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Leadership Essentials for Project Management Excellence
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Leadership Essentials for Project Management Excellence

$219

with Mary Loden

Project managers need the right reports, support, tools, and training to be effective in their roles. Firm leaders are responsible for providing the right environment for PMs to grow, thrive, and succeed. This course gives firm leaders the knowledge and tools they need to create the right structure for success of their PMs. The course will cover the importance of defining the project management role, providing the right monitoring and controlling tools, creating internal support roles, appropriate apprenticing techniques, developing appropriate key performance indicators, and incentivizing the right behaviors. The course is taught with a combination of lecture and class discussions.

Learning Goals

  • Students will be able to describe the appropriate reports that project managers need to effectively manage projects and the difference between project management reports, operations reports, and financial accounting reports.
  • Students will be able to describe methods and techniques that provide the appropriate learning environment for new and emerging PMs in their organization.
  • Students will be able to develop the appropriate key performance indicators (KPIs) for the project managers in their organization.

Who Should Attend
This is a great program for public and private sector leaders responsible for providing, vision, direction and motivation to others in project managment roles in addition to managing their own projects.

About the Instructor
Mary Loden, PE, PMP, MBA is Principal Consultant of Compass Management Consulting LLC.  With over 30 years of experience in the engineering, architecture, and environmental consulting industry, Mary is an effective leader, trainer, consultant, and project manager. She has trained and developed systems for project managers in firms of all sizes.  Mary also enjoys mentoring the next generation of project managers, teaching project management at several colleges in the region.

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

Edit Like a Pro: Adobe Photoshop for Photography (WIT225-64)

$49

with Keith Conforti

Calendar Dec 15, 2022 at 6 pm

This Adobe Photoshop course teaches you how to edit your photos like a pro. You will learn sizing, cropping, retouching, masks, layers and coloring. Also offered are tips and shortcuts so you’ll know everything you need to do to create the best possible versions of your photographs. You will complete a series of photo projects that will put your skills to the test. Your instructor, a professional photographer with years of Photoshop experience, will review your work and give you feedback.

Class Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

Microsoft Excel Advanced in the Workplace

$219

with Elaine Moore

Calendar Jan 10, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This hands-on session will explore additional formulas and functions and address absolute verse relative cell referencing, multiple worksheets and displaying of data using charts.

This interactive session is appropriate for users that need to customize their worksheets, present data through charts, and/or develop long-range spreadsheets for data tracking. Attendees will learn how to expand their knowledge and use of functions and the creation of charts.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Functions in Excel
  • Cell Referencing
  • Creating and Linking Multiple sheets in a Workbook
  • Creating Charts
  • Filtering and Sorting Data
  • Preparing Data for Creating a Pivot Table
  • Inserting and Using a Pivot Table

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for individuals who are looking to learn more and enhance their MS Excel skills in the workplace. Individuals are encouraged to bring current spreadsheet projects with them to work on in real-time. 

Class Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement! 
Click here for eligibility and application process information. 

Entrepreneurial Mindset Training: The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (WGB037-65)

$359

with Mindy Kole

Calendar Jan 23, 2023 at 4 pm

Gallup reports that only one-third of employees (34%) in the US were engaged with their work in 2021, and 16% were actively disengaged in their work and workplace.*  This is a serious problem for today’s employers as disengaged employees are less productive, less motivated, and often result in short staffing and costly turnover for the organization.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential learning program designed to immerse participants in real-world experiences that enables them to develop entrepreneurial attitudes and skills.

Inspired by the life story of Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program draws on eight fundamental concepts that were distilled from more than ten years of research including hundreds of interviews with successful entrepreneurs.

Throughout the course, participants will examine the underlying beliefs and assumptions that empower entrepreneurs to identify and evaluate new opportunities, overcome obstacles, and create success regardless of where they start.

By investing your time in this course, and committing to learning how to have an entrepreneurial mindset, 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.

*Gallup. (2022, January 7). U.S. employee engagement drops for first year in a decade. Gallup.com. https://www.gallup.com/workplace/388481/employee-engagement-drops-first-year-decade.aspx

Who Should Attend?
This certified facilitator-led 6-week course is designed for business owners, managers, team members, and employees of all types of organizations who want to be more productive and motivated, feel energized by work, be creative and solve problems, achieve goals, and contribute to the mission of the organization.

