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This five-day program prepares new Green Belts to lead projects and contribute to improving services and manufacturing. Those who pass the exam, which is held on the final day, will receive Green Belt certification from the University of Kansas.
LIVE ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Change is happening in your organization. Every day, new initiatives and projects are launched to improve performance, increase profits, and enhance your competitive advantage. In this program facilitated by change management expert Dr. Lee Stuart, you will learn the critical difference among task, relationship and identity changes.
Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is an array of emotional and social competencies that determine how we relate to ourselves and others and how we deal with the demands and pressures of our work and family lives. All of us are deficient in some domain of EQ, but we can work to improve. Organizational leaders must be sensitive to EQ to communicate effectively with everyone in their organizations.
ONE DAY LIVE WORKSHOP:Leaders with a strong professional brand are generally more impactful, influential, and effective in their roles. Having a better understanding of how your brand impacts your interactions with others can help you be a better leader.
Don't let it be you! Don't be that person who puts an audience to sleep with a poorly organized business presentation, a stammering, "uh, um, you know," speaking style, and slides that feature a zillion words but no clear ideas.

To avoid this all-too-common problem, register for "Say It Simply and Smartly," the successful business presentations program offered by KU Professional & Continuing Education and presented by professional leadership coach Lee Stuart.

Tele-working is great for many people; it's flexible, convenient, and usually results in higher levels of productivity. However, it can be harmful to workplace communication and relationships
AI- artificial intelligence- surrounds us every day... in our homes, in our cars, in the stores in which we shop. But what do business leaders really need to know about this rapidly evolving technology? This webinar takes a look at the most common applications of AI, how AI, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality are combining to deliver WOW, and what's in store in the near future.
Whether you're a formal Project Manager or just the informal leader of an ad hoc project team, you'll find great value in this webinar. We discuss the PM's Job: Motivating, Prioritizing, Coaching, Personal and Positional Power, Coordinating and Executing (7 steps, 4 T's), Decision Making, and Coaching and Motivating: The 6-Question Process.
Conflict is a naturally occurring phenomenon in organizational life. Being able to detect, defuse, and discuss conflict is a critical skill in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. In this webinar, we discuss detecting - Is it conflict, really? Defusing, Techniques to de-escalate tension, and Discussing - Making social contracts to preserve the peace.
Poor decision making frequently pivots on not only who decides but also on how decisions are made. In this webinar, we discuss who owns decisions (boss, team, delegated individual), which decision making framework was used, and making decisions stick.
Work can be hard enough, but a contentious environment only adds to the stress. In this webinar, we talk about how to generate a positive, respectful workplace. You will learn how to create a culture of respect, how to lead with tact, professionalism, and deportment, how to address workplace bullying, how to use EQ to create a better culture, and how to identify and manage tribes.
Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you're thinking in order to make your thinking better... Whew! Critical thinking is a disciplined approach to working through problems. It encompasses root cause analysis, the good old scientific method, and elements of Socratic questioning. In this webinar, you will learn the 5 components of critical thought, 5 Whys, the Is/Is Not Model, and other root cause techniques.
One of the most difficult professional transitions is advancing from team member to supervisor/manager (especially if you became the boss of former peers). You can succeed in a new role as "the boss" if you learn a few key principles. In this webinar, we discuss addressing shifts in relationships, establishing new rules of engagement, finding a mentor, and communicating performance expectations.
This on-line, self-directed program teaches several productive and time-efficient study techniques and test-taking strategies for people preparing for all kinds of academic or professional certification examinations.
This is a program of professional development and personal enrichment that elicits insights and self-awareness for executives and emerging leaders who are striving to improve business results.Through a confidential relationship with an executive coach, participants engage in an assessment of their personal and professional motivations and desires, their communication and decision-making styles, and how they are perceived by co-workers, clients, and others with whom they need successful relationships.
Don't let it be you! Don't be that person who loses an audience with a poorly organized business presentation, a stammering, uh, um, you know, speaking style, and slides that feature a zillion words but no clear ideas.Through 1-on-1 presentation skills coaching, participants will learn to deliver impactful business presentations.
Organizational culture exists at three levels: in artifacts, with values, and by underlying assumptions. A deep understanding of those three levels is necessary before lasting cultural changes can occur. In this module, you will learn about tribal leadership, the 5 tribes in most cultures, laddering teams up, Trust: Task vs Relational, and Trust: Granted vs Earned.
High-Performance coaching involves techniques used in the worlds of sports and the military - areas where optimal performance is key. High-performance coaching begins by identifying people's "starting points"- their life ambitions. Then, it explores the directions in which people need to move to achieve those visions, and steps they need to take to do so.
ONE-DAY LIVE WORKSHOP: Storytelling is an essential part of leadership. In this one-day workshop, you will learn to use storytelling as a powerful strategic communications tool to inform, engage, motivate and inspire those key audiences that are critical to your success.

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