Training Today’s Professional for Tomorrow’s Workplace

Professional Training

The PDC offers a wide variety of workshops that teach the necessary skills for today’s rapidly changing job market. Current Courses are presently open for registration. Course Catalog is a list of courses that have been offered in the past. Click the title for a brief description. Join our mailing list to get notified of our upcoming schedule or suggest a course.

Course Catalog

business development

  • Introduction to Google Analytics
  • This introductory course offers a thorough coverage of the basics of Google Analytics.

  • Promoting Your Small Business or Consulting Practice
  • This workshop is about how to use print, online and word of mouth to reach your audience and promote your business.

  • WordPress Editing Basics
  • Learn basic WordPress in order to edit existing WordPress created websites.

  • Starting A Non-Profit Organization
  • This workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of what it takes to establish a Non-Profit organization.

  • Becoming a Consultant
  • Consulting offers independence, a chance to build your own business, an opportunity to focus on what you do best and to earn a substantial income. But is consulting the right choice for you?

  • Event Planning
  • Your boss has the idea for an event or meeting and delegates you to make it happen! Upon completion of this workshop you will understand how to select the perfect venue and set-up for your event; confidently choose food, beverage, and entertainment options that fit within the event’s budget; and take an event from concept to completion.

  • Create An Effective Business Plan
  • This workshop imparts the savvy you’ll need to create a business plan that provides your new or existing business with a solid chance to succeed.

  • Public Relations For Small Businesses & Non-Profits
  • In this workshop you’ll have hands-on time learning how to craft that PR message and deliver it to the right audience, be it through press releases, social media or other electronic tools.

  • QuickBooks® Basics
  • QuickBooks Basics workshop will assist’s new users in how to implement Intuit QuickBooks and improve the performance of your firm. This workshop provides the basis for installing and setting up QuickBooks for your firm and augmenting your bookkeeping requirements.

  • Social Media Marketing: For Your Business, Your Practice, Yourself
  • With the demands of modern business, successful professionals, managers and executives must be as dynamic as the tools they use. You’ll leave this workshop with tools and resources for Social Media that you can implement immediately.

  • Salesforce
  • Learn Salesforce at a high-level; Gain knowledge of: how it operates and its place in today’s workforce; key components and capabilities from an end user standpoint; how organizations use it to track prospects and customer interactions in Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, and Finance; Confidently begin to speak about Salesforce in your network.

  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • In this workshop you’ll learn how to craft that PR message and deliver it to the right audience – whether through a press release, social media or other electronic tools. You’ll learn how to identify the key players you need to reach, both customers and “influencers.”

  • Social Media Marketing
  • If you are only using traditional marketing, you are being left behind! Learn How to: choose the right social media network for your business; use and leverage social media analytics; grow your social media channels; convert visitors to clients; and use various content strategies. Learn the Social Media Trends that will dominate 2015 (Forbes).

  • Building A Business Referral Network Online
  • QuickBooks for Non-Financial Managers
  • How to Apply for U.S. Patent
  • Intermediate Salesforce
  • QuickBooks for Non-Profits
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Start-Up Business Plan

fundraising

  • Essentials of Fundraising
  • The workshop covers the essential topics of successful fundraising and is especially created for organizations operating on a shoe-string budget. Topics include donor relations, prospect management, new lead generation, special event planning, major gifts, e-newsletters, creating and managing a Board of Directors, volunteer and staff management, online auctions, social media marketing, holiday appeals, planned gifts, corporate sponsorship and much more.

  • Introduction to Grant Writing
  • Grant writing skills are hot and in-demand. This half-day work shop provides an introduction to the grant writing process including an overview of the essential administrative functions for grant acquisition, types of funding sources, cultivation of funders, the anatomy of a grant, and preparing a proposal paper.

  • Advanced Grant Writing
  • Grant writing skills are a hot, in-demand skill and for those who master it, doors of opportunity open. This in-depth advanced grant writing workshop builds on your existing grant writing knowledge.

