The Young Professionals Roadmap to Success

Course Starts on September 3

The Young Professionals Roadmap to Success

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The Young Professionals Roadmap to Success

According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, ‘87% of young professionals believe that investing in their personal growth is essential for career success.’ In the fiercely competitive professional landscape of today, self-investment is the key to standing out. Our instructor-led course offers a sampler platter of essential skills and knowledge in DEI, wellness, and soft skills, helping you navigate the complexities of modern workplaces. Gain expertise in areas like emotional intelligence, leadership, time management, allyship, and more. Cultivate your mental and emotional well-being while refining your presentation skills. This comprehensive program ensures your success and empowers you to excel in your career journey, wherever it may take you.

Who Should Attend?

  • Young Professionals between early 20s – early 40s
  • Recent college graduates
  • Those in their early to mid-stage of their career
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Classes & Dates

The Young Professionals Roadmap to Success

This course is on Tuesday mornings, from 10 am – 12 pm ET, over eight weeks.

Tue, Sep 3

Creating a Professional Development Plan

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take action to set and achieve your career goals

Professional development for yourself and your team members starts on the first day of the job. Having a plan to guide people toward success is essential for both the individual and the business. A partnership between a team member and a leader is essential to identify the skills and resources necessary to advance career and company goals. It all starts with evaluating your team.

This skill-building session gives you the chance to:

  • Recall the purpose and value of creating a professional development plan (PDP)
  • Summarize the steps needed to create a PDP
  • Examine where you are now and where you want to be in the future both as an individual and for your team as a whole
  • Create a plan, including timelines, to fill the gap (including training, development, and other strategies)
Tue, Sep 10

An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Develop your EQ and improving your interpersonal skills

“Emotional Intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job.”, says Daniel Goleman, the pioneer of Emotional Intelligence. This foundation session sets the stage for our four-part skill building sessions on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Effective leaders, managers, supervisors, and employees will benefit from this introductory session. You’ll leverage group discussions, reflective exercises, and more to build a strong foundation for success.

This knowledge-building session gives you the chance to:

  • Define key concepts related to emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-regulation, social skills, and relationship management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of emotional intelligence on workplace and team dynamics
  • Apply emotional intelligence techniques to real-life workplace situations
  • Evaluate your own emotional intelligence competencies, identifying strengths and areas for improvement
Tue, Sep 17

An Introduction to Team Leadership

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Build and lead high-performing teams for success

Getting work done in any organization requires leaders to be capable of leading productive, effective teams. In high-performance teams, members’ experience, skills, and talents are combined to solve complex organizational problems, execute more efficiently, make better decisions, enhance creativity, and produce consistently superior results. To lead effectively, you need to solve problems quickly, take initiative, and create value for your organization and customers. You can build the next generation of leaders and individual contributors through this engaging and relevant training.

This skill-building session gives you the chance to:

  • Recall the traits and qualities of being a great team leader
  • Understand team member personality styles and how to lead them
  • Redirect team conflict towards constructive rather than destructive results
Tue, Sep 24

An Introduction to Time Management

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Maximize productivity with effective time management strategies for success

“Either you run your day, or your day runs you”, says leadership expert Jim Rohn. We’ve all experienced missed deadlines, unwanted stress, lack of focus, and work and life imbalance. Regardless of what you do, where you do it, your title, or your tenure, we all have to-do lists that could use an extra hour. Distractions are everywhere, and there are a limited number of hours in a day. What’s most important is understanding your current barriers to managing multiple priorities, setting boundaries, and developing systems to improve the use of your time.

By the end of this knowledge-building session you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize time management tips and how to implement them in the workplace
  • Describe the impact of time wasters, challenges, obstacles, barriers, and approaches to prioritizing tasks
  • Demonstrate time management techniques and strategies to increase productivity and achieve daily tasks and long-term goals
  • Design your own personalized time management plan for your own ‘to do’ list
Tue, Oct 1

Allyship and Advocacy

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn how each one of us can work together to cultivate a workplace culture of allyship and advocacy for all

Allyship refers to acknowledging our position of advantage and using it to support and include those who are less advantaged. As allies, we actively and consistently advocate for increasing inclusion, minimizing bias, and advancing equity in our companies. In recent years allyship has had an increased focus in the workplace. Still many wonder what allyship looks like day to day. Learn how can advocate to create a workplace culture that cultivates allyship and opportunities in this engaging new workshop.

By the end of this knowledge building session, you will:

  • Define the concepts of allyship and advocacy
  • Discuss the role of privilege in allyship
  • Implement strategies for being an effective ally
  • Develop plans for integrating allyship and advocacy into your daily work and interaction
Tue, Oct 8

An Introduction to Unconscious Bias

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

With self-compassion, identify and overcome bias, judgments, and prejudice in the workplace

This engaging and insightful self-awareness program respectfully explores sensitive, useful, and important information on unconscious bias for any company with employees from different cultural or generational backgrounds. It goes beyond understanding differences and offers practical tips for respectfully and effectively leveraging uniqueness and commonalities among employees to boost morale, engagement, and your bottom line.

