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2019 Professional Development Programs

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Research shows that having a professional development plan increases both employee engagement and retention. Show your employees you care about their personal growth; invest today in one of Persimmon’s Professional Development Programs.  From HR to Project Management, we’ve got the courses and certifications you and your team need. Come and learn with us!

 

Leadership Unlocked

In today’s ever-evolving workplace, more and more is being requested of our managers and supervisors, and they are truly becoming leaders for their teams and resources.  Through this program, you will build upon your current strengths as a leader and develop the skills and techniques to better lead, manage and empower your teams.

Session 1: Manager and Supervisor Essentials
March 7th; September 17th | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Day-to-day employee coaching is a tool that managers and supervisors can use to maximize productivity and increase employee engagement. However, studies show that for most people, coaching skills don’t come naturally. This interactive course will equip you with the tools and tactics you need to increase engagement, morale and team performance. 


Session 2: Leading Effective Teams
April 9th; November 7th | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

The future of an organization depends on the performance of their teams. The trouble is, without the benefit of an experienced, effective leader, teams are destined to fall into patterns of behavior that will ultimately increase conflict, decrease collaboration, and hinder its performance. This session will equip you with the tools and tactics to increase individual accountability and ensure your team remains focused, adaptive, and effective, even when it encounters adversity. 


Session 3: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
May 14th; September 24th | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Your IQ matters. But EQ, or emotional intelligence, matters even more. EQ is the ability to identify, interpret, and influence people’s emotions, and studies show it accounts for as much as 60% of your performance at work. Developing Your Emotional Intelligence is 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. 


Session 4: Developing Yourself as a Leader
May 21st; October 3rd | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

This session empowers you with the same essential tools and techniques our experienced business coaches use for their own personal development. Through a series of assessments and hands-on exercises, you will be able to identify your leadership style and leave with a better understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, and the blind spots. 


Session 5: Mastering Time Management
June 6th; October 29th | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

This session takes a different approach to time management. You will learn to identify the activities that add the most value to your organization and career—and how to outsource, delegate, or cut the rest. Instead of focusing on what you can’t control (coworkers, boss’s demands, unexpected crises), you’ll learn new scientifically-supported techniques to focus on planning and decision-making that will maximize your performance.

Unleashing the Power of HR

With Persimmon’s Strategic HR Program you’ll learn how to become a more influential HR leader who makes a positive impact in the areas that matter most to the business. The scope of the program will cover every element that you need to get a seat at the table.

Session 1: How to Elevate Into the Role of Strategic Partner
February 21st; July 18th | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The key to strategic HR is to become a strong, capable business partner who understands how to link arms with leadership and help drive the success of the organization. In this session you will learn to use the organizational strategy to drive strategic HR outcomes. You will hone your skills in identifying top talent and matching them to business-critical roles. One of the most important roles in strategic HR is to identify and mitigate organizational risk that could jeopardize success. Knowing how to communicate these risks to leadership and influence direction will develop a personal brand of credibility and professionalism.


Session 2: The Case for Predictive Analytics in HR
March 28th; August 22nd | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

More and more HR professionals are learning how to utilize AI and predictive analytics. The case for this migration is strong as HR moves into the future of work. Data supports that organizations using AI and predictive analytics are twice as effective as those that are not. In this session we will explore the impact this technology may have on predicting employee retention, enhancing effective candidate selection, and the possibility of using these tools to perform administrative tasks. Welcome to the future.


Session 3: Removing the Bottleneck In Your Organizational Structure
April 18th; September 19th | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

A company’s organizational structure is a road map of its communication patterns. A well-designed structure can make it easier to identify inefficiencies and issues as organizations grow. The biggest factor in any organizational structure is creating formal paths of communication. In this session we will identify the three types of organizational structures and how each applies to effective decision-making, communication and performance. You will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to improve your organizational structure for success.


Session 4: Developing A Culture People Can Thrive In
May 23rd; October 17th | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Corporate culture can be tricky to define. Organizational sustainability relies on creating a culture that actively promotes growth, innovation, and transparency. In this session you will learn how to identify your organizational culture, how to influence leaders to model the behavior that supports your desired culture and how to create an employee experience that will bring your culture to life.

Thriving as a Project Manager

Whether you are new to managing projects or have been getting them done for years but never learned the core concepts, this program will provide you the foundational PM knowledge and tools to improve your project’s success.

Session 1: Surviving Project Management: The Fundamentals of PMPMI Registered Education Providers Tulsa
May 7th – 9th; August 27th – 29th | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Whether you’re just beginning as a project manager, or have been working as a PM with no formal training for years, this class will empower you with a foundational project management methodology enabling you to become a more efficient and effective project manager.

Inspired by the television show Survivor, “Surviving Project Management: The Fundamentals of Managing Projects” is an interactive and hands-on learning event developed and facilitated by practicing project managers. You and your peers will work through interactive project scenarios and practice skills that have been proven effective in the real world.

You will learn:

  • Core project management concepts
  • How to work in a team-based project environment
  • Techniques and tools for effective project management
  • How to manage expectations on project work, and
  • How to improve your project delivery 

Session 2: Stakeholder Relationship Management
April 10th – 11th; November 19th – 20th | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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.

You will learn:

  • How to identify all of the people, departments, and organizations that could impact your work
  • Tools to quickly assess which relationships to focus on first, and which relationships have the potential to impact your work the most
  • Approaches for identifying stakeholder drivers and agendas—and what to do when they are in conflict with yours
  • Techniques to build individualized engagement plans for key stakeholder relationships
  • How to deal with difficult stakeholder relationships or sticky conflicts—including the opportunity to receive facilitated peer coaching from fellow class participants

Session 3: Mastering Time Management
June 6th; October 29th | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

This session takes a different approach to time management. You will learn to identify the activities that add the most value to your organization and career—and how to outsource, delegate, or cut the rest. Instead of focusing on what you can’t control (coworkers, boss’s demands, unexpected crises), you’ll learn new scientifically-supported techniques to focus on planning and decision-making that will maximize your performance.

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