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Managing People & Projects

  • The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work. --Agha Hasan Abedi

    Our rotating course offerings include:

  • New technologies and the globalization of markets and competition are creating more business opportunities - and hazards - than ever before.  In response, firms large and small (perhaps yours among them) have labored mightily to transform themselves into better competitors by fundamentally changing the way they do business.

    Sadly, to date, 70% of these change initiatives have failed!

    As a manager, you're expected to plan and drive the change needed to ensure your organization's long-term survival.  This fast-paced, interactive, one-day workshop has been designed to help you hone the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you'll need to meet this responsibility.

    Specifically, you'll learn: 

    • Why 70% of change initiatives fail to achieve their goals
    • The psychological processes that shape individual, team, and organizational reactions to change
    • Strategies for using your knowledge of these processes to help design and execute successful change
    • How to communicate in ways that help turn resistance into trust and trust into momentum for change

    Lincoln Offerings

    Building the competency and commitment of every member of the organization improves performance, reduces turnover and enhances outcomes. Whether the coaching program is formal or informal, learning the core skills of coaching will help those who need to help others succeed. This course will help managers and supervisors learn the skills to develop others.

    Lincoln Offerings

    Today's organizations need strong project managers to help ensure success in the multitude of projects and priorities they are facing. Even more essential to these organizations are strong project LEADERS who are able to not only lead projects - but see those project to fruition. Gain new insights and ideas to help propel you above the management fray to become the successful leader you were meant to be.

    Lincoln Offerings

    Teams are the bricks out of which 21st Century organizations are built. They allow leaders to harness the passion and experience of groups of talented individuals for the benefit of their enterprises' stakeholders. Because of the high degree of interdependence inherent in-group work, companies have elected in the past to house teams in close geographical proximity. More and more, however, companies are organizing projects over vast distances, with teams increasingly consisting of people based in dispersed geographical locations, often coming from different cultural backgrounds and speaking different languages. The challenges of leading these "virtual" teams are many and obvious. The good news, however, is that virtual teams can outperform traditional ones. This program is designed to help you begin to master managing virtual teams by providing tips, tools and techniques for blunting the negative effects on team interaction of cultural diversity and time zone and physical dispersion, emphasizing people skills in the selection and development of team members, promoting self-leadership among team members, leveraging the power of periodic face-to-face meetings between team members, and fostering a "global" mindset that encourages team members to see themselves a part of tightly-knit network.

    Constructive conflict can increase performance, but destructive conflict can destroy productivity and morale. In this program participants learn how to recognize different types of conflict and how to resolve it before it becomes destructive. This program will explore five modes people use in dealing with conflict and how to determine when each mode is most appropriate/least appropriate. Participants will learn and practice a six-step collaborative process for resolving conflict.

    Lincoln Offerings

    Wouldn’t it be great to have a “toolbox” that has an array of tools, techniques, and processes that you could choose from to help get your project work done more effectively and efficiently? This training workshop is geared for those of us who frequently engage in project work, may or may not have formal project management training, and need a better way to get things done. It will help you begin to assemble your “toolbox” of practical tools and techniques to more effectively and efficiently complete your project work.

    Lincoln Offerings

    Every day, projects fail due to a lack of risk-management planning. Learn how to get ahead of those risks in your projects by utilizing tried and true tools that will be provided during this half-day workshop. Together we’ll learn how to identify risk, how to deal with risk, and how to find opportunities in risk. Increase your project success by putting these tools to work for you!

    Lincoln Offerings

    As a manager, you’re charged with working with and through people to achieve your organization’s goals in ways that are efficient and ethical. But little, if anything, actually gets done unless you can motivate others to collaborate with you. This lively program will help gain and keep the cooperation you need by teaching you how to recognize and leverage the six forces that shape human behavior, revealing the rules of eff effective persuasion, why they work and how to leverage them and practicing motivational techniques before using them.

    Lincoln Offerings

    Have you been asked to manage projects for your organization, but you’re not sure what that means? Are you interested in project management, but don’t know where to start? This practical half-day workshop will give you the tools you need to get started – and on the road to success – in basic project management. Home projects, work projects, and volunteer projects are all unique, and you will discover how these principles and tools apply to any project, giving you the head-start you need to succeed.
    The need to lead, model, and promote your organization’s mission within a customer service environment is essential for business success. This course will provide you with opportunities to explore your responsibilities within your role as a leader (supervisor or manager) in a customer service environment and strategies for meeting and exceeding them.
    To be honest, we all can be difficult some of the time. But what makes some people almost always unpleasant, uncooperative, uncommunicative, and uncompromising? We know who they are, and working with them is unproductive, frustrating and no fun at all. This training is loaded with practical tips guaranteed to make working with difficult people much easier. You’ll be able to recognize the difficult people in your life, understand why they behave as they do, identify the most common types of difficult people and how to eff effectively deal with each, and apply techniques to make yourself a smaller target for their bad behavior.

    Supervisors are a critical link to enhancing the productivity and performance of the whole team. Understanding what it means to supervise and what is expected of them in their role will help supervisors develop the skills they need to succeed. This program builds skills and confidence by providing supervisors with specific tools and techniques they can implement “in the real world” and then time to develop a specific action plan to implement them.

    Lincoln Offerings

    Area Offerings

    Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), the certificate provides how-to practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society.

    Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership.  Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals.

    Then learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit in for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned.  You can become a leader if you know the do's and don'ts; what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do.

    At the end of completing the three course certificate, you will come away with a new understanding, new toolbox of leadership skills, and the information to move your leadership development into high gear.

    For details or to register, call 855-846-8252 or visit http://bit.ly/SCC-UGotClass.

    Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), the certificate provides how-to practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society.

    For details or to register, call 855-846-8252 or visit http://bit.ly/SCC-UGotClass.

    Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed. This course will help you explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization.

    For details or to register, call 855-846-8252 or visit http://bit.ly/SCC-UGotClass.


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