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10 Strategies of a Great Virtual Leader

As technology evolved in the 1990s, the ability to work remotely gained popularity. And now with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing many employees to work from home, a larger number of companies have realized that it is possible and, in many cases preferable to establish virtual teams or virtual workplaces.

As the virtual workplace has evolved, leaders too must evolve. This program is intended to assist leaders to transform the way that they lead to keep pace with the needs of the virtual times that we are living in. We will explore classic and future-oriented virtual leadership strategies for success in the COVID-19 workplace and beyond.

 

Who Should Attend

Managers, Supervisors and HR Professionals

As technology evolved in the 1990s, the ability to work remotely gained popularity. And now with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing many employees to work from
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Adobe Acrobat DC

This course will teach fundamental concepts and terminology, and the basic features of Adobe Acrobat. Students will learn PDF basics and explore the Acrobat interface. They'll learn how to navigate and organize PDF documents. Students will learn how to create a PDF document; to modify PDF content by rearranging, editing, and formatting existing text; and by adding headers, footers, watermarks, and backgrounds. They'll add bookmarks and links and improve accessibility in a document. Students will learn to manage security issues by using password encryption and signatures. They'll explore document review techniques, including the use of comments and markups. 

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer.

 

Contents: 

  • The Acrobat environment 
  • Advanced navigation 
  • Finding text 
  • Customizing the environment 
  • Creating PDF documents 
  • Printing to PDF from other applications 
  • The Create PDF commands 
  • Saving to the Cloud 
  • Editing text, images 
  • Editing text and images 
  • Editing page design 
  • Modifying PDF documents 
  • Moving document pages 
  • Inserting and manipulating pages 
  • Exporting PDF to other programs 
  • Optimizing PDF file size 
  • Document navigation tools 
  • Working with bookmarks 
  • Working with links 
  • Document security 
  • Managing comments and markups 

This course will teach fundamental concepts and terminology, and the basic features of Adobe Acrobat. Students will learn PDF basics and explore the Acrobat interface. They'll learn
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Adobe Illustrator Level 1

Adobe Illustrator is a software application for creating drawings, illustrations, and artwork which is widely used by graphic designers, web designers, visual artists, and professional illustrators throughout the world to create high quality artwork. Illustrator includes many sophisticated drawing tools that can reduce the time need to create illustrations. This course covers the fundamentals of using Illustrator to create and manipulate vector graphics. Students will learn how to navigate the Illustrator environment, create and transform basic shapes, edit drawn paths, apply color and gradients, work with text, and use layers. 

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer. 

Contents: 

Getting to Know the Work Area 

  • Using tools 
  • Moving around in a document 
  • Setting up the interface 
  • Using Artboards 

Selecting Artwork 

  • Selection options 
  • Align and distribute 
  • Grouping objects 

Using Shapes to Create Artwork 

  • Creating basic shapes 
  • Adding strokes 
  • Using the Shaper tool 
  • Tracing an image 
  • Drawing modes 

Editing Shapes and Paths 

  • Splitting and joining paths 
  • Combining shapes 

Transforming Artwork 

  • Working with artboards 
  • Rulers and guides 
  • Scale, Reflect, Rotate and Shear 

Using Drawing Tools 

  • Straight lines and curves with the Pen tool 
  • Editing paths and points 
  • Freeform paths 

Using Color 

  • Using existing colors 
  • Creating custom colors 
  • Global swatches 
  • Spot colors 

Adding Type 

  • Area type and Point type 
  • Font character options 
  • Reshaping type characters 
  • Preset Envelope warped type 
  • Type on a path 

Working with Layers 

  • Adding and ordering layers 
  • Move content between layers 

Adobe Illustrator is a software application for creating drawings, illustrations, and artwork which is widely used by graphic designers, web designers, visual artists, and professional
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Adobe InDesign Level 1

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software application that can be used to create works such as books, newspapers, magazines, flyers, brochures, posters and more.

This course will teach students fundamental concepts, terminology, and the basic features of Adobe InDesign CC. This course is designed for students who want to create professional documents and print layouts. Students will learn how to create documents, place text and graphics, work with master pages, create custom colors, print documents and export documents to PDF.

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer.

