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Budgeting Essentials

Overview:

Working without a well thought-out operating budget can be compared to playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Although a company might know the direction in which it wants or needs to go, without a budget it must simply feel around in the dark and hope it comes close to its target. Unfortunately, if a business uses this approach, it will eventually fall victim to cash flow problems that could result in its downfall. As many would agree, the budget process in any business can be challenging and time-consuming. However, for a business to survive long-term, it must have a clear view of its goals and its means of achieving those goals. A well-planned budget is just the tool to help steer your company in the right direction–your company will be able to make critical decisions based on current facts and reasonable forecasts.

Designed for:

Finance and non-finance professionals, functional managers, executives, and all individuals involved directly or indirectly with the budgetary planning and an organization’s control process

Expected Duration:

4 hours

Bundle Includes:

Overview: Working without a well thought-out operating budget can be compared to playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Although a company might know the
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Building a Leadership Development Plan

Overview:

Creating your own leadership development plan is a significant part of any successful and valuable leadership development strategy. This plan will help ensure you remain focused on what is required to continually grow and develop as a leader. In this course, you'll learn about how to assess yourself as a leader, establish a vision for the future, and identify obstacles to that vision. You'll also learn about practical approaches for setting objectives, identifying appropriate actions, and sustaining your leadership development plan. Finally, you'll learn how to evaluate your plan.

Designed for:

Supervisors, managers, directors, and individuals wanting to develop their leadership skills

Expected Duration:

30 Minutes

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Overview: Creating your own leadership development plan is a significant part of any successful and valuable leadership development strategy. This plan will help ensure you
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Building Career Development Programs and Succession Planning

Overview:

An organization can't achieve its strategic business goals if it doesn't have the needed human capacity and skills – the talent – to do this. Managing talent effectively means your organization will have a total workforce optimized for overall success in achieving its goals. In this course, you'll learn about creating development programs for everyone from emerging employees through to experienced leaders by considering key concepts of career development, leadership development, and mentoring. You'll also learn how to maintain a qualified talent pipeline through effective succession planning. You'll explore succession planning activities, and learn how to create a succession program and analyze its success after implementation.

Designed for:

Managers, team leaders, human resources, and other professionals who manage talent and who want to evolve the HR department from a transactional cost center into a strategic business partner in their organization.

Expected Duration:

24 Minutes

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Overview: An organization can't achieve its strategic business goals if it doesn't have the needed human capacity and skills – the talent – to do
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Building Innovation Cultures and Leaders

Overview:

Innovating is the only way to adapt and keep speed with the pace of change in today's business world. Building and supporting an innovative culture is the responsibility of leaders and employees across organizational hierarchies and is aided by an effective change management process. In this course, you'll learn about business innovation cultures and types of innovation leadership. You'll also learn about the importance of experimenting, managing change, and executing a project. Finally, you'll learn how to attract and nurture innovation in your organization.

Designed for:

Supervisors, managers, directors, and individuals wanting to develop their leadership skills

Expected Duration:

30 Minutes

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Overview: Innovating is the only way to adapt and keep speed with the pace of change in today's business world. Building and supporting an innovative
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Building Resilience During a Crisis

In the face of dramatically changing circumstances, stress is a growing problem leading to increased accidents, absenteeism, turnover, lower quality of work, and ultimately revenue loss. The current COVID-19 pandemic contributes additional unique stressors above and beyond those already present in an individual’s daily work life. Low levels of resilience make it difficult to manage this increased stress. This session will explore practical ways to grow more resilient.

Topics covered include:

  • Practical ways to build your own resilience
  • Strategies to build a more resilient team

Who Should Attend

Managers, Supervisors and HR Professionals

In the face of dramatically changing circumstances, stress is a growing problem leading to increased accidents, absenteeism, turnover, lower quality of work, and ultimately revenue
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Building Successful Teams

If the ability of your employees to work together as a team plays a large part in your success, then this interactive program is for you. You will discover how to increase team unity, use individual strengths to achieve maximum team results, and identify opportunities to increase the performance of your current team that you lead. 

Who Should Attend

New and experienced managers and supervisors who want to build a team environment and/or would like to help their current team function better

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify effective and ineffective team characteristics
  • Assess your strengths and development opportunities as the leader of a team 
  • Describe the 5 stages of team development
  • Apply the team effectiveness model to increase the effectiveness of a team you are currently leading

CPE Field of Study(s): Personal Development

If the ability of your employees to work together as a team plays a large part in your success, then this interactive program is for
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Business Acumen Essentials

Overview:

Business acumen is a difficult to define combination of forethought, creativity, and agility that is a key factor in setting successful business professionals apart from their less accomplished peers. Business execution is the "how" of getting things done. As a leader, you must be skilled in driving performance and strategy in the right direction through business execution. To achieve business goals, you need to boost performance and growth in critical areas. Identifying these areas requires instituting the most suitable performance measurement systems. In this course, you'll learn about the characteristics of business execution cultures and how developing professional acumen enhances your leadership, communication, and decision-making skills. And further, you'll learn that influences your company's competitive advantage and explore methods for developing an operational perspective to uncover opportunities for change or innovation.

Designed for:

Supervisors, managers, directors, and individuals wanting to develop their leadership skills.

Expected Duration:

1 hour 53 minutes

Bundle Includes:

Overview: Business acumen is a difficult to define combination of forethought, creativity, and agility that is a key factor in setting successful business professionals apart
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Business Coaching Essentials

Overview:

Coaching offers organizations a win-win method for developing their employees. It not only helps individuals reach their potential but also helps the organization improve its productivity and competitiveness. In a rapidly changing business world, coaching can also help employees adjust and adapt their skill sets. Coaching is about encouraging, confronting, challenging, questioning, as well as consistently respecting and supporting coachees in developing and achieving their goals. This course introduces the skills you need to be an effective coach, including listening and observing, providing feedback, questioning, and setting goals. It also covers how to identify which coaching role is most appropriate for a given individual or situation. The course also details the importance of selling the idea of coaching to those you feel need it.

