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Emre Unlu

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals Executive Certificate
with Dr. Emre Unlu

September 26-28, 2018, Room 202, College of Business Howard L. Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

This program is appropriate for professionals, who need to work with financial information but do not have the formal educational background in finance or accounting. At the conclusion of the program, you will have sharper financial decision-making skills that enable you to become a better team member at your organization. Attendees of the program typically have backgrounds in engineering, healthcare, information technology, supply chain, marketing and human resources.

Program Cost: $1950

Includes lunch and parking validation (14th and Avery Garage)



Dr. Jake Messersmith

Being a Change Agent: Applying the Principles of Adaptive Leadership
with Dr. Jake Messersmith

Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Room 202, College of Business Howard L. Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

This workshop will be a hands-on effort to identify and grapple with the adaptive challenges your organization is facing. Participants will be given the opportunity to work towards diagnosing their most critical organizational challenges and will be provided with tools and techniques to experiment with solutions, regardless of formal authority or position.

Program Cost: $349

Includes lunch and parking validation (14th and Avery Garage)



Samantha Fairclough

Sam Nelson

Design Thinking: A Systemic Approach to Innovation in the Workplace
with Dr. Samantha Fairclough and Dr. Sam Nelson

Friday, November 9 and 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Room 202, College of Business Howard L. Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

In this 2-day program you will discover new ways to innovate and problem-solve through Design Thinking and business model innovation using a proven, human-centered, rapid prototyping approach. You will learn this established, systematic method of new product development, discover how to conduct effective brainstorming sessions, engage in fast and effective experimentation and small-scale testing, and acquire the perspective and tools to identify, document and present new opportunities and business solutions efficiently and practically.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $995

Includes lunch and parking validation (14th and Avery Garage)



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Strengths Development for Managers

Friday, November 16, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Room 202, College of Business Howard L. Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

Engaged employees are involved in, committed to, and enthusiastic about their work. As a manager, how can you put your employees in the best place possible to experience work this way. During this program you will explore how to leverage your strengths and the strengths of your employees to maximize their engagement.

Program Cost: $395

Includes lunch and parking validation (14th and Avery Garage)



Dr. Kathy Castle

Dr. Aaron Duncan

Communication Bootcamp: Presenting Your Ideas Effectively
with Dr. Kathy Castle and Dr. Aaron Duncan

Friday, December 7, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Room 202, College of Business Howard L. Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

Warren Buffett recently stated that being an effective presenter makes an employee 50% more valuable. Whether it’s presenting to a large group, at a meeting, to a client, or to your boss, the ability to effectively present your ideas is crucial to your professional success. Despite its importance, public speaking remains a common fear among professionals across all industries. This one day, hands-on workshop focuses on helping participants learn how to present their ideas effectively by providing concrete strategies for organization and delivery.

Program Cost: $395

Includes lunch and parking validation (14th and Avery Garage)