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Professional Development Classes

Employers:
Cabrillo Extension can create an account for your company that allows your employees to register for our classes, pending your approval. With the company account we can then invoice you, after you have approved their registration for a Cabrillo Extension class. A company account allows you to approve registration requests made by your employees, review your student-employees, and print their transactions.

To submit a request for a company account for your business follow this link: Request for Company Account. If you have any questions, or need assistance with company accounts, please give us a call at 831-479-6331.


Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders

What makes a great leader? You’ll have many answers of your own, but in some very critical ways, your answers are very likely to overlap with the answers discovered by Kouzes and Posner in the 25+ years of research they have conducted that has become, “The Leadership Challenge.”® In this dynamic first session, you will:

  • Write your story about a “personal best” leadership experience
  • Compare your experience with the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leaders described in “The Leadership Challenge”®
  • Understand the importance of the 5 Practices to you, your organization, and success
  • Explore the critical importance of credibility as a leader, and make a plan to enhance your own.
  • Assess yourself according to the 5 practices and make a plan to improve.


Wed., September 25
1:00 - 4:30 pm                     
Fee: $68
Room 1522

register online

 

Jennifer Mount has over 15 years of experience in the design and facilitation of professional and leadership development curriculum has crossed the globe and many industries. She has worked with Fortune 500 Companies such as Microsoft, 3M, and Amgen as well as start ups, non-profits, small businesses and entrepreneurs to help enhance employee skills and work performance.

 


Building Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness

To be Emotionally Intelligent means to have and demonstrate self-awareness and to be able to self-regulate, so that you can communicate with a higher degree of competence. Emotional Intelligence and self-awareness are critical skills in work and in everyday life. In this module you will:
  • Learn about “Above the Line” leadership and practice claiming a space above the line.
  • Understand the 4 components of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Practice 2 powerful techniques for developing greater self-awareness.
  • Explore the brain’s negativity bias and the impact that it (potentially) has on our leadership.
  • Learn 3 ways to “prime” yourself for greater success and being a resilient leader.


Wed., October 9
1:00 - 4:30 pm                     
Fee: $68
Room 1522

register online

 

Jennifer Mount- see bio below

 


Dynamic Listening and Questioning

In order to improve how we give and receive information, we have to become engaged listeners and ask better questions. This course is designed to activate your listening skills and to probe with valuable questions so that you understand a person’s intent and obtain quality information.  In this class you will:

  • Develop good listening techniques
  • Ask high gain questions to deepen your understanding
  • Articulate information and demonstrate dynamic listening

Mon., September 16
6:00 – 9:00 pm                
Room: 1522
Register before Sept. 9:  $58
Register after Sept. 9: $64
Register two or more: $52 each

register online

 

Jennifer Mount- see bio below

 


Creative Problem Solving and Effective Decision Making

 

We make decisions and solve problems every moment, yet it is a constant struggle with dueling options and important choices.  In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of the problem solving and decision making process. This process allows you to get to the heart of problems and decision so that you solve the right problem and feel confident in your choices.  In this class you will:

  • Prepare yourself for problem solving and decision making
  • Identify parameters for the problem or decision
  • Investigate the root cause of problems and criteria for decisions
  • Choose a solution with an evaluation grid

Mon., November 4
6:00 – 9:00 pm                
Room: 1522
Register before Sept. 9:  $58
Register after Sept. 9: $64
Register two or more: $52 each

register online

 

Jennifer Mount- see bio below

 


Influential Presentations

Presentations are a way to motivate people to take action. This course is designed to breakdown the structure of an influential presentation and strengthen the delivery for maximum impact.  In this class you will:

  • Create an effective presentation structure and narrative 
  • Choose the information that will be most influential to your audience
  • Present data in a visually appealing manner
  • Compose a meaningful script 

Wed., November 20
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: 1522
Register before Sept. 9:  $58
Register after Sept. 9: $64
Register two or more: $52 each

register online

 

Jennifer Mount- see bio below

 


Business Motivators

Develop your business acumen and effective decision by understanding the fundamentals of business. This course will provide a framework for understanding the key motivators that drive value for an organization as well as prioritizing the critical activities that support the business. Learn how to be seen as a credible resource for your organization’s value proposition. In this class you will:

Analyze how organizations create value

Assess the alignment of business unit activities to organizational goals

Examine your organization’s ability to shift with industry changes

Mon., December 2 - CLASS CANCELLED
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: 1522
Register before Sept. 9:  $58
Register after Sept. 9: $64
Register two or more: $52 each

register online

 

Jennifer Mount- see bio below

 


Building Stakeholder Confidence and Commitment

Serving our colleagues and gaining the support of key stakeholders and decision makers across an organization often proves to be a challenge. Assessing each other’s business needs and providing strategic guidance are critical to the successful functionality of an organization. This course is designed to use proven techniques to identify and address different categories of stakeholder needs and objections. This understanding will allow you to build trust, support, and commitment from key business partners and stakeholders.  In this class you will:

  • Organize a stakeholder evaluation to identify influential business partners
  • Uncover stakeholder needs and address objections
  • Employ persuasive tactics to gain support for recommendations

Wed., December 11
6:00 – 9:00 pm;
Room: 1522
Register before Sept. 9:  $58
Register after Sept. 9: $64
Register two or more: $52 each

register online

 

Jennifer Mount has over 15 years of experience in the design and facilitation of professional and leadership development curriculum has crossed the globe and many industries. She has worked with Fortune 500 Companies such as Microsoft, 3M, and Amgen as well as start ups, non-profits, small businesses and entrepreneurs to help enhance employee skills and work performance.


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