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Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

The Center for Graduate and Professional Studies invites its students to take advantage of our upcoming workshop activities.

The Value of Workshops

Students who participate in our workshops can expect to learn new skills and strategies that they can immediately apply to their professional lives. During our workshops, students will receive constructive criticism from instructors that they can use to improve their future work. 

Our workshops also provide an opportunity for students to meet others who are interested in the same subject matter and build professional connections with real-life experts in their fields.

Upcoming Events

Our Previous Workshops

Midland University is excited to support skill building through professional development workshops to meet the needs of local employers.  Midland may provide these workshops generally for anyone local to attend, or for an entire organization. Please reach out to us with your workshop request and we will work with you to accommodate your organization’s needs.

Managing Critical Conversations Workshop

Join us for this free virtual workshop to learn techniques to help you handle challenging conversations with peers, managers, and subordinates. Bring clarity, accountability, and desired results when emotions are strong, stakes are high, and opinions vary. This is a hands on virtual session, with practice for specific conversations participants are anticipating.

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

This two-day course provides an overview of the Scrum framework and prepares attendees to take on the ScrumMaster Role. Upon completion, all attendees will be eligible for ScrumMaster Certification with the Scrum Alliance, as well as receive a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance. This workshop will be provided at a reduced Friend of Midland rate.

Professional Writing in the Digital Age

This session addresses common mistakes in business writing; whether in email, reports, or process documentation. Participants will come away with practical tips to ensure their message gets read and they come across as professional and knowledgeable.

Supervisory Skills

Using the Blake & Mouton Managerial Grid and the Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership model as the basis, this session is specifically for people managers and focuses on optimizing performance through a structured approach that evaluates the skill and will of employees to move them toward high performance.

Team Building

Teams and work groups are ubiquitous in organizations, and collaboration across business units and functional areas is increasingly necessary to maintain effectiveness and competitiveness. Well run teams don’t just happen. This session focuses on team effectiveness within a department.

Motivation Skills

Based on Daniel Pink’s book Drive, this session introduces participants to the three factors that really get employee’s motivated: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. After unpacking these factors participants will develop a quick-action plan to implement the concepts.

Conflict Resolution

Participants learn techniques to help them handle challenging conversations with peers, managers, and subordinates using the Crucial Conversations framework. This is a hands-on session with practice for specific conversations that participants are anticipating.

Coaching Skills

The key to peak performance is providing regular feedback that keeps people moving forward to accomplish their goals and the organization’s objectives. Coaching takes practice and commitment. This workshop focuses on tools and techniques to make performance coaching a positive experience for employees and managers alike.

Business Analytics

Managers and individual contributors alike need to understand how to use data to drive business decisions. This session provides a high-level overview of how to obtain, manipulate, and visualize data that leads to more insightful decisions.

Leadership Skills

Author and speaker John Maxwell says, “leadership is influence; nothing more, nothing less.” Leaders need to understand how to intentionally influence followers with the Kouzes and Posner Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership (The Leadership Challenge).

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills

Subject matter experts and managers are often called on to present what they know to a group of people, yet few are trained in how to give an effective presentation. Whether in a short talk or an hours-long session, there are principles that will ensure the presentation is engaging, informative, and focused. This session is designed for individuals who are new to giving presentations.

Basic Business Concepts

As individual contributors grow in their roles they need a certain level of business acumen to broaden their perspective to understand the business as a whole and not just the function they are responsible for. Using the four functions of management, participants will gain an understanding of the way an organization operates and the factors that drive profitability and performance.

Lunch & Learns

Partners, staff and students can enjoy FREE Lunch and Learns held at our Omaha location and focus on topics related to particular industries.

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