 

Contents:

Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Using tools
  • Navigating through a document
  • Setting up the interface

Setting Up A Document

  • Creating and saving a new document
  • Working with Master pages
  • Adding, deleting, and rearranging pages
  • Page numbering with Sections

 Working with Objects

  • Using InDesign layers
  • Text frames and Graphics frames
  • Wrapping text
  • Transform and align objects

Editing and Flowing Text

  • Flowing text manually
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Adding columns
  • Adding jump lines

 Entering Text

  • Entering text
  • Importing text
  • The Story Editor

 Working with Typography

  • Character and paragraph options
  • Adding a Drop Cap
  • Using Tabs
  • Adding paragraph rules

 Working with Color

  • Creating and applying colors
  • Creating and applying gradients

 Adding Graphics

  • Adding graphics to a document
  • Comparing bitmap and vector graphics
  • Managing graphic links

 Printing and Exporting Basics

  • Creating and saving a PDF Preset
  • Creating and saving a Print Preset
Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software application that can be used to create works such as books, newspapers, magazines, flyers, brochures, posters and
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Adobe Photoshop Level 1

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard image editing software, used worldwide by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Students will modify digital images to add creative effects and repair defects. After completing this course, the student will be able to use Photoshop to make selections, create and transform layers, apply image adjustments, retouch and repair photographs, and resize images. 

Prerequisites: The course requires that you are familiar with using personal computers and should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer. 

Contents: 

Getting to Know the Work Area 

  • Using tools 
  • Moving around in an image 
  • Setting up the interface 

Basic Photo Corrections 

  • Understanding resolution 
  • Straighten and crop 
  • Adjust color and tone 

Basic Selections 

  • Selection tools 
  • Moving and adjusting selections 
  • Cropping an image 

Layer Basics 

  • The Layers panel 
  • Viewing and moving layers 
  • Layer opacity and blending modes 
  • Basic filters 
  • Adding text 
  • Adding a gradient to a layer 
  • Layer styles 
  • Adjustment layers 
  • Flattening and saving files 

Quick Fixes 

  • Red eye correction 
  • Brighten an image 
  • Liquify and blur 
  • Content-aware fill 

Using Type 

  • Point type and paragraph type 
  • Type as a clipping mask 
  • Type on a path 
  • Warped type 

Preparing Files for Printing 

  • Proof your image 
  • Color gamut basics 

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard image editing software, used worldwide by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Students will modify digital
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Advanced Communication Skills for the Workplace

The ability to communicate skillfully is one of the major factors contributing to success in the workplace. However, communication is more than sending clear messages and listening actively. Effective communication includes understanding and appreciating different priorities, preferences, motivators and stressors.

 

This interactive instructor-led course includes engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and practical application to create a personalized learning experience. Core to the program is the Everything DiSC Workplace® Profile, a simple tool that is used to help people communicate and work more effectively together. This report uses individual assessment data to provide a wealth of information about workplace priorities and preferences. Additionally, it helps people to learn how to communicate better with colleagues with different priorities and preferences.

 

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors, Managers, Leaders, HR Professionals and Employees who would like to improve their communication skills

 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the DiSC® model and the Everything DiSC Workplace® Map
  • Identify their style and explore the priorities that drive them during the workday
  • Describe similarities and differences among the DiSC® styles that may impact communication
  • Identify ways to increase their effectiveness when communicating with each style
  • Apply People-Reading principles to learn to recognize others’ DiSC® styles
  • Apply the DiSC® Model to communicate and build more effective relationships at work

 

Note

The Everything DiSC® Workplace Profile Assessment will need to be completed prior to the course. The price of the public course includes the cost of the assessment. After the assessment has been activated, cancellation will include a $50.00 assessment fee.

 

Delivery Method: Group Live

CPE Field of Study: Personal Development

Prerequisites: None

Program Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

The ability to communicate skillfully is one of the major factors contributing to success in the workplace. However, communication is more than sending clear messages
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Advancing Women Leaders Series

The Women in Leadership Series is designed to empower women professionals with the strategies needed to confidently advance their careers. Each of the 12 sessions will be highly interactive and incorporate self-assessment exercises, strategic and guided learning, and small group discussions. The goal is for each participant to develop strategies to overcome challenges faced in the workplace and define a path for career advancement. All sessions are 1-hour in length and will be conducted virtually.

Who should Attend:

This program focuses not only on the critical elements of leadership development but also addresses the unique challenges facing women as they strive to achieve their professional goals. It is designed for women with a minimum of 3-5 years of work experience who would like to advance to higher levels of leadership more confidently and strategically.

The series sessions in this program are listed below:

Session 1: Introduction

The first session begins with an opportunity for participants to introduce themselves to one another. To create a safe, engaging space for women to share openly with each other, it’s important to establish trust and connection. This session also includes the establishment of ground rules.

