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April 6, 2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT Location The Persimmon Group

Project Management EssentialsKnock Your Next Project Out of the Park!

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.

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April 12, 2022 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT Location Zoom

PMP® Exam PrepComprehensive Support to Pass Your Exam the First Time!

Designed with busy professionals in mind, Persimmon’s PMI®-approved 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.

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Manager and Supervisor EssentialsHow to Develop, Empower, and Motivate Employees

How are you developing, empowering, and motivating your employees? In this course, you'll develop the skills you need to give positive reinforcement and useful constructive input.

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Leading High Performing Teams

Is your team stagnant or stuck doing the same thing, the same way, over and over just because it is the way it has always been done? This course will equip you with the tools and tactics to ensure your team remains focused, adaptive, and effective, even through disruption and adversity.

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Risk ManagementHow to Safeguard Your Project from Threats

Every project faces potentially damaging risks—but with proactive leadership, a skilled project manager can reduce or even eliminate these threats. With fun and exciting exercises inspired by the hugely popular Discovery Channel™ reality series Deadliest Catch, this course will teach students how to identify, analyze, and remove barriers to successfully executing their projects.

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Communicating in a Noisy World: How to Help Others (Really) Hear What You SayHow do you make yourself be heard above the noise?

In today’s fast-paced workplace, we skim rather than read—multi-task rather than really listen. At a time when we are more distracted than ever, how do you make yourself be heard above the noise? This course explores why miscommunications happen, and what you can change today to help others really hear what you say, regardless of the communication format.

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Effective Meeting ManagementMeeting management techniques for both in-person and virtual meetings

Hands-on and participation-oriented, this course provides relevant and applicable meeting management techniques for both in-person and virtual meetings. Throughout the course, participants will build a broad repertoire of problem solving and decision making techniques to apply right away.

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Developing Your Emotional IntelligenceHow to Leverage EQ for Better Relationships and Results

Your IQ matters. But for long-term success, EQ, or emotional intelligence, matters even more. Developing your Emotional Intelligence is designed as a crash-course in EQ. You will learn how EQ is measured and how to increase your EQ to have more successful interactions with your supervisors, peers, and employees.

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Developing Yourself as a Leader:How to Build Your Roadmap for Growth

Whether you're a high-potential professional on your way up the corporate ladder or a current leader, continuing your personal development is essential to your success. Unfortunately, without the necessary guidance or tools, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This course will empower you with the same essential tools and techniques our experienced executive coaches use for their own personal development.

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Thinking StrategicallyHow to Resist the “Circle of Habit” and Generate Breakthroughs for Your Team

Thinking strategically is critical for moving organizations forward, and yet 96% of leaders report they are too busy reacting to day-to-day management issues to think strategically (HBR). Designed and facilitated by seasoned business leaders, this course will teach you to resist the pull of your routines so you can ask the right questions, spark innovation, navigate uncertainty, and take advantage of strategic opportunities.

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Stakeholder Relationship ManagementHow to Influence People for Better Project Results

No matter what kind of work you do, relationships with people are essential to doing it. The good news is that there are targeted tools and techniques that can help you effectively build and develop these relationships, whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, a project leader or an operations manager, right-brained or left-brained! This two-day workshop will focus on helping you learn and practice these skills in a discussion-rich environment, with case studies to help you practice new skills and techniques.

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Time Management for the Time-Challenged: Strategies for Thriving in A Hybrid World

Are you managing your time, or is it managing you? It's time to take back control and have more time for the things that matter most to you! This course will help you do just that, one powerful step at a time.

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Agile for the UninitiatedHow Agile Principles Can Take Your Team's Performance to the Next Level

Curious about Agile? It’s not just for software developers anymore. Project teams across many industries are turning to agile frameworks to get the right work done well. This course will teach you the basics of agile—where it came from, what it looks like, and how individuals and teams are using its principles to improve the way they work and deliver projects.

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Project Management Essentials 2Knock Your Next Project Out of the Park!

Whether you are a new, developing, or "accidental" project leader, this course provides high-impact learning and advice tailored to non-technical project managers. 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.

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