Specialty Courses

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Vail Valley Works - Specialty Courses

Vail Valley Works Specialty Courses are designed to help professionals upskill through specialized trainings. These courses offer opportunities to expand your current skill set or acquire something completely new! Upskilling is a proven way to bring more value to your organization and make yourself a stronger employment candidate.

Fall 2021 Specialty Courses:

Board Service Basics

Presented By: Dr. Steve Swafford, IOM and Dr. Jill McCrory – Leadership Outfitters

Description: Are you looking for ways to serve the local community? Does board service sound appealing, but a little intimidating too? Are you new to a board of directors and aren’t quite sure what role you play? Join us for Board Service Basics – and introduction to appointed & elected board service. This course is designed to give you the knowledge and framework to effectively serve on a wide range of local boards – from non-profits to special districts and everything in between! No experience required.

Date: October 6th, 2021 (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Cost: $100* (VVP Members)/$150 (Public Price)


Taking the Lead: Skills for a Successful Transition into Leadership

Presented By: Karen Palmer, Principal Consultant KLPalmer Consulting, LLC

Description: Taking the Lead is a workshop aimed to help those new to leadership positions assume that leadership role confidently and effectively. This program is designed for those new to a leadership role or those aspiring to move into leadership who want to gain insight and skills inherent to this transition.  This may include front line workers, supervisors, coaches, administrators or those finding themselves responsible for achieving results through the work of others.

Dates: In-Person (Oct. 13th & 27th), Virtual Check Ins (Oct. 20th & Nov. 3rd)

Cost: $200* (VVP Members)/$250 (Public Price)


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