Leadership & Professional Development
Leadership & Professional Development

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Those wishing to advance in their careers need more than tech and practical skills. Winning that next job or promotion requires learning how to manage your time and tasks, your communications skills both written and spoken, your customer service skills, and your leadership potential. This track will introduce you to the resources available to develop you as a professional and as a leader.

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Center for Leadership and Development

Being a Project Management Professional (PMP) begins by fulfilling the qualifications and requirements for taking the PMP exam.
Be Bold. Leverage Your Instincts, Intuition and Imagination to solve problems more creatively and more productively.
Effective risk management requires identification, quantification, evaluation and careful planning leading to properly planned response, monitoring and risk control.
As more organizations are moving toward delivering their projects using agile frameworks, business analysts are confronted with career decisions. What will be their role in this new project space? How do their current skills match-up to the needs of these newly structured product teams? What options do they have and how best to decide? Join Laura Paton MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP, IIBA-AAC, CSM as she describes the major roles defined in the Scrum framework and the thought processes a business analyst might use to adapt to changing times.
The ability to effectively communicates goes beyond spoken words to paralinguistic, proxemics, and much more. Learn about these fundamentals of superior communications.
Making the best possible use of the time you have begins with goal setting and continues with organizing, planning, and prioritizing your tasks to define the path to success.
Great teams begin when great individual contributors learn to leverage team dynamics.
  • Effective Communication: Barriers and Strategies

    People often don't realize that your voice inflection and body language are paramount in communication. Non-verbal and para-verbal communication make up 93% of any message received. This topic was presented at SpecTECHular by Karianne Brooks, and it discusses how to make the most out of communication, with a focus on making sure our non-verbal communication parallels the message we are intending to deliver.

  • Discovering Your Leadership Voice

    Great leaders know they must provide value to the people who work for them that goes way beyond a paycheck. That value often comes in the guidance, the teaching, and the advice they share with their people. Many emerging leaders wonder how they’re going to find the words to say, and the right voice to share them with. Here are some thoughts about how to find your personal leadership voice.

  • How a Manager Becomes a Leader

    There are some managers who are afraid to have any of their people “outshine” them. They fear their own image will be somehow reduced. But this is like a great conductor avoiding having anyone in the orchestra who plays any instrument better than they do. It just doesn’t make sense. No conductor can possibly play every instrument that well that they would have anything but awful musicians in the chairs as a result.