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:

Developing Intelligent Teams

October 4, 2017 at 8:30AM - 11:30AM                                       $125.00 per person                 

Are you ready to enhance your team’s performance, boost productivity, and skyrocket creativity by creating intelligent teams that successfully navigate change? Intelligent teams take emotional intelligence to the next level—they develop and apply relationship systems intelligence (RSI). This hands-on workshop will explain and demonstrate the essential tools and framework to develop RSI and lead an intelligent team. You will acquire and practice tools to harness your team’s collective potential to create a “we” vs. “me” mentality. With this heightened understanding, you will be equipped to develop and optimize your team’s functioning to have constructive collaboration with tangible results.             

Data Visualization & Representation

October 25, 2017 at 8:30AM - 11:30AM                                        $125.00 per person

Do you have a desire to learn how to effectively communicate your company’s data through visual tools and techniques to increase an audience’s understanding of complex data relationships? This three-hour workshop will survey current measurement and visualization practices, and how to apply these tools so your data can tell a valuable story. The class will address measurement best practices and techniques for understanding and representing data. Workshop attendees will improve skills to interpret and communicate information using data visualization tools such as dashboards and infographics. 

Data Literacy & Application

November 14th & December 6th, 2017 at 8:30AM - 11:30         $245.00 per person

Does the thought of analyzing data have you perplexed on where to begin? This two session workshop addresses how to collect, consolidate and analyze your data and/or information already available to support your company/division goals. The workshop will present an overview of selected data analysis and presentation methods, focusing on how to select the approach that best meets your strategic planning needs and resources.  Using case studies, the presenter will develop the participants’ understanding of how industries have been transformed through the use of data and programmatic evaluation.   Participants will also improve their understanding of how to use data to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations for operational solutions. 

Financial Literacy for Managers

January 24th & February 7th, 2018 at 8:30AM - 11:30         $245.00 per person

The need for financial literacy at the management level is more important than ever. As businesses experience rapid changes accompanied by mounting challenges there is an increased demand for transparency and accountability and a need to improve existing financial reporting models. During this two session workshop, you will be equipped with the knowledge to bolster the financial capacity of your division or organization, and improve decision making and provide better support to your organization while understanding Financial reporting such as performance and loss statements, income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements, managerial accounting, budget analysis, and performance evaluation tools to become proficient in budget and cost analysis that impact financial strategies. 

Responsibility, Empowerment, and Accountability: Three Secrets Effective Leaders Know and Apply

March 14th & March 28th, 2018 at 8:30AM - 11:30         $245.00 per person

Responsibility, Empowerment, and Accountability are powerful tools too often misunderstood and poorly applied in today’s organizations. In this two-session course (3 hours each), you will discover and practice the essential skills and mindset necessary for effectively implementing empowerment while creating a culture of authentic responsibility and accountability. Based on principles and practices utilized by Fortune 100 companies and thriving start-up organizations alike, this interactive, participatory course will enable you to you generate optimum engagement, effectiveness, and buy-in from your staff, colleagues, partners, or family members.

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

June 6th, 2018 at 8:30AM - 4:00 PM        $245.00 per person

Managers and employees spend an inordinate amount of time managing their own and team members’ conflicts and challenges. Few people have had quality training in these areas; as a result, resolution processes and outcomes are often less than productive or lasting. They can lead to uncomfortable and costly tangible and intangible consequences for the individuals involved and sometimes the entire organization.  Conflicts can “blow up;” or silently “linger” with resentment; get in the way of the work; take more time than they should; or even lead to increased grievances, absences, and turnover.  In this practice-based workshop, managers and employees both will learn: how to increase their personal power in any conflict, identify what’s really at stake when issues emerge, engage in best practices for raising tough issues, respond appropriately when they are presented, decide whether or not to get involved in others’ conflicts, and create communication agreements for conflict prevention in their own departments.  Participants will become aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their own and others’ conflict styles and tactics.  

 

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