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Women’s Leadership Mastermind: Discover Your Higher Purpose as a Woman in Leadership

Women’s Leadership Mastermind

Discover Your Higher Purpose as a Woman in Leadership!

November 6, 2019 – April 1, 2020 (Revised Schedule)
(12 Sessions plus one-on-one support and coaching)

The Enterprise Center at Salem state University

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Space is limited – Register now

The Purpose-Driven Women’s Leadership Development Program provides a unique opportunity for women leaders to explore a different paradigm for their leadership role – an awakened and soul-centered approach to leadership. This program combines the practical with more spiritual and humanistic approaches to leading and inspiring others to optimal performance and impact. It provides an overview of essential skills, beliefs, and characteristics for leading others in our new world of work.  Women leaders intuitively understand to the call to action as stated in the 2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Report.

Organizations are no longer assessed based only on traditional metrics such as financial performance, or even the quality of their products or services. Rather, organizations today are increasingly judged on the basis of their relationships with their workers, their customers, and their communities, as well as their impact on society at large – transforming them from business enterprises into social enterprises.”

This innovative  six-month program provides a supportive learning environment for mid to senior level women leaders. Developed as a boardroom-style, collaborative learning experience, this Mastermind is facilitated by an experienced executive coach and guide.

Course Schedule:  6 In-Person Sessions
8:30 am – 12 pm
November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1

6 Live Virtual Sessions (Date/Time TBD)
90 Minutes Each
Apply Learning and Receive Feedback, dialogue with peers and coach, and  much more…

One-on-One Virtual Support
Post questions for discussion and feedback, use as a journal, just-in-time coaching, access tools and job aids

Who should attend:
Women in leadership roles at the mid to senior level who want to take on a new role, expand their current role, build more confidence, discover their higher purpose as a leader, and advance their careers.

Agenda:
Month 1 The Changing Role of Leadership – An Evolving World of Work

  • Examining the assumptions of an outdated model
  • Acknowledging changing workforce and societal expectations
  • Envisioning a new workplace
  • Integrating the spiritual dimension of the feminine energies with the masculine energies to define a more holistic view of leadership

Months 1 & 2 Self-Management – The Foundation for Effective Leadership

  • Creating a leadership vision
  • Uncovering your current leadership identity
  • Discovering personal paradigms
  • Releasing old “conditioning”
  • Self-Management – The Foundation for Effective Leadership (cont.)
  • Managing your leadership presence
  • Managing priorities
  • Managing conflict – understanding triggers and how they operate in you and your team
  • Dealing with resistance – clearing the path for success
  • Inspiring vs motivating – the crucial difference

Months 2 & 3 Team Leadership – Supporting Your Team to Create Value and Impact

  • Examining the characteristics of high performing teams
  • Assessing your team
  • Creating a clear line of sight
  • Stepping into the role of leader as coach
  • Inspiring individual performance

Months 4 & 5 Organizational Leadership – Shaping the Workplace

  • Building and nurturing workplace culture (How your organization does everything)
  • Aligning organizational processes
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Performance Management
  • Career Development
  • Cultivating the work environment – Managing a work environment where your team can do their optimal work and where everyone thrives

Month 6 The Leading Edge of Leadership – The Future Role of Leaders and Leadership Development

  • Examining and integrating more comprehensive frameworks: Conscious Leadership, Neuroscience, Spiritual Evolution
  • Your role as change agent – inside and beyond your organization
  • Managing your development and evolution as a leader
  • Leadership Launch and Closing Activities

NOTE: A parking permit will be emailed to all registered/paid participants shortly before the class date. 

REFUND POLICY:
In-Person Class Refund Policy: 100% refund before the first class meeting; 50% before the second class meeting. No refunds after the second class meeting.

Online Class Refund Policy:  In the case of a Salem State Online class, 100% refund before the scheduled start date. No refunds once the Salem State Online class begins. For all other online classes (Gatlin, Ed2go, or MindEdge) no refunds of any kind will be issued). Please call Andrea DiVirgilio at 978-542-6302 for more information

 

 

Retirement Management Analyst ONLINE Program

 

Salem State University
Retirement Management Analyst ONLINE PROGRAM

Fall Program Schedule

September 11 – November 19, 2017

If the gaps in your retirement advisory process or institutional practices put you and your clients at risk, RIIA® provides members with the market’s best performing asset: Validated Knowledge.

RIIA gives you access to 12years of client-focused experience with researchers and peers who belong to a thousand-strong network of clients, advisors, vendors, distributors and manufacturers.

