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  • Communication & Interpersonal
    The new workplace is a diverse collection of individuals proud of who they are: their gender, their sexual orientation, their religion, their ethnic background, and all the other components that make an individual unique. Leaders need to help these diverse individuals work as a team. Failing to embrace diversity can also have serious legal costs for corporations. Leaders provide techniques for communicating across cultures, building teams, promoting multiculturalism in the organization, and leveraging the global talent pool.
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  • Project Management
    In this course, students will learn about and prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam from the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)®. NOTE: This course will earn you 28 PDUs.
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  • Professional Development
    Conflict is part of working together. Unresolved conflict undermines productivity, creates confusion and ill will and can lead to increased stress with physical and emotional consequences. Conflict Resolution is an opportunity to not only reduce these negative impacts, but also to cultivate a safe, civil workplace which allows a more creative, fully expressive, resilient and productive team. Each time we successfully resolve a conflict together, we improve the conditions for Civility.

    In this two-day course we will explore a model for conflict resolution that relies on Positive Assertiveness, Emotional Intelligence and Facilitation.
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  • The Professional Development Practice
    Evaluating information, making decisions and problem solving happens continually. On average we make as many as 50 decisions before we start work every day. Despite all the natural decision making that goes on and the problem solving we do, some people are very uncomfortable with having to make decisions. The answer rests in our ability to identify options, research, take time to define critical thinking means and learn these skills. The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way has become a key skill for survival as a leader. Using these processes to lead can take the anxiety out of problem solving and make decisions.
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  • Professional Development
    Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of, recognize and to manage emotions in themselves and others. and relationships. It’s a pivotal factor in personal and professional success. To discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments and achieve one's goal.

    This workshop is based on the emotional intelligence model derived from Daniel Goleman’s work that is comprised by four domains: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management. Nested within these are learnable competencies that enable us to improve performance in our personal lives, at work and as a leader.
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  • Professional Development
    When you nurture and inspire your team, you give them the confidence to do their jobs well. You want to provide guidance and motivation, while showing integrity and modeling the behaviors you want to see in your team. Learn what you need to enhance your skills and transform into a great leader. At its core, leadership means setting goals, lighting a path, and persuading others to follow. Leaders must get their message out in a way that inspires, make the most of their limited time, and build roads to precious resources. Learn to craft and deliver your message, to clearly communicate to your audience. They must negotiate alliances, improve their colleagues, and align the ambitions. By accepting the challenge to lead, you come to realize that the only limits are those you place on yourself.
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  • Professional Development
    With a host of new challenges and responsibilities to tackle, new supervisors need adjust to their new role. Learning how to supervise your new employees on a trial and error basis can lead to discouragement. This course can help you overcome many of the problems a new supervisor may encounter, and to set the groundwork for a successful change in your working life!
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  • The Professional Development Practice
    We all negotiate. Negotiating is about resolving differences to save time and money, develop a higher degree of satisfaction earn greater respect. Negotiating is a fundamental life skill. Whether you are working on a project or fulfilling support duties, this workshop will provide you with a basic comfort level to negotiate in any situation. This interactive workshop includes techniques to promote effective communication and gives you techniques for turning face-to-face confrontation into side-by-side problem solving.
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  • The Professional Development Practice
    Positive Assertiveness is both a communication style and behavior pattern that is fully expressive without being either dominant or passive. According to the tenets of Transactional Analysis, disruptive and unproductive behaviors arise from non-assertive behaviors. On the other hand, organizations that foster positive assertiveness benefit from increased agility, better decision making, higher job mobility and job satisfaction and improved flow of critical information. The personal benefits of Positive Assertiveness include a greater sense of well-being, decreased stress and more focused self-development. This course focuses on the practices of emotional intelligence and self-governance that allow a posture of Positive Assertiveness. Tactics and techniques to use Positive Assertiveness to influence and elevate team members out of disruptive or counter-productive behaviors.
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  • Project Management
    Over a million people in 170 countries hold the highly respected PMP® credential. This course prepares participants for the concepts found on the PMP® certification exam, effective January 2, 2021. As a Premier-Level Authorized Training Partner (ATP 3446) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Pinnacle Professional Development, LLC provides students with course materials specifically written by the PMI®, including a student manual with 300+ pages, a 200 question cloned PMP® exam, and over 500 additional practice questions using our proprietary online exam simulator. Only Premier-Level ATPs can provide participants with these exclusive, PMI®-authored materials. Participants also receive additional, valuable exam prep resources written by Pinnacle Professional Development, LLC experts. The PMP® exam is generally viewed as notoriously difficult. Maximize your chances of passing on the first attempt by trusting Pinnacle Professional Development, LLC. Over the past 20 years, we’ve helped thousands of candidates earn their PMP® certification. Participants will earn 35 contact hours/35 PDUs This fully satisfies the PMI training requirements to sit for the PMP® exam. This class can be run virtually (live) or in person at your location.
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  • The Professional Development Practice
    Time management training most often begins with setting goals and staying focused. The process of planning and controlling how much time to spend on specific activities. The ability to prioritize tasks to maximize personal efficiency in the workplace and decide which order to tackle tasks and chores to make sure you complete them on schedule. Effectively using goals and the ability to break down into a project, create an action plan, or a simple task list will improve your ability to manage your time. Learn to deal with a constant barrage of technology, people, and tasks that can contribute to that disorganization. Many people find that they flit from one task to another, trying to get everything done, but often falling short. You will learn how to make the most of your time by getting a handle on your workflow, workspace, using your planner effectively, and delegating some of your work to other people.
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  • The Professional Development Practice
    People have the unique ability to come together, specialize, organize, collaborate, delegate share experiences and learn. This instinctive drive to form teams may be our most effective evolutionary trait, allowing us to achieve continuous improvements in the face of change. The team knowledge and the wisdom and experience that we pass on has been exponentially enriched by technology. Our work relationships do more than allow us to achieve tasks, they allow us to innovate, grow and adapt to change. Change has never been so rapid or so vast as today. Our dynamic global economy is characterized by relentless change and an almost infinite and immediate access to information. Teams form and dissolve across languages, cultures, backgrounds, generations and disciplines. The ability to embrace this diversity and dynamicity will determine your ability to lead your teams to new successes and new opportunities.
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