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June 2017

Becoming a Social Innovator (12 Weeks; Online)

June 26September 8

Course: MGMT 861.24 Section: 354835 Fee: $475 Instructor: Jeff Sorensen, Co-Founder of optiMize, Director for Social Innovation at University of Michigan LSA How do you turn an idea into impact? This course, led by optiMize founder Jeff Sorensen (2017 Forbes 30 Under 30), will help you to identify your passions, clarify your vision, and find opportunities to take immediate action. Each week, we'll add a new tool to your "innovator's toolkit" and you'll be personally introduced to social innovators and…

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July 2017

Developing a Pathway to Senior Leadership (1 Day)

July 14, 9:00 am4:00 pm
UCLA Extension – Downtown (DTLA), 261 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Course: MGMT 861.26 Section: 354955 Fee: $245 Instructors: Rodney Franks, CEO, rdf Consulting; Susan Rubin, founder and CEO, Strategic NPO, a nonprofit and educational consulting firm What does it take to set a career path to the C-Suite? Charting a career path is not about longevity or luck – it takes work to plan a career. This seminar will review what it takes to move up within your for-profit, nonprofit or educational organization, including: defining senior leadership; management versus subject matter expertise;…

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Transformative Strategic Thinking (4 Days)

July 17July 20
UCLA Main Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States + Google Map

Monday - Thursday,  9am-4pm Course: MGMT 861.23 Section: 353895 Program Fee: $500 Program Fee with Hotel Accommodation: $1,000 Instructor: David French, MBA, president, David French & Associates, LLC, a business strategy consultancy Spur innovation by learning new techniques for developing, implementing, and evaluating business strategies. Participants will be exposed to a wide range of management, leadership, operating and communications strategies and will problem solve and apply learning through practical, real world applications in a global environment. This workshop supplies the understanding required…

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August 2017

Strategies to Grow Your Nonprofit (1 Day)

August 5, 9:00 am4:00 pm
UCLA Extension – Woodland Hills, 21650 Oxnard St #200
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 United States
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Course: MGMT 861.29 Section: 354959 Fee: $245 Instructors: Rodney Franks, CEO, rdf Consulting; Susan Rubin, founder and CEO, Strategic NPO, a nonprofit and educational consulting firm Understanding the successful nonprofit business model creates a thriving culture within which we can identify and apply solutions. In this interactive workshop, we will layout overarching themes including: developing your mission; influencing staff and donors to become partners; organizational infrastructure; strategic planning; culture of philanthropy; and board development. Attendees are invited to bring specific…

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Successfully Transitioning Your Business to the Next Generation (2 day)

August 10August 11
UCLA Extension – Downtown (DTLA), 261 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Thursday & Friday, 9am-4pm Course: MGMT 861.25 / Section: 354952 / Fee: $445 Instructor: Deborah Meng, MBA, CRCM, CAMS, large banking organizations, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Passing a business down to the next generation is more often than not, unsuccessful. Some statistics show that only one-third of all family businesses are successfully transferred to the next generation. Why do family firms so often fail to make the generational leap? Are there ways to beat the low survival rate? This course…

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Introduction to the Business of Legal Cannabis (1 Day)

August 21, 9:00 am4:00 pm
UCLA Extension – Gayley Center (Westwood), 1145 Gayley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Course: MGMT 861.28 Section: 354957 Fee: $245 Instructor: Jeff Chen, BS, Director, UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group With the passage of Prop 64, California is now the largest legal cannabis market in the entire world.  There are unprecedented opportunities for entrepreneurship and employment in this new industry, as well as profound impacts on other industries. This introductory lecture will provide a high-level overview of all aspects of legal cannabis business, including regulation, cultivation, extraction, manufacturing, marketing, retail, services, and funding. Moreover,…

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September 2017

Why It Pays to Care: The Importance of Compassion in the Workplace (1 Day)

September 5, 9:00 am4:00 pm
UCLA Extension – Downtown (DTLA), 261 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Course: MGMT 861.27 Section: 354956 Fee: $245 Instructor: Melissa Steach, I-O Psychologist, CEAS I, PhD Candidate Not only is it part of our innate state as humans to feel compassion, it also impacts our business bottom lines. This workshop will help to inform and inspire compassion as part of regular business practice within our organizations. The audience will gain three main take-aways about the impact of compassion on business, design, and profitability. Participants will break into three sections, creating exercises…

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Becoming a Social Innovator (12 Weeks – Online)

