Bloch Executive Series | Leadership Seminars
Bloch Executive Education recognizes the need for organizations to strengthen their leadership talent, as well as, individual professionals to continue their pursuit of personal development. As such, we have developed the Bloch Executive Series of leadership seminars.
These seminars are one-day, in-person, programs offered here at UMKC which focus on current business concepts as well as future trends with emphasis on practical learning and applicable techniques. Participants are given the opportunity to build skills to improve decision-making in a workshop environment where they can test assumptions and realize outcomes with peers. There are no prerequisites for joining seminars.
Individuals can elect to register for one seminar or a series of four or more (at a discounted rate) in order to complete the Leadership Track and earn recognition of completion earning a certificate from Bloch Executive Education.
Organizations can invest in employee leadership development by purchasing bundled packages of seminar seats at discounted rates.
Following is our list of our upcoming seminars.
2017-2018 Bloch Executive Series
In this interactive session, participants will learn how to tap into their innate abilities to be creative and learn a process for collaborative problem solving—the key to being innovative. The collaborative learning environment will be full of exercises and conversations geared to unlock and unleash our inner innovators.
Understanding and communicating financial information can be a daunting exercise for many managers. In this course, you will learn the basic language of accounting and finance; understand the primary financial statements as well as how transactions and economic events impact financial statements; how to perform financial statement analysis, time value of money, and more.
Perfecting the Presentation: How to Develop and Deliver Messages that Inspire Action | March 6 (Tue)
In this interactive and experiential session, participants will learn how to deliver formal and informal presentations which inspire and influence. Specifically, those in attendance will learn best practices for holding the attention of others while maintaining an appropriate confidence level and presence.
During this session, participants will learn the importance of evaluating personal style in defining "difficult" conversations; familiarize themselves with the root cause of conflict; and utilize tools designed to help respond to the facts of situations vs. the stories surrounding situations.
Using a highly interactive format and self-assessments, this seminar will help leaders learn to identify and use their emotions more effectively. Participants will also learn how to become a finely attuned leader who recognizes emotions in others and uses this knowledge to build productive relationships.
Brand is Everything: How to Develop, Execute, and Live Up to Your Most Valuable Asset | April 26 (Thur)
Branding is not a logo, it's not a website, it's not a tagline. Branding is the sum total of every experience a customer has with you and it leaves either a stinky residue or a magnetic attraction to your business. If you choose to be deliberate about how you form this important asset, you will have an advantage over your competition. Period.
The best negotiation results come from understanding that every negotiation is a tool to solve a problem. Skilled negotiators work to understand exactly what problem they're solving, how to approach it as efficiently as possible, and how to distribute the value of that solution to maximum advantage. You will develop a clearer, more practical perspective on deal making by exploring four critical, transformative phases of interest-based negotiation
While at times, networking may feel intimidating, stressful or awkward, now is the time to sharpen your networking skills, utilize this powerful tool, and connect with others. The course reveals strategies for building more meaningful, more authentic professional connections by establishing and nurturing mutually beneficial, long-term relationships.
In this session we will discuss relevant business cases and learn how to make profitable growth a habit. Participants will build a personal approach to managing their own process for driving growth using a business model, as well as learn a new approach to innovation useful for driving consistent results.
Time and Energy Management focuses on providing relevant tools to help participants more effectively manage time and energy related to their core responsibilities, work projects, and personal endeavors. Through group exercises and interactive dialogue, participants will tender real life examples to the scrutiny of applying time, energy and attention to the high demands in today's workplace. Following a personal energy assessment, participants will determine areas of focus for change and explore tools to more effectively manage personal energy resources.
This one-day workshop is an opportunity for non-profit leaders to focus on leading organizations and driving success by examining the unique needs of leadership in the non-profit space. Through highly-interactive presentations and scenario-based discussion, participants will unpack challenges and discover approaches to leadership in this session. Participants will gain valuable insights and practical information to help them grow as leaders within their own organizations.
In this interactive and multimedia-driven session, participants will discover how to present themselves in a manner that inspires confidence. Specifically, those in attendance will learn how to maintain composure, project confidence, communicate more effectively, and build trust.
