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Workshops & Seminars

Goodwin College of Professional Studies frequently hosts or takes part in workshops, seminars, and professional development opportunities at Drexel University and throughout Philadelphia. These events, separate from our Continuing Professional Education course offerings, provide an opportunity to build your network, learn new skills, and strengthen existing professional ones, such as business communication, management, and leadership.

What is the role of a Business Analyst & is it a good fit for me?

Date: Friday, June 5

Time: 12 - 1 p.m.

Cost: FREE 

CEUs: 0.1

PDHs: 1

As organizations have become more dynamic and innovative in how work gets done, the role of the Business Analyst (BA) has become increasingly important. Business Analysts usually work as a part of IT and financial reporting teams and are catalysts for change, but they also do more than inspire others to do things differently. In this free webinar, you will learn about the responsibilities of a Business Analyst and the growing employment opportunities, and discover if this role is right for you. 

Take your lunch hour for continuing education in Business Analysis — and have the opportunity to network with peers and meet Drexel's expert instructors currently in the field.

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Agile vs traditional project management (waterfall): what's the difference?

Date: Friday, June 12

Time: 12 - 1 p.m.

Cost: FREE 

CEUs: 0.1

PDHs: 1

Both Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies carry their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Which one to choose is highly dependent on the project type and circumstances. In this free webinar, you will explore the differences between these two methodologies and dispel some of the myths associated with adopting an Agile approach.

Take your lunch hour for continuing education in Agile project management— and have the opportunity to network with peers and meet Drexel's expert instructors currently in the field.

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Personal Brand and Power

Cost: $199.00

CEUs: 0.3

PDHs: 3

Details:

“You are the message.” This session provides a hands-on approach to unraveling your Personal Brand and Power to help you achieve new milestones and reach your goals. Personal branding is the process of developing a “mark” that is created around your name or your career. You use this “mark” to express and communicate your skills, personality, and values.

You will learn how to use personal power to positively impact you and your career, whether you’re undergoing a career transition, or you’d like to take your career to a new level.

Your personal brand is your power and is the ultimate currency in the 21st-century workplace. Make it work for you.

Registration opening soon, For more details please contact goodwin.ce@drexel.edu or call 215.895.2154

Job Search and Career Plans

Cost: $199.00

CEUs: 0.3

PDHs: 3

Details:

Looking for a job is a job. It presents itself as a challenging and at times frustrating endeavor. To be successful at your job search it is important to use a proven process, like the one we employ in this workshop. If not, you may discover that although you are well-intentioned, you might not be as productive as you could have been.

During the workshop, you have an opportunity to interact with like-minded peers and a career coach—which can boost your morale and excitement.

We start by helping you create your overall strategy, in which you target organizations that are consistent with your career plan. You will learn how to efficiently research target companies. Beyond this, you will gain an understanding of how to network to achieves results. Finally, we will coach you through effective interviewing techniques to win the job you are seeking.

Build your capabilities and confidence for a successful job search. Whether you are just starting your career, or are a seasoned performer, don’t embark on this critical journey alone.

Registration opening soon, For more details please contact goodwin.ce@drexel.edu or call 215.895.2154

Change Management

Cost: $199.00

CEUs: 0.3

PDHs: 3

Details:

In today’s hyper-competitive environment, organizations that do not change face a high risk of extinction. Change—like company culture shifts, new hires or updated processes and policies— does not occur by itself. To be successful, change needs to be part of a progressive and proven process. Most importantly, this session will cover how it is managed. You will learn how to deal with change in a proactive manner. This will include developing a change strategy which identifies and deals with obstacles that will undoubtedly be encountered. This change management plan will address the technical, people and organization factors necessary to transition an organization. Because change is a continuous process, managing it is a skill set that mid-career employees will certainly put to great use. Become the “go-to” person in your organization who is recognized as knowing how to manage change.

Registration opening soon, For more details please contact goodwin.ce@drexel.edu or call 215.895.2154

Managing Up, Down, Across the Organization

Cost: $199.00

CEUs: 0.3

PDHs: 3

Details:

Organizations are complex, and today’s most effective employees must have the ability to influence, oversee, assign, delegate and drive timely results. You may find that as your career progresses, your role frequently involves motivating and managing outside your direct span of control. All of which requires the hybridization of interpersonal and behavioral skills.

Appropriately, the new hybrid jobs involve using both tactical skills and mastering the more elusive people skills required to successfully manage both people and projects to completion through the skills and efforts of others.

This workshop focuses on the interpersonal skills that will engage and inspire individuals and teams to produce greater employee satisfaction—and enhance business performance.

Registration opening soon, For more details please contact goodwin.ce@drexel.edu or call 215.895.2154

Career Pivot and Knowledge Transition

Cost: $199.00

CEUs: 0.3

PDHs: 3

Details:

The world continues to change and a career pivot is an intentional, step-by-step process that taps into your foundational knowledge and leverages your years of experience to a new and exciting hybrid career. You will learn the top three best practices to make that next career move, how to showcase your accomplishments and how to set the hours, expectations and outcomes.

Registration opening soon, For more details please contact goodwin.ce@drexel.edu or call 215.895.2154

Succession Planning

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Cost: $199.00

CEUs: 0.3

PDHs: 3

Details:

Succession planning is a force multiplier to enable a business to grow. It is an essential element in retaining the most productive employees and managers. With skill hybridization on the rise, developing a succession plan is becoming more complex. As the shortage of key employees presents a growing problem for the industry, successful succession planning is emerging as the critical answer.

Become part of the elite team that builds your talent pool and leadership pipeline. This workshop will improve your leadership development ability. It will extend your professional capabilities and your contribution to the long-term success of your organization.

Understanding the fundamentals of building an effective succession plan is an important component of a senior employee’s skills inventory. Learn how to develop and nurture new and existing talent, support business growth, and anticipate and handle talent shortages.

Registration opening soon, For more details please contact goodwin.ce@drexel.edu or call 215.895.2154

How to Provide Effective Feedback: The Conversation You Have with Yourself and Others

Cost:$149.00

CEUs: .04

PDHs: 4

Details:

Do you want to advance your career and be considered an emerging leader in your industry? Did you know that one of the fastest ways to foster your professional growth is by demonstrating that you are an effective communicator that is willing to learn new strategies to drive results? In this workshop taught by experts at Hello, you will learn how to successfully navigate conversations with a focus on composure during difficult situations by implementing Hello's impactful 4S Conversations® framework. You will also learn to identify how the right feedback, communication and skills can convert miscommunication into actionable steps. Understanding how to gain alignment around the goals of conversations and recognizing what success looks like for everyone will be a game-changer for your professional development and your career.

Registration opening soon, For more details please contact goodwin.ce@drexel.edu or call 215.895.2154

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Certification Training

Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)

Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

GDPR Ready

Cost:

$1,850 - $3,595

Details:

In partnership with the Kline School of Law and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), we are offering in-person training for certification programs valuable to anyone looking to advance their career in information privacy. Whether you manage day-to-day operations, you’re implementing privacy controls in technology or you’re the go-to person for privacy laws and regulations, we’ve got you covered. The two-day courses are taught by Drexel law professors on campus in Philadelphia and prepare you to take the CIPP/E and CIPM certification exams and become GDPR ready.

Drexel and Military Discounts

Special discounts are available for Kline School of Law students and alumni, Drexel alumni, Drexel University Online partners and military. Contact Stephanie Johnson, Associate Director of Graduate Programs (snj22@drexel.edu), for more information.

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