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Bloch Executive Series Seminars

Our one-day, in-person seminars build leadership skills in a workshop environment where you can test assumptions and realize outcomes with peers.

Register for a single session, or enroll in a non-degree certificate series. No matter which option you choose, you’re making a smart investment in your future as a leader.


  • Advanced Financial Decision Making

    Instructor: Nathan Mauck, Associate Professor at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management

    March 10-11, 2021 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    One of the big challenges in business is dealing with uncertainty. Learn the basic framework for how to make financially solid decisions that minimize risk and maximize return.

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    Advanced Financial Decision Making Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    The focus of this workshop is on managing for value. Real-world case studies will provide the opportunity to evaluate the financial implications of strategic decisions. You will practice framing an issue and then applying financial logic to make sound recommendations.

    Key Topics

    • Establish how investors and the market view value creation
    • Overview of the capital budgeting process
    • Estimate cash flows and cost of capital
    • Understand key investment criteria
    • Key financial performance measures: net present value, internal rate of return, return on equity, return on assets, and return on investment
    • Apply decision making framework to “go or no-go” scenarios
    • Learn how to manage payout policy
    • Decide between capital structure alternatives
    • Understand drivers of merger and acquisition success

    Who Should Attend

    This course is appropriate for managers of all backgrounds seeking coverage of advanced topics. Managers with a non-finance background may find that this course is best following our “Basic Accounting” and/or “Using and Understanding Financial Statements” courses.

    What You Will Learn

    The focus of this workshop is on managing for value. Real-world case studies will provide the opportunity to evaluate the financial implications of strategic decisions. You will practice framing an issue and then applying financial logic to make sound recommendations.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Nathan Mauck is an associate professor of finance at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He teaches financial management, advanced corporate finance, financial modeling, valuation/M&A, and international finance. His primary research interests include sovereign wealth funds, mergers and acquisitions, behavioral finance, real estate, corporate social responsibility, international, and corporate finance. Nathan received his Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University and his undergraduate degree in finance from Kansas State University.

  • Basics of Accounting: Finance for Non-Financial Managers

    Instructor: Bill Kay, Instructor for Bloch Executive Education

    January 7-8 , 2021 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    From recording the dollar impact of business decisions to the preparation of the resulting financial reports, gain an understanding of the accounting process. Come away with the ability to converse with the finance people intelligently and grasp the all-important numbers side of business. Become familiar with common accounting concepts and buzzwords used by accounting insiders, while also developing a baseline of financial understanding to clear up any confusion.

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    Basics of Accounting: Finance for Non-Financial Managers Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    In this workshop you will gain an understanding of the accounting process, from recording the dollar impact of business decisions to the preparation of the resulting financial reports. You will come away with the ability to converse with the finance people intelligently and grasp the all-important numbers side of business. This workshop will help you become familiar with common accounting concepts and buzzwords used by accounting insiders. You’ll develop a baseline of financial understanding and clear up any confusion between different kinds of financial statements and identify their purpose and relation to each other.

    Key Topics

    • The accounting equation and the relationship among its components
    • The basic accounting principles
    • The accounting process: journals and ledgers
    • How debits and credits work
    • How various business transactions affect financial statements
    • Cash accounting versus accrual basis accounting
    • The difference between accounting profit and cash flow
    • Retained Earnings: the bridge between the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet
    • Applying accounting conventions and guidelines
    • The purpose of and terminology associated with the key financial statements: Income Statement or Profit and Loss Statement (P&L), Balance Sheet, Statement of Retained Earnings, and Cash Flow Statement

    Who Should Attend

    This program is designed for both new managers of all backgrounds and established managers with non-finance backgrounds in every functional area of responsibility and in all industries.

    What You Will Learn

    In this workshop you will gain an understanding of the accounting process, from recording the dollar impact of business decisions to the preparation of the resulting financial reports. You will come away with the ability to converse with the finance people intelligently and grasp the all-important numbers side of business. This workshop will help you become familiar with common accounting concepts and buzzwords used by accounting insiders. You’ll develop a baseline of financial understanding and clear up any confusion between different kinds of financial statements and identify their purpose and relation to each other.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    William Kay is an instructor for Bloch Executive Education, and owner of W. Kay & Associates, dedicated to helping organizations and individuals enhance their competitiveness, productivity, and technological performance. For the past 24 years, Bill has specialized in assisting businesses in the quest to improve performance in the areas of strategic planning, finance and accounting, project management, marketing, sales and sales management, and team building following the accelerated learning model for adult learning. Bill’s professional experience includes over 20 years as CEO and owner of a major manufacturing company and the past 24 years helping major Fortune 500 companies and universities with organizational development and training. Bill holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

  • The Bloch Executive Series Leadership Track is designed to allow you to focus on building the skills and competencies that will help you shape your personal and professional development. Choose to enroll in any four of our online Executive Seminars and upon completion, you will be awarded the non-degree, Leadership Certificate.

