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A business professional without an active LinkedIn account in 2015 is like an office touting their fax machine as state-of-the-art equipment. Seasoned Marketing and Sales Professional, Pauline Glaza, helps you understand why and how to “do” LinkedIn to help keep your career on track. Bring your lunch and join us for a free introduction to LinkedIn with highlights from three valuable hands-on workshops.
Learning what LinkedIn is for – and especially how it is NOT Facebook is the natural place to start. It is also not just a job hunting tool. Pauline Glaza helps you see the Lay of the LinkedIn Land – what it’s for, how you can use it and why you can no longer ignore it. Please register in advance.
56266 Mon 9/14 12 - 1 p.m. Maumee FREE!
56267 Thu 10/15 12 – 1 p.m. Maumee FREE!
You “have” LinkedIn, but you’re not really “doing” LinkedIn. Gain insight on putting LinkedIn to work enhancing your professional success and raising awareness for you and your business or organization. Please register in advance.
56268 Mon 9/28 12 - 1 p.m. Maumee FREE!
56269 Thu 10/29 12 – 1 p.m. Maumee FREE
You already have a job, so the benefits of using LinkedIn seem elusive. Learn why investing just a little time and effort helps you sustain success in your current job. Learn how LinkedIn has changed the way business is done and why no professional can afford to ignore it. Get comfortable using the features of LinkedIn that suit your professional situation best. Learn to create or improve your online profile and how to stay in touch with your network of professionals in just a few minutes a day.
56271 Mon 9/21 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Maumee $49
56272 Thu 10/22 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Maumee $49
Online profile created - check. Newsfeed viewed daily for business opportunities - check. Now explore ways to make your profile shine, your headline stand out and your experience work for you. Gain tips for making connections for your needs and craft the best ways to reach out to others inside and outside your network. Learn to Publish Posts and Share Updates for maximum impact. You will even have a personalized LinkedIn address before the end of the session.
56273 Mon 10/5 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Maumee $69
56274 Thu 11/5 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Maumee $69
A great workshop for owners and managers to make sure your business/organization has a solid LinkedIn presence. Learn how a company LinkedIn page works and start creating one. Gain insight into how your LinkedIn company page can help you retain your existing employees and attract the best new ones, while preventing your competition from raiding your talent pool. Learn to create an editorial calendar designed to produce a vibrant company page that becomes a must read for the LinkedIn community. Configure your company page so that colleagues can contribute to and manage it.
56275 Mon 10/19 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Maumee $89
56276 Thu 11/19 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Maumee $89
Learning may start in the classroom or online but it must continue on the job. Using high-quality curriculum developed by Development Dimensions International, Owens Community College delivers relevant and challenging learning experiences for all levels from individual contributors and front-line leaders to mid-level and senior-level leaders. More importantly, we help to ensure that newly-learned skills are put to use from first day back on the job. Your associates will be participating in the four half-day modules indicated below. All classes are presenting by certified DDI instructors.
This foundation course for all Interaction Management courses teaches leaders how to get results through people. During the course, they attain the tools necessary for a successful leadership journey. Learners acquire a set of proven interaction skills, discover seven Leadership Imperatives key to meeting today’s challenges, and realize their role as a catalyst leader who inspires others to act.
Builds the skills leaders need to help people with performance or work habit problems. Equips leaders to help people develop improvement plans, conduct effective improvement discussions, and handle the challenges they may encounter in improvement discussions.
Enables leaders to recognize signs of conflict, assess the conflict to determine their level of involvement, and serve as a catalyst to encourage those involved in the conflict to achieve resolution. Leaders learn the skill to both provide support and to act as mediators.
Focuses on the crucial role leaders have in effectively exploring change, introducing change, and helping others overcome resistance typically associated with change. Leaders learn how to conduct effective change discussions that minimize the potentially negative effects of change on morale, processes, and productivity.
