March 2020 Business Connection

Business Connection
March 2020 

The official newsletter of Clark State's Workforce and Business Solutions. 

A Message From Our Director

In these unprecedented times, please know that the Clark State Workforce and Business Solutions team is still here to assist you. We are happy to present the online and virtual classroom based courses in this e-mail, and hope that you will consider professional development and training a valuable option for yourself and your teams, as our daily work schedules look increasingly different. I am also happy to include several funding sources within this e-mail, with more to come, to help assist our business and industry now and in the uncertain future. As we all move forward, please remember that our team is here as a resource and partner, not only for training, but to help connect you and your workforce to whatever resources you need to continue to thrive. Wishing you all the best.

Lesli Beavers
Director, Workforce and Business Solutions
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Leadership Development Series - Now Online!
Instructor-led | Virtual Classroom  

The Clark State Leadership Development Program is designed to prepare those who lead with the foundational skills to be effective and impactful in their leadership role. It is designed for anyone who assumes a leadership role, and has the desire and drive to be effective in leading others. 

Each module will be two, three hour virtual classroom sessions, and can be taken as one module or a full series! 

Leadership Development Series:

  • April 14 and 16  - Foundations of Leadership (utilizing the DiSC Assessment!)
  • April 21 and 23 - The Leadership Challenge 
  • April 28 and 30  -   Emotional Intelligence
  • May 5 and 7 - Communication & Conflict Management
  • May 12 and 14  - Time Management & Delegation
  • May 19 and 21 - Creating Your Leadership Brand and Building Professional Sustainability

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Team discounts available , please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information! 

Professional Sales Ready Certification | Online

April 28 - June 17, 2020 |7:30 - 9:00 p.m. EST


This 7 week, 33 hour, non-credit online Sales Ready Certification program is highly interactive. It uses revealing assessments and true-to-life role plays to prepare students for successful sales careers that align with their strengths.

Students will participate in eleven sales modules and four branding and interviewing modules. The course provides a comprehensive sales education and introduction to sales career roles, including utilizing the highly predictive Chally Assessment sales profile and employer provided role-plays, extensive instruction in consultative techniques and communication building - plus interview, resume and personal branding tools. 

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Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
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This 24 hour course can be taken in two modules - self-paced or in a virtual classroom, instructor-led, meeting for 6 weeks starting April 15!

In this class, you will learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and you will learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job. You will learn skills required to delegate, motivate, problem solve and resolve conflict so that you can accomplish your job more effectively.

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Manufacturing Scholarships Available!
Funding is available to manufacturers located within Champaign, Clark, Greene, Montgomery, Miami, Shelby, Darke and Preble counties, to support your training needs. FASTLANE, our local Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP,) is offsetting the cost of one individual per company. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to enroll.

Deadline to Apply - March 31, 2020

Apply today for training reimbursement, $2,000 per employee, up to $30,000 (15 employees) per round!

At Clark State, we offer more than 125 different degree, certificate and noncredit training programs in some of today's most in-demand career fields. This includes several that will qualify for TechCred reimbursement, in the areas of Healthcare, Business Technology, Information Technology and Manufacturing! 

See a full list of certificates and credentials by clicking here!
Does your workforce need a different credential or training?

Work with us to submit an application customized to fit your needs for TechCred funding review. Employers can request a credential be added to the eligible list.

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More Online Training Opportunities!
Click on each link for more information

Self-Paced, Start Anytime!
Project Management Fundamentals
Customer Service Training
Using Social Media in Business
Introduction to Mobile Security
Computer Skills for the Workplace

April - Instructor Led/Virtual Classroom
4/15 - Soft Skills Suite (Achieving Success with Difficult People, Interpersonal Communication, Skills for Making Great Decisions, Individual Excellence.)
4/15 - Presentation Skills Suite
4/15 - Introduction to QuickBooks 2019
4/15 - Microsoft Office 2019/365 Suite
4/15 - Grant Writing Suite

Check out our full online catalog, featuring over 700 courses, by clicking here


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