Business courses on WDCE’s fall schedule at Penn College
Four business and management courses will be offered in the coming months by Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
All of the classes will be taught in Room 312 of the Klump Academic Center on the college’s main campus; the cost for each is $195. Names, descriptions, dates and times are:
• Managing multiple priorities
1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11
This course provides a framework and learning activities to increase awareness of the importance of using time effectively and insight into 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.
• Enhancing your emotional intelligence
9 a.m. to noon Oct. 26
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 the emotional aspects of the workplace. Topics associated with this course include self-responsibility and management, interpersonal competence and relationship building.
• Communicating respectfully in the workplace
1-4 p.m. Nov. 21
This program builds awareness of what constitutes respectful communication in today’s workplace and the costs associated with incivility, disrespect or bullying behavior. Its key concepts raise greater awareness and sensitivity to contemporary workplace realities and provide behavioral tools for promoting acceptance of individual differences, fostering respectful communication and building a more cohesive climate of respect.
• Enhancing workplace relationships
1-4 p.m. Nov. 28
This course focuses on examining and improving the quality of workplace relationships. The characteristics of high-quality work relationships are reviewed. An assessment of interpersonal style provides a framework for developing, understanding and building skills in working effectively with others. The course also provides guidelines for overcoming common difficulties in building such work relationships.
Call 570-327-4775 for more information or visit www.pct.edu/wdce to register or view a complete list of courses.