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Continuing Education

Management & Leadership

Speaking with Confidence* NEW!

Many employees as well as supervisors struggle when it comes to presenting before groups.  Yet every career demands that professionals speak with confidence and clarity when presenting before colleagues or clients.  The ability to speak with confidence is vital for success at work in the modern business environment.  Participants in this workshop will learn the idiosyncrasies that they may be unaware of that are detracting from their message being heard, as well as learn a 4-step process to help them prepare and deliver a clear, concise, and effective message.

Meets: One Wednesday, 6-9 pm
(#15850) Aug 6, BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: AchieveGlobal™ Corporate Trainer Don Taylor
Fee: $95

*Approved for 2.75 hours of HRCI general credit.

Leadership Greater Augusta

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A nine-month interactive program, Leadership Greater Augusta provides emerging and existing leaders opportunities for skill building and leadership development.  The course also includes a comprehensive examination of the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, and Augusta County, and encourages participants to apply their leadership skills through community-oriented group projects.  Sponsored by the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, the program is presented in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College, Daikin, and Mary Baldwin College. For dates, other details and application forms, please visit the LGA program Web page or call 540/324-1133.

Meets: Sep 11, 2014 – May 7, 2015
Fee: $625; $575 for Chamber members (Apply by July 31 and receive $50 Early Bird discount!)
Application deadline: Aug 15

Leadership Certificate Program* Back by Popular Demand!

Designed to develop highly functioning leadership skills in managers interested in promoting organizational growth, this 10-week program covers developing and effectively communicating a leadership style; leading people of varying personality types; promoting committee and project team development; and establishing a common vision and mission. You’ll also learn how to develop an organizational value statement and establish key performance indicators.

Meets: Ten Thursdays, Oct 2-Dec 11, (no class Nov 27) 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Brian McReynolds, PE
Fee: $209
(#57459)

*Approved for 17.5 hours of HRCI general credit.

Management Certificate Program* Back by Popular Demand!

Businesses typically promote front line employees based on their potential as prospective managers. Unfortunately, these new managers do not always receive the resources and training they need to provide effective management. This four-week program provides management training to help new managers create effective relationships and build team unity; develop and set expectations; measure performance; and obtain developed goals. New and aspiring managers, along with other motivated individuals in any organization, can benefit from this practical approach to workplace management.

Meets: Four Tuesdays, Sep 2-23, 6-8 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Brian McReynolds, PE
Fee: $125
(#57456)

*Approved for 7 hours of HRCI general credit.

Leadership Breakfast Series

Principle-Led Leadership*

Although leading from your “gut” may feel right, such a reactionary approach can have unintended consequences. This breakfast workshop offers an alternative: a set of proven principles to help guide every leadership decision you make.

*Approved for 1 hour of HRCI general credit approval.

Meets: One Friday, Sep 12, 7:30–8:30 am; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Don Taylor
Fee: $49
- Includes light breakfast, beginning at 7:15 am (#62382)

Lead with Appreciation and Inspiration*

Based on Gary Chapman's best-selling book, Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, this breakfast workshop highlights the benefits of using an “appreciative” style of communication with your employees.

*Approved for 1 hour of HRCI general credit.

Meets: One Friday, Oct 10, 7:30-8:30 am; BRCC Augusta Center
Instructor: Don Taylor
Fee: $49
- Includes light breakfast, beginning at 7:15 am (#62386)

Personality Based Leadership*

Many employees, many personalities, many possibilities! Learn to identify strengths/weaknesses of employees and co-workers; and how your leadership style can accommodate individual differences.

*Approved for 1 hour of HRCI general credit.

Meets: One Friday, Nov 14, 7:30-8:30 am; BRCC Harrisonburg Center
Instructor: Don Taylor
Fee: $49
- Includes light breakfast, beginning at 7:15 am (#62387)

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Building Teams that Work

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Introduction to Nonprofit Management

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Project Management Fundamentals

Gain the skills you'll need to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.
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Project Management Applications

Experienced project manager teaches you tricks of the project management trade.
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