Business, Work & College Success
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Resources for Business and Management
The Professional Development Center is a great place for you or members of your team to continue their professional development and enhance necessary business skills. Westchester Community College provides high quality programs with convenient and affordable options for workforce development and continuing education.
We offer a variety of training programs which can be customized to your organization’s needs and delivered on your schedule. Flexible options include providing on-site training at your location or the Gateway Center located at our Valhalla campus.
Successful programs include topics related to:
- Transforming the Customer Experience
- Business Process Management
- Essentials of Brand Strategy and Implementation
- Change Management & Leadership Development
- Supervisory Skills for New Managers
- And many others
We also offer professional skills development classes on campus, including:
- Essentials of Management
- Project Management and PMP & CAPM Prep
- Computer Technologies/Office Productivity
- Effective Business Communications
- Medical Billing / Medical Coding
- And many more
For further information regarding the Professional Development Center Contact Jim Irvine, Director of Corporate Education and Continuing Professional Education 914-606-6658, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or visit https://www.sunywcc.edu/pdc
Create Success in the Workplace/Composing a Memorable Resume
Your resume is a marketing tool about YOU! Learn elements of design and diction to improve your odds of getting past screening software and appeal to the mind of a hiring manager. Learn an effective method to tell the best story of your achievements. One-on-one feedback will be provided. Bring a few photocopies of your resume (or an outline of your job-based achievements) to the first class.
CE-JBPRP 2048, 2 Tues., 7:30-9:00 pm, $50. J DeFrancisco.
- Sec. A: Sept. 22 & 29, #90503
- Sec. B: Oct. 13 & 20, #90504
- Sec. C: Nov. 3 & 10. #90711
Create a Powerful Profile with LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site and is a valuable tool for creating and maintaining a list of contacts with others. Job seekers, employers, and those looking for business opportunities all benefit from the power of LinkedIn. Find out how to improve your profile to be most effective and how to navigate LinkedIn. Prerequisite: Computing Fundamentals for Windows or equivalent experience.
CE-COMP 2099, 1 Sat., Nov. 7, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $75. #90469
LinkedIn Individual Session
LinkedIn is the world ’s largest professional networking site and is a valuable tool for creating and maintaining a list of contacts with others. Job seekers, employers, and those looking for business opportunities all benefit from the power of LinkedIn. Work on your specific profile with our expert faculty. Prerequisite: Computing Fundamentals for Windows or equivalent experience. Email Michele.Maya@sunywcc.edu to schedule your individual 2-hour session.
CE-COMP 2212, $160.
Personality Types and Effective Communication
Did you ever wonder why you have a hard time speaking to your employer or colleagues? Do you ask yourself, is it me or is it them? A key to being successful is understanding those differences and learn how to assess your own personality type. Gain a better understanding of yourself and what communication styles are most effective for you. Discover how to recognize the personality type of others.
CE-COMM 2026, T/W/Th, Oct. 6-8, 6:30-9:30 pm, $115. A Bassi. #90190
Body Language and Nonverbal Communication
Did you ever find yourself in a situation where your employer, supervisor, client, or colleague said one thing to you but then did something completely different? One of the keys to success in both personal and professional relationships lies in your ability to communicate well. An important component toward achieving this goal is learning to understand and decode body language. This workshop will enable you to learn to read body language.
CE-COMM 2025, 1 Tues., Oct. 13, 6:30-9:30 pm, $40. A Bassi. #90191
Dress for Success for Men and Women
Clothing serves more than just a practical purpose; it is a form of self-expression. People will quickly make assumptions about you based on the clothes you wear. Let your clothing help, not hinder you in the workplace. Learn to understand and define your personal style of work attire. Discover how to dress for your body type and learn important fashion basics, as well as how to make your clothes look more stylish and professional.
CE-PRSDV 2170, 1 Tues., Oct. 20, 6:30-9:30 pm, $40. A Bassi. #90192
Have you ever felt uncomfortable at a business luncheon or dinner because you did not know what to order, which utensils to use and when, or how to comport yourself? Do you find it difficult to start conversations and mingle at company functions, over business cocktails, and at networking events? Good business etiquette is a key component to advancing your career.
CE-BUS 2100, 1 Tues., Oct. 27, 6:30-9:30 pm, $40. A Bassi. #90193
Time Management for Success
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your daily routine or planning a special upcoming event? There are proven and practical time management techniques to alleviate the stress and become more efficient in your daily life. Through simple exercises, learn to establish priorities, identify “time robbers”, and develop an action plan.
CE-PRSDV 2150, 1 Sat., Oct. 10, 1:30-4:30 pm, $40. H Cuevas. #90064
DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS/PROJECT TRANSITION
Office Technology Training Program for Career Re-Entry
This intensive program provides qualified displaced homemakers the opportunity to learn current, marketable skills to return to the workforce. There is no cost to eligible participants (single parents, widowed, disabled spouse, divorced, separated, unemployed spouse). All applicants must be unemployed or underemployed, and must provide proof of Displaced Homemaker status according to NYS Department of Labor guidelines.
Learn current computer skills:
- MS Word
- MS Excel
- MS Outlook
Learn job search skills:
- Resume writing
- Online job search
- Group & Individual Career Counseling
Contact us to find out if you are eligible for the Displaced Homemaker Training Program; call 914-606-5628 or email PG22@sunywcc.edu.