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The Center for Corporate and Professional Education

New and Emerging Manager

Essential Skills for the New and Emerging Manager (WGB155-62)


with Rich Weissman

Calendar Sep 16, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

Date: Thursdays, 9/16/21-9/30/21
Time: 9am-12pm
Format: This class is offered in a hybrid format. The sessions on 9/16 and 9/30 will be held in person in Hyannis while the 9/23 session will take place LIVE via Zoom with the instructor from 9a-12p. The Hyannis Center is located at 540 Main Street, Hyannis. 

Course Description:

In the New and Emerging Manager Program, students will analyze the traditional and leading-edge fundamentals of management and develop and hone a personal management style that best suits them and their company. Students will explore the differences and similarities of managing and leading, identify issues around employee motivation and employee development, improve the use of teams and teamwork, enhance communication, and explore diversity, cultural, and generational issues in the workplace. By the end of this session students will not only be better managers, but a more valuable employee that will be appreciated by their own management team.

Who Should Attend?

This is a great program for someone looking to become a manager or for someone who just received a promotion to a management level position. This course is also ideal for employers who may be looking to promote a new manager on their team. 

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.

Managing Like a Coach (WGB156-62)


with Polly Goddard

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 10 am

Date: Thursday, 9/30/21, 1 session
Time: 10-11:30am
Format: Remove/Live Streaming via Zoom 

Course Description:

Traditional management skills typically rely on directing, solving, and telling while managing like a coach delves into exploring possibilities, creating open communication channels, challenging assumptions, partnering, and supporting long-term growth which benefits both the employee and the organization. Shifting into coaching mode while managing people can help empower employees, encourage solution-minded engagement, and create more effective relationships that will allow managers to better leverage skills, knowledge and abilities. Whether you’re hoping to become a manager or are a new or seasoned manager, coaching is a great skill to add to your tool-kit. It is also a really helpful skill in non-management situations.

Who Should Attend?

This is a great program for anyone responsible for managing a team or anyone who is looking to hone their communication and team building skills. 

About the Instructor:

With over 15 years of experience employing coaching principles and over 25 years in training and development, certified professional coach Polly Goddard has honed her skills in engaging individuals, leaders, managers and teams in a development process that drives forward momentum through coaching and/or consulting. Polly’s ability to create connections with people across a variety of demographics allows clients to identify opportunities and/or challenges and address them to increase awareness, enhance outcomes, and engage in development toward greater satisfaction.

Problem, Process, People: Tools to Manage Projects with Remote and/or Onsite Team Members (WPG580-62)


with Irene Mauch

Calendar Nov 16, 2021 at 3 pm

Date: Tuesday, 11/16/21, 1 session
Time: 3-4:30pm
Format: Live Streaming via Zoom 

Course Description:

In the past 18 to 24 months, we have been forced to change our "normal" work routines, including how we interact with colleagues. This unplanned course shift placed a spotlight on the strengths and gaps in our processes. Take, for example, embracing video conferencing tools. We quickly learned that engaging folks on a video call required more than implementing technology and activating zoom features.

Productively engaging remote team members calls for greater transparency plus deliberate planning and communicating. In this hands-on workshop, we focus on digital project management techniques/tools designed to engage and manage co-located or distributed teams and impact your project's outcome.

We begin the session with a lively exercise called "What's the Problem?". Participants will use an interactive whiteboard to frame a project's problem statement and charter to guide their teams directionally. 

The tools shared in this session are proven techniques that engage people more effectively. Equally important, based on the session's dynamics and format, participants will have the skills to implement these techniques immediately. For example, a participant can apply The Project Canvas tool to a current work project to assess gaps or provide a team update. Using The Project Canvas tool's format as a guide, a team can quickly gauge alignment and discuss expectations.

Who Should Attend?

1) Any staff member who leads projects that require input from other participants or stakeholders.

2) Anyone looking for practical, interactive whiteboard tools.

3) Ideal for team development

About the Instructor:

Irene Mauch leads the Mauch Group. Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, she earned a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University, where her lifelong interest in empowering individuals and businesses to work better, was sparked. She continuously supplements her formal learning experience, including LEAN Six Sigma and Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications, and, most recently, MIT Sloan Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management.

While education and experience are crucial, Irene’s demeanor and passion for helping others contribute equally to her success. This helps her to ask the right questions and listen carefully to her clients’ answers. It drives her to dig for the countless factors and difference-making details that surround problems and reveal solutions.

Prior to launching the Mauch Group, Irene’s multidisciplinary background in management, IT, and marketing facilitated her career advancement through General Motors and The Boston Globe, a subsidiary of The New York Times Co, Inc. Irene has cultivated a unique ability to approach issues holistically, spot patterns, and find clarity in the chaos of everyday business.

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