Session 2: Overview

This session orients participants to the leadership competency by framing, at a high-level, each of the topics. Participants are invited to share their insights/questions, as well as their highest priority focus areas, as defined in their self-assessments.

Session 3: Confidence

Because of the prevalence of Impostor Syndrome across women in traditionally male-dominated fields, confidence serves as the foundational pillar upon which all others are built. In this session, participants explore common triggers of confidence issues and how to effectively manage self-doubt. Women are provided with specific, actionable strategies to build their short and long-term confidence.

Session 4: Career Goals

The career goals session focuses on empowering women to clarify their short and long-term leadership goals. Exercises encourage them to define a leadership vision that reflects their core values and strengths. Participants are also encouraged to identify resources that can help them achieve their goals.

Session 5: Strategic Relationships

This session addresses common challenges that undermine women’s ability to develop strategic relationships across their organizations, including self-doubt and limited access. We explore the importance of a diverse network of relationships and identify key strategies to expand our networks internally and externally.

Session 6: Communication

This session focuses on the need to understand our own communication styles, as well as those around us. Using the Deloitte Business Chemistry Profiles, participants are asked to examine their own styles and identify the styles of key stakeholders. We discuss key strategies for connecting with other styles, as well as tips for avoiding common communication traps facing women (i.e. minimizing language, unnecessary detail, etc.).

Session 7: Influence

This session bridges the strategic relationships and communication sessions with a focus on navigating organizational politics. We explore the most effective ways to position ideas, gain support and minimize conflict. Participants are encouraged to define opportunities to build a stronger voice and strategically seek to build influence.

Session 8: Visibility

This session recognizes the limiting beliefs and structural barriers that undermine women’s ability to self-promote and raise their visibility. Here we discuss strategies to reframe the idea that our work should speak for itself and engage in proactive efforts to educate others on our strengths and values.

Session 9: Strategic Mindset

This session facilitates the transition from expert to leader. Whereas individual contributors demonstrate value through tactical work, leaders must engage in discussions and decision-making that transcend specific tasks and connect to larger business goals. Here participants learn to think about their work more strategically and apply it to larger initiatives.

Session 10: Time Management

Building on the strategic mindset session, this session focuses on prioritizing and delegating work to ensure that we’re engaging in the highest value activity. It also teaches the importance of boundary setting and saying no, which is generally more difficult for women. We also discuss the holistic importance of creating time for personal goals and self-care.

Session 11: Wrap Up

This session brings together the previous sessions and encourages participants to reflect on their progress. Participants are encouraged to create an action plan for how to move forward when the program concludes, including specific action steps and accountability measures.

 

Session 12: Celebration

This session is an opportunity for the women to celebrate their successes and share key wins. We create a space for women to practice self-promotion by encouraging them to speak candidly about their journey and accomplishments. Finally, this session offers an opportunity to formally say goodbye and determine how to stay connected in the future.

About Kim Meninger

As a certified executive and leadership development coach, Kim empowers individuals and organizations to reach their full leadership potential. Kim has coached hundreds of clients and has presented on career advancement and leadership topics to corporate, non-profit and academic audiences.

Prior to formalizing her leadership coaching expertise, Kim held a variety of cross-functional leadership roles in the high-tech industry where she experienced first-hand the unique challenges and opportunities facing women in the workplace. She is especially passionate about helping women and traditionally marginalized groups to develop their confidence, visibility and influence in order to maximize their impact and advance to higher levels of leadership.

Kim has a BA in psychology and an MBA from Boston College. She is an ICF Associate Certified Coach and CCE Board Certified Coach with certifications in career, executive and leadership development coaching. Kim also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University. In addition to coaching, Kim serves on the leadership teams of a number of women’s empowerment groups. She lives in Groton, MA with her husband and two young boys.

The Women in Leadership Series is designed to empower women professionals with the strategies needed to confidently advance their careers. Each of the 12 sessions
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Answers at 8

Answers at 8 is our weekly web series where members can interact with HR Advisors and Employment Attorneys. Recent discussions included timely Covid-19 concerns, HR topics and legal updates. Agendas are prepared but allow for members to ask real-time questions and receive live answers. 

Hosted by Catapult HR Advisors: Kathryn Sears, Renee Watkins, Stephanie Dillon, Karol Dixon and Linda Hunter

Web series occurs Wednesdays from 8am-8:45am. Register monthly to receive the most-updated link.

