Seminars and Education

  • Learn about upcoming community classes, seminars and special events
  • Educate yourself on best business practices and new opportunities
  • Grow your company and become a successful business leader

Upcoming events

    • April 10, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • October 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • SBA District Office, Boise

    The Emerging Leaders program is for local small businesses on the brink of growth. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a three-year strategic growth action plan and a network of peers and industry experts.  


    Program Highlights

    • 17 -20 business owners


    • Established business owners, been open for 3 years plus.
    • 400k in annual revenue
    • At least 1 other employee not including the owner.


    • Five modules
    • Classroom-based sessions
    • CEO Mentoring Groups
    • Live Case presentations
    • Guest experts
    • Strategic Growth Action Plan™
    • 100 Total hours (class, homework, CEO Mentoring Groups)
    • 40 Classroom hours
    • 13 Classes


    • 62% reported increase in revenue
    • 72% added or retained employees
    • 252.5 new jobs created (FTEs)
    • $300M in government contracts
    • Over $117M in institutional contracts
    • Over $20M in new financing
    • 70% reported being active in their communities
    Last week to register! Contact or call 208-334-9467

    • August 28, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Introduction to the Google tools you use everyday!

    Get to know your Google application tools. We will dive into each tool to help understand it's use and how to make it work for you. This course will cover email, calendaring, storing and sharing files and using Google for team collaboration.

    Enroll today! Seats are limited and the deadline to register is fast approaching.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Intro to Google Applications in the Workplace web page.

    • September 12, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Center for Professional Development, 2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 188, Meridian

    Maximizing short-term employee commitment and productivity

    "The time you have to invest in temporary employees is limited so make every interaction count."

    -Paul Bentley

    Temporary and seasonal hiring can be beneficial for an employer and can be a great way to build a resume', show value, and grow as an employee. However, the mindset of an employee who is not intending to make a career of the position differs from the employee who is. For some, they will engage readily in the work, while others may not take the position seriously. To help these employees be successful on the job, the supervisor needs to change the way they hire, train, guide, and build job ownership.

    This interactive course will introduce supervisory tools designed to lead and coach temporary employees. Participants will learn and practice using these tools in class and will have an opportunity to customize these tools for the needs of their organization.

    For more information and to enroll, visit the Supervising Temporary and Seasonal Employees web page.

    Center for Professional Development at Boise State University

    Phone: (208) 426-1709



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