Dec
7
8:30 AM08:30

Communication and Conflict Resolution

In this full day course you will learn how to build productive work relationships by utilizing effective communication skills and working toward collaboration. You will identify your conflict triggers and identify strategies to help you avoid or manage a potential conflict. You will also discover strategies for working with difficult people and how to better manage your responses.

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Dec
14
8:15 AM08:15

Microsoft Excel, Intermediate

This workshop will help those familiar with Microsoft Excel. Class emphasis will be on the more advanced features of the program that can streamline work and make you more productive and efficient. Class format will provide time for the instructor to explain concepts, and answer questions. Students will have time to practice new skills without feeling rushed or frustrated.

Prerequisite: Intro to Microsoft Excel, or relevant experience.

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Nov
16
8:30 AM08:30

Making the Transition from Buddy to Leader

This class is designed to help those new to leadership, whether the new role is as a team leader, or as a supervisor. It will help individuals learn how to navigate the new responsibility of leading former co-workers. Participants will be given concepts to help them set boundaries, establish goals and expectations, provide feedback, and motivate team members.

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Nov
15
8:30 AM08:30

Changing Employee Behavior

Disciplinary tactics might solve the problem for a while, but this approach never increases productivity.  To increase productivity, you have to create an environment of reinforcement and encouragement.  Based on Aubrey Daniels’ performance management theory, this 7-hour workshop provides a proven, systematic approach to getting the performance you want while increasing productivity as much as 69%. 

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Nov
11
8:30 AM08:30

Performance Management

This workshop teaches managers how to engage in formal and informal performance feedback conversations throughout the year. Participants learn to provide feedback for various types of performers, ranging from high potential employees who need positive feedback to off purpose associates whose behavior must change.

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Nov
10
8:00 AM08:00

2017 Upstate South Carolina Environmental Briefing

You are invited to attend the 2017 Upstate South Carolina Environmental Briefing on Friday, November 10, at Thornblade Club near Greer.

The annual briefing is presented by the Williams Mullen Law Firm and is hosted by the Upstate Employers Network. The briefing offers an opportunity for Upstate environmental professionals to remain current on trending topics. The program includes nine presentations, plus the opportunity to network with other guest during the special mid-morning brunch.

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Nov
4
8:30 AM08:30

Bridging Generational Differences in the Workplace

During this 4-hour workshop, you will take a different look at the term, "diversity." You will learn more about the values, preferences, and priorities of the different generations.

The primary goal will be to help you respect and proactively use individual differences to create and maintain positive relationships that focus on harmony, quality, customers, and end results.

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Nov
4
8:30 AM08:30

Writing Effective Emails and Short Business Documents

Join instructor Barbara Evers for a 4-hour course designed to help participants improve writing skills in email and short documents. Topics covered include the importance of good writing skills in the workplace, techniques for decreasing errors and confusion in writing, the 4 C’s of effective writing, how to map out and organize a document, and the most common grammar issues writers face.

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Sep
20
8:30 AM08:30

Employee Engagement and Motivation

During this one-day workshop, participants first ensure that they are personally engaged and accountable then, learn how to create an environment of positive, engagement in which associates assume ownership for results, do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, and regularly perform “above and beyond.”

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Sep
16
to Sep 17

Conversations that Result in Alignment and Greater Accountability: the 2-Day Class

  • Upstate Employers Network (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Participants will learn a set of proven tools that build alignment, agreement, and interpersonal communication. In addition, participants will practice a process for determining what accountability conversations to hold, how to hold them and how to follow-up. 

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Sep
16
8:30 AM08:30

Time Management Principles

The ability to manage priorities effectively now depends on relationships, accountability, and the skill to influence others.  The purpose of “Time Management Principles” is to give participants the tools and techniques to: deal with interruptions; clarify goals and objectives; build accountability through agreements; admit when overloaded and ask for help; and delegate tasks effectively.

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Sep
16
8:30 AM08:30

Create a Total Safety Culture

This 1-day workshop will provide an opportunity to examine the safety culture of your workplace. 

Despite continuous efforts to eliminate injuries through policies, committees, protective equipment, training, enforcement, etc., most companies eventually reach a plateau and improvement stalls. Safety experts tell us that 90% of all injuries include a behavioral component. So, injuries won’t be eliminated until every associate becomes accountable for their safety and the safety of their co-workers even when no one is looking.

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Sep
14
8:30 AM08:30

Making the Transition from Buddy to Leader

This class is designed to help those new to leadership, whether the new role is as a team leader, or as a supervisor. It will help individuals learn how to navigate the new responsibility of leading former co-workers. Participants will be given concepts to help them set boundaries, establish goals and expectations, provide feedback, and motivate team members.

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Aug
31
8:30 AM08:30

Bridging Generational Differences in the Workplace

During this 4-hour workshop, you will take a different look at the term, "diversity." You will learn more about the values, preferences, and priorities of the different generations.

The primary goal will be to help you respect and proactively use individual differences to create and maintain positive relationships that focus on harmony, quality, customers, and end results.

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Aug
30
8:30 AM08:30

Changing Employee Behavior

Disciplinary tactics might solve the problem for a while, but this approach never increases productivity.  To increase productivity, you have to create an environment of reinforcement and encouragement.  Based on Aubrey Daniels’ performance management theory, this 7-hour workshop provides a proven, systematic approach to getting the performance you want while increasing productivity as much as 69%. 

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Aug
10
to Aug 11

Conversations that Result in Alignment and Greater Accountability: the 2-Day Class

  • Upstate Employers Network (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Participants will learn a set of proven tools that build alignment, agreement, and interpersonal communication. In addition, participants will practice a process for determining what accountability conversations to hold, how to hold them and how to follow-up. 

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Jul
13
8:30 AM08:30

Communication and Conflict Resolution

In this full day course you will learn how to build productive work relationships by utilizing effective communication skills and working toward collaboration. You will identify your conflict triggers and identify strategies to help you avoid or manage a potential conflict. You will also discover strategies for working with difficult people and how to better manage your responses.

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Jun
22
8:30 AM08:30

Making the Transition from Buddy to Leader

This class is designed to help those new to leadership, whether the new role is as a team leader, or as a supervisor. It will help individuals learn how to navigate the new responsibility of leading former co-workers. Participants will be given concepts to help them set boundaries, establish goals and expectations, provide feedback, and motivate team members.

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Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

Time Management Principles

The ability to manage priorities effectively now depends on relationships, accountability, and the skill to influence others.  The purpose of “Time Management Principles” is to give participants the tools and techniques to: deal with interruptions; clarify goals and objectives; build accountability through agreements; admit when overloaded and ask for help; and delegate tasks effectively.

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