The Center for Workforce Professional Education offers a growing catalog of self-paced, live online, and hybrid course offerings. Pursue non-credit professional development with the convenience and flexibility of a virtual platform.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 24-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put the Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

About The Dare To Lead Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

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About the Presenter

Sarah Ciavarri, M.Div. PCC, BCC, CDWF-C, CDTLF, loves seeing people get excited about their lives and futures. Sarah is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. For nine years, Sarah has traveled nationally keynoting and facilitating workshops on resiliency, mindset, vulnerability, and shame. Sarah is a faculty member with Coaching4Today’s Leaders and trains coaches. Sarah is the author of Finding Our Way to the Truth: Seven Lies Leaders Believe and How to Let Them Go. Sarah is a Board Certified Chaplain and has been the Director of Spiritual Care at Augustana Care in Apple Valley, MN for over twelve years.




Do you struggle with managing your personal and team priorities? Do you have a hard time keeping people accountable or is your environment highly reactionary?

Did you know that 90% of employees work on project teams, yet leaders have never been trained in project management concepts? They don't need to understand every aspect of project management, but they do need to understand high-level project management concepts and the toold to use to be successful in this day and age.

According to Deloitte Consulting, our business world is evolving, and we must leverage new skills and tools to compete effectively. Technology companies have caught on to the trend and have introduced fabulous tools like Office 365, Slack and Basecamp- allowing teams to work together more collaboratively and effectively. However, companies are behind and still using outdated technology like email for team management and collaboration.

Learn more about the concepts and tools that every manager needs to understand to be effective in the 21st century. Learn ways to manage your personal and team priorities to get more work done.
Learning Objectives:

  • Learn high-level project management concepts that every manager needs to understand.
  • Gain a high-level understanding of how to leverage Microsoft 365 apps that were designed specifically to address these leadership challenges.
  • Learn how to transition your highly reactionary team to be more planful and proactive.


Jan Lehman
Jan Lehman started CTC Productivity to help organizations minimize waste- wasted time, talend and technology. For over a decade, Jan and her team have helped thousands of clients nationwide to work smart and do more- dramatically improving profitability, employee engagement, and job satisfaction. CTC has a proven track record of delivering results. 


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The Diversity & Inclusion Academy presents four highly interactive sessions driven by conversation around diversity education, and its relation to social and economic success. Explore your unconscious biases and learn best practices to make organizations and programs more inclusive.

Expert Led| Community Drivey | Relevant

Session Schedule

January 12 Implicit Bias
February 9 Diversity 101
March 9

Cultural Competence

Aril 13 Inclusive Initiatives

Facilitator: Greater Mankato Diversity Council

The GMDC exists to enhance the Mankato area's commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming community through diversity education.

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Roll up your sleeves and learn practical skills that can immediately be applied to your role and organization. The Customer Experience Certificate program offers a non-credit, professional development opportunity for participants to develop deeper insights and understanding about the experiences your customers are having with your brand and organization. Learn how to integrate best practices and innovative methodology by immersing yourself in a program designed by professionals, for professionals. Classes are fast-paced, interactive, and provide practical tools you can take back to your workplace and immediately make an impact.

Self-Paced Learning

  • Rolling Admission - enroll at any time
  • Interactive Projects
  • CX Portfolio and all course materieals

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With over 12 million women-owned businesses in the United states, this course serves as a platform for female leaders to engage and uplift each other by inspiring positive change. In this non-credit, professional development program, you will learn how to navigate the nuances of leading a powerful organization through leadership, barrier destruction, and influence.

8-Module Online Program
  • Rolling Admission - enroll at any time
  • Interactive Projects
  • WIL Portfolio and all course materials

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