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Career Accelerator Series


Career Accelerator Series

Do you ever wonder how those “superstars” pull it off? You know the ones… the rising stars at work. The ones who somehow appear happy and balanced, get their work done, get those promotions on a fast track, and still get home in time to exercise and have a hobby? How do they do it!? Welcome to success!

Every one of us has the power to find and use those seemingly “hidden” career accelerators, and to overcome the subtle career stallers that may be holding us back.

In this unique series, explore YOU and the competencies you need to develop in order to succeed at work. When you attend this series, you build the powerful skills that you need to find more happiness, balance, and success at work and in life.

The research is in and there are very specific skills you need in order to succeed in almost any work environment. These fall into four areas: how you manage yourself; how you think; how you manage people; and how you achieve results. Discover each of these four critical areas and develop key skills in each one. Take one class or take them all for a truly transformed YOU!

 

Dates: 8 Wednesdays, March 8 - April 26
Time:
9 am - 12 noon

Take ALL EIGHT MODULES for just $395 or individual modules for $58 each.

register online

A comprehensive manual is included for participants registered in the entire program.     

Instructor: Rhiannon Surrenda is the Executive Director at California Corporate College,She spends her time understanding the demands of the current workplace and creating training programs to help people gain the skills they need to be successful. Rhiannon is a certified trainer for the “New World of Work” program across the state

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COURSE MODULES:

Module 1
Who are YOU at Work? Understanding Your Values and Motivations
Did you know that with the current pace of technological change, the average person entering the workforce will now “completely retool” a whopping 7 times during her/his career? “Retooling” means constantly learning and developing new skills. The one consistent variable is YOU. In this module you will…

  • Look deeply at your values and motivations and at how you express them at work.
  • Write a statement that outlines your ideal work situation and that will serve as a beacon for your journey.
  • Build a self-development plan

Wed., March 8 
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522                   
Cost: $58

register online

    

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Module 2

Building Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness
To be emotionally intelligent means to have and demonstrate self-awareness and to be able to self-regulate, so you can communicate with a higher degree of competence. Emotional intelligence and self-awareness are critical skills in work and in everyday life. In this module you will…

  • Understand the 4 components of Emotional Intelligence
  • Practice 2 powerful techniques for developing greater self-awareness
  • Learn 3 ways to “prime” yourself for greater success

Wed., March 15 
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522                   
Cost: $58

register online

    

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Module 3

Powerful Thinking: How to Be Positive and Open
The illusion that our thinking patterns exist “only in our heads” can be dangerous and destructive. The truth is that our thinking consistently seeps out into our language and interactions with others. In order to communicate skillfully, we must master the art of positive thinking. In this module you will…

  • Break through perceptual biases
  • Learn to “stay low on the ladder”
  • Learn and practice “Yes” language
  • Practice listening openly and with purpose

Wed., March 22 
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522                   
Cost: $58

register online

    

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Module 4
Confident Decision Making
Do you want to make smarter decisions? You make decisions every day, but are they the right decisions? Are you sure you have gathered relevant data, reviewed all options, gained the required support from your management and colleagues? Whether you are making a simple or complex decision, making quality decisions does not have to be such a challenge. Increase your decision-making confidence by attending this interactive class.

  • Learn how to set the context for your decision
  • Identify decision challenges and barriers
  • Generate and evaluate alternatives and identify risks
  • Make quality decisions using a practical model
  • Effectively communicate and implement the decision

Wed., March 29 
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522                   
Cost: $58

register online    

 

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Module 5
Unleashing Your Potential: Managing Energy
How would you like to be clear-headed at 3pm, energetic at the end of the day, and more flexible in your thinking when confronted with challenging problems? The new science of high-performance informs this course as we learn and practice techniques for maximizing our energy throughout the day. In this module you will…

  • Learn about the 4 components that support high energy.
  • Make a personal plan to increase energy
  • Design a positive ritual that will accelerate your transformation to a more energetic you!


Wed., April 5 
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522                   
Cost: $58


register online

  

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Module 6
Plan Your Time, Align on Priorities, and Take Action!
Today's work world moves quickly. We are expected to be “on 24/7”, and there is always more to do than there is time to do it. Without effective prioritization and planning strategies, you are likely to spin your wheels and end the day feeling overwhelmed and unfulfilled. Instead, take control of your time and priorities, and get the RIGHT things done! In this module you will…

  • Identify your top priorities using a values-based approach
  • Assess how you spend your time at work using the urgent/ important matrix
  • Learn about the most common, destructive and career stalling time wasters
  • Make a plan to overcome your barriers and take action towards an important goal.

        
Wed., April 12 
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522                   
Cost: $58

register online

    

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Module 7

Building Partnership
No matter how you look at it, we need others in order to do our best work. To collaborate is to bring people together to leverage their skills, talents and knowledge to achieve a common purpose. It’s not easy, but in this hands-on class you will…

  • Learn to craft an invitation that invites collaboration
  • Create the conditions for collaboration in a meeting setting
  • Use simple strategies to engage a group and get everyone contributing

 

Wed., April 19 
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522                   
Cost: $58

register online

    

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Module 8
Managing Up
You have reached the end of this series, you now have a wealth of new knowledge and skill. Others will likely still misbehave on occasion. In this power-packed class you will…

  • Understand the dynamics of power, authority, silence and advocacy
  • Put all your skills to work to address unworkable behaviors and difficult situations
  • Practice remaining open and empathic in the face of a challenge

 

Wed., April 26 
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522                   
Cost: $58

register online

 

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FREE Bonus Online Class: Networking Like a Pro
When you enroll in the Career Accelerator Series, you’ll receive a special invitation to this live webinar! (Cost is an additional $39 if not enrolled in the series)

The relationships we build at work are critical to our success. Ensuring we find and cultivate a professional network helps us to identify mentors, seek and receive feedback to grow professionally and personally, and stay informed about opportunities. In this 2-hour web-based class you will:

  • Understand the role of building rapport in successful relationships.
  • Identify 3 kinds of relationships you should actively cultivate at work.
  • Make a plan for reaching out to a potential mentor or asking for an informational interview

 

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Instructor: Rhiannon Surrenda is the Executive Director at California Corporate College,She spends her time understanding the demands of the current workplace and creating training programs to help people gain the skills they need to be successful. Rhiannon is a certified trainer for the “New World of Work” program across the state.


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