Workplace Training Programs Available at No Cost to Eligible Employers

Business & Professional Excellence Program
Training to Elevate Your Workforce

Companies are experiencing extraordinary growth and change. Success depends on attracting and retaining top talent and standing out from the competition.

The Center for Corporate and Professional Education is offering training free of charge through a grant from the Workforce Training Fund to help eligible companies and their staff reach their full potential.

Training programs are being offered in three core topics: Communication, Team Dynamics and Productivity. Employees are welcome to complete the entire series or chose from only relevant programs.

Soft Skill Training Courses Available

Training programs kick-off in January 2017 and will be offered multiple times in different regions until June 30, 2018 to accommodate employers.

Required Employer Eligibility Forms
If you are interested in participating in the program, the eligibility process is very simple. Only two forms are required:

1. Obtain Your Certificate of Good Standing Now!

Eligible employers will be required to submit a Certificate of Good Standing that is less than six months old at point of first submission. The certificate will remain on file for the life of the grant. Please Note: It may take a week or more to receive your Certificate of Good Standing. The request should be made as soon as possible.

Apply Online for your Certificate of Good Standing. Before beginning this process, make sure that you have the entity's id number and a list of tax types filed with DOR readily available. To expedite your eligibility, please bring your Certificate of Good Standing with you to one of the information sessions listed above or email it to

2. Employer Eligibility Form. To verify company eligibility, section I (Company Information) is the only section required. Once we receive approval that you are eligible, we will circle back around to have you fill out sections II, III, IV. (EE form.pdf)

All forms (Certificate of Good Standing and Employer Eligibility with only Section I completed) should be emailed to the CCPE office at or mailed to The Center for Corporate and Professional Education, Attention Tammi Jacobsen, 540 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. 

Questions? Contact Michelle Constantino, Employer Relations Manager, at 508-364-0923 or email

This project is funded by a Workforce Training Fund grant through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program is administered by Commonwealth Corporation.

Training Program Descriptions and Dates for 2017
Employees will receive a Certificate of Completion after each Training Program

Communication and Conflict Management with DiSC Profile Analysis
Certificate Series: Six sessions, 3.5 hours each, 21 training hours

Tuesdays/Thursdays 1/24-2/9/2017; 8-11:30am
Location: CCCC Aviation Maintenance Facility, Plymouth Airport, 246 South Meadow Road, Plymouth (Entrance at Gate 6 Only)

Tuesdays/Thursdays 1/24-2/9/2017; 1-4:30pm
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Additional Sessions Available in March 2017, exact dates TBD
Location: Wareham

Cost: $500 Per Participant or No Cost for Eligible Employers

Managers and employees in today’s workplace require in depth understanding of individual and team communication in order to perform at their best. This interactive course begins with building a foundation of cornerstone communication skills. Participants will complete a DiSC behavioral assessment profile to outline their own communication style. This blend of knowledge is then use to explore their communication style further and gain insight on how differing styles interact. Through interactive exercises, students will identify natural areas of interpersonal conflict arising from communication and practice actionable steps to handle the conflict. The series wraps up with a fascinating look at the lifecycle of team communication.

Participants will examine:

  • Different communication styles and how they interact.
  • Foundation of communication and obstacles to effective communication.
  • Stages of team growth and its effect on communication.
  • Tools for proactively preventing communication conflict.
  • Strategies for coaching effective communication.

Building Effective Working Relationships with Teams: Strategies for Results-Oriented Communication Across Cultures and Generations
Certificate Series: Three sessions, 8 hours each, 24 training hours

Fridays 2/24, 3/10, 3/24/2017; 8am-4pm
Location: Plymouth, exact location TBD

Tuesdays 2/21, 3/7, 3/21/2017; 8am-4pm
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Additional Sessions Available in March and April 2017, exact dates TBD
Location: Wareham

$300 Per Participant or No Cost for Eligible Employers

Teams who are effectively led contribute substantially to the overall success of the organization. Bringing together individuals with different skills, cultures and from different generations, however, is fraught with pitfalls. Today’s most successful leaders understand the dynamics of a forming team, how things are perceived cross culturally and how to communicate to and motivate four different generations in the workplace. This comprehensive series provides participants the skills, tools and resources required to become effective team leaders and invaluable contributors. By identifying personal biases, individuals can better understand their co-workers, and then dive deep into understanding team dynamics, goal setting and how to lead their teams through change.

Participants will examine:

  • Intricacies of team dynamics.
  • Cultural and generational biases and how to work through them.
  • Communication approaches with their team depending on their formation stage.
  • How change affects a team and how to lead through change.
  • Insights on being a better coach and leader by providing feedback and ongoing coaching.
  • Setting team goals complete with milestones to support the team’s productivity within the organization.

Manage Priorities and Time to Boost Productivity
Certificate Series: Two sessions, 4-hours each, 8 training hours 

Fridays 3/3-3/17/2017; 8am-12pm
Location: Plymouth, exact location TBD

Fridays 3/3-3/17/2017; 1-5pm
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Additional Sessions Available in April 2017, exact dates TBD
Location: Wareham

$200 Per Participant or No Cost for Eligible Employers

In today’s 24/7 world, it is more important than ever to understand how to use manage time in order to be more productive. High performing individuals are able to tackle challenges, streamline systems and minimize stress. In this series, participants will reframe their notions of how to manage time. By understanding topics such as procrastination, prioritization and workload, employees are better able to handle what is before them and communicate what is working and where they may require assistance.

Participants will examine:

  • Differences between controllable and uncontrollable barriers to time management.
  • Tools that will best help them manage their time such as calendars and checklists.
  • True meaning of a priority.
  • Value of having a plan in place when facing competing priorities.
  • Ways to communicate workload challenges to others as well as track performance results throughout the year. 

Additional training program dates and locations TBD.