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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

A successful business owner, corporate trainer and former military officer, STEVEN WELLAND’s experience as a trainer has brought high demand for his presentation and consulting services. His unique training experiences have provided a strong resource for many clients including Ameren, Archer Daniels Midland, Carle Foundation Hospital, Caterpillar, Christie Clinic, Kraft Foods, Tate & Lyle North America and ThyssenKrupp. Steven has been a Corporate Instructor for Parkland for over 10 years. He is a Trainer Select member for VisionPoint, as well as a Certified Master Trainer for AchieveGlobal. Steven provides experienced training in Leadership, Customer Service, Sales, Quality, Personal Finance and Team Development.

 

Leadership Certificate Series

 

Twenty-first century managers must lead as visionaries and entrepreneurs, mentors, team builders and change agents. Develop and improve your leadership skills to help move your organization and people forward through Parkland's Leadership Certificate Series!  Discover how to work together as a team, manage time, delegate, and facilitate effective meetings. Improve the way you manage change, resolve conflict, listen and communicate.  Also, expert instructors will uncover how to develop others, correct performance problems, legally recruit and hire, and create and maintain an inclusive workplace.

The Parkland College Leadership Series consists of 15 classes offered between January - December 2014.   Participants must complete a minimum of 45 hours consisting of 4 required courses AND 7 of 11 optional courses in order to qualify for the Leadership Certificate. Classes may also be taken individually.  Required class*

For more information, please see the 2014

Leadership Brochure.

Receive a FREE $135 Leadership course after completing 10 of the 15 Leadership Certificate courses! 

Classes may also be taken individually.

Required Classes

Coaching & Developing Others*

Communicating for Superior Teamwork:  Managing Your Communication Style*

The Principles and Qualities of Genuine Leadership*

Providing Constructive Feedback*

Elective Classes:

Communicating for Superior Teamwork:  Managing Your Communication Style *

Today’s competitive marketplace demands that organizations do more with less—not an easy task. To accomplish it, organizations need to find ways to work smarter and faster, relying more and more on the knowledge and skills of teams—specifically high-performing teams. Explore the essence of teamwork – effective communication.  This program employs the Classic DiSC instrument to provide participants with a better understanding of their own communication style, while offering them expanded opportunities for team building practice.

Paid registrants will be issued an access code in order to complete an online DiSC personal profile assessment. The assessment must be completed by TBD.

Thu Jan 8, 2015
WBT 805-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
WBT 805-002Z

Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Dec 23
Location: BTCE



8am-12pm
Deadline: Dec 23
Location: BTCE

"This coaching class was very interactive and Steve, the instructor, was great!  Also I feel as if I truly know how to bring it back to work and apply it. I would definitely recommend investing in these classes."

  --Kristi Bilek, Continuous Improvement Facilitator, Christie Clinic, Champaign, IL

The Principles and Qualities of Genuine Leadership *

More than ever, everyone in an organization needs a deep knowledge of leadership best practices and help in tailoring those practices to their own situations.  Discover the five universal leadership qualities and six basic principles that help individuals become genuine leaders who can translate intentions into reality. Learn about the critical leadership qualities that contribute to personal and organizational success, and discuss how applying the six Basic Principles can help leaders to develop the Qualities of Genuine Leadership.

Thu Jan 29, 2015
WBT 802-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Feb 4, 2015
WBT 802-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Jan 22
Location: BTCE

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: Jan 28
Location: BTCE

Communication Excellence: Managing Performance with DiSC

In Communicating for Superior Teamwork™ you gained a new understanding for why we act the way and say the things we do – after all it is who we are!  Using the DiSC model to evaluate our team members can be useful, but what do we do once we know their preferred communication style?  Using the New Everything DiSC Management Profile, you will explore the differences between an individual’s primary communication style and their preferred leadership style. Delving deeper into the dynamics of teams, Communication Excellence™ provides actionable insights into conflict resolution, team building, leadership and coaching. 

Paid registrants will be issued an access code in order to complete an online assessment. The assessment must be completed by TBD.

