The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Continuing Education Offers Professional Development Seminars

In conjunction with New Horizons Computer Learning Center, The Continuing Education Department and the College of Business Administration at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is offering a Professional Development Seminar Series this summer.

The first seminar will be held Thursday, June 19 and will cover the topic of diversity. Dr. Gail Dawson will offer a broad overview of diversity, including managing diversity, communicating in a diverse workforce, and overcoming barriers to diversity.

On Thursday, June 26, Dr. Molly Takeda will cover interview skills development, identifying key interview skills essential for selecting talented individuals.

Change management will be addressed on Thursday, July 10, when Dr. C.S. White will address the fundamentals of change necessary to create a forward movement in your organization. Topics include change processes, obstacles to change, managing change and adapting to change.

Dr. Lawrence P. Ettkin will focus on quality management on Tuesday, July 17. Ettkin will discuss the fundamentals of quality management including cost, customer orientation, performance, and problem causation.

On Tuesday, July 24 Ettkin will focus on project management, offering information on proper techniques to plan, organize, control, document, and close projects out successfully while minimizing the risk.

Dr. Mark Mendenhall will cover effective leadership on Friday, August 8 with a comprehensive overview of leadership theories, skills and principles. Mendenhall will demonstrate how the quality of leadership existing within an organization significantly influences productivity and task effectiveness.

Individual seminars meet 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and cost $295. Group discounts are available for multiple registrations. For more information, please call the Continuing Education Department, (423)425-4344.