Center for Business Excellence lists programs for January and February
The Center for Business Excellence will offer several programs in January and February. A 33 percent discount is available to UST alumni, and a 75 percent discount is available to UST faculty and staff. For more information or to register, call the Center for Business Excellence at (651) 962-4600 or click on the respective links below.
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26
This program, part of the Leadership Skills Series, focuses on a series of exercises and discussions for three critical team leadership skills: effective development of optimum team synergy, successful management and transformation of negative individual attitudes, and maintenance of healthy group dynamics to foster high levels of productivity.
For more information or to register, visit the Team Dynamics program Web page.
Coaching and Mentoring
Thursday and Friday, Feb. 1 and 2
This program, also part of the Leadership Skills Series, will give participants a solid understanding of the power of coaching and mentoring. It is designed to help participants learn how to unlock employee potential, expand individual contribution, foster self reliance, develop future leaders, and create a stronger sense of trust within an organization.
For more information or to register, visit the Coaching and Mentoring program Web page.
Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate
Mondays, Feb. 5 to May 21
By using Six Sigma quality management tools and techniques, costs and deficiencies in products and processes are reduced dramatically, thereby improving customer satisfaction and raising profit. During the Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate program, participants will apply Six Sigma to an existing work project. The average savings per participant-completed project has been $178,000.
For more information or to register, visit the Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate program Web page.
Increasing Workforce Performance: Advanced Topics for Human Resource Management
Wednesdays, Feb. 7 to April 25
Increasing Workforce Performance provides line managers and human resources professionals with the most recent concepts and practices in workforce management and state-of-the-art ideas and techniques for ensuring maximum workforce capability and motivation in your organization.
For more information or to register, visit the Increasing Workforce Performance program Web page.
Information Session: FastTrac Growth Venture
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Burgeoning entrepreneurs are invited to attend this free FastTrac Growth Venture information session. FastTrac Growth Venture is a 10-week, one night per week practical business development program created by experienced business owners. It features new curriculum with action steps to help entrepreneurs sharpen their strategic thinking and decision-making skills as they plan for the growth of their businesses.
For more information or to register for the information session, visit the Center for Business Excellence Web page.
Visit the FastTrac Growth Venture program Web page for more information on the program or to register.
Mini Master of Retailing Excellence
Wednesdays, Feb. 7 to May 9
This program provides retail professionals with a comprehensive foundation in the retail industry. The Mini Master of Retailing Excellence was developed in consultation with retail executives and is delivered by top instructors in their areas of expertise. Past organizations to participate in this program include: Target, Coca-Cola, Juut Salon Spa and Best Buy Co., among others.
For more information or to register, visit the Mini Master of Retailing Excellence program Web page.
Mini Master of Real Estate Development
Thursdays, Feb. 8 to May 17
The Mini Master of Real Estate Development is a practical introduction to the major components of real estate development. This program has direct application to residential, multifamily, mixed-use office, industrial, and retail property development.
For more information or to register, visit the Mini Master of Real Estate Development program Web page.
Strategic Career Renewal
Saturday, Feb. 10
Strategic Career Renewal proposes a new way of managing one's career in the second half of life. This program is designed for professionals, managers and other white-collar employees in mid-career and pre-retirement who want to gain a better sense of direction for their careers and a new sense of security.
For more information or to register, visit the Strategic Career Renewal program Web page.
Getting Started: Basics and Beyond of Starting a Nonprofit
Mondays, Feb. 12 to March 19
This program provides a framework for starting a nonprofit organization, from feasibility analyses to the legal basics.
For more information or to register, visit the Getting Started program Web page.
Public Speaking and Presentations
Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15 and 16
This program, part of the Leadership Skills Series, includes an interactive yet fun examination and practice of verbal and non-verbal communication skills through individual and group interaction. It is designed to make presenters more comfortable and confident with presenting key messages and information.
For more information or to register, visit the Public Speaking and Presentations Web page.
Leading From the Middle
Two four-day modules, Feb. 21 to April 14
This program is intended to help middle managers work cross functionally
and communicate effectively to achieve organizational goals. The program content provides insight into upper-level strategic planning and sharpens the skills necessary to translate these ideas into practical application.
For more information or to register, visit the Leading From the Middle program Web page.
Mini Master of Corporate Facilities Leadership
Tuesdays, Feb. 13 to May 22
Designed for professionals working with real estate and facilities issues at a corporate level, this program addresses the major components of real estate and facilities management.
Three hours of real estate continuing education for each class session has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, a total of 42 hours of continuing education.
For more information or to register, visit the Mini Master of Corporate Facilities Leadership program Web page.
These programs are offered in both open enrollment and custom formats. For more information, call the Center for Business Excellence at (651) 962-4600 or visit its Web site.
Fundraising for the nonprofit organization
Developed by the University of St. Thomas Center for Nonprofit Management, the Fundraising-Fund Development Certificate Series focuses on how to find and approach constituents for funding, fundraising skills and methods, and how to budget and collect data for grant-writing purposes.
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