2014 Summer Business Luncheon Series

In these sessions throughout the summer, you will receive one hour professional development training as well as a sample of specific supervisory and management certificate classes offered via our American Management Association. We’ve bundled our best sellers and most topical course offerings for entrepreneurs, small business, nonprofit as well as corporate staff. Whether you plan to revolutionize your business with Lean, or employ leadership skills, you will enhance your present business skills, and develop new insights. This series offers a versatile lunch and learn format that is tailored to your budget and strengthens your professional goals for business.


If pre-registering:  $15.00 per person/per session
Walk-in: $17.00 per person/per session
Executive luncheon included with cost of admissionLuncheon Menu
MasterCard, Visa and Discover accepted.
Make checks payable to MWCC.


All sessions are held at the MWCC Gardner Campus in the North Café.

To Register:

Register online, call 978-630-9575 or email training@mwcc.mass.edu


CRN 65003 | The Art of Giving a Performance Appraisal
July 18, 12–1 pm

Whether a new or seasoned middle manager, this overview will provide insight from an experienced consultant who will provide tips to inspire greater involvement, innovation, and business results from your direct reports in a constructive and effective manner. Whether or not your former peers are now your direct reports, your goal is to get the work done and increase productivity with your team. In any scenario you need to set mutual goals, reward good performance, and give necessary feedback to improve. Learn about “the management by objectives process” as one example to support the appraisal process. Register for this session.

CRN 65004 | Making the Transition to Management
August 1, 12–1 pm

Discover the three leadership skill sets necessary to ensure individual and organizational performance. If you are seeking to adjust your management style to empower employees to find their own answers to business challenges, this session is a must. Learn why coaching employees is essential to ensure maximum performance, motivation and retention. Register for this session.

CRN 65005 | Negotiating to Win – Persuasive Communication
August 15, 12–1 pm

Whether you’re advocating resources for a project, looking for funding for a new initiative or establishing a team initiative to support a new product or service, persuasive communication is key. Understand the essential techniques and approaches to positively influence and persuade customers, colleagues and stakeholders for a mutually desired outcome. Register for this session.

CRN 65006 Workforce Training Fund Information Session
August 22, 12–1:30 pm

Mike Corcoran, Supervisor of Operations at the Workforce Training Fund, will present information to businesses about recent changes to the Workforce Training Fund as well as the process of accessing training dollars for companies in the North Central Massachusetts region. The Workforce Training Fund is a state fund financed entirely by Massachusetts employers. Its purpose is to provide resources to Massachusetts businesses and workers to train current and newly hired employees. This is a great opportunity for businesses that are invested in training to learn more about how to apply and receive grant funding for their business. Register for this session.

Download the Summer Business Luncheon Series Brochure.

For more information . . .

To learn how MWCC can offer a training solution to you or your employees, contact a Workforce Training Representative at 978-630-9575 or email training@mwcc.mass.edu

Browse our noncredit course offerings or download a current noncredit bulletin.

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