Professional Development Series

Each interactive workshop in the Professional Development Series will focus on critical aspects of operations excellence in the workplace. Practical models, concepts, and tools will be introduced and practiced in each workshop for next-day implementation.

Cost: Fifteen percent discounts are available for three or more participants from the same organization, or for individuals registering for three or more workshops. Contact cbed@iupuc.edu to obtain a promotional code that you can use during registration. Registrants MUST use the code during registration in order to receive the discount. Discount does not apply to Emotional Intelligence (EQI) and Transition to Supervision workshops.

Course location: Arvin Center for Graduate Business Education at IUPUC
4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Participants can register for the entire series or select only the workshops that are most appropriate. Earn a special “Professional  Development Certificate” upon completion of five or more workshops.

Coaching and Developing Employees covers important topics such as: attributes of an effective coach, creating an environment that fosters coaching, planning for impact in coaching sessions, questioning and listening techniques, and application planning. Presented by: Greg Knudson 

Date: June 14, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Cost: $160

Leadership success in ones career and life requires more than just good technical skills, experience, intelligence, vision and hard work. While these attributes are important, to make a difference and truly succeed as an effective manager and leader, one needs to add the five components of emotional intelligence. These include; self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and people skills. EQI 2.0 is one of the most scientifically validated intelligence instruments available today. This instrument measures the interaction between a person and his / her environment, a key determinant of emotional intelligence and social functioning. The complete overview, coaching and feedback report presents results in both numerical and graphical (bar graph) form, and has application for greater organizational effectiveness, succession planning, and leadership development through coaching, development and performance management. Presented by: Greg Knudson 

Discount does not apply

Date: March 8, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Cost: $370

This certificate program in Leadership Development provides industry best practice concepts, models, tools, strategies, individualized assessments and includes four critical areas of leadership development:

1. Transition to Management (with the DiSC Assessment) 
This highly interactive workshop provides the tools and techniques to make the successful transition, including your own “DiSC Personality Assessment,” letting go of the old job and preparing for the new job and understanding the critical management qualities, functions, and effective leadership skills. In addition, you will recognize the common pitfalls for new managers, become aware of the managerial challenges and opportunities, improve communications, planning, delegation and critical managerial responsibilities, as well as receive “Best Practice” tips.

2. Personal Leadership Development
Regardless of your position today, the most important consideration is to recognize that there are a number of ways to develop new leadership skills right now, as well as enhance and grow your current leadership abilities. This is the good news. 
  • Outlines the best definitions and attributes of leadership
  • Explores the personal and business case for effective leadership development
  • Introduces the “Six Core Leadership Styles” and provides guidelines on use
  • Provides a detailed exploration of the “Six Top Attributes of Leadership” - critical to helping you accelerate your personal leadership development
3. Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQI 2.0 Assessment)
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to develop a set of emotional and social skills that:
  • Influence the way we perceive and express ourselves
  • Help us develop, navigate and maintain the complex social relationships required in today’s workplace
  • Enable us to cope more effectively with everyday challenges
  • Use the emotional information in an efficient and meaningful way to make the right decisions that will result in positive business results

4. Coaching and Developing Employees
This hands-on workshop covers important topics such as the qualities of an effective coach, the 5 key coaching skills, creating an environment that fosters coaching, planning for impact in coaching sessions, questioning, and listening techniques, and application planning.  As with all workshops, the final activity includes individual action planning suitable for next day implementation in the workplace. This Four-Day “Leadership Development Program” is offered on campus as well as on-site at your facility or organization. The cost for these four highly interactive workshops is $1,200 per participant and includes professional facilitation, presentation materials, program workbook guides, and practical applications of the major leadership concepts.

Date: July 20th, 21th - August 23rd, 24th.

Time: 9 a.m. to noon.

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Cost: $1200

Professional Communications in Todays Workplace is a special business program designed for all professionals who work and communicate daily with colleagues, associates, team members at various levels, suppliers and customers. This workshop provides each participant with an understanding of the business and personal case for excellent business communications.  The session examines the framework for understanding the six universal elements of the communication process by concentrating on the obstacles that create misunderstanding and the successful behaviors and best practices that overcome obstacles to be more effective in the workplace – highlighting written, electronic, verbal and non-verbal communication approaches. The session also focuses on the value of asking effective questions, active listening and paraphrasing to better understand issues and reduce the chances of conflict and disagreement among team associates. 

Date: February 21, 2017

Time: 9 am to noon.

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Cost: $160

Whether your job involves procurement, accounting, safety, HR, IT or engineering, you are probably involved in managing projects to one degree or another. Project Management is designed to equip project leaders with the essential tools they need to successfully manage projects regardless of their business function or position in the company or on the organization chart. This hands-on workshop covers the professional tools and strategies needed to define and document project requirements, attain buy-in from project stakeholders, delegate tasks, create milestones, monitor progress and close projects on time and within budget. Presented by: Jon Padfield

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Cost: $320

Time Management provides practical tools, models and methods to address the frustrations of never having time to complete all work and manage our days in an effective and efficient manner. Learn some of the critical strategies in taking control and “getting things done” including goal-setting and alignment, commitment, persistence and focus, planning, managing priorities and tasks, avoiding procrastination, eliminating distractions, and changing your habits. Presented by: Greg Knudson 

Date: February 8, 2017

Time: 9am to 12pm

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Cost: $160

Contact, Address and Additional Links


4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812.348.7311

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