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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.

January 14-18, 2019, BEST310
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.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, Regnier Hall 354
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.

Thursday, May 2, 2019, Regnier Hall 354
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.

Thursday, September 5, 2019, Regnier Hall 354
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.

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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

Thursday, February 7, 2019, Regnier Hall 354
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.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Webinar
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.

This course contains no sessions
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.

This course contains no sessions
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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, Webinar
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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Webinar
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.

January 8, 2018 to January 8, 2019
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.

August 13, 2018 to June 4, 2019
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.

This course contains no sessions
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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.

Thursday, June 6, 2019, Regnier Hall 354
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.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, Regnier Hall 354
Thursday, October 3, 2019, Regnier Hall 354


Complying with laws, regulations, and professional guidelines isn't always enough. Your employees, customers, and other stakeholders expect you to do the right thing, even when it isn't spelled out by a rule.

In this session, you'll learn how you and your team can make thoughtful and defensible decisions. While you can't always be right, you can always use ethical and moral decision-making techniques. This can improve your culture, bolster your brand, better secure your organization's assets, and defend against reputation risks.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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