Soft Skills

Soft Skills Sessions

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

All participants will earn .5 CEUs per session for participating. They will also receive an email survey two months after workshop participation to assess application of new ideas.

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

Working with Difficult People
February 24, 2023

In every workplace, you’re likely to perceive some colleagues or customers as being more difficult to work with than others. Join us to discuss methods for recognizing the characteristics of some of the most common types of difficult people, and strategies for dealing with them more effectively. We will explore practical techniques for dealing with a variety of behaviors, including negativity, aggression, childishness, and selfishness. Plus, learn how to overcome your own negative thinking, and get the best from a difficult boss.

In the Lead: Skills, Characteristics, and Habits for Shaping Tomorrow
March 24, 2023

What does it take to lead at work and home? Join us to explore needed skills, characteristics, and habits that help bring about positive, lasting change. Leave with frameworks, tools, and exercises you can do to “put courage over comfort” and be the change you want to see.

Project Management Simplified
September 22, 2023

Join us to learn basic project manage skills and how to use the basic PM tools—such as Gantt charts and network diagrams—to help you succeed. Learn how to plan a project, manage resources, monitor progress, and deliver your project on time and on budget.

Practical Motivational Leadership: It’s What You Do That Counts
October 27, 2023

Explore practical steps you can take to inspire and motivate your team, how to sharpen your leadership skills, define a vision for your team, and ultimately transcend from a manager to an inspirational leader. 

Negotiate Your Way to Success
November 17, 2023

Asking for what you want from your boss or coworkers isn’t always easy! Join us to learn negotiation techniques that could help you to close a deal, resolve conflict, or get that raise you deserve.


Time: 9-11 a.m.
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 are held in-person, with a Zoom option.

January, February and March classes are held at the Dorothy Herron Room in the library.

The remaining classes for the year are held at the library's Learning Lab. The Learning Lab is the renovated bank building on the left as you enter the library parking lot from Cusick Street.

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