Innovative business leaders encourage and motivate employees to explore and generate ideas, products and services in the workplace. They also promote growth by providing their staff with courses that can reinforce, stimulate and teach new skills while doing business.
Stetson University’s Professional and Business Education (PaCE) program, part of the School of Business Administration, offers support to innovative businesses.
According to its website, PaCE offers more than 30 vocational training programs that teach the highly sought-after skills needed in the workplace and for career advancement, enabling adult learners to reach their professional potential and remain relevant in the professions. that they have chosen. Classes are taught by faculty members from business schools, assistants and subject matter experts.
Students will receive a certificate of completion or professional development or a continuing education unit relevant to their field after completing their course obligations.
The Vocational and Business Training program, after a comprehensive analysis of workplace needs, is launching two new courses in fall 2021 and one course in spring 2022.
“I participated in remote online video conversations with business leaders and local professionals on relevant workforce development and professional growth initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bud Hanson, MBA and executive director of PaCE, said in a press release. “The three new courses in the fall and spring semesters were developed from these discussions and will be the first in a series of leadership courses that we will build on in the future. “
Later this month, the first new weekly class will debut – 21st Century Leadership: Leading and Learning from Context. Instructor Susan Elliott-Rink will host virtual sessions via Zoom from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday from October 20 to November 24.
Over the course of six weeks, Elliott-Rink will provide an understanding of the role that a person’s background and past play in shaping their attitudes, behaviors, perceptions and outcomes. One-on-one coaching will be available during some of the sessions, according to the press release. The cost is $ 695.
From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 6, John Tichenor, Ph.D., associate professor of management; Chaz Underriner, Ph.D., assistant professor of digital arts; and Krista Franco, MFA, Associate Professor of Theatrical Arts, will host an in-person lecture Introduction to Design Thinking workshop.
During the workshop, Stetson’s interdisciplinary team of faculty members will examine an innovative approach to solving complex problems and provide participants with a practical understanding of the creative problem-solving process and methods of transforming client needs. in human-centered solutions, according to the news Liberation.
The hands-on course will be held at the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience (IWER) at the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center, 2636 Alhambra Ave. at DeLand. A free lunch and networking opportunities are included in the cost of $ 99.
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday from February 3 to 24, Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., Professor and Jessie Ball duPont Chair in Social Justice Education, will lead a four-week (two in-person courses and two on Zoom) in which she will share her expertise during a Growing the Future: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion certifying course.
The press release notes that business leaders and other students will understand key EDI concepts and have the opportunity to participate in a 30-minute coaching session and receive additional learning resources. The cost is $ 995.
Visit www.stetson.edu/portal/pace/ for more information.