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Enroll Now for Spring Career and Professional Essentials Classes
Now is the time to advance your career! We tap into a vast pool community resources to provide exceptional programs taught by business leaders and industry experts. Not only can you learn something new, but you can also meet others with similar interests and leverage those contacts to create a network of professional and personal relationships.
To register for these classes, call 314-984-7777.
Feb. 24: Flawless Consulting
Flawless consulting affirms the notion that authentic behavior and personal relationships are the key to achieving technical and business success. By demonstrating your ability to be truly authentic at each step in the process, as a consultant, you can aim toward creating workplaces that are more collaborative and ultimately more successful. Through interactive discussions, you will learn the elements needed to achieve flawless consulting whether you are an internal or external consultant. One hour lunch on your own. Topics will include: Techniques are not enough, The agonies of contracting, Understanding resistance, Dealing with resistance, Preparing for feedback, The elements of engagement, The heart of the matter, Getting your expertise used, and more.
BUSN:765 | $79
C01 | W 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | James Lombardo
Feb. 24 | Corporate College 209
Mar. 1: Time Management for Your Best
Are you stressed with the amount of work you have to complete each day? Do interruptions and small tasks disrupt your work flow? Learn to increase the efficiency and quality of your work through better organization, planning, and prioritizing each day’s activities in a more effective, productive manner. With over 20 years’ experience in the corporate workplace, instructor Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs will share the essential skills necessary to maintain quality work and keep you on track while juggling and prioritizing deadlines.
BUSN:793 | $29
C01 | Tu 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs
March 1 | Corporate College 213
Mar. 2: Mastering the Art of Effective Facilitation
You have to pay attention to the process elements of meetings if you want them to be effective. With its focus on asking rather than telling, and listening to build consensus, facilitation is the new leadership idea and a core competency everyone needs. Through interactive activities, you’ll learn common process tools to make meetings easier and more productive, to identify the stages of team development, to identify the competencies linked to effective small group facilitation, and more. Lunch on your own.
BUSN:714 | $79
C01 | W 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | James Lombardo
March 2 | Corporate College 207
Mar. 9: Listening Beyond the Words: Building Communication Skills
Ineffective listening can block the success of any business. Are you hearing your customers’ needs and desires? Are your relationships with colleagues and co-workers harmonious? Learn to build skills that enhance your working and personal relationships. Class will focus on the fundamentals of effective listening and eliminating defensiveness in the communication process. You will discover blocks hindering good listening, build positive interaction, indepth listening skills, and appropriate feedback. Lunch on your own.
BUSN:713 | $59
C01 | W 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Jean Walters
March 9 | Corporate College 207
Starts Mar. 22: Building Business Confidence: Overcoming Personal Rejection
Are you feeling held back by concerns about what other people think of you? Your growth in business, sales, social, and family relationships can be affected by perceptions of rejection. Gaining perspective and insight is a valuable way to overcome this fear. When you follow the formula presented in this class, you will learn to increase your confidence and self-trust to improve your business advancement, professional, and social relationships, and interaction with family.
CPDV:765 | $55
651 | Tu 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | Jean Walters
March 22 – March 29 | Corporate College 210
Mar. 29: Bringing Out the Best in People and Managing the Conflicts
Effectively managing people in an organization leads to outstanding individual and organizational performance. Through interactive activities, you’ll learn how to identify and address behavioral causes of performance challenges, as well as maximize success of current strong performers. You’ll discover how to pinpoint key business results and significant behaviors that impact results. In addition, you’ll be able to provide objective, positive, and constructive feedback to bring out the best in others.
BUSN:745 | $79
C01 | Tu 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | James Lombardo
March 29 | Corporate College 209
Apr. 5: Present with Poise, Power and Punch
Want to overcome nervousness and deliver your best presentation ever? In this presentation skills course, leadership coach and professional development expert, Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs will assist you in gaining techniques to improve your ability to confidently communicate effectively, persuasively, and with presence using your own style. You’ll learn how to use body language for impact and discover ways to keep the attention of your audience. You’ll also learn how to develop and organize your presentation in an easy framework and respond to challenging questions.
BUSN:732 | $29
C01 | Tu 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs
April 5 | Corporate College 213