USI – Shared Learning

Simplex 1.0 – Solving Complex Problems (Participant)

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 not only used in the Evansville area but numerous companies and organizations, it is also used by Microsoft and other leading organizations. 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.

2-DAY SESSION: JUNE 4 & 5  |  8 AM – 5 PM  |  Fee: $1,000
Location: USI @ Innovation Pointe, Innovation Lab – 318 Main St., Evansville, IN

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

Simplex 2.0 – Solving Complex Problems (Facilitator)

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.

1 SESSION: JUNE 6  |  8 AM – 5 PM  |  Fee: $500

Location: USI @ Innovation Pointe, Innovation Lab – 318 Main St., Evansville, IN

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

Leadership Challenge Workshop

The Leadership Challenge Workshop is a practical, interactive program that engages aspiring and accomplished leaders to learn how to achieve their personal best and improve their leadership effectiveness. Backed by more than 25 years of original research and data from over three million leaders, this program centers on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: 1. Model the Way, 2. Inspire a Shared Vision, 3. Challenge the Process, 4. Enable Others to Act, 5. Encourage the Heart The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors.

*This course addresses the following soft skills: leadership, communication, being a team player, confidence, interpersonal relationship skills and resolving conflict.

*The list of competencies was compiled and adapted from surveys administered by Indeed.com, Monster.com, Forbes and Business Daily News.
Registration includes best-selling book The Leadership Challenge, course workbook, Leadership Practices Inventory, follow-up emails from program facilitators, job aid reference card and a light breakfast
and lunch.

2-DAY SESSION: JUNE 1 & 8  |  9 AM – 5 PM  |  Fee: $999
Location: USI @ Innovation Pointe, Innovation Lab – 318 Main St., Evansville, IN

REGISTER AT: https://www.usi.edu/outreach/lifelong-learning/professional-development/leadership-challenge-workshop/

Management Skills Assessment

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.
SESSIONS: JUNE 15  |  AUGUST 3  |  SEPTEMBER 7  |  OCTOBER 5  |  DECEMBER 14
8:45 AM – 3:30 PM  |  Fee: $425 per session

Location: USI University Center East, 2229 – 8600 University Blvd., Evansville, IN

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