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Noncredit Business Classes Scheduled at Penn College


Five business-related classes, equally suitable for individual or group instruction, are offered this season at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Each of the three-hour noncredit courses, which are taught through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at the college, will be held in Room 312 of the college’s Klump Academic Center.

The classes are:

Embracing a Climate of Motivation and Engagement (BSM 337)
9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 15
This course covers the basic concepts of what workplace motivation, engagement and empowerment consist of and why they are of benefit. The focus is on how individuals contribute to creating a motivational climate, and how to establish and communicate high standards and positive expectations.

Managing Multiple Priorities (BSM 338)
1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 15
This course provides a framework and learning activities to increase participants’ awareness of the importance of using time effectively and insight into their current time-use patterns and habits. Guidelines provide direction for maintaining focus on priorities, reducing current time wasters, and developing a goal-based approach to managing time and multiple priorities.

Communicating Respectfully in the Workplace (BSM 348)
9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 27
This program builds awareness of what constitutes respectful communication in today’s workplace and the costs associated with incivility, disrespect or bullying behavior. Key concepts include greater awareness and sensitivity to contemporary workplace realities; and behavioral tools for promoting acceptance of individual differences, fostering respectful communication, and building a more cohesive climate of respect.

Responding to Conflict in the Workplace (BSM 349)
1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27
This course helps build understanding of the nature and causes of conflict, as well as the skills needed to resolve such friction. The potential positive and negative outcomes associated with conflicts are reviewed with guidelines designed to lead participants to positive resolutions.

Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence (BSM 346)
9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 6
Emotional intelligence has become a crucial component for building relationships in social environments. This course focuses on behaviors at work and on enhancing individual and organizational awareness of interpersonal factors that promote a balance between the rational and emotional aspects of the workplace. The competencies and behaviors associated with this course include self-responsibility and management, interpersonal competence, and interpersonal relationship building.

Call 570-327-4775 or visit WDCE (under Business/Leadership) for complete course listings, descriptions and dates.

For information on credit offerings at Penn College, visit Academics webpage.

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