Course Format:
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!

Course ID #1137201. Click here for eligibility and application process information. 

Leadership Mindset Essentials (WPG611-65)

$329

with Mindy Kole

Calendar Jan 31, 2023 at 4 pm

Senior leadership shoulders a great deal of responsibility, not the least of which is managing the managers. In this advanced-level class, executives will develop sophisticated management strategies for coaching and directing the management team whether they lead traditional or distributed teams. 

Most companies have highly driven people in management positions as well as employees who are not reaching their full potential. Leaders will be challenged in this virtual, instructor-led course through presentations, group discussions, and small group activities to identify how they can use a combination of practical skills and inspiration to take individual managers as well as the organization to the next level.

Topics Include:

  • Strategic Leadership and Change Management
  • Communication and Conflict Management
  • Recruitment, Retention, and Performance Management
  • Business Growth and Organizational Impact

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand effective change models
  • Understand the difference between strategic and operational mindsets
  • Identify current and future company culture
  • Develop coaching and communication skills
  • Develop negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Reframe recruiting and performance management as retention strategies
  • Learn best practices in decision making based on profitability reports

Who Should Attend
Company executives, directors, vice-presidents, executive directors, senior managers, and business owners will benefit from this course’s content, tools, supplemental material, and most importantly the dynamic peer conversations.

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
Click here for eligibility and application process information. 


Microsoft Excel Essentials in the Workplace

$219

with Elaine Moore

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

This hands-on class will focus on the logic and power of this powerful program. Students will learn not only the basics, but several tips and tricks available to allow the creation of spreadsheets in a fraction of the time.

This interactive session is recommended for all levels. Attendees will be able to create a basic spreadsheet with formulas and functions in less than three minutes.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Types of Input
  • Writing Simple Formulas
  • Writing Simple Functions
  • Formatting in a Flash
  • Functions in Excel
  • Cell Referencing
  • Creating and Linking Multiple sheets in a workbook
  • Creating Charts
  • Writing reports and letters that are used in an employee’s role

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for individuals who are looking to learn more and enhance their MS Excel skills in the workplace. Individuals are encouraged to bring current spreadsheet projects with them to work on in real-time. 

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions.   

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
Click here for eligibility and application process information.

Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Exam Prep Course

$1,399

with Kimberly Matthews

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

The SHRM-CP certification is for individuals that perform general HR/HR-related duties; or for those pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.

Candidates for the SHRM-CP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply; however, a basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles is recommended.

The SHRM-CP exam is designed to assess the competency level of those who engage in HR work at the operational level. Work at this level includes duties such as implementing HR policies, supporting day-to-day HR functions, or serving as an HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders.

Refer to the SHRM BASK for detailed information on proficiency standards for this credential (i.e., Proficiency Indicators only For All HR Professionals).

Course Format:
This is offered in an online/remote learning capacity with remote sessions on 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5 and 4/19 from 6-9pm. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
Click here for eligibility and application process information. 


Payment plan available: $700 deposit plus 8 payments of $77.66, paid weekly. Final payment of $77.72.

Microsoft Excel Advanced in the Workplace

$219

with Elaine Moore

Calendar Mar 21, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

This hands-on session will explore additional formulas and functions and address absolute verse relative cell referencing, multiple worksheets and displaying of data using charts.

This interactive session is appropriate for users that need to customize their worksheets, present data through charts, and/or develop long-range spreadsheets for data tracking. Attendees will learn how to expand their knowledge and use of functions and the creation of charts.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Functions in Excel
  • Cell Referencing
  • Creating and Linking Multiple sheets in a Workbook
  • Creating Charts
  • Filtering and Sorting Data
  • Preparing Data for Creating a Pivot Table
  • Inserting and Using a Pivot Table

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for individuals who are looking to learn more and enhance their MS Excel skills in the workplace. Individuals are encouraged to bring current spreadsheet projects with them to work on in real-time. 

Class Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement! 
Click here for eligibility and application process information. 





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