September 19, 8:00 am5:00 pm

How do you turn an idea into impact? This course, led by optiMize founder Jeff Sorensen (2017 Forbes 30 Under 30), will help you to identify your passions, clarify your vision, and find opportunities to take immediate action. Each week, we'll add a new tool to your "innovator's toolkit" and you'll be personally introduced to social innovators and entrepreneurs from Jeff's network. By the end of the course, you'll have renewed direction, energy, and connections to live a life of positive impact.…

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9 Stages of Business Development to Land the Work You Want (8 Weeks – Online)

September 25November 13

Do you want a systematic approach to creating relationships that 1) lead to new projects with current clients, 2) create satisfying, inclusive communication on current projects, or 3) generate brand new work from prospects? With our roadmap, you can easily engage in the nine “linking interactions” that ignite interest from clients or prospects, garner honest assessments, spur problem-solving, and produce decisions. As an ambassador for your firm, you want an ethical, enjoyable and proven method to project a positive, professional…

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Self-Regulation: How to Manage Yourself So You Can Lead Others (8 Week – Online)

September 25November 13

Great leaders – at every level - use these techniques to appear calm, enthusiastic, visionary and supportive. Never let anxiety, frustration, or self-doubt get in the way of your enjoying work, teammates, clients, and opportunities to meet and engage anyone. Discover the four critical components of managing your feelings and behavior so you can think clearly, creatively, and collaboratively. Use the “Emotional Spiral,” three levels of feeling-states, to quickly identify where you are. Then apply specific techniques to amplify your…

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October 2017

From Peer to Boss: Strategies for New Managers (Half Day)

October 3, 8:00 am12:00 pm
UCLA Extension – 1010 Westwood Center, 1010 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034 United States
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While assuming a managerial or supervisory role is an exciting transition, it can also be nerve-wracking. Take the reins and successfully manage the transition from peer to boss. Acquire the confidence and know-how with regards to motivating staff, improving performance, and earning the respect of your colleagues. Topics include mobilizing your team, leading difficult conversations, coaching staff, and leading by example. Reg#: 356813 Fee: $165 Instructor: Charlotte Maure, co-founder and Partner, Schilling & Maure, Inc.

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Developing a Pathway to Senior Leadership (1 Day)

October 12, 9:00 am4:00 pm
UCLA Extension – Downtown (DTLA), 261 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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What does it take to reach the C-Suite? Charting a career path is not about longevity or luck – it takes work to plan a career. This seminar will review what it takes to move up within your for-profit, nonprofit or educational organization, including: defining senior leadership; management versus subject matter expertise; evaluating your strengths and weaknesses; and planning and reassessing your career. Reg#: 356812 Fee: $245 Location: DTLA Instructors: Rodney Franks, CEO, rdf Consulting

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Digital Marketing for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs (Half Day)

October 18, 8:00 am12:00 pm
UCLA Extension – Woodland Hills, 21650 Oxnard St #200
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 United States
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Learn how entrepreneurs leverage digital marketing for fast results on small budgets. This interactive lecture walks you through creating campaigns on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook, using free & effective marketing and design tools, measuring ROI, and examples of successful low-spend campaigns. Reg #: 356814 Fee: $165 Location: Woodland Hills Instructor: Nick Cavarra, CEO/Founder, Social Punch Marketing

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November 2017

The Successful Millennial: Building Your Personal Brand (Half Day)

November 2, 8:00 am12:00 pm
UCLA Extension – Downtown (DTLA), 261 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Make colleagues aware of your potential and in need of your talents with an underutilized tool: your brand. Sidestep concerns about work experience, generational gaps, and office politics to create opportunities to prove yourself. Our guide to building a personal brand will help you grow in any workplace! Reg#: 356815 Fee: $165 Date: Thursday, November 2, 8a-12p Location: DTLA Instructor: Nance Rosen, MBA, author of Speak Up & Succeed

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Strategies to Grow Your Nonprofit (1 Day)

November 9, 9:00 am4:00 pm
UCLA Extension – Downtown (DTLA), 261 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Understanding the successful nonprofit business model creates a thriving culture within which we can identify and apply solutions. In this interactive workshop, we will layout overarching themes including: developing your mission; influencing staff and donors to become partners; organizational infrastructure; strategic planning; culture of philanthropy; and board development. Attendees are invited to bring specific issues to discuss at the workshop. Reg#: 356810 Fee: $245 Location: DTLA Instructors: Rodney Franks, CEO, rdf Consulting

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