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Our comprehensive certificate program will help build your ability to lead and manage people, processes, and situations effectively. You will be guided through a series of 12 modules in three tracks focusing on business insight, innovation, and organizational leadership.


May 8, 2020 to June 12, 2020, Kettler Hall Rm G40
New employee onboarding is a continuous, comprehensive, and organized process of integrating new employees physically, emotionally, and professionally into the new workplace. Intended audience: Human resources, organizational development professionals, and other individuals responsible for new employee onboarding.

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This program is designed to provide you with the skill and knowledge needed to be a successful project manager. The six modules are closely aligned with PMI® PMBOK© Guide, version 6, and have been developed in cohort with the Northeast Indiana Chapter of PMI Professional Development group.

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This hands-on course helps you develop a fundraising strategy and shows you how to follow through for measurable results.

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Presenting in front of an audience is one of the best ways to earn respect and share your ideas. However, many professionals either fear public speaking or lack the skills to present effectively. This two-session course is designed to help you overcome each of these challenges.

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The PMI-ACP® is one of the fastest growing certifications provided by Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMI-ACP® spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD). Topics will provide an introduction to Agile, the different approaches to Agile, a review of recommended reading material, and real-world application for Agile principles.

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Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process,data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.

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This program offers a cost-effective method to train and certify in Six Sigma techniques. Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process aided by the advanced statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.(Includes Green Belt.) Successful Six Sigma projects produce measurable results and help increase a company's skill in process optimization and continuous improvement.

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The heart and soul of a business is its marketing plan. This workshop highlights the critical elements of market research and provides tips and resources available for developing sound marketing strategies. Attendees will learn the basics for evaluating products and services, pricing, market potential, and competitive analysis.

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Financial statements provide insight into the financial position and health of a company, all things that you need to understand to run your company. This course will walk you through balance sheets and income statements and how to use the information on them to perform financial analysis. It will give you a solid understanding of financial information to help you make smart and strategic business decisions.

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Where is the money? This workshop reviews a variety of funding sources, including commercial lenders, the SBA, and state, regional and local programs, and highlights financial terminology and borrower qualifications. The seminar is intended for individuals starting a business as well as owners of existing businesses who are investigating financing options.


Monday, September 21, 2020, Purdue Fort Wayne Hobson Center - 4312 Hobson Road, Suite B (Behind Speedway gas station on Hobson)
A business plan is used by entrepreneurs to manage the direction and expectations of their business as well as to solicit funding for implementing growth strategies or starting a new enterprise. This one-session workshop covers the basic elements and includes tips for writing a business plan to fuel success.


Monday, August 17, 2020, Purdue Fort Wayne Hobson Center - 4312 Hobson Road, Suite B (Behind Speedway gas station on Hobson)
This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership. Based on the premise that every successful business is built on a solid foundation, this workshop will help you evaluate your business idea and prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase chances of accessing capital for your new business.


Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Purdue Fort Wayne Hobson Center - 4312 Hobson Road, Suite B (Behind Speedway gas station on Hobson)
Learn how to secure and retain affordable, decent, and safe housing. Learn about fair housing regulations and available housing programs. Also includes how to search for housing, deposits, inspections, general lease terms and the termination process.

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Understand the job search process from applications to job offers. In addition, participants will receive special information to assist with common employment barriers such as criminal history and limited computer skills. By the end of this session you will have a new or updated completed resume ready to send to employers.

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Learn to access affordable childcare and parenting classes. Learn how to care for aging family members. Additional information includes resources for dealing with special needs situations including military families, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking abilities.

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Learn to access low cost medical and dental care, access wellness programs and insurance. Learn where to find healthy and nutritious family meals, including information about urban gardening projects and coupon clubs.

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Gain an overview of the issues that affect some residents to fully partake in the attractions and activities in our All-American City. Discover the importance of connecting residents to the cultural, entertainment and recreational activities available. In addition, learn more about city demographics and local government.

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R is a programming language and a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used in data science and statistics, machine learning, and data analytics.

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Learn the basics of digital marketing and specifically how search engine optimization (SEO) can support your organization's overall marketing strategy.

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The Social Media Professional Certificate is designed to provide you with the foundation and skill set needed in the evolving world of social media tools and strategies so they can be immediately applied in the workplace.

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This comprehensive approach to developing leaders is adaptable to the needs of any organization and features three tracks developed specifically for team leaders, frontline managers, mid-level managers, and emerging leaders.The program will begin with an individual assessment to provide a framework for the curriculum and serve as the foundation for your leadership development. The tracks can be completed in one semester or across several, allowing flexibility to participants and an ability to develop their skills in a schedule that is accommodating to their personal and professional lives.

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In this Track, learn ow to better manage your time, leverage your strengths, better communicate, work effectively by embracing diversity, harness the power of engagement, and how to coach for high performance. Learn and discuss techniques to influence change and those responsible for it.

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In Track III, learn how to Unlock the Synergy in Teams, management Team Dynamics and Conflict, Facilitator Basics, and How to Make Meetings Work.

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