Management, Soft Skills, and Career Training

Effective Project Management
This exciting, fast-paced project management course will provide an overview of project management principles, concepts, tools, and techniques using lecture, interactive discussion, and case studies. You will have the opportunity to apply course learning to a stimulated class project from project conception, design, and implementation to completion and project close, emulating the project management life cycle. The 9 hours from this course counts towards the total 35 hours of training for the PMP certification. (9 hours) $199
Thursday, March 7, 14, 21 from 6p - 9p      
Bedford  Building: North Academic Hall, Room NA 117
Course Number CAR 973-75   CRN: 20249
Instrutor: UMAR

Your resume and cover letter are likely the first documents that a hiring manager sees to get an idea of your work history. In this class you will learn how to emphasize your soft skills and your experience to produce a results-oriented resume. Most important, you will learn tips on getting past applicant tracking software. We will also touch on the importance of cover letters and how to make them stand out. We will discuss how to assemble a LinkedIn profile that helps you stand out from other job seekers. Come away with tips on access to networking, a key resource for jobseekers. Ms. Stewart is a certified coach from the Coactive Training Institute and holds a degree from Boston University Wheelock College of Education. (3 hours) $50
Tuesday, April 2 and APril 9     6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online with class meeting times
Course Number: CAR 995 30  CRN: 20313               
Instructor: STEWART

Making Diversity Training Work
Award-winning author and Senior Organizational Development Consultant Laura Kangas will share insights from over 25 years of successful international consulting on how to make diversity training work. This interactive workshop will take an honest, practical, and realistic look at what research has shown does not work, and what does help support real and long-term successful 
change in diversity, equity, and inclusion work for all types of organization - big and small, profit and non-profit, across all industries. Workshop will include self-reflection, small group sharing, stories from real organizations, and a spirit 
of learning from each other in the most positive ways. Participants will have opportunities to strengthen their skills in DEI leadership through various exercises. This workshop combines current research with effective practices and experiences in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion today. The workshop offers the chance to deepen DEI understanding in a safe, fun, and supportive environment. (7 hours) $179

03/01                 9:00am - 4:00pm            Friday
Bedford Campus      Building: Trustees House Galvani Room
Course Number: CAR 833 30 CRN: 20311
Professor: KANGAS

Women in Business: Managing Our Careers to Support Our Dreams
The 2023 Nobel Prize winner in Economics, Harvard University’s 
Claudia Golden was recognized for her research on women in the labor market. Her focus was on the ever persistent facts of pay gaps and promotional opportunities between men and women. This course will focus on sharing leading-edge research on women in business, as well as meaningful exercises focused on developing strategies to support career development and managing one’s career. Participants will have an opportunity 
for self-reflection, goal setting, networking, and sharing of resources and best practices. Great opportunity to learn from other professional women, assess your strengths and areas of growth, and build an even stronger foundation for 
your career goals and dreams. (6 hours) $159

03/08               9:00am-3:00pm                Friday
Bedford Campus      Building: Trustees House Galvani Room
Course Number: CAR 726 75 CRN: 20343
Professor: KANGAS

Management Certificate Training
Are you in the role of a supervisor or manager?  This program provides supervisors and managers the skills to shift from individual contributor to well respected manager and achieve team success. The following five classes can be taken individually or you can complete all five classes and receive a certificate of completion.

Intro to Workplace Communication
This course is designed to share basic communication skills that are useful in the workplace. Topics covered will include effective listening skills, use of different types of questions, nonverbal behavior, diversity considerations in language use, tips on dealing with conflict effectively, responding to difficult questions.  We will discuss how to give feedback so that people can hear it more easily. Participants will have on opportunity to practice skills and ask questions. Interactive, practical, and fun! (3 hours) ($75) 
March 12    6p - 9p
Online via Zoom with class meeting times
Course Number CAR 970 75  CRN: 20139
Instructor: KANGAS

Understanding Motivation
We will discuss and review the latest research on motivation-it is probably not what you think.  Being able to understand what motivates you will help you be better able to support others’ discovering their motivation. A practical workshop with an opportunity for self-reflection and tools to use in the future. (3 hours) ($75) 
March 19    6p to 9p
Course Number: CAR 992 75   CRN: 20309
Online via Zoom with class meeting times
Instructor: KANGAS

Performance Management
Most people dread performance reviews so let’s talk about ways to make it simpler, more collaborative, less threatening, and productive. Participants will be introduced to practical and easy to apply “best practices” performance management tools. Review the potential challenges of performance management and learn tools to manage them effectively. (3 hours) ($75) 
April 2    6p - 9p
Online with class meeting times via Zoom
Course Number  CAR 823 75   CRN  20310
Instructor KANGAS

Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
This introductory workshop will cover DEI definitions, the history of DEI, how to connect DEI to your business strategy, the impact of stereotypes and  microaggressions, intent and impact, and tips on how to continue your DEI work and share ideas and concepts with others. Class will be interactive. Participants will have an opportunity to share perspectives and ask questions.
(3 hours)($75) 
March 26    6p - 9p
Online with class meeting times via Zoom
Course Number: CAR 963 75   CRN: 20142
Instructor: KANGAS

Speaking with Confidence
This course will focus on ways to use your voice and build confidence both personally and professionally. We will explore tactics to increase your self-esteem so you feel comfortable speaking up in any situation. Students will be provided the opportunity to practice speaking in a supportive environment.
(6 hours) $75
Wednesday, February 21 - March 13    5:00pm - 6:30pm
Online with class meeting times
CourseNumber:CAR921 33          CRN: 20312
Instructor: HAHN

Last Modified: 11/16/23