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    Bloch Executive Series Leadership Track Includes:

    • The opportunity to learn and work, in real-time, alongside your peers and course instructors from across our Bloch community
    • Access to online course materials, recordings and additional Bloch leadership development offerings
    • Official recognition of completion from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC

    Program Details

    Register for the program online, and a member of the Bloch Executive Education team will contact you by email to sign up for individual seminars of your choosing. You have two years from the date of purchase to complete your certificate.

  • The Bloch Financial Management Certificate is designed for professionals who are interested in understanding the role of financial management and strategy in today’s business operations. We understand that many professionals have some experience working with financials but may not be financial managers. At Bloch, we believe that you can benefit by taking the time to explore financial topics with a seasoned instructor. By learning the language, tools, and decision-making processes that tie into financial strategy, we can help you grow as a leader with the knowledge of business finance and acumen.

    Participants with financial experience, as well as those coming from non-financial management backgrounds, are welcome to take part in the Financial Management Certificate.

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    Bloch Financial Management Certificate Includes:

    • The opportunity to work with subject matter experts to grow your financial makagement skills during four (4) Bloch Executive Series seminars
    • Access to course materials and recordings
    • Official recognition of completion from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC

    Key Topics

    By completing four Bloch Executive Series seminars, including at least three from the list below, you’ll earn a non-degree certificate in Financial Management.

    • Basic Accounting
    • Using and Understanding Financial Statements
    • Budgeting
    • Advanced Financial Decision Making
    • Communicating Financial Goals and Performance
    • Firm Valuation and Mergers and Acquisitions

    Program Details

    Register for the program online, and a member of the Bloch Executive Education team will contact you by email to sign up for individual seminars of your choosing.

    You have two years from the date of purchase to complete your certificate.

  • Budgeting

    Instructor: Bill Kay, Instructor for Bloch Executive Education

    December 3-4, 2020 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    Being responsible for budgeting means you’re playing a vital role in your organization’s future. Your budget enables you to pinpoint critical variables that impact profit so your company can successfully pursue business goals and create value. Learn how to work with, develop, and present budgets aligned with business strategic goals.

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    Budgeting Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    In this workshop, you will learn how to work with, develop, and present budgets aligned with business strategic goals. Working in groups, you’ll gather the information you need to construct and analyze operating budgets. You’ll practice evaluating and revising your budget to increase its chances of acceptance. This is your opportunity to gain the tools and insights to craft the budget your company needs to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

    Key Topics

    • Understand the definition, purpose, and components of a budget
    • Overview of the planning and budgeting process
    • Accurately develop an operating budget based on forecasted sales, revenues, and costs
    • Work with a well-planned budget that clearly highlights crucial variables that impact profit
    • Know the line items on the income statement, including their metrics and interdependencies
    • Define and analyze variances so you can quickly implement changes to meet your company’s financial objectives
    • Develop and present a well-thought-out budget that will get buy-in
    • Keep your plan on target with budgetary controls
    • Learn the difference between operating budget vs. capital budget
    • Address issues and challenges when dealing with assumptions and targets
    • Organize and deliver your operating budget for feedback and final approval
    • Obtain tips, guidelines, and recommendations for developing and presenting your budget
    • Know exactly which variances to address to plan for next year’s budget

    Who Should Attend

    Managers and anyone with budget responsibilities who are interested in developing or improving their budget planning skills.

    What You Will Learn

    In this workshop, you will learn how to work with, develop, and present budgets aligned with business strategic goals. Working in groups, you’ll gather the information you need to construct and analyze operating budgets. You’ll practice evaluating and revising your budget to increase its chances of acceptance. This is your opportunity to gain the tools and insights to craft the budget your company needs to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    William Kay is an instructor for Bloch Executive Education, and owner of W. Kay & Associates, dedicated to helping organizations and individuals enhance their competitiveness, productivity, and technological performance. For the past 24 years, Bill has specialized in assisting businesses in the quest to improve performance in the areas of strategic planning, finance and accounting, project management, marketing, sales and sales management, and team building following the accelerated learning model for adult learning. Bill’s professional experience includes over 20 years as CEO and owner of a major manufacturing company and the past 24 years helping major Fortune 500 companies and universities with organizational development and training. Bill holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

  • January 19-20, 2021 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    Collaborative leadership is about uniting and motivating people towards a shared purpose. This can be difficult because of personalities, personal agendas, misaligned goals, and the lack of collaboration skills. However, with the skills and knowledge to be a collaborative leader, you can overcome these challenges and inspire people towards shared outcomes, unified relationships, and taking responsibility to follow through with commitments.

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    Collaborative Leadership: The Art of Working with and Motivating Others Includes:

    • Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

      Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

      Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

      Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

      Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    Key Topics

    • Facilitate collaborative decision-making by asking the right questions, listening with focus, and capturing ideas.
    • Create a collaborative environment where people are motivated to work together, resolve issues, and discover optimal outcome.
    • Recognize what motives people to show up, work with commitment, and engage with others.

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone who is responsible for inspiring others to work together towards a shared purpose. This will include team leaders, supervisors, managers, or project managers.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Todd Long is the founder and president of Leadership Innovations. Over the past 25 years, Todd has dedicated his work to improving individual leadership performance, team effectiveness, and improved organizational outcomes. He has worked with tens of thousands of people across the world from organizations that include large global companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions. Todd has a master’s degree in speech communication focusing on organizational development. He believes in experiential interactive learning that challenges people to think deeper and discover application.

