Soft Skills

Take your career to the next level with these soft skill sessions. Soft skills are strengthened and developed over time, and are necessary if you desire to climb the career ladder.

Complete the registration form below for free today. Please note registration for the next class begins following the completion of the previous one.

Jan. 26, 2018 - Time Management: You’re busy, but how productive are you? Join us to learn effective strategies for managing your time and boosting your effectiveness at work.

Feb. 23, 2018 - Building a Team: Build better teams by being able to identify personalities and communication styles, understanding the causes of dysfunction, and building teams of individuals whose strengths complement each other.

March 23, 2018 - Managing People and Personalities: No single management type works with every employee. Learn how to manage according to personality types and get the most from your team. Share strategies and gain resources that will help you to engage, inspire, and retain employees of every type.
Registration begins Feb. 26

April 27, 2018 - Free Resources for Professional Development: Learn more about the great online and in-person professional development resources available for your staff in topics from marketing to web design and software to soft skills. The sky's the limit!
Registration begins March 26

July 13, 2018 - How to Run an Effective Meeting: Time is valuable. $37 billion dollars of salary is lost annually unproductive meetings. Learn some tools to make the most of your meetings, stay on task and be productive!
Registration begins April 30

Sept. 28, 2018 - Improving Your Presentation Style - Speaking: Whether you’re naturally shy or love hamming it up for a crowd, learn how to effectively capture an audience and inspire action.
Registration begins July 16

Oct. 26, 2018 - Improving Your Presentation Style - Strategies for Engaging Presentations: What makes a good presentation? How do you keep people from falling asleep or zoning out? In this session learn how to keep your audience engaged and explore tools to make your presentation look more professional, polished and accessible.
Registration begins Oct. 1

Nov. 30, 2018 - Making Your Social Media Look Good: Learn how to sharpen your online presence for a consistent, professional delivery of your brand or image. Explore tools and platforms for easy-to-create designs and beautiful graphics. Bring your laptop or tablet or one will be provided for your use.
Registration begins Oct. 29

Dec. 21, 2018 - Creating Infographics for Promoting Your Business: Infographics are a great tool to tell the story of your business or organization in a clear and visually compelling way. Learn the basics of what makes a good infographic and explore free tools for making them.
Registration begins Dec. 3

Time: 7:30 a.m. networking; 8-10 a.m. session
Bring a mobile device, tablet, or laptop.
Limited to 50 participants
Coffee and Nibbles provided
Class format features a short lecture on each topic, case studies discussion in small groups and resources for use in businesses and organizations

All classes take place at the
Blount County Public Library
508 N. Cusick St., Maryville, TN

Soft Skills Session*