Vail Valley Works

Professional Development Course Catalog

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Professional Development Course Catalog

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  • Leadership Courses – Leadership is a journey and we aim to meet you where you’re at. We offer courses for every level of leadership – from the newest floor supervisor, to the most seasoned CEO.
  • Specialty Courses – These courses are designed to help professionals upskill through specialized trainings, including: skills-based trainings, professional certifications, and industry-specific programming.
  • Online Learning – We are pleased to offer a wide range of online learning opportunities, from soft skills to continuing education credits.
  • Full Course Catalog – Not sure what you’re looking for? Browse the full course catalog in alphabetical order.

Leadership Courses

Community Leadership Academy

Leadership Pillar: Find your values-based leadership style.

Community Leadership Academy is an experience for individuals looking to enhance their leadership capabilities and connect with like-minded professionals in Eagle County. The program is intended to help participants develop strong values-based leadership skills, create a broad network of confidants, as well as build trust and consistency between agencies.

Register

Board Service Basics

Leadership Pillar: Serve your community through civic engagement.

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 – an 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.

Register

Management Essentials

Leadership Pillar: Build your leadership foundation.

In theory, great leaders are built on a solid foundation. In practice, we’re often thrown into a leadership role without formal training or guidance on the core job functions. Management Essentials covers a variety of practical skills that apply to the day-to-day work of anyone supervising or managing a team. Each session includes key takeaways that can be implemented immediately within your organization.

Register

Taking the Lead

Leadership Pillar: Explore team dynamics.

Understanding your team dynamic is the key to unlocking its true potential. Taking the Lead aims to help those in leadership positions assume their roles confidently and effectively. It involves both individual exploration to reveal your personal leadership style, as well as a deep awareness of the unique personalities that make up your team.

Register

Specialty Courses

Board Service Basics

Leadership Pillar: Serve your community through civic engagement.

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 – an 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.

Register

Industry Groups

Industry Groups bring businesses together to explore challenges and share best practices.  Industry Groups are curated by VVP staff based on business and community input and will meet 8 times from March -October. The industry groups offered in 2023 will be Women in Business, C-Suite, F&B/Restaurant, and Outdoor Recreation.

Register

Inner Matrix Power Series

Transform Your Teams Through Inner Training and Discover the Power of the Mind and Emotions. Inner Matrix Systems is the art and science of personal mastery grounded in understanding and shifting the deep mental, emotional and physical patterns that can keep us from reaching our true potential. Utilize the IMS proven curriculum to support yourself, your employees, enhance company culture and increase overall productivity.

Register

Professional Fundraising Certificate

This training program is customized around the core competencies for nonprofit success. Learn critical information about fundraising, major gift prospecting, solicitation, database segmentation, and winning grants. Understand how business principles guide the operation while building relationships based upon donors’ interests keep a nonprofit strong. This program incorporates knowledge of fundraising in rural communities like the Vail Valley.

Register

Online Learning

Learn Formula

Professional Development & Continuing Education, On Your Time

Vail Valley Works is proud to partner with LearnFormula – giving you access to over 6,000 courses spanning a wide variety of industries. LearnFormula offers a choice of individual courses, packages and certificate programs designed to meet you at any stop on your professional journey.

Register

Full Course Catalog

Board Service Basics

Leadership Pillar: Serve your community through civic engagement.

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 – an 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.

Register

Community Leadership Academy

Leadership Pillar: Find your values-based leadership style.

Community Leadership Academy is an experience for individuals looking to enhance their leadership capabilities and connect with like-minded professionals in Eagle County. The program is intended to help participants develop strong values-based leadership skills, create a broad network of confidants, as well as build trust and consistency between agencies.

Register

Industry Groups

Industry Groups bring businesses together to explore challenges and share best practices.  Industry Groups are curated by VVP staff based on business and community input and will meet 8 times from March -October. The industry groups offered in 2023 will be Women in Business, C-Suite, F&B/Restaurant, and Outdoor Recreation.

Register

Inner Matrix Power Series

Transform Your Teams Through Inner Training and Discover the Power of the Mind and Emotions. Inner Matrix Systems is the art and science of personal mastery grounded in understanding and shifting the deep mental, emotional and physical patterns that can keep us from reaching our true potential. Utilize the IMS proven curriculum to support yourself, your employees, enhance company culture and increase overall productivity.

Register

Learn Formula (Online Learning)

Professional Development & Continuing Education, On Your Time

Vail Valley Works is proud to partner with LearnFormula – giving you access to over 6,000 courses spanning a wide variety of industries. LearnFormula offers a choice of individual courses, packages and certificate programs designed to meet you at any stop on your professional journey.

Register

Management Essentials

Leadership Pillar: Build your leadership foundation.

In theory, great leaders are built on a solid foundation. In practice, we’re often thrown into a leadership role without formal training or guidance on the core job functions. Management Essentials covers a variety of practical skills that apply to the day-to-day work of anyone supervising or managing a team. Each session includes key takeaways that can be implemented immediately within your organization.

Register

Professional Fundraising Certificate

This training program is customized around the core competencies for nonprofit success. Learn critical information about fundraising, major gift prospecting, solicitation, database segmentation, and winning grants. Understand how business principles guide the operation while building relationships based upon donors’ interests keep a nonprofit strong. This program incorporates knowledge of fundraising in rural communities like the Vail Valley.

Register

Taking the Lead

Leadership Pillar: Explore team dynamics.

Understanding your team dynamic is the key to unlocking its true potential. Taking the Lead aims to help those in leadership positions assume their roles confidently and effectively. It involves both individual exploration to reveal your personal leadership style, as well as a deep awareness of the unique personalities that make up your team.

Register