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Professional Workshops

Professional Workshops

Students who participate in our workshops can expect to learn new skills and strategies that they can immediately apply to their professional lives. During our workshops, students will receive constructive criticism from instructors that they can use to improve their future work. 

Our workshops also provide an opportunity for students to meet others who are interested in the same subject matter and build professional connections with real-life experts in their fields.

Current Workshops

Certified Scrum Master® (CSM®) Program – September 19-20, 2024

The Midland University + Dart Frog Consulting Certified Scrum Master® (CSM®) Program is an engaging two-day certification program that will qualify participants to receive the highly regarded Certified Scrum Master® Certification through Scrum Alliance®. Organizations, leadership, development teams, recognize Scrum as a successful Agile product development framework. The growing popularity for this approach has made the Certified Scrum Master® a sought-after credential.

Learn More About the Certified Scrum Master® (CSM®) Program

Previous Workshops

Midland University is excited to support skill building through professional development workshops to meet the needs of local employers.  Midland may provide these workshops generally for anyone local to attend, or for an entire organization. Please reach out to us with your workshop request and we will work with you to accommodate your organization’s needs.

Basic Business Concepts

As individual contributors grow in their roles they need a certain level of business acumen to broaden their perspective to understand the business as a whole and not just the function they are responsible for. Using the four functions of management, participants will gain an understanding of the way an organization operates and the factors that drive profitability and performance.

Business Analytics

Managers and individual contributors alike need to understand how to use data to drive business decisions. This session provides a high-level overview of how to obtain, manipulate, and visualize data that leads to more insightful decisions.

Coaching Skills

The key to peak performance is providing regular feedback that keeps people moving forward to accomplish their goals and the organization’s objectives. Coaching takes practice and commitment. This workshop focuses on tools and techniques to make performance coaching a positive experience for employees and managers alike.

Conflict Resolution

Participants learn techniques to help them handle challenging conversations with peers, managers, and subordinates using the Crucial Conversations framework. This is a hands-on session with practice for specific conversations that participants are anticipating.

Leadership Skills

Author and speaker John Maxwell says, “leadership is influence; nothing more, nothing less.” Leaders need to understand how to intentionally influence followers with the Kouzes and Posner Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership (The Leadership Challenge).

Managing Critical Conversations Workshop

Join us for this free virtual workshop to learn techniques to help you handle challenging conversations with peers, managers, and subordinates. Bring clarity, accountability, and desired results when emotions are strong, stakes are high, and opinions vary. This is a hands on virtual session, with practice for specific conversations participants are anticipating.

Motivation Skills

Based on Daniel Pink’s book Drive, this session introduces participants to the three factors that really get employee’s motivated: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. After unpacking these factors participants will develop a quick-action plan to implement the concepts.

Professional Writing in the Digital Age

This session addresses common mistakes in business writing; whether in email, reports, or process documentation. Participants will come away with practical tips to ensure their message gets read and they come across as professional and knowledgeable.

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills

Subject matter experts and managers are often called on to present what they know to a group of people, yet few are trained in how to give an effective presentation. Whether in a short talk or an hours-long session, there are principles that will ensure the presentation is engaging, informative, and focused. This session is designed for individuals who are new to giving presentations.

Supervisory Skills

Using the Blake & Mouton Managerial Grid and the Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership model as the basis, this session is specifically for people managers and focuses on optimizing performance through a structured approach that evaluates the skill and will of employees to move them toward high performance.

Team Building

Teams and work groups are ubiquitous in organizations, and collaboration across business units and functional areas is increasingly necessary to maintain effectiveness and competitiveness. Well run teams don’t just happen. This session focuses on team effectiveness within a department.

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