Professional Development Series

WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition presents

Professional Development Series (Fall 2018)

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Program Dates: Thursday, September 27 through Thursday, November 15, 2018

Duration:  8 Weeks!

Time: Casual snacks + networking when space allows, at 5:30. Class from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Acknowledgement of Completion: Participants that complete 5+ sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion, endorsed by WNC DEC (a great accolade to share with current + future employers!)

Location: MAHEC Education Building, 121 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803

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Series Goal + Overview: 

Learning Objectives:

+ Building and strengthening relationships with other Human Resource professionals
+ Understanding how to apply your strengths
+ Managing conflict and navigating challenging environments
+ Navigating diversity, equity and inclusion within workplace culture
+ Framing your historical narrative and designing your future
+ Developing and deepening leadership skills while increasing your value

Eligibility to Participate:  Open to employees in WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition member organizations and community members who would like to better position themselves for advancement.  Students may be eligible for service learning or internship time, check with school.

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Ready to enroll? make note that although registration is accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the entire series all participants are required to register in advance of class.

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send questions or request more info from cortina caldwell
at info@wncdec.com or call 828-782-3382.


 Session Schedule + Learning Objectives

WEEK 1: Authenticity.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | MAHEC Education Campus

Presenter: Announcement Coming in August!

Learning Objectives:

●       Tell authentic story about a personal or professional journey

●       Deliver a warm personal/professional introduction that centers who you are

●       Create a road map for your professional career with a 1, 5 and 10 year outlook


WEEK 2:  Vision.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | MAHEC Education Campus

Presenter: Announcement Coming in August!

Learning Objectives: 

●       Practice elevator speeches, active listening, and ideation with small groups

●       Learn effective goal setting, and achieving desired outcome

●       Connect with local professionals who have perservered beyond obstacles


WEEK 3:  Communication.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | MAHEC Education Campus

Presenter: Announcement Coming in August!

Learning Objectives: 

●       Apply theories of mindfulness, non-violent, and intentional communication

●       Increase your value to your employer or business through clear communication

●       Put relationship development into practice by connecting with classmates


WEEK 4:  Evolution.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | MAHEC Education Campus

Presenter: Announcement Coming in August!

Learning Objectives:

●       Through self-assessment gain understanding of who you are, your strengths, and how you can best contribute to your team, business, organization, and professional community

●       Explore how to lean into discomfort and embrace change on the job

●       Learn how to navigate challenges or barriers with resiliency


WEEK 5:  Creativity.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | MAHEC Education Campus

Presenter: Announcement Coming in August!

Learning Objectives:

●       Incorporate moments of celebration, play and joy in the workplace

●       Understand how thinking outside the box can land you in influential circles

●       Explore facilitation tools + activities that can help navigate difficult conversations


WEEK 6: Wellness.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | MAHEC Education Campus

Presenter: Announcement Coming in August!

Learning Objectives:

●       Establish a resource and support system for navigating issues in the workplace

●       Examine time management, and workflow applications to aid in efficiency

●       Understand how to set healthy boundaries and embrace self-care


WEEK 7: Policy + Power.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | MAHEC Education Campus

Presenter: Announcement Coming in August!

Learning Objectives: 

●       Develop an understanding of power, privilege, oppression and institutionalized racism

●       Understand how to navigate through different personalities and cultural differences

●       Explore activities + tools that may help to constructively confront racial micro-aggressions


WEEK 8:  Integration + Celebration.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | MAHEC Education Campus

Panelist(s): WNC DEC Steering Committee Members

Learning Objectives:

●       Use the “speed networking” technique to meet with executives from the Diversity Engagement Coalition’s anchor institutions and practice your elevator speeches and interviewing skills

●       Receive on feedback from Human Resource executives

●       Reflection and discussion of learning experiences from overall series

●       Graduation, celebration, and awarding of certificates!