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IT Professional Development

IT Professional Development

As an IT professional, your job has become more complex, with employers and customers expecting a blend of technical skills and talent in communication, management, and leadership skills.

Our IT Professional Development courses help you succeed in your career by strengthening those skills that are essential in today's IT environment and creating value for you and your company.

The Successful IT Team

An essential key to a productive team is understanding its strengths and weaknesses. Learn to mold your group into a successful project team through a deeper understanding of typical personality types and how you can best relate to them. Identify how each type communicates and responds to motivation. Become skilled at understanding your personal style and those of your team members and capitalize on your combined strengths.
Fee: $99

Half-Day Class Meets 8:30am-11:30am (3 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8151 Wed., Aug. 2West CountyLloyd Abernathy

IT Leadership Skills: The Art of Influence

Today's IT leaders work in an evolving environment that requires the ability to influence customers, clients, and team members. You must traverse the levels of influence and determine a strategy based on the situation and people involved. Learn to identify your own resources and the specific techniques for becoming an influential leader. Tap into the motivation factors that impact performance and commitment. See how your vision and work ethic can impact results and create shared success.
Fee: $99

Half-Day Class Meets 8:30am-11:30am (3 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8152 Thurs., Aug. 10West CountyLloyd Abernathy

IT Business Communications

Effective communication can seem simple, but it requires active listening, the ability to ask pertinent questions, and the skill to engage in constructive conversations. Learn how to lead more effective meetings, speak more clearly, and communicate without ambiguity. Understand how attitude and barriers impact communications, and how you can manage expectations.
Fee: $99

Half-Day Class Meets 8:30am-11:30am (3 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8153 Thurs., Aug. 17West CountyLloyd Abernathy