GRCC Workforce Training launching webinar series on adjusting to post-pandemic workplace changes

June 3, 2020 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College Workforce Training is launching a series of six webinars intended to help people adjust to changes in the workplace as the local economy recovers from the COVID-19 crisis.

The noncredit sessions cost $25 each.

“Our mission is to be a resource for West Michigan business professionals as our region emerges from the coronavirus crisis and rebuilds our economy,” said Julie Parks, GRCC Workforce Training executive director. “The skills covered in these new webinars apply to people throughout an organization. We are all encountering a situation we never imagined, and it will require new skills. We’re here to help.”

The sessions are:

  • “Leading in Turbulent Times. What Exactly Do Leaders Do?” from noon to 1 p.m. June 11.
  • “Emotional Agility. How Do We Become Our Best Selves in This Time of Crisis?” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 15.
  • “Managing People Through Change. Why People Respond Differently” from 11:30 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. June 23.
  • “Virtual Presence for Sales. How Do We Adjust to this New Normal?” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 16, 18 or 25.
  • “Leading with Purpose. How Do We Focus on the Vision During a Global Pandemic?” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 30.
  • “Elements of Trust. How Can You Enhance Trust in the Post-Pandemic Workspace?” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 15.

Additional information and registration are available online.

The webinars are part of an extended effort to help West Michigan business people learn and understand how prepare to re-enter the workplace.

GRCC Workforce training also has 10 free online classes available through June 30, in topics including creating webpages, steps to a successful job search, and managing customer service. Information about these sessions is available online.

Grand Rapids Community College offers learners of all ages opportunities to gain credits for degrees or transfer and in-demand career skills leading to rewarding careers. GRCC was established in 1914 – Michigan’s first community college -- and offers affordable classes on weekdays, evenings, Saturdays and online at locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.


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