Professional Development

UW-BSC Continuing Education offers a variety of non-credit professional development opportunities for students and community members.

Fall 2014 Professional Development Classes

 

LEADERSHIP AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

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Instructors: Stephan Hiroshi Gilchrist & Kshinte Brathwaite
Leaders with high emotional intelligence have more productive working relationships, greater personal integrity, and more successful goal achievement and productivity. Emotional intelligence can be described as leading and reasoning with emotion or using thinking skills applied to relationships. Thought, reason and emotion can and should work together. This class will provide you with a general overview for understanding emotional intelligence and how your awareness can impact your success as a leader.

Friday, November 7 • 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Rodem’s Room, Aural Umhoefer Classroom Building
Fee: $89

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE

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Instructor: Jack Harkins
Founder of Harkins Leadership Development Corporation
Attend this seminar and gain the communication skills you need to “de-stress” your difficult relationships on the job. The key is listening. Learn a systematic approach to becoming a better communicator by first becoming a better listener. Instructor Jack Harkins will walk you through why we should listen, why we don’t listen very well and how to become a better listener. This class will give you the tools – not gimmicks and games – to become a better listener. It will also make life much more interesting for you. This class is introspective and thought provoking.

Thursday, October 16 • 9-11 am
Rodem’s Room, Aural Umhoefer Classroom Building
Fee $59

BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE SUPERVISOR

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Instructor: Jack Harkins
Founder of Harkins Leadership Development Corporation
Learn the latest in leadership skills while gaining valuable management insight. Learn how to:
• Balance workplace conflict with proactive resolution
• Recharge your team’s emotional battery & turn the negative into positive
• Inspire quality at all levels of the organization
• Deliver criticism without creating conflict
• Eliminate the fear of confronting employees
• Handle employees with bad attitudes
• Attract, retain, and inspire quality employees

Thursday, November 20 • 8:30-11:00 am
Rodem’s Room, Aural Umhoefer Classroom Building
Fee $79