Thu Feb 26, 2015
WBT 851-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
WBT 851-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Feb 12

 

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: Feb 18

Get Control! of Email and Get Organized

Overwhelmed by email & lost information or files?  Discover how to get more done; increase productivity by eliminating unnecessary email; organize your inbox; create effective messages; discover time-saving tips; improve email etiquette; reduce legal liability; choose the best communication tool; organize information; find and locate information quickly; make better decisions with the right information; and create an ordered, stress-free folder structure.  Materials Include: workbooks, desktop reference tools, calculator and a copy of the best selling “The Hamster Revolution: How to Manage Email Before it Manages You”, with foreword by the legendary Ken Blanchard.

Thu Mar 19, 2015
WBT 320-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Mar 25, 2015
WBT 320-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Mar 12

 

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: Mar 18

Providing Constructive Feedback*

To know how well they are doing, employees need regular feedback from their manager. Providing constructive feedback not only helps solve problems, but also can work to prevent potential problems from growing to the point in which they have a negative impact on others and the organization. Discuss how to provide constructive feedback in a way that builds openness and mutual respect, and promotes problem solving and learning. Participants will complete a variety of activities that explore the key actions for providing constructive feedback, techniques for encouraging involvement and handling challenging responses, planning a feedback conversation, and providing constructive feedback.

Thu Apr 9, 2015
WBT 795-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Apr 15, 2015
WBT 795-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Apr 2

 

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: Apr 8

 

Leading Virtually: A Framework for Results

Are your team members global or geographically dispersed?  Discover how to develop your team when you can’t be face to face. Enhance leadership skills that will maximize the performance of dispersed work groups. Focus on two key elements for leading virtual teams—group cohesion and individual commitment.

Wed Nov 4, 2015
WBT 700 002Z
Fee: $199
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8am-12pm
Deadline: Oct 28

Coaching: Developing Others *

Individual contributors face regular challenges in performing their work, and a supervisor’s job is to help them work through these challenges. Sometimes the best help a coach can give is to assure employees they have the ability to make decisions and solve problems on their own.  Learn how coaching can benefit those being developed, the manager, and the overall organization.  Learn how to: recognize the challenges faced in developing others; demonstrate a variety of listening and asking techniques to help others feel confident making decisions; and conduct focused development conversations that result in professional development and growth.

Thu May 7, 2015
WBT 637-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed May 13, 2015
WBT 637-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Apr 30

 

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: May 6

The Extraordinary Leader: Going from Good to Great

What distinguishes an extraordinary leader from a good or average one? This program, based on the book by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, will shift your thinking from the conventional idea that leaders are born to the fact that anyone can be a great leader. Explore five key insights about leadership; 16 competencies of high-performing leaders; combinations of strengths for powerful leadership; ways to demonstrate leadership effectiveness in the workplace; and more.

Thu Jun 4, 2015
WBT 629-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Jun 10, 2015
WBT 629-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: May 28

 

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: Jun 3

Resolving Conflict within Your Team

Tricky situations often develop among and between team members; uncover the skills and tools for team leaders to intervene directly or to support team members in addressing these situations on their own.  Learn to resolve conflicts that hinder your team’s ability to produce results.  Discover how to: identify behaviors that can fragment a team and negatively impact productivity; demonstrate a set of key actions for resolving conflict within a team; successfully manage unproductive reactions when dealing with team issues; and support team members who choose to address conflict themselves.

Thu Jul 9, 2015
WBT 806-001Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Jul 2

Wed Jul 15, 2015
WBT 806-002Z
Fee: $199
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8am-12pm
Deadline: Jul 8

Time Mastery: Maximize Your Time

In today’s streamlined, fast-moving workplace, it’s more important than ever to improve productivity and increase efficiency.  Time Mastery will help you evaluate your time-management effectiveness and provide a detailed framework for personal action planning under each of the 12 critical areas: attitudes, interruptions, goals, meetings, priorities, written communications, analyzing, delegation, planning, procrastination, scheduling and team time. Receive practical tips for improving your time-management skills in those areas that need work. Receive an individual report that includes a Skills Gap Analysis, which provides data to quickly determine where to focus your time management efforts for greater professional success.

Paid registrants will be issued an access code for the required online assessment. The assessment must be completed by TBD.

