Champlain College’s Workforce Development Center Launches Management Excellence Seminar Series

May 07, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Burlington, VT - May 7, 2008 - Champlain College’s Workforce Development Center will launch a new series of advanced courses aimed at management professionals during May and June. The Management Excellence Seminar Series delivers a set of skills so new and recently promoted managers can hit the ground running. The format is interactive and spread over a five-week period so participants can integrate sessions into their schedules without having to be away from the workplace for an extended period of time. The integration of management concepts with real workplace scenarios ensures an immediate impact.

“In practically every meeting I have with employers, I hear about the need for more training resources to support their promotion of employees into management positions,” remarked Melissa Hersh, director of the Workforce Development Center. “This is our response to that need.”

Talented professionals are often promoted into management positions on the basis of their expertise and performance in functional or technical roles. When they confront the demands of their new roles, however, they may find functional competence alone does not prepare them for the challenges of managing and developing people, delegating and leading teams, resolving conflicts, allocating financial resources, and understanding the legalities of the employer-employee relationship.

Seminars are delivered by Champlain College’s practitioner faculty, highly qualified instructors with years of corporate and educational experience, and held on Fridays, May 30, June 6, & June 13 and Thursday, June 19 & Friday, June 20. The cost of the seminar series is $2,495 with an early bird discount of $2,295 by May 2. The Vermont Training Program will provide $600 in tuition reimbursement to companies in the environmental, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing or telecommunications industries.

For more information about the seminar series and to register online: or call Cathy Brotzman at (802) 865-5471 or toll-free at (866) 531-9666