    Professionally – Todd is a leadership adviser, facilitator, speaker, author, and coach. Personally – Todd is a husband (25 years), father of five, piano player, ukulele enthusiast, song writer, motorcyclist, exerciser, and faith builder.

  • Communicating Financial Goals and Performance

    Instructor: Nathan Mauck, Associate Professor at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management

    February 3-4, 2021 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    Ideas that require firm resources also require evidence that benefits outweigh the costs. Learn and apply best practices for making a business case for projects and strategies.

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    Communicating Financial Goals and Performance Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    This workshop will utilize real-world cases to provide you with the opportunity to apply key communication strategies to move your ideas forward. This is an opportunity to develop your ability to interact with internal and external audiences with a focus on financial implications of strategic decisions.

    Key Topics

    • Understand “CFO speak” including terminology and financial performance metrics related to: profitability, growth, impact of project financing, risk, cost and benefits, and creating shareholder or owner value
    • Convert functional area jargon into the language of finance
    • The role of financial projections in decision making
    • Using your business case to influence others
    • Identifying drivers of success and risk
    • Financial models that support the business case
    • Conducting sensitivity analysis and what-if analysis
    • Demonstrating alignment of strategic and financial goals
    • Anticipating and dealing with pushback
    • Presenting key decision points in a concise manner

    Who Should Attend

    Managers of all backgrounds who seek improved skills to articulate financial goals and describe performance to non-financial audiences. Managers with a non-finance background who want to learn finance jargon and “CFO speak.”

    What You Will Learn

    This workshop will utilize real-world cases to provide you with the opportunity to apply key communication strategies to move your ideas forward. This is an opportunity to develop your ability to interact with internal and external audiences with a focus on financial implications of strategic decisions.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Nathan Mauck is an associate professor of finance at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He teaches financial management, advanced corporate finance, financial modeling, valuation/M&A, and international finance. His primary research interests include sovereign wealth funds, mergers and acquisitions, behavioral finance, real estate, corporate social responsibility, international, and corporate finance. Nathan received his Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University and his undergraduate degree in finance from Kansas State University.

  • Creating and Delivering Effective and Engaging Training

    Instructor: Ann Hackett, Chief Learning and Engagement Officer for Bloch Executive Education at UMKC, Brian Daly, Managing Director of Bloch Executive Education at UMKC

    April 14-15, 2021 | 1:00am-4:30pm

    We can all think of times when we have been part of great learning events, and times that we have been on the receiving end of, well…not-so-great training. What was the difference between those good and bad events? Was it the content? Was the delivery ‘death-by-PowerPoint’? Was it not-interactive or was it rushed or drawn-out? Point being, many things can derail training. As supervisors, leaders, managers, and as individual contributors, we facilitate learning every day in a multitude of ways. We hope to deliver great learning, but perhaps do not always feel confident and up to the task. Developing the know-how and skills that will help you organize for and effectively facilitate training in a variety of situations, can make the difference between good and bad events.

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    Creating and Delivering Effective and Engaging Training Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    In this session, we will provide context to help you understand how adult learners process information and discover best-practices for designing and delivering training.

    Key Topics

    • Understanding your audience
    • Organizing and breaking-down learning objectives
    • Understanding training delivery methods
    • Facilitating and leading learning
    • Evaluating and supporting training

    Who Should Attend

    Supervisors, managers, individual-contributors who facilitate meetings, provide ad-hoc or formal training, and who are interested in becoming confident learning facilitators.

    What You Will Learn

    In this session, we will provide context to help you understand how adult learners process information and discover best-practices for designing and delivering training.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Ann Hackett is the Chief Learning and Engagement Officer for Bloch Executive Education and Executive Coach for the Bloch Executive MBA program. She brings over 20 years of corporate leadership experience in communications, financial, product, retail, and hospitality industries, serving in both consulting and in-house roles. Ann holds a Ph.D. and masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University.

  • Practice human-centered design to develop problem solving skills to address your companies most pressing problems

    Organizational decision makers frequently confront incongruences between existing goods and services and the needs of their consumers. Overcoming this challenge can be daunting.  Leading organizations and problem solvers are turning to design thinking as a means to problem solving that breaks the antipathy to change.

    In this four-month, in-person program, participants will be introduced to, and will practice, design thinking methods that aid decision-making in complex environments.  You will be challenged to use the methodology to enhance your current creative skill sets and develop strategies for growing creative processes in your work domains.

    What is received upon program completion?

    Participants will receive a non-degree certificate of completion upon completing the Design Thinking Essentials program.

    Design Thinking Essentials Schedule:

    June 26 & 27 (Friday/Saturday 9:00-4:00)
    July 18 (Saturday 9:00-4:00)
    August 22 (Saturday 9:00-4:00)
    September 18 & 19 (Friday/Saturday 9:00-4:00)

    4500

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    What You Will Learn

    Through this program you will work along design thinking practitioners and engage with real-world challenges.  Participants will practice the key elements of the design thinking process:

    • Listening with empathy to obtain valuable insights
    • Understanding problems from a user perspective
    • Crafting problem statements
    • Ideating user-based solutions
    • Developing prototype solutions
    • Testing ideas and adapting design based on feedback

    Who Should Attend

    Individuals or work teams desiring a new approach to problem solving and decision making.

