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Business Savvy Saturday Workshops

Business Savvy Saturday Workshops

Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur?

Take advantage of this opportunity to develop and sustain your business venture by building your knowledge and skills development through these one-day, Saturday workshops.  Each Saturday workshop is delivered in-class at the downtown campus with industry-expert instructors who share their knowledge and expertise.

Price: $199/workshop | Hours: 7 hours/workshop

Complete any six workshops and receive a Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management.

Free! Complete any five workshops and get the sixth one free. 

Workshops offered (Click on the blue box to view the description):

Hiring Strategies

Hiring a new employee is one of the largest investments you can make in business. That is why hiring the correct employee is important as training can be very expensive and employee turnover costs a lot of money. This course provides the hiring strategies that you need to interview and recruit the right employee for your business environment.

Workplace Diversity

This workshop helps participants understand what diversity is all about, and how they can help create a more diverse worldat work and at home. Learn skills such as active listening to receive messages in a diverse population, employ effective questioning techniques, and communicate with strength.

Meeting Management

Explore how to reduce waste and make meetings more efficient. This is a hands-on workshop to develop your skills in planning, timing, agendas, roles and responsibilities, minutes, disruptions, and engagement.

Employee Motivation

When you think of staff motivation, many things may come to mind: more money, a bigger office, a promotion, or a better quality of life. The Employee Motivation workshop gives you tools to become a great motivator, including goal setting and influencing skills. Learn five of the most popular motivational models and how to bring them together to create a custom program.

Leadership and Influence

Once you learn the techniques included in the Leadership and Influence course, you will have the confidence to take the lead. Build your skills in leadership by understanding your role and how to adapt your leadership styles.

Performance Management

Performance Management is making sure the employee and the organization are focused on the same priorities. It touches on the organization itself by improving production and reducing waste and it helps the employee or individual set and meet their goals. Learn how to keep your organization and employees aligned to improve performance and productivity.

Conflict Resolution

Dealing with conflict is important for every organization no matter what the size. Learn crucial conflict management skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame. Gain skills in solution building and in finding common ground, and implement the seven-step conflict resolution process to resolve conflict disputes of any size.

Delivering Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism, if done correctly, provides the ability for management to nullify problematic behaviors and develop well-rounded and productive employees. Through this workshop you gain valuable knowledge and skills that assist you with this challenging task.

Safety in the Workplace

Workplace safety is the responsibility of everyone in an organization. Safety standards and procedures must be put in place and everyone needs to follow the standards in order for them to be effective. Our Safety in the Workplace course is instrumental in reviewing common hazards, safety techniques and provides you the tools to create a Safety Policy for your work place. By identifying and anticipating hazards, employers can prevent injuries and keep employees safe.

Teamwork and Team Building

Having a strong team benefits any organization and leads to more success. This workshop encourages you to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that you can become a top-notch team performer. You gain the details and concepts of what makes up a team and what factors into a successful team.

Personal Branding

Your brand is a mix of how you present yourself and how others see you. Building a professional brand opens opportunities. This workshop guides you in identifying your assets, characteristics, strengths and skills. Build the skills necessary to control your image, sharpen and manage your brand, develop a professional appearance, and utilize this knowledge through social media to define and influence how others see you.

Media and Public Relations

Media and public relations is the most successful method of communicating your value to those around you. Furthermore, good networking skills increase the scope of your network. This workshop is designed to provide practical and hands-on tools that will give you a skill-set in managing the media and building your public network.

Presentation Skills

Develop presentation skills to make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. This workshop includes topics such as creating a compelling presentation using various types of visual aids, and how to engage the audience.

Sales Fundamentals

Although the definition of a sale is simple enough, the process of turning someone into a buyer can be very complex. The Sales Fundamentals workshop gives you a basic sales process, plus some basic sales tools that you can use to seal the deal, no matter what the size of the sale. Become more confident, handle objections, and learn how to be a great closer.

Budgets and Financial Reports

Having a solid understanding of basic financial terms and methods is crucial to your career. When terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation join the conversation, you want to know what people are talking about and you'll want to be able to participate in the discussion. The Budgets And Financial Reports workshop gives you a solid foundation in finance covering topics like commonly used terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and financial legislation.

Taxation for Small Business

Taxation for small businesses and self-employed individuals is an essential skill in managing a successful business. This workshop introduces Alberta and Canadian business taxes; the rules for sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporations; and filing and paying taxes by business type. Topics covered include GST/HST, Payroll, T4 and T4A, and reporting business income and expenses.

Wordpress for Blogging and Business

Discover how to construct, update, maintain, and promote a WordPress site so that you keep your readers, customers, and employees’ up-to date with information they really want and need to know. The course also teaches how to add extra elements to your site, such as videos, links, e-commerce capability, plugins, widgets, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools.

Internet Marketing Fundamentals

The Internet and Social Media has completely changed the way businesses market. Learn to utilize your marketing content and grow your business by understanding your brand, conducting market research, recognizing your target market, and developing a workable internet marketing campaign.

Using Social Media for your Organization

Promote a company's brand, increase sales, engage customers, and increase website traffic using Facebook and Twitter. Learn the fundamentals of social media marketing plus the basics of creating an online presence and analytics to measure impact.

Click here to see the current workshops available.

For more information, please contact Continuing Education at 403-410-1595, or email: continuingeducation@bowvalleycollege.ca

If there is a course you're interested in but don't see it on the list above, please contact us as we have more than 130 courses available.