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Professional Development Series

Each interactive workshop in the Professional Development Series will focus on critical aspects of operations excellence in the workplace. Practical models, concepts, and tools will be introduced and practiced in each workshop for next-day implementation.

Cost: Fifteen percent discounts are available for three or more participants from the same organization, or for individuals registering for three or more workshops. Contact cbed@iupuc.edu to obtain a promotional code that you can use during registration. Registrants MUST use the code during registration in order to receive the discount. Discount does not apply to Emotional Intelligence (EQI) and Transition to Supervision workshops.

Course location: Arvin Center for Graduate Business Education at IUPUC
4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Participants can register for the entire series or select only the workshops that are most appropriate. Earn a special “Professional  Development Certificate” upon completion of five or more workshops.

Coaching and Developing Employees covers important topics such as: attributes of an effective coach, creating an environment that fosters coaching, planning for impact in coaching sessions, questioning and listening techniques, and application planning. Presented by: Greg Knudson 

Date: June 14, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Cost: $160

Leadership success in ones career and life requires more than just good technical skills, experience, intelligence, vision and hard work. While these attributes are important, to make a difference and truly succeed as an effective manager and leader, one needs to add the five components of emotional intelligence. These include; self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and people skills. EQI 2.0 is one of the most scientifically validated intelligence instruments available today. This instrument measures the interaction between a person and his / her environment, a key determinant of emotional intelligence and social functioning. The complete overview, coaching and feedback report presents results in both numerical and graphical (bar graph) form, and has application for greater organizational effectiveness, succession planning, and leadership development through coaching, development and performance management. Presented by: Greg Knudson 

Discount does not apply

Date: March 8, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Cost: $370

Personal Leadership Development explores the best definitions and attributes of leadership, investigates the critical levels of leadership, provides techniques to develop your unique personal leadership skills, and covers continuous improvement thinking to enhance these leadership skills. Presented by: Greg Knudson 

Date: April 12, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Cost: $370

Professional Communications in Todays Workplace is a special business program designed for all professionals who work and communicate daily with colleagues, associates, team members at various levels, suppliers and customers. This workshop provides each participant with an understanding of the business and personal case for excellent business communications.  The session examines the framework for understanding the six universal elements of the communication process by concentrating on the obstacles that create misunderstanding and the successful behaviors and best practices that overcome obstacles to be more effective in the workplace – highlighting written, electronic, verbal and non-verbal communication approaches. The session also focuses on the value of asking effective questions, active listening and paraphrasing to better understand issues and reduce the chances of conflict and disagreement among team associates. 

Date: February 21, 2017

Time: 9 am to noon.

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Cost: $160

Whether your job involves procurement, accounting, safety, HR, IT or engineering, you are probably involved in managing projects to one degree or another. Project Management is designed to equip project leaders with the essential tools they need to successfully manage projects regardless of their business function or position in the company or on the organization chart. This hands-on workshop covers the professional tools and strategies needed to define and document project requirements, attain buy-in from project stakeholders, delegate tasks, create milestones, monitor progress and close projects on time and within budget. Presented by: Jon Padfield

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Cost: $320

Time Management provides practical tools, models and methods to address the frustrations of never having time to complete all work and manage our days in an effective and efficient manner. Learn some of the critical strategies in taking control and “getting things done” including goal-setting and alignment, commitment, persistence and focus, planning, managing priorities and tasks, avoiding procrastination, eliminating distractions, and changing your habits. Presented by: Greg Knudson 

Date: February 8, 2017

Time: 9am to 12pm

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Cost: $160