    Design thinking approaches are applicable in many business contexts including: new venture creation, new product development, business-to-business solutions, business-to consumer solutions, marketing, organizational design and change as well as process improvements.

    What You Will Learn

    Through this program you will work along design thinking practitioners and engage with real-world challenges.  Participants will practice the key elements of the design thinking process:

    • Listening with empathy to obtain valuable insights
    • Understanding problems from a user perspective
    • Crafting problem statements
    • Ideating user-based solutions
    • Developing prototype solutions
    • Testing ideas and adapting design based on feedback
  • March 3-4, 2021 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    Do you project confidence? Are you able to command a room? Do people stop and listen when you speak? If so, you have likely mastered the art of executive presence. There is always room for growth in how we are perceived. Executive presence is all about maintaining poise, reading others, influencing in all directions and communicating seamlessly with our words, voices, and bodies. Fair or not, how you come across to others factors into promotion decisions; nearly 60% of recently surveyed CEOs indicated as much.

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    Developing Your Executive Presence & Expanding Your Career Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    What is executive presence? And why do some people seem to have it in spades? There’s so much advice out there – and none of it really captures what makes leaders stand out! Popular books and articles are helpful but tend to oversimplify the phenomenon. Executive presence is more than commanding the room, wearing the right suit, or giving a great presentation (which is all important). The question is, what is it, and how can you achieve it?

    Authenticity is critical in order to show up with the confidence required to “feel” like an executive.  Presence is not about acting.  It is about understanding your personal brand, knowing your core values and being relentlessly focused on allowing those components to guide your decisions and behaviors.

    Key Topics

    In this course, through a series of reflection exercises and interactive assignments participants will:

    • Explore their own biases and investigate benefits of embracing biases and prejudices to assist in their own branding and presence creation
    • Rediscover their core values as a means to guide personal branding
    • Understand the connection between personal accountability and creating the image you desire
    • Create an intentional, personal development plan directly related to presence and brand

    Who Should Attend

    This session is appropriate for leaders at all levels who are interested in exploring their values, leadership style and ways in which they magic demonstrate authenticity.

    What You Will Learn

    What is executive presence? And why do some people seem to have it in spades? There’s so much advice out there – and none of it really captures what makes leaders stand out! Popular books and articles are helpful but tend to oversimplify the phenomenon. Executive presence is more than commanding the room, wearing the right suit, or giving a great presentation (which is all important). The question is, what is it, and how can you achieve it?

    Authenticity is critical in order to show up with the confidence required to “feel” like an executive.  Presence is not about acting.  It is about understanding your personal brand, knowing your core values and being relentlessly focused on allowing those components to guide your decisions and behaviors.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Dr. Nicole D. Price understands that if leadership is anything, it is personal, and that everyone can be a great leader. So, she gets personal. Through leadership development, coaching, consulting, keynotes, and other resources, Dr. Price encourages and enables others to live their lives in excellence. Her energetic and engaging sessions leave participants with strategies and specific tools that they can apply right away. Dr. Price received her B.S. in chemical engineering from North Carolina A&T University and her master’s degree in adult education from Park University followed by an Educational Doctorate from Capella University.

  • Digital Storytelling and Personal Brand

    Instructor: Brett Posten, advertising veteran & guest lecturer

    December 9-10, 2020 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    Stories are the most powerful and memorable way of communicating important messages – whether it was the ancient from Greek myths to Biblical parables to epic heroes on Disney journeys. Today technological advances have given leaders a wide array of tools to tell stories – video, website, social media, email, presentations, advertising — yet not all tools work for all stories. In this class, you’ll learn which tools are best for which kinds of stories, and how to be a master of those tools.

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    Digital Storytelling and Personal Brand Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    Key Topics

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    Who Should Attend

    This class is great for any person who needs to communicate, motivate, inspire or direct other people. Business leaders, and people who someday want to be business leaders. Educators, preachers, rabbis, imams, politicians, newscasters, car sales people, PR professionals, moms, dads, youngest siblings – anyone!

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Brett Posten is a branding and advertising veteran and has been a guest lecturer at UMKC and the University of California systems since the early 2000’s. In his early career, he served clients at Ralph Lauren, one of the great lifestyle stories of all time, as well as wrote advertising for some of the biggest brands in the world while at McCann Erickson New York. A graduate of the University of Virginia, where he studied American writers, artists and architecture, his favorite days of the year are when he gets to be a lecturer at UMKC. This class is so much fun, you may not realize you’re actually learning.

  • December 17-18, 2020 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    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.

