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Upcoming events

    • February 15, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • May 25, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Become a Leader People Will Follow


    Grow as a leader - discover the leadership attitudes and learn and apply the skills that increase employee performance and productivity, improve employee performance, and create a culture where people thrive.

    The Leadership Development Program, which consists of four parts, develops great leaders for any organization.

    This learning experience is led by the Center's instructional team consisting of proven leaders from a variety of fields who have a passion for developing others. Leaders will participate in fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences culminating in practical, on-the-job application.

    Here's what you will learn:

    The characteristics and skills of a trustworthy leader

    The principles and practices that develop people to be the best they can be at what they do

    The necessary abilities for creating and maintaining quality work processes

    The principles for creating a work culture that will outlive the leader's presence

    Main topics include:

    Managing Self

    Leadership is not something you do - it's something you are.

    There is a direct correlation between one's ability to self-manage and their effectiveness as a leader. In this course you will examine the five core values of self-management; managing authority with humility, communicating effectively, managing time with purpose, displaying and maintaining emotional health, and personal versatility. The course process will include a discussion on what it means to lead, a discovery of the behaviors effective leaders exemplify, an opportunity for self-reflection and evaluation, and the challenge to create a plan for developing the leader within.

    Leading Others

    The job of a leader is to help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    People respond to leadership when their purpose is made clear, their talents are used, their efforts are recognized, their accomplishments are rewarded, and their leader cares. In this course, you will examine the essentials of Leading Others; creating a climate of trust where people thrive, discovering and developing the skills and talents of individuals, building team cohesiveness and productivity, and helping the team fulfill their purpose in the organization.

    Managing Processes

    If a person can't describe what they do as a process... they don't know what they are doing.

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

    Leading for Legacy

    Egocentric leaders leave a mess. Charismatic leaders leave a hole. But effective leaders leave a 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? In this course 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.

    Who Should Attend

    Leaders with direct supervisory and management responsibilities who are seeking to develop character-based leadership skills that will help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    Groups

    Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization. Call (208) 426-1709.

    Visit the Leadership Development Program web pages today for more information and to register.


    • February 23, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • May 23, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian


    View the Experience Innovation™ video on YouTube

    Experience Innovation™ is an expert-guided innovation simulation that reveals the fundamentals of IDEO's human-centered design approach.

    Experience Innovation challenges participants to flex their creativity to solve a realistic and complex design challenge. In the process, teams will engage with the terms, techniques and thought patterns of successful innovators.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the EXPERIENCE INNOVATION™ web page.



    • February 28, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • May 23, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Become a Leader People Will Follow


    Grow as a leader - discover the leadership attitudes and learn and apply the skills that increase employee performance and productivity, improve employee performance, and create a culture where people thrive.

    The Leadership Development Program, which consists of four parts, develops great leaders for any organization.

    This learning experience is led by the Center's instructional team consisting of proven leaders from a variety of fields who have a passion for developing others. Leaders will participate in fast-paced, hands-on learning experiences culminating in practical, on-the-job application.

    Here's what you will learn:

    The characteristics and skills of a trustworthy leader

    The principles and practices that develop people to be the best they can be at what they do

    The necessary abilities for creating and maintaining quality work processes

    The principles for creating a work culture that will outlive the leader's presence

    Main topics include:

    Managing Self

    Leadership is not something you do - it's something you are.

    There is a direct correlation between one's ability to self-manage and their effectiveness as a leader. In this course you will examine the five core values of self-management; managing authority with humility, communicating effectively, managing time with purpose, displaying and maintaining emotional health, and personal versatility. The course process will include a discussion on what it means to lead, a discovery of the behaviors effective leaders exemplify, an opportunity for self-reflection and evaluation, and the challenge to create a plan for developing the leader within.

    Leading Others

    The job of a leader is to help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    People respond to leadership when their purpose is made clear, their talents are used, their efforts are recognized, their accomplishments are rewarded, and their leader cares. In this course, you will examine the essentials of Leading Others; creating a climate of trust where people thrive, discovering and developing the skills and talents of individuals, building team cohesiveness and productivity, and helping the team fulfill their purpose in the organization.

    Managing Processes

    If a person can't describe what they do as a process... they don't know what they are doing.

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

    Leading for Legacy

    Egocentric leaders leave a mess. Charismatic leaders leave a hole. But effective leaders leave a 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? In this course 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.

    Who Should Attend

    Leaders with direct supervisory and management responsibilities who are seeking to develop character-based leadership skills that will help people become the best that they can be at what they do.

    Groups

    Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization. Call (208) 426-1709.

    Visit the Leadership Development Program web pages today for more information and to register.


