Molly Fletcher spent 20 years in one of the most competitive workspaces in the world: the sports agency business. Molly says there’s a common misconception about the industry, though. People often think it’s space where everyone yells, screams beats their chests and gets sideways at the drop of a hat, but that couldn’t be further from the truth, she says. It’s all about relationship-building. Listen to Molly Fletcher’s podcast on Creating Winning Relationships
Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions (LFCCWS) will be introducing a number of new courses and programs to help you and your organization this fall. Through needs assessments, surveys, and focus groups, there are new offerings in social media, information technology, business applications, human resources, project management and more that help you with your next step.
Becoming professionally certified can mean the difference between a job offer, a raise, a promotion—or falling behind your peers. Professional certification proves to higher-ups and hiring decision-makers that you’re a leader and a valuable resource they can rely on. It is evidence of your commitment to your job as well as to the administrative profession.
Want to become more employable in a few short months? A recent U.S. News and World Report study revealed that project management is one of the top three skills employers are looking for. Did you know that PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential? Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification. Continue reading Learn to Effectively Manage Projects and Improve Your Employability
One of the most critical issues facing organizations today is how to retain the employees you want to keep. The problem is that most organizations stop at the superficial level. They don’t develop a comprehensive strategy to address the challenge of keeping their best people. This certificate series is designed to build your skills in engaging and retaining the talent at your organization! Consider the value of building your skills in this area. All sessions include a light breakfast!
This three-course series examines the issues facing women in leadership positions and offers strategies for handling them. Whether you are in a formal or informal leadership role, join us to take a deeper dive into these three focus areas. Invest in yourself and reap the rewards of reaching your fullest leadership potential!
Women in Leadership Series Includes:
Super-Power Your Network
Discount Alert: Each class is $129 or if bundled together, only $379!
All sessions include lunch!
January 31, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Middletown Campus
February 7, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Fauquier Campus
Explore the neuroscience behind women and confidence and what it means to quiet the inner critic and conquer self-doubt to advance your career path. Immerse yourself in a challenging, real-life scenario in which you identify specific tactics for increasing your confidence.
February 28, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Middletown Campus
March 7, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Fauquier Campus
It’s not about failing; it’s about learning and growing as a leader. Explore the consequences of fear of failure and the impact a fixed versus growth mindset can have on your ability to take risks. Learn how to mitigate risks by forming a safety net that enables you to jump into the unknown…and achieve extraordinary things!
Super-Power Your Network
March 21, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Middletown Campus
April 4, 2019, Thu 11 AM – 2 PM Fauquier Campus
Yes, it is who you know. Explore ve kinds of networks you need to nurture and develop your career. More importantly, you learn how to sell your value to potential advocates and champions to receive that invitation to connect and stay connected.
Introducing Our Winter Spring 2016 Lunch & Learn Courses
For the new, experienced or any front-line supervisor and manager, our Lunch & Learn series of classes will surely get you on track with your staff management plan. Lunch included and opportunity to network with area business professionals!
Resolving Conflict on the Frontlines
Conflict is an inevitable part of work. Whether between individuals or teams, at some point, conflict will arise and need to be addressed. But resolving conflict doesn’t need to be a negative experience, in fact, managing conflict can be a catalyst for positive change. This half-day program explores various work relationships and their impact on the employee, how business relationships can be managed to avoid unnecessary conflict, how to use effective resolution steps when conflict occurs, and how to deal with difficult people when managing conflict.
Assertiveness skills are crucial to professional development, as well as other aspects of life. You will learn to ask for what you need, handle confrontations gracefully, and how to put ideas forward with confidence. Not only do these skills improve teamwork, focus discussions, and build relationships, but they also help individuals to become competent, constructive, confident, and perform at their best.
When dealing with issues such as employee performance, personality clashes, and conflict, the truth is that there are no quick fixes. Successful supervisors know it takes time to do what’s best for the long-term success of the organization, its employees, and even themselves. They also know that they can overcome just about any challenge by exercising the “three keys”: realism, restraint, and resolve. The Toughest Supervisor Challenges gives both new and experienced managers the supervisory skills, tools, and techniques they need to evaluate the situation at hand and choose the appropriate response.
Difficult conversations are inevitable in any workplace. Those conversations can create unhappiness, stress, and tension. They can also impair and even destroy relationships. When handled poorly, they are likely to result in serious problems that interfere with productivity and leave everyone involved feeling frustrated and dissatisfied. As a Frontline Supevisor, you can’t avoid these kinds of conversations, but you can learn how to handle them more effectively. Developing the ability to handle these challenges will pay off in terms of reduced stress, increased confidence, improved relationships, increased trust, fewer problems, better teamwork, higher productivity, and better career opportunities.