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Business Essentials Courses

Take Your Business Skills to New Heights.

Our business essentials training gives you the foundational skills your people need to stay resilient to disruption, blending proven techniques with emerging business practices.

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Business Essentials Courses2021-09-01T15:17:55-05:00

Real Interaction, Real Results.

Highly Interactive

Whether in-person or virtual, you’ll see, hear, and speak to your instructor and fellow participants throughout the event, in both large and small group discussions.

Limited Class Size

Class size is limited to allow for rich discussion, reflection, and practice throughout the course. Get immediate in-class feedback on the skills as you practice them.

Expert Support

Our courses are taught by highly experienced facilitators with broad industry experience, so they can speak directly to your unique challenges and experience level.

Upcoming Business Essentials Courses

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

How to Leverage EQ For Better Relationships and Results

Your IQ matters. But for long-term success in your career and personal life, EQ, or emotional intelligence, matters even more. In this course, you will learn how EQ is measured, and how to increase your EQ to have more successful interactions with your managers, peers, and employees.

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Half-Day Virtual Course:

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Time Management for the Time-Challenged

Powerful Strategies to Get Your Life Back

Are you managing your time, or is it managing you? The average employee spends 11 minutes on a task before encountering a distraction—and for those who are adjusting to remote work, the situation may be even worse. Join us in this dynamic training event to help you better manage your two most precious resources: time and energy.

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Half-Day Virtual Course:

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Thinking Strategically

How 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 virtual 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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One-Day Virtual Course:

November 9, 2023The Persimmon Group8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CTCapacity Limited

Meet Some of Our Facilitators

  • So Well Done!“This is one of the best courses I've taken in a long time. Honestly, I loved all of it. There was no "filler" or fluff that wasn't specific to the course. Loved Persimmon's facilitation skills and affirmation of all attendees viewpoints. So well done.”Sam D.Williams Companies
  • Impactful.“I love that the same concepts can be used by people from different industries, education or experience, with such diverse job titles and on an endless amount of short or long-term projects. Thank you so much!”Ria P.CAP Tulsa
  • Helped Me Get Unstuck.“I often get caught in the "deal bunker" as we say in banking—where you're so worried about the ins and outs of a deal and execution that you forget to do business development or other strategic parts of your job that must continue no matter how busy you are. This class will help my business grow!”Victoria A.Bank of Texas
  • Loved It All.“It is amazing what we don't know. I think that training like this should be a must with anyone who struggles with Emotional Intelligence. I truly enjoyed this course and wish it had been longer!”Stacey G.Hub International
  • Warm and Inclusive.“The class atmosphere was so inclusive! I often attend classes and don't have a sense of belonging, but did not experience that with this class. It was interactive rather than a lecture. Our instructor knew when to let us discuss ideas vs. "instructing" us. Persimmon knocked it out of the park!”MarShondria A. Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & Lebrun, P.C.


What is a virtual Persimmon event like?2021-08-27T18:21:38-05:00

We know you’ll love our virtual learning experiences! Just like a physical classroom, you’ll see and speak to your instructor, participate in discussions and small group activities, and follow along in a writable PDF workbook so you can take notes and reference them later.

Your instructor will also be available to you between sessions and after the course to answer questions, PLUS you’ll get access to electronic copies of all the documents we recommend you use to keep your projects on track.

Do you offer custom training?2021-08-27T18:28:40-05:00

Yes!  Persimmon realizes not every organization is the same. That is why we will work with you to build custom courses that address your unique needs with our content modules.

What platform do you use for virtual courses?2021-08-27T18:20:33-05:00

The Persimmon Group uses Zoom for all learning events, with multiple security protocols in place to ensure a safe and private event. Zoom allows you to participate on the web (without downloading additional software) if desired.

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