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    Essential Negotiation Perspectives: Explore, Expand, Divide, Agree Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    This course covers the core content of a three-day intensive negotiation training program. Its lessons are built on the experience of advising negotiators in elite private and public institutions, from Fortune 10 companies to military special forces. You will develop a clearer, more practical perspective on deal making by exploring four critical, transformative phases of interest-based negotiation:

    Explore. Challenge your assumptions as to who the parties are, what they want, and what’s possible.
    Expand. Bring new options to the table to add value; bring new parties to the table to transform the negotiation.
    Divide. Satisfy all the parties to reach agreement, while allocating value advantageously.
    Agree. Make every conversation work towards the final agreement.

    In addition, you will discuss practical but underutilized negotiation tactics and have multiple opportunities to experiment with them in simulated negotiations.

    Key Topics

    • Creating effective negotiation strategies
    • Challenging assumptions about parties, options, risks, and rewards
    • Understanding the perspective of other parties
    • Generating creative options to create more efficient deals
    • Using fair standards to distribute gains
    • Identifying and handling irrational behavior in negotiation

    Who Should Attend

    This course is appropriate for negotiators of all skill levels. Novice negotiators will learn to create and follow effective strategies. Experienced negotiators will apply a new framework to fundamental negotiation concepts, developing their perspective on effective negotiation. They will also cover new concepts, such as managing irrational beliefs and behavior on both sides of the table.

    What You Will Learn

    This course covers the core content of a three-day intensive negotiation training program. Its lessons are built on the experience of advising negotiators in elite private and public institutions, from Fortune 10 companies to military special forces. You will develop a clearer, more practical perspective on deal making by exploring four critical, transformative phases of interest-based negotiation:

    Explore. Challenge your assumptions as to who the parties are, what they want, and what’s possible.
    Expand. Bring new options to the table to add value; bring new parties to the table to transform the negotiation.
    Divide. Satisfy all the parties to reach agreement, while allocating value advantageously.
    Agree. Make every conversation work towards the final agreement.

    In addition, you will discuss practical but underutilized negotiation tactics and have multiple opportunities to experiment with them in simulated negotiations.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Colin McRoberts is a graduate of Harvard Law School and an experienced lawyer and negotiation advisor. He handled complex financial lawsuits for a multinational firm before becoming a professional negotiation advisor in a boutique practice. In that capacity, he has assisted many elite clients, including two of the Fortune 10, the United States Army and Navy, and diplomatic delegations to the United Nations. He has advised and taught negotiators on the ground in dozens of countries around the world and in nearly every imaginable industry. Today, Colin is one of the principals of Vasher McRoberts LLC, an advisory firm that helps private and public-sector clients negotiate more effectively, communicate more clearly, and think more objectively.

  • As an employee of the Federal Reserve Bank, you are eligible to complete a Leadership Development Certificate in partnership with Bloch Executive Education.

    For Federal Reserve Bank employees, the Federal Reserve Bank Leadership Development Certificate allows you flexibility to elect classroom-based coursework, pair with one-on-one leadership coaching, that will best support your learning and development goals.

    Additionally, you will be paired with a leadership coach who will customize an action planning guide specifically tailored to help you advance through your career.

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    Federal Reserve Bank – Leadership Development Certificate Includes:

    • The opportunity to work with subject matter experts to grow your leadership skills during four (4) Bloch Executive Series seminars
    • Personalized leadership coaching
    • Customized action planning guide
    • Course materials
    • Event parking
    • A light breakfast, coffee, and lunch during seminar dates
    • Official recognition of completion from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC

    Once your registration has been processed, you will be contacted by Bloch Executive Education by email with further instruction on registering for individual seminars and meeting with your leadership coach. Participants may complete the program within 18 months of registration.

    Program Details

    Register for the program online, and a member of the Bloch Executive Education team will contact you by email to sign up for individual seminars of your choosing, as well as pair you with a coach. You have two years from the date of purchase to complete your certificate.
  • Firm Valuation & Mergers and Acquisitions

    Instructor: Nathan Mauck, Associate Professor at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management

    January 12-13, 2020 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    Managers often reference “creating value” for their firms, owners, or shareholders. But how do we really create and measure value?

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    Firm Valuation & Mergers and Acquisitions Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    This course focuses on the drivers of value creation. A blend of lecture and hands-on applied case studies will be used to develop practical strategies to add value to your business. You will have the opportunity to identify the value consequences of strategic decisions.

    Key Topics

    • Define firm value from the perspective of owners and shareholders
    • Understand common valuation techniques
    • Apply a high level discounted cash flow model to a real firm
    • Valuation multiples
    • Discount rates and cost of capital
    • Use real firms and cases to identify key drivers of value including: sustainable competitive advantage, organic and inorganic growth, cost control, risk reduction, cash flow generation
    • Apply valuation techniques to identify financial consequences of decision making
    • Valuation in the context of mergers and acquisitions
    • Establish the link between strategic initiatives and value

    Who Should Attend

    This course is appropriate for managers of all backgrounds with an interest in how value is created. Managers with a non-finance background may find that this course is best following our “Basic Accounting” and/or “Using and Understanding Financial Statements” courses.

    What You Will Learn

    This course focuses on the drivers of value creation. A blend of lecture and hands-on applied case studies will be used to develop practical strategies to add value to your business. You will have the opportunity to identify the value consequences of strategic decisions.