  • Fundraising Campaigns
  • Fundraising for Non-Profits, Part 2
  • Fundraising for Non-Profits, Part 1
  • Introduction to Fundraising

management

  • Managing Today
  • Team Building
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Conflict Management

microsoft office

  • Microsoft Access
  • Popular Data Base Program

  • Microsoft Word
  • You know how to produce a variety of documents in MS Word …BUT…Wouldn’t it be great if you could: produce stunning documents; shorten documents by 50-67%; utilize tables to organize text and keep it pleasing to look at.

  • Microsoft Excel
  • You have learned the basics of Excel Spreadsheets and Workbooks. …BUT…Wouldn’t it be great if you could: work more efficiently and effectively; summarize information from a sales data table with over 38,000 line item entries, incorporate an undistorted spreadsheet into a PowerPoint slide, quickly and easily; pull information from a table of information with a Pivot Table?

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook

personal development

  • Designing and Delivering Effective Training
  • Negotiations
  • We all negotiate on a daily basis! Gain insights to be a more effective negotiator.

  • Stress Management
  • This workshop teaches you how to manage stress effectively, allowing you to be both present and productive in the workplace or while job hunting.

  • Speak With Confidence
  • This workshop is designed to strengthen your public speaking skills – no matter what your comfort level is now – you will come away with tips and techniques to use for a lifetime.

  • Double Your Productivity
  • We all have 24 hours in a day. Why is it that some people seem to get a week’s worth of work done in a day, while others get a day’s worth of work done in a week? In this workshop you’ll learn how to get twice as much done in the same amount of time.

  • Double Your Sales
  • Branding Through Social Media
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Problem Solving
  • Presentation Skills
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Social Networking

professional development

  • Growing Your Networking Skills Before and After You Land a Job
  • Mastering The New Linkedin for Job Search & Professional Success
  • create an effective professional platform for yourself; to raise your visibility, create a “brand”, and improve your prospects.

  • Essentials of Mediation
  • This workshop will provide an overview of Mediation Philosophy, the different types of mediation and the types of situations where mediation is commonly used.

  • Proactive Management
  • The Art of Proactive Management, a way of managing where you take the initiative by responding to, not reacting to, job-related challenges, taking real ownership of the challenges facing managers today.

  • CRM and Salesforce
  • This workshop introduces you to CRM and to Salesforce.com, a CRM software product that allows you to share customer information across the organization and between external stakeholders.

  • Branding On A Budget
  • Today a strong brand is critical to your personal and business success. This workshop walks you through the steps for building a compelling brand.

  • DiSC® Method Workshop
  • DiSC® is the leading personal assessment tool taken every year by over one million people.

  • HR Essentials for Small Businesses & 501 (c)(3)’s
  • This class focuses on the role of Human Resources in growing small businesses and non-profits.

  • Myers-Briggs
  • Explore how a fuller understanding of the four axes of your Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI Type) will help you improve your workplace performance, your ability to collaborate and manage.

  • WordPress 101
  • Learn WordPress basics

  • LinkedIn Profile for Professional Development
  • LinkedIn is an essential component of your visibility as a professional today. Learn: ways to increase visibility inside LinkedIn.

  • Assertive Communication
  • Communicating for Results: Enhance Your Communication Skills
  • HR Essentials
  • CRM Solutions
  • Produce a Webinar
  • Technical Writing
  • Effective Communications
  • Creating a Website

project management

  • Agile and Scrum Fundamentals
  • Designed to provide a rapid foundation in the values, benefits, and practices of Agile and Scrum using an active classroom with simulations and interactive team learning exercises. Leave with a solid understanding of what “doing Agile” or “adopting Scrum” really means; be ready to move forward with Scrum in your organization. Earn PDU credits.

  • Project Management Essentials
  • Learn a powerful set of project tools that will help you manage a team and bring a project to fruition.

  • PMP Preparation
  • A two day, 14 PDU (1.4 CEU) instructor led program for Project Managers or graduates of the Prof. Development Collaborative’s “Project Management Essentials” course, preparing you for the PMP® Examination.

  • Project Management 2.0
  • Upgrade your PM skills. Build on The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th Edition and the latest organizational “best practices” to create a powerful project plan that will stand the test of time. Blends sophisticated scheduling with robust budgeting, then adds the best in product quality and risk management. Earn PDU credits.

  • Introduction To SharePoint
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
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