Join Jane at These Upcoming Events

How to Be An Effective Manager

Wednesday January 15, 6-9 pm CST

Due to the fast pace of change today, many employees get thrust into managerial positions and immediately face numerous new challenges and responsibilities with little training. Ensuring that valuable individual contributors can adapt quickly into effective managers is critical to the long-term viability of every organization and is a fast track for an individual to pursue a more fulfilling career. In this workshop, you’ll get an in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of a manager. We’ll look at goal setting, delegation, performance management, effective communication, leadership, motivating, and much more. You’ll walk out feeling prepared and confident to guide your team to new levels of success.


  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a manager
  • Know how to approach to performance management
  • Create a framework for you and your direct reports to effectively set expectations and give and receive feedback
  • Learn different management styles and techniques
  • Learn how to measure your team’s success


  • Students should either be new managers, or they should have an interest in management positions
  • Students should come to class ready to discuss current management challenges and goals
  • Please bring a laptop, notepad, and pen/pencil to class
Rise and Shine: Leadership Skills for Rising Managers (FREE)

Friday February 7, 9-11 am CST 

“Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Maxwell

Join us for a workshop over coffee! Leadership is no longer about telling people what to do, it’s about inspiring your people to solve problems on their own and achieve a common vision.

So how do you do it?

How do you get the balance right between clear guidance and autonomy? How you do you achieve a high level of performance without being a micromanager?

In this interactive workshop, we’ll show how you can empower, rather than micromanage, your team to make a shared vision a reality through two critically important tools: powerful one-to-one conversations and radically honest feedback. At the end of the workshop, we’ll create a personal leadership roadmap to help you put your learnings into action.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for people who want to…

  • Be leaders, not micromanagers
  • Inspire, rather than instruct


  • 8:30 AM – Check in
  • 9:00 AM – Workshop begins
  • 11:00 AM – Wrap up


You’ll be introduced to practical skills and tools to:

  • Have powerful one-to-one conversations with your team
  • Give and receive radically candid feedback
  • Create a personal leadership roadmap to help turn learnings into action


Bring something to write with.


Refining Your Public Speaking & Presentation Skills

Monday March 16, 6-9 pm CST 

Figure out how to be your best when the pressure’s on. The ability to connect with others in an authentic way is the key to being a great speaker – and it carries over into the success of your business and personal life.

This hands-on workshop gives each student the chance to articulate their specific public speaking goals and give a 1 – 2 minute pitch/speech. You’ll receive expert feedback in a supportive environment and leave this workshop with the physical experience of being in front of a group.



  • What it means to be an effective story-teller and how to do it
  • Develop inflection and understand tone + rate, and its impact on an audience
  • Understand your specific quirks, strengths, and areas of opportunity
  • Build confidence through experiential learning and actual practice in front of a group
  • Less stress, less anxiety, more presence, and more fun while speaking!




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