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A business professional without an active LinkedIn account in 2016 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.

Free Brown Bag Lunch Presentations

Linkedin Brown Bag Session 1 - Free!

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.

51248 Tue 1/19 12 - 1 p.m. Maumee FREE!
51249 Mon 3/7 12 - 1 p.m. Maumee FREE!

Linkedin Brown Bag Session 2 - 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.

51250 Tue 2/2 12 - 1 p.m. Maumee FREE!
51251 Mon 3/21 12 - 1 p.m. Maumee FREE!

Sign up for any two of the following LinkedIn Workshops and get 10% off both!

LinkedIn: 10 Minutes A Day

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.

51252 Tue 1/26 6 - 7 p.m. Maumee $29
51253 Mon 3/14 6 - 7 p.m. Maumee $29
51254 Thu 4/7 6 - 7 p.m. Maumee $29

Stay an additional hour to attend the hands-on portion with the instructor's guidance. Instructor will collect an additional $20 from students that evening who wish to attend from 7 - 8 p.m.

Taking LinkedIn Up A Notch

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.

51255 Tue 2/9 6 - 7 p.m. Maumee $29
51256 Mon 3/28 6 - 7 p.m. Maumee $29
51257 Thu 4/21 6 - 7 p.m. Maumee $29

Stay an additional hour to attend the hands-on portion with the instructor's guidance. Instructor will collect an additional $20 from students that evening who wish to attend from 7 - 8 p.m.

Maximizing Linkedin for Your Business

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.

51258 Tue 2/23 6 - 7 p.m. Maumee $39
51259 Mon 4/11 6 - 7 p.m. Maumee $39
51260 Thu 4/28 6 - 7 p.m. Maumee $39

Stay an additional hour to attend the hands-on portion with the instructor's guidance. Instructor will collect an additional $40 from students that evening who wish to attend from 7 - 8 p.m.

DDI Leadership Training - Findlay-area Campus

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.

Essentials of Leadership

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.

Coaching for Improvement

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.

Resolving Conflict

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.

Leading Change

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.

51217 Wed 2/17 - 3/9 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Findlay $495

Professional Development

Strategic Goal Setting

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

51270 Thu 2/11 1 - 5 p.m. Maumee $90
51269 Thu 3/10 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maumee $90

Managing Workplace Conflict

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

51239 Wed 1/27 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maumee $90
51240 Thu 2/11 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Findlay $90
51241 Tue 3/8 1 - 5 p.m. Maumee $90
51242 Tue 4/12 1 - 5 p.m. Findlay $90
51243 Thu 4/28 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maumee $90

Employee Appreciation/Recognition

The link between productivity and feeling appreciated is undeniable. From a simple spontaneous thank you to a formal employee recognition program, this workshop helps you understand how to increase worker productivity by simply showing appreciation for good work. We give you tools for creating a recognition strategy, ideas for tangible rewards, assess employee perceptions, measure program effectiveness, and inject fun into the process. Instructor: Debbie Duke

51267 Thu 1/21 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maumee $90
51268 Thu 2/25 1 - 5 p.m. Maumee $90

Effective Time Management & Delegating

Fact: there is not enough time in the day. Planning, analysis, and execution of your work are the only way to get the most done. Assess your habits and identify areas that need improvement. Learn new techniques to replace inefficient habits so you can develop strategies to work smarter. Learn how to change habits, set and achieve daily goals, identify and eliminate time wasters. Learn to delegate tasks and projects, manage stress, set and keep focused on priorities, and eliminate interruptions. Instructor: Pattie Hamons

51244 Wed 1/27 1 - 5 p.m. Maumee $90
51245 Thu 2/11 1 - 5 p.m. Findlay $90
51246 Tue 3/8 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maumee $90
51247 Tue 4/12 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Findlay $90
51261 Thu 4/28 1 - 5 p.m. Maumee $90

New! Dealing With Customer Service Challenges

Learn tools for communicating effectively with distressed customers. Become aware of how your communication style can help - or accidentally hinder - the customer's experience. Learn what to say and what not to say in specific customer service situations. Develop effective customer service recovery techniques that encourage an unhappy customer to give you a chance to help them. Instructor: Tom Passero

51265 Wed 2/3 1 - 5 p.m. Maumee $90
51266 Fri 4/1 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maumee $90

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Prep

View PMP credential information here.

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