Enroll Now for Spring Career and Professional Essentials Classes

By on January 4, 2017
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.

Register by calling 314-984-7777 or online at https://classes.stlcc.edu/CE_Registration/.

Feb. 4: Bringing Out the Best in People and Managing the Conflicts

Effectively managing people in an organization leads to outstanding individual performances and great 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 | $39
C01 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | James Lombardo
February 4 | Corporate College 209

Feb. 21: Time Management for Your Personal 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. Instructor 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 9:00-11:00 a.m.
February 21 | Corporate College 207

Feb. 25: 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 a focus on asking rather than telling, and listening to build consensus, facilitation is the new leadership idea, the 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.
BUSN:714 | $39
C01 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | James Lombardo
February 25 | Corporate College 207

March 1: Your Emotional Intelligence and Why it Matters

Your IQ will get you in the door, but it’s your emotional intelligence (EI), your ability to connect and manage the emotions of yourself and others, that will determine how successful you are in your professional and personal life. Emotions are all around us, and it’s important to understand how to control them to cultivate productivity and positive relationships. In this interactive course, you’ll learn the domains of the emotional intelligence model and how to effectively apply these core competencies in the workplace and beyond for optimum success and to enhance your skills.
BUSN:713 | $39
C02 | W 9:30am-12:30 p.m.
March 1 | Corporate College 207

March 7: Present with Poise, Power and Punch

Want to overcome nervousness and deliver your best presentation ever? In this presentation skills course, a leadership coach and professional development expert 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 | $35
C01 | Tu 9:00-11:30 a.m.
March 7 | Corporate College 207

March 7: No Sweat Public Speaking

Speaking opportunities are business, career and leadership opportunities! Are you making the most of those speaking opportunities? Learn how to develop, practice and deliver Knock Your Socks Off presentations with – no sweat! Instructor will present: the components, parts and elements of a presentation; tips for taking a presentation from ‘blah’ to ‘ah’; and the fear of public speaking. Class taught by a local speaker, coach and author.
COMM:715 | $39
C50 | Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Fred Miller
March 7–21 | Corporate College 207

March 22: 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, in-depth listening skills and appropriate feedback. Lunch on your own.
BUSN:713 | $69
C01 | W 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Jean Walters
March 22 | Corporate College 207

April 1: 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. 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, and Getting your expertise used.
BUSN:765 | $39
C01 | Sa 8:30am-12:00 p.m. | James Lombardo
April 1 | Corporate College 209

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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