Professional Development

Individuals

Build skills to advance in your career. Our programming is designed for busy professionals. Each topic covered – including leadership, management and personal development, and more, – is appropriate for professionals in various industries and markets.

Organizations

Strong Performance Management, LLC offers customized programs to address the needs and goals of your organization. I work with you to understand your objectives and develop a strategic, needs-based developmental experience.

Whether you are interested in giving your employees additional developmental opportunities so they can take on new responsibilities or overcome challenges, I offer various professional development opportunities. I can work with you to tailor programs tailored to meet your organization’s needs.

From one or multi-day engagements to self-paced online courses, my developmental programming can be delivered at your organization or completed online. I create programming that applies insights to your challenges while fostering the importance of continuous learning among employees.

Contact me for more information.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

(Courses available via PDHEngineer.com)

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR LEADERS Coming Soon!

Communication can make or break leaders. Many leaders experience criticism of their communication practices. Much of the criticism can be deemed unwarranted if the leader creates and implements carefully crafted plans to proactively communicate with various audiences using multiple channels.

Whether you are a new or experienced leader, this course is for you. This course introduces you to new ways of thinking about communication while providing you with techniques to complement or update your existing practices.

In Communication Strategies for Leaders, you’ll learn how to …

  • Develop communication plans by audience
  • Deploy/use multiple channels to reach different audiences
  • Use storytelling to connect with others
  • Give speeches to inspire others
  • Use symbols to garner support
  • Use ceremonies to reinforce culture

Examples will help you develop concise communication strategies that complement your organization’s overarching strategies and goals. Understanding your audiences and tailoring your communications to the channels they use will help you expand your ability to influence more broadly. Proactive, planned communications can improve support for initiatives and increase confidence in your leadership.

This course was created for engineers, technical and business professionals. The course is relevant for individuals with and without managerial experience. To receive PDH credit for this course, the student must pass a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions.

STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR LEADERS Coming Soon!

Leaders need to understand and communicate clearly about strategic planning to garner employee participation and support. Strategic planning is important for uniting individuals around shared goals, clarifying priorities, and for motivating individuals to perform at higher levels.

Whether you are a new or experienced leader, this course is for you. This course introduces you to strategic planning while providing you with examples of action plans that model how to move an organization forward toward its vision and mission.

In Strategic Planning for Leaders, you’ll learn how to …

  • Understand the fundamentals of strategic planning
  • Participate in the development of strategic plans
  • Understand the importance of integrating decision making and plan making
  • Understand strategic thinking and strategic management for competitive advantage
  • Develop actions plans designed to move the organization toward its vision and mission

Explanations and examples will help you understand how you can incorporate updated techniques to complement existing practices. Strategic plans often become outdated or simply legacy documents of prior leaders. Organizations can secure an advantage over others by knowing how to integrate decision making and plan making to positions leaders, managers and employees for improved performance.

This course was created for engineers, technical and business professionals. The course is relevant for individuals with and without managerial experience. To receive PDH credit for this course, the student must pass a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions.

MANAGER’S GUIDE TO GOAL SETTING

goal setting

Organizations and employees need confident managers who provide direction and clearly articulate goals. Advances in technology and increased competition for business and talent necessitate that managers use the most effective ways to improve employee performance and reduce turnover. 

If setting goals is challenging for you or if you seek a refresher, this course is for you. This course introduces you to goal setting from organizational, managerial and individual perspectives and provides examples and actionable steps that you can begin using today.

In Manager’s Guide to Goal Setting, you’ll learn …

  • Effective goal setting techniques and your role as a manager
  • Cascade organizational and departmental goals for exempt and non-exempt staff
  • Goal setting as a component of performance management
  • Communicate expectations and recognize progress
  • Guiding the performance of inherited staff who have been mismanaged
  • Anticipate common pitfalls experienced by managers

Examples are provided to help you position your team, organization and self for improved efficiency, productivity and revenue. By understanding the basics working from the examples you position yourself to be a more effective manager. You can be more persuasive in meetings and presentations as well as improve the likelihood that you’ll be considered for leadership opportunities.

This course was created for engineers, technical and business professionals. The course is relevant for individuals with and without managerial experience. To receive PDH credit for this course, the student must pass a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. Learn more>>

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

JOB SEARCH QUICK START COURSE

goals

Technology, globalization and the pace of change continue to be drivers for independent career management. Work environments and the way in which we work and think about work continue to change at an accelerated pace. Career management is also changing. Savvy professionals realize that they (not their employers) are responsible for their careers and professional development. Effective career management is about owning your professional development for the life of your career, not just the job you’re in. Employment trends have accelerated during the past few years. Are you ready to survive and thrive in these new times? Learn more>>

Four reasons for applying what you’ll learn in this course:

  1. You are responsible for your career, not your employer.
  2. You need a rock-solid professional reputation to stay employed.
  3. Savvy professionals use goal setting, networking and marketing for career success.
  4. You can increase your competitiveness with a minimal investment of time and money.

This course is filled with practical examples, templates and actionable advice.

MANAGER’S GUIDE TO GOAL SETTING (FREE COURSE)

goal clarity

Do you need to set goals with employees but want to ensure you’re leveraging individual strengths while aligning the team for success? Follow this 10-module course to understand how to confidently manage performance and empower employees to be as successful as possible. Learn more>>

In Manager’s Guide to Goal Setting, you’ll learn how to …

  • set goals as a component of performance management
  • cascade organizational and departmental goals for exempt and non-exempt staff
  • communicate expectations and recognize progress
  • guide the performance of inherited staff who have been mismanaged
  • anticipate common pitfalls experienced by managers