By the end of this skill-building session, you will:

  • Recall and explain the concept of unconscious bias, including its definition and types
  • Understand and describe the consequences of unconscious bias on decision-making, workplace diversity, and overall organizational culture
  • Formulate practical solutions and techniques aimed at reducing unconscious bias in the workplace
Tue, Oct 15

Breaking Barriers: Fostering Understanding for a Healthier, Happier Workplace

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Build a culture that supports resilience, reduces stigmas, and empowers employees to thrive

80% of American workers say they would consider quitting their current position for an organization focused on employee mental health, according to a survey of 1000 workers by Tellus International. While it’s essential for companies and organizations to prioritize mental health initiatives, success only happens when we all have a better understanding of how to support both ourselves and colleagues who may be struggling with mental health issues. This session is focuses less on tools and tactics and more on raising awareness and reducing stigmas.

By the end of this knowledge-building session, you’ll be able to:

  • Recall and identify common misconceptions and stereotypes associated with mental and emotional health
  • Explain the impact of stigma on individuals with mental and emotional health issues
  • Apply strategies learned during the session to create a supportive work environment
Tue, Oct 22

The Art of Effective Presentations: Part 1 and 2

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

PART 1 and Part 2: The Presentation & Public Speaking

Learn how to deliver engaging and persuasive presentations in the workplace

Part 1: This session is designed to help anyone develop the skills and confidence you need to deliver engaging and persuasive presentations in the workplace. Whether you’re presenting to a small team or a large audience, part 1 will provide you with the tools you need to succeed. You’ll learn how to plan and structure your presentations, how to use visual aids effectively, and how to handle difficult questions and objections. By the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to deliver effective presentations that inspire and motivate your listeners.

This skill-building session gives you the chance to:

  • Recall presentation basics like content structure, visual use, and audience engagement
  • Analyze audience psychology and effective presentation styles, differentiating techniques
  • Use storytelling, slide design, and multimedia for engaging presentations
  • Evaluate presentations, identify strengths, and strategize for improvement

Part 2: Public presentations frequently make the top ten list of the most feared management duties. With the help of this session, part 2, you can gain confidence by practicing a presentation you’ve prepared. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive feedback from our experienced trainers and your peers to help understand your strengths and find opportunities of growth.

This skill-building session gives you the chance to:

  • Recall fundamental principles of public speaking, including vocal modulation, body language, and audience interaction techniques
  • Comprehend the psychological aspects of effective public speaking, including understanding audience demographics and adapting communication styles
  • Apply techniques for public speaking, including extemporaneous delivery, handling Q&A sessions, and managing stage fright
  • Evaluate your own public speaking performance, identify areas for improvement, and strategies for enhancing your effectiveness as a speaker

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Ready to boost your leadership skills? Register today to be part of this program, network with your peers, and learn how to power your career.

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Classes Begin

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2024

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2024

If you need help registering or applying for a grant, please contact Kallee McGraw or schedule a call.

Interested in training grant funds to offset the cost?

Learn how you can access this course at no cost through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program by viewing our Learning & Development Catalog.


The Young Professionals Roadmap to Success

What is the difference between “Training Just for You” and “Training for Your Company”?
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“Training Just for You” is a training program that any individual from any company can sign up to attend. You’ll join a group of peers from other companies for weekly training sessions. AIM HR Solutions holds these sessions virtually; you can view our calendar of upcoming “Training Just for You” events here. “Training for Your Company” means that we will work with you to deliver training to your company, virtually or onsite. Contact Kelly McInnis if you want to learn more about holding training for your company.

Are these courses available in virtual and in-person formats?
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All of our Training Just For You programs are currently virtual only. If you are interested in AIM HR Solutions offering this program virtually or onsite for your company, contact Kelly McInnis.

Is this course eligible for a grant?
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This course is eligible for the Express Program or the General Grant through the Workforce Training Fund Program. To learn more about this grant and how we can help, you can download our Learning & Development Catalog. If you still have more questions, you can contact Kelly McInnis.

Do you offer in-person training outside of Massachusetts?
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All of our “Training Just for You” programs are held virtually and therefore can be attended by individuals anywhere in the world! Training for your company can also be offered in a virtual format to employees located anywhere. We currently do not offer in-person training outside of Massachusetts. To talk about how we may be able to support you, please contact Kelly McInnis.

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Yes, and we are here to help! Contact Kallee McGraw at for help registering your team members.

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