Full Program Listing

Talent development programs may be taken individually to develop a particular competency or in combination with other programs to earn a certificate. Kent State's Center for Corporate and Professional Development can also work with you to tailor any program and deliver it onsite for your employee group.

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Coaching for Peak Performance

Coaching is a supervisory activity, which gives employees information, instructions and suggestions relevant to their job duties and performance. Successful managerial coaching also involves guiding employees' behavior toward desired organizational results. Managers who truly want their employees to be high performers must help them obtain these goals. The role of the manager/coach is to identify activities that prepare employees for greater decision-making and involvement in their jobs. It is about instilling accountability at all levels of the organization. To accomplish this, it is critical that managers both reinforce positive behavior and correct negative behaviors in a positive manner. The main objective of this program is to discuss and highlight "critical success factors" to effectively manage the most important organizational asset – its human capital. Read More About This Program

Coaching for Top Performance

Are you prepared to get the best from your team? The greatest impact leaders can make on their organization comes from how they deliver results through others. Coaching is vital to delivering talent in organizations, and it is an essential capability of effective leaders. Read More About This Program

Coaching Generations in the Workplace

Each of the four generations in today’s workforce defines “work” differently, requiring diverse coaching techniques. Each generation has a unique perspective of what job satisfaction, work ethic and professionalism mean to them. Anyone leading a multi-generational work team will need strategies for coaching, motivating and retaining this blended workforce. The Millennial generation’s work expectations also require future planning for any workforce that will become predominantly Millennial in the next ten years. Read More About This Program

Communicating With and Influencing Project Stakeholders

One of the major reasons for project failure is poor communication with stakeholders during the project. Stakeholders are the individuals who are involved in, have a vested interest in, or exert influence on, the project. To insure the success of a project, project managers and team members must seek to develop strong relationships with the important stakeholders. The development of these relationships must be an ongoing process throughout the life of the project. This program focuses on the skills and tools necessary to effectively communicate with and influence the stakeholders in a project. Read More About This Program

Communicating with Influence for all Associates

There are many work situations that require the skill of influencing others: convincing one department to respect another's deadlines, presenting new ideas to upper management or determining the best course of action for the project team. Yet, many people believe that influence can only be achieved by the person "in charge." This program provides not only strategies for influencing others, but also methods for enhancing personal credibility and professional clout. Read More About This Program