April 25, 1–4:30 p.m.
Don’t let poor grammar make you look bad. Instead, improve your grammatical abilities in a fun and fast-paced four-hour workshop. This training seminar will teach you the following:
1. Writing Techniques for avoiding 4 major grammatical errors, including:
- Agreement errors
- Run-on sentences
2. Punctuation Rules for:
3. Proofreading Techniques
The training minimizes lecture and maximizes hands-on activities and group work. Pre- and post-test results will show you what you have learned. If you’ve ever fretted over who or whom, stop worrying. Attend this seminar and start improving your grammar.
May 2, 8:30 a.m.–noon
Who wouldn't want more time? We all struggle with the demands of work and impending deadlines. This program deals with the basics of time management. We will explore how our attitude affects time management and how to plan and organize ourselves for increased efficiency.
Learn to write results-oriented goals, prioritize tasks, make the most of your schedule, organize your space for optimum efficiency, control interruptions effectively, and deal with piles of paperwork.
Leave with specific tips for improving time management of everything from paper flow to filing to project management and more.
Planning for Change
April 13, 8:30 a.m.–noon
Creative leadership is necessary today more than ever. With revenue shortages, service cuts, privatizing and outsourcing, local governments need leaders to have an entrepreneurial spirit that drive change. You must be visionary while being practical enough to get the job done. Your team counts on your leadership to help them achieve their best in an ever-changing environment.
- Define leadership as it relates to change management
- State the responsibilities of a leader during change
- Identify 13 common barriers to change
- Develop plans for overcoming these barriers to change
- Outline the approach best taken to orchestrate change
Leave with concrete ideas for coping with change on a personal level and leading your staff through changes.
April 20, 8:30 a.m.–noon
Employee turnover is a huge drain on business — it saps morale, reduces productivity and often endangers client relationships. Research shows that employees don’t leave companies as much as they leave their supervisor or manager. Supervisors and managers need to be knowledgeable about ways to retain star employees
- Develop a motivational work environment
- Write expectations
- Discuss ways to instill trust and increase employee commitment
- Design an approach to elicit and encourage suggestions
- Outline ways to meaningfully recognize your staff
Leave with concrete ideas for improving your staff’s performance and get ideas for low-cost or no-cost rewards and recognition