Training

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 role of Human Resources is changing.  As the influence of hiring and development trends on strategic plans increases, the need for strengthening employee advocacy also increases.  Individuals in HR need to possess a growth mindset and create relationships that provide a presence among Senior Leaders. During this session, learn how to establish yourself as a strong leader with a highly engaged and thriving HR team. 


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

Human Resources does not possess a crystal ball, however, a strong understanding of the information within your HRIS system will achieve better results than a glimpse of the future! In this course, learn alongside other HR professionals, how to leverage the data within your HRIS to better predict retention trends, and employees’ future behaviors.  You will gain insight on how to analyze the data and identify information to develop and support succession planning within your organization.


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

Identifying, developing, and retaining talent for your organization is a day to day challenge.  If employees become resistant to change or development opportunities, new problems can arise.  In this course, you will discuss a performance management model that reviews how the organization performs day to day and how to identify and retain talent to maximize performance. 


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

“People do not leave organizations, people leave their leadership teams.”  While this is a common phrase, the importance of good culture is priceless.  In this course, you will identify how to create transparency in your organization’s vision, develop a business case for diversity and inclusion, and communicate what workplace culture is and why it matters.

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
February 12th -14th; May 5th – 7th; 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 13th – 14th | 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.