Together, we are building the most objective, rigorous, comprehensive and tool-enabled body of knowledge for retirement income planning in the Fiduciary Age. If you have three or more years of experience as a financial advisor, earning the Retirement Management Analyst (RMA®) credential will demonstrate to your clients and business partners that you have mastered the retirement planning advisory process.

Click here to see if you meet the experience, education and ethics requirements in order to qualify as an RMA Candidate

Demonstrate to your clients that your retirement training makes you uniquely qualified to earn their business, to solve their retirement problems and justifies your associated fees:

  • The most objective, defensible process that “minds the gaps” in the traditional planning processes
  • Reliable content based on rigorous academic, practitioner and client peer-review
  • The only course of study that maps a complete view of the retirement territory
  • Exclusive tools to create comprehensive, client-specific outcomes
  • Proven value for business growth based on 10 years of client-centric experience

RMA® Class Program fee $1,995.00 

NOTE: The RMA exam may be taken immediately on completion of the program, or may be taken within four weeks of completion of the online RMA program. You need to apply as a candidate for the RMA Examination before you can register for the exam.

NOTE:  The Retirement Management  Online Program is an 9-week program (with one week for on-boarding), beginning on Monday, September 11 and ending on November 19, 2016.  The RMA exam may be taken immediately on completion of the program, or may be taken within four weeks of completion of the online RMA program.

Once you are registered, you will receive login information by email before the class begins.

Register For The RMA ONLINE PROGRAM

 

 

 

Community Mapping with Free Online Software and Simple GIS New Date March 17, 2017

Attention Community Planners, Event Planners, Economic Developers and Community Organizers!

This one day, hands-on workshop will help community planners, economic developers and community organizers learn to analyze locational data and create both interactive web maps and static paper / PDF maps. Whether the need is to map batches of addresses, make better presentation graphics, evaluate demographic or land use trends online mapping and GIS tools are now readily available and simple to use.

The central themes of the workshop are:

  • To obtain hands-on experience with simple online mapping and GIS tools
  • To quickly and appropriately incorporate new mapping skills into current job tasks

The hands-on exercises will use geographic data from different easily accessible sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the state of Massachusetts, and Google.

The exercises will use different online mapping tools including Google Maps, American Factfinder, Social Explorer, and Mango Maps GIS. participants will also learn the process to identify potential mapping projects, determine the data needed, and then produce an understandable and usable product.

Note: This interactive workshop is held at the Salem State University GIS Lab, in Meier Hall, Room #325.  If you are purchasing multiple tickets, You must purchase each ticket individually using the name and contact information for each person you are enrolling. You may use the same PO/Check or credit card for each ticket purchased. Parking permits will be emailed to each registered participant on receipt of registration/payment.

REGISTER NOW!

NOTE: A parking permit will be emailed to all registered/paid participant shortly before the class date.

REFUND POLICY: 100% refund before the first class meeting. 50% before the second class meeting. No refunds after the second class meeting. In the case of a Salem State Online class, 100% refund before the scheduled start date. No refunds once the Salem State Online class begins. For all other online classes (Gatlin, Ed2go, or MindEdge, no refunds of any kind will be issued). Please call Andrea Swirka at 978-542-6302 for more information.

Retirement Management Analyst ONLINE Program

 

Salem State University
Retirement Management Analyst ONLINE PROGRAM

Fall Program Schedule

September 18 – November 6, 2016

If the gaps in your retirement advisory process or institutional practices put you and your clients at risk, RIIA® provides members with the market’s best performing asset: Validated Knowledge.

RIIA gives you access to ten years of client-focused experience with researchers and peers who belong to a thousand-strong network of clients, advisors, vendors, distributors and manufacturers.

Together, we are building the most objective, rigorous, comprehensive and tool-enabled body of knowledge for retirement income planning in the Fiduciary Age. If

you have three or more years of experience as a financial advisor, earning the Retirement Management Analyst (RMA®) credential will demonstrate to your clients and business partners that you have mastered the retirement planning advisory process.

Click here to see if you meet the experience, education and ethics requirements in order to qualify as an RMA Candidate

Demonstrate to your clients that your retirement training makes you uniquely qualified to earn their business, to solve their retirement problems and justifies your associated fees:

  • The most objective, defensible process that “minds the gaps” in the traditional planning processes
  • Reliable content based on rigorous academic, practitioner and client peer-review
  • The only course of study that maps a complete view of the retirement territory
  • Exclusive tools to create comprehensive, client-specific outcomes
  • Proven value for business growth based on 10 years of client-centric experience

RMA® Class Program fee $1,995.00 (Includes Printed Class Readings)

NOTE: The RMA exam may be taken immediately on completion of the program, or may be taken within four weeks of completion of the online RMA program. You need to apply as a candidate for the RMA Examination before you can register for the exam.