56224 Wed 10/21 – 11/18 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Findlay $495
No class 11/11
The key to your organization’s success is building lasting relationships – with colleagues and customers. That can only happen with a strong underpinning of trust, which must be built and carefully nurtured. This powerful training gives you a common language to enhance and sustain trusting relationships, using respected Building Trust model from The Ken Blanchard Companies. Use the Blanchard tool for mastering and communicating the four elements of trust – Able, Believable, Connected, and Dependable (A, B, C, D). The training is known to increase productivity, creativity, commitment, initiative, reduce employee turnover, and strengthen customer service. Fee includes your own copy of the Blanchard Building Trust workbook. Instructor: Debbie Duke
56240 Wed 9/23 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Maumee $195
56241 Wed 12/2 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Maumee $195
Setting goals can be difficult when there are layers – individual, departmental, and organizational goals are all important but can be difficult to coordinate. Learn to use our one-page tool for developing objectives that mesh well from individual to organizational level. We teach you how to avoid goal-setting missteps, make use of the five planning elements, and how to create goals using provocative, simple guiding questions. Overcome the anxiety of getting started by using our Quick Ten Point Assessment Tool. Learn to flesh out goals with action steps and use handy tools to implement and monitor your goals. Instructor: Debbie Duke
56242 Wed 10/14 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Maumee $90
56243 Wed 11/4 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Findlay $90
Most managers wish they knew how to coach and develop their employees effectively. This workshop helps you escape the world of dealing with conflict and discipline to giving you the tools to prevent many of these problems from occurring in the first place. Learn what a manager’s role as a coach is and how it benefits you, your employees, and your organization. Learn three critical skills required of a good coach, as well as the challenges you can expect – and how to handle them. Instructor: Heather Bradley
56225 Mon 10/19 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Maumee $90
56226 Mon 11/16 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Maumee $90
Conflict in the workplace is unavoidable, but it can be managed for the benefit of your organization and its people. We teach you the first thing to know in order to resolve a conflict, as well as how to identify everyone involved in a conflict. Then we help you understand what causes and types of conflict, as well as the typical responses to it. We help you see the cost of conflict to the organization and the value of recasting conflict as a problem to be solved and focusing attention on respecting people while attacking problems. Leave the training with practical tools for planning conflict management. Instructor: Pattie Hamons
56234 Tue 9/15 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Maumee $90
56235 Tue 10/6 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Findlay $90
56236 Wed 11/18 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Maumee $90
Workplace disciplinary issues must be met head on, but it must be done right. We steer you safely through the choppy waters so you can be confident in the way you factor in extenuating circumstances in disciplinary situations, choose appropriate levels of discipline, document events, and monitor employee behavior. Learn how to focus on behavior not personalities and how to set goals that produce measurable behavioral change. Instructor: Pattie Hamons
56237 Thu 9/24 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Maumee $90
56238 Wed 10/7 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Findlay $90
Do you have a desire to work with K-12 students and need a flexible schedule? Participate in an interactive session that provides training in instructional techniques, classroom and behavior management strategies and focuses on the skills needed for a Substitute Teacher to succeed in the classroom. The session allows you the opportunity to ask questions, participate in group discussions, and to role play classroom scenarios. At the end of the session you will learn about hiring requirements and be invited to apply for open positions with the Renhill Group, a locally-based premiere Education staffing organization. Substitute Teacher pay can range between $70 and $125 per day. (To enroll for the class and be a Substitute Teacher in Ohio, you must have at least Bachelor’s Degree in any subject.) Instructor: Theresa Ginter, Training & Development Specialist, Renhill Group
56281 Tue 9/22 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Maumee $99
56282 Thu 10/22 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Maumee $99
56283 Tue 11/17 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Maumee $99
Do you have a sincere desire to work with students in grades K-12 who have varied physical and/or emotional special needs due to developmental delays or disabilities? Participate in an interactive session that provides training in assistance techniques, understanding developmental challenges, providing personal care, behavior management strategies and focuses on the skills needed for a Special Education Aide to succeed in the classroom. The session allows you the opportunity to ask questions, participate in group discussions, and to role play classroom scenarios. At the end of the session you will learn about hiring requirements and be invited to apply for open positions with the Renhill Group, a locally-based premiere Education staffing organization. Special Education Aide pay can range between $8.10 and $13.21 per hour. (To enroll for the class and be a Special Education Aide in Ohio, you must have a High School Diploma or GED.) Instructor: Theresa Ginter, Training & Development Specialist, Renhill Group
56284 Thu 9/24 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Maumee $99
56286 Tue 10/20 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Maumee $99
56287 Thu 11/19 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Maumee $99