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Current Programs

WHAT EVERY OUTDOOR BUSINESS MUST KNOW ABOUT EMPLOYMENT LAW
Thursday, February 27, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Western North Carolina is home to many for profit and nonprofit outdoor businesses and startups, including companies that are dependent on tourism. This workshop has been designed for outdoor business owners and managers looking to develop a better understanding for employment law as it relates to the size of a company and topics specific to the outdoor industry.

Fixing Big Leaks in Your Business: People, Processes, and Pipeline
Wednesday, March 4, Wednesday, March 11 & Wednesday, March 18, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Employers need to know how to make the best use of their employees and how to motivate them to perform at their highest capacity. Studies show that up to 70% of all employees range from “somewhat disengaged” to? Your “people leaks” are the biggest source of holes in your boat!

Nonprofit Governance and Volunteer Management: Making the Most of Volunteer Resources
Friday, March 13, 2020 / Asheville, NC
In this workshop you will learn about roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board and its committees and differentiation between management and leadership across the nonprofit organization

THE TENETS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Tuesday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 24, 2020 / Asheville, NC
During this program, participants will learn how to manage a project by using the 5 phases of project management and several other critical topics related to being a successful project manager in any industry. Program participants will also learn how to lead small and large projects from initiation through close-out.

Understanding the Unique Culture of Military Applicants
Thursday, March 19, 2020 / Asheville, NC
The skills corporations indicate are in high demand and the values deeply entrenched in US Military culture are almost identical. But veterans struggle to navigate the civilian workplace and potential employers are unsure how to reach this population or understand the needs as the service member transitions to a new culture and environment that is often unfamiliar and confusing.

PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS WRITING
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 / Asheville, NC
In this one-day workshop for business professionals, participants will learn how to improve their writing in professional environments.

MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL PROJECTS
Thursday, April 16, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Project management can sometimes seem overwhelming. Successful projects can increase income as well as awareness of your organization or business in the community.
 

Designing Programs for Long-term Sustainability
Friday, April 17, 2020 / Asheville, NC
In this one-day workshop, participants will learn about the importance of needs assessment, asset identification and other research findings that identify authentic community need.

CURRENT & TESTED SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR DIGITAL MARKETING  
Friday, April 24, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Social media is more than simply posting updates to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. In event marketing, social media can increase ticket sales, attendee participation, media attention, and word of mouth sharing when goals are clearly defined and a tactical strategy is in place.

Nonprofit Trends and Innovation
Friday, May 22, 2020 / Asheville, NC
In the one-day workshop participants will learn to recognize the importance of applying scientific methods in the development, design, implementation, and evaluation of nonprofit programs. They will also be able to identify external factors that impact nonprofit organizations and sector in terms of operations and decision-making.

BECOME A SUPERSTAR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Friday, May 29, 2020 / Asheville, NC
As the first point of contact for your organization, front office administrators are the face of the company. Their professional demeanor, knowledge and level of service will create the first impression for your customers when they walk through the door, or when they call on the phone. Emails, voice mails, and interoffice mail are all channels that ebb and flow with information that require processing and organization.

POWERFUL PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR WOMEN
Friday, May 29, 2020 / Asheville, NC
The ability to present yourself and your ideas with confidence is essential for professional success and career advancement. In this workshop, you’ll learn about some of the gender communication differences that commonly occur in the workplace.

UNDERSTANDING & DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Thursday, June 4, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify and manage our own emotions, as well as tune into and respond appropriately to others’ emotions. High EQ in the workplace is essential.

Crisis Communications Master Class
Thursday, June 11, 2020 / Asheville, NC
Communicating effectively during a crisis can shorten the length of the crisis, limit damage and impact, and protect people from harm. Conversely, poor communication can make the crisis worse and cause significant reputational and financial damage to the organization/brand.

CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS, LIABILITY AND RISK FACTORS  
Friday, June 12, 2020 / Asheville, NC
It's important to understand contracts and be in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Event planners should also know how to guard against legal matters related to fundraising, liability, finances and other potential risks.

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