Continuing Education Webinars
Stay current in your industry, or discover trends through our free webinars. These webinars are designed for professionals who want to learn about career pathways as well as current and future industry trends in the workforce.
Each free webinar features a presentation on industry trends, workplace skills and techniques, and more, hosted by Goodwin College personnel and subject matter experts from our Continuing Professional Education programs.
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Each webinar lasts for approximately 30-60 minutes.
According to the Global CEO Survey by PwC, 79% of CEO’s are concerned with the availability of skills needed for business growth. Nearly 60% of employees, from this survey, feel that their skills will be outdated in 3 to 5 years. One answer that addresses both concerns is upskilling, developing new skills to meet the changing demands of jobs (and industries). Ask yourself, where is your organization in upskilling its workforce and, where are you in meeting the changing needs of your role within your organization? For those who have been furloughed, upskilling may be your path to competitiveness upon your return to your organization or, in your new career or organization.
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.
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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.
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Kena Sears-Brown, Director of Continuing Education & Workforce initiatives speaks with online learning leaders Mindedge about combining technical skills with essential skills for the future of the hybrid skills job market.
The Future of Work: Skill-based Learning provides insight on skill gaps in the workforce and the new hybrid job economy. Carlene Szostak, Managing Partner of C Squred and and Bill Baker, a professional business coach and corporate trainer, discuss the benefits for professionals in every career stage (early, mid, seasoned or career changer) to learn new skills. Whether you wish to enter, remain or advance in your career, explore how skill-based learning can help you gain the technical and interpersonal acumen needed to succeed.
Whether working with stakeholders internal or external to your organization, possessing customer-centric sales and enterprise development skills has become a requirement for career advancement. This transformative webinar will give you the tools needed to turn traditional sales and development discussions into opportunity-rich conversations that yield results and lasting impact.
This webinar in professional sales will provide valuable insights for managers, supervisors, sales reps, business development professionals, entrepreneurs, and more.
You will learn how to:
- Win deals without closing
- Engage in structured, decision-driven conversations focused on serving the best interests of your clients
- Get your clients to commit to a “yes” or “no” decision (No more being left in sales purgatory!)
- Have your calls and emails returned in a timely fashion
- Increase profitability and revenue for your organization
In the Greater Philadelphia area, employers have already created 25,000 new tech jobs since the early 2000s—equivalent to 25% of all net job growth during that span. Over the next ten years, our region could see 26,000–44,000 job openings in IT, between new jobs and replacement openings as workers retire. (Economy League of Philadelphia, May 2017).
- Where are you on the IT continuum?
- Do you know how to enter or stay in the IT industry?
- Can you identify personal skill gaps?
In this webinar, you will learn:
- 3 key strategies to be marketable, employable, and relevant in the technology sector
- Key skills you need to succeed in technology
- Career pathways in IT: What is meant by "middle skills careers"?
- How Goodwin College of Professional Studies is responding to workforce skill gaps
Have you ever made an important business decision based on feelings versus fact? What was the end result?
Regardless of the outcome, professionals who interpret and apply data make more effective business decisions compared to those who don’t. Data-centered organizations also exhibit higher productivity than those which are not data-centered.
The informational webinar, “3 Reasons to Use Data Analytics to Make Sound Business Decisions” will provide the business rationale for using data analytics as a way to improve the quality of business decisions.
Dr. Bay Arinze, Professor of Decision Sciences & MIS, LeBow College of Business, will share data analytics insights, use cases and best practices and answer questions from the audience.
What You Will Learn:
- What data analytics is and how it can lead to improved organizational decision making
- How learning data analytics can upskill your career
- How to use data analytics to make sound, strategic business decisions
- Features and benefits of the data analytics tool, Tableau
Project Management is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. The demand for skilled project management professionals is expected to increase exponentially in the next five years. Lean Six Sigma principles are used by world-class companies to make processes more efficient and improve the quality of their products and services.
What is the relationship between the two methodologies? Both can be used to drive better project results….especially when they are used together!
In this webinar, Tim Young, PMP and MBB, will discuss how to use project management and six sigma tools to make projects more efficient while simultaneously improving quality.
What You Will Learn:
- Fundamental concepts of Six Sigma and Project Management
- The Project Management and Six Sigma roadmaps
- How (and why) to blend continuous improvement with project management tools
- Goodwin College Project Management and Six Sigma course overview