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 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

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

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

Coping with Difficult Behaviors

Through the use of self-assessments, strategy planning exercises and case studies, participants will learn to identify and use strategies to overcome or better cope with difficult behaviors in the workplace. Read More About This Program