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STLCC Offers Professional Development Podcast Series

November 17, 2009

St. Louis Community College's Center for Business, Industry and Labor (CBIL) is offering a weekly series of podcasts on professional development topics. This series of free podcasts addresses important, relevant and timely workplace topics that will give listeners a clearer understanding of the information, skills and resources needed to successfully navigate today’s complex business environment.

The first set of 21st Century Professional Development podcasts explores leadership and team development topics, and is presented by Barry Schapiro, CBIL's practice leader for management and team development.

A new podcast will be released each week. The initial set of podcasts will be released in the following sequence:

1. Generational Diversity in the Workplace. There are up to four generations in today’s workplace. Can’t we all just get along?
2. Business is Personal. As long as you do business with people, you need to deal with their personal needs. Business is business? It’s always personal!
3. Making Team Work Happen. Just putting a bunch of folks in a room together doesn’t make a team. Here’s how to get them steaming full speed ahead.
4. Making Meetings More Productive. If you have to meet, here’s how to keep the meeting moving and make something good happen.
5. Avoiding the Perils of Groupthink. When everyone agrees without thinking carefully about decisions, it can be a recipe for disaster. Here’s how to ensure that your team’s decisions are well crafted and thoroughly vetted.
6. Employee Burnout. Stress in the workplace can be hurtful to both employees and organizations. How to deal with stress and avoid burnout in your best employees.
7. Ten Tips for Successful Networking. Networking is crucial to personal and business success.  Here’s how to make sure the right people get to know you.

For more information on this podcast series, visit www.stlcc.edu/podcasts/business-training/. You may subscribe to the podcast series at http://feeds.stlcc.edu/stlcc-cbil-prodev. To learn more about other CBIL training and consulting services visit www.cbil.org or call 314-539-5105.