Next Level Training to

Evolve Your Capabilities

Our courses are more than just lectures delivered by academics or “instructors-for-hire.” You'll enjoy expert-led training and custom programs to evolve your learning and development capabilities.

Upcoming Public Classes

Aug 08

Storytelling with Data

Great stories change minds, inspire action, and speed up decision-making. But a poorly crafted narrative kills the impact of your message and leaves the audience uncertain and confused. Enroll now and learn how to up-level your next presentation.

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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST
Sep 06

Project Management Essentials

Whether you are a new, developing, or "accidental" project leader, this course provides high-impact learning and advice. In this course, you'll learn the five essential steps to leading a project from concept to completion: Strategize, Plan, Execute, Troubleshoot, and Wrap-Up,. You'll also learn the ins-and-outs of Agile project management, an exciting approach to getting more done in less time.

The Persimmon Group
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT
Sep 14

PMP Exam Prep

Designed with busy professionals in mind, Persimmon’s PMI®-authorized PMP® training program gives you all the support you need to pass the exam the first time, from live instruction with experts, to step-by-step application help, to thousands of realistic exam questions to practice.

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT
Oct 03

Managing Difficult Relationships

No matter what kind of work you do, relationships with people are essential to doing it. Unfortunately, we rarely get to choose who we work with—and it’s often the case that our most important stakeholders are also difficult to work with.

The Persimmon Group
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST

Featured Facilitators


Senior Consultant

With over 20 years of experience in project management and business analysis, Monica has earned her reputation as a highly trusted expert. Her classes are high-energy, with plenty of time for deep discussion of the challenges you’re facing.

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Senior Advisor

Founder and CEO of The Persimmon Group, Bill has led strategic programs spanning years, staffed by hundreds of people, sourced globally, with budgets in excess of $10 billion.

He continues to support Persimmon’s project management consulting practice as an advisor and executive-level consultant.


Senior Consultant

Julie is a certified Project Manager and Business Analyst who leads projects and supports consulting teams within the PM practice. Our clients love Julie’s ability to keep teams moving toward the goal line, even in chaotic circumstances.

The Persimmon Group is an approved provider for continuing education credit hours by some of the most prominent professional organizations, including:

Highly Valuable & Very Insightful!

“The Persimmon team worked hard at customizing training sessions to meet our needs of the organization and pushed for results, coupling the individual sessions with the team sessions to push for progress and awareness. From the highly valuable assessments to the group learning sessions, the Persimmon team was very insightful, responsive on follow ups and took the time to understand the needs of the organization and offered improvements and ideas for success. I would highly recommend The Persimmon Team.”

Jim Berberet

President, Triumph Accessory Service


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