News Release

Published on Monday, September 24, 2007

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College’s Business and Industry Services Division is offering a series of workshops and training opportunities for area businesses. See the following list of courses for your area.

“Introduction to DiSC” will be held Tuesday, October 9, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., at Western’s Mauston Campus. DiSC helps people to understand themselves in relation to others. It’s a valuable tool to enhance communication, team building, conflict management, customer service, and sales productivity. Each participant will receive a personalized report of their behavior style. The seminar cost is $67. Please register by September 28.

“The Art and Science of Interviewing” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon, at Western’s Independence Campus. Participants will explore and develop effective interviewing methods. The seminar cost is $62. Please register by October 2.

“Strategic Planning” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the
La Crosse Campus. This seminar will give participants the skills needed to conduct an effective strategic planning session. Skills covered include how to set goals and objectives, how to write a mission statement, and the right questions to ask. The seminar cost is $62. Please register by October 2.

“Work Cooperatively in Teams” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon at the Tomah Campus. This seminar is designed for those who work in a team environment. Participants learn how to solve problems by identifying their responsibilities as team members, participating in group decision making, and applying the strengths and opinions of others. The seminar cost is $52. Please register by October 3.

“Managing Conflict Using DiSC” will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the La Crosse Campus. This seminar will help managers understand behavioral differences and how to use different management approaches in different situations. The seminar cost is $52. Please register by October 4.
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“Communicate Clearly” will be held Thursday, October 11, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Western’s Mauston Campus. In this seminar, participants will learn about the communication model, verbal vs. non-verbal communication, barriers to organizational communication and how to improve communication in interpersonal and professional relationships. The seminar cost is $52. Please register by October 4.

“Material Requirements Planning/Bills of Materials” will be held Friday, October 12 from 8:00 a.m.-Noon at Western’s La Crosse Campus. The objective of this seminar is to provide an opportunity to build bills of materials that accurately define a product, planning bills, modular bills, perform an MRP explosion and use MRP-generated action messages. The seminar cost is $85. Please register by October 5.

For details on these and other seminars, visit westerntc.edu/bis. To register, contact Colleen Clark at 608.785.9232 or e-mail clarkc@westerntc.edu. For information on additional Western Technical College programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at westerntc.edu.

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