Workforce Development

Mission Statement
The Schenectady County Community College Workforce Development Division provides industry demand-driven, non-credit education, training and enrichment programs in an accessible and affordable student-centered environment. We serve a wide-ranging student population and provide resources to foster a path to post-secondary education and the workforce.

Vision Statement
The Schenectady County Community College Workforce Development Division is committed to being the first-choice of businesses and individuals for the delivery of innovative and responsive non-credit educational programming in the Capital Region.

Please continue on to Non-credit Courses and Registration to view our Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 course schedules.

Upcoming Class:

HR Strategic Persuasion and Influencing
Thursday, April 24
8-9 a.m. - Welcome Breakfast and Registration
9-11 a.m. - Program 
CRN# 11351 CFN 974-01
Fee: $65
Instructor: John Stahl
Approved for 2 Business/Strategic credits by the HRCI
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Strategic persuasion and strategic influencing are major growth areas for many HR professionals who need to improve persuasion skills and better promote, influence or provide education for the services or programs they have to offer.  In this program, HR professionals will learn to reframe their paradigms in a way that teaches the application of unique processes for influencing and persuasion.  They will learn to deliver the process, resulting in promoting improvements.  They will also learn techniques that they can utilize the next time they are faced with a business development or organizational change.  In the persuasion module, HR professionals will develop their leadership skills when presenting policies, organizational ethics or any topic that has direct impact on the mission, values or the company’s strategic goals and objectives.  The influencing module will assist HR professionals to create a unique proposition concept to apply to their endeavors.  The HR professionals will learn the keys to create a marketing plan to promote and convince both company leaders and employees to understand the value of new or changing policies and procedures that can be aggressively implemented such as changes in ownership, re-structuring or re-engineering.  This module also focuses on critical thinking skills that better facilitate the HR professional to affect measure outcomes for their objectives and will demonstrate developing skills to influence others through modeling and coaching.  Click here to register.

Contact Us

Halina Lastarza
Workforce Development
Stockade Building, Room 120
(518) 381-1315

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