Available dates listed below:

Answers at 8 is our weekly web series where members can interact with HR Advisors and Employment Attorneys. Recent discussions included timely Covid-19 concerns, HR
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Background Checking Roundtable

Description:

Are you responsible for conducting background checks on new employees and applicants? Join our Background Checking Roundtable to connect with other background checking clients. Plus, be updated on new regulations and other vital changes , while gaining hiring tips for success. 

Led by Kevin von der Lippe, Private Investigator at Catapult & Bri Earley, Senior Verification Specialist at Catapult.

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 responsible for conducting background checks on new employees and applicants? Join our Background Checking Roundtable to connect with other background checking clients.
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Becoming The Totally Responsible Person®

Is your workplace littered with blame and lack of ownership? Do you have employees who are negative and creating a toxic work environment? How many of your employees blame others, including their customers, for their bad day? Are you accepting of gossip and criticism?

Are your employees demonstrating a victim mentality, taking no ownership of their own attitude or behavior?

The question is: How do you infuse your organization with a culture of responsibility, cooperation, respect, and teamwork and get beyond these deadly behaviors?

 

Becoming The Totally Responsible Person (TRP®) class is a practical, 2 Part workshop and will help every employee – leader and individual contributor – to learn innovative and proven ways to control negative emotions, beliefs or habits that impede cooperation and productivity.

 

Presented with humor, the workshop is nonthreatening, yet has a profound impact on those who attend. It is fast paced and includes lecturettes, role plays, skits, group discussion and reflection.

 

Who Should Attend

This workshop is effective for all levels within the organization – individual contributors, supervisors, managers, and leaders. Anyone who wants to lead others or manage one’s own professional and personal life more effectively will benefit from this course. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Eliminating any “Victim Mentality” in Ourselves (victim vs. victim mentality)
  • Becoming the Totally Responsible Person (TRP)
  • Dealing with the Victim Mentality in Others

Delivery Method: Group Live

CPE Field of Study: Personal Development

Prerequisites: None

Program Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

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Being an Effective Leader

Without effective leaders no amount of money, resources or talent will ever achieve sustainable success for any organization. Being an effective leader is especially challenging because, unlike managers who have influence due to the authority of their position and title, leaders are influential because people choose to follow them.

In this course, participants will work with a set of key leadership competencies that contribute to superior performance. These leadership skills and behaviors will assist anyone in being an effective leader, one that others readily and enthusiastically follow.

Who Should Attend:

Managers, Supervisors, and HR Professionals. This workshop is a great development opportunity for high potentials or future leaders identified in the succession planning process. Anyone who wants to grow and develop as a leader, no matter what role or position within an organization.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discern the differences between leaders and managers
  • Identify characteristics of effective leaders
  • Define credibility using five credibility factors
  • Describe ten leadership competencies
  • Develop a leadership vision that reflects their commitment to being an effective leader
  • Apply leadership competencies to manage a current leadership challenge
  • Create a plan for developing their leadership effectiveness

CPE Field of Study(s): Personal Development

Without effective leaders no amount of money, resources or talent will ever achieve sustainable success for any organization. Being an effective leader is especially challenging
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Being Your Professional Best

We often hear how important it is to behave “professionally” in the workplace. If you want to get ahead, be taken seriously, and have your boss think of you as an asset to the team, doing things in a professional way is vital.

But what exactly do employers mean by this term? Surely it’s enough to do your job well and show up on time consistently. Or, are there other things expected of you if you want to be viewed as being professional?

Acting like a professional really means doing what it takes to make others think of you as reliable, respectful, and competent. In this course, we’ll examine 3 keys to help you do just that.

Through self-assessment, action planning, insightful exercises and interactive discussions, participants explore how personal accountability, setting effective goals and engaging in lifelong learning help them to be their professional best.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to grow and develop as a leader regardless of job title, role or position within the organization. This course is a great development opportunity for individual contributors, young professionals, high potentials or future leaders identified in the succession planning process.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define what it means to be their professional best
  • Describe their areas of strength and development in personal accountability
  • Develop a plan to exercise personal accountability in a real life situation
  • Use the SMART tool to define and refine their own goals
  • Create a professional development plan
  • Synthesize insights gained into an action plan for Being Your Professional Best

Delivery Method: Group Live

CPE Field of Study: Personal Development

Prerequisites: None

Program Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

We often hear how important it is to behave “professionally” in the workplace. If you want to get ahead, be taken seriously, and have your
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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

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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.

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Catapult’s Intern Leadership Program – Learn More and Ask Questions!

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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