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Workforce Development Monthly Workshop Highlight

The Skagit Valley College Customized Training Program and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County have partnered to offer monthly workshops to support workforce development education. It is an understood fact that productivity is increased through targeted quality training, but not everyone has the time or money to develop and deliver the training needed. The workforce development workshops are packed into two "power" hours. Trainings will provide employers and employees an efficient and effective professional development educational experience at very little cost. There will be a broad range of topics offered. Please see below for  workshop descriptions and information.

Class Schedule September 2017 - June 2018 - All Classes are on Wednesday

All classes run 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

September 13, 2017 - Conflict Management with Max Collette
October 4, 2017 - Emergency Preparedness for Business with Bill Overby
November 1, 2017 - Social Media 101 with Tony Salas
December 6, 2017 - Change Management with Max Collette
January 10, 2018 - Communication: the Key to Being a Great Lead with Darlene Mindrum
February 7, 2018 - Employment Law with Chmelik Sitkin & Davis P.S.
March 7, 2018 - Managing a Diverse Workforce Part I: Self Examination with Kimberly Harris
April 4, 2018 - Managing a Diverse Workforce Part II: Organizational Examination with Kimberly Harris
May 2, 2018 - Topic to be determined with Tony Salas
June 6, 2018 - LinkedIn and Network Tools with James Jolly

September 13, 2017, 12:00 - 2:00 - Conflict Management with Max Collette

Managing Conflict in the Workplace and How to Bring Out the Best in Your Employees

This workshop will uncover the fundamental, inevitable forces of conflict, how to manage them, and what to do to when they get out of control.  We will use brain science, listening and questioning skills, and discuss relevant and practical strategies to deal with difficult situations and difficult people. You will learn mediation practices to create ‘positive workplaces’ through effective prevention and timely resolution of workplace conflict.

Instructor: Max Collette, a certified mediator, trainer, master facilitator and instructor for the SVC Business Management program. Max earned a masters in Organizational Development after 25 years as a professional chef, and provides interactive fun workshops that employ real world leading-edge information.

$25 Registration for All Workshops EDASC Events and Workshops

Please note: Workshops run during the lunch hour to make it convenient for our business partners, though we do not provide lunch. This helps us to conduct the workshops at a minimum cost for our participants. However, participants are more than welcome to bring in their own lunch and beverages.

Location for all workshops: SVC Craft Brew Academy at the Port of Skagit, 15579 Peterson Road, Burlington, WA
NOTE: No parking permit required. Class is in Burlington on the corner of Peterson Road and Higgins Airport Way

Presented by:

Economic Development Association of Skagit County and Skagit Valley College Logos

The Skagit Valley College Customized Training Program and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County

Contact Information: Kim Davis, Director, Business & Customized Training, 360.416.6631