Management Development Center to offer workshops for professionals

10/03/12 ema

HAYS, Kan. -- Two workshops focusing on leadership skills, communication and coaching are offered by the Management Development Center at Fort Hays State University to help develop and improve professional organizations and their members.

The workshops are based on sound management theory and delivered in a practical, applied method. Participants must register online.

"For Women Only: Leadership and Management Skills" is from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in FHSU's Memorial Union. Cost of the workshop is $99.

During this session, participants will examine leadership and management skills and help develop competencies needed to meet the challenges women face in the workplace, establish distinction between leading and managing, identify skills needed to be effective as both a leader and manager, and develop individual and group actions needed to achieve performance goals.

This workshop is for women currently leading, managing or supervising women who aspire to increase their leadership and management skills to be more effective in their current positions.

"Communication and Coaching Skills in the Workplace" is from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Memorial Union. The cost is $99.

The knowledge gained from this workshop will help participants understand what drives their behavior and the behavior of others when engaged in communication and coaching.

It will include two assessments, "What's My Communication Style" and "What's My Coaching Style," followed by activities allowing participants to apply and experiment with communication and coaching simulations.

Men or women interested in developing their leader, manager and follower skills to be more effective in their current positions are welcome.

Participants will understand how communication impacts relationships, learn about the different types of communication, understand the four communication styles, discover a quick way to identify styles of others and learn how to use style to improve communication.

To register for workshops, visit

For more information on workshops or consulting services, contact Dr. Kyle Stone, director of the Management Development Center, at 785-628-4124 or visit

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