Drake University Continuing Education and Professional Development

 

 

 

 


Month
Date
Location
Upcoming Event
October
10/13/2020
8:00 AM - 11/13/2020 12:00 PM
Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program
*This program will meet virtually on the following days - October 13-15 and November 11-13. Elective dates are separate dates. * Leveraging the best of real-life business experience and Drake University's proprietary methodology, this program is designed to equip emerging leaders/managers with the competencies required to drive success in their team and business. Participants will focus on how they utilize their role to effectively grow teams, empower others, create accountability, and connect the day to day with the overarching business needs. The program will help participants increase their (business) critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and grow their peer network via experiential learning and collaboration with other participants. Who should attend: Supervisors, team leaders and managers who are transitioning from a 'direct contributor role' to one that requires them to step into the leader/manager role. Course Objectives: *Understand the basics of leadership, expectations as a manager and key competencies required to successfully transition to a successful leader/manager *Develop interpersonal skills, self-awareness and emotional intelligence *Increase ability to connect the day to day work to the larger business needs, goals, vision and competitive landscape *Learn how to enhance communication in order to motivate, manage conflict and create team accountability *Study the key approaches to coaching and delegation to increase the enthusiasm and ambition of your team members, whilst enhancing performance *Enhance critical thinking and effective problem-solving abilities *Learn tools and techniques to effectively develop teams/individuals Fees: Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program (2 courses + 3 electives): $1796 Cancellation: For a full refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to training. You may substitute another employee from the same company with no penalty.
10/13/2020
8:00 AM - 11/13/2020 12:00 PM
Supervisory Leadership Program
*This program will meet virtually on the following days - October 13-15 and November 11-13* This is a non-certificate program. Leveraging the best of real-life business experience and Drake University's proprietary methodology, this program is designed to equip emerging leaders/managers with the competencies required to drive success in their team and business. Participants will focus on how they utilize their role to effectively grow teams, empower others, create accountability, and connect the day to day with the overarching business needs. The program will help participants increase their (business) critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and grow their peer network via experiential learning and collaboration with other participants. Who should attend: Supervisors, team leaders and managers who are transitioning from a 'direct contributor role' to one that requires them to step into the leader/manager role. Course Objectives: *Understand the basics of leadership, expectations as a manager and key competencies required to successfully transition to a successful leader/manager *Develop interpersonal skills, self-awareness and emotional intelligence *Increase ability to connect the day to day work to the larger business needs, goals, vision and competitive landscape *Learn how to enhance communication in order to motivate, manage conflict and create team accountability *Study the key approaches to coaching and delegation to increase the enthusiasm and ambition of your team members, whilst enhancing performance *Enhance critical thinking and effective problem-solving abilities *Learn tools and techniques to effectively develop teams/individuals *Connect with peers in the community to enhance learning journey Program Fee: $1198 Cancellation: For a full refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to training. You may substitute another employee from the same company with no penalty.
10/14/2020
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Civility in the Workplace
* Online Course * Recent studies show that Americans believe our culture is uncivil. The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University is committed to helping individuals, organizations, and communities learn skills and strategies to help maintain civility, even during the most difficult conversations. In this session, participants will learn the importance of establishing connection, how to rephrase attack statements, and how to seek understanding and common ground. Civility will only expand when individuals commit to improving their own actions and words, and this session will teach participants applicable civility strategies. Fee: $79.00. Questions? Call 515-271-1910. Jeff Kluever will be facilitating this course online. ** Registrant must cancel at least 3 business days prior to event to receive full refund. Registrations are transferable. **
December
12/3/2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Managing Stress At Work
* Online Course* Stress is a constant in our lives. No matter the steps taken to reduce stress, it will always show up again. As leaders, it is important to manage our stress so that we can overcome challenges and obstacles and keep pursuing our goal, and help our team members manage their stress as well. In this session, participants will learn about the difference between good stress and distress, and development a stress management plan that helps them recognize their stress, choose the right mindset, take the right actions, and evaluate the outcome of their stress management. Fee $79.00 Questions? Call 515-271-1910. Jeff Kluever will be facilitating this online course. ** Registrant must cancel at least 3 business days prior to event to receive full refund. Registrations are transferable. **