Thu Jan 8, 2015
WBT 640-003Z
Fee: $199
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8am-12pm
Deadline: Dec 23

Thu Aug 6, 2015
WBT 640-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Aug 12, 2015
WBT 640-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Jul 23

 

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: Jul 23

 

 

 

Delegating for Shared Success

No other responsibility distinguishes a supervisory role from others more than delegating tasks and projects. When poorly executed, delegation negatively impacts productivity and leaves employees feeling frustrated and set up for failure. On the other hand, when done well, delegation taps in to the full capability of others, building confidence and enhancing supervisor-employee relationships. Develop the planning, interpersonal, and follow-up skills critical for successful delegation. Participants will be able to: assess personal delegation challenges and discover their own delegation style; evaluate what can and cannot be delegated; complete a thorough task/staff analysis; conduct a delegation conversation that results in the employee understanding the task;  and follow-up to ensure delegation success.

Thu Jan 29, 2015
WBT 797-003Z
Fee: $199
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Thu Aug 27, 2015
WBT 797-001Z
Fee: $199
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8am-12pm
Deadline: Jan 22

 

 

 

1-5pm
Deadline: Aug 20

Wed Sep 2, 2015
WBT 797-002Z
Fee: $199
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8am-12pm
Deadline: Aug 26

Addressing Emotions at Work

Emotions - happiness, surprise, frustration, anger - are as much a part of the workplace as the air we breathe.  They play a role in the choices we make and actions we take and can motivate, inspire, and add positive intensity to our work. Discuss strategies for addressing strong emotions including individual and, when appropriate, those of other co-workers.  Discover the impact of strong emotions in the workplace, how and why emotions can take control, the steps to address strong emotions, techniques and choices for addressing strong emotions and applying the “Addressing Emotions” techniques to work situations.

Thu Feb 26, 2015
WBT 973-003Z
Fee: $199
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8am-12pm
Deadline: Feb 19

Thu Sep 17, 2015
WBT 973-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Sept 23, 2015
WBT 973-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Sep 10

 

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: Sep 16

Giving Recognition

Over the long term, excellent performance and productivity are rewarded with improved customer loyalty and organizational success. But in the short term, people want to hear from others around them that they are doing something right. By recognizing and reinforcing positive behaviors, managers can encourage and reinvigorate individual contributors to repeat the behaviors that lead to positive results. Learn about the impact of recognition, barriers to giving recognition, key actions for giving recognition, tailoring recognition to the recipient, and planning and practicing recognition.

Thu Mar 19, 2015
WBT 971-003Z
Fee: $199
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8am-12pm
Deadline: Mar 12

Thu Oct 15, 2015
WBT 971-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Oct 21, 2015
WBT 971-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Oct 8

 

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: Oct 14

Leading Change at Every Level

Traditionally, CEO's have shouldered the responsibility for implementing organizational change. However, corporate cultures have streamlined and recent research tells us that change is effectively implemented when it's lead by those it affects most directly. As a result one's ability to lead change has become a critical performance measurement in today's unpredictable workplace environment. Leading Change at Every Level identifies the five dimensions of change leadership that will help to garner support for any change effort.

Thu Apr 9, 2015
WBT 852-003Z
Fee: $199
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8am-12pm
Deadline: Apr 2

Thu Nov 12, 2015
WBT 852-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Nov 18, 2015
WBT 852-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Nov 5

 

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: Nov 11

Fearless Facilitation – How to Lead Effective Meetings

Research shows that 62% of all meetings lack a clearly stated objective and agenda, and almost half of all professionals rate the quality of meetings at their organization as fair to poor.  Just say “NO” to unproductive meetings. Turn your meeting leaders into Fearless Facilitators!  They’ll learn how to bring a laser-like focus to every agenda, handle disruptions with ease and condense a week’s worth of meetings into a single session.  Fearless Facilitators expertly foster participation and make any group session more productive.  Achieve desired results and manage relationships and process at the same time.  Participants will learn how to lead effective meetings, demonstrate fundamental facilitation skills, make optimal use of people’s time and talents, strike the right balance between purpose, process, and participation, and exhibit the confidence and competence of a fearless facilitator.

Wed May 7, 2015
WBT 809-003Z
Fee: $199
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8am-12pm
Deadline: Apr 30

Thu Dec 3, 2015
WBT 809-001Z
Fee: $199
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Wed Dec 9, 2015
WBT 809-002Z
Fee: $199
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1-5pm
Deadline: Nov 25

 

 

 

8am-12pm
Deadline: Dec 2

 

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