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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Communicating with Influence for Leaders

In ever-changing organizational environments, achieving employees’ fast buy-in and meaningful commitment to change is a key competency for today’s leaders. Unfortunately, most changes are announced and implemented without consideration of the best influential strategies that will achieve rapid buy-in and commitment.  This program focuses on both the inhibitors to a leader’s influence and the strategies to enhance one’s influential impact on the organization. Read More About This Program

Communication Strategies for Generations Working Together

There are several generations of customers and employees in most organizations today, creating new and unique customer service, management and teamwork issues. This program is an engaging approach to this topic, presented by the facilitator in the costume and language style of each generation. Participants will gain a new perspective that will assist in enhancing productivity, communication, cohesiveness and morale. Read More About This Program

Communication Trust and Respect in the Workplace

In this program employees will learn that communication, trust and respect are key ingredients for employee engagement, loyalty and organizational success. Participants should, as a result of this program, understand the link between effective communication, trust and respect and business, as well as personal accomplishment. The facilitator will also strongly address the importance of giving and receiving respect. Read More About This Program

Conducting the Performance Appraisal Meeting

This workshop provides a practice-based approach to learning coaching skills. Techniques for utilizing coaching skills in a variety of situations are offered in role-play activities. Participants will also learn how to incorporate their employees’ performance evaluations into a “professional development plan” that will be used as that employee’s model for coaching throughout the year. Read More About This Program

Conducting the Performance Review Appraisal

Training is essential for all those who conduct performance appraisals. Without training, managers and supervisors often “repeat the past.” This means they appraise others much as they have been appraised in the past, which often will have been done poorly. Effective performance appraisals lead to clear and open communication and coaching for improved performance. Read More About This Program