LONGMEADOW, Mass., Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Path University's Strategic Alliances division is now offering non-credit workshops, free webinars, and customized learning experiences for businesses and organizations. As a leader in career-focused undergraduate and graduate education, and the sponsor of the Women's Leadership Conference now in its 23rd year, Bay Path University understands the challenges of the workplace. This knowledge is at the core of Strategic Alliances' mission to offer flexible and relevant programs that range from professional development for individuals to building talented teams in organizations that can collaboratively and skillfully solve today's and tomorrow's complex challenges.
According to Gallup's "2017 State of the American Workplace Report," attracting, retaining, and engaging employees has never been more competitive. A typical office is now intergenerational, incorporating Millennials to Baby Boomers; technology is transforming the way work gets done; and underlying this are shifting attitudes that reflect an emphasis on mission, meaning and purpose. The Gallup Report also identified that of the more than 100 million full-time employees in the United States, only 33% are what is described as engaged at work. The impact on productivity is apparent. Education and training at all levels, from the boardroom to entry-level employees, is one of the way to transform the current workplace to a work culture where individuals are valued, and enhanced productivity and performance are natural outcomes.
"After meeting with and listening to a number of business leaders and managers, as well as the thousands of participants who have attended our conferences and free webinars, our take-away has been that companies are looking for learning experiences that are custom-fit…to address their content and time frame needs," states Caron Hobin, Vice President of Strategic Alliances. "Whether it is leadership lessons, millennials in the workplace, or cultivating emotional intelligences, we are offering programs that speak to today's changing workplace culture. The transition from managing oneself to managing small to large teams takes a deeper understanding and mastering of emotional intelligence, hiring with purpose, asking questions before judging situations, confronting difficult people with grace, communicating with clarity, and negotiating with a win-win in mind. These content areas are at the foundation of the work of the Strategic Alliances that can result in the difference between struggling as a leader and being a well-respected leader with impact and results."
In addition to Bay Path's own professors, the faculty of Strategic Alliances is comprised of a highly seasoned team of leaders and practitioners in their respective fields. They are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise and ability to engage and teach. The workshops are a well-designed mix of relevant content and interactive exercises that allow attendees to practice using what they have learned. Strategic Alliances also shares with attendees tools they can deploy the next morning, allowing them to see real result of their learning experiences immediately. A selection of upcoming webinars and open enrollment workshops include:
- Confident or Impostor? Free online webinar, December 14, 2017 / 12 pm - 1 pm
- "Customer Service: Become the Customer" workshop, January 24, 2108/ Westfarms Mall/Conference Room, West Hartford, CT / 1 pm-4 pm
- "Confidence Changes Everything" workshop, February 8, 2018 / Philip H. Ryan Health Sciences Center, East Longmeadow, MA / 9 am – 12 pm
- "Empathy in the Workplace" workshop, March 16, 2018 / Philip H. Ryan Health Sciences Center, East Longmeadow, MA / 9 am – 12 pm
In early 2018, Strategic Alliances will also be holding a combined event with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development entitled "Dialogue on Professional Development with Senior Leaders." It will also be an information session providing an overview of all of the Workforce Training Fund programs. Topics covered include: the features and requirements of each program, funding availability, and application process.
For more information about Strategic Alliances and a listing of upcoming events, webinars, and workshops visit www.baypath.edu/SA , or to schedule a meeting to learn more about how Strategic Alliances can help you or your organization, contact Susan Manoussoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413.565.1348.
PLEASE NOTE: Strategic Alliances is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
SOURCE Bay Path University