USI – Shared Learning

MANAGEMENT SKILLS ASSESSMENT
SEPTEMBER 7  |  OCTOBER 5  |  DECEMBER 14
8:45 AM – 3:30 PM  |  $425 per session
USI University Center East, 2229 – 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, IN

Using well-recognized and accepted assessment center methodology, assessors observe and evaluate participants during a series of work simulations where participants encounter challenges and tasks common to supervisory and management positions. The outcome is a comprehensive report outlining the participant’s strengths, developmental needs and training recommendations. The assessment is valuable for aspiring or current supervisors and managers from all industries. Register for each Management Skills Assessment at least one week before the class date. This course addresses the following soft skills; leadership, written and oral communication, problem solving, decision making, interpersonal relationship skills, sensitivity, planning, organizing and prioritizing abilities. The list of competencies was compiled and adapted from surveys administered by Indeed.com, Monster.com, Forbes and Business Daily News. Registration includes a light breakfast and lunch.

REGISTER AT: https://www.usi.edu/outreach/lifelong-learning/professional-development/management-skills-assessment/

SIMPLEX 1.0: SOLVING COMPLEX PROBLEMS
September 10, 8 am – 5 pm  |  September 11, 8 am – Noon  |  $750
Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville, second floor
Instructors: Tad Dickel and Pam Goedde

The Simplex creative problem solving method is an excellent tool for teams of all sizes to use in solving problems and/or arriving at creative solutions to challenges they are facing. This method is used in the Evansville area and also by numerous companies and organizations, Microsoft and other leading organizations use it.  Participants will gain proficiency in applying the creative thinking skills of diverging, converging, and deferral of judgment and an understanding and skill in executing the innovation process. Fee includes light
breakfast and lunch.

REGISTER AT: https://www.usi.edu/outreach/lifelong-learning/professional-development/simplex-10-solving-complex-problems/

SIMPLEX 2.0:
LEADING OTHERS TO SOLVE COMPLEX PROBLEMS

September 11, 1 pm – 5 pm  |  September 12, 8 am – 5 pm  |  $750
Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville, second floor
Instructors: Tad Dickel and Pam Goedde

Simplex users interested in becoming facilitators of the process will learn to lead a group through the eight steps. Participants gain an understanding of effective team structures, models of team development, and facilitation and support of ongoing teams. Fee includes light breakfast and lunch.

REGISTER AT: https://www.usi.edu/outreach/lifelong-learning/professional-development/simplex-20-solving-complex-problems/

USI PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE/
PMI PMP® EXAM PREPARATION

October 6  |  October 14  |  November 3  |  November 17  |  December 1
5 SATURDAY SESSIONS  |  8 am – 4 pm |  $1,499
Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville, second floor
Instructor: David Shrimpton, PMP

This course is designed for professionals who want to add project management skills to their portfolio, leading to a USI Certificate in Project Management; or update their current skillset to prepare to sit the exam for Project Management Institute’s (PMI) internationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.  The course is based on the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 6th Edition, completely revised in 2017 to include, among other things, consideration of agile and adaptive techniques and emerging trends in project management.  In addition to classroom presentations, discussions and exercises, registrants will receive an easy to read text, student workbook and access to online quizzes, tutorials, tests and a mock exam for up to a year after class starts.

REGISTER AT: https://www.usi.edu/outreach/lifelong-learning/professional-development/project-management-certificatepmi-pmp-exam-preparation/

Workforce Relationships Certificate
November 9 & 16  |  9 am – 4 pm  |  $799
Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville, second floor
Instructors: Pam Goedde, Tammy Pickering and Kathleen Lapekas

Knowing oneself and understanding others is the key to teamwork. Every employer wants staff that works well together. In order to work with a diverse group of individuals, we must first know ourselves and then get to know how others approach work. By completing this Certificate program, you will become a more effective team player by having a better understanding of yourself and others. This certificate program is appropriate for those who work as part of a team and for those that supervise a team. Fee includes all assessments, reports, and refreshments and lunch.

REGISTER AT: https://www.usi.edu/outreach/lifelong-learning/professional-development/workforce-relationships-certificate/

Problem Solving & Decision Making Certificate
November 8 & December 6  |  6 pm -9 pm  |  $359
Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville, second floor
Instructor: Tammy Pickering

Problem solving and decision making are critical skills for employees in today’s workplace. The rapid pace of changes has placed a greater emphasis on the need to approach problems quickly while considering alternative options before making a decision. This newly certification program enables learners to increase the speed and quality of decisions made to solve problems their teams encounter in the workplace.

REGISTER AT: https://www.usi.edu/outreach/lifelong-learning/professional-development/problem-solving-and-decision-making-certificate/

Having Difficult Conversations Certificate
November 7  |  9 am – 4 pm  |  $199
Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville, second floor
Instructor: Kathleen Lapekas

When dealing with people, one of the most difficult things we have to do is address a problem through feedback. Most people are uncomfortable with giving difficult feedback, especially when it comes to doing this with difficult personality types. However, most problems never go away without confronting them. This course is designed to teach fundamental skills on how to deal with having difficult conversations.

Course Goal:  Navigate conflict approaches with different personality types. Learn the techniques to minimize defensiveness. Deliver effective feedback-including corrective feedback. Prepare to deliver delicate and sensitive feedback. Manage a behavior problem through feedback without destroying the relationship.
Fee includes refreshments and lunch.

REGISTER AT: https://www.usi.edu/outreach/lifelong-learning/professional-development/having-difficult-conversations-certificate/

Negotiations & the Art of Influencing Others
November 30  |  9 am – 4 pm  |  $199
Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville, second floor
Instructor: Kathleen Lapekas

This course teaches individuals who may not have the authority to direct, but need to learn how to influence others in an organization. Developing influence with others requires building trusting relationships, establishing credibility, and leading with integrity with others to influence them to do what you need them to. Fee includes refreshments and lunch.

REGISTER AT: https://www.usi.edu/outreach/lifelong-learning/professional-development/negotiations-and-the-art-of-influencing-others/