Mastering the skills to lead diverse teams is an essential element for success in today's business world. Participants in this session will identify which environments help diverse teams deliver better outcomes, as well as which common pitfalls to avoid when leading difference on teams.
From accruals to write-offs, from accounts receivable to working capital, this workshop will show you the concepts, techniques and tools that can help make better decisions for your Not-for-Profit organization. This workshop will educate you on how to read and understand a Not-for-Profit's financial statements, while providing those responsible for the finance and accounting functions a basic understanding of the reporting practices for a Not-for-Profit organization.
Your professional success hinges upon your ability to influence people and get things done. In this workshop, you will develop a framework to develop the essential skills of influence and persuasion. You will identify your own preferred influence style, and learn how best to leverage it when your responsibilities exceed your authority. You will also learn how to adapt your style depending on the person and situation that you are trying to impact, as well as what to do when your idea is rejected.
This course provides participants with exposure to topics relevant to high-growth potential new venture creation including the various elements, processes, and issues involved with creation through to venture harvest/exit. These topics will also be explored relative to corporate executives charged with identifying, launching, and growing new product initiative, new market, and business development opportunities.
Individuals can sign up for individual seminars or register to complete the Leadership Track.
Individual Seminar: $495
Individuals may participate in any individual seminar by registering above for $495.
Leadership Track: $1600
Individuals may participate in the Leadership Track and join (four) seminars from the calendar of offerings above to earn a certificate of recognition.
Organizations can choose to purchase single seats or bundled-packages of seats at a discounted rate, and allocate registrations across the calendar of seminars. When purchasing a package for your organization, please complete the online registration and upon receipt of payment a representative from Bloch Executive Education will contact you in order to assist in allocating your seminar seats.
Individual Seminar: $495
Organizations can register any one participant in any individual seminar above for $495.
Silver Package: $1,600
Organizations can register one participant, or different participants, allocating their four seminar seats across the calendar of offerings above. Any individual completing four or more seminars is eligible to receive the Leadership Track certificate of completion.
Gold Package: $4,500
Organizations can register multiple participants and allocate their twelve seminar seats across the calendar of offerings above. Any individual completing four or more seminars is eligible to receive the Leadership Track certificate of completion.
Platinum Package: $8,400
Organizations can register multiple participants and allocate their twenty-four seminar seats across the calendar of offerings above. Any individual completing four or more seminars is eligible to receive the Leadership Track certificate of completion.
Available Discount Programs
Executive MBA Alumni Pricing
If you are a graduate of the Bloch Executive MBA (EMBA) program, you qualify for discounted seminar registration. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-235-6071 to register for seminars and take advantage of these discounted rates.
KCRAR Member Pricing
If you are an active member of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS, you qualify for discounted seminar registration. contact us at email@example.com or 816-235-6071 to register for seminars and take advantage of these discounted rates.
UMKC Alumni Pricing
Register online by selecting the UMKC Alumni Registration option for any individual seminar or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-235-6071 to take advantage of these discounted rates.
Time | 9am-4pm
Location | Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Pre-Course Communication | Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).
Parking | You will be mailed a parking pass for the day of your seminar a week prior to the session. Parking instructions will be included in the mailing.
Meals | Light breakfast and coffee will be available at the beginning of the event and lunch will be provided.
Photo & Video Policy
By attending the event, you are giving Bloch Executive Education permission to use any photos, videos, or images captured on site for future promotional purposes.
Cancellation & Transfer Policy
Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive in order to change or cancel registrations. Cancellations made prior to 7 days from the seminar date are eligible for credit towards a future seminar, but are ineligible for refund. Credit for future seminar is valid through the following seminar year. Seminar registrations may be transferred from individual to another up to 7 days before any elected seminar. Cancellations made within 7 days from the seminar date are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Bloch Executive Education reserves the right to make changes to the cancellation policy and transfer policy. The current policies will be posted on our website and will be observed regardless of previous policies or standards.
"No-shows" are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
When redeeming a gift certificate, the 15 digit code must be submitted prior to registration.