January
1/12/2021
8:00 AM - 1/13/2021 11:00 AM
Building Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
This course will be held virtually. *Understanding Emotional Intelligence - The book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, by Travis Bradberry, will be used for the course and it includes an assessment. *Being an emotionally intelligent manager: Building personal awareness The EQ Competencies * Practicing EQ to enhance Your leadership skills and impact to the business: Self-Awareness Self-Management Social Awareness Relationship Management * Fee $399.00 Save 20% if you sign up for 3 or more electives. Cancellation: For a full refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to training. You may substitute another employee from the same company with no penalty.
1/19/2021
8:00 AM - 1/20/2021 11:00 AM
Diversity Equity and Inclusion
This course will be held virtually. *Understand what it means to support a workplace committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. *Understand your role in helping your team members navigate diverse work settings more effectively and provide them with the tools to deepen their understanding of the differences around them. *Set action steps for yourself and your team so you can identify and overcome barriers to creating equity and inclusion. *Manage and communicate with people from different backgrounds, and identify and implement approaches for celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. * Fee $399.00 Save 20% if you sign up for 3 or more electives. Cancellation: For a full refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to training. You may substitute another employee from the same company with no penalty.
1/26/2021
- 2/9/2022
Drake Executive Leadership Program: Leading Others Cohort 8 2021
This all-virtual program is completed over a 12 month time period and is supported by a cross-industry cohort. Enrolled participants will develop both an actionable leadership development plan and a comprehensive business plan. THE FORMAT The program combines a unique opportunity to maximize learning and development while minimizing time away from the office. Through a combination of executive coaching and virtual classroom time, you move through the four program components, actually implementing as you learn: Leader Readiness: Virtual Meeting Dates: March 29, March 31, April 1, April 2, April 5, April 7, and April 9. *Complete the Drake Leadership Success Profile* Identify current leadership challenges with personalized executive coaching sessions. Leader Development: *Identify your strengths and weaknesses through your Leadership Success Profile results *Create a personalized leader development plan *Learn practical tools to engage your team Organization Performance: Virtual Meeting Dates: May 31, June 2, June 3, June 4, June 7, June 9 and June 11th. *Learn how to drive strategy and decision-making *Identify performance gaps and strategic opportunities *Create a 3-year business plan for your function *Present your business plan to the Dolphin Tank Leadership Sustainability: Virtual Meeting Feb. 9, 2022. * Understand your leadership gains through your re-assessment of the Leadership Success Profile *Complete your leader development plan, charting your continued journey to outstanding leadership *Evolve your 3-year business plan to achieve greatest impact. Fee: $11,499 Questions? Please call Sarah Ramsey 515-271-2147 or sarah.ramsey@drake.edu. ** Registrant must cancel at least 3 business days prior to event to receive full refund. Registrations are transferable. ** https://www.drake.edu/execed/program-components.html
1/27/2021
8:00 AM - 1/28/2021 11:00 AM
Building Delegation and Coaching Skllls
This course will held virtually. *Situational Leadership Leadership Styles and Development Stages: Directing, Coaching, Supporting and Delegating *The Manager's role in each stage *Addressing performance issues * Fee $399.00 Save 20% if you sign up for 3 or more electives. Cancellation: For a full refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to training. You may substitute another employee from the same company with no penalty.
February
2/2/2021
8:00 AM - 2/3/2021 11:00 AM
Problem Solving and Decision Making
This course will be held virtually. *Defining the Problem *Determining the Cause *Developing Alternate Solutions: Creative/Lateral Thinking: Edward de Bono's Six Hats Select Your Solution *Approaching Difficult Conversation with Confidence *Implementing Your Solution: The Action Plan *Evaluating Your Plan * Fee $399.00 Save 20% if you sign up for 3 or more electives. Cancellation: For a full refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to training. You may substitute another employee from the same company with no penalty.
2/17/2021
8:00 AM - 2/18/2021 11:00 AM
Harnessing Your Power
This course will be held virtually. * Managing Time: Achieving time and task integration Planning systems and tools * Managing Pressure to Prevent Stress: Understanding Stress Developing Prevention and Coping Strategies * Managing Priorities: Liking Personal Goals to Strategies The Priority Matrix (can be something that already exists) * Managing Work-Life Balance: The Three Elements of Work -Life Balance * Fee $399.00 Save 20% if you sign up for 3 or more electives. Cancellation: For a full refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to training. You may substitute another employee from the same company with no penalty.