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Manage Time & Priorities to Boost Productivity and Reduce Stress (WPG575-62)

$179

with Dianne Klayman

Calendar Dec 2, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Thursday, 12/2/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-3:30pm, with a :30 minute lunch break
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis


Course Description:

“You never seem to have enough time, yet you have all the time there is. The problem is not a shortage of time, but how you choose to use that time.” (anon)

Time  management  and  stress  management are two key components to succeeding in life. Creating a system to identify, evaluate, and eliminate distractors and stressors will lead to a more productive and efficient life, inside and outside of work. In this course, you will learn how to earn more time and be less stressed by identifying time wasters, and creating solutions to overcome them.

Who Should Attend?

If you are a procrastinator or an over-thinker; if you feel unorganized or are easily distracted, then this program is for you! Come learn every day tips and tricks to avoid interruptions, meet your goals and lose the stress while taking back control of your time and productivity!

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.

Harnessing the Power of Strategic Planning (WPG594-62)
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Harnessing the Power of Strategic Planning (WPG594-62)

$99

with Rich Weissman

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 implementation plan to achieve them. 

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.

 

Clearing Productivity Hurdles: Strategies to Feel Accomplished at the End of Your Work Day (WPG612-66)

$219

with Jen Vondenbrink

Calendar Feb 2, 2022 at 2 pm

The pace of work today has accelerated. With easier ways to communicate, connect, and meet,  work time feels compressed. Add to that potential staff shortage, and it leads to what is called “attention residue,” which develops when the pace of work requires leaving one task for another. Although trying to be present in the new task, the brain keeps the other task alive. With old and new tasks intertwined, leaders and employees alike feel overwhelmed. 

Productivity is also affected as teams become more distributed instead of working in traditional office environments. Distributed teams require individual self-leadership to manage and communicate about their workload in different ways than before. Without these skills, individuals feel unaccomplished at the end of the workday.

Through presentations, group discussions, and small group activities participants will gain a feeling of control over their time. Between sessions, they will be encouraged to use the tools, resources, and supplemental provided during their workday. When they return, they will have opportunities to problem-solve with the group. 

Topics included:

  • Challenges to being productive in today’s workplace
  • Myths of multitasking
  • Prioritizing tools and tactics
  • Leveraging tools already in place 
  • Communicating about workload with others

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the risk of multitasking and what it means to mindfully multitask
  • Learn and practice how to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Learn how to tap into the power of their calendars
  • Understand the limitations of the brain as a productivity tool
  • Learn ways to communicate about workload in today’s workplace
  • How to leverage the time available to get work done 

By investing your time in this session, and committing to use some of the tactics, you will see a life-long return on that investment that will not only benefit you today, but in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Who Should Attend
This virtual, instructor-led course is designed for business owners, managers, team members, and employees struggling to maintain boundaries between professional and personal time. They also may struggle to find the time during the day to get work done because of the increased number of meetings or unplanned interruptions.  

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your office! This course is offered remotely using Zoom. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of class.

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
This course is eligible for the Commonwealth Corporation Express Program funds. Danielle Dupuis, Program Coordinator, will help employers complete an Express Program application at least three weeks prior to the start of training. Additional training topics and group training rates are also available for Express Program reimbursement. To learn more about qualifying for Express Program funds, please contact Danielle at 508-375-5015 or ddupuis@capecod.eduWe promise you, the application process is quick and simple! 

Project Management Essentials (WPG029-66)

$219

with Frank Hughes

Calendar Feb 16, 2022 at 9 am

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.

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your office! This course is offered remotely using Zoom. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of class.

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
This course is eligible for the Commonwealth Corporation Express Program funds. Danielle Dupuis, Program Coordinator, will help employers complete an Express Program application at least three weeks prior to the start of training. Additional training topics and group training rates are also available for Express Program reimbursement. To learn more about qualifying for Express Program funds, please contact Danielle at 508-375-5015 or ddupuis@capecod.eduWe promise you, the application process is quick and simple! 

Clearing Productivity Hurdles: Strategies to Feel Accomplished at the End of Your Work Day (WPG612-68)

$219

with Jen Vondenbrink

Calendar Mar 22, 2022 at 9 am

The pace of work today has accelerated. With easier ways to communicate, connect, and meet,  work time feels compressed. Add to that potential staff shortage, and it leads to what is called “attention residue,” which develops when the pace of work requires leaving one task for another. Although trying to be present in the new task, the brain keeps the other task alive. With old and new tasks intertwined, leaders and employees alike feel overwhelmed. 

Productivity is also affected as teams become more distributed instead of working in traditional office environments. Distributed teams require individual self-leadership to manage and communicate about their workload in different ways than before. Without these skills, individuals feel unaccomplished at the end of the workday.

Through presentations, group discussions, and small group activities participants will gain a feeling of control over their time. Between sessions, they will be encouraged to use the tools, resources, and supplemental provided during their workday. When they return, they will have opportunities to problem-solve with the group. 

Topics included:

  • Challenges to being productive in today’s workplace
  • Myths of multitasking
  • Prioritizing tools and tactics
  • Leveraging tools already in place 
  • Communicating about workload with others

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the risk of multitasking and what it means to mindfully multitask
  • Learn and practice how to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Learn how to tap into the power of their calendars
  • Understand the limitations of the brain as a productivity tool
  • Learn ways to communicate about workload in today’s workplace
  • How to leverage the time available to get work done 

By investing your time in this session, and committing to use some of the tactics, you will see a life-long return on that investment that will not only benefit you today, but in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Who Should Attend
This virtual, instructor-led course is designed for business owners, managers, team members, and employees struggling to maintain boundaries between professional and personal time. They also may struggle to find the time during the day to get work done because of the increased number of meetings or unplanned interruptions.  

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your office! This course is offered remotely using Zoom. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of class.

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
This course is eligible for the Commonwealth Corporation Express Program funds. Danielle Dupuis, Program Coordinator, will help employers complete an Express Program application at least three weeks prior to the start of training. Additional training topics and group training rates are also available for Express Program reimbursement. To learn more about qualifying for Express Program funds, please contact Danielle at 508-375-5015 or ddupuis@capecod.eduWe promise you, the application process is quick and simple! 





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