Center for Continuing Studies

Center for Continuing Studies

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  • Very energetic and a good speech delivery

Leadership from the Inside Out

This series provides you with the opportunity to strengthen different aspects of your leadership skills.   We offer these one-day workshops for those who seek to build skills to influence and negotiate, to build the skills of your team and to build a culture of high performance.

Instructor: Mary Bodvarsson

Choose three of these one-day workshops to earn a Certificate of Completion from St. Cloud State. You may attend as many as you wish.

Building Your Self Awareness

Feb. 13 - Successful Leadership Starts with Good Communication 

Learn how to communicate and negotiate, more successfully, with those around you.
The main objective of this course will be to provide you with knowledge and insight into the art of communication, along with practical strategies to improve the effectiveness of your communication with others.

Feb. 21 - We’re Not Leaders if Others Aren’t Along for the Ride

Learn how to be an influential leader. Influential leadership is about relationship building in an environment that is caring and inspirational. In this course, you will explore your own values and guiding principles, so that you can use those and other practical leadership strategies to truly lead others around you.

Building Your Team

March 21 - Leadership is About Developing Those Around You – Become the Coach You Wish You Had

Support others and help them grow by asking the right questions.  Being a leader and coach means developing the skills and abilities of others. In this course, you will learn how to effectively support and coach those around you, by asking key questions and providing timely, effective feedback in an environment that fosters learning.

April 25 - It’s all about the Team – Developing Your High Performing Team 

Build your own high performing team using proven techniques.  High performing teams are built on a solid foundation of trust. Learn how to build trust on your team so that everyone feels able to be vulnerable, caring and supportive of one another as you strive to reach new heights.

Building Your Company Culture

May 20 - Thriving at Work – Creating a Culture Where Everybody Matters 

An exceptional workplace is one where everybody thrives.

 What's Included

  • Course Facilitation
  • Interactive Sessions
  • Lunch/Refreshments
  • Binders/Handouts
  • A certificate upon Completion *

* Choose three of these one-day workshops to earn a Certificate of Completion from St. Cloud State University. You may attend as many as you wish.

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Courses qualify for SHRM CP-SCP recertification credits.

For more information, or to be added to the wait list, contact or 320-308-4252.

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Registration is closed for the May 20 session.

If you'd like to be added to the wait list for the next series (early 2020), please contact

Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 13 Successful Leadership Starts with Good Communication

Feb. 21 We're Not Leaders if Others Aren't Along for the Ride

March 21 Leadership is About Developing Those Around You

April 25 It's All About the Team

May 20 Thriving at Work - registration closed

For more information please contact or call 320-308-4252.

Location: SCSU Welcome Center

355 Fifth Ave. S., St. Cloud, Minnesota

Parking: Free, convenient, secure, indoor

Cost for each workshop:

  • $199 Regular
  • $179 Early Bird

Early bird pricing ends Thursday, two weeks prior to the workshop date.

Registration deadline ends Thursday,  one week prior to workshop date.

Cancellation Policy:  A refund minus a $25 processing fee will be issued if request is received one week prior to class.

We Customize

We can tailor this course to meet the needs of your business or group and offer it at the St. Cloud State Welcome Center or a location of your choice.

Contact: Tammy Anhalt-Warner