Life isn’t just about work, of course, but let’s face it, work is a big part of life. Furthermore, many of the skills you use to be more effective in your career can also be used in every other facet of life. For example, if you have the skills to influence positive change in the work environment, couldn’t that also be helpful in your family and community?
These three exciting Hofstra University Continuing Education (CE) management and communication skills courses – taught by renowned Personal, Team, and Corporate Branding Strategist Dave Gordon – will help you learn to drive change, stand out, and influence others, both in and out of the workplace.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 8-11 a.m.
Leadership is about many things, but positive change has to be the top priority, especially in management. Why else have leaders? The “Driver of Positive Change” concept, based on the bestselling book The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon, has been embraced by many organizations, universities, and professional sports teams that understand the value of good leadership. The course will teach you the most effective techniques for driving positive change in your life, career, business, and relationships. It will also help you develop a lasting emotional commitment as a leader and develop a “road map” of positive goals.
Wednesday, July 24, 31, 2013, 7-9.30 p.m.
Very few among us are actors, and yet we all have to perform. Whether we’re meeting new in-laws or meeting new clients, having the skills to put on our best show can be critical! At the very least, we’ll need to know how to show our best selves when it comes time for a face-to-face interview. This course offers more than your standard interview course – it’ll help you understand how you’re expected to perform in an interview, how to stand out among other candidates, how to avoid stage fright, and, most importantly, how to win over decision makers and show them that you’re the ideal choice. You’ll leave with skills, tools, tips, and confidence!
Wednesdays, July 10 and 17, 2013, 7-9 p.m.
Did you know you’re a salesperson? It’s true – no matter your job title, you engage in some sort of selling all the time. Perhaps you’re selling your coworkers on your fantastic new idea or convincing your boss to give you a raise. How well do you sell? This course will teach you the skills for convincing and influencing others – that is, the skills to communicate with a purpose. You’ll learn to convey complex issues in a clear manner, tell stories that engage others, and influence others to act on your ideas.
What Students Are Saying
These programs are popular for a reason! Here are just a few examples of what former students have said.
“Dave's classes should be an intro or on-boarding class in every organization. He was brilliant. I won’t be able to communicate the same way ever again. Thank god. ”
"It worked. I have broken a barrier with a tough crowd. Dave's communication classes and coaching were critical to helping me open that door to a tough to reach client.”
Ready to learn to drive positive change, sell yourself, and sell your ideas? Don’t miss these wonderful opportunities to improve your management and communication abilities! (Click on the course titles above to register.)