    Program Details

    UMKC and Bloch Executive Education Alumni, Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS members, CX Central Exchange members, Saint Luke’s Health System employees, Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce members – you qualify for discounted seminar registration.

    If any of the above categories apply to you, please contact us at umkcexeced@umkc.edu or 816-235-2892 to take advantage of discounted rates.

    About the Instructor

    Nathan Mauck is an associate professor of finance at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He teaches financial management, advanced corporate finance, financial modeling, valuation/M&A, and international finance. His primary research interests include sovereign wealth funds, mergers and acquisitions, behavioral finance, real estate, corporate social responsibility, international, and corporate finance. Nathan received his Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University and his undergraduate degree in finance from Kansas State University.

  • Harnessing Emotional Intelligence for Leadership Success

    Instructor: Todd Long, Founder and President, Leadership Innovations

    November 5-6, 2020 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    What makes a great leader? Research shows that high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the key. More than 90 percent of top performing leaders possess high EQ. Meanwhile, just 20 percent of bottom performers possess high EQ. The good news is that EQ skills can be developed throughout our careers. The Emotional Intelligence of a leader plays a significant part in team and individual success.

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    Harnessing Emotional Intelligence for Leadership Success Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    We will then explore how Emotional Intelligence is found in the workplace and how to improve your EQ as a leader. Participants will learn about the concepts and components of EQ. Our session will cover many areas of EQ and team dynamics such as the importance of strengthening emotional bonds between team members to yield positive organizational results. We will investigate how our approach to leadership influences how we are perceived and ultimately our overall effectiveness as leaders.

    Key Topics

    Throughout this workshop, participants will explore Emotional Intelligence by:

    • Discussing the primary components and concepts of EQ
    • Recognizing how high level EQ impacts the workplace
    • Using EQ strategies to build positive relationships

    Who Should Attend

    This session is appropriate for all individuals wanting to develop an ability to effectively lead in personal and professional environments with an informed understanding of Emotional Intelligence.

    What You Will Learn

    We will then explore how Emotional Intelligence is found in the workplace and how to improve your EQ as a leader. Participants will learn about the concepts and components of EQ. Our session will cover many areas of EQ and team dynamics such as the importance of strengthening emotional bonds between team members to yield positive organizational results. We will investigate how our approach to leadership influences how we are perceived and ultimately our overall effectiveness as leaders.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Todd Long is founder and president of Leadership Innovations. Over the past 25 years, Todd has dedicated his work to improving individual leadership performance, team effectiveness, and improved organizational outcomes. He has worked with tens of thousands of people across the world from organizations that include large global companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions. Todd has a master’s degree in speech communication focusing on organizational development. He believes in experiential interactive learning that challenges people to think deeper and discover application.

    Professionally – Todd is a leadership adviser, facilitator, speaker, author, and coach.

    Personally – Todd is a husband (24 years), father of five, piano player, ukulele enthusiast, song writer, motorcyclist, exerciser, and faith builder.

  • Influence, Persuasion, & Impact

    Instructor: Mike Allison, Adjunct Professor for the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC

    February 18-29, 2021 | 1:00pm-4:30pm

    As leaders who collaborate with others across a variety of venues, your survival is contingent upon your ability to form trusting relationships with senior leaders, stakeholders, clients, peers, and direct reports. Without trust, you cannot be successful in influencing and advancing the businesses, organizations, and people you serve.

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    Influence, Persuasion, & Impact Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    During this interactive session, participants will learn the psychology around how and why human beings offer or withhold trust. In addition, you will explore multiple dimensions of power and political agility. Discussions and activities will include a focus on the state of your internal and external networks, as well as the role emotion plays in decision making. You will leave the session with practical tools for building your influence across your organization, especially in managing up and across.

    Key Topics

    Those in attendance will learn that in order to inspire and influence others:

    • Your first impression must be on point
    • Body language and tone really do matter
    • Others must feel it is about them and that you have their best interests, as well as the best interests of their organizations, at heart
    • Your network must be defined, cohesive, and flourishing
    • You must grasp the role emotion plays in people as they decide whether to follow or retreat

    Who Should Attend

    Professionals looking to expand their ability to influence others.

    What You Will Learn

    During this interactive session, participants will learn the psychology around how and why human beings offer or withhold trust. In addition, you will explore multiple dimensions of power and political agility. Discussions and activities will include a focus on the state of your internal and external networks, as well as the role emotion plays in decision making. You will leave the session with practical tools for building your influence across your organization, especially in managing up and across.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Mike Allison is a professor and Bloch Executive Education instructor within the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC. In that capacity, he teaches EMBA courses on international business, influence and persuasion, and advanced presentation skills. He also instructs business leaders on diverse topics such as change management, emotional intelligence, holding difficult conversations, presentation techniques, building trust, and executive presence. Prior to his current academic focus, Mike accrued nearly 20 years of healthcare IT leadership experience working at Cerner Corporation. While at Cerner, he held executive responsibilities within both the client and associate learning organizations. His award-winning learning teams, many of which were internationally based, provided practical and effective end-to-end learning solutions to Cerner clients and associates around the world. Mike also spent a year as the Vice President of Learning & Development at AMC Theatres. There, he led a team of learning professionals who focused on building, supporting, and retaining talent across multiple guest-facing brands. Mike is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in Public Administration.

