Courses & Events

In this program, we explore the critically important change framework of tasks, relationships, and identities. We also examine how to have effective change management conversations and how to diagnose whether resistance to change is caused by thoughts, fears, or skill capacity.


Thursday, December 9, 2021, Virtual Workshop (Overland Park, KS)
Just being great at your job is no longer enough. Technical competence is only half the picture in the current business landscape. Employers want professionals who possess high Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, which is an array of 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.


Thursday, January 27, 2022, Virtual Workshop (Overland Park, KS)
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, February 3, 2022, Virtual Workshop (Overland Park, KS)
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. This program, facilitated by Dr. Lee Stuart, long-time speaker and executive speaking coach, helps you avoid several all-too-common presentation problems. We explore the importance of non-verbal communication and learn to design our intended outcomes into our presentations. We learn to conduct audience analysis and how to craft compelling presentation openings and closings. Every participant in the program will deliver a live presentation and receive immediate feedback.


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In this program, we explore the three essential levels of organizational culture: artifacts, espoused values, and underlying assumptions. We also discuss the five tribes - or team identities - that exist in most cultures, and how to ladder teams up to higher performance and higher levels of satisfaction. Finally, we investigate the role of five key dysfunctions in impeding cultural growth.


Thursday, November 11, 2021, Virtual Workshop (Overland Park, KS)
Conflict can derail projects, relationships, and person and organizational growth. Learning how to manage conflict effectively can promote constructive debate and become a value-adding asset for any organization.


Thursday, December 2, 2021, Live Online Training (Online, WEB)
This on-demand online program prepares new Green Belts to lead projects and contribute to improving services and manufacturing. Attendees will learn to apply the Six Sigma DMAIC model (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) for these improvement activities.
Those who pass the exam will receive Green Belt certification from the University of Kansas.
You can enroll and start at any time and take up to two months to complete the course at your own pace even if you finish after June 30.


July 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)

This online program prepares those who already have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to lead large projects by explaining Six Sigma philosophies and principles, demonstrating team leadership, understanding team dynamics and assigning team member roles and responsibilities. Those who pass the exam will receive Black Belt certification from the University of Kansas.


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This package of recorded webinars is designed to equip new managers with tools to lead people, enhance productivity, and avoid costly decisions. There is more than four hours of educational content packaged for self-paced learning.


October 2, 2020 to December 31, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
Through one-on-one presentation skills coaching, you will work individually with coach Dr. Lee Stuart to learn to deliver impactful business presentations. This program is not a traditional class or workshop, but a one-on-one intensive coaching relationship designed to meet your individual needs. Contact Dr. Stuart directly to learn more at professionalprograms@ku.edu


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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. Contact Dr. Stuart directly to learn more at professionalprograms@ku.edu


Wednesday, August 25, 2021
In this program, we discuss audience analysis (who is reading my message?), three content organization models, designing your message for specific outcomes, and the mechanics of clear, compelling writing.


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Every leader succeeds because of the efforts and contributions of their teams, so coaching those teams for high performance is a critical management skill. High-performance coaching begins by identifying people's "starting points"- their career and life ambitions. Then, it explores the directions in which people need to move to achieve those visions, and the action steps they need to take to do so. In this program, we explore a 6-step coaching process designed to promote growth, development, and independent thinking. We also examine the 4 C's of coaching conversations. Finally, we learn a tool to assess the trust levels in working relationships.


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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 because of its isolation and focus on tasks instead of on people. This workshop covers 10 easy techniques that are designed to enhance workplace communication and relationships, even if your team only sees each other face-to-face a few times a year.


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