Southern Oregon University's executive and management training workshops address skills gaps identified by local employers.  Could your company's executives use just a little more confidence in making presentations to the board, the press, or the public?  Do you have good manager who struggle with some aspects of developing a work team?  Does your leadership team have a solid grasp of how to grab and spin data into a precious resource?  These skills make all the different in growing from good to GREAT.  Click on the title for more information and to register:

 Conflict Resolution & Mediation for Managers

February 8 & March 8, 2017 at 8:30AM - 11:30AM                                    $195.00 per person                               

Two class workshop series - Managers spend an inordinate amount of time managing their own conflicts, and often mediating others’.  Because so few people have had good training in these areas, conflict resolution processes and results are often less than productive[RW1] [RW2]  or lasting.  They can lead to uncomfortable and costly tangible and intangible consequences for the individuals involved and sometimes the entire organization.  In this two-part, practice-based series, managers will learn how to increase their personal power in conflict, identify what’s really at stake when issues emerge, engage in best practices for raising tough issues, respond appropriately when they are presented, and create communication agreements for conflict prevention in their departments.  The second workshop will focus on how to respond when others are engaged in conflict, and want you to assist.  You will become aware of the conditions needed for successful involvement, the risks and advantages of “arbitrating” and making the decision yourself, how to help “disputants” come to their own agreements, and learn a wide array of other intervention tools.

Cultural Agility for a Changing World

April 12, 2017 at 8:30AM - 11:30AM                                                         $95.00 per person

In an increasingly complex, interconnected world, our ability to attract, authentically welcome and effectively apply diverse talent is a critical success factor. Developing skills in diversity and inclusion is an essential adaptation to today's dynamic markets as well as a key to enhanced innovation, creativity and growth. This interactive workshop will give you insights to your own unconscious biases and the culture of your organization. Just as importantly, you will obtain tools to deepen your journey towards cultural agility. Come join us if you are ready to embark on an adventure!

It All Starts At The Top

May 10, 2017 at 8:30AM - 11:30AM                                                        $95.00 per person

Do you know how to create a desired workplace culture? The workshop will provide leaders with a foundation for the importance of organizational culture and how to create the culture you want.  You will examine the importance of transparency in regards to organizational culture and creating a more productive team though the definition, articulation and creation of a desired company culture.  Then you will explore how to transfer this company culture to future leaders to support the continued mission of the company.

 Powerful Visual Communication

June 8, 2017 at 8:30AM - 11:30AM                                                           $95.00 per person

Are you afraid your presentation is boring and uninspiring? That maybe your report makes a better sleeping aid than informative document people understand at a glance? It doesn’t have to be that way... and you don’t need to be a graphic designer or best-selling author to inspire and communicate with your audience. In this workshop, you will learn how to visualize your data and use it to tell your story. We will give you some simple tools you can use to analyze and understand data relationships. Walk away with an understanding of the basic components of visual literacy and resources to create a powerful story for your audience with the data you already have. Join us for this three-hour workshop and transform how you visually communicate to your organization and beyond. 


Data Analysis Certificate - Launching in late spring 2017 - seeking employer input now to ensure effective outcome measurements!  Outcomes for Data Analysis Certificate include:

  • Understand and apply data analysis techniques to complex business challenges, with attention to financial and customer/marketing data.
  • Effectively interpret data and draw valid conclusions about an organization's production, progress and trends daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually.
  • Use appropriate tools and methods to research, develop and improve analytics in an organization.
  • Visually express data to effectively convey a business case for action based on data analysis findings.

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