NOTE:  The Retirement Management  Online Program is an 8-week program, beginning on Monday, September 18 and ending on November 6, 2016.  The RMA exam may be taken immediately on completion of the program, or may be taken within four weeks of completion of the online RMA program.

REGISTER for RMA ONLINE PROGRAM

 

 

 

Community Mapping with Free Online Software and Simple GIS – CANCELLED

 

CANCELLED

This one day, hands-on workshop will help community planners, economic developers and community organizers learn to analyze locational data and create both interactive web maps and static paper / PDF maps. Whether the need is to map batches of addresses, make better presentation graphics, evaluate demographic or land use trends online mapping and GIS tools are now readily available and simple to use.

The central themes of the workshop are:

• To obtain hands-on experience with simple online mapping and GIS tools

• To quickly and appropriately incorporate new mapping skills into current job tasks

The hands-on exercises will use geographic data from different easily accessible sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the state of Massachusetts, and Google.

The exercises will use different online mapping tools including Google Maps, American Factfinder, Social Explorer, and Mango Maps GIS. Students will also learn the process to identify potential mapping projects, determine the data needed, and then produce an understandable and usable product.

Note: This interactive workshop is held at the Salem State University GIS Lab, in Meier Hall, Room #325.  If you are purchasing multiple tickets, please purchase each ticket individually using the name and contact information for each person you are enrolling. You may use the same PO/Check or credit card for each ticket purchased. Parking permits will be emailed to you on receipt of registration/payment.

Retirement Management Analyst ONLINE EXAM

 

Salem State University
Retirement Management Analyst ONLINE EXAM

If you have three or more years of experience as a financial advisor, earning the Retirement Management Analyst (RMA®) credential will demonstrate to your clients and business partners that you have mastered the retirement planning advisory process.

Step one: Click to complete the application to become a candidate to sit for the RMA ONLINE EXAM:

Click here to see if you meet the experience, education and ethics requirements in order to qualify as an RMA Candidate

Step two:  Click to register for the RMA ONLINE EXAM

Step three: Receive the email from INSTRUCTURE, set up your username and password.

Step four: Login and take the RMA ONLINE EXAM

RMA® EXAM fee $395.00

NOTE: The RMA exam may be taken immediately on completion of the program, or may be taken within four weeks of completion of the online RMA program. You need to apply as a candidate for the RMA Examination before you can register for the exam.

NOTE:  When you register for the RMA ONLINE EXAM, you will receive and email from INSTRUCTURE.  In the body of that email, you will find instructions on how to set up your username and password.  You can begin the exam anytime after setting up your login.

REGISTER for the RMA ONLINE EXAM

 

 

 

lost art of customer service

The Lost Art of Customer Service Excellence

A winning brand creates a culture of customer service that permeates every aspect of the business. In this workshop you will learn the “must-dos” that make customer service an integral part of a memorable brand experience that keeps customers loyal and profits soaring.

Speaker: Gary Jaffarian, President and CEO,
Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Scion
Co-sponsor: Salem Chambers of Commerce

REGISTER HERE

Social Media: Creating a Marketing Plan That Works! (6 Sessions)

Social Media: Creating a Marketing Plan That Works! (6 Sessions)

Tuesday Evenings February 23 – April 5 (No class 3/15)

Have you ever wondered how businesses use social media to get engagement, customer leads and sales? How do you plan a successful social media campaign for your business, or that of your employer—one that really works? Many people have a working knowledge of the social media platforms they use personally, but it’s not always easy to turn that knowledge into an effective marketing plan for business.
This class can help. Part lecture, part hands-on, this class will give you hands on experience with three of  ‘The Big Six’ of the social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You’ll work on your individual business accounts or those of your employer.
We’ll talk about and take the mystery out of:
*what a social media strategy is, and why it’s important for business;
*the benefits of a social media strategy, and the six steps to creating one;
*the steps to creating a listening and content marketing strategy;
*the importance of social media monitoring;
*the five steps to promoting your business and growing your audience;
*creating and growing your social media presence using Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; and
*measuring influence and your social Return on Investment (ROI).
Not to be left out of the equation, we’ll also spend some time talking about the additional components of a full online digital marketing plan: your website, SEO, e-mail marketing, e-newsletters, and press releases.
After completion of this class, you will have the front-end knowledge to plan a social media campaign. You will be able to focus on the needs of your company, while remaining focused on its goals. And you can turn this knowledge into an effective plan to help your own business, or that of your employer.
We’ll learn many of the in’s and out’s of social media…and have fun besides!
Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate. As a minimum, students should have a personal Facebook profile and a working proficiency of the Facebook platform. Familiarity with the other social media platforms mentioned is helpful, although not required.
Students should be prepared to work on individual business accounts, or those of their employer. After completion of this class, students will earn a Certificate of Proficiency.
Curriculum
February 23 (Week #1)
Introduction: How to Create a Social Media Strategy
• What is it?
• Why do it?
• The Benefits of a Social Media Strategy
• Six Steps to Creating and Implementing an Effective Social Media Strategy

