. 

Dianne holds a BA in Education from the University of Massachusetts as well as a MSW from Boston College School of Social Work; certifications as a Myers-Briggs Type Instrument, Leadership 2000 and Situational Leadership Instructor; and in addition, Dianne is a Mass certified meditator and continued to advance her training in this area by attending Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation.

 

Next Generation Leadership: A Focus on Succession Planning (WGB579-62)

$99

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Nov 16, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Tuesday and Thursday, 11/16/21-11/18/21, 2 sessions
Time: 9-10:30am
Format: Remote/Virtual Streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

Succession planning and management encompasses the entire leadership pipeline, from the senior executive level and across all functions. Effective succession management ensures minimal disruptions when vacancies occur, a consistent transfer of mindshare, and the continuity of an established leadership culture. It also creates the conditions for intentional strategic change and mitigates the risk of loss during an unexpected crisis or sudden absence of leadership. Students will learn to build an effective succession management plan that provides with a common language for talent, potential, development, and expectations.

Who Should Attend?

This program targets current and future business leaders who want to create intentional strategic change with minimal disruption during the transfer of leadership, and for those who will find themself within the succcession pipeline.

About the Instructor:

Rich Weissman is an experienced supply chain management practitioner and educator. He works with businesses to build scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies. His focus includes strategic sourcing, sales and operations planning, process improvement, and sales and customer service management. Weissman teaches operations and supply chain management, strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, and managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain. He has more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience in procurement and supply chain management for Boston area manufacturing and service companies. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. Weissman earned an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

 

Harnessing the Power of Strategic Planning (WPG594-62)

$99

with Dianne Klayman

Calendar Dec 7, 2021 at 1 pm

Date: Tuesday, 12/7/2021, 1 session
Time: 1-5pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

“Simply put strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more and how it’s going to get there.” Aaron Carter in Strategic Planning

This program will explore the six steps involved in creating a successful strategic plan:

  • Understand the definition of strategic planning
  • Identify the six steps necessary in creating a strategic plan
  • Identify customers & vendors
  • Create a vision and purpose statement
  • Develop a SWOT profile
  • Identify next steps

Who should attend?

Small business owners and managers seeking guidance to develop and set overall goals for their business, and an implemention plan to achieve them. 

About the Instructor:

Dianne Klayman has over 25 years’ experience in leadership and organizational development assessing departmental needs; designing and delivering various programs in both the public and private sectors. 

Dianne holds a BA in Education from the University of Massachusetts as well as a MSW from Boston College School of Social Work; certifications as a Myers-Briggs Type Instrument, Leadership 2000 and Situational Leadership Instructor; and in addition, Dianne is a Mass certified meditator and continued to advance her training in this area by attending Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation. 





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