  • Perfecting the Presentation: How to Develop and Deliver Messages that Inspire Action

    Instructor: Mike Allison, Adjunct Professor for the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC

    November 19-20, 2020 | 8:30am-12:00pm 

    Whether you are having an informal conversation with your peers, speaking with your boss in a 1-1 setting, or delivering a formal presentation to a client, you are constantly being evaluated on how well you communicate. Numerous studies show that those who are able to clearly and succinctly articulate facts and points of view often enjoy greater professional success. Furthermore, those who develop effective communication and presentation skills tend to be those who truly lead others toward meaningful action.

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    Perfecting the Presentation: How to Develop and Deliver Messages that Inspire Action Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    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. Participants will also discover how to open and close presentations in a manner that leads to action, handle objections in real time, and make meaningful connections with those listening to the message.

    Key Topics

    • Developing high interest presentations which “stick” with participants
    • Incorporating attention grabbing techniques throughout the presentation that stimulate the mind
    • Understanding the importance of proper body language, tone, and word choice
    • Building confidence and remaining calm under pressure
    • Gaining immediate interest from your audience through powerful openings
    • Closing with actionable next steps

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone desiring to enhance their communication and/or presentation skills.

    What You Will Learn

    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. Participants will also discover how to open and close presentations in a manner that leads to action, handle objections in real time, and make meaningful connections with those listening to the message.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Mike Allison is a professor and Bloch Executive Education instructor within the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC. In that capacity, he teaches EMBA courses on international business, influence and persuasion, and advanced presentation skills. He also instructs business leaders on diverse topics such as change management, emotional intelligence, holding difficult conversations, presentation techniques, building trust, and executive presence. Prior to his current academic focus, Mike accrued nearly 20 years of healthcare IT leadership experience working at Cerner Corporation. While at Cerner, he held executive responsibilities within both the client and associate learning organizations. His award-winning learning teams, many of which were internationally based, provided practical and effective end-to-end learning solutions to Cerner clients and associates around the world. Mike also spent a year as the Vice President of Learning & Development at AMC Theatres. There, he led a team of learning professionals who focused on building, supporting, and retaining talent across multiple guest-facing brands. Mike is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in Public Administration.

  • Planning for Projects and Change: Essential Tools for Change Management

    Instructor: Ann Hackett, Managing Director of Executive Education at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Brian Daly Managing Director of Executive Education at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management

    May 4-5, 2021 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    Facing uncertainty and operating in a mind-set of not knowing but needing to execute can be both a challenge and an opportunity to engage with our stakeholders in a meaningful way. Throughout this workshop, participants will explore tools and discuss best-practices to help manage both the organization of project and change planning in order to help drive the adoption of new initiatives.

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    Planning for Projects and Change: Essential Tools for Change Management Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    The old adage is as true today as ever: ‘the devil is in the details,’ and in the case of developing and implementing projects within an organization of any size, even the smallest changes can have unforeseen repercussions. We are often tasked with leading projects that will directly impact employees and or end users and we may not have the luxury of knowing what will work well and what may cause resistance, confusion, or dissatisfaction.

    Facing uncertainty and operating in a mind-set of not knowing but needing to execute can be both a challenge and an opportunity to engage with our stakeholders in a meaningful way.

    Key Topics

    Throughout this workshop, participants will explore tools and discuss best-practices to help manage both the organization of project and change planning in order to help drive the adoption of new initiatives. We will use case studies and real-life examples in order to:

    • Explore the vital role that effective and consistent communication has across project and change management
    • Create and analyze project and change plans to help identify and mitigate risks, dependencies, and assumptions
    • Discuss the effects of change in relation to culture and create plans for managing identified issues

    Who Should Attend

    Project planners, team leaders, and others with a role in the change management process.

    What You Will Learn

    The old adage is as true today as ever: ‘the devil is in the details,’ and in the case of developing and implementing projects within an organization of any size, even the smallest changes can have unforeseen repercussions. We are often tasked with leading projects that will directly impact employees and or end users and we may not have the luxury of knowing what will work well and what may cause resistance, confusion, or dissatisfaction.

    Facing uncertainty and operating in a mind-set of not knowing but needing to execute can be both a challenge and an opportunity to engage with our stakeholders in a meaningful way.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Ann Hackett is the Chief Learning and Engagement Officer for Bloch Executive Education and Executive Coach for the Bloch Executive MBA program. She brings over 20 years of corporate leadership experience in communications, financial, product, retail, and hospitality industries, serving in both consulting and in-house roles. Ann holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University.

    Brian Daly is the Managing Director of Executive Education at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. Prior to joining the Bloch School, Brian directed professional education offerings at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and worked with non-governmental clients to create classroom, online, and field-based training experiences for leaders from around the world. Brian holds a Masters of Science in Organizational Learning and Development from Suffolk University.