    • March 08, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • May 23, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Only 7% of communication is related to the spoken word. 

    Come discover the OTHER 93%.


    Learn to identify and utilize nonverbal communication in specific ways that will help resolve conflicts more effectively.

    Conflict is unavoidable and a solid understanding of nonverbal communication is a key advantage that produces more powerful results. Explore the communication process from the perspective of how information is conveyed using micro expressions and other nonverbal communication with an emphasis on conflict. 

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

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Nonverbal Communication and Conflict web page.  



    • March 17, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • May 23, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Your success depends on effective communication, especially via email


    By 2017, experts expect that over 132 billion business emails will be sent and received per day.

    This course focuses on planning and writing emails that are clear, concise, and productive. You will practice with online tools, revise sample emails, and enhance your own emails, including content, format, and key components.

    Making Emails Work for You

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Making Emails Work for You web page.



    • April 25, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • A New Vintage Wine Shop, 1400 N. Eagle Rd., Meridian




    • April 27, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 28, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian


    This is an exciting and pivotal time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organizations. The profession is no longer just about what you know - but how you do your job.

    The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credentials are poised to become the new standard for HR professionals worldwide, as they are among the first HR certifications that focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills and behavioral competencies.

    Ensure you're prepared with SHRM Human Resources Certification Exam Prep, designed for SHRM credential candidates. This intensive four-day program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

    SHRM Human Resources Certification Exam Prep

    Thu.-Fri., Apr. 27-28, 2017

    Thu.-Fri., May 4-5, 2017

    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Let Us Guide You to Success.

    Our course is based on the NEW 2016 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules teaching the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), and online resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

    By attending our course, you'll benefit from:

    * An experienced, certified instructor

    * The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool.

    * A structured learning experience that keeps you on track.

    * Opportunities to network and learn from your peers

    * Tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs)

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    For more information and to enroll, visit the SHRM Human Resources Certification Exam Prep web page.


    • May 04, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • May 05, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian


    You will discover ways to improve all your writing tasks, including reports, letters, and emails. In addition, you will learn the direct and indirect approaches to writing, which guides you when organizing your message.  

    Don't miss this opportunity! Enroll and be on your way to gaining new advanced business writing skills. Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.  

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Writing for Clarity in Business web page.  



    • May 09, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • May 12, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    "The first and most important choice a leader has to make is the choice to serve, without which one's capacity to lead is severely limited."

    - Robert Greenleaf


    Affect positive changes as a leader by helping others become the best they can be at what they do.

    Many associate the idea of leadership with words like power, authority, and charisma. But historically those people who have actually made lasting positive change know that true leadership is much more about developing individuals and building community around a shared purpose. This course will introduce the fundamentals of Servant Leadership.

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

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Becoming a Servant Leader web page.



    • May 11, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 12, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam Preparation


    Our 4-Day PMP® Exam Prep Course is comprehensive, accelerated, and focused on a single goal: equip students with the knowledge and techniques they need to pass PMI's Project Management Professional and PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management certification exams. With four days of intense focus and all the necessary live instruction, materials and post-class support you need to pass, you'll have everything required for success.

    Thursday-Friday

    May 11-12, 2017

    May 18-19, 2017

    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Enroll TODAY and be prepared for your PMP/CAPM examination. Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the

    Project Management Exam Preparation Courses (PMP/CAPM) web page.



    • May 15, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 17, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Success at work depends on the ability to solve conflict efficiently while maintaining optimal workflow.


    Whether your goal is to complete the training hours necessary to obtain a professional mediation certification or seek key skills necessary to drive an effective workplace mediation program, this course teaches enhanced skills that will take your abilities to resolve conflicts to a higher level.

    Advanced Mediation Training - 40-Hour

    Mon.-Wed.

    May 15-17, 2017

    and

    Tue.-Wed.

    May 23-24, 2017

    8 a.m-5 p.m.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Advanced Mediation Training - 40 hour web page.



    • May 17, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    You are unique - 1 in 33 million. Maximize your special set of strengths to increase workplace satisfaction and build strong teams. Invest in developing your natural talent themes to increase productivity, teamwork, engagement, and happiness.


    This workshop will lay the groundwork for discovering and exploring your top five StrengthsFinder® themes on an individual level. Analyze your talents using the Gallup StrengthsFinder® 2.0 assessment results in an interactive, informative environment, and explore the role of talents and strengths in the workplace. This session includes action-planning to maximize your strengths for individual performance and application within a team environment. Use this knowledge to understand how your strengths impact others, can be leveraged in leadership, and helping build engaged, effective teams.

    Introduction to StrengthsFinder ®

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Introduction to StrengthsFinder® web page.


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