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Iowa Western Community College

Management Effectiveness Series

About the Program

The Management Effectiveness Series offers structured resources to those directly responsible for achieving results through the management of others. The program consists of 3 management and leadership critical skill areas: Managing Personal Effectivenes; Managing People Individually; and Managing the Team.

Certificate Option

Complete 10 of 12 courses and receive the prestigious Iowa Western “Certificate in Management Excellence.” You can start any time! Classes scheduled throughout the year from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Non-certificate Option

Participants may register for any number of the morning training sessions in any order.

Location

Iowa Western Community College
Looft Hall, Council Bluffs

Cost

$588 for the Certificate program. $59 for individual classes.

Dates Management Series Sessions
October 5, 2017 Effective Communication
November 2, 2017 November 2, 2017 Handling Stress
December 7, 2017 Forging an Effective Relationship with your Manager
January 4, 2018 Planning & Organization
February 1, 2018 Delegation
March 1, 2018 Performance Management   
April 5, 2018 Decision Making
May 3, 2018 Problem Solving
June 7, 2018 Managing Effective Meetings
July 5, 2018 Conflict Management

Instructor Team

Amy Besack

Amy is a facilitator, coach, organization development consultant and valued resource for the IWCC Continuing Education team. Her ability to take concepts, theories and information and distill it down to an “I get it” form is what makes Amy such a great facilitator. But that’s not what drives her most; she wants to help all of her students and clients “connect-the-dots” from classroom to “real life.” Amy has been working in the learning and development field for 14 years, 7 of those years working in a corporate environment and 7 owning and operating her own coaching and consulting business.

Annette Jordan

Annette is an organizational consultant, professional coach, and certified resilience trainer with over 30 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. Annette's passion is to empower people and organizations to realize their full potential through practical, research-based best-practices. She has an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Annette's consulting and coaching engagements and her research agendas have included leadership, employee motivation, engagement, stress, and coping as well as emotional intelligence, organizational culture, climate, and workplace bullying.

To Register for the Management Effectiveness Series

Email ce@iwcc.edu

Call (712) 325-3256

Online Registration Form

  • Name of Class is Management Effectiveness Series.
  • Date of Class is the 1st class date.

Class Descriptions and Individual Class Registration

Creativity & Innovation

Innovation is where leadership and creativity intersect. Developing our creativity and others provides benefits in innovation, decision-making, team-building, problem-solving, etc. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*12 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 12/20/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Decision Making

Making decisions is an important aspect of every manager's job, ranging from simple to highly complex. As the next step following problem-solving, learn how a systematic approach and techniques for generating alternatives can help you refine your decision making strategy. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*07 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 04/05/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Delegation

Knowing how to delegate effectively can be a key aspect of succeeding or failing as a manager. We'll review the dos and don'ts of effective delegation. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*03 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 02/01/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Generational Diversity

There are currently five generations in the workforce today. This class will provide an overview of the different generations, discuss the challenges most commonly faced in the workplace and strategies for effectively communicating with each group. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*08 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 04/18/2018 9:00AM-11:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Grant Writing Boot Camp Express

This course covers the essential grant writing strategies and skills required to successfully submit competitive corporate and foundation proposals, and state and federal grant applications for funding consideration. Emphasis is placed on researching and writing. Approved for 5 Grant Professional Certification Institute (GCPI) CEUs. Fee $260

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*15 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 05/17/2018 9:00AM-4:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leadership Theories

Review four core leadership theories and discover how they have influenced our understanding of effective leadership. Learn how we can apply this theoretical information in becoming better leaders. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*10 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 05/16/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Personalities

How you are wired makes a difference in how you lead and others follow. Find the sweet spot within the mix of your personality and your followers. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*04 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 02/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Managing Effective Meetings

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings. We spend many work hours in meetings. Learn to make your meetings efficient and MORE productive. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*11 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 06/07/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Mindfulness Series: Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is sweeping the country as a tool to promote greater well-being, build resilience and enhance focus, clarity, creativity and overall happiness. What is mindfulness? How do we practice it? What are its benefits? The introduction to Mindfulness series will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of mindfulness and its application to everyday living-personally and professionally. Each course includes subject matter presentation, discussion and experiential practice to reinforce the learning objectives. Fee $150

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*13 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus M 03/05/2018 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
3 sessions Call 712-325-3256

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MANAG 99*14 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus F 05/18/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
3 sessions Call 712-325-3256

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Motivation, Empowerment, and Engagement

Leaders want empowered, highly motivated, and engaged employees. Learn about these important concepts, how they are inter-related, and some practical things you can do to increase them to achieve organizational goals. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*02 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 01/17/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Networking for Busy Professionals

Fee $75

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*17 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 01/25/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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MANAG 99*18 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 03/22/2018 4:00-6:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Organization Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 101

This two-hour interactive workshop will take participants through the fundamentals of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion best practices and strategy implementation. Fee $75

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*16 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus T 01/16/2018 8:30-10:30AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Performance Management

Creating a high-performance workforce is paramount to achieving organizational goals. Learn about best practices, tools, and techniques in performance management to improve employee productivity and increase employee retention and organizational effectiveness. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*05 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 03/01/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Planning and Organization

The purpose of planning and organizing work is to ensure efficient organization of the work unit, coordination of activities, and effective utilization of resources. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*01 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 01/04/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Problem Solving

Examine the problem-solving process and the power of "visibility" to more effectively solve problems. Learn to break problems into manageable parts and identify root-cause. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*09 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 05/03/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Self Leadership

Leadership begins with yourself. Your behavior often speaks louder than words. Discover the importance of core values and their link to behavior. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*06 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 03/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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