  • Time and Energy Management: Breaking Barriers to Personal Effectiveness

    Instructor: Tamilia Reed, Staff Psychologist and Outreach Coordinator at UMKC Counseling Services, Carolyn Pepper, Staff Psychologist and Assessment Coordinator at UMKC Counseling Services

    October 22-23, 2020 | 1:00pm-4:30pm

    Managing our time and energy is incredibly challenging given the myriad roles that we fulfill inside and outside of our professional lives.  During this interactive session, you will learn how to maximize your performance by changing your relationship to time, acquiring scientifically-informed strategies for optimizing functioning, improving stress management skills, and combining the new knowledge and skills with renewed energy to better meet the demands of intense workplaces.

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    Time and Energy Management: Breaking Barriers to Personal Effectiveness Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    This workshop will include interactive dialogue and dynamic group activities to help you fully process and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to better use your resources effectively.

    Key Topics

    • Barriers to effective time and energy management
    • Science-informed strategies for optimizing performance
    • Time management skill building as an approach to stress management

    Who Should Attend

    Professionals who want to do away with the looming sense that there’s “not enough time and energy.” This workshop is excellent for all managers and team leaders seeking the tools and resources needed to optimize their time and energy for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in professional settings and beyond.

    What You Will Learn

    This workshop will include interactive dialogue and dynamic group activities to help you fully process and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to better use your resources effectively.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    Dr. Tamilia D. Reed is a Staff Psychologist and Outreach Coordinator at UMKC Counseling Services. She organizes and delivers presentations, workshops, and trainings that cover a range of mental health and wellness topics for students, faculty, and staff at the university. In addition, she provides consultation services and delivers a range of therapy services to the university community as well. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Reed writes, sings, reads, and travels as often as possible.

  • Using and Understanding Financial Statements

    Instructor: Bill Kay, Instructor for Bloch Executive Education

    November 12-13, 2020 | 8:30am-12:00pm

    From accruals to write-offs, receivables and payables, learn the concepts, tools, and techniques that can help make decisions pay off both on the job and on the bottom line. Gain a greater confidence and a working knowledge of the key business financials statements. Learn how to “think finance” and translate performance in financial terms.

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    350

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    Using and Understanding Financial Statements Includes:

    • The opportunity to work online, in real-time, alongside a Bloch instructor and your peers
    • Course materials and recordings
    • Certificate of participation

    What You Will Learn

    This workshop covers the financial skills that are fundamental for any managerial position. From accruals to write-offs, receivables and payables, this workshop covers the concepts, tools, and techniques that can help make decisions pay off both on the job and on the bottom line. You will gain a greater confidence and a working knowledge of the key business financials statements. Learn how to “think finance” and translate performance in financial terms.

    Key Topics

    • The key Financial Statements and how they tie together
    • Key Finance Terms: Assets, Liabilities, Capital, Depreciation, Current Ratio, and others
    • Master the mind-set: see business in terms of dollars-and-cents decision options that pay off, short and long-term
    • Develop working rules regarding your corporate financial statements
    • Use the balance sheet to examine assets and liabilities
    • Analyze the income statement to assess revenues and expenses
    • The statement of cash flow: sources and uses of funds
    • Content and format of the annual report
    • Understand the importance of footnotes in financial reports
    • Debt vs. Equity financing
    • How leverage can increase return to shareholders
    • Use profit-planning tools, break-even analysis, financial forecasting
    • Importance of Cash Flow: where cash comes from and how it’s applied
    • Criteria for examining the performance of divisions and product lines
    • Understand the cost of capital

    Who Should Attend

    This program is designed for non-financial managers in every functional area of responsibility in all industries.

    What You Will Learn

    This workshop covers the financial skills that are fundamental for any managerial position. From accruals to write-offs, receivables and payables, this workshop covers the concepts, tools, and techniques that can help make decisions pay off both on the job and on the bottom line. You will gain a greater confidence and a working knowledge of the key business financials statements. Learn how to “think finance” and translate performance in financial terms.

    Program Details

    Online Seminars All online seminars are hosted in real-time via. Zoom. Be prepared to participate with your class in discussion with your instructor. If you have not used Zoom or would like to learn more, please visit Getting Started with Zoom.

    Scheduling All online seminars will be held across two-consecutive days from either 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 CST. 

    Pre-Course Communication Once registration is completed, you will be emailed a confirmation of enrollment. Two weeks before the session, you will receive an email with login details and additional details including any pre-work assignments (such as short readings or videos that instructors may ask you to complete prior to the session).

    Course Recording Each online seminar is recorded and you will be given online access to these recordings. By attending the event, you are giving the Bloch School of Management permission to use your image should we create promotional or instructional material from the recorded session.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education 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 one individual to another up to t7 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.

    About the Instructor

    William Kay is an instructor for Bloch Executive Education, and owner of W. Kay & Associates, dedicated to helping organizations and individuals enhance their competitiveness, productivity, and technological performance. For the past 24 years, Bill has specialized in assisting businesses in the quest to improve performance in the areas of strategic planning, finance and accounting, project management, marketing, sales and sales management, and team building following the accelerated learning model for adult learning. Bill’s professional experience includes over 20 years as CEO and owner of a major manufacturing company and the past 24 years helping major Fortune 500 companies and universities with organizational development and training. Bill holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

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