Management and Soft Skills 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
Summer - June 6, 13, 20  from 6p - 9p       Tuesday 
Online with Class Meeting Times            
Course Number: CAR 973 75       CRN: 14342    
Instructor:  UMAR

Fall - October 12, 19, 26 from 6p - 9p      Thursday 
Online with Class Meeting Times 
Course Number CAR 973-75   CRN: 18348

Better Workplace Communication
Course Number
CAR 970-75
Online via Zoom with Class Meeting Times
Tuesday, September 19 from 6p – 9p
Instructor Laura Kangas 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! ($75) 

Understanding Motivation
Course Number CAR 992-75
Online via Zoom with Class Meeting Times
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 6p - 9p
Instructor Laura Kangas  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.($75) 

Intro to Performance Management
Course Number CAR 823-75
Online with Class Meeting Times via Zoom
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 6p - 9p
Instructor Laura Kangas  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. ($75) 

Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Course Number CAR 993-30
Online with Class Meeting Times via Zoom
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 6p - 9p
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. ($75) 

Introduction to Training and Design for the Human Resource Professional
Are you a HR Manager or Hiring Manager and have the responsibility of employee training and design?  Come learn about an exciting part of Human Resource work that you can add to your set of skills. In this workshop, participants  will learn about training skills and workshop design. Topics covered will include adult learning theory, workshop facilitation, writing training objectives, and tips to a successful training workshop.  Workshop will include an opportunity to practice training and to create a mini-design. ($179)
Course Number CAR 994-30
Bedford, MA  Campus. Room TBA
Dates. Friday, November 3 from 9a - 4p
Instructor: Laura Kangas

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Human Resource Professionals
This course is specifically oriented towards Human Resource professionals who have responsibilities that include supporting DEI in their organization and their organizations.  If you are an HR manager, a recruiter, a compensation specialist, a benefits manager or associate, involved in employee relations, and/or a corporate trainer, it is essential to have a deep and broad understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This workshop is an opportunity to explore DEI, understand its roots, and its application and integration to daily HR tasks. We  will also discuss how HR professionals can help  lead DEI in the organization.($179) 
Course Number CAR 993-30
Friday, September 29 from 9a - 4p
Bedford, MA Campus. Room TBA
Instructor Laura Kangas


Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
This online course will provide a holistic view of supply chain management and fully prepare you for the Certified Supply Chain Professional exam. You will learn how to translate the connection between the areas of planning, sourcing, manufacturing, and delivering into an integrated supply chain.
Exam Eligibility requirements for CSCP:
3 years of related business experience or
Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent*, or
CPIM, CLTD or CSCP, CTL, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, P.M., CSM or CPSM designations.

*ASCM defines the international equivalent of a bachelor’s degree as the level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program in the country where the undergraduate degree was earned. Not eligible for tuition waivers. Enrollment is through Cengage Learning by calling 1-877-221-5151. (120 hours) $2,795

Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbook will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • Principles of Supply Chain Management: A Balanced Approach, by Joel D. Wisner, Keah-Choon Tan, and Keong Leong. Please note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.


Last Modified: 5/11/23