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Valuing Diversity and Relationship Management (WPG566-62)

$59

with Angela Callahan

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 3 pm

Date: Thursday, 9/30/21, 1 session
Time: 3-4:30pm
Format: Remote/Live Stream via Zoom

Course Description:

Valuing diversity and relationship redesign is necessary for long-term sustainable organizational change. This 90 minute session will provide an opportunity for interactive self- discovery and group dialogue about differences, similarities and establishing alliances. Some topics for discussion include:

  • Personal Style Differences
  • Navigating Workplace Interactions
  • Creating Alliances
  • Communicating Across Different Generations
  • Diverse Descriptors

Who Should Attend?

This is an ideal program for a wide audience, but especially for anyone who works with or on a team. It's essential for everyone to recognize their own unconscious biases and how they can impact how we relate to others in the workplace and in our personal lives.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Angela Callahan-Crutchfield has a unique blend of human capital and organizational insight, people skills and tactical know-how that combine for delivery of exceptional personal coaching, training program design & delivery, and business consultation. Callahan is a Subject Matter Expert in Organizational Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent and Organizational Development. For over 20 years. Dr. Callahan has helped thousands of people achieve higher levels of success in the areas of human resource management, leadership, presentation skills, time management, goal setting, technical skills, communication skills, change management and more. 

Project Management Essentials (WPG029-62)

$219

with Frank Hughes

Calendar Oct 1, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

Date: Fridays, 10/01/21-10/08/21, 2 sessions
Time: 9am-3:30pm with a 30 minute lunch break
Format: In Person
Location: Hyannis Center 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

Effectively managing multiple projects, resources, and budgets is critical in today's global business environment. This Project Management course, held over two weeks, will allow you to take a deep dive into the roles and responsibilities of the project manager, examining project management in theory as well as in practice. This course offers a practical approach to managing projects, without requiring any previous project management experience. Participants will focus on organizing, planning, and controlling the deliverables of the project using good practices.

This course will examine project management roles, the project lifecycle, and various techniques of work planning, control, and evaluation to achieve project management objectives using system tools and project management philosophies.

Who Should Attend?

This is a great program for those who are responsible for managing multiple projects or anyone who works in a fast-paced environment and is looking to become more organized and effective in their work. 

About the Instructor:

Frank Hughes, Jr. is a Six Sigma Black Belt project manager who is currently the Director of Client Services and Academic Computing at Massasoit Community College.  Frank has worked at some of the largest companies in the world, including State Street Corp and British Telecom, with stops at Curry College and Convention Data Services along the way.  While at BT and CDS, Frank developed his simple and straightforward project management philosophy of Design / Implement / Accept which follows a project and its team from beginning to middle to end.  Frank believes strongly in Good Practice and Good Process to develop strong products and services.

In Frank’s spare time he can be seen on stage on Cape Cod, and when not on stage Frank likes to write, having published several novels and short stories.

SHRM Essentials Program (WPG051-62)

$649

with Kimberly Matthews

Calendar Oct 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Date: Tuesdays, 10/5/21-11/2/21, 5 sessions
Time: 6-9pm
Format: Remote/Live Streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

The SHRM Essentials program gives students an overview of essential topics and issues within HR so they can more effectively manage the challenging issues and situations they are faced with on the job. 

This program was developed by SHRM, the world’s largest HR association and leading advocate for HR professionals. The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources is the first level HR program to incorporate components of the SHRM BoCK and provide insight into the standards for knowledge, strategies and competencies. 

Course materials/books are included with the cost of this program. 

Who Should Attend? 

This program is ideal for small business owners, those who are new to human resources, and/or any manager or professional with HR responsibilities. 

About the Instructor:

With over twenty years of experience in business, including training and development, Kimberly Matthews is well versed with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System and certification exam preparation course. Kimberly currently holds a Senior Certified Professional designation from SHRM. 

She has amassed a great deal of on-line facilitation experience in her career as a Training and Development Manager at Marriott International hosting virtual classrooms across the continental United States to a diverse audience of Gen X, Gen Y and millennials.  She also has acquired extensive experience in adult education at the community college level.

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.

 

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.

 

Effective Communication in Times of Crisis (WPG567-62)

$59

with Deb Goeschel

Calendar Nov 16, 2021 at 10 am

Date: Tuesday, 11/16/21, 1 session
Time: 10-11:30am
Format: Live Streaming via Zoom 

Course Description:

The most successful organizations have crisis communcation plans in place. Having a strong plan will help your business maintain more seamless communication in times of crisis or other disruptions, and help your staff make the right decisions in a time of emergency. This program will help you identify what needs to be communicated and ensure it reaches the right audience.

Who Should Attend?

This is an ideal program for business owners, leaders, management, or anyone working in a public facing communications role, such as marketing or public relations. 

About the Instructor:

Deb Groeshel is a creative, entrepreneurial, and corporate communications professional with a proven track record of achieving desired results on-time and on-budget. She is a big-picture thinker who doesn't lose the details and she is highly skilled at developing brand messaging and communication strategies to create custom, targeted marketing and digital content to inform, engage, and motivate the ideal audience to take desired action.

Deb is accomplished at establishing successful relationships with cross-functional teams at all levels from Customer Service to C-Suite. She is adept at developing communications for distribution to multiple, unique audiences. Additionally, she has significant experience inspiring and managing multi-disciplinary creative teams to create positive-impact print and digital materials by providing creative, innovative, and custom solutions that meets budgets and ideas.





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