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Workforce Development Monthly Workshop Highlight

The Skagit Valley College Customized Training Program and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County have partnered to offer monthly workshops to support workforce development education. It is an understood fact that productivity is increased through targeted quality training, but not everyone has the time or money to develop and deliver the training needed. The workforce development workshops are packed into two "power" hours. Trainings will provide employers and employees an efficient and effective professional development educational experience at very little cost. There will be a broad range of topics offered. Please see below for  workshop descriptions and information.

December 6, 2017 - Change Management with Max Collette


   Fifteen years ago I learned that change is increasing at an increasing rate.
  Change is happening so fast now that we will experience more change in the
  next three years than we have in the last two decades!  Learn how to scan
  global and local environments for change, strategize pro-actively for change,
  and lead your people to adapt and succeed. 

  If you can, bring real-life examples we can work with. 


January 10, 2018 - Communication: the Key to Being a Great Lead, Supervisor or Manager with Darlene Mindrum



   Communication is critical in the workplace and it is even more 
   challenging when leading others. Back by popular demand, this workshop will 
   provide valuable tools and strategies on how to give feedback, resolve
   problems and improve performance on the job. The format is engaging and
   interactive and participants will leave with guides to use on the job.


Class Schedule September 2017 - June 2018 - All Classes are on Wednesday

All classes run 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

October 4, 2017 - Emergency Preparedness for Business with Bill Overby
November 1, 2017 - Social Media 101 with Tony Salas
December 6, 2017 - Change Management with Max Collette
January 10, 2018 - Communication: the Key to Being a Great Lead with Darlene Mindrum
February 7, 2018 - Employment Law with Chmelik Sitkin & Davis P.S.
March 7, 2018 - Managing a Diverse Workforce Part I: Self Examination with Kimberly Harris
April 4, 2018 - Managing a Diverse Workforce Part II: Organizational Examination with Kimberly Harris
May 2, 2018 - Topic to be determined with Tony Salas
June 6, 2018 - LinkedIn and Network Tools with James Jolly

$25 Registration for All Workshops EDASC Events and Workshops

Please note: Workshops run during the lunch hour to make it convenient for our business partners, though we do not provide lunch. This helps us to conduct the workshops at a minimum cost for our participants. However, participants are more than welcome to bring in their own lunch and beverages.

Location for all workshops: SVC Craft Brew Academy at the Port of Skagit, 15579 Peterson Road, Burlington, WA
NOTE: No parking permit required. Class is in Burlington on the corner of Peterson Road and Higgins Airport Way

Presented by:

Economic Development Association of Skagit County and Skagit Valley College Logos

The Skagit Valley College Customized Training Program and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County

Contact Information: Kim Davis, Director, Business & Customized Training, 360.416.6631