Business and Networking Events

Business and Networking Events

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PSU's Center for Executive and Professional Education offers frequent events to provide professional education and networking opportunities for the community. These condensed learning opportunities are free or low cost and provide an excellent way to preview our programs. Register for an event today!

Upcoming events

Crafting an Effective LinkedIn Profile

It's never been more important to have an effective social profile online. Studies have shown that 50% of Fortune 100 companies hire employees…
Add to my Calendar 2020-10-22 12:00:00 2020-10-22 13:00:00 Crafting an Effective LinkedIn Profile It's never been more important to have an effective social profile online. Studies have shown that 50% of Fortune 100 companies hire employees through LinkedIn, and referrals are the best source of confidence recruiters can have in engaging with job applicants. Having your profile show up in relevant job searches requires a little bit of work on your end, but can pay off big! Join instructor Janet Johnson for this practical workshop where she will cover: How recruiters search for applicants online Practical tips for crafting an effective social profile: what you need at a minimum to put your best face forward Top 10 phrases to avoid in your social profile How to boost your credibility online This event is free and fully online; register here and a link to the live stream will be emailed prior to the event.    Online cepe@pdx.edu cepe@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Advocating for Yourself: On the Job or Into the Job

Down markets demand creative approaches. Now is the time to set yourself for long-term success through knowing why, when, and how to negotiate for…
Add to my Calendar 2020-11-12 12:00:00 2020-11-12 13:00:00 Advocating for Yourself: On the Job or Into the Job Down markets demand creative approaches. Now is the time to set yourself for long-term success through knowing why, when, and how to negotiate for what you deserve. This talk will take you through key steps in successful negotiation, even in troubled times: Establishing your unique value Clarifying your goals Uncovering and addressing their goals Building rapport Making a compelling case Mistakes to avoid Presenter: Dr. Melanie Billings-Yun, author of Beyond Dealmaking: Five Steps to Negotiating Profitable Relationships, is an international negotiator and trainer. Her clients include the world’s leading financial institutions, consulting firms, and global brands. She teaches international business at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Studies and Portland State University's School of Business. This event is free and fully online; register here. A link to the live stream will be emailed prior to the event.  Questions? Please contact CEPE at cepe@pdx.edu.  This event is fully online. Questions? Please contact CEPE at cepe@pdx.edu or register below. Questions? Please contact CEPE at cepe@pdx.edu or register below. America/Los_Angeles public

Info Session: CEPE's Strategic Organizational Management…

To advance strategic thinking about organizational management, CEPE's comprehensive Strategic Organizational Management program focuses on four…
Add to my Calendar 2020-11-16 12:00:00 2020-11-16 13:00:00 Info Session: CEPE's Strategic Organizational Management Program To advance strategic thinking about organizational management, CEPE's comprehensive Strategic Organizational Management program focuses on four interrelated core content areas: employee engagement and development, effective teamwork, organizational systems, and change management. Instructors bring real-world expertise and provide immediately applicable tools for students to begin building more effective organizations. Join us for an online information session to learn more about this popular program and whether it is the right professional development opportunity for you. Facilitated by instructor Dr. Sarah Stebbins, you will participate in a sample activity from one of the classes and learn about the program’s dates, competitive cost, easy enrollment, and other details. This event is free and fully online; register here and a link to the live stream will be emailed prior to the info session.  Questions? Please contact CEPE at cepe@pdx.edu.      Online cepe@pdx.edu cepe@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Info Session: CEPE's Customer Success Program

CEPE's Customer Success program offers insights into the key fundamental principles and practices of Customer Success Managers. It combines weekly…
Add to my Calendar 2020-11-18 12:00:00 2020-11-18 13:00:00 Info Session: CEPE's Customer Success Program CEPE's Customer Success program offers insights into the key fundamental principles and practices of Customer Success Managers. It combines weekly instructor-led live sessions online with structured independent learning. Guest experts will also share their real-world experience and insights with participants. Join us for an online information session to learn more about this exciting program. You will not only hear directly from program instructor Aaron Thompson and participate in a sample activity, but we will also discuss the program’s dates, competitive cost, short length, easy enrollment, and other details. This event is free and fully online; register here and a link to the live stream will be emailed prior to the info session.  Questions? Please contact CEPE at cepe@pdx.edu.     Online cepe@pdx.edu cepe@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public