Activity:
* Selection of business pages and platforms to work on
* Homework assignment
March 1 (Week #2)
Creating a Listening and Content Marketing Strategy
• What is ‘Social Media Monitoring?’
• The Importance of Social Media Monitoring
• Six Steps to Creating a Listening and Content Marketing Strategy
• Review List of Resources
• Keyword research; setting up Google Alerts
Creating and Growing Your Social Media Presence
• Five Steps to Promoting Your Business and Growing Your Audience
• Discussion of Facebook Marketing*

Activity:
*Homework assignment
March 8 (Week #3)
Creating and Growing Your Social Media Presence (continued)
• Q & A
• Discussion of Twitter Marketing*
• Work on business pages and platforms in class

Activity:
* Homework assignment
March 15 – SPRING BREAK
March 22 (Week #4)
Creating and Growing Your Social Media Presence (continued)
• Q & A
• Discussion of LinkedIn Marketing*
• Work on business pages and platforms in class

Activity:
* Homework assignment
March 29 (Week #5)
Measuring Influence and Social ROI
• The Value of Measuring Your ROI
• Using Online Tools to Measure ROI
• Five Steps to Measuring The ROI of Your Social Media Campaign
o What to Measure and How to Do It
• Work on business pages and platforms in class

Activity:
Final Q & A before projects due next week
April 5 (Week #6)
• Project Write-Ups due, along with presentation of Projects in class
• Wrap Up & Class Evaluations
• Finish discussion of any components not completed in Weeks 1-5
• Bonus: Components of a Full Online Digital Marketing Strategy: Your Website, SEO, E-mail Marketing, E-Newsletters, PR, other & new social media platforms, etc.

Award:  Certificate of Proficiency

NOTE:   This class meets for 6 sessions.  A parking permit will be emailed to you before the first class session. 

Register Now! $275.00

Retirement Management Analyst EXAM Registration

Salem State University
Retirement Management Analyst EXAM

RMA Exam Fee – $395

REGISTER for the RMA Exam

Your first step is to register and pay for the RMA Exam, by clicking on the link on this page.

Students must then be accepted as RMA candidates by completing the candidacy form. Upon acceptance, communicated by Francois Gadenne to the student and Salem State University, Salem State University. will make the exam available to the student. The RMA candidacy form is available at http://riia-usa.org/education/rma-exam/.  If you are not accepted as an RMA Candidate, a full refund of your exam registration fee will be granted.

Upon acceptance, communicated by Francois Gadenne to the student and Salem State University, Salem State Univ. will make the exam available to the student.

After you are accepted as and RMA candidate, you’ll be able to access the readings, resources, quizzes, discussions, on-demand videos, and the like for the entire online Retirement Management Analyst course through January 10, 2016.

After January 10, 2016, you won’t be able to access the content in the course, but you will be able to take the RMA exam online through January 17. If you unable to take the RMA exam by January 17, please contact Andrea Swirka,  at Salem State Univ. to schedule a date and time to take the exam.  She can be reached at aswirka@salemstate.edu or 978-542-6302.

REGISTER for the RMA Exam

 

 

How Good Corporate Governance Can Help Every Business – CANCELLED!

When we hear about Corporate Governance, most of us think of large public companies with complex operations. However, good governance is critical aspect of even the smallest companies – and for good reason. Solid corporate governance practices allow a Founder CEO to overcome the many challenges inherent to a young, rapidly growing organization in a way that not only facilitates that growth, but also creates transparency and consistency in service/product delivery, as well as an environment perceived by loyal customers and employees as “fair”.

Learn how to make good Corporate Governance work for you and your organization.

Co-sponsored by the MA Small Business Development Center
Co-sponsored by the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development