Talent Development Courses

Recruit, develop, and retain a highly skilled workforce with Mid-State's talent development courses. Options include online or online live courses as well as free, self-paced instruction.

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Financial Reports for Non-Financial Managers
Accounting is the language of business, and survival in business is often dependent on accounting information. Non-financial managers do not create financial reporting, but they should be able to understand basic operational reports, budget documents, and financial statements.

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This course will teach you how to read basic financial reporting and is intended for those with little or no accounting background.

Monday, October 10
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. • Adams Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 64903 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Bob Smith
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Adams Campus

Monday, November 7
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 64904 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Bob Smith
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Stevens Point Campus

Monday, December 5
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 64905 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Bob Smith
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Wisconsin Rapids Campus

Conflict Resolution
Wherever two or more people come together, there is the possibility of conflict. This course will give participants a six-step process they can use to modify and resolve conflicts of any size.

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Participants will also learn crucial conflict resolution skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame.

Thursday, October 20
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 64910 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Rob Lowe
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Wisconsin Rapids Campus

Tuesday, November 8
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Marshfield Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 64911 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Rob Lowe
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Marshfield Campus

Thursday, December 8
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Adams Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 64912 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Rob Lowe
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Adams Campus

Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one’s own feelings, and that of groups, and how these emotions can influence motivation and behavior.

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The concepts of emotional intelligence have been around since at least the 1900s, but the term was first introduced by Wayne Payne in 1985. As a result of the growing acknowledgment by professionals of the importance and relevance of emotions to work outcomes, the research on the topic continued to gain momentum, but it wasn’t until the publication of Daniel Goleman’s best seller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ that the term became widely accepted by mainstream media. Some of the objectives that will be covered in this class are: Understand, use, and manage your emotions, Verbally communicate with others, Successfully communicate with others in a non-verbal manner and much more.

Tuesday, October 11
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Marshfield Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 65280 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Wendy Mitch
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Marshfield Campus

Wednesday, November 16
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 65281 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Wendy Mitch
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Wisconsin Rapids Campus

Business Succession Planning
The unexpected loss of valuable leadership can cripple a company. Business succession planning is essentially preparing successors to take on vital leadership roles when the need arises.

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Every company should have a form of succession planning in its portfolio, as it is essential to its long-term survival. Whether you are preparing someone to take over a position of leadership in a corporation or you’re the sole proprietor of a small business, Business Succession Planning will teach you the difference between succession planning and mere replacement planning. How you prepare people to take on the responsibilities of leadership so that the company thrives in the transition is just as important as picking the right person for the job.

Thursday, October 13
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Stevens Point Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 65364 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Jana Nelson
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Stevens Point Campus

Wednesday, November 2
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Adams Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 65365 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Jana Nelson
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Adams Campus

Tuesday, December 6
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Marshfield Campus / *Hybrid
Class #: 65366 • Course Fee: $45
Instructor: Jana Nelson
*Participants can join either virtually or at the Marshfield Campus

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Additional online live classes are available through our partnership with UGotClass.