Seminars and Education

  • Learn about upcoming community classes, seminars and special events
  • Educate yourself on best business practices and new opportunities
  • Grow your company and become a successful business leader

Upcoming events

    • April 10, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • October 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • SBA District Office, Boise

    The Emerging Leaders program is for local small businesses on the brink of growth. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a three-year strategic growth action plan and a network of peers and industry experts.  

                

    Program Highlights

    • 17 -20 business owners

    Eligibility

    • Established business owners, been open for 3 years plus.
    • 400k in annual revenue
    • At least 1 other employee not including the owner.

    Summary

    • Five modules
    • Classroom-based sessions
    • CEO Mentoring Groups
    • Live Case presentations
    • Guest experts
    • Strategic Growth Action Plan™
    • 100 Total hours (class, homework, CEO Mentoring Groups)
    • 40 Classroom hours
    • 13 Classes

    Outcomes

    • 62% reported increase in revenue
    • 72% added or retained employees
    • 252.5 new jobs created (FTEs)
    • $300M in government contracts
    • Over $117M in institutional contracts
    • Over $20M in new financing
    • 70% reported being active in their communities
    Last week to register! Contact christian.pennington@sba.gov or call 208-334-9467


    • April 11, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • July 26, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Discover the attitudes that create a culture where people thrive and learn the skills that increase employee performance and productivity.


    As a participating leader, you will be immersed in fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences culminating in practical, on-the-job application. This four-part program is led by the Center's instructional team consisting of proven leaders from a variety of fields who all have one thing in common - a passion for developing others.

    Managing Self: May 1-2, 2018

    Leading Others: May 30-31, 2018

    Managing Processes: June 27-28, 2018

    Leading for Legacy: July 25-26, 2018

    Enroll in the complete series today, visit the Leadership Development Program web page. See below for registering for the individual sessions.

    Leadership Development Program - Leading for Legacy

    The measure of effective leadership is based on the lasting effects long after they are gone.

    As a leader grows, he or she begins to experience a shift in scope. They begin to think about the long-term results of their leadership - will they leave things better than they found them? Are they investing in the lives of their employees to help them be more competent and successful? Are they making decisions and changes now that will have positive results after they leave?

    In this session you will discover the five areas of Leading for Legacy; thinking and planning strategically, building alliances and relationships that produce win-win results, making ethical decisions that uphold and strengthen the core values of the organization, creating open and honest lines of communication with the people they report to, and initiating and driving meaningful changes.

    Wed.-Thu., Apr. 11-12, 2018

    Wed.-Thu., July 25-26, 2018

    8:30 am-4:30 pm

    Enroll in Leadership Development Program - Leading for Legacy







    • May 15, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 28, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Experience what does and doesn't work when building your team


    In this course, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses using the TTI Talent Insights Assessment. After looking at your personal strengths and weakness, participants will explore team dynamics through a hands-on experience in conjunction with the Boise Escape room. This hands-on "Escape" will be followed by a debrief allowing teams and individuals to see first-hand where strengths and dysfunctions lie.

    Enroll your team today! Be on your way to building a strong and dynamic team. Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Escape the Dysfunction web page.






    • May 22, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 28, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    The rules have changed - it's not how smart we are, but how well we handle ourselves and our relationships in the workplace that fuels our success.


    Working with Emotional Intelligence includes an assessment and analysis of your own skills and abilities, followed by an in-depth look at the keys to recognizing and using emotion toward building strong relationships and achieving outstanding results. You'll learn to recognize emotion in yourself as well as in others, adapt your communications accordingly, and propel your team to success. Competitive pressure requires more than strong technical skills; in fact, those are now the price of admission. Excellence demands those with a high EIQ, demonstrated by self-motivation, initiative and optimism - traits which create organizational resilience in the face of never-ending change.

    Working With Emotional Intelligence

    Enroll today! Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Working with Emotional Intelligence web page.





    • May 24, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 28, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    How to Interpret and Use Financial Information with Confidence


    If you can add, subtract, multiply and divide you can use "newly discovered" financial information to benefit you and your firm.

    We will cover a broad array of corporate finance topics which will assist the (non-financial) manager in making sound, well-thought out decisions and/or better understand what questions to ask.

    Enroll today! Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Finance for Non-Financial Managers web page.






    • June 14, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 28, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Performance management is more than a program or year-end process.


    Effective performance management helps to retain talent and move people and organizations forward. In this class, you will learn how to foster an environment where job satisfaction and fulfillment flourish, tapping into motivators that make a difference, providing meaningful feedback, and conducting evaluations that leverage success and inspire your team to excellence.

    Managing Performance and Inspiring Excellence

    Enroll today! Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Managing Performance and Inspiring Excellence web page.








    • June 19, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 20, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Awareness and action through human-centered creative problem solving.


    "If you want to innovate in a world that is constantly changing, you have to develop your ability to be fully aware of what is happening in the world around you, adopt an open state of mind, and learn to use effective tools."

    The methodology has been practiced and made popular by design firm IDEO and Stanford's d.School. While Design Thinking has been employed by product designers for some time, increasingly, non-profits, government agencies, NGOs, and schools are using the methodology to drive change and innovation because of its accessibility and success in producing creative results.

    Enroll today! Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Design Thinking for the Mindful Leader web page.







    • June 27, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 28, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Discover the attitudes that create a culture where people thrive and learn the skills that increase employee performance and productivity.


    As a participating leader, you will be immersed in fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences culminating in practical, on-the-job application. This four-part program is led by the Center's instructional team consisting of proven leaders from a variety of fields who all have one thing in common - a passion for developing others.

    Managing Self: May 1-2, 2018

    Leading Others: May 30-31, 2018

    Managing Processes: June 27-28, 2018

    Leading for Legacy: July 25-26, 2018

    Enroll in the complete series today, visit the Leadership Development Program web page. See below for registering for the individual sessions.

    Leadership Development Program - Managing Processes

    As a leader, you can quickly increase your team's effectiveness and overall efficiency, by using proven process tools.

    In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice process improvement in the following areas; customer care, project management, decision-making, problem-solving, and delegation.

    Enroll in Leadership Development Program - Managing Processes






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