Designed for:

Managers who want to develop their business coaching skills

Expected Duration:

4 hours

Bundle Includes:

Overview: Coaching offers organizations a win-win method for developing their employees. It not only helps individuals reach their potential but also helps the organization improve
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Business Ethics

Overview:

Ethics don't just apply to senior executives. While upper management does have a responsibility to set the ethical tone for an organization, employees at every level also have a responsibility to conduct themselves in an ethical manner. This course will prepare you to approach your job with an awareness of the importance of ethics in the work setting and an understanding of what constitutes ethical behavior.

Designed for:

Individuals at all levels of an organization who should understand the impact of ethical and unethical behavior in the workplace

Expected Duration:

3 hours

Bundle Includes:

Overview: Ethics don't just apply to senior executives. While upper management does have a responsibility to set the ethical tone for an organization, employees at
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Business Execution

Overview:

Business managers are usually comfortable formulating strategy to enhance business outcomes. But what happens when plans fail to translate to reality? Why is business execution so difficult? Delivery is vital to the survival of all organizations, yet unclear plans, unsuitable workforces, and limited resources can have a detrimental effect on the best strategic ideas. Good leadership, having the right people in the right roles, and a business culture that's focused on getting the job done are the cornerstones to building and maintaining a company that can execute its strategy.

Designed for:

Anyone who wants to initiate the conditions, implement the strategies, and provide support for business execution in their organization

Expected Duration:

4 hours

Bundle Includes:

Overview: Business managers are usually comfortable formulating strategy to enhance business outcomes. But what happens when plans fail to translate to reality? Why is business
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Business Strategy for the Post-Pandemic Economy

Overview:

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life on a global scale, putting lives and businesses in a temporary limbo. But as the world begins to emerge post-pandemic, businesses will play no small part in determining the new normalcy that will shape our lives. In order to meet this responsibility, business leaders must begin to plan new business strategies and operations that will allow their companies to adapt their business models to the new normal.

In this course, you’ll examine topics related to adjusting operational strategies, marketing strategies and supply chain logistics, that will limit risk exposure, and take advantage of digital technologies to allow your organizations to not just survive the crisis, but to recognize opportunities to thrive in its aftermath.

Materials in this course are based upon content provided in partnership with MIT Sloan Management Review.

Expected Duration:

30 minutes

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Overview: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life on a global scale, putting lives and businesses in a temporary limbo. But as the world begins to
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C-Suite Roundtable

Description:

Are you a C-suite Leader or a part of Senior Leadership at your organization? Attend this Roundtable Rand engage in valuable conversations with other leaders to discuss current issues and topics! Recent topics addressed in our Roundtable have been workforce development, return to the office strategies, and more. 

This roundtable is led by Catapult CEO, Cheryl Richards, Ph.D.

Details:

We ask that you enable both video and computer audio to interact throughout the session.

Help us ensure the ongoing value to all participants by arriving ready to take part and offer your insights and experiences in this specialized area of interest. We ask that you sign up only for discussions you plan to attend, to keep seats open for others who can benefit.

If the date you desire to join is sold out, please contact our Community team to join the waitlist: community@letscatapult.org.

Description: Are you a C-suite Leader or a part of Senior Leadership at your organization? Attend this Roundtable Rand engage in valuable conversations with other
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Capturing the Attention of Senior Executives

Overview:

Does your job require you to communicate critical information to c-suite executives, such as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)? Perhaps you have opportunities to influence executive decision making, but don't know how best to deliver your message. In order to make the most of your communication with senior executives, you need to be prepared. In this course, you'll learn how to shape your message so it's communicated clearly to your organization’s c suite. You’ll discover how to build your credibility with those at the senior level, such as the CFO, CIO, and COO. And you'll explore how to approach and plan meetings with senior executives, and how to make your case – whether it's with an elevator pitch or a formal report.

Designed for:

Anyone who wants to develop or refine their skills for communicating effectively with the "C" Level

Expected Duration:

30 Minutes

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Overview: Does your job require you to communicate critical information to c-suite executives, such as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)? Perhaps you have opportunities to
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Catapult’s Intern Leadership Program – Learn More and Ask Questions! Free Event

Catapult’s Intern Leadership Program connects young professionals with the resources they need to network, grow and lead. These prepackaged experiences ensure little to no time investment from employers. Catapult handles the intern experience with webinars, networking events, best-practices education and so much more.

During this virtual meeting, we’ll dig into what the program entails and how it can:

• Assist with your talent supply chain

• Position you as an employer of choice

• Retain the next generation

• Develop your future leaders

No interns yet? No problem! We can help with that, too. 

This brand-new program kicks off on June 8. Let’s connect your business with more opportunities to succeed!

Catapult’s Intern Leadership Program connects young professionals with the resources they need to network, grow and lead. These prepackaged experiences ensure little to no time
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Choosing and Using the Best Solution

Overview:

The time has come to make a final decision. In this course, you'll learn how to make smart decisions based on key criteria and decision-making styles. You'll also learn how to plan, manage, evaluate, and celebrate solution implementation.

Designed for:

Managers, supervisors, team leaders, and other business professionals who want to enhance their ability to solve business problems and make effective personal and organizational decisions

Expected Duration:

24 Minutes

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Overview: The time has come to make a final decision. In this course, you'